Substance Use in Women Across the Lifespan

 

For many years, substance use research routinely excluded women, leading to an accumulation of data and treatment recommendations that are heavily biased toward men. As this has shifted in recent decades, it has become clear that women have different pathways to the development of a substance use disorder, as well as different risk factors, treatment needs, and barriers to treatment, compared to those of men (SAMHSA, 2011). In this course, you will learn about the effects of age and life transitions on alcohol and drug use in women and how these are reflected in treatment methodologies. A host of stressors and life transitions can be accompanied by significant changes in substance use and can be implicated in women's development of a substance use disorder. Through a blend of didactic information and interactive exercises, you will learn ways that you can provide gender-sensitive treatment to women struggling with substance use or at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

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Hours: 1.25
REL-BH-0-ADD3

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-BH-0-ADD3
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the unique aspects of substance use and substance use disorder (SUD) among women.
Explain how the use of specific substances, as well as the impact of those substances, changes across the lifespan.
Describe how evidence-based practices can incorporate the unique issues and needs of substance using women at different phases of life.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Risk Factors and Patterns of Use A. Jackie’s First Therapy Session B. Patterns of Substance Use Among Women C. Gender and Physiological Effects of Substances D. The Impact of Trauma E. The Impact of Culture F. Substance Use Among Sexual Minority Women G. Factors Related to Initial Substance Use H. Substance Use and Women’s Health I. Consequences of Substance Use Across the Lifespan J. Other Consequences K. Co-Occurring Disorders L. Review M. Summary Section 3: Developmental Changes and Substance Use A. Substance Use During Adolescence B. Pathways to Adolescent Substance Use C. The Importance of Early Intervention D. Substance Use Among Adult Women E. Alcohol Use During Pregnancy F. Opioid Use During Pregnancy G. When Your Pregnant Client is Using Opioids H. More About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome I. Substance Use During the Postpartum Period J. Substance Use Among Middle-Aged Women K. Substance Use Among Older Women L. Review: Jonah’s Recommendations M. Summary Section 4: Assessing and Treating Substance Use in Women A. Do Our Standard Treatment Approaches Apply to Women? B. Barriers to Treatment C. The Relational Model and Women’s Substance Use Treatment D. Adapting Treatment to Suit Developmental Needs E. Screening F. Treatment Settings G. Programs for Ongoing Support H. Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Substance Use Disorders I. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use J. Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder K. Behavioral Approaches to Treating Substance Use Disorders L. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) M. Contingency Management N. Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) O. Dialectical Behavior Therapy P. Family-Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Q. Trauma-Informed Treatment Options R. Treatment Outcomes S. Are Gender-Specific Treatment Programs More Effective? T. Putting It All Together U. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. Evidence-Based Treatment Programs E. Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific Interventions F. Screening Instruments G. General Information About Substance Use in Women H. References I. Congratulations! J. Exam K. BrainSparks

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Lisa Britt, LCAS, CRC, MAC
Lisa received her master’s degree from East Carolina University in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitative Counseling. She is a licensed clinical addictions specialist in North Carolina who has worked with clients that are dually diagnosed. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, integrated dual disorder treatment/assertive community treatment teams (IDDT/ACTT), intensive outpatient, outpatient therapy, and methadone clinics. She has also spent time as a consultant for companies working to obtain Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation. Lisa currently works in utilization management for a managed care organization.  Disclosure: Lisa Britt, LCAS, CRC, MAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jack M. Gorman, M.D.
Jack M. Gorman, M.D. founded Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants in 2010. He is currently CEO and Chief Scientific Officer. Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants provides expert guidance to biotech companies and to health care organizations in order to improve CNS drug development and the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of mental health care. Before founding Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Dr. Gorman was Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice-President of both Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc and Care Management Technologies Inc. In those positions he used his two decades of experience in neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology to help develop new programs in behavioral health care management and CNS drug development. Dr. Gorman was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute program. He was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1981 to 2002, becoming Lieber Professor, Vice-chair for Research and Director of the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research. He then became Klingenstein Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gorman was elected a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific articles and chapters, and was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research from 1981 until 2006 and received three research grants from the Brain and Behavior Institute (formerly NARSAD). He won numerous awards for his research and service to psychiatry from organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Mental Illness Foundation, and Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is one of the most frequently cited authors in the psychiatry and neuroscience literatures. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its third edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007. His expertise is in behavioral healthcare management and improvement, psychopharmacology, and clinical and basic neuroscience. Dr. Gorman has been married for 36 years to New York City psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Kantor Gorman and is the father of two daughters, Dr. Rachel Gorman and Dr. Sara Gorman. He currently devotes substantial time to work with philanthropic organizations including the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force of the UJA-Federation of New York; the JED Foundation; and the American Jewish World Service.  Disclosure: Jack M. Gorman, M.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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