Diagnosing Substance Use Issues in Older Adults

 

With the expected increase in the older adult population, the number of elders needing treatment for substance use disorders also will increase. In this course, you will learn a comprehensive way to diagnose substance use disorders in older adults. Specifically, this training covers risk and protective factors, screening, diagnostic criteria, assessment, as well as the various stages of drinking among older adults with substance use issues. This course is designed for entry- and intermediate-level healthcare professionals who wish to gain a broad understanding of how to assist older adults with substance use issues. Interactive exercises, examples of screenings, and detailed assessment techniques will afford you the opportunity to practice the new information you acquire from this training. After concluding this course, you will possess a broader understanding of how to diagnose substance use disorders in older adults, including ones with co-morbid disorders, as well as those with differential and co-occurring disorders.

$25.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-DSUIOA-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (26 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours. Content Area: C4, R1

Connecticut Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.5 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.50 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-DSUIOA-V2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify the risk factors, signs, and symptoms for substance use disorders in older adults.
Choose the most appropriate diagnostic screening tool or assessment method.
Describe central aspects of comorbid, physical, and psychiatric problems.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: An Overview of Substance Use Disorders in Later Life A. Meet Wilson B. Substance Use Problems in Older Adults C. Overview of Risk Factors for Substance Use Problems D. Gender Differences E. Personal History F. Statistics G. Genetics H. Psychosocial Risk Factors I. Protective Factors J. Meet Elaine K. Section Summary Section 3: Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorder A. The Need for Diagnostic Criteria B. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders C. Criteria for Substance Use Disorder D. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria - Does It Apply? E. Limitations of Diagnostic Criteria for Older Adults F. Vulnerability to Substances G. Applying DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria to Older Adults With Alcohol Problems H. Beyond the DSM-5: The ICD-10 I. Meet Daniel J. Section Summary Section 4: Stages of Drinking in Later Life A. Medical and Psychological Profile of Stages of Drinking B. Early Onset C. Early Onset: Medical Problems D. Early Onset: Social Problems E. Early Onset: Psychological Problems F. Early Onset: Prognosis G. Late Onset H. Late Onset: Medical Problems I. Late Onset: Prognosis J. Signs and Symptoms Related to Stages of Drinking K. Intermittent: Medical Problems L. Intermittent: Social Problems M. Intermittent: Psychological Problems N. Intermittent: Prognosis O. Focal Problem Drinking P. Meet Jimmy Q. Section Summary Section 5: Identifying Substance Use Problems in Older Adults A. When Should Screening Happen? B. Life Transitions as a Screening Prompt C. Incorporating Screening D. Involving the Community E. Framing and Asking Screening Questions F. Active Listening G. Motivational Interviewing H. Settings for Screening I. Integrating Screenings J. Screening Guidelines K. Impaired Cognition L. Special Issues M. Meet Laurie N. Section Summary Section 6: Overview of Screening and Assessment for Older Adults A. Screening Instruments B. CAGE Questionnaire C. The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test - G (MAST-G) D. Other Screening Methods E. Communicating Screening Results F. Communicating Negative Results G. Preparing to Discuss Positive Results H. More about Communicating Positive Results I. Detoxification J. General Assessment Guidelines K. Taking a Sequential Approach L. Overview of Health and Functional Assessments M. Assessing Functional Impairment N. General Information to Gather during Assessment: Part 1 O. General Information to Gather during Assessment: Part 2 P. Overall Goals Of Assessment Q. Meet Charles R. Section Summary Section 7: From Assessment to Diagnosis A. Structured Assessments B. Common Diagnostic Assessments: The SCID C. Role of the Social Network D. Special Assessments of Co-Morbid Physical Disorders E. Special Physical Considerations F. Physical Co-Morbidities G. Malnutrition H. Other Psychiatric Disorders I. Mental Health Factors J. Differential and Co-Occuring Disorders K. Differential and Co-Occuring Disorders: The Aging Continuum L. Steps in Developing a Differential Diagnosis Plan M. Co-Occuring Disorders N. The Relationship between Mental and Substance Use Disorders O. Depressive and Bipolar and Related Disorders P. Screening for Depressive Disorders Q. Sleep-Wake Disorders R. Normal Aging S. Cognitive Impairments T. Assessing Cognitive Impairments U. Other Cognitive Impairments V. Meet Ellie Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Instructor: Lisa Furst, LMSW
Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH is Director of Public Education for the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). She develops and implements public education programming that provides information about mental illnesses and their treatment to professionals, paraprofessionals, and the general public. In her role as the Director of Education for the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, a project of MHA-NYC, Ms. Furst creates public education and training/technical assistance programs to educate professionals and the general public about the mental health needs of older adults. She is a co-author of “Depressed Older Adults, Education and Screening” (Springer Publishing Company), a guidebook to help aging and social service professionals establish a model of mental health education and depression screening in community-based aging service programs. She is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and is a licensed social worker in New York State. Disclosure: Lisa Furst, LMSW 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 and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Psychologists; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services, Hospital.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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