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Ohio Chemical Dependency Board CDCA Categories and Courses

 C1 - Theories of Addiction

(CDCA Preliminary – 5 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 5 CE hours)

This content area may include both theories of addictions as well as more general knowledge about substance use and the development of substance use disorders. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Contemporary and historical models and theories regarding substance use (and other addictive) disorders. Psychological approaches for explaining drug dependence, i.e. behavioral models, cognitive theories, personality theories, etc.

• Knowledge, terms and concepts related to theory, etiology, research, and practice

• Brain disease research and findings

• Knowledge of biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects impacted by substance use and substance use disorders

• Understanding the difference between substance use disorders from other medical and psychological conditions

• Communications related to addiction use knowledge with individuals with substance use disorders and others affected by the substance use.

 

Addiction:  A Primer for Helping Professionals – 2nd Edition (5 CE hours) C1

Neuroscience and Addiction:  Unbalanced Brains (3 CE hours) C1

Opiates:  Treating Chronic Pain or Fueling Addiction – 2nd Edition– Video – (5.5 CE hours) C1

Social Media and Online Gaming Addiction – Video – (6 CE hours) C1

The Addicted Brain:  What’s Going On In There – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C1

 

C2 - Counseling Procedures and Strategies with Addicted Populations

(CDCA Preliminary – 14 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 8 CE hours)

This content may include counseling theories, stages of change, evidence-based strategies and skills in effectively engaging with individuals with substance use disorders. The importance of cultural diversity, trauma informed and sensitive/delicate engagement strategies. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Evidence based counseling, integrated care & inter-professional strategies, engagement strategies, psycho-social interventions utilized in the treatment and relapse prevention of substance use disorders including but not limited to Revised 2.2021

• Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and MAT; development and utilization of recovery supports

• Significance of the stages of change in the treatment and counseling process

• Information to enhance cultural diversity, trauma sensitivity and recognition of the impact of cooccurring disorders in the treatment of substance use disorders

• Development of and importance of the therapeutic alliance

• Use of self in the counseling and engagement processes

• Elements indicative of a crisis and effective intervention strategies

• Professional issues including countertransference, boundary setting, and the therapeutic use of self-disclosure

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – Video (4 CE hours) -C2

Counseling Clients Who Abuse Marijuana – 3rd Edition (3 CE hours) C2

Counseling Older Adults Who Abuse Substances – 2nd Edition (1 CE hours) C2

Counseling Tobacco and Nicotine Addicted Clients – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C2 

Counseling Women Who Abuse Substances – 4th Edition (4 CE hours) C2

Cultural Considerations in the Provision of Substance Abuse Treatment to Appalachian Clients – 3rd Edition (1 CE hour) C2

Drugs, Behavior and Therapeutic Intervention – 2nd Edition (4 CE hours) C2

Motivational Interviewing:  Beyond the Basics – Video (5.75 CE hours) C2

Recovery and Relapse Prevention – 2nd Edition (4 CE hours) C2

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Offender on Probation or Parole (5 CE hours) C2

Teaching Coping Skills:  The Essence of Therapeutic Intervention – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C2

Therapeutic Practices and Client Enabling:  The Ways We Fail Our Clients – 2nd Edition   (3 CE hours) C2

Using Motivational Interviewing Skills With Substance Using Adolescents – Video (5 CE hours) C2


C3 - Group Process and Techniques Working with Addicted Populations

(CDCA Preliminary – 5 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 5 CE hours)

This content area includes information and skills needed to effectively utilize group as a treatment modality. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Understanding and providing psychoeducation that is applicable to client needs

• Group therapy as a treatment modality including models, types, stages, risks and benefits of group participation

• Group facilitation strategies and skills to increase positive clinical impact of the group in the individual change process

• Strategies to enhance cultural and trauma sensitivity in the utilization and facilitation of group

Group Interventions for Adults With Substance Use Disorders – 2nd Edition (5 CE hours) C3

Support Groups for Clients with Addictive Disorders – 3rd Edition (5 CE hours) C3

Group Processes and Techniques:  Understanding and Leading Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment  - Video (6 CE hours) C3


C4 -Assessment and Diagnosis of Addiction

(CDCA Preliminary – 3 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 3 CE hours)

This content area may include information about the screening, assessment, assessment tools, and data gathering to effectively determine the presence of a substance use disorder and the identification of client strengths and needs. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Screening, assessment and data gathering procedures

• Diagnostic interviewing emphasizing the impact of substance use on bio-psycho-social functioning

• Examination of both antecedents/precursors and consequences of substance use

• Use and interpretation of testing instruments for identifying psychoactive

• substance use disorders

• Knowledge of DSM criteria for determining diagnosis of substance use Disorders

• Criteria for determining appropriate treatment modality, specific interventions and recommended initial level of care, i.e. ASAM level of care

• Use of collateral data and other helpful information in the assessment process

• Recognition of the presence and impact of co-occurring disorders, their impact on the development of substance use disorders, and referral processes for further assessment and evaluation of co-occurring disorders

 • Information required for a comprehensive assessment and how to properly document Revised 2.2021

 

The DSM-5-TR:  Getting Up To Date With Changes to the DSM – Video (5 CE hours) 


C8 - Treatment Planning

(CDCA Preliminary – 7 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 6 CE hours)

This content area may include utilization of assessment information in determining appropriate level of care, the development of individualized treatment and relapse prevention plans, identification of appropriate clinical interventions, the evaluation and documentation of the effectiveness of treatment interventions. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Models and levels of care in the treatment of substance use disorders

• Criteria for admission, continuing care and discharge from various levels of care for the treatment of substance use disorders

• Development of individualized treatment plans utilizing individual challenges, strengths to address immediate and long-term needs to support recovery and preventing relapse

• Utilization of assessment information and the individual’s stage of change in the development of an individualized treatment plan

• Communication to help clients/patients understand diagnosis to develop an individual treatment plan • Skills needed to develop collaborative relationships with individuals with substance use disorders

• Identification of appropriate treatment interventions (i.e. individual, group counseling) to support immediate needs and relapse prevention strategies

• Case management models, services and referral processes to address needs that cannot be met within the current treatment arena

• Types and value of community support groups, i.e. peer support, AA, NA, CA

• Treatment Planning documentation standards

 

Documentation:  Adhering to the Law (2 CE hours) C8

Documentation:  Compliance Simplified (3 CE hours) C8

Healing and Resilience After Trauma:  Adult Focus (6 CE hours) C8

 

C9 - Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency

(CDCA Preliminary – 6 CE hours)

(CDCA Renewable – 3 CE hours)

This content area may include information about ethical practices, and legal and ethical requirements that are applicable to the addiction profession. Common issues leading to and strategies to combat ethical violations including training, supervision, and documentation. Information that meets this content area may include:

• Specific knowledge of appropriate ethical codes and laws associated within the addictions counseling profession within scope of practice Revised 2.2021

• Accurate understanding of the social implications of diagnostic labels, such as avoiding stigma language, using person-centered language and the accountability of the profession to support

• Issues with Telehealth regarding confidentiality, and other ethical concerns

• Knowledge of ethical practices and challenges involved in providing services to individual with substance use disorders, such as avoiding multiple relationship, billing errors, confidentiality, etc.

• Knowledge of clinical and cultural competence and limitations

• Legal and ethical aspects of Clinical Supervision

• Roles and responsibilities of addictions professionals when aware of or engaging with the OCDP Board’s investigations regarding potential ethical violations

 

Advanced Ethics for Chemical Dependency Counselors – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Basic Ethics for Chemical Dependency Counselors – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Ethical Decision Making:  The Four Factors Influencing Judgment – 2nd Edition– Video (3 CE hours) C9

Ethical Slippery Slopes:  From Good Intentions to Blurred Boundaries - 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C9

Ethical Slippery Slopes:  From Good Intentions to Blurred Boundaries – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics and Cultural Humility:  When Standards Collide With Beliefs – Video (3 CE hours)

Ethics and Risk Management:  How to Avoid Board Complaints and What to do if Facing A Complaint – 2nd Edition (4 CE hours) C9

Ethics and Risk Management:  How to Avoid Board Complaints and What to do if Facing A Complaint – 2nd Edition – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics and Social Media:  Online, Not Over the Line – 3rd Edition – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics in the Electronic Age (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics Made Easy – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics of “The Office”:  Lessons Learned From the Employees of Dunder Mifflin – (3 CE hours) C9

Ethics Update:  What’s New, What’s Not – Video (3 CE hours) C9

Professional Ethics:  Working With Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Populations – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C9

The Top 10 Ethics Violations:   Recognition and How to Avoid Them – 2nd Edition (3 CE hours) C9

Top 5 Online Ethical Mistakes:  Building Awareness and Mitigating Your Own Risk – (3 CE hours) C9