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Treating Patients With Co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Substance Use Disorder-A Clinical Explorative Study

About the Course:

The course examines the prevalence and treatment of patients with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). It is a small study with 4 participants. There is reason to suspect that SUD is more prevalent in this population than previously thought. Clinical supervision and the adaptation of treatment to the individual patient’s level of functioning is key. The number of sessions to treat this population will need to be extended. The treatment of SUD in ASD patients is complex, and requires high degree of psychoeducation in the ASD diagnosis as well as ASD. It is NOT recommended that therapist treat SUD in the population without previous clinical experience in the treatment of patients with ASD.

Publication Date:

2019

Course Material Authors

Sissel Berge Helverschou, PhD

Sissel Berge Helverschou, PhD, psychologist specializing in habilitation, and employed as a researcher at the National Competence Unit for Autism, Oslo University Hospital. She has broad clinical experience from working with people with autism spectrum disorders, and has published several scientific articles and book chapters. In recent years she has mainly conducted research and professional development in relation to the mental disorders of people with autism both in people with learning disabilities and in people with Asperger syndrome.

Anette Ræder Brunvold, PhD

Annette is an experienced clinical psychologist with a focus on psychological work with drugs and dependence .

Espen Ajo Arnevik, PhD

A clinical psychologist who has focused on substance use disorder treatment. He has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the prevalence of SUD in the ASD population is likely higher than previously thought.

  2. Identify the necessary modifications to treatment to effectively serve this population.

  3. Rocognize that CBT can be an effective therapy to treat SUD in clients with ASD.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Our Provider Number: 1020

CE Learning Systems,LLC, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 clinical continuing education credit(s).

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Our Provider Number: 5951

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Our Provider Number: 192243

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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Our Provider Number: 17-1460

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Course Number 102602
1.25 credit hour
  • Online Article
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