This section is for resources that provide free or low-cost training and materials on addictions and substance abuse for mental health professionals such as counselors.
Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide and Related Professional Support Resources (NIAAA)
NIH's NIAAA offers this book and online support resources including free continuing education credits through MedScape. The course helps clinicians screen and treat their at-risk clients. It provides training to help clinicians identify and counsel at-risk drinkers as well as treat individuals with mild to moderate alcohol dependence.
Some of the links are for free materials. Please recommend any that stand out. (12/2010)
The items are not categorized within their sections, but annotations can help you browse the items. The directory is also searchable. Items are hand piced by real humans. Some categories in ODP are relevant to professionals, and this is one of them.
"A free online curriculum for generalist clinicians, educators, and trainees that teaches skills for addressing alcohol problems in primary care settings (including screening and brief intervention), emphasizing cross-cultural efficacy."
Training (N.Y. Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services)
Free materials for mental health professionals and physicians on substance abuse and addicitons. (12/2010)
Registration is required, and these live webcasts are not archived. No credits other than of New York credentialing hours.
As of this reading, the best links are:
This links to various resources.
A series of 90 minute programs designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals working in the addictions field. The programs encourage learning, teaching others and practicing these concepts at work
Addiction Medicine Free Educational Series
"The Addiction Medicine Educational Series provides a resource for obtaining valuable information and knowledge as well as CASAC/CPP/CPS clock hours online in a quick and efficient manner.
"Using this web-based exam process, you can study/review any of the courses available, complete the test, submit your answers and receive documentation of your results immediately, all online."