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Course: Treating Patients With Alcohol And Other Drug Problems: An Integrated Approach
Robert D. Margolis, PhD and Joan E. Zweben, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 10
Fee: $60

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An Integrated Approach (2nd EDITION)

Robert D. Margolis, PhD and Joan E. Zweben, PhD, collaborate again on this easy to read upgrade and update of their popular initial text. This second edition will broaden the perspectives of experienced and early career professionals alike.

Therapists will review material on models of addiction, contrasts between addiction and abuse, an integrated biopsychosocial approach, the assessment of 'alcohol and other drug problems' (AOD) disorders, treatment modalities, the continuum of care, criteria for matching patients to treatment, case examples, the recovery oriented model, family and group therapy, and relapse prevention.

Margolis and Zweben wrote, 'we believe our integrated approach will appeal to psychologists, addiction professionals, mental health counselors, LCSWs, LMFTs, and the criminal justice system. We hope our content choice can be of service to the entire treatment community.'

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Mastery of the assessment procedure for diagnosing AOD disorders.
  • An improved ability to determine the appropriate treatment for a client.
  • Be able to help clients by using the integrated biopsychosocial approach.
  • Know when and when not to include family therapy in AOD treatment.
  • Know when and when not to include group work in AOD treatment.
  • More competent in relapse prevention planning.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
Additional Resources On This Site for CE

Additional Resources Not On This Site

  • Drug Abuse Treatment Through Collaboration: Practice and Research Partnerships That Work, Edited by James L. Sorenson, Richard A. Rawson, Joseph Guydish, and Joan E. Zweben 2003. 325 pgs. APA, Washington DC
  • Trauma and Drug Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorbid Disorders, Edited by Paige Ouimette and Pamela J. Brown 2003. 315 pages APA, Washington DC
  • Drug Abuse: Origins and Interventions, Edited by Meyer D. Glantz and Christine R. Hartel 1999 492 pages APA, Washington DC
  • Hanley Center
    5200 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407-2374
    Phone: 561-841-1000
    Toll Free 1-800-444-7008

Bio: Robert D. Margolis, PhD and Joan E. Zweben, PhD

Robert D. Margolis, PhD, specializes in the treatment of addictive disorders and has served for many years as the Director of Psychological Services at the Ridgeview Institute. He is a popular CE presenter and the author of many articles and book chapters dedicated to substance use disorders. Dr. Margolis founded the Colleague Assistance Committee for the Georgia Psychological Association and he has advised the American Psychological Association on professional impairment issues. Dr. Margolis received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University and he completed a Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship from the Duke University Department of Psychiatry.

Joan E. Zweben, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division on Addictions and a recipient of the APA College's Certification of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Zweben is the founder and executive director of the 14th Street Clinic Medical Group and the East Bay Community Recovery Project in Oakland, California. Since 1979, these affiliated organizations have been providing psychosocial and medical services to substance use disorder patients and their families. These clinics and Dr. Zweben train a variety of health care disciplines in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependent patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zweben received her degree in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.