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Doctor Franklin Carvajal

Dr. Carvajal's first Ph.D. is in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Amherst. Dr. Carvajal's second Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has worked in numerous settings for the past 10 years including forensic settings. Additionally, Dr. Carvajal has had a group practice for the past 7 years. Dr. Carvajal's background has led him to practice via the integration of well-researched, evidence-based approaches in combination with wisdom obtained from years of Dr. Carvajal reviews articles in the Journal of Individual Differences and the Journal of Clinical Psychology with a focus on research methods, statistics, and cultural analysis.

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Home Study

ENHANCHING MOTIVATION FOR CHANGE IN SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT (15 CEs)

Home Study
$15.00

Motivation for change is a key component in addressing substance misuse. This Home Study Course reflects a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation as a dynamic process, not a static client trait. Motivation relates to the probability that a person will enter into, continue, and adhere to a specific change strategy.
Although much progress has been made in identifying people who misuse substances and who have substance use disorders (SUDs) as well as in using science-informed interventions such as motivational counseling approaches to treat them, the United States still faces many SUD challenges.

Millions of people in the United States with SUDs are not receiving treatment. Many are not seeking treatment because their motivation to change their substance use behaviors is low.

The motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies this home study course describes can increase participation and retention in SUD treatment and positive treatment outcomes.

This home study course shows how SUD treatment counselors can influence positive behavior change by developing a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy. Through motivational enhancement, counselors become partners in the client’s change process.

This home study course also describes different motivational interventions counselors can apply to all the stages in the Stages of Change (SOC) model related to substance misuse and recovery from addiction.
A consensus panel developed this home study course content based on a review of the literature and on panel members’ extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment. Other professionals also generously contributed their time and commitment to this project.

Accredited by: Webinarceclasses
Instructional Level: Introductory
Webinar ID: 1241
Home Study

FIRST-EPISODE PSYCHOSIS AND CO-OCCURRING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS (5 CEs)

Home Study
$5.00

This home study course contains a foreword and five chapters. The chapters are modular and do not need to be read in order. Each chapter is designed to be brief and accessible to health care providers, health care system administrators, community members, and others working to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from a substance use disorder and/or mental illness. The goal of this guide is to review the literature on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders in the context of first-episode psychosis, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented by first-episode psychosis treatment programs.

Accredited by: Webinarceclasses
Instructional Level: Introductory
Webinar ID: 1242
Home Study

IMPLEMENTING TOBACCO CESSATION TREATMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS (1 CEs)

Home Study
$1.00

Tobacco use is widespread among individuals with SMI, and the high prevalence of tobacco-related mortality among them is well documented. Research shows that individuals with SMI who smoke are as interested in quitting as those without SMI and can do so without jeopardizing their mental health recovery. Quitting smoking is one of the most important choices that anyone can take to improve their health, and is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Furthermore, quitting smoking can have a broader positive influence on individuals with SMI; as they learn effective skills and techniques for smoking cessation, their sense of mastery and self-efficacy to make other healthy lifestyle changes can increase as well.

Tobacco cessation treatment should be an integral part of treating individuals with SMI. There is a critical need to engage mental health program directors and clinicians in efforts to increase access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for these individuals. For the numerous reasons cited within this guide, SAMHSA recommends the adoption of tobacco-free facilities/grounds policies and the integration of tobacco cessation treatment into the care provided to clients with SMI who smoke or use other tobacco products.

Accredited by: Webinarceclasses
Instructional Level: Introductory
Webinar ID: 1244