Disciplines:
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s):
  • Lori K. Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW
  • Monty Collins, PhD, LCDC
Peer Reviewer(s): Kelly Cue Davis, PhD
Item#: B4189
Contents: 1 Course Book (44 pages)

Harm Reduction Counseling for Substance Using Clients, Updated 1st Edition



Price $29.95
Item # B4189
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Harm reduction counseling is an eclectic approach used in the counseling of clients with substance use disorders. This basic-level course provides information on the practical implementation of harm reduction strategies and intervention techniques for use in various settings. Treatment planning and progress note examples are included.

Participants will receive 3 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours upon successfully completing this course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe harm reduction as it relates to substance use.
  • Identify harm reduction methods and techniques used in harm reduction counseling.
  • Explain the considerations regarding confidentiality.
  • Discuss treatment planning and harm reduction.
  • Discuss the various applications and implications of harm reduction.
Lori K. Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW, an addictions therapist for more than 12 years, is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. During her doctoral program at Arizona State University in Tempe, she transitioned to research on adolescent substance abuse and prevention. She helped design and evaluate curriculum for the Drug Resistance Strategies Project’s model program “Keepin’ It REAL” and is working on a study of culturally grounded adaptations of that curriculum for high-risk youth in community settings. Dr. Holleran Steiker has a K01, or Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is a recent recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award given by the Society for Social Work and Research. She is co-editor of a book titled Substance Abusing Latinos.

Monty Collins, PhD, LCDC, is a private practitioner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, providing assessment, case management, group and individual counseling, and related consulting activities in the area of chemical dependency. Dr. Collins was previously affiliated with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Texas, where he was responsible for the planning, development, and administration of residential and vocational rehabilitation services and served as clinical director of a mental health clinic. Dr. Collins also provided supervision and planning and advised professional staff at a clinic affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas.

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexuality, sexual aggression, sexual risk-taking, and violence against women. Most recently, she has studied the effects of alcohol use on sexual violence and risk behaviors related to HIV/sexually transmitted infections under grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Davis serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology journals, and as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Women’s Task Force on Violence Against Women.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.