Advances in Treatment Research for Alcohol Use Disorder



Advances in Treatment Research for Alcohol Use Disorder

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

9:00 am to 10:30 am EST


Presenter: Braden K. Linn, PhD, LMSW, MCMP

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $20

Non-Members: $30

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

This course will cover the epidemiology of alcohol use disorder, including how drinking has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, the course will review diagnostic criteria and brief screens for alcohol use disorder. The presenter will next describe the clinical course of alcohol use disorder and discuss the process of self-change, use of mutual aid groups, professional help seeking, and the recovery period. Subsequently, the course will cover recent scholarship on alcohol use disorder treatment, including tests of theories of drinking and research that tests theories of change. The course concludes with a discussion of critical unanswered questions about improving alcohol use disorder treatment outcomes and supporting clients through the recovery period. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe recent epidemiological trends in alcohol consumption
  • Identify ways to classify at least three different phases of the clinical course of alcohol use disorder
  • Explain how to use a brief assessment to screen for alcohol use disorder 

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Braden K. Linn, PhD, LMSW, MCMP, is an Assistant Professor at the Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. His research focuses on the association of emotion and substance use with an emphasis on mechanisms of behavior change.  The goal of Dr. Linn’s work is to enhance outcomes of behavioral treatments for alcohol use disorder and decrease the amount of time it takes to achieve a successful outcome. Dr. Linn received his PhD and MSW from the University at Buffalo and completed his postdoctoral fellowship through the Research Institute on Addictions’ NIAAA-funded T32 Training Grant on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment.



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May 9th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $20.00
Non-Member $30.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00