Marijuana Effects And Treatment (3 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Patricia Patton, Ph.D, Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course provides a brief history of marijuana use, followed by a detailed discussion of the effects of use. The physical effects, neurological and psychological effects, short- and long-term effects, and consequences for young people's use are described. Also included is a discussion of the symptoms of Cannabis Use Disorder, Cannabis Intoxication and Cannabis Withdrawal, and some consideration of its role as a "gateway drug" and its use for medical purposes. Techniques for Assessment, treatment and the relationship of marijuana use to mood disorders details are described.
- Identify the physical and psychological symptoms of marijuana use.
- Assess and diagnose Cannabis Use Disorder, Cannabis Intoxication, and Cannabis Withdrawal.
- Identify treatment needs and construct a treatment plan for abuse.
- Assess and diagnose co-occurring mental disorders.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.