Sex and Gender Differences in SUD (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: McHugh, R. K., Votaw, V. R., Sugarman, D. E., & Greenfield, S. F. (2018). Sex and gender differences in substance use disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 66, 12-23.
Course Description: Over time, the gender gap in the prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) is narrowing. Understanding sex and gender differences in the etiology and treatment of SUD is needed to enhance treatment planning and support long-term recovery efforts. For instance, while males may be more likely to be diagnosed with an SUD, females are more likely to experience severe adverse medical, psychiatric, and functional consequences. Consideration of the intersection between sex and gender will provide researchers and therapists with the tools to effectively identify and treat SUD and its comorbidities in youth and adult populations.
- Describe the difference between sex and gender in relation to the etiology, prevention, and treatment of substance use disorder
- List two differences in substance use disorder patterns and treatment outcomes by sex and gender
- Identify three limitations to the research on sex and gender differences in substance use disorder and its implications for treatment planning
- Read and understand Sex and gender differences in substance use disorders
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on the importance of sex and gender in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of substance use disorder
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand why sex and gender differences are important factors to consider when treating substance use disorder
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|