Home Study

Agnostics, Atheists, and Choosing a Higher Purpose

Two Hours, $15.00

Written by Ken Montrose

Taking this course will help you help your clients use Twelve Step programs despite their concerns about spirituality, God, and/or religion. Choosing a Higher Purpose encourages clients to keep an open mind, find a purpose that involves other people, and “work the program.” After taking this course you should be able to challenge your agnostic/atheist clients to explore what they believe and why, be useful to others, and take stock of their recovery.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352

Changing Addictive Thinking: Slogans, Analogies, & Parables

Three Hours, $25.00

Written by Ken Montrose

This course teaches professionals to use slogans, analogies, and parables to address addictive thinking. It focuses on common cognitive distortions and how particular slogans can be used to change this type of thinking.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


Ethics in the Helping Professions

Three Hours, $25.00

Written by Ken Montrose

This course explores why good counselors go bad, why you shouldn’t use that hot stock tip you got from a client, and why dinner and a movie is a bad idea if it involves your client’s cousin. It also reviews an ethical code, setting appropriate boundaries, and the basic principles that define ethics in the helping professions.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


Helping Clients in Early Recovery

Six Hours, $50.00

Written by Ken Montrose

Based on the workbook Hauling it to the Curb: Cleaning up your life in early recovery, this course describes addiction in simple terms. It addresses denial and outlines ways to survive early recovery. The first five steps of Twelve Step programs and the accompanying slogans, are covered in detail. Relapse prevention, surviving a slip, and getting the most from AA, NA, and other Twelve Step programs are also covered.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


Helping Clients with Dual Disorders

Eight Hours, $75.00

Written by Ken Montrose

This course includes a copy of Celebrating Small Victories: A counselors manual for treating chronic mental illness and substance abuse. This text provides an overview of treatment stragies for helping the mentally ill, substance abusing client. Chapters cover teaching coping skills, using Twelve Step slogans, assessment, taking medications, dealing with relapse, overcoming cravings, family issues, and other nuts and bolts approaches to helping clients with dual recovery.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


How Well Do You Know the Basic Text?

Four Hours, $25

Written by Ken Montrose

Narcotics Anonymous, the Basic Text of NA, gives an overview of the whole recovery process. Knowing the Basic Text strengthens the treatment professional's understanding of the common ground over which each one's path to recovery lays. By reading the first 83 pages, and answering thirty-two questions about the text, you can strengthen your understanding of recovery, and obtain four hours of accredited education in the process. (If you do not have a copy of the Basic Text, you can order one from this Web site for an additional $15)

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352

PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BASIC TEXT

$15.00


How Well Do You Know the Big Book?

FREEBIE, Four Hours, $0

Written by Ken Montrose

Why take this home-study course? Alcoholics Anonymous, the Big Book of AA, is the cornerstone of the recovery movement. Knowing what the Big Book really says is vital for anyone working in the recovery field. By reading the Preface through the first 164 pages, and answering thirty-one questions about the text, you can strengthen your understanding of this recovery primer, and obtain four hours of accredited education in the process. (If you do not have a copy of the Big Book, you can order one from this website for an additional $10)

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352

EMAIL KEN MONTROSE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS HOME STUDY

PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BIG BOOK

$10.00


Sexual Addiction: Part I

Twelve Hours, $100.00

Written by Ken Montrose

Sexual addictions, ‘real life’ and web-based, often go untreated because of stigma and shame. This course represents a first step in learning about sexual addictions and how to help your clients overcome this often undiagnosed issue. The text for this course is Patrick Carnes’s landmark Out of the Shadows: Understanding sexual addiction.

Sexual Addiction: Part II

Twelve Hours, $100.00

Written by Ken Montrose

This course covers in greater detail the pathology of sexual addiction, their cultural context, and their etiology. Like its predecessor, this course explores the role of Twelve Step concepts in treating sexual addiction. The course consists of a twenty-nine item test based on Patrick Carnes’s Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict.

Both Sexual Addiction Courses Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


Standing on the Same Step:

Meeting dually diagnosed clients where they are, and helping them move ahead.

Two Hours, $15.00

Written by Ken Montrose

This course provides a brief overview to Prochaska & DiClemente’s stage theory, and how it applies to dually diagnosed clients. This introductory training also discusses treatment strategies and relapse prevention. A sampling of group exercises is included in the text.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352


Staying Clean, Taking Medications

Two Hours, $15.00

Written by Ken Montrose

Staying Clean, Taking Medications outlines ways for people in recovery who take medications to stay clean and sober. Completing this course will help you help your clients take medications as part of a contract, use a five step approach for taking medications properly, and incorporate taking necessary medications into their recovery.

Accredited or Accepted in the following states:

Other States:

Iowa requires a fee from counselors to review courses, but accepts home-study.
For information visit http://www.iowabc.org/

Vermont accepts home-study courses, but does not pre-approve them.
For information call 802.651.1550.

National Boards:

NAADAC #477

NBCC #6352



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