UCLA Screening and Brief Intervention Training For Alcohol Reduction or Cessation for Pregnant Women: Client Centered Care

1. Program Description

The purpose of this program is to assist health providers who do not necessarily have prior experience in alcohol screening and brief intervention. The steps presented are intended to help practitioners carry out the important function of identifying and advising women who are drinking alcohol to cut down or abstain from using alcohol during pregnancy.

2. Educational Goals

  • Understand the effects of alcohol on the fetus and the developing child
  • Become familiar with screening methods to assess for alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Develop skills in providing brief intervention for alcohol reduction or cessation in pregnant women

3. Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and MFCCs/MTFs.

4. Requirements for successful completion

Type of media: web browser and internet connection

Release date: This program was released on August 22, 2008

Time to complete the activity: approximately 180 minutes (3 hours)

5. Expert Faculty & their Disclosure Information

Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Blair Paley, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Susan Baillie, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she also is Director of Graduate Medicine Education. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

Margaret Stuber, M.D., is the Jane and Marc Nathanson Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She reports that she has no competing interests to disclose.

6. Sponsorship

Support for the development of this course was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MM-M0263-03).

This continuing education course was developed by Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D. ABBP, Blair Paley, Ph.D., Susan Baillie, Ph.D., and Margaret Stuber, M.D., with assistance from Ian A. Cook, M.D., under the auspices of the Western Regional Training Center on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

7. Provider contact information

Office of Professional and Community Education
Semel Institute, UCLA
ph. 310.825.4781
fax. 310.825.7642
email

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