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Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

$24.00 [6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #06-819

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CE Course Description

The nation’s opioid epidemic continues to compromise the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The purpose of this intermediate continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is to provide an overview of clinical guidance for treating pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder (OUD) and their infants. The information, based on recommendations of experts reviewing the limited evidence available for this population, summarizes characteristics of individuals with OUD, pharmacotherapy for pregnant women with OUD, and clinically appropriate actions for particular circumstances facing the mother and infant.  In addition, treatment barriers, comorbid behavioral health disorders, management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and maternal postnatal care for mothers with OUD are discussed.

CE Course Objectives

1. Summarize the characteristics of opioid use disorder (OUD), its epidemiology, and barriers to treatment for pregnant and parenting women with OUD.

2. Discuss screening and assessment considerations for pregnant women with OUD.

3. Evaluate the benefits and uses of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and evidence-based behavioral interventions for OUD among pregnant and parenting women.

4. Identify comorbid behavioral health disorders that occur among women with OUD and considerations related to polysubstance use during pregnancy.

5. Outline factors that contribute to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and discuss screening/assessment and management of NAS.

6. Describe recommendations for maternal postpartum care for mothers with OUD including pharmacotherapy dose adjustment, discharge planning, and risk evaluation for returning to substance misuse.

7. Determine steps that can be taken at the clinic, community, and stakeholder level to stay engaged in the treatment process for pregnant and parenting women with OUD.


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Board Approval Status

Alcohol and Drug Counselor

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Alaska YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Arizona YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Arkansas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
California YES! California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (Approval #1S-18-279-0120)
Colorado YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Florida YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Georgia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Hawaii YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Idaho YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Illinois We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Indiana YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Iowa YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Kansas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Kentucky YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Maryland YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Massachusetts YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Mississippi YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Nebraska YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Nevada YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Hampshire YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Jersey YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New Mexico YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
New York YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
North Carolina YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
North Dakota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Ohio YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Oklahoma YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Oregon YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
South Carolina YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
South Dakota YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Tennessee YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Texas YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Utah YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Vermont YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Virginia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Washington YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
West Virginia YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Wisconsin YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)
Wyoming YES! NAADAC (Provider #170179)

Marriage and Family Therapist

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (License No. 168.000269)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (871)
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

Professional Counselor

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Alaska YES! American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation ( License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! American Psychological Association
Mississippi We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wyoming We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.

Psychologist

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! American Psychological Association
Alaska YES! American Psychological Association
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! American Psychological Association
Connecticut YES! American Psychological Association
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia YES! American Psychological Association
Florida YES! American Psychological Association
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Illinois Board of Psychology (#268.000074)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! American Psychological Association
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan YES! American Psychological Association
Minnesota YES! American Psychological Association
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana YES! American Psychological Association
Nebraska YES! American Psychological Association
Nevada YES! American Psychological Association
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey YES! American Psychological Association
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York YES! American Psychological Association
North Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
North Dakota YES! American Psychological Association
Ohio YES! American Psychological Association
Oklahoma YES! American Psychological Association
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania YES! American Psychological Association
Rhode Island YES! American Psychological Association
South Carolina YES! American Psychological Association
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! American Psychological Association
Utah YES! American Psychological Association
Vermont YES! American Psychological Association
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Wisconsin YES! American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

Social Worker

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! American Psychological Association
Alaska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Arizona YES! American Psychological Association
Arkansas YES! American Psychological Association
California YES! American Psychological Association
Colorado YES! American Psychological Association
Connecticut We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Delaware YES! American Psychological Association
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Florida YES! Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-17261)
Georgia YES! American Psychological Association
Hawaii YES! American Psychological Association
Idaho YES! American Psychological Association
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (License No. 159.001382)
Indiana YES! American Psychological Association
Iowa YES! American Psychological Association
Kansas YES! American Psychological Association
Kentucky YES! American Psychological Association
Louisiana YES! American Psychological Association
Maine YES! American Psychological Association
Maryland YES! American Psychological Association
Massachusetts YES! American Psychological Association
Michigan We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Mississippi YES! American Psychological Association
Missouri YES! American Psychological Association
Montana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nebraska We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! American Psychological Association
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
New Mexico YES! American Psychological Association
New York We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
North Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Oregon YES! American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Rhode Island We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Carolina We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
South Dakota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Tennessee YES! American Psychological Association
Texas YES! Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (6828)
Utah We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Vermont We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Virginia YES! American Psychological Association
Washington YES! American Psychological Association
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our APA (American Psychological Association) board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! American Psychological Association
Wyoming YES! American Psychological Association

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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