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Become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) and gain the skills and confidence you've been missing for addiction cases!

It’s no secret that many clinicians consider the field of addictions treatment to be dangerous foreign territory—an arena where relapse is expected and the clinician is made to feel like a failure, over and over again.

But because the root of addiction is often a mental health issue, clients need a mental health professional who isn't scared off by their addictive behaviors ... but can instead effectively treat their problems as they coexist and are intertwined together.

Now in this online certification course, you'll join world-leading treatment experts to gain powerful insight and master strategies for the wide variety of addictions that your clients may present—including drugs, alcohol, and digital pornography.

Through five comprehensive modules, you'll learn:
  • The most effective, neuroscience-backed strategies to treat addictions
  • What to do when relapse occurs (and how to create a relapse prevention plan)
  • How to help clients whose addiction is rooted in trauma
  • How to be effective when the client doesn't want to stop the addictive behavior
  • How to work with addictions in couples clients
  • and much more!
If you've ever been told that your mental health techniques won't work for addicts (it would be better to send these clients somewhere else) ... then this course is for you!

Once you complete this training, you'll qualify to immediately become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)*

*Professional standards apply. Click here for more information about certification.
Overcoming Addictions
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) Training Course

$599.95 Value
Just $299.95 (GST Inclusive) Today— Unbelievable Savings!
(Price includes the cost of certification)
Plus, earn up to 16 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
This training course will guide you step-by-step through the essential elements you need to recognize and treat the various addictive disorders. Through clinical demonstrations and experiential exercises, you'll learn exactly what to say and do with this client population.
Addictive Behavior as the Problem with Janina Fisher, PhD
Discover how to be effective when working with addictive behavior and traumatic life experience. Join trauma and addictions expert Janina Fisher to learn an approach to help clients overcome addictive behavior by:
  • Recognizing the role substance abuse plays in coping with trauma
  • Decreasing the shame and offering inspiration for a “life beyond trauma”
  • Teaching clients how to regulate their nervous systems, decrease anxiety, and tolerate sadness and loneliness
The Neurophysiology of Addiction & Brain Based Relapse Prevention with Tim Worden, PhD
In this module, Neuropsychologist and addictions expert Tim Worden will provide you with the neurological insight you need to understand and explain addictions to your clients. Armed with this foundational understanding, Worden will then teach you an approach to addictions that blends psychotherapy with an innovative relapse prevention plan. You’ll discover how to:
  • Structure a comprehensive treatment approach by understanding the five brain-based tasks of recovery
  • Effectively assess relapse potential and differentiate between the various addictive disorders, as outlined by DSM-5®
  • Implement a take-home relapse prevention plan that will integrate seamlessly into your sessions, regardless of your approach
A Harm-Reduction Approach to Addictions with Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
Join addictions and substance abuse innovator Andrew Tatarsky to learn a comprehensive, psychobiosocial model of addiction treatment called Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) that can work even when your clients are resistant to change. You’ll discover: 
  • How addictive behavior reflects the interplay of biology (including habit and social context) so you can address these elements in therapy
  • Seven therapeutic tasks that combine relational, CBT, and mindfulness interventions to help people change addictive behaviors
  • Effective strategies for treatment, including Urge Surfing, Unwrapping the Urge, Microanalysis, Embracing Ambivalence, Decisional Balance, and the Ideal Use Plan
The iPorn Universe: Addiction in the Digital Age with Zachary Alti, LCSW
Pornography these days is so plentiful and easy to access that it’s affecting the therapy field’s sex and porn addiction paradigm. And clients suffering from porn addiction often didn’t know they were at risk until they got caught in an addictive cycle. This module will arm you with the insight and tools you need to help your clients navigate the complex world of digital pornography.
You’ll discover how to:
  • Help clients decipher the differences between run-of-the-mill porn use and the signs and symptoms of addiction
  • Identify and address the trends of modern porn addiction that can negatively affect clients, such as interpersonal conflict, arousal issues, dysphoria, an increase in thrill-seeking behaviors, and isolation
  • Integrate effective treatment approaches into your practice, including CBT-Internet Addiction and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Addiction Treatment and Couples Therapy: Using Emotionally Focused Therapy to Strengthen Sobriety with Michael Barnett, MA, EdS, LPC
In this module, you'll learn how to handle the explosive impasses and icy freeze-outs that occur when addictions are present in already unstable relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an effective approach for these cases because it leverages the clients' innate pull toward connection and motivates them to reach for their partner to regulate emotional pain—rather than reaching for substances.  You’ll explore:
  • How to use micro-tracking to identify negative attachment-based patterns
  • How to systematically engage emotion to help the addict reach for their partner, rather than their substance/behavior of choice
  • How to apply powerful attachment-based interventions to reduce likelihood of relapse
Enroll today and you'll get these FREE Bonuses! ($139.99 value)
Video: The Impact of Addictions on Special Client Populations: LGBTQ clients and the Criminal Justice System with Ami Crowley, EdD
This video will provide you with the perspective and tools you need to work with addictions within two unique populations—LGBTQ clients and clients from the criminal justice system. Regardless of your background, you'll discover how to effectively work with the specific complexities inherit in these populations, so you can be successful in your treatment approach.
CPD Video: Grief and Addiction with David Kessler
As a result of the opioid epidemic, the United States is experiencing increases in overdose deaths, which is now officially the leading cause of death among adults under 50. Join grief and loss expert David Kessler to discover how to help clients grieving for a loved one who overdosed, as well as how you as the therapist can deal with the loss of an addicted client.
Free Networker Magazine Digital Edition on Addiction Treatment
The dimensions of the opioid epidemic are staggering, and the national conversation around drug abuse has begun to change. Today, more and more voices are arguing that compassion and treatment might be a more effective approach than judgment and punishment. Learn more with this digital edition today!
Overcoming Addictions
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) Training Course

$599.95 Value
Just $299.95 (GST Inclusive) Today— Unbelievable Savings!
(Price includes the cost of certification)
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials—all designed to help you effectively integrate addiction treatment strategies into your practice and your life. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating the addiction treatment strategies in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CPD tests and earn up to 16 CPD Hours!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognised by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation.
You'll end this intensive training with a course certificate of completion that will guide you through the final, easy-to-follow steps to becoming a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional.
Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional?
This course fulfills the educational requirements to become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) through the Institute of Certified Addictions-Informed Professionals (ICAIP).

Click Here to Learn More About the Certification >
Get Certified and Go Further...Become a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional and show your employer, clients, potential clients and fellow professionals your commitment to honing your skills and staying up to date on addiction treatment best-practices.
Professional Reputation and Credibility
Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement, earning potential, and client growth. Certification is a personal accomplishment and an unbiased barometer of your skills.
Client Trust
Provide assurance to consumers and clients when you display your certification. When you complete your certification, they can be confident you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
Meet the Course Experts:
Janina Fisher
Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and former instructor at The Trauma Center, a research and treatment center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known as an expert on the treatment of trauma, Dr. Fisher has also been treating individuals, couples and families since 1980.

She is past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janina Fisher is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Janina Fisher has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Andrew Tatarsky

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, is developer of IHRP and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. He’s founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living, a treatment and professional training center based on IHRP.

Tim Worden
Dr. Tim Worden, Ph.D. the founding executive director and consultant of Futures Wellness & Recovery Center in Tequesta, Florida is a licensed clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist, currently in private practice specializing in addictions and health psychology in the Los Angeles area. He received his doctorate from the University of South Florida over 25 years ago. His work in substance abuse includes inpatient (Palo Alto VA), outpatient (Linn County Drug & Alcohol Program), and several residential treatment centers as a staff psychologist, including clinical director positions at New Seasons Recovery and Summit Malibu. He has been a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida focusing on pain management and neuropsychology, as well as the clinical director of a neuro-rehabilitation program where he functioned as a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist for 10 years.

During this time he developed his unique psychotherapeutic approach called Neuro-Emotional Therapy (NET), which emphasizes the neurologically based emotional-motivational factors involved in change. He has dove-tailed this therapeutic approach with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which emphasize emotional regulation. He has co-authored several articles on anger, anxiety and health, and has developed the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Human-Styles Questionnaire, the Values Clarification Inventory, and co-authored the Work Attitudes Inventory, which focuses on Integrity in the Workplace. He is completing books on eliminating guilt and shame, relapse prevention: a motivational approach, and life satisfaction.  
David Kessler
David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

An accomplished speaker and author, David’s forthcoming book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, has been named one of the top 10 books for the fall by Publishers Weekly. His previous books have been praised by Saint (Mother) Teresa and Elisabeth Kübler Ross.

David has written five bestselling books and the popular Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, is a #1 best-selling end-of-life book. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. He also co-authored You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death, with Louise Hay.

David has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Carrie Fisher after their loved ones died, as well as late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon at the end of their lives. He serves as a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, responding to tragic events including aviation disasters and 9/11.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: David Kessler is president of David Kessler, Inc. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  
Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Zachary Alti
Zachary Alti, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in New York City and a clinical social work professor at Fordham and Rutgers universities. 
Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett, MA, EdS, LPC, is the founder and director of the Atlanta Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He’s an ICEEFT Certified Trainer and implements cutting-edge attachment-informed approaches to treat addiction.
Zachary Alti
Ami Crowley, Ed.D, is a Counselor Educator, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor and a qualified supervisor of interns in both mental health and addictions in the state of Florida. Dr. Crowley owns Infinity Counseling Services, LLC. While Dr. Crowley’s specialty is addiction, she also provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families on issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, transitions, relationships, gender identity, and LGBTQ+ concerns. She has served as an adjunct and a SME for various counselor education programs and is currently an Assistant Professor in the CMHC Online program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and an adjunct professor for University of Cincinnati in their Substance Abuse Counseling Program.
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Overcoming Addictions
Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP) Training Course

$599.95 Value
Just $299.95 (GST Inclusive) Today— Unbelievable Savings!
(Price includes the cost of certification)
Plus, earn up to 16 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
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