Helping Clients with Substance Abuse Disorders:
Treatment Recommendations for Clients with Co-Occuring Mental Health Issues

Presented by Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D.
Friday, September 10th 9:00am - 4:15pm
6 CE credits

Due to covid-19 pandemic, this workshop will be presented as a live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar. Participants will be able to communicate with the presenter in real-time during the course of instruction.

Approved for Nevada Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs.
NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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About the Workshop:

Dr. Shane Kraus will present on clinical practices for treating clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders (e.g., depression, posttraumatic stress disorder). This one-day workshop will review the etiology of addiction, discuss the prevalence of substance use disorders (including behavioral addictions such as gambling behavior), discuss current assessment practices (including culturally adapted tools for diverse clients), and review research and clinical guidelines for addiction treatment interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness based relapse prevention). Discuss current challenges and barriers to care for US veterans and for clients from marginalized communities.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
1) Identify the etiology and prevalence of substance use disorders/addictive behaviors.  
2) Apply tools for identifying substance use disorders/addictive behaviors in help seeking clients. 
Identify evidenced-based treatment approaches for diverse clients with substance use disorders (and other addictive behaviors) and co-occurring mental health disorders.
4) Discuss challenges and barriers clients face when seeking help for substance use disorders/addictive behaviors, particularly for those from marginalized communities. 


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology.

About the Speaker:

Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His clinical research focuses on the study of psychopathology, sexual trauma, substance use disorders, gambling disorder, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD). He is particularly interested in using behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among at-risk groups. Dr. Kraus has published over a 100 scholarly works on the study of psychopathology, substance use disorders, gambling disorder, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder. Dr. Kraus is the Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 

He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2013. In 2015, he completed his postdoctoral psychology fellowship at the VISN 1 New England MIRECC, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kraus' CV

General Information:

Zoom Login Link and Handout Materials

Zoom webinar login link and Handout materials will be sent out electronically to all attendees no later than one week prior to workshop date. Printed handout materials are not available for purchase as this CE training is being offered remotely.

Workshop Location

Live, virtual webinar via Zoom

Refunds & Grievance Policies

Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after 08/27/2021.


Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Those logging into the Zoom webinar more than 15 minutes late or logging off before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial CE credit will not be issued).

Closed Captions

Live auto captions will be provided for this event. If you need additional disability-related accommodations, please contact us by email us at [email protected] or by phone (888) 654-0050. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of workshop date.


Grant, S., Colaiaco, B., Motala, A., Shanman, R., Booth, M., Sorbero, M., & Hempel, S. (2017). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of addiction medicine11, 386-396.

Seal, K. H., Cohen, G., Waldrop, A., Cohen, B. E., Maguen, S., & Ren, L. (2011). Substance use disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in VA healthcare, 2001–2010: Implications for screening, diagnosis and treatment. Drug and alcohol dependence116(1-3), 93-101.

Grant, J. E., & Chamberlain, S. R. (2020). Gambling and substance use: Comorbidity and treatment implications. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry99, 109852.

Slater, M. E., Godette, D., Huang, B., Ruan, W. J., & Kerridge, B. T. (2017). Sexual orientation-based discrimination, excessive alcohol use, and substance use disorders among sexual minority adults. LGBT health4, 337-344.

Ray, L. A., Meredith, L. R., Kiluk, B. D., Walthers, J., Carroll, K. M., & Magill, M. (2020). Combined pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with alcohol or substance use disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA network open3(6), e208279-e208279.

Additional Information

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.