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

Presented by Shane W. Kraus, Ph.D.
5 Homestudy CE credits


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

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this pre-recorded 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:

Access to Webinar/Handout Materials

This is a 3-hour pre-recorded presentation for homestudy CE credit. Electronic copy of handout materials will be sent out by email to attendee after registration is completed along with link(s) to view pre-recorded live, virtual webinar.

Refunds & Grievance Policies

Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. 


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 watch the entire pre-recorded presentation and complete an online posttest which will be scored. A passing grade is required to receive CE credit.


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.