Comprehensive FASD Workshop

This two day workshop is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FASD Competency-Based Curriculum. Topics include the historical, biomedical, and clinical background of FASDs, screening and brief interventions, models of addiction, diagnosis and assessment of FASDs, treatment across the life span, and ethical, legal and policy issues.

All participants in the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. 

*American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits are also available. (See below.) 

When & Where - Coming soon

Presenters: Arctic FASD RTC staff and speakers bureau member

Target Audience

  • Health and allied health professionals
  • Students in health and allied health programs
  • Educators


  • None

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic biomedical foundations of FASDs.
  • Explain the basic clinical issues related to FASDs.
  • Explain the epidemiological and psycho-social-cultural aspects of FASDs.
  • Explain procedures to ensure that all women of childbearing age receive appropriate alcohol screening.
  • Explain how to differentiate types of drinkers by patterns of alcohol use.
  • Describe the most current approaches for screening in multiple settings.
  • Explain in depth the most current theories of addiction.
  • Explain in appropriate detail the predictable alcohol-induced injuries that might result from exposure during each trimester.
  • Explain the range of birth defects that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Describe how to use differential diagnosis to determine if an individual has FAS or a related disorder.
  • Explain FASDs throughout the lifespan to other health professionals.
  • Describe various treatment interventions that might be helpful for an individual living with an FASD.
  • Describe ethical and confidentiality issues related to FASDs.

Continuing Education Credit

American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education (CE) credits are available through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. These CE credits are accepted by several licensing boards and for other professional purposes. Please consult with your licensing board to confirm the acceptance of these credits.

Participants will be eligible to receive fourteen (14) continuing education (CE) credits for the completion of the workshop. The processing fee for these fourteen credits is $25.00.

CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If you would like to register AND receive continuing education credits, you can download, complete, and submit this form, then scan and email it (arcticfasdrtc @ Please note that UAA Cashiering (the UAA department that processes payments) does NOT accept credit card payments via fax. 

Alternatively, you may download, complete and mail the form with a check to this address:

Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services
Attn.: Arctic FASD RTC
P.O. Box 241626
Anchorage, AK 99524-1626

Please make checks out to Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS).

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This activity has been approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This continuing nursing education is being offered without the influence of bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified and no off-label products will be discussed. Presentations by Arctic FASD RTC do not imply endorsement of any product, individual, or therapeutic practice.

This two-day workshop will provide 11 hours of continuing nursing education. Please see above for a list of the workshop's learning objectives.

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, you must:

  • Sign the Verification of Attendance form
  • Remain until the scheduled end time; and
  • Complete the Evaluation Form following the activity.

Please be advised that a provider of continuing nursing education may request feedback from participants at some point following an activity regarding the effectiveness of the education on nursing practice involvement. 

The application for CNE will be available during the Comprehensive FASD Workshop.