Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised) - Part 1

$12.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

The fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy share many common assumptions, approaches, and techniques, but differ in significant philosophical and practical ways that affect treatment approaches and goals.  This CE course explores substance abuse treatment and family therapy, the impacts of substance abuse on families, and approaches to therapy.

Article Author:  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy.  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4219.  Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015.


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CE Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate goals of behavioral contracting therapy.

2.  Investigate the main purpose for family therapy in substance abuse treatment.

3.  Examine the type of sibling relationships that can protect adolescents against substance abuse.

4.  Elucidate the patterns of behavior that codependent people are thought to have.

5.  Identify the single most potent risk factor of future maladaption, predisposition to substance use, and psychological difficulties.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

a.  What Is a Family?

b.  What Is Family Therapy?

c.  Family Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment

2.  Impact of Substance Abuse on Families

a.  Families With a Member Who Abuses Substances

b.  Other Treatment Issues

3.  Approaches to Therapy

a.  Differences in Theory and Practice

b.  Family Therapy for Substance Abuse Counselors

c.  Substance Abuse Treatment for Family Therapists



Date Added: 2019-06-08

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