Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised) - Part 2

$18.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | 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 the integrated models for treating family members, circumstances for working with special populations, and policy and program issues.

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.  Describe practical advantages of the integrated models for the treatment providers.

2.  Identify which factor must be considered to determine a counselor’s level of involvement with a specific family.

3.  List three models that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating substance use disorders.

4.  Conclude the most useful approach when a child is abusing substances.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Integrated Models for Treating Family Members

a.  Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

b.  Integrated Models for Substance Abuse Treatment

c.  Matching Therapeutic Techniques to Levels of Recovery

2.  Specific Populations

a.  Age

b.  Women

c.  Race and Ethnicity

d.  Sexual Orientation

e.  People With Physical or Cognitive Disabilities

f.  People With Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

g.  Rural Populations

h.  Other Contextual Factors

3.  Policy and Program Issues

a.  Primary Policy Concerns

b.  Program Planning Models

c.  Other Program Considerations



Date Added: 2019-06-08

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