Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy

$40.00 | CE Hours:8.00 | Intermediate

IAODAPCA CE Credit for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP I or II, CVSS II

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors: Approved for 4 hours in the Alcohol/ Drug Category and 4 hours in the Mental Health Category.

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CEU Course Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) update provides information and guidance on the latest science-informed, family-based interventions and family counseling approaches for substance use disorders (SUDs). This course reviews SAMHSA's TIP to provide health care professionals with the necessary insight to optimize patient care. This course also highlights SUD recommendations that health care professionals may use when treating patients in need.

Author: This publication was prepared by the Knowledge Application Program (KAP) for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Karl D. White, Ed.D., and Andrea Kopstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., served as the Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) for initial TIP development. Christina Currier served as the CSAT TIPs Task Leader. The content was reviewed and updated in 2020.
Recommended Citation: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP20-02-02-012. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020. 
References/Contributions by:  
  1. Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. (n.d.). The Legacies. Retrieved August 13, 2019, from https://
  2. Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. (n.d.). Guidance on caseload and clinical activity for family and systemic psychotherapists in the NHS. Retrieved March 30, 2020, from SpringboardWebApp/userfles/aft/fle/Members/ GuidanceonCaseloadandClinicalActivityforFamily SystemicPsychotherapists.pdf
  3. Bartle-Haring, S., Pratt, K., & Knerr, M. C. (2019). Policies and procedures manual for the Ph.D. specialization in couple and family therapy. Retrieved August 9, 2019, from couple-and-family-therapy-policies-and-procedures.pdf
  4. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2020). Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed tables. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved September 14, 2020, from
CE Course Objectives
  • Recognize the influence of substance misuse on families, while obtaining insight into substance use disorders (SUDs) and related concepts.
  • Identify family counseling approaches. 
  • Examine integrated family counseling and methods to address SUDs. 
  • Recall administrative and programmatic considerations regarding SUDs, while reviewing diversity in SUDs treatment. 

CE Outline with Main Points

  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1—Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Working With Families
  • Chapter 2—Influence of Substance Misuse on Families
  • Chapter 3—Family Counseling Approaches
  • Chapter 4—Integrated Family Counseling To Address Substance Use Disorders
  • Chapter 5—Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Military Status
  • Chapter 6—Administrative and Programmatic Considerations
  • Appendix—Bibliography
  • Exhibits

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

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Added On: 09/01/2020

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