Making Treatment Count: Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Clinical Work with Problem Drinkers
Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/100817
About the Course:
A client-directed, outcome-informed approach is presented that documents how this way of thinking about, and working with, problem drinkers facilitates better client engagement and improves treatment outcomes. As is true of the ﬁeld of therapy, the history of drug and alcohol treatment has been marked by contention and debate. Popular assumptions and models since proven to be ﬂawed include: the ‘disease’ model; that the problem ran in families; the need for expensive hospital-based detoxiﬁcation; and that people can recover, but can never be cured. The authors highlight the movement of the ﬁeld away from diagnosis and program-driven treatment towards ‘individualised assessment-driven treatment’. Research has made clear that, regardless of type or intensity of approach, client engagement is the single best predictor of outcome. A format, designed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, for an individualized service plan based on multidimensional assessment criteria is presented, in addition to a detailed discussion of how to implement an outcome-informed, client-directed method of feedback within a treatment service.
This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about how to implement an outcome-informed, client-directed method of feedback with problem drinkers. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.
compare and contrast past clinical approaches to problem drinking with the use of individualized treatment plans and formal client feedback.
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