Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 42): Chapters 1 to 3 - Introduction; Definitions, Terms, and Classification Systems for Co-Occurring Disorders; Keys to Successful Programming

About the Course:

This revised TIP provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. It focuses on what the substance abuse treatment clinician needs to know and provides that information in an accessible manner. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients with co-occurring disorders. Course materials are from Chapters 1-3, found on pages xvii-64 of pdf document (pages 25-89 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction and mental health counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about persons with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Cite examples of ways to improve substance abuse treatment systems and programs.

  2. Describe the vision of fully integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders.

  3. Identify the four levels of care quadrants.

  4. Summarize the “no wrong door policy.”

  5. Explain the definitions, terms, and classifications for co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, and mental disorders.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

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Course Number: 101031
Total Credit Hours: 7cr
Exam Fee: $48.79
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