Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 27): Ch. 5: Case Management for Clients With Special Needs

About the Course:

Research and clinical experience indicate that substance abusers have better treatment outcomes if their other problems are addressed concurrently. TIP 27, Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment, gives treatment providers the information they need to perform case management for their multi-problem clients. This TIP outlines all the leading case management models, explains how to establish linkages, and details how case management fits into a manage care environment. This course addresses case management for clients with special needs. This course covers Chapter 5 only.


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Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 27 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about case management for clients with special needs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss special case management needs for minority clients, those suffering from HIV infection or AIDS, and for clients with mental illness.

  2. Identify factors related to case management for clients who are homeless, women with substance abuse problems, and adolescent substance abusers.

  3. Explain case management considerations for clients in criminal justice settings, those with physical disabilities, clients who are gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual, and those in rural areas.

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Course Number: 101437
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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