Brief Strategic/Interactional Therapies (TIP 34, Chapter 5): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34)

About the Course:

Brief Strategic/Interactional Therapies (TIP 34 Chapter 5): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse presents one additional approach which is solution-focused therapy and is also used in substance abuse treatment. Information on when to use solution-focused therapy with substance abuse clients, a case study using strategic/interactional approaches with a substance abusing client, and the general theories that provide the basis for strategic/interactional therapies are also discussed in this chapter.

Course materials are from Chapter 5. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online (if accessing online, Tables and Figures mentioned in the article can be accessed by clicking on links found in the article) or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from:



Publication Date:

Revised 2011


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about brief strategic and interactional therapies. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the strategic/interactional and solution-focused therapies for substance abuse.

  2. Understand the compatibility of strategic/interactional therapies and the 12-step program.

  3. Identify when it would be appropriate to use strategic/interactional therapies.

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Course Number: 101937
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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Format: Online
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