Executive Summary; and Creating the Context (TIP 56, Chapter 1)

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56)

About the Course:

Executive Summary; and Creating the Context (Executive Summary, and Chapter 1): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56) is a companion to TIP 51, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women.

Creating the Context (TIP 56, Chapter 1): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men explains some of the research on masculinity, and the first chapter defines other key concepts, such as gender, sex, and substance use disorders. It also presents some basic information on men’s substance use and abuse in relation to that of women. Finally, it discusses the current state of the behavioral health field in regards to male-specific substance abuse treatment, and what the future may hold for male-informed treatment.

Course materials are from Executive Summary and Chapter 1. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-56-Addressing-the-Specific-Behavioral-Health-Needs-of-Men/SMA13-4736

Course materials are from Executive Summary and Chapter 1, found on pages xiii to 11 of pdf document (pages 14 to 32 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 counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about addressing the specific behavioral health needs of men. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge reasons why men are at greater risk for substance abuse.

  2. Examine the history and theories of male socialization, changes in perceptions of masculinity and male roles, fatherhood, and other factors related to men’s substance use, abuse, and treatment.

  3. Define sex and gender as well as substance abuse and substance dependence.

  4. Conceptualize the frameworks of masculinity, male roles, gender role conflict, masculine role stress, and men’s substance abuse.

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Course Number: 102103
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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Format: Online
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