Working With Specific Populations of Men in Behavioral Health Settings (TIP 56, Chapter 4): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56)

About the Course:

Working With Specific Populations of Men in Behavioral Health Settings (TIP 56, Chapter 4): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men explores some basic differences in men’s patterns of substance use/abuse based on various demographic factors. For example, early use of substances by men may be attributable to the fact that they are not adept at addressing emotional pain constructively. A man’s family background, sexual orientation, and cultural/ethnic identities may also affect his choice of substances and the possibility that he will develop a substance use disorder. The specific needs of male veterans are also addressed. The special dynamics of men entering treatment through the criminal justice system or men who may interact with the criminal justice system while in substance abuse treatment are also presented in this chapter.

Course materials are from Chapter 4. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: m

Course materials are from Chapter 4, found on pages 67 to 100 of pdf document (pages 88 to 121 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about working with special populations while addressing the specific behavioral health needs of men. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize how to work with specific populations of men in behavioral health settings.

  2. Explain how to work with men with co-occurring disorders, physical health problems, and men from different age groups as well as gay and bisexual men.

  3. Describe men with employment or career-related issues, systems- related needs, and identify men with diverse cultural and geographic groups.

Course Article

Exam questions start on Chapter 4.

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Course Number: 102106
Total Credit Hours: 5cr
Exam Fee: $34.85
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