Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101460
About the Course:
This publication presents clinical guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors address issues that arise from their clients’ status in the criminal justice system and to aid personnel in the criminal justice system in understanding and addressing the challenges of working with offenders with substance use disorders. This course covers Chapter 9 (adobe pages 211-236) and addresses substance abuse treatment issues specific to prisons.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Treatment Issues Specific to Prisons (TIP 44, Chapter 9): Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System created by SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment in prisons. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe the population served by prison-based substance abuse treatment programs, and identify key issues affecting treatment in that setting.
List treatment services that can be provided in prison, and discuss in-prison therapeutic communities.
Explain the needs of specific populations within the prison environment, and discuss key systems issues to be considered.
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