Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101623
About the Course:
Research consistently shows a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among persons with substance abuse problems who are in treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment is designed to assist in working with adult clients who may be suicidal. Part 2 is an implementation guide for program administrators. Part 2: Chapter 1 – The Administrative Response to Suicidality in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings helps in understanding how administrators can provide support for programs and counselors as they address clients’ suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It is hoped that this knowledge will enable treatment programs to become suicide capable; that is, to treat substance abuse while concurrently addressing the specific needs of those who have warning signs for suicide. Course materials are from Part 2: Chapter 1, found on pages 91 to 105 of pdf document (pages 99-113 if using Adobe toolbar page finder). Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=18118
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Administrative Response to Suicidality in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings (TIP 50, Part 2 – Chapter 1): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50) created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2009.
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 the administrative response to suicidality in substance abuse treatment settings. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the benefits of addressing suicidality in substance abuse treatment programs and the rationale for the involvement of administrators in the issue.
- Describe levels of program involvement, core program components, and the role of administrators in implementing and supporting clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
- Explain the role of mid-level staff in implementing and supporting programming for clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and legal and ethical issues in addressing suicidality in substance abuse programs.
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