Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101636
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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. Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information presents the “how to” of working with clients with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. The chapter contains representative vignettes of counseling sessions, master clinician notes and comments, and “how-to” descriptions of specific counseling techniques. Course materials are from Part 1, Chapter 2, found on pages 33 to 88 of pdf document (pages 42 -97 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, Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating How to Apply the Information (TIP 50, Part 1- Chapter 2): From Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 50) created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2009.
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe the GATE process, risk screening, clinical supervision, possible actions, and case management for clients at risk of suicide, and discuss treatment planning for clients which includes family involvement.
Explain the connections between suicidal thoughts and behavior, substance use, and trauma, the possibility that suicidality will be minimized in an initial interview, the process of obtaining consultation, and the roll of followup after referral to further treatment.
Discuss how subtle signs of suicidality can manifest in an intensive treatment environment, a therapeutic response, and the effect that a client’s statements regarding suicide can have on other clients in a treatment program.
Describe the gathering of information about suicidality with a client in an emotional crisis, crisis intervention and referral with a client who is not initially cooperative, crisis suicide intervention over the telephone, and use and development of detailed safety plan.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
4 CE credit hours
American Psychological Association (APA)
4 CE credit hours
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
4 CE credit hours
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
4 CPD hours
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
4 CE credit hours
CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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