Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101637
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. Information You Need to Know presents the “what” and “why” of working with clients with substance use disorders who have suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. It covers basic suggestions for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, background information about suicide and substance use disorders, including risk factors and warning signs , a four-step process for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment, and a set of competencies counselors should incorporate to work effectively with clients who are suicidal. Course materials are from Part 1, Chapter 1, found on pages 3 to 31 of pdf document (pages 13-41 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, Information You Need to Know (TIP 50, Part 1- 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 addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss counselor preparations for addressing suicidality with clients.
Describe the link between substance abuse and suicidality, types of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and warning signs and risk factors of which to be aware.
Explain the GATE procedures for substance abuse counselors.
Identify core competencies for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors for clients in substance abuse treatment and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with them.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
3 CE credit hours
American Psychological Association (APA)
3 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)
3 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)
3 CPD hours
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
2.75 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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