This course is based on the Executive Summary, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 from Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 51. A new TIP has been published and new courses are available based on the updated information 102512 and 102513.
Executive Summary of Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women endorses a biopsychosociocultural framework based on clinical practice and research centered on women. The primary goal of this TIP is to assist substance abuse treatment providers in offering effective, up-to-date treatment to adult women with substance use disorders.
Creating the Context (Chapter 1) proposes that substance abuse treatment for women be approached from a perspective that encompasses the contexts of women’s lives. These contexts include a women’s social and economic environment; her relationships with family, extended family, and support systems; and the impact of gender and culture.
Patterns of Use: From Initiation to Treatment (Chapter 2) addresses patterns of substance use, abuse, and dependence using a continuum beginning with initial risk factors and concluding with common attributes associated with women entering treatment for substance use disorders.
Course materials are from Executive Summary, and Chapters 1 and 2, found on pages xvii-36 of pdf document (pages 16-58 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering free of charge from: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=18244
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (TIP 51)- Creating the Context and Patterns of Use created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Course Material Author
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment and addressing the specific needs of women. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the biopsychosocioculture framework based on clinical practice and research that is centered on women.
Explore the promising strategies and best practices for treatment counselors working with female clients and examine the evidence-based research and clinical issues that affect treatment for women.
Describe the patterns of substance use from initiation to treatment.
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Faculty: Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
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