Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102425
About the Course:
Improving the lives of people with mental and substance use disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in U.S. efforts to improve behavioral health care. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. The first-hand experiences they shared were often narratives of recovery and social reintegration.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ending Discrimination Against People With Mental and Substance Use Disorders-Summary-Understanding Stigma created by Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms; Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2016.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge that stigma of mental illness and substance use disorder still exists.
- Identify the types of stigma and their effects.
- Recognize the factors that ccontribute to stigma, particularly self-stigma.
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