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TIP 48-Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery-Screening and Treatment

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About the Course:

This course examines treating clients with both depression and substance abuse in early recovery. It includes: an overview, consensus panel recommendations, substance abuse scope of practice, framework, the nature of depressive symptoms, the relationship between depressive symptoms and withdrawal, the relationship between depressive symptoms and substance abuse disorder, suicidality, approaches of psychological interventions for working with depressive symptoms, preparing yourself to work with depressive symptoms, screening and assessment, treatment planning, treatment, continuing care and treatment termination.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, TIP 48-Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery-Screening and Treatment created by SAMHSA in 2014.

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Course Material Author


Course Creator

Stephen H. Crane MA

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the correlation between substance abuse and depression.

  2. Identify the various effective approaches in the treatment of these two co-occurring disorders.

  3. Summarize the role of medication in treating depression.

Course Material

Only Part 1, Chapter 1 is covered by the exam questions.

References begin on page 131.

Course Material

DSM 5 criteria for depression

This information updates the TIP’s reference to DSM IV and DSM-IV-TR

Description of DSM 5 substance induced mood disorder

This information updates the TIP’s reference to DSM IV and DSM-IV-TR

DSM 5 decription of substance abuse disorder

This information updates the TIP’s reference to DSM IV and DSM-IV-TR

Course Material in Word format

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Course Number 102560
3 credit hours
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