101123: Approaches to Therapy (TIP 39, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

About the Course:

This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy, addresses how substance abuse affects the entire family and how substance abuse treatment providers can use principles from family therapy to change the interactions among family members. The TIP provides basic information about family therapy for substance abuse treatment professionals, and basic information about substance abuse treatment for family therapists. This course covers Chapter 3. Adobe pages 58-98 or Document page 31.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 39 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment and family therapy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the differences in theory and practice between the fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy.

  2. Explain common family therapy approaches that can be adopted and adapted by substance abuse counselors.

  3. Describe common substance abuse treatment approaches that can be used by family therapists.

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