Therapeutic Issues for Counselors (TIP 36, Ch. 4): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues

Ch. 4

About the Course:

Research suggests that adults with histories of child abuse and neglect are at high risk for developing substance abuse disorders and that childhood abuse and neglect may negatively affect clients’ chances for recovery from substance abuse. Compounded with these problems is the increased likelihood of substance-abusing parents abusing their own children. In response to these issues, this Treatment Improvement Protocol, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues, presents information to assist alcohol and drug counselors and other treatment providers to work more effectively with adults who have histories of childhood abuse or neglect and adults who abuse or who are at risk for abusing their own children. This course addresses therapeutic issues for counselors. This course covers Chapter 4 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2004

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 36 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 therapeutic issues for counselors working with survivors of child abuse or neglect. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify issues of transference, countertransference, and secondary traumatization that may arise when counselors work with adult survivors of child abuse or neglect.

  2. Discuss establishment of a treatment frame and issues related to building trust, inappropriate romantic feelings, and avoidance of the rescuer role.

  3. Explain the responsibility of a substance abuse agency to support counselors working with survivors of child abuse or neglect.

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