Managing Depressive Symptoms: An Implementation Guide for Administrators (TIP 48, Part 2 - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)

From Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery (TIP 48)

About the Course:

TIP 48, Part 2 – Chapter 1 is an implementation guide for program administrators. Chapter 1 lays out the rationale for the approach taken in Chapter 2 and will help in understanding the processes of organizational change and the factors that can facilitate or impede such change. The understanding of these processes and factors will aid in setting reasonable goals and ensure that the journey is a rewarding one for all involved. Chapter 2 provides detailed information on how to achieve high-quality implementation of the recommendations. Topics covered include
organizational change, the reasons for addressing depressive symptoms in treatment, the challenges of implementing new clinical practices, the role of the administrator in introducing and supporting new clinical practices, and the steps of organizational change. Course materials are from Part 2, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, found on pages 99 to 107 of pdf document (pages 114 to 122 if using Adobe toolbar page finder). Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=17976

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2008

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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 implementing a program to manage depressive symptoms in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the role of administrators in ensuring that substance abuse treatment programs address depressive symptoms and discuss the rationale for doing so.

  2. Discuss organizational change and the role of administrators in introducing and supporting new clinical practices.

  3. Describe assessment and planning before policy implementation and the addressing of policies, procedures, and relevant regulations.

  4. Explain how to address staff competence, community relationships, financial considerations, continuity, and fidelity.

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