Screening and Assessment; and Treatment Engagement, Placement, and Planning (TIP 51; Chapter 4, and Chapter 5)

From Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women (TIP 51)

About the Course:

This course is based on Chapters 4 and 5 from Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 51.

Screening and Assessment (Chapter 4) covers several areas for which to screen, such as acute safety risk, mental disorders, sexual victimization, trauma, and eating disorders. This chapter also discusses factors that may influence the overall assessment, and reviews screening for substance abuse and dependence in settings other than substance abuse treatment facilities.

Treatment Engagement, Placement, and Planning (Chapter 5) is devoted to the exploration of treatment barriers as well as the engagement strategies conducive to supporting treatment initiation for women.

Course materials are from Chapters 4 and 5, found on pages 57-102 of pdf document (pages 78-122 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering free of charge from: http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=18244

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2009

Author

U.S. Department of Health aned Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about screening and assessment, treatment engagement, placement, and planning when addressing the specific needs of women in regard to substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between screening and assessment.

  2. Identify the barriers to treatment engagement as well as the treatment engagement strategies.

  3. Describe how women require a range of treatment services at various levels of care.

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