Brief Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 34, Chapter 2)

Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34)

About the Course:

Brief Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 34, Chapter 2): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34) provides theoretical and practical information on brief interventions, both in opportunistic settings and in the substance abuse treatment setting. The stages-of-change model is presented first because of its usefulness in understanding the process of behavioral change. Next, the goals of brief intervention are described and applied to various levels of substance abuse.

Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online (if accessing online, Tables and Figures mentioned in the article can be accessed by clicking on links found in the article) or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-34-Brief-Interventions-and-Brief-Therapies-for-Substance-Abuse/SMA09-3952

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

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, and social workers who seek knowledge about brief interventions in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge brief interventions in substance abuse treatment.

  2. Explain the five stages-of-change model and the treatment needs each stage serves.

  3. Describe the goals, components, and the essential knowledge and skills for brief interventions outside substance abuse settings.

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