101943: Brief Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 34, Chapter 3)

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

About the Course:

Brief Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 34, Chapter 3): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34) presents evidence for the efficacy of brief therapy. This chapter addresses the appropriateness of brief therapy and criteria is provided for determining the duration of therapy. Components of all brief therapies are discussed, including the common characteristics and steps in treatment.

Course materials are from Chapter 3. 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:

SAMSHA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (producer)

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 therapy in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Expound upon brief therapy in substance abuse treatment.

  2. Explain when it is a good time to use brief therapy.

  3. Describe the approaches and components to effective brief therapy.

  4. Identify the characteristics of a therapist.

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