Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the Continuum of Care (TIP 47, Chapter 3)

Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (TIP 47)

About the Course:

Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the Continuum of Care (TIP 47, Chapter 3): Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment situates intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) within the framework of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM’s) levels of care and discusses goals, intensity and duration of treatment, treatment settings, and stages for Level I and Level II care. This chapter also explains IOT as both an entry point for substance abuse treatment and a step-up or step-down level of care for clients and addresses the importance of transitioning clients to continuing community care.

Course materials are from Chapter 3. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-47-Substance-Abuse-Clinical-Issues-in-Intensive-Outpatient-Treatment/SMA12-4182

Course materials are from Chapter 3, found on pages 17 to 26 of pdf document (pages 41 to 50 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

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 intensive outpatient treatment and the continuum of care. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Give an overview of intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) and the continuum of care.

  2. Describe the key aspects of IOT (Level II) and outpatient treatment (Level I)

  3. Identify the intensity and duration of continuing community care.

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