Family-Based Services (TIP 47, Chapter 6)

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

About the Course:

Family-Based Services (TIP 47, Chapter 6): Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment discusses a family systems approach to intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) that acknowledges and supports the important role of family members on treatment outcomes. This chapter includes goals and outcomes of family-based services and strategies for engaging families in treatment. The chapter also explains various types of family services and clinical issues that often arise when including families in treatment, such as unrealistic expectations and sabotage of the client’s recovery.

Course materials are from Chapter 6. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from:

Course materials are from Chapter 6, found on pages 93 to 113 of pdf document (pages 117 to 137 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



Publication Date:

Revised 2011


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 family-based services in intensive outpatient treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain family-based services and know how to plan for family involvement.

  2. Understand how to engage the family in treatment while being aware of different family services.

  3. Recognize the family clinical issues in IOT.

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