A Practical Guide for the Provision of Behavioral Health Services (TIP 55, Part 1, Chapter 2)

Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless (TIP 55)

About the Course:

An Implementation Guide for Behavioral Health Program Administrators (TIP 55, Part 1, Chapter 2) Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless presents a series of vignettes that serve as teaching tools. Treatment vignettes describe the setting in which a worker provides services, step-by-step instructions for specific clinical techniques, and master clinician comments. Vignettes that incorporate prevention interventions describe situations in which a behavioral health service provider assesses prevention needs and either provides services or refers to a community agency. Some vignettes provide decision trees to help behavioral health service providers manage key points of service delivery.

Course materials are from Part 1, Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-55-Behavioral-Health-Services-for-People-Who-Are-Homeless/SMA13-4734

Course materials are from Part 1, Chapter 2, found on pages 55 to 148 of pdf document (pages 68 to 163 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2013

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 people with behavioral health disorders or at risk of homelessness. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the learning objectives of all seven vignettes.

  2. Understand the strategies and techniques for working with the homeless population.

  3. Explain the counselor skills and attitudes that are needed when working with the homeless population.

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