Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

Specific Populations

About the Course:

This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy, addresses how substance abuse affects the entire family, and how substance abuse treatment providers can use principles from family therapy to change the interactions among family members. The TIP provides basic information about family therapy for substance abuse treatment professionals, and basic information about substance abuse treatment for family therapists. This course provides information about several specific populations. This course covers Chapter 5 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2004

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 39 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment and family therapy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how specific populations are affected by substance abuse.

  2. Identify how each population is affected by their background issues.

  3. Apply appropriate family therapy models for each population.

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