Approaches to Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (4 CE Hours)

Approaches to Therapy in  Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy

(4 CE Hours)

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Course Description:

The histories, theoretical frameworks, and treatment interventions are distinctly different for substance abuse treatment and family therapy.  Each has its own focus of treatment, professional organizations, and professional regulations. While substance abuse treatment and family therapy are autonomous in nature, there is explicit overlap as it is common for practitioners from each field to treatment the same clients.   This overlap requires there an increase in understanding of the integrative nature of substance abuse treatment with the profession of family therapy.  This advanced level course developed from Treatment Improvement Protocol 39: Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy,  examines the differences in theory and practice for the two profession as well as illustrates and composes the complimentary aspects of the two theoretical orientations.

Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Text: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment and FamilyTherapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol(TIP) Series, No. 39. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 15-4219. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the differences between theory and practice of substance abuse treatment and family therapy.
  2. Illustrate the different elements of practice of substance abuse treatment and family therapy such as family interventions, process and content, and client identity.
  3. Describe the various models of family therapy
  4. Integrate the concepts of family therapy that can be utilized by substance abuse counselors
  5. Compose the concepts of substance abuse treatment that family therapists can utilize.

Course Outline

  1. Overview
  2. Differences in Theory and Practice
    • Defining Theory
    • Defining Practice
    • Practice Elements in Substance Treatment and Family Therapy
      • Family Interventions
      • Spirituality
      • Process and Content
      • Focus
      • Client Identity
      • Assessment
  1. Family Therapy for Substance Abuse Counselors
    • Models of Family Therapy
    • Concepts of Family Therapy that Substance Abuse Counselors Can Use
  2. Substance Abuse Treatment for Family Therapists
    • Traditional Model of Substance Abuse Treatment
    • Concepts of Substance Abuse Treatment that Family Therapist Can Use