Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless (14 Hours CEU)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS

(14 Hours CEU)

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Course Description: All levels of society have the potential to be impacted by homelessness. There is significant difficulty in identifying an accurate number, but it is estimated that over 640,000 individuals may be homeless. Environment and individual factors both contribute to homelessness. This advanced level course defines homelessness, and explores how behavioral health services can assist individuals who may be homeless.

Course Author:  Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

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Course Text: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 55. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4734. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,2013.

Course Goals and Objectives: By completing this course, learners will be able:

Define Homelessness and prevalence.

Identify factors that contribute to homelessness

Examine types of homelessness

Explore homelessness and behavioral health services

Review attitudes towards people who are homeless

Propose self-care strategies for the behavioral health services worker

Present stages of recovery and rehabilitation out of homelessness

Course Outline

Defines Homelessness and prevalence.

Identify factors that contribute to homelessness

  • Environment
  • Individual

Examine types of homelessness

  • Transitional
  • Episodic
  • Chronic

Explore homelessness and behavioral health services

  • Rewards of working with homeless
  • Counseling Competencies Needed

Review attitudes towards people who are homeless

  • Reactions and Assumptions of providers
  • Myths

Propose self-care strategies for the behavioral health services worker

  • Common Responses
  • Managing Responses

Present stages of recovery and rehabilitation out of homelessness

  • Stages of Change