Substance Abuse Treatment For Adults in the Criminal Justice System:
Major Treatment Issues and Approaches
( 2 CE Hours)
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Course Description: Clients involved with the criminal ustic system often have psychosocial problems that contribute to their behaviors that resulted in their involvement with the legal system and the use abuse of substances. These psychosocial issues may include anger management issues, psychological disorders, relationship disorders, vocational deficit, and personal stress. These issues, acute or chronic, may contribute to the initial use of substances, or the client’s involvement in the legal system. The involvement of the criminal justice system introduces an additional unique stressor that often requires the modification of mainstream psychotherapeutic and substance abuse treatment to effectively meet the needs of the clients. This brief course is developed from SAMSHA TIP 44: Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System, and focuses on the major treatment issues and approaches in working with this population.
Course Text: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in theCriminal Justice System.TreatmentImprovement Protocol (TIP) Series 44: Chapter 5. HHSPublication No. (SMA) 13-4056. Rockville,MD: Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices Administration, 2005.
- Examine overview of clinical treatment issues for working with clients involved with the criminal justice system.
- Identify program components and strategies for working with the criminal justice system involved client.
- Review recommendations for working with criminal justice system involved clients.