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A treatment improvement protocol continuing education course

TIP50: ADDRESSING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

10.5 Clock Hours Home Study Written Course

10.5 clock hours are provided as a written course if you pass the post-test following the course written content. The certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 10 minutes after passing the post-test.


Content Areas:

Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship

Substance Use

Suicidality

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a comprehensive guide for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in individuals with substance use disorders. The document provides evidence-based recommendations for assessing and treating co-occurring conditions, with a focus on reducing the risk of suicide. The guide also emphasizes the importance of developing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with the individual in treatment, as well as involving their family and loved ones in the treatment process.

TIP 50 outlines several key strategies for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in individuals with substance use disorders, including comprehensive assessment, safety planning, and integrated treatment. The guide also recommends the use of evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to address both substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. Additionally, the document highlights the importance of building a support network for the individual in treatment, including participation in mutual aid groups and involving family members and loved ones in treatment.

Overall, TIP 50 is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and caregivers working with individuals with co-occurring substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. The guide emphasizes the importance of taking a comprehensive and collaborative approach to treatment, and provides evidence-based strategies for addressing these complex conditions. By following the recommendations outlined in TIP 50, healthcare professionals can improve the outcomes and quality of life for individuals struggling with these challenging conditions.

Understand the prevalence of co-occurring substance use disorders and suicidal thoughts/behaviors among individuals seeking treatment.

Identify evidence-based screening and assessment tools for identifying individuals at risk of suicide.

Develop a comprehensive safety plan that addresses both substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors.

Recognize the importance of building a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship with individuals in treatment.

Describe the impact of stigma and discrimination on individuals with co-occurring substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors.

Identify evidence-based psychotherapies that can effectively address both substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors.

Discuss the role of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in addressing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Recognize the importance of involving family members and loved ones in the treatment process.

Understand the importance of creating a supportive community and network for individuals in treatment, including participation in mutual aid groups.

Identify strategies for ongoing monitoring and follow-up care to prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery.

By achieving these course objectives, healthcare professionals can gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively address co-occurring substance use and suicidal thoughts/behaviors in individuals seeking treatment. This knowledge can help improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for individuals struggling with these complex conditions.




Other Course Information:


Partial credit/partial attendance is not allowed for this course.

If you have any questions about this course or would like to request accommodations, you can contact us.


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