Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach

 

 

 

 

This educations course covers the SAMHSA In Brief: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach Suicide. This guide highlights how suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem in the United States and how prevention professionals across behavioral health fields has the potential to reduce suicide rates. Findings from research show that substance use—especially alcohol use—is a significant factor that is linked to a substantial number of suicides and suicide attempts.  This education covers Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

 

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate counseling methods used in suicide prevention;
  2. Assess the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM V;
  3. Identify the referral mechanism for suicide prevention in the community.

 

 

Author

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Substance Use and Suicide:
A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach. In Brief.

 

Improving Cultural Competence in Treatment

 

 

 

 

The purpose of this educational course is to address the role of culture in the provision of service for co-occurring substance use treatment. The readings are from SAMHSAs TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence. The course will cover cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations. This educational independent study course covers legal, ethical and professional development skill of the Eight Counselor and case management skills Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of the clinician in understanding culture in treatment;
  2. Identify the main concepts of culture in case management;
  3. and demonstrate the legal, ethical, and professional considerations of culture.

 

 

 

  • Professional Care Providers
  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers

 

Author

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Improving Cultural Competence. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 59. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4849. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSAs: Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder publication. The readings will cover screening tools for alcohol use and interventions for pregnant women and women of childbearing age to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It also outlines methods for identifying people living with FASD and modifying treatment accordingly. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and Treatment Planning skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain prevention methods of alcohol-exposed pregnancies among women of childbearing age;
  2. Describe how to addressing FASD in treatment;
  3. Identify treatment options for families in care of children who have FASD;
  4. Identify resources in the community for education, prevention, and treatment of FASD.

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 58. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 13-4803. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
2014.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

Substance Use Counseling Competencies: Clinical Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSA TAP 21-A: Competencies for Substance Treatment Clinical Supervisors. This manual lists competencies for effective supervision in substance use disorder treatment programs. It provides step-by-step guidance for implementing comprehensive supervisory training and workforce development.This education covers the Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain theories, roles, and modalities of clinical supervision;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of counselor development;
  3. Identify professional and ethical standards;
  4. Understanding of the importance of clinical supervision in substance use treatment programs.

 

 

AuthorCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment. Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21-A. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4243. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course if based on readings from NIDAs: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide. This course looks at trends in the United States of America surrounding addiction treatment. It also covers principles of effective treatment for providers. This education covers the Treatment Planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

 

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify principles of effective treatment;
  2. Assess drug addiction treatment in the United States;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based approaches to drug addiction treatment.

 

 

AuthorNIDA. 2020, June 1. Acknowledgments. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/acknowledgments on 2020, July 9

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

Protecting Children and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course is based on readings from The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect Children’s Bureau publication:Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders.  There are many factors that place children and families at risk when there is substance use within the family. This educational course will cover prevention and treatment strategies to address these risk factors. This education covers the treatment planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

 

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how parental substance use disorders affect children;
  2. Explain the nature of substance use disorders;
  3. Describe how to treat substance use disorders;
  4. Describe home examination, screening, and assessment of substance use disorders.

 

 

AuthorOffice on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau (2009) Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

 

After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers SAMHSAs: After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community publication. This course will cover best practices and considerations for individuals who provide or coordinate reentry services for women involved in the CJ system and are reentering the community. This education covers the treatment planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Trauma-informed Services;
  2. Identify Critical Reentry Needs;
  3. Describe how to treat substance use disorders post release;
  4. Describe how to provide Culturally Competent Services.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community. Publication No. PEP20-05-01-001. Rockville, MD: Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

Understanding PTSD and Treatment

 

 

 

 

This educational course covers the Veteran’s Administration: Understanding PTSD and Treatment. This course will cover best practices and considerations for individuals who provide services for people diagnosed with PTSD and those who have been diagnosed with PTSD. This education covers the treatment planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of PTSD;
  2. Identify common treatment for PTSD;
  3. Describe how to get help for ptsd.

 

 

AuthorVeterans Administration: Understanding PTSD and Treatment. https://www.ptsd.va.gov/publications/print/understandingptsd_booklet.pdf, May 2020.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Substance Use Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

This educational course cover the SAMHSAs  Systems Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.  This guide describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people living with or at risk for substance use disorders. It provides information on implementing SBIRT services and covering challenges, barriers, cost, and sustainability. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to treatment;
  2. Describe initiating the planning process and developing partnerships in the community;
  3. Identify the appropriate SBIRT treatment settings.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP)
Series 33. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4741. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C