Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Use Clients in Early Recovery Part 2

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The purpose of this education course is to provide counselors with education and techniques on treating individuals who have symptoms of depression and substance use conditions. Part 2 of this course is aimed at the implementation of treatment in programs, developing policies and procedures, and continuity and fidelity of programs. This course is intended for program administrators and management within organizations that provide service to individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.  This education covers Clinical Intake and Screening skill of the Eight Counselor and Counseling skills Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Participants will gain knowledge on how to implement programs aimed at addressing depressive symptoms in early recovery,
  2.  There will be an understanding of how to develop policies and procedures for program implementation,
  3. Participants will gain an understanding of the important of continuity and fidelity in developed programs. 




  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers



AuthorCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment. Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 48. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 13-4353. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008.


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