Substance Use Treatment and Family Therapy

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This educational course is based on the SAMHSA TIP 39: Substance Use Treatment and Family Therapy publication. Treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders can be beneficial for the individual and family. This course covers how to combine family and substance use therapy approaches. This course also addresses different approaches, research, and resources of support.  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. Explain the role of the clinical assessment in the development of a client treatment plan for family therapy in substance use;
  2. Identify models for integrating family and substance use approaches to therapy;
  3. Assess treatment considerations for specific populations.




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


AuthorCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4219. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004.


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