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Enhancing Behavioral Health Services for Homeless Populations

Course #: 06-398

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 10/31/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CE Course Description

People who are homeless are at elevated risk for substance abuse, mental disorders, and various other physical ailments and social problems. This brief intermediate level education course, developed from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 55, provides valuable information about the importance of addressing and working to prevent homelessness. Homelessness in America and in behavioral health settings is discussed as well as clinical interventions and strategies for helping people who are homeless.

CE Course Objectives

1. Summarize how homelessness affects people and why it often occurs in conjunction with other social and health problems.

2. Differentiate between the types of homelessness and how each interacts with substance use and mental disorders.

3. Discuss the role of the behavioral health professional in working with people who are homeless.

4. Identify the stages of change, recovery, and rehabilitation, and how these may affect those who are experiencing homelessness.

5. Evaluate special issues that impact service delivery for homeless populations.


Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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