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Managing Depressive Symptom in Substance Abuse Clients-Part 2: Administrators Guide

Course #: 06-756

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

Although substance abuse counselors may have tools to address depressive symptoms with clients, specific attention must be paid to implementation issues so that these tools are used effectively.  This intermediate level continuing education course, developed from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) information, summarizes the important role that administrators play in ensuring that their programs and counselors incorporate the management of depressive symptoms into treatment.

CE Course Objectives

1. Identify Consensus Panel recommendations for administrators to incorporate the management of depressive symptoms into substance abuse treatment.

2. Describe the effects of depressive symptoms on recovery and the benefits of addressing these symptoms in substance abuse treatment.

3. Outline strategies used when deciding whether to implement a policy for managing depressive symptoms.

4. Discuss how administrators can confront organizational change and challenges when implementing new policies, protocols, and practices.

5. Summarize leadership tasks that are critical to implementation processes.

6. Determine methods for administrators to address regulations, staff competence, community relationships, and funding when bringing about organizational change.



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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