Contact Hours: 24

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC


  • Explore multicultural and pluralistic trends; social or cultural issues affecting individuals, couples and families
  • Understand the history of detoxification services 
  • Identify the guiding principles of detoxification and substance abuse treatment 
  • Identify challenges to providing effective detoxification 
  • Identify the role of various settings in the delivery of detoxification services 
  • The value weight and address psychosocial and biomedical issues during detoxification 
  • Implement strategies for engaging in retaining patients in detoxification 
  • Identify special considerations for patients needing detoxification including cultural diversity, single parents with small children, and financial barriers 
  • Identify clinician characteristics most important to the therapeutic alliance 
  • Understand the proper use of each psychosocial and biomedical screening and assessment instrument 
  • Identify the clinical symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal from the most common substances 
  • Identify medical complications of overdose or withdrawal from the most common substances 
  • Define social detoxification 
  • Identify the basic steps for management of delirium and seizures during alcohol withdrawal 
  • Identify the different methods used for detoxification from each of the different most commonly used substances 
  • Identify special populations, such as pregnant women, and special issues they may face during detoxification 
  • Identify the general principles of care for patients with cooccurring medical conditions 
  • Identify the general principles of care for patients with cooccurring psychiatric conditions

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