Contact Hours: 24

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

  • 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 co-occurring medical conditions
  • Identify the general principles of care for patients with co-occurring psychiatric conditions