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Counseling Approaches for People Who Have Viral Hepatitis

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Credit Value: 1
Exam Questions: 10
Passing Grade: 8 correct
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Course Description: This course is based upon material published in A Treatment Improvement Protocol from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is available as an open access article.

Counselors are in a unique position to provide education, emotional support, and other types of assistance for clients who have hepatitis and substance use disorders (SUDs). To be effective, counselors must first be well educated about hepatitis. Therefore, key counselor goals should include things such as ensuring patient safety, and providing reliable information to clients and their families among many other that will be discussed in this chapter. Counselors can help clients develop social support systems and provide effective, targeted case management by means discussed in the following chapter.

This course on viral hepatitis counseling, is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of the proper way to council clients who have viral hepatitis. The course material includes a literature review of interventions.  It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.  

Authors:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding viral hepatitis patient counseling. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Describe effective case management.

  • Identify ways to build a therapeutic relationship to help clients understand their diagnosis.

  • Recognize the need for counseling strategies.

Citation:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (2011). A Treatment Improvement Protocol: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People with Substance Use Disorders. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA11-4656/TIP53.pdf

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