Partnering Addiction Counselors with Clients and Healthcare Professionals
Part Four of this Treatment Improvement Protocol is for addiction treatment professionals and peer recovery support specialists who work with individuals who take an FDA-approved medication for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, or buprenorphine. These providers have direct helping relationships with clients. They don’t prescribe or administer OUD medications, but they interact with healthcare professionals who do. They also help people who take OUD medication access supportive services (e.g., transportation, child care, housing).
These addiction professionals and peer recovery support specialists help clients recover by addressing the challenges and consequences of addiction. Because OUD is often a chronic illness, ongoing communication helps patients more fully benefit from both pharmacotherapy and psychosocial treatment and support. Supportive counseling environments for clients who take OUD medication can promote treatment and help build recovery capital. This course is based upon material published in the SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol 63 and is available as an open-access article.
This course on opioid use disorder treatment is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise of treatments for opioid use disorder. The course material includes a review of treatment settings. 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, a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding medications used to treat opioid use disorder. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe how OUD medications work
- Identify counselor-prescriber communication strategies
- Recognize methods for creating a supportive counseling experience
Citation: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020) Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 63, Part 4: Partnering Addiction Treatment Counselors with Clients and Healthcare Professionals. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18-5063PT4. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018.
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023 Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
- The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Ce-Classes.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6320. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ce-Classes.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- Florida Certification Board
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 2-2023
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2122
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
- The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
This course is Non Interactive .