Case Management and Referral Principles and Techniques
Case management with substance abuse patients is essential from the initial referral until s/he reaches their goal because the problems they face can impact whether or not they access treatment, remain in treatment and/or follow discharge plans. There is a knowledge base and skills that are important for anyone taking on this role with a client.
This course will assist the candidate in:
- being competent in addressing the special circumstances that affect clients typically referred to a particular substance abuse treatment program
- understanding the range of clients’ reactions to the challenges associated with particular special circumstances
- Remaining aware of the limits of one’s own knowledge and expertise
- Evaluating personal beliefs and biases about clients who have special problems
- Maintaining an open attitude toward seeking and accepting assistance on behalf of a client
- Knowing where additional information on special problems can be accessed.
In addition, the student will thoroughly review and understand the four basic functions of a case manager-
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Candidates will compete three assignments related to the specific tasks involved in case management and will be evaluated by their completion of these assignments.