Improving Cultural Competence: Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery (CU1950)

Author(s): US Dept of Health & Human Services

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 2

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the Treatment Improvement Protocol 59: Improving Cultural Competence which focuses on the essential ingredients for developing cultural competence as a counselor and for providing culturally responsive services in clinical settings as an organization.
This is part four (of 4) and the test will be on chapter 6 which emphasizes the concept that many subcultures exist within and across diverse ethnic and racial populations and cultures. It explores the concept of drug cultures, the relationship between drug cultures and mainstream culture, the values and rituals of drug cultures, and how and why people value their participation in drug cultures.

Course Objectives

  1. Understanding what drug cultures are.

  2. Establishing a structure for clients, explaining the role of drug cultures in substance abuse treatment.

  3. Learn how to help clients with reinforcing aspects of treatment.

Course Outline

  1. Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery
    a. What Are Drug Cultures?
    b. The Role of Drug Cultures in Substance Abuse Treatment

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