1) Research suggests that treatment of substance use disorders is more effective for sustained recovery. We also know that the longer someone remains in treatment, the more likely the person is to have sustained recovery. From a social work lens, discuss how you would approach a client about entering treatment. How would you discuss this with the client’s family? How will you determine what level of care will best serve the client’s immediate needs? What will you recommend for the family? How will you explain this to the family? How will you introduce the idea of 12-step meetings to the client?
2)Throughout your studies in the MSW program here at UNE, you will be working to develop your clinical philosophy for treatment for both individual and family therapy. Now that you have learned about the various treatment approaches and modalities that can be applied to substance abuse work, please integrate these new insights into your emerging/evolving clinical philosophy as a professional and respond to the following questions:
Of all the treatment approaches and modalities that you’ve learned about this week and in prior courses (e.g., CBT, DBT, narrative, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, group therapy, etc.), which is one of your favorites and why?
Briefly describe the major tenets of your chosen approach and cite reasons why you feel it could be impactful with clients diagnosed with substance use disorders and how it could be applied with them. Provide examples.
Describe one intervention/technique that hails from your treatment approach that could be used with substance abuse clients. There are a plethora of options to choose from from the various models, so please attempt to pick one that is different than something your peers have already written about. The idea is to share as many resources within your group as possible to add to your “intervention toolboxes.”
Your initial response should be at least 1-2 full, substantive paragraphs per bullet point question minimum, and your second and third responses should be a reaction to peers’ postings. Make sure to use and cite course readings and other material to support your contributions. All citations should follow APA rules and at least two scholarly references (journal articles, clinical books, etc.) apart from your class textbooks must be included.