NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HMS 258 - CASE MANAGEMENT AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focuses on the process of interviewing substance abuse clients. Includes intake, assessment, handling denial, and ending the interview.  Teaches skills for writing short-term goals and treatment plans with emphasis on accountability. Examines various reporting devices. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to teach students the process of case management, which they will use as counselors with substance abusing clients. It is an intensive applied course aimed at skill acquisition.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

English, reading and writing.  Successful completion of Substance Abuse I-II (HMS 251-252).

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students should

    1. Be able to conduct an initial intake.
    2. Be able to assess a client behaviorally.
    3. Be able to write accountable treatment goals and plans.
    4. Be able to write factual reports on clients.
    5. Be able to identify and use available support resources.
    6. Be able to identify the various settings available for treatment of substance abusers.
    7. Be familiar with Federal, State and local regulations affecting substance abuse programs and case management.
    8. Be familiar with overall documentation in patient charting.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    1. Federal, State, local organization
    2. Accountability, Licensing and Certification
    3. Identification of Specific Behaviors of Substance Abuse Clients
    4. Confidentially
    5. Client Rights
    6. Agency procedures for working with a case load
    7. Interagency Agreements, Referrals
    8. Intake
    9. Goal Planning
    10. Denial
Revised  1/95

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