This brief course was developed using Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin’s book, Meditative Psychotherapy: The Marriage of East and West. Dr. Rubin is one of the leading integrators of the Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions, and the creator of meditative psychotherapy. The author discusses how the “marriage” of these two disciplines promises a way to illuminate human suffering and offer paths to healing and transformation. The book includes examples from Dr Rubin’s practice that illustrate his reflections and perspective.
This course is intended to increase awareness of the family consequences when the disease of addiction is present, enhance the ability to support people in faith communities who are struggling with addiction, and provide some strategies to help prevent alcohol and drug use by the youth in the community. It is based on the core competences published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2004. With a better understanding of addiction and the untreated family consequences, the reader may be more comfortable and effective in helping affected families obtain necessary help, and in adopting strategies that can reduce the number of people who will be hurt by these diseases in the future.
This course is intended to promote the early identification of children and adolescents with mental health and substance use problems. It addresses the approaches, methods, and strategies used to identify mental health and substance use problems of high-risk youth (persons whose ages are between birth and 22 years) in settings that serve either a broad spectrum of children and adolescents or a high-risk population.
This course is an extraction from Treatment Improvement Protocol #55 – Effective Treatment for People in Homelessness Rehabilitation. This course focuses on several people with behavioral health disorders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Each case demonstrates effective approaches to treatment for people who are in different phases of homelessness rehabilitation and who have substance use and/or mental disorder.
The guideline is relevant to all healthcare professionals providing or directing treatment services to patients recovering from a stroke, in any healthcare setting (primary care, specialty care, and long-term care) and in community programs.