Required material: There are two required texts for this course.
Please let me know if you cannot access these.
Study Guide for the Florida MCAP, CAP, Certification Exam (2016)
This comprehensive review is published by the Florida Certification Board (FCB)
Comprehensive Education Services. It should be available from the St.
Petersburg College Health Education Campus (HEC) bookstore. But it may also
be ordered directly from FCB. ( https://flcertificationboard.org/products/ )
CSAT Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21 – Addiction Counseling
Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice
or a hard-copy can be ordered free of charge from the US Dept. of Health and Human
Services and SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
Case Management and Referral
Read Chapter 5 in the FCB text
Case Management Resource:
Persons who are substance dependent often have problems in many of the biopsychosocial spheres of their lives. Common problems include poor health, financial problems, relationship problems, employment/education problems, homelessness, legal problems and mental health issues. Often, these problems need to be addressed, if the person is going to maintain sobriety. This is where effective case management plays a key role. A good case manager will link together different service resources to provide a comprehensive plan specific for the needs of their client.
The difference between a case manager and a counselor?
4 major objectives of case management:
Case management principles:
Case managers assist their clients in developing a personal plan to meet their varied needs.
The service plan contains:
Service plan goals (things that are to be achieved) need to be:
Reasons to refer a client:
Read pages 126-129 in the FCB text.
Progress notes are written entries in the client file that document events throughout treatment.
Components of a progress note:
SOAP method of progress notes
(This info is not in the text)
The SOAP method is a commonly used structural model for writing progress notes. SOAP is an acronym:
Sometimes Intervention and Evaluation are also added at the end of the soap note.
Sample SOAP Note:
S = Client reports, “I had an awful urge to drink, so I pawned my walkman, bought a 12-pack of beer and got trashed. It was like I couldn’t fight it anymore.”
O = Client had recently complained of frequent relapse urges. A breathalyzer test indicates he has a current blood alcohol level (BAL) of 0.161, indicating intoxication. A urine drug screen was negative for drugs of abuse. Client has not attended an AA meeting in two weeks.
A = Client recently stopped attending AA meetings, experienced an urge to drink and relapsed on alcohol.
P = Will monitor client for symptoms of alcohol withdrawal requiring referral to detox. Will recommend he begin attending AA again and call his sponsor next time he has urges to drink. Will recommend that he read the NA pamphlet “Recovery and Relapse” and complete a relapse prevention workbook. Continue treatment.
Lesson 9 Discussion Question
Why is case management important? How do non-substance-related issues such as homelessness, unemployment, health, relationships, etc. impact a person’s addiction and recovery? Please answer this question and respond to two other students’ posts.