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Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

In this report, the committee explores the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and how they change accountability and performance measurement. The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions, creating an evidence base, consistency of systematic reviews, accountability, and measurements need to be established. The committee laid a framework to facilitate this.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders created by Mary Jane England, MD and Adrienne Stith Butler, PhD. in 2015.

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Course Material Authors

Mary Jane England, MD

Dr England is a clinical professor at Boston University School of Public Health. She has worked on many national committees and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Adrienne Stith Butler, PhD.

Adrienne Stitch Butler is a psychologist who works on public policy issues at the Institute of Medicine. She has published multiple works as part of her work at the Institute of Medicine.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the federal laws that are driving a change in measurements and accountability.

  2. Identify the factors in creating an evidence base, proper measurements, and ultimately effective psychosocial interventions.

  3. Recognize the drive to tie payment to outcome, following the medical model.

Course Material

References begin on page 159.

Course Material

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Course Number 102506
6.5 credit hours
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