Contact Hours: 20

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Based on:

  • Clinical and Non-Clinical Services and Roles for Recovery-oriented Behavioral Health Providers by Cherie A Hunter.
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Resource Guide. September 2010.  SAMHSA
  • Guiding Principles and Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems: What do we know from the research?
  • Coalition for Whole Health: Summary of Recommendations for Including Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Recovery in Health Reform


  •     Explore counselor roles and processes related to advocacy on behalf of the client.
  •     Delineate the counselor's role and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  •     Identify information related to assisting the client link with services which can reduce the negative impact of developmental crises; disabilities; and, situational, transitional,and environmental factors that affect behavior. 
  •     Define a Recovery Oriented System of Care
  •     Discuss the clinical advantages to a ROSC over traditional approaches
  •     Identify treatment and service needs of persons with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders (co-occurring).
  •     Discuss how counseling differs from case management
  •     Identify the five core functions of treatment professionals with regard to case coordination
  •     Identify the skills necessary to provide effective service coordination
  •     Identify common causes for the breakdown of service coordination
  •     Define the various models of case management and describe how they are used with persons with mental health and substance use disorders disorders
  •     Identify the eight principles of case management and differentiate from counseling
  •     Effectively identify service gaps and establish and maintain relations with agencies and governmental entities who can address these unmet needs
  •     Identify information to be shared with referral sources and necessary documentation and/or releases to provide that information
  •     Establish realistic treatment and recovery expectations with the client
  •     Develop relationships with agencies in order to enhance case finding activities
  •     Differentiate between the services required during pretreatment, treatment and aftercare
  •     Identify ways to effectively evaluate quality of care in a Recovery Oriented System of Care
  •     Effectively identify clients who have "special needs"
  •     Identify the ways that each of the special needs impact the delivery of client services
  •     Identify referral resources in their communities