mental health and well-being

mental health and well-being

This program is intended for:

  • Treatment Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Medical doctors and allied 
  • Health personnel
  • Recovering persons
  • Students in the mental health, social work, psychology and counseling fields.
  • Local Government ADACs
  • School Guidance Counselors

As well as:

  • High School Graduate with four years work experience in SUD treatment
  • College undergrad with two years work experience in SUD Treatment Setting
  • College Graduate of any Social Science and Allied Medical Courses
  • Government Employees: Anti Drug Abuse Councils (Barangay, Municipal, City, Provincial), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Corrections, etc.

2022 1st Run: Feb. 12, 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12, 19

2022 2nd Run: Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1, 8

Time: 18 total hours synchronous, 12 total hours asynchronous

Module Fee: P12,895

This course presents a comprehensive discourse of substance use interventions with emphasis on the pretreatment phase in the continuum of care.

Fundamental knowledge on substance use disorders (SUD), commonly known as addiction will be provided through a description of the pharmacology of psychoactive substances; understanding of the physiology of substance use disorders (SUD) as a brain disease; and overview of the continuum of care for SUD treatment.

Recovery management through pre-treatment interventions of outreach, screening, and assessment will be covered. The course will enable the participants to build their skills building in outreach, brief intervention, documentation and administration of ASI and ASSIST.

Module Objectives

At the end of module, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the physiology of addiction as a brain disease.
  • Identify classes of psychoactive substances and its route of administration.
  • Discuss the effects and consequences of common psychoactive substance.
  • Design pre-treatment components according to institutional needs.
  • Discuss recovery capital and its role in treatment outcomes.
  • Identify the components of treatment and explain the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrate skills in outreach and brief intervention.
  • Administer ASISST and ASI.
  • Design pre-treatment components according to institutional needs.

Module Outline

Session 1:

  • Overview of Universal Treatment Curriculum
  • Introduction to Psychoactive Substances
  • Characteristics and Consequences of Abuse of Substances

Session 2:

  • The Science of Addiction
  • Recovery & Recovery Management
  • Introduction to Motivation & Stages of Change

Session 3:

  • Factors affecting Treatment Outcome
  • Continuum of Care
  • Pretreatment

Session 4:

  • SUD Screening: Alcohol, Smoking & Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)
  • Domain of Assessment
  • SUD Assessment: Addiction Severity Index (ASI)

Session 5:

  • Practising ASSIST, Brief Intervention & ASI

Session 6:

  • Referral to Treatment
  • Person Centered Treatment
  • Practice Integration Plan

2022 1st Run: Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 21, 28, Jun. 4, 11 & 18

2022 2nd Run: Oct. 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 & Dec 3, 10

Time: 24 total hours synchronous, 16 total hours asynchronous

Module Fee: P16,895

This course presents a comprehensive discussion on substance use interventions with emphasis on essential skills such as counseling, crisis intervention, and solving ethical dilemmas.

Introduction to co-occurring diseases and evidence-based practices will be covered to ensure adherence to quality standard in providing services to people with substance use disorders.

Fundamentals of Substance Use Interventions I is a prerequisite to this module.

Module Objectives

At the end of module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the common co-occurring disorders for people with SUD.
  • Describe the effect of COD in SUD treatment.
  • Define crisis in the context of SUD treatment.
  • Compare different approaches to resolve crisis.
  • Differentiate ethical decision-making models.
  • Practice solving ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify basic counseling skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate counseling skills for SUD clients.
  • Describe evidence-based practices for SUD treatment.
  • Differentiate evidence-based practices.

Module Outline

Session 1:

  • Co-occurring Disorders: History & Impact
  • Introduction to Co-occurring Medical Disorder

Session 2:

  • Co-occurring Mental Disorders
  • Substance Induced Disorders

Session 3:

  • Introduction to Crisis
  • Managing Suicide Risks
  • Avoiding Personal Crisis: Counselor’s Safety & Self-care

Session 4:

  • Foundations for Ethical Thinking
  • Models for Ethical Decision Making

Session 5:

  • Core Counseling Skills

Session 6:

  • Rolling with Resistance
  • Issues in Counseling

Session 7:

  • Evidence-Based Practices I

Session 8:

  • Evidence-Based Practices II
  • Integration Plan

Ma. Veronica Felipe

Ma. Veronica Felipe is a Registered Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Teacher, and an Internationally Credentialed Addictions Professional. She is currently connected with DLS- CSB as Director of the SUD Program under the School of Professional and Continuing Education, and at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) as Associate Professorial Lecturer. She also serves as the Chairman of the ICUDDR-Asia Pacific Training Committee.

 

As the 10th Director of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP), she was responsible for global programs on credentialing, curriculum design, training, substance use prevention and treatment initiatives, technical assistance, and multilateral collaborations. Prior to joining DAP, she held various academic positions, including OIC of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of the College of Human Development, and Chairperson of the Psychology Department at PLM.

 

She is a Global Master Trainer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and has conducted over 40 trainings and seminars throughout Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. She also served as a Technical Advisor to the Department of Education’s Preventive Drug Education resource material.

 

Miss Felipe earned her Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in Psychology and Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from PLM. She has completed 36 units of coursework towards her Doctorate Degree in Educational Psychology. She is a member the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

diploma in substance use interventions

The Diploma in Substance Use Interventions prepares participants for professional certification at the entry level by providing the evidence based information about treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and facilitating hands-on activities to develop self-awareness, competence, skills and techniques.

The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) in collaboration with global experts and other International Organizations developed the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), the most comprehensive learning material for addiction professionals.

SPaCE will provide SUD practitioners’ quality learning experience that is applicable in their careers and advances their understanding of SUD related issues through the dissemination of UTC. The program will demonstrate how the course relates to the science of addiction, the continuum of care from pretreatment to aftercare, and legal and ethical considerations within the country system.

Working with Families of People with Substance Use Disorders (SUD)

As a chronic condition, families have to live with SUD and understanding the disease and its recovery affects family dynamics which is particularly salient in our culture. This course discuss science-based interventions for people with SUD and their families.

2022 1st Run: May 21, 28 & June 4

Time: 1600-1900H (10.5 hours synchronous, 4.5 hours asynchronous)

Module Fee: P6,495

Module Objectives

At the end of the module, the participant be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and theories of family-based SUD treatment.
  • Distinguish different approaches to family therapy.
  • Demonstrate basic family counseling skills.

Module Outline

Session 1:

  • Understanding the Family
  • Impact of Parental SUD in Children
  • Impact of SUD on Parents of Adult Child
  • Family roles in addiction

Session 2:

  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Family Therapy
  • Family Counseling Approaches

Session 3:

  • Family Counseling Approaches
  • Integrated Family Counseling
  • Psychoeducation

Ma. Veronica Felipe

Ma. Veronica Felipe is a Registered Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Teacher, and an Internationally Credentialed Addictions Professional. She is currently connected with DLS- CSB as Director of the SUD Program under the School of Professional and Continuing Education, and at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) as Associate Professorial Lecturer. She also serves as the Chairman of the ICUDDR-Asia Pacific Training Committee.

 

As the 10th Director of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP), she was responsible for global programs on credentialing, curriculum design, training, substance use prevention and treatment initiatives, technical assistance, and multilateral collaborations. Prior to joining DAP, she held various academic positions, including OIC of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of the College of Human Development, and Chairperson of the Psychology Department at PLM.

 

She is a Global Master Trainer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and has conducted over 40 trainings and seminars throughout Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. She also served as a Technical Advisor to the Department of Education’s Preventive Drug Education resource material.

 

Miss Felipe earned her Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in Psychology and Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from PLM. She has completed 36 units of coursework towards her Doctorate Degree in Educational Psychology. She is a member the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

for inquiries

Look for: Amy Aniban

4/F School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus
950 Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
✆  (+63) 8230-5100 local 3802, 
(+63) 8400-5425, (+63) 8400-7405
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