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Reducing Against Medical Advice (AMA) Discharges in Recovery

Treatment Centers struggle with clients wanting to leave Against Medical Advice (AMA) yet research shows that long-term recovery is frequently tied to the length of stay. This course will explore:
Who is most likely to leave against medical advice.
Why do individuals leave against medical advice?
What are the dangers of leaving against medical advice?
What can be done to prevent people from leaving against medical advice?


This course will award 1 continuing education credit.

Author: Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed. CAP, LMHC and S. Schiller, LCSW 
Ms. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia.  She is credentialed in alcohol and other drug counseling.    
Ms. Schiller, LCSW is in private practice in Georgia.

Course Information:
Relevance and Target Audience:
  This course is designed for masters level counselors, addiction professionals, and nurses who have direct client contact with clients who may request to leave treatment before completion risking a positive outcome.
Content level:  Intermediate
Course Format:  This course is offered as a self-paced distance learning format (reading-based online activity)
System Requirements:  This course is offered online.  Internet connection required.
Course Completion Information:  To earn continuing education credit, professionals must register and pay the fee for the course.  They must read the content and demonstrate understanding by earning a minimum score of 70 percent on testing materials.  The certificate of completion will be able to be downloaded after the above is completed. Refunds and Cancellations will be granted upon request with the withdrawal of credit for the course. For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call 866-863-4225 or email [email protected].

CEBroker Provider Number:  50-204
CEBroker Course ID: 20-764425
CEBroker Provider Number: 50-32499
CEBroker Course ID: 20-939422


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Price $12.00

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