Dec 05, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022
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PSY 2180 - Co-Occurring Issues in Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health

Credits: 3
This course will introduce the complex relationship between substance use disorders and numerous mental health conditions. Working with case studies, students will learn practical skills and basic theoretical tools needed for understanding, detecting, diagnosing, and treating co-occurring disorders. Emphasis will be on intervention strategies, screening, assessing risk levels, crisis stabilization, and various treatment responses in dual diagnoses, highlighting the effectiveness of integrated and collaborative treatment programs within family or community-based networks. The course will also examine the secondary effects of co-occurring disorders on individual relapse and recovery and explore connections with social and family systems through domestic violence, family breakdown, trauma, poverty, and delinquency.

Prerequisites:   or Addiction: An Introduction to Clinical Skills  and   or   


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