Strategies for Working With Clients With Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 42, Ch. 5): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

Chapter 5: Strategies for Working With Clients With Co-Occurring Disorders provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and captures the state of the art in the treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP contains chapters on terminology, assessment, treatment strategies and models, and an overview of specific mental disorders and cross-cutting issues, such as suicidality and nicotine dependence. The TIP’s appendices provide additional information on topics such as specific mental disorders, emerging models of treatment, common medications, screening and assessment instruments, dual recovery mutual self-help programs, and other resources for consumers and providers, as well as confidentiality issues. Course materials are from Chapter 5, found on pages 101-136 of pdf document (pages 126-161 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about strategies for working with clients with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies for working with clients with co-occurring disorders (COD).

  2. Describe guidelines for a successful therapeutic relationship with a client who has COD.

  3. Explain techniques for working with clients with COD.

Course Article

Exam questions are from Chapter 5.

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Course Number: 101127
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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