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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ADCO 2055 - Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course will meet the Rule 31 criteria for training in co-occurring mental health problems and substance abuse. The course will include competencies related to philosophy, screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, documentation, programming, medication, collaboration, mental health consultation and discharge planning. The core functions involved include screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, referral and multicultural aspects of addiction counseling
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ADCO 1020  and HSER 1030  or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction Overview of co-occurring disorders and substance abuse The evolving field of co-occuring disorders
  2. Definition, terms and classifications of items for co-occurring disorders and substance abuse Terms related to substance use disorders Terms related to mental disorders Terms related to clients Terms related to systems
  3. Keys to successful programming Overview Guiding principles Improving substance abuse treatment systems and programs
  4. Assessment Overview Screening and basic assessment of co-occurring disorders The assessment process Practice assessments
  5. Strategies for working with clients with co-occurring disorders Guidelines for a successful therapeutic relationship with a client who has co-occurring disorders Technique for working with clients with co-occurring disorders
  6. Traditional setting and models Essential programming for clients with co-occurring disorders Outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs for clients with co-occurring disorders
  7. Special setting and specific programs Acute care and other medical centers Dual recovery mutual self-help program Specific populations
  8. A brief overview of specific mental disorders and cross cutting issues Personality disorders Mood disorders and anxiety disorders Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (AD/HD) Post-tramautic stress disorder (PTSD) Eating disorders Pathological gambling
  9. Substance abuse disorders Description Diagnostic considerations

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain the definitions, terms and classification system for co-occurring disorders
  2. Analyze key principles of assessment and conduct an assessment
  3. List common medications for co-occurring disorders
  4. Describe confidentiality regulations
  5. Write a treatment plan
  6. Compare criteria in the DSMIVTR relating to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  7. Outline strategies, tools, and counseling
  8. Discuss case studies employing a variety of counseling strategies, i.e. cognitive behavior therapy, motivation interviewing techniques
  9. Describe appropriate counseling techniques in co-occurring disorders and substance abuse
  10. Contrast substance abuse and co-occurring disorders

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