About This Course

This course examines the intricate relationship between mental health and substance use disorders, recognizing the prevalent co-occurrence of these conditions. Additionally, it introduces students to the knowledge, techniques, skills, and process involving initiating, conducting, and terminating an effective counseling relationship. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the intersection between clients' substance use issues, mental health concerns, and the foundations of clinical practice. Through a critical examination of substance use theories, models, and research; emphasis is placed on grasping the biopsychosocial factors influencing the etiology, incidence, course, and care of substance use and mental health disorders. The course equips students with effective strategies for intervention with clients grappling with co-occurring disorders, incorporating multicultural perspectives throughout the exploration of content areas. Ultimately, the goal is to familiarize students with the complexities of co-occurring disorders and empower them with the knowledge and skills needed for comprehensive and culturally sensitive therapeutic approaches.

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