Co-Occurring Disorders for Addiction Professionals

COM HLT X 470.8

In preparation of being an addiction professional, this course focuses on terminology, knowledge, and issues of the mental health field and substance use disorders.

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Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $705.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you will learn.

  • Evaluate alcohol and drug symptoms, which often mimic psychiatric symptoms
  • Focus on co-occuring disorders as a result of psychiatric diagnosis given alongside the primary diagnosis of substance abuse
  • Familiarize yourself with the terminology of the mental health field, substance abuse, and dependence

About this course:

Substance use disorders (SUDs) affect many aspects of a person’s life, including their mental health, physical health, social relationships, vocational endeavors, and more. We also know that many clients in treatment for SUDs also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Providers need to understand the interconnected nature of co-occurring disorders (CODs) in order to provide effective treatment and target interventions to the client’s needs. The SUD treatment professional must be familiar with basic terminology and issues of the mental health field in to addition the latest research related to substance use disorders. This course introduces the epidemiology, prevalence, and science of CODs. Students learn how to conceptualize co-occurring mental health, substance use, and physical health disorders and how their interaction affects screening, assessment, and treatment. The course describes common mental health disorders that frequently co-occur with substance use, including depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress, and personality disorders. The course also describes treatment considerations including multidimensional screening, assessment, treatment planning, and an overview of evidence-based practices for CODs, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medication Assisted Treatments, and integrated behavioral health interventions.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday 6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Grant Hovik
379233
Fee:
$705.00
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Notes

Required course in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate.

Restricted course; call (310) 825-7093 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.

Enrollment deadline: April 6, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2021
Course Requirements
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Tue Mar 30, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Apr 6, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Apr 13, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Apr 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Apr 27, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue May 4, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue May 11, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue May 18, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue May 25, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
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Tue Jun 1, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 8, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

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