Understanding Co-morbid Psychiatric & Medical Conditions: All of the DSM-IV TR courses
  • TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to medical issues in chemical dependency

    for the counselor, nurse, or other professional.
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.


    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Medical Disorders commonly associated with various classes of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription controlled substances, and illicit drugs of abuse
    2. Appropriate communication strategies for client counselor interactions
    3. Indications for referral and consultation for medical and/or psychiatric evaluation and/or treatment
    4. Educational strategies about medical consequences of Substance use as a tool to motivate change
    5. Evaluation and revision of treatment plans along the continuum of care to address medical comorbidities

    Course Revised 09/2014

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  • TITLE:
    Psychopharmacology for the Dually-Diagnosed

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to commonly used psychotropic pharmacological agents for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major classes of psychotropic medications (e.g.: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Mood stabilizers, Anti-anxiety agents) and their safe application to support psychiatric and substance use recovery;
    2. Prescription and over-the counter medications that are contraindicated for those with substance use disorders and which may trigger relapse;
    3. Safe alternatives to controlled dangerous substances in the treatment of co-morbid pain and anxiety syndromes;
    4. The underlying neurobiology that leads many dually diagnosed individuals to “self-medicate”.
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    DSM-IV TR for the Addictions Professional: Aging and Disorders of the Elderly

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Aging and Disorders of the Elderly for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Aging and Disorders of the Elderly;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Aging and Disorders of the Elderly
    3. Health consequences of Aging and Disorders of the Elderly;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Aging and Disorders of the Elderly, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically-impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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  • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Disorders of Childhood and Adolescents.

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Disorders of Children and Adolescents;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Disorders of Children and Adolescents;
    3. Health consequences of Disorders of Children and Adolescents;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Disorders of Children and Adolescents, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically-impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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  • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Personality Disorders and Eating Disorders.

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Personality disorders and Eating Disorders;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Personality disorders and Eating Disorders;
    3. Health consequences of Personality disorders and Eating Disorders;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Personality disorders and Eating Disorders, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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  • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Psychotic Disorders.

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Psychotic Disorders;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Psychotic Disorders;
    3. Health consequences of Psychotic Disorders;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Psychotic Disorders, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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    DSM-IV TR for the Addictions Professional: Mood Disorders

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Mood Disorders for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Mood Disorders;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Mood Disorders;
    3. Health consequences of Mood Disorders;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Mood Disorders, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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    Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    • This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
    • This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

    OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
    Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
    1. Major theories of Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress;
    2. Signs and symptoms of Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress;
    3. Health consequences of Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress;
    4. Appropriate assessments, interventions, professionalism, and supportive measures such as case management and client education for the professional who is caring for the chemically impaired individual;
    5. The underlying neurobiology of Anxiety, Trauma, and Disorders of Extreme Stress, as applies to professional self-care and the provision of care for chemically- impaired individuals;
    6. Evidence based interventions that can be applied in private and professional settings.
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