A Brief Overview of Specific Mental Disorders and Cross-Cutting Issues (TIP 42, Ch. 8): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

Chapter 8: A Brief Overview of Specific Mental Disorders and Cross-Cutting Issues provides a brief overview for working with substance abuse treatment clients who also have specific mental disorders. It is presented in concise form so the counselor can refer to this one chapter to obtain basic information. Course materials are from Chapter 8, found on pages 213-248 of pdf document (pages 238-273 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 specific mental disorders and cross-cutting issues in regard to co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe what counselors should know about the various types of mental disorders.

  2. Identify the diagnostic features and criteria for anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

  3. Explain what counselors should know about substance abuse and pathological gambling.

Course Article

Exam Questions begin on Chapter 8

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Course Number: 101138
Total Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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