Dual Disorders

Counseling Clients with Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness

About the Course:

Dual Disorders: Counseling Clients with Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness describes how millions of individuals diagnosed with psychiatric or emotional disorders battle an equally menacing disease which is chemical dependency. This is the leading professional text on the complex relationship between mental illness and addiction. Drs. Daley and Moss incorporate scientifically based treatments for both addiction and mental illness and describe practical interventions in a lucid style that is accessible to readers at all levels of chemical training. Included in this book is an overview of dual disorders, pharmacotherapeutic treatments, and client resources.

Journal/Publisher:

Hazelden

Publication Date:

2002

Authors

Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D.; Howard P. Moss, M.D.

About the Authors:

Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Howard P. Moss, M.D., is an addiction psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about counseling clients with dual disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss an overview of dual disorders, chemical dependency treatment, recovery from dual disorders, and the importance of family involvement in treatment and recovery.

  2. Explain the correlation between personality, antisocial, borderline personality, depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenic, cognitive disorders, and chemical dependency.

  3. Identify the connection with relapse disorders, group treatment and dual disorders, as well as acknowledging the issues in dual disorders program development.

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