Courses

Concurrent Disorders

Concurrent Disorders

Recovery Works has developed a 9 session course with a 25 question multiple choice exam as the student testing component. Our aim is to provide counsellors in need of hours to gain CEU’s to certify or re-certify.

GOAL OF COURSE

This course will outline the link between psychiatric disorders and substance use, abuse and addiction. Each psychiatric disorder will be examined in terms of signs and symptoms and treatment implications.

CACCF APPROVED 10 HOURS-CORE ADDICTION

From the Standards and Certifications Manual, this course is directed toward providing knowledge for the counsellor in the area of 4.1 Knowledge Expected of the Certified Counsellor.

This course is specifically targeting the areas of section C. Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Including Pharmacological Factors, Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6.

3. Knowledge of the effects of alcohol and other drug use, misuse and abuse in relation to the following: individual body chemistry, gender, age, pregnancy, other medical problems, other diagnosis, setting, dose, drug combinations, routes of administration,tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.

4. Knowledge that alcohol and other drug-related psychological, physical and other medical problems may exist (e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome, organic brain syndrome, AIDS, drug-induced psychosis, etc.) and the recognition of their signs and symptoms, indicating a need for additional medical, psychological and social assessment.

5. An understanding of complications resulting from the use of more than one mood/mind altering drug including cross tolerance, potentiation and multiple psychological and physiological dependence.

6. An awareness of the dynamics of the addiction process including the physiological mechanisms, genetics/heredity factors and the disease process of addiction as it affects the bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions of a client’s life.

SESSION OUTLINE

 

1. Introduction to the Course

2. Major Depression
a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

3. Bipolar Disorder, Type 2

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

4. Bipolar Disorder, Type 1

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

5. General Anxiety Disorders

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

6. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

7. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

8. Personality Disorders

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

9. Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders/Substance

Abuse/Addiction.

a. Signs and symptoms
b. Risks
c. Treatment

10. Student testing component. 25 multiple choice questions

Lessons

  • Concurrent Disorders Course Duration: 10 Hours

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CACCF APPROVED 40 HOURS CORE ADDICTION