Students are introduced to the complexities and unique treatment needs of clients who are diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. An examination of the guiding principles for counseling individuals with co-occurring disorders will occur, as well as a review of assessment and diagnostic methods, treatment settings and interventions, special population considerations, and integrated care planning and recovery strategies.

Prerequisites: CNSL 568 (minimum grade of C) and CNSL 571 (minimum grade of C), or permission of instructor or department chairperson.

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