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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

SOCW-235 Co-Occuring disorders in Substance Abuse

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0; Successful completion of ENGL-095 or placement into ENGL-098; Minimum 2.0 GPA in SOCW-136.
The course will provide participants the understanding of how substances use disorders and mental health disorders impact one another; knowledge of treatment approaches for co-occurring disorders; fundamental differences between integrated care and parallel care; theories of addiction and mental health treatment; and social dimensions of co-occurring support. This class is appropriate for both students engaged in course of study, and beginning substance abuse workers in the field.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe the link between Psychiatric and Substance Disorders 2. Identify evidence-based practices for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders 3. Describe the social, cultural, and medical factors relevant to co-occurring disorders 4. Describe the impact of emotional regulation on co-occurring disorder treatment 5. Identify the fundamentals of the recovery process for those with co-occurring disorders 6. Describe the process for intervening during crisis and after a relapse