EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO CLIENT TREATMENT WHEN A CLIENT HAS A CO-OCCURRING DISORDER.
Week 1 dq 1 When assessing a client, how does a counselor determine the severity of a substance use disorder? Discuss the criteria for this assessment. dq 2 Explain the importance of having an integrated approach to client treatment when a client has a co-occurring disorder. Week 2 dq 1 What are the major differences between screening and assessment materials? dq 2 When assessing if a client is a threat to harm himself or herself, what are the important steps to consider in order to protect the client and yourself? Week 3 dq 1 What is the difference(s) between treatment and recovery? Address if anyone is ever “recovered,” or is she/he always “in recovery?” dq 2 When would a counselor refer a client for a possible psychopharmacological intervention? Week 4 dq 1 When examining mood disorders what are the major similarities and differences in symptoms between depressive and bipolar disorders? dq 2 What are some specific counseling techniques used in working with persons who have depressive and bipolar disorders? Explain them. Week 5 dq 1 A person suffering from PTSD and a substance use disorder can be complicated to treat. As they abstain from substances, their trauma related symptoms may increase. How would you go about treating this person? dq 2 What are the differences between substance-induced psychotic disorder and a psychotic disorder? How would you tell the difference in an assessment session?