- Clinical Skills I: Integrated Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities
This course provides a clinical and practical foundation for intervening with individuals with co-occurring mental illness and psychoactive substance use disorders. Essential epidemiological, etiological, assessment and intervention areas are covered. Students explore a variety of motivational and contextual dimensions, including empowerment, hope, recovery education and sympton self-management, self-help and therapeutic interventions. Family support, involuntary interventions, intervention networks and integrated clinical services will be addressed using a general systems theory approach.