Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders : A Practitioner's Guide
Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorder: A Practitioner's Guide is a basic overview of current evidence-based practices for treating co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis, refers to individuals who have both a mental illness and a co-morbid substance use disorder. The literature suggests that utilizing an "integrated" approach to treatment, treating both disorders concurrently in a program with clinicians specially trained in mental illness and substance abuse, provides the best outcomes for this population. This book is designed to provide clinicians with the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively assess and treat co-occurring disorders.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 155 x 232 x 9mm | 209g
- 28 Feb 2007
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Chapter 2 Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders Chapter 3 Major Mental Disorders Chapter 4 Addictive Disorders Chapter 5 Psychotherapeutic Medications Chapter 6 Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders Chapter 7 Clinical Vignettes Chapter 8 Epilogue
Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders provides a concise overview of a frequently neglected field. ...this basic overview must be included for professionals who are not routinely exposed to mental health diagnoses. * PsycCRITIQUES *
About John Smith
Dr. John Smith is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty five years of experience in the mental health and chemical dependency fields. He is the program administrator for the Dual Diagnosis Day Treatment Program at Doctor's Hospital of West. In addition, Dr. Smith is a professor of alcohol and drug counseling at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.