This course will provide information on mental health issues, such as anxiety, mood personality, phobic, post-traumatic stress and thought disorders. Students will develop a basic understanding of how mental health, substance use disorders and other related conditions can exist in combination and how they affect treatment service. Students will also receive information about potential causes and origins of these disorders, along with client perspectives of symptoms and limitations. Applied exercises will help students practice their developing skills associated with identifying and describing these disorders.
|April 30 - May 1, 2020 on ZOOM|
|Dialectical Behavioral Therapy|
This course will focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as it relates to substance use and mental health disorders. The course will present information on the functional principles of DBT, and the five essential features: Improving patient motivation to change; enhancing patient capabilities; generalizing new behaviors; structuring the environment, and enhancing therapist ability and motivation. The course will also focus on DBT's substance abuse specific behavioral targets which include:
Decreasing use of substances
Diminishing urges, cravings and temptation to use
Avoid opportunities and cues to abuse
Reducing behaviors conducive to drug use
|May 7-8, 2020 on ZOOM|
This course will introduce students to the theory, spirit, principles and strategies of motivational interviewing. Students will have an opportunity for practice and skills development through the use of role-plays, and interactive group exercises will enhance student skills in establishing rapport, eliciting change talk, and establishing commitment language from the client.
|May 21-22, 2020 on ZOOM|
|Personality Disorders & Substance Use Disorders|
This course will focus on the following topics:
• Characteristics of the DSM-5 Personality Disorders
• Address those disorders that are statistically present in persons with chemical dependency
• Treatment implications as they result to building therapeutic relationships
|June 18, 2020 on ZOOM|
|Applied Crisis Management|
This course will look at what Case Management is, and why it is important. The class will address the knowledge, skills, and attitudes involved in case management.
|June 19, 2020 on ZOOM|
|To register for the above classes see the ZOOM schedule|