SSWK265 Mental Health and Addiction - Dual Diagnosis/CAC

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK265 Mental Health and Addiction - Dual Diagnosis/CAC Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
25 hours, 2 alternate Fridays - 3:00-8:30 p.m., alternate Saturdays - 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course offers students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the dual dynamics present in the majority of clients who seek treatment for chemical abuse in outpatient or inpatient settings. Assessment techniques and methods of treatment will be examined. Case vignettes will be presented for discussion and evaluation.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Knowledge of:
      1. Dynamics present in clients who are appropriate for dual diagnosis.
      2. DSM-IV, Axis I-V; classification; codes.
      3. MAST and its use in conjunction with the DSM-IV.
      4. The genogram and how family dynamics influence the mental health and addictive qualities of the clients.
      5. Counseling techniques, drawing on various theories of counseling.
    2. Skills:
      1. To sharpen student's observational skills in diagnosis and assessment.
      2. To give students the opportunity to assess clients using case vignettes.
      3. To allow students to begin to develop a counseling framework to deal effectively with clients, keeping in mind the connections between mental health and addiction.
      4. To develop a self-awareness of ethics, values and behavior which can affect treatment.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Use of the DSM-IV, MAST, and other assessment instruments; counseling techniques appropriate to dual diagnosis; use of the genogram; use and function of inpatient facilities; referral facilities available in the Delaware Valley
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Department.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Students will be evaluated on their ability to assess clients' behaviors and needs; to deal appropriately with the multi-axial diagnosis and-their knowledge of various counseling techniques appropriate to the situation.

Review/Approval Date - 11/95