This intermediate level course provides a practical guide to assessing and treating substance use disorders in various clients including those with dual diagnoses. The course presents an individualized and empowering approach to treatment in an outpatient psychotherapy practice setting providing detailed information on engaging and motivating clients using cognitive-behavioral therapies and psychodynamic techniques working across a continuum of care and facilitating self-help strategies. The course will assist the mental health practitioner with the diverse and challenging issues encountered in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders. Tools for clinical assessment and client education are provided.
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