Introduction to Concurrent Disorders ADDN-120

Course Code ADDN-120
Course Name Introduction to Concurrent Disorders
Category Health Professionals
Description Introduction to Concurrent Disorders establishes a foundation into mental health issues that can complicate the addiction recovery process.

The need to recognize signs and symptoms of underlining mental health problems has become a critical component of client care for addiction counsellors. As such, the course explores mindfulness, diversity, health equity and stigma; harm reduction and the stages of change, comprehensive screening and assessment, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia, anti-social disorder, impact of concurrent disorders and more.

Approved for study credit by The Canadian Addiction Counsellors' Certification Federation (CACCF), Introduction of Concurrent Disorders comprises two reflection papers, quizzes, an in-class presentation and an essay reflecting your presentation topic.

Upon successful completion of this course, your will be able to:

• Identify the relationship between concurrent mental health and substance use problems;
• Describe the impact of concurrent disorders on clients, families, health care practitioners and society;
• Identify common attitudes, beliefs and values clinicians may hold about concurrent disorders;
• Summarize different strategies for combating the stigma associated with having a concurrent disorder;
• Explain the benefits of providing an integrated treatment approach for concurrent disorders;
• Identify the components and special considerations for comprehensive screening and assessment of concurrent disorders;
• Outline the best practices for the treatment and support of clients with concurrent disorders.
Notes Blended Course: a course that blends online/e-learning and classroom delivery. Substantial parts of the content is delivered online, reducing / replacing the amount of face-to-face time. Discussions, team projects, and activities are used for learning.

Each class has 4 face to face classes (12 hours) and online/e-learning classes (30 hours)
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