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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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ADS556 Diagnosis and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders (3 cr.)

This course examines effective applications of current theories and models in the diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders and associated issues. The incorporation of biopsychosocial factors including socioeconomics, race, ethnicity, culture and subcultures, and mental health are addressed.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Locate, evaluate, and implement theories and models of evidence-based approaches to diagnoses, interventions, treatments, and associated services in the addiction field.
  2. Identify and integrate community, networkers, stakeholders, and socioeconomic factors into diagnosis, intervention, and treatment.
  3. Apply biopsychosocial theories, including intergenerational, genetic, and environmental factors; and family, partner, and other relationship roles into assessment, intervention, and treatment.
  4. Establish effective relationships with clients and other professionals according to one’s role along the continuum of care.
  5. Identify the presence of co-occurring disorders and associated issues for coordinating services and evaluating program efficacy.
  6. Synthesize and apply ethical, legal, and professional responsibly within the 12 core functions when diagnosing, intervening, and treating along the continuum of care.

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