GC PCN529 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 When assessing a client, how does a counselor determine the severity of a substance use disorder? Discuss the criteria for this assessment. dq 2 Explain the importance of having an integrated approach to client treatment when a client has a co-occurring disorder. GC PCN529 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 What are the major differences between screening and assessment materials? dq 2 When assessing if a client is a threat to harm himself or herself, what are the important steps to consider in order to protect the client and yourself? GC PCN529 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 What is the difference(s) between treatment and recovery? Address if anyone is ever “recovered,” or is she/he always “in recovery?” dq 2 When would a counselor refer a client for a possible psychopharmacological intervention? GC PCN529 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 When examining mood disorders what are the major similarities and differences in symptoms between depressive and bipolar disorders? dq 2 What are some specific counseling techniques used in working with persons who have depressive and bipolar disorders? Explain them. GC PCN529 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 A person suffering from PTSD and a substance use disorder can be complicated to treat. As they abstain from substances, their trauma related symptoms may increase. How would you go about treating this person? dq 2 What are the differences between substance-induced psychotic disorder and a psychotic disorder? How would you tell the difference in an assessment session? GC PCN529 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 What are the unique challenges in treating someone with an anxiety disorder and a substance use disorder? dq 2 Briefly describe at least three treatment approaches for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that are considered best practices. GC PCN529 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 Describe the correlation between personality disorders and substance use. Identify which disorders have a high prevalence of co-morbidity. What are the treatment implications when there is co-occurring personality and substance use disorders? dq 2 Choose one personality disorder and, using scholarly resources, list and read at least three articles specifically addressing that disorder. If an evidence-based practice or best practices article is available, please choose this resource. What is significant about each of the articles and what can your peers learn from reading them? GC PCN529 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 December dq 1 Why is there a prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection among persons that are alcohol and/or drug dependent? Why do you believe there is high correlation? dq 2 What is the relationship between gambling addiction and substance use disorders?
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