HUS 1450  Dual Diagnosis I credits: 2

This course covers theoretical frameworks and treatment concepts used by students/professionals providing services to clients with mental illness who have been diagnosed as having substance abuse problems. Topics will include: Historical Overview and Review of Current Literature, Clinical Profiles of Dually Diagnosed Clients, Physiological Effects of Substance Abuse for Psychiatrically Disabled Individuals, The Disease Concept of Addiction: A Workable Concept for Mental Health Programs, Interaction of Dysfunctional Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorders.