Contact Hours: 10 

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,   

Course Objectives:
  • Explore information on the use of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Identify the nature of depressive symptoms, the relationship between these symptoms and the toxic or withdrawal effects of substances, and how depressive symptoms affect treatment participation.
  • Explore approaches and psychosocial interventions for working with depressive symptoms, and the clinician's role and responsibilities in relation to substance abuse clients with depressive symptoms.
  • Determine specific principles, skills, techniques, and resources that may by used in implementing treatment strategies with clients.
  • Recognize the interactive and collaborative process between the counselor and client and how it supports change and enhances psychological and emotional growth.

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