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Dual Disorders Recovery Counseling (DDRC) describes an integrated approach for treating substance use and psychiatric disorders. It addresses assessment of dual disorders, motivation and adherence issues, supervision of clinicians, and the application of DDRC to individual, family and group sessions. Different types of group treatment are discussion, and psychoeducational group curricula are provided on 44 group topics (eg., dual disorders, denial, specific substances, coping with anxiety, boredom, anger or depression, sharing positive feelings, financial issues in recovery, family issues in recovery and relapse warning signs).


Course Objectives Upon completion of this home study course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Educate the client about psychiatric illness, addictive illness, treatment and the recovery process.
  2. Understand the six phases of treatment that a client may progress through.
  3. Discuss the role of the counselor in Dual Disorder Recovery.
  4. Describe DSM IV and ASAM criteria.
  5. Explain the various individual treatment approaches to Dual Disorder Recovery.
  6. Identify the challenges of motivation and treatment adherence.
  7. Explain the role of the family in treatment.
  8. Prepare psychoeducation group sessions.


This 9 credit hour course is offered for $125.00.


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