Based in part on Counselor Toolbox Episode 239
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.