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This course provides a basic differential diagnosis framework for counselors working with a chemically dependent population. It introduces the major psychiatric disorders and how they mirror/interact with substance abuse disorders. Through methods such as case histories and role-playing, participants learn about prevalence, symptoms, assessment, treatment planning, and interventions.

Take Addiction and Recovery: Etiology and Physiology (formerly Chem Dep I) before taking this class or have some knowledge of chemical dependency. Required for Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. To receive credit toward CCAPP certification, you must enroll for a letter grade.

This course is a combination of web-based online instruction and two REQUIRED live Zoom class meetings. Students are expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates of July 8 - September 14. .The live Zoom class meetings are scheduled as follows:
Monday, July 8, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Monday, September 9,, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time.

Students must have a Zoom account to participate.



Course Number: PSY-40221
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Substance Use Disorder Counseling

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