Topic: DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE (17 Hours)
Description: This is an essential course for the novice as well as the seasoned professional. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the way in which depressive symptoms present themselves in early recovery. It discusses the need for screening, ways of managing depressive symptoms in early recovery, and useful techniques to use with clients. Also presented is a decision tree for use when deciding to keep or refer a client. Successful treatment regimens of medication and various forms of therapy are identified. Course Objectives: 1. Identify common depressive symptoms in early recovery. 2. Understand the connection between substance abuse and depressive symptoms. 3. Identify effective ways of managing depressive symptoms in early recovery. 4. Identify parameters for treating versus referring a client. 5. Utilize effective therapeutic tools for treating depressive symptoms in early recovery.
Hours: 17
Fees: $51.00