Introduces management and treatment of persons with co-existing psychiatric and substance
abuse disorders within chemical dependency behavioral health modalities. Building
on topics covered in SOSC 319, study focuses on common issues facing alcohol and drug
counselors and other behavioral health counselors who manage cases of persons diagnosed
as having a psychiatric disorder in addition to substance abuse disorder, includes
pain management utilizing 12 step programs, conflicts with such programs, working
with families, integration of treatment and treatment modalities.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: SOSC 319
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400. Completion of or concurrent enrollment
in any READ 400 level course.