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MHT 2239 Dual Diagnosis

Treatment of persons with substance use disorders and mental illness. Unique challenges and effective treatment models for client population are explored. Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing. Community and support resources.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MHT 1130 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Identify and describe treatment models for clients with co-occuring disorders. Explain why traditional addiction and mental health treatment approaches are unsuccessful with persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Identify mental illnesses most commonly coexisting with substance use disorders.
  • Describe how co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness exacerbate each other.
  • Identify support and community resources for persons with co-occurring disorders.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2