Co-occurring disorders (COD) of mental illness and substance use disorder have high prevalence rates and are known to have a difficult and long recovery process. Those who struggle with COD have long received sub-par and siloed care, largely due to a lack of resources and insufficiency of clinical training and education in best practices for treating COD. It is important for those professionals providing services to this population to educate themselves about the growing empirically-supported best practice for COD, which is integrated treatment (i.e., treating both disorders concurrently with a team care approach). This dissertation examined current literature and emergent trends in the area of integrated treatment for COD, incorporating the clinical expertise of psychologists and mental health professionals who work with this population. The information was synthesized for dissemination to professionals and was presented to a group of clinical psychology graduate students. Through specialized education and training related to integrated treatment and current trends in COD treatment, mental health practitioners can ultimately provide better services to their clients with COD.
|School:||Alliant International University|
|Department:||Los Angeles, CSPP|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Co-occurring disorders, Dual diagnosis, Integrated treatment, Integrative psychotherapy, Mental illness, Substance use disorder|
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