If you have a client who presents with either a substance use or mental health problem, you are probably already working with a person who has concurrent disorders. Understanding how cooccurring substance use and mental health problems relate to and affect each other can be challenging— how do they interact, and how can you help?
Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors gives you the information you need to offer effective, comprehensive care to this client population. Divided into three sections, covering assessment, practical applications, and tools and techniques, this guide includes topics such as:
• understanding and identifying concurrent disorders
• helping clients and families
• providing specialized services to clients
• improving existing services to better serve clients.
This practical guide prepares addiction and mental health professionals to understand the relationship between substance use and mental health problems, and offers an array of treatment options for different combinations of cooccurring problems.
Treating Concurrent Disorders champions collaborative, integrative approaches, with the ultimate goal
of achieving more responsive and effective client care.
Preface: Approaching Concurrent
Part I: Assessment
1. Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders:
The Client–Counsellor Relationship
2. Screening and Assessing for Concurrent Disorders
3. Using Motivational Interviewing with Clients Who Have Concurrent Disorders
Part II: Practical Applications
4. A Program Model for Integrated Treatment: The Concurrent Disorders Service
5. Integrated Group Therapy for Clients with Concurrent Disorders
6. Group Therapy for Severe Mental Illness and Concurrent Substance Use Disorders
7. Adapting Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to the Treatment of Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
8. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for People With Concurrent Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders
9. Concurrent Anger and Addictions Treatment
10. Treating Concurrent Eating Disorders and Substance Use
Part III: Approaches and Techniques
11. Metacognitive Therapy for Concurrent Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorder
12. Interpersonal Group Therapy for Concurrent Alcohol Dependence and Interpersonal Problems
13. The Impact of Concurrent Disorders on the Family
14. Concurrent Disorders: A Framework for Working with Couples and Families
15. Concurrent Disorders in Young People
16. Capacity-Building: Integrating Substance Use Treatment into Mental Health Programs