Review this week’s Learning Resources concerning treating patients with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.
Reflect on a patient you are currently counseling or have previously counseled at your practicum site who has been diagnosed with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.
1- Describe the patient. Note: Do not use the client’s actual name.
2- Explain your Therapeutic Approach with the patient ,
3- Including the Perceived Effectiveness of your approach.
4- Identify any Additional Information about this patient that may potentially impact Expected Outcomes.
5- Provide specific recommendations for the patient to help them in determining WHY they are not progressing .
6- What your suggested Treatment Plan consists of. It is useful to consult the Prochaska and DiClement model.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Chapter 20, “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders” (pp. 616–693
Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.8
Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through the Walden Library using the link below. This link will take you to a login page
Chapter 62, “Gambling Disorder”
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2013b). TIP 48:
Managing depressive symptoms in substance abuse clients during early recovery . Retrieved from
Note: This document is available as free download.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2013b). TIP 42:
Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders . Retrieved from