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Mood Disorders for the Addictions Professional

The course that is being presented this week in our face-to-face Substance Abuse Counselor Training at PAHA is part of our DSM-IV TR for the Addictions Professional Series: “Mood Disorders“. This is a 6-hour course that is also available at our on-line training center anytime at http://substanceabusecounselortraining.com which covers the topic of Mood Disorders with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Introduction to Depression
  2. Major Depressive Disorder
  3. Dysthymia
  4. Assessment of Depressive Disorders
  5. Intervention for Depressive Disorders including Psychopharmacology
  6. Substance-Induced Mood Disorder
  7. Bipoloar Disorder
  8. Mania, Mixed Episode, and Hypomanic Episode
  9. Rapid cycling
  10. Cyclothymic Disorder
  11. Assessment, Outcome and Intervention of Bipolar Disorders

To enroll in this course on-line please visit http://substanceabusecounselortraining.com. For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at: http://addictionsprofessional.com/csac-certification/our-schedule


  1. Stacy Dela Cruz says:

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is said to be used to treat severe manic behavior,isn’t that type.Of therapy cruel and inhumane? I thought that type of therapy was only used in old Boris Karloff movies and find that .It is being used still today,there must be a type of medication out there to help these people.
    Medications for these type of people has failed,but has enough research been continued to come to this conclusion on using ( ECT ) ?

  2. Andy Maycen says:

    For an interesting read by someone who is an addict and has bipolar read ‘ Wishful Drinking’ by Carrie Fischer…she discusses undergoing ECT and speaks well of it. It also is a hilarious book, the girl has got a sharp witted sense of humour.

  3. kim krell says:

    I truly am eager to learn every thing I can about can about the DSM diagnosis’s. I have a deep desirer to be a well educated substance abuse counselor in hope to truly have the ability to help people.

  4. Michelle Richter says:

    Great class, very informative and thanks so much for including the assessment tools. Provided a lot of insight and understanding that is essential to the population I work with. I think it’s safe to say that all or most participants coming into the shelter are currantly experiencing some level of depression and have been for a while depending on how long they have not had some basic needs met. Learning how to identify and work effectively with those suffering from mood disorders can be the underlying key on how they progress in the shelter program, determine their ability to maintain housing and lead a lifestyle that makes them happy and healthy.

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