1st Edition

Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Evidence-based Integrative Treatment and Multicultural Application

    288 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This textbook details how mental health and addiction are interconnected through childhood trauma, how this affects neurobiology and neuropsychology, and the need for an integrated whole-person treatment for those of diverse backgrounds to enhance treatment outcomes.

    Using an integrative pedagogy, the book helps readers broaden their understanding of co-occurring disorders through case studies, learning objectives, key terms, quiz questions, suggested resources, and references. By linking to previous knowledge and suggesting practical applications, each chapter provides clear direction for learning more about each treatment approach, diagnosis, and population discussed within the multicultural and biopsychosocial perspective.

    Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders will help graduate students in both substance use and mental health counseling make sense of integrative treatment with co-occurring disorders.

    Section I: Disorders of Mental Health & Addiction; 1. Trauma, PTSD, Substance Use, & Neuroscience 2. Mood & Anxiety Disorders 3. Psychotic Disorders and Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders 4. Co-Occurring Personality and Substance Use Disorders 5. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 6. Process Use Disorders Section II: Populations 7. Women with Co-occurring Disorders 8. Men with Co-occurring Disorders 9. Adolescence with Co-occurring Disorders 10. Co-occurring Disorders Among the Older Adult Population 11. LGBTQIA+ and Co-occurring Disorders 12. Multicultural Perspectives in Co-occurring Treatment Section III: Integrative Treatment Approaches for Those with Co-occurring Disorders 13. Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders, Levels of Care and ASAM Requirements 14. Recovery Programming: 12-Steps, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing 15. Biological Approaches: Pharmacotherapy, MAT, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, & Nutrition 16. Consciousness: Spirituality, Mindfulness, Meditation and Mindfulness-based Therapies 17. Creative Arts & Somatic Therapies: Psychodrama, Eye Movement Desensitization Regulation & Body/Mind Therapies 18. How East Met West: The Emergence of Energy Psychology as a Body/Mind Approach 19. Animal Assisted Therapies


    Tricia L. Chandler, PhD, MA, LPC, MAC, HomDI, began her clinical career in 1993 with adults, adolescents, and children with trauma, abuse, and co-occurring disorders in a variety of venues. She has been teaching in online and traditional university graduate counseling programs since 2010.

    Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD, LMHC, LADC, has worked in behavioral health since 1999. He has won several awards for his work with marginalized populations. He is the president elect of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

    Tara G. Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC, has worked in mental health and substance use treatment and prevention since 2004. She has been teaching in higher education since 2008.

    "This book provides a ‘fresh’ look at co-occurring disorders with a consideration of the unification of all professionals to bridge a gap in the divide of treatment. It extends upon traditional treatment methods to include varied approaches to the rise in co-occurring disorders. A major feature includes the diverse list of contributors and the focus on the varied diagnoses in relation to SUDs via a cultural lens, taking into account the uniqueness of each client extending beyond a stereotypical DSM-5 checklist. Along with embedded assessment considerations, integrated care, and treatment protocol considerations, the breakdown of each section and the integrative treatments go beyond the typical protocols to expand the clinician's thinking."
    Rosanne Nunnery, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, associate clinical professor of Counselor Education, Division of Education, MSU-Meridian

    "This text is a must read for counseling, social work, and psychology students as well as practicing clinicians. The content is presented in applied, rich, vivid detail, yet the authors are able to succinctly distill the main points of complicated issues (e.g., substance use disorder treatment) and theories into bite-sized nuggets which can be translated into clinical practice. The questions presented at the end of each chapter build off the content presented and challenge readers to think critically about the material. I highly recommend this book for mental health practitioners and students in training!"
    Keith Klostermann, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CFT, core faculty, Walden University, fellow in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Education and Research, AMHCA

    "This is one of the few texts which conceptualizes the treatment of co-occurring disorders from an integrative counseling approach. The text reviews various evidence-based practices for application over multiple populations while addressing often overlooked aspects of treatment to support those living with co-occurring disorders. This text is appropriate for students obtaining their degrees in clinical mental health counseling programs, substance use programs, and future clinicians who will be working in the area of co-occurring disorders."
    Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, vice president, director of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group, LLC