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PS531 CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS AND TREATMENTS
TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
Title: Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context
Edition: 1st (2009)
Author: Peter Phillips, Olive McKeown, Tom Sandford
Publisher: Wiley
Book ISBN: 978-1405180092
Read the Journal Article in Kaplan Library –
Hien, D. A., Cohen, L. R., Campbell, A. N. C. (2009). Methodological innovation to increase the utility and efficiency of psychotherapy research for patients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(5): 502-509.

Discussion 1 of 2
Develop a case study of a client with a co-occurring disorder. You can create a case study on your own or look up a case study in the Kaplan Library. Provide an analysis of your case study using one of the clinical hypotheses as your foundation.
Next, using the case study you developed, provide a rationale for applying the hybrid model of treatment delivery.

Discussion 2 of 2
Select one of the theoretical models explaining dual diagnosis. Provide an analysis of the following case study using your selected model and defend your selection.

Case Study
Jennifer is a married woman with three adolescent children. She has been married for 16 years. During her marriage, Jennifer did not work outside of the home. She focused on caring for the children. Her husband Rob traveled extensively in his work. Jennifer had one episode of hospitalization after her third child was born when she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and was briefly unable to care for her children. During that time, Jennifer’s alcohol use increased significantly and she would often consume 5 to 6 alcoholic beverages on the weekends after her children were asleep. One week ago, Rob told Jennifer that he was leaving her and the children for another woman, Jennifer’s best friend. Jennifer was devastated and began drinking heavily that evening. Over the next two days she became depressed and very agitated. She was unable to eat or sleep. The third day, Jennifer began to believe that she was responsible for the change in Rob. She believed she was evil and that she was being pursued by the devil who would take her soul.
Next, using the journal article in the Reading as a foundation, develop a treatment plan for Jennifer focused on stabilization of the co-occurring disorder and prevention of relapse. In addition to the journal article you can draw upon your knowledge acquired in previous courses, including textbooks from previous courses.
Remember to include as a part of your treatment plan goals, interventions, or objectives to support those goals and time-frames to complete the interventions or objectives.

Theoretical Models to Explain Dual Diagnosis
Please read the following in your text about evidence-based explanations for dual diagnosis:
Chapter 2: “Explanatory Models for Dual Diagnosis”
Chapter 3: “Consumer Perspectives”
Read the Article in the Kaplan library –
Gil-Rivas, V.,; Prause, J., Grella, Christine E. (2009). Substance use after residential treatment among individuals with co-occurring disorders: The role of anxiety/depressive symptoms and trauma exposure. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(2), , 303-314.