Counseling Clients With Complex Disorders

February 2, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

…progress is the measuring stick. You want your patient to know the joy of a structured, purposeful life.

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A Better Diagnostic Understanding of Addiction

June 16, 2014 by Paul Henry

While it may have similarities to other disorders, the emotional dysregulation that characterizes addiction is not the same.

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Mental Illness: The Dilemma of Diagnosis

April 15, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

In spite of the advances, science still struggles to understand the disease process that underlies most disorders.

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DSM5 – The Great Debaters

March 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

In a sense we’re just describing disorders that we only partly understand.

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Co-Occurring Disorders Workbook

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.

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Some Observations on Mental Illness

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Therapy we might see as fiddling with the ‘software’. Not so different from treating a chronic disease such as diabetes, where education and counseling improve outcomes.

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Dual Dilemma: When Addiction & Mental Illness Combine

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The key to treatment success is an integrated approach: One treatment team treats both illnesses using an integrated treatment plan.

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Treating the Antisocial Addict: Treatment Planning

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.

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