Please discuss your understanding of the role of medications in substance abuse treatment.
Taking your own personal philosophy of substance abuse treatment developed thus far in the course into account, should psychotropic and substance abuse related medications be utilized in treatment?
What is your role and what is not your role as a “nonmedical” therapist in regard to medications for your substance abuse clients and your com-morbid clients?
Discuss the therapeutic technique of motivational interviewing.
What does it involve and how is it utilized?
What are the most important ingredients involved in enhancing the
motivation of a client with a SUD or a co-morbid disorder?
Why is it important to “meet the client where they are at” with this approach?