Mental Health and Drug Problems – Working with Adults
Duration: 27 Minutes

This program features two counselling sessions:

The first session: the counsellor explores with her client, a young woman, her anxiety and panic attacks, and an unwanted sexual encounter. The counsellor assesses the client’s speed use and the connection between the sexual encounter and her increased speed use.

The client presents at a mental health agency after being referred by her GP.

The second session: the counsellor meets with a man referred by his doctor for alcohol related issues. The impact of his drinking is explored, as well as his underlying depression.

He presents at an alcohol and drug agency after being referred by his GP.

The interviews illustrate the following skills:

  • The link between mental health and alcohol and drug problems
  • Effective counselling skills – listening skills, empathy, appropriate questioning, summarising, clarifying and a non-judgemental approach
  • Assessment of drug use
  • Assessment of mental health problems
  • Motivational interviewing

This DVD comes with training notes when purchased

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