Using evidence-based literature this program overviews the evolution of the intersection of substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health and other problems. The course describes emerging treatment innovation for COD populations and changes in treatment delivery. Current DSM5 criteria are identified.

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2018

Description:  Using evidence-based literature this program overviews the evolution of the intersection of substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health and other problems. The course describes emerging treatment innovation for co-occurring disorder (COD) populations and changes in treatment delivery.  Included in the study will be definitions of key concepts, steps in screening and comprehensive assessment of COD clients.  Current DSM5 criteria are identified. Finally, strategies for intervention will be discussed. COD clients present challenges to the successful maintenance of a therapeutic relationship. Best practice techniques are described for working with COD clients.

Objectives: 
1. Participants will be able to define co-occurring disorders. 
2. Participants will be able to define key terms.
3. Participants will be able to discuss how the knowledge base re: co-occurring disorders (COD) has evolved and its relevance to clinical practice.
4. Participants will be able to utilize screening tools and protocols to appropriately identify COD clients.
5. Participants will be able to describe an approach to the comprehensive assessment of clients with COD.
6. Participants will be able to discuss guidelines for building successful therapeutic relationships.
7. Participants will be able to describe strategies for maintaining successful therapeutic relationships.
8. Participants will be able to describe techniques for working with COD clients.
CE Credits: 14
Agenda:
Hours One - Two: Introduction, Defining co-occurring disorders.
Hours Three – Four: Key terms and assessment.
Hours Five - Six: Evolution of COD, relevance to current practice.
Hours Seven – Eight:  Screening.
Hours Nine-Ten:  Comprehensive assessment.
Hours Eleven – Twelve: Therapeutic relationship guidelines.
Hours Thirteen - Fourteen: Techniques and strategies for working with COD clients.

CE Broker #:  20-328836

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Areas:  Clinical evaluation and assessment, Addictions, Social and cultural foundations, Co-occurring disorders, Dual disorders, Special populations, Behavior disorders.

Purpose:  To prepare practitioners by presenting best practices in assessment and treatment of clients with co-occurring conditions. 

Target Audience:  Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.

Approvals:

National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Work:  State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)    
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact: 
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-306382
CE Credits:
14
Price:
$140.00