Co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders are prevalent in the United States and present special challenges to treatment providers. Failure to treat both types of disorders often leads to poorer treatment engagement, early termination, and negative health outcomes. The information provided in this course can help you avoid those negative outcomes by increasing your awareness of the relationship between co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. You will learn about some of the most common substance use and mental health disorders in the United States, along with techniques for effective assessment of and treatment planning for consumers with Co-Occurring Disorders. You will also learn about different treatment models as well as the importance of relapse-prevention planning.
This course, which combines interactive exercises and detailed case studies to enhance your learning, is appropriate for beginning clinicians and for those seeking an overview of current developments in integrated treatments for Co-Occurring Disorders. Armed with this knowledge about current strategies for assessment and treatment, you will be able to provide high-quality, integrated care for your consumers who have Co-Occurring Disorders.