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Co-occurring Disorders - Substance-Related and Mental Disorders

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Created: 2006

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 5 hours
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Course Summary

The Co-Occurring Disorders course is based on a series of overview papers which address key COD topic areas. The overview papers will summarize the science base for each topic they address and make recommendations for practice, systems, and State and local laws and regulations that support treatment and prevention systems.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders
  2. Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
  3. Overarching Principles To Address the Needs of Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
  4. Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Non-Traditional Service Settings
  5. Understanding Evidence-Based Practices for Co-Occurring Disorders
  6. Services Integration for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
  7. Systems Integration Relevant to Co-Occurring Disorders
  8. The Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Disorders

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the definition of co-occurring disorders.
  • Describe the assessment of of co-occurring disorders.
  • Explain services integration for persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Describe systems integration for persons with co-occurring disorders.


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