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Key Issues in Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System

Author: SAMHSA
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Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

This course examines a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of people in the justice system who have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs). Use of evidence-based approaches for screening and assessment is likely to result in more accurate matching of offenders to treatment services and more effective treatment and supervision outcomes. Key systemic and clinical challenges are discussed, as well as state-of-the art approaches for conducting screening and assessment.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in the justice system
  • Define co-occurring disorders
  • Explain the importance of screening and assessment for this population
  • List the key information to address in screening for CODs
  • Discuss the importance of screening for suicide risk for CODs

Course Syllabus

  • Prevalence and Significance of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System
  • Defining Co-occurring Disorders
  • Importance of Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders in Justice Settings
  • Opportunities for Screening and Assessment
  • Developing a Comprehensive Screening and Assessment Approach
  • Key Information To Address in Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders
  • Enhancing the Accuracy of Information in Screening and Assessment
  • Special Clinical Issues in Screening and Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 07/08/21-07/08/24. Social workers completing this course will receive continuing education credit hours.

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