This course provides fundamental knowledge about co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Designed for professionals and paraprofessionals working in the behavioral health field and/or with individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD), the course is comprised of nine learning modules, each covering a core competency area:
- People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Descriptions and Definitions
- Treatment and Recovery Philosophies
- Substance Use Disorders
- Overview of Mental Health Conditions and Terminology
- Principles for Integrated Treatment
- Screening and Assessment Skills and Process
- Intervention, Motivation, and Treatment Strategies
- Assessing Our Own Attitudes, Motivation, and Health
- Family, Peer, and Natural Supports
How it Works
Within each of the nine modules, each lesson offers exercises, web resources to explore, and a learning integration self-test. There are references and resources for each module, as well as an online resource list. Certificates will be issued upon completion of all module materials, including a final quiz (which must be passed with a score of at least 80%) and an evaluation.
At the end of Module 4, participants will be able to:
- Identify the DSM-5 disorder categories and the standard type of explanatory information contained within each of the 20 categories of mental disorders contained in the DSM-5
- Briefly define and cite an example of one of the disorders contained in each of these DSM-5 disorder categories:
- depressive disorders
- anxiety disorders
- trauma- and stressor-related disorders
- personality disorders
- schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
- dissociative disorders
- Explain how a person’s life history could influence the development of both substance use and mental health disorders
Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.
- 2 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
- CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- 2 contact hours for CHES.
CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- Certificate of completion for 2 contact hours for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.