Treating Co-Occurring Substance Use & Psychiatric Diagnoses: A Discussion of Integrated Treatment

Multiple Dates – Please select when registering

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Includes Training Presentation PDF!

NCASPPB Approved for 3 hours of EBP/PSY.

ACEP NBCC #7091 approved for 3 CE credits.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Content Level: All Levels

The term “dual diagnosis” describes the clinically challenging comorbidity of a substance use disorder (SUD) along with another major mental illness. Evidence-based psychotherapies for addiction, including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, contingency management, skills training, and/or case management, are a necessity and must be balanced with rational and appropriate pharmacotherapy targeting both the SUD as well as the other disorder. Treating patients with co-occurring disorders (CODs) within integrated dual-disorder treatment (IDDT) programs sounds straightforward. However, implementing evidence-based “best practice” treatment is a significant challenge in the real world for several reasons. In this webinar, we will explore the challenges of working with a dual-diagnosed client from accurate diagnosing to determining the best integrated dual-diagnosis treatment (IDDT) plan, and the challenges in the ‘real world’ that these clients face to managing their diagnoses.

Learning Objectives:

What is dual diagnosis?

Explore diagnostic dilemmas and the most common dual diagnoses.

Review “real world” challenges that dually diagnosed clients face in recovery and mental health management.

Implement through case studies and breakout sessions evidence-based treatments effective in working with dually diagnosed.

Discuss pharmacology and medication-assisted treatment and contraindications.

Meet Your Facilitator

This series is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.


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