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

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

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

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Includes Training Presentation PDF!

Provides for EBT/PSY training.

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: The course was developed for social workers, addictions professionals, and other mental health professionals at all the beginning and intermediate practice levels.

NCASPPB Approved for up to 3 hours of continuing education

NBCC ACEP # 7091, CE Training Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7091. Programs that do not qualify are clearly identified. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CE Training Workshops designates this continuing education activity for 3 continuing education hours.

CE Training Workshops is officially on file with NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider #211428. CE Training Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course will provide for 3 CE hours.

CE Training Workshops LLC, #1770, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Training Workshops LLC maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 08/02/2021 – 08/02/2022.   Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

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.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Identify the main concepts of dual diagnosis

Explain diagnostic dilemmas and the most common dual diagnoses

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

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

Identify & Implement pharmacology and medication-assisted treatment and while understanding potential 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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