Critical information about treating cooccuring mental health and substance use disorders

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  • Course Description

    What does ‘Co-occurring Disorders’ mean? This course provides a definition of the term as well as an understanding of the unique challenges faced by persons who have both a mental health and substance use disorder. An overview of mental health diagnostic designations will be presented and data on the prevalence of substance use disorders will also be provided. The similarities and differences of both disorders will be discussed and information on the various levels of care that are utilized in the substance use disorder treatment field will be defined. The evidence-based practice of Integrated Treatment for persons with Co-occurring Disorders will be a primary focus of this course as well.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define the term 'co-occurring disorder; Describe what an 'integrated treatment approach' entails; List three or more similarities and differences between mental health disorders and substance use disorders

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory.

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Instructor

Expert Addiction Therapist

David Deutsch, LCSW #66799

Senior Instructor

David Deutsch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. He has worked in the field of mental health and substance use disorder treatment for more than 15 years. He has been a Clinical Director for Telecare Corporation and Malibu Beach Recovery Centers. He has worked extensively with persons who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders as well as with the homeless mentally ill population in Ventura County. David has also worked extensively with persons coming out of the jail and state prison systems.

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