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Co-occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment Series

In this series of six unique Webinars, you have the opportunity to learn from leaders from the prestigious Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center about the Co-occurring Disorders Program (CDP). For only $20 per webinar, learners can earn 2 continuing education credits (CE) from NAADAC and 1 CE from APA.

Registering is easy!

  • 2. Under "Earn CEs," you can create a Professional Education account, or log in to your existing Professional Education account.
  • 3. Select the webinar you'd like to see. You can either search by webinar title or Distance Learning (DL) number.

Available Webinars:

Assessing Organizational Capability (DL139)
Presenters: Mark McGovern, Ph.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

This webinar sets the stage for the entire Co-occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment Series. Learn how you can effectively examine your organization's policies, treatment practices and workforce capability for treating co-occurring disorders.

Objectives

CDP Administrator's Guide

This web conference will provide an introduction to:

  • Current research about the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in an alcohol and drug treatment setting
  • The seven policy, practice and workforce dimensions of co-occurring disorder treatment capacity
  • Measures for assessing your agency or program, including the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) and the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT) indexes
  • Using the Clinical Administrator's Guidebook
  • Using the DDCAT and DDCMHT as measures of quality improvement

 

Screening and Assessing Clients (DL140)
Presenters: Mark McGovern, Ph.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Objectives:

CDP Screening and Assessment

This Web conference will provide an introduction to:

  • the complexities of screening and assessing people with co-occurring disorders
  • screening for the most common mental health disorders found in an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • effective assessment and differential diagnostics
  • the "shared decision making" model and how it benefits staff members and clients
  • assessing clients' motivation to change and to seek treatment
  • recovery planning for co-occurring disorders
  • tips for using the screening and assessment measures in Curriculum 1 of the Co-occurring Disorders Program: Screening and Assessment

 

Integrating Combined Therapies (DL138)
Presenters: Mark McGovern, Ph.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

This Web conference will show how three evidence-based therapies — motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Twelve Step facilitation (TSF) — can be combined in a stage-wise approach to provide comprehensive treatment for people with co-occurring disorders.

Objectives:

 CDP Integrating Combined Therapies

This Web conference will provide an introduction to the Integrating Combined Therapies (ICT) approach, including:

  • background in research and practice of combining MET, CBT, and TSF and their adaptation for persons with co-occurring disorders
  • the importance of the therapeutic alliance between the client and clinician to achieve maximum benefits with ICT
  • strategies for implementation and supervision of ICT
  • practical tools that can be used in an individual or group setting, found in Curriculum 2 of the Co-occurring Disorders Program: Integrating Combined Therapies (ICT)

 

Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (DL137)
Presenters: Mark McGovern, Ph.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

This Web conference further examines the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for co-occurring disorders. Although there are many different versions and applications of CBT, this webinar will focus on the use of relaxation training, patient education, and cognitive restructuring as a way of helping clients gain practical skills that will support their recovery.

Objectives:

CDP Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

This Web conference will provide an introduction to:

  • the effectiveness of CBT in treating co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders
  • helping addiction treatment professionals understand that they have the necessary skills to do CBT
  • reviewing the three basic ingredients of CBT for co-occurring disorders treatment: breathing retraining, patient education, and cognitive restructuring
  • practical and straightforward tools to help clinicians master the use of CBT, found in Curriculum 3 of the Co-occurring Disorders Program: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy  

 

Helping Clients Manage Medications (DL136)
Presenters: Mary F. Brunette, M.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

This Web conference will discuss appropriate medication treatment for mental health conditions in patients with co-occurring disorders.

Effective medication options exist for treating most of the major psychiatric disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders, and they are an important component of treatment for patients with severe and long-standing mental illness symptoms.  

Objectives:

 CDP Medication Management

This Web conference will provide an introduction to:

  • general principles in medication management
  • ways to collaborate with the patient to prepare a medication plan
  • techniques to encourage a patient's adherence to the medication plan
  • best practices in initiating medication treatment and providing continuing care
  • tools for helping clients manage their medications, found in Curriculum 4 of the Co-occurring Disorders Program: Medication Management

 

Engaging Families (DL137)
Presenters: Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., Moderator
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the importance of engaging families in the treatment and management of their loved one's psychiatric or substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. This shift toward reaching out and engaging family members in treatment has been seen throughout the health services field

Objectives:

 CDP Family Program

This Web conference will provide an introduction to:

  • benefits for engaging and motivating families in treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • the goals of family work
  • the basics of family collaboration
  • developing a collaborative relationship between the family and the treatment team
  • tools for psychoeducation for individual families and families in groups, found in curriculum 5 of the Co-occurring Disorders Program: Family Program

 

 
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CDP

The Co-occurring Disorders Program is the first comprehensive treatment program for people with non-severe mental health disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders. Learn more

Professional Development

Hazelden offers many courses to help you expand your knowledge about alcohol and drug addiction and mental health disorders, including:

Presenters

Mark McGovern, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. McGovern specializes in the treatment and research of co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. McGovern received a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The overarching goal of this award involved developing, testing, and transferring evidence-based treatments to community settings for persons with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. He also received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to form and foster a multistate collaborative among addiction and mental health systems and treatment providers who are striving to improve the chances of recovery for their patients with co-occurring disorders.

He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, the only scientific journal dedicated to the treatment of addictive disorders.


Mary F. Brunette, M.D., is an associate professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She has been working in the field of treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders for fifteen years. She conducts research on services and medications for people with co-occurring substance use and serious mental illness. She is a clinician who provides treatment to patients with co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Brunette also is medical director of the Bureau of Behavioral Health in the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She has published more than fifty articles and book chapters, many related to medication treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. She speaks nationally on this topic.


Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 and was on the faculty of the Psychiatry Department at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia until 1994.

In 1994, Dr. Mueser moved to Dartmouth Medical School and joined the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Dr. Mueser's clinical and research interests include integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, rehabilitation for persons with severe mental illnesses, and the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. He has published several hundred journal articles and has coauthored ten books.


Series moderator Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D., L.P., has provided training on co-occurring disorders for more than twenty-five years and has been instrumental in helping administrators and counselors implement the Co-occurring Disorders Program throughout the country.

Dr. Sheehan holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, a masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a degree in nursing. He established the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and developed a centralized process for continuing education with accreditation for counselors, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. He administered training for more than 250 physicians and residents and achieved APA approval for pre-doctoral internships in clinical psychology as a training co-director.

He currently serves as a professor and as an academic advisor to the Hazelden Foundation president.

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