Certificate Program in Effective Treatment and Recovery Support for Co-Occurring Conditions of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
This certificate program is designed to help substance abuse and mental health care professionals develop the prerequisite values, knowledge, and skills required to provide integrated treatment to individuals with co-occurring conditions.
Knowing how to welcome, engage, assess, and respond to complex conditions with an integrated approach is critical to supporting recovery. In this certificate program, participants will:
- Discuss ways to support an empathic and hopeful attitude in the provision of integrated services
- Analyze the needs and concerns of persons with co-occurring conditions
- Practice integrated, longitudinal and strength-based assessment
- Use change and recovery models to assess and develop recovery plans
- Design strength-based, individualized, integrated treatment plans
- Demonstrate strategies and evidence-based practice to facilitate recovery from co-occurring conditions
Individuals and families typically do not face substance abuse and mental health conditions as separate isolated challenges. Many, if not most, of those who seek behavioral health care have intertwined issues of mental health and substance abuse along with physical health conditions.
By learning effective treatment and recovery approaches for addressing co-occurring conditions you will be better able to identify co-occurring conditions and provide recovery approaches and supports for the individual or family. This course also will enhance your marketability for current and future employers who are now required to have employees who have basic competencies in co-occurring conditions.
This program is designed for those providing mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring services. A cross section of disciplines—nurses, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, social workers, case managers, physicians, recovery coaches, etc, make this course an opportunity for participants to share their expertise and learn from others, while assimilating knowledge from the course.
Five class meetings - (30 total hours)
Day 1: Welcoming and Recovery Perspectives and Issues
- Learning from recovery
- Welcoming, empathic, and hopeful messages, stances and environments
- Attitudes and values
- What co-occurring conditions look like
- Needs and concerns related to co-occurring conditions
- COD conditions in specific populations
Day 2: Integrated Treatment Principles and Strategies
- Principles for integrated treatment
- Co-occurring competency
- Integrating multiple strategies
- Trauma informed, family approaches
Day 3: Screening and Assessment
- Creating an alliance
- Screening tools and practices
- Integrated assessment
- Assessment process
- Longitudinal strength-based assessment
Day 4: Motivation, Change and Treatment Planning
- Motivation and change
- Treatment matching for phase of recovery and stage of change
- Integrated treatment planning
- What does integrated treatment look like?
- Facilitating recovery-motivational interviewing, harm reduction
Day 5: Treatment/Recovery Approaches
- MI, CBT, Contingency management
- Recovery strategies and treatment modalities
- Interrelationship between treatment and community/peer resources
- Facilitating recovery models
This certificate program is offered during the spring semester only.
For the spring semester, this course meets:
5 Tuesdays: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, and 23, 2013
9 AM - 4 PM all five days.
30 Contact Hours / 3 CEUs
- 30 contact hours for nurses. CCSME’s Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by ANA-Maine, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- 30 contact hours approved by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
- 30 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- Certificate of attendance for 30 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
Certificate and 3.0 Continuing Education Units are distributed by the University of Southern Maine Professional and Continuing Education Professional Development Program to those who successfully complete the program. See attendance and CEU policies and procedures for more information.
$625 (Includes course materials)
Materials provided for the program:
- Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 42, CSAT, SAMHSA.
- This landmark publication produced by SAMHSA brought together clinical, research and administrative experts to update a previous TIP and provide best-practice guidelines on co-occurring disorder. The Chair was Stanley Sack, PhD and Co-Chair was Richard Ries, MD.
- Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 35, CSAT, SAMHSA
- This consensus publication produced by SAMHSA brought together clinical, research and administrative experts to re-examine and describe motivation approaches for treatment. The Chair was William R. Miller, PhD.
- Additional articles and handouts will be provided during each session
- Claudia Bepko is the former coordinator of the Co-occurring State Integration Initiative, a Federal grant project focused on encouraging Maine agencies to improve their capacity to provide integrated substance use and mental health care. She has also practiced family therapy for over 22 years, published several books and multiple chapters and articles, and spent ten years as a social services program manager and administrator. She is currently a student advisor for both Southern New Hampshire University and Smith College.
- Catherine Chichester, MSN, APRN, BC, is the Executive Director of the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine. She has led the Collaborative for the past 20 years, during which the Collaborative been recognized both statewide and nationally for creating system change with respect to the services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Ms. Chichester was a consensus panel member for the CSAT TIP #42 Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, a national landmark publication. Kate currently directs and provides training in Maine and nationally and is a national consultant to SAMHSA/CSAT providing state technical assistance. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the local universities and colleges.
- Troy Henderson is a Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist and provisionally certified as a mental health rehabilitation technician community worker. An advocate, leader and educator, Troy is involved in multiple systems transformation initiatives and direct peer to peer activities. He facilitates Pathways to Recovery, a self-help strengths approach to psychosocial rehabilitation. Troy is the 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution as a consumer of the COSII team.
- Peter Wohl MA, LADC, CCS, is the Director for Outpatient Services with Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc., Augusta, ME. He provides planning, development and oversight for outpatient and intensive outpatient services, as well as the enhancement of co-occurring services.
Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine CCSME
CCSME advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, maximizes collaboration, and facilitates integrated health and behavioral health services. With funding by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, Department of Health and Human Services, CCSME works to create effective, integrated healthcare in Maine. As a leader in system change, CCSME is disseminating, training and providing technical assistance for evidence-based practices and consensus practice models for integrated treatment and prevention.
Learn more at: ccsme.org