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I was well into my career as a psychiatrist, both clinical and administrative, when it sank in that well-over half the people who came to me for help had significant co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Sadly, what happens is that current assessment and treatment paradigms focus primarily on one problem or the other, leaving much unassessed, unaddressed, or ignored.
For anyone who has watched a client or family member struggle with drugs or alcohol, achieve abstinence in a rehab facility, only to relapse within days to weeks after discharge, this point is made flesh. What happened? They were doing so well. What happened is that their anxiety, depression, impulsivity, and so forth, led to urges and cravings that they were unequipped to manage. In the millisecond it took for their mind to connect a first drink, pill, snort, or shot of heroin to a reduction in anxiety and other negative emotions, a month's worth of 12-step became nothing but a memory.
All of which led me to want a consistent and effective approach to assess and work with individuals with any number of co-occurring combinations. It's clear that what we need for the homeless woman, with intravenous opioid use and schizoaffective disorder, is different from the insurance executive who sucks down a daily fifth of whiskey to keep his anxiety and panic at bay, or the teen who cuts herself and misuses her brother's stimulants to both decrease her appetite, and her overwhelming feelings of sadness and emptiness.
This day-long training provides practical assessment and treatment strategies, which can be deployed across the co-occurring continua. Whether you are an administrator who creates interventions at the system level, or a rubber-meets-the-road clinician, the step-by-step approaches we will discuss and use (lots of case studies) will give you the tools you need to both improve and track your clinical outcomes.
The MOST Comprehensive Co-Occurring Assessment and State-of-the-Art Tools
Co-Occurring Treatment/Recovery Plans in 3 Easy Steps
Evidence-Based Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
Master Diagnosis-Specific Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders
Substance-Specific Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders
To order the book, Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders, please visit our product store.
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This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs.
The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.
As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.
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Charles Atkins, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, clinical trainer, Chief Medical Officer of Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA), member of the Yale volunteer faculty, and a past regional medical director for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT). A frequent lecturer on opioid addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment, Dr. Atkins is the author of Opioid Use Disorders: A Holistic Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery (PESI, 2018) and Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders (PESI, 2014) which has been included in the core curriculum of multiple schools of social work and substance abuse counseling. He is also the author of more than 15 other traditionally published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has had hundreds of short stories and articles appear in publications ranging from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to Writer’s Digest Magazine.
Financial: Dr. Charles Atkins is the managing member of Atkins Unlimited, LLC. He is a practicing psychiatrist and an instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine. He serves as the CME Medical Director for PESI, Inc., and he receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He is a published author and receives royalties. he has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Charles Atkins has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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