Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP) - Part 1 (DA2085)

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 8

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the first three chapters of Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Co-Occurring Disorders, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 42. This treatment protocol is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and was updated in March 2020.
The first three chapters present the reason for this protocol, the need for knowledge of substance use disorder as it relates to those with other co-occurring disorders, and the proper screening and assessment of these patients. The course explains the guiding principles in dealing with such patients and the principals of treatment, assessments, and healthcare providers competencies. Included are the protocol for proper screening and assessment of this patient population. There is also a multiple step assessment tool for the healthcare professional.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the prevalence and needs of patients with COD's.

  2. Present the difficulty involving SUDs, Mental Illness, and "Self-Medicating".

  3. List the guiding principals involved in the proper assessment, treatment and management of such patients.

  4. Discuss the principals pertaining to the healthcare administration and competencies needed to effectively deal with patients with COD's.

  5. Explain the multiple steps needed for correct assessment of these patients.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Co-Occurring Disorders

  2. Guiding Principles for Working With People Who Have Co-Occurring Disorders

  3. Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders

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Customer Testimonial

The information from this course will assist in guiding the treatment approaches and frameworks provided with/for the clients served. The information was also supportive of the educational and skills sets used with clients. Information re-enforced history of skills learned over the years at the same time, enhance and improve ability to adjust current skills to co-occurring approaches.
Joyce W.