First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Guide (DA2331)

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

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

Credit Hours: 4

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 structured on a report prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of an evidence-based resource guide series. This guide will review the scientific literature, examine emerging best practices, determine key components of peer-reviewed models and identify challenges and gaps in implementation.

Course Objectives

  1. Examine the available evidence of types of services, treatments, and support systems that reduce substance use for improving individuals' quality of life.

  2. Study the research provided to distill recommendations for practice utilization with person-centered approaches in reducing substance usage.

  3. Review the models of care examples to select and implement appropriate care interventions in order to maximize better patient outcomes.

  4. Educate and train other healthcare professionals to exercise implemented practices and build healthy working relationships with all clients.

  5. Evaluate implemented systems and monitor patient progress to provide opportunities for intervention adjustments as required.

Course Outline

  1. Foreword

  2. Content of This Guide Review

  3. Chapter One: Issue Brief

  4. Chapter Two: What Research Tells Us

  5. Chapter Three: Examples of Effective Coordinated Specialty Care Program Models

  6. Chapter Four: Guidance for Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

  7. Chapter Five: Resources for Implementation, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement

  8. Appendix One: Acknowledgements

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