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Dual Diagnosis: Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Dual Diagnosis: Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Dual Diagnosis: Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S.
Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S.
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

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Launch date: 01 Feb 2018
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Last updated: 28 May 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence, known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. Topics include characteristics and prevalence, theories, screening and assessment, and treatment of dual diagnosis.

Objectives

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe the scope and magnitude of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

2. Identify various theoretical approaches that explain the relationship between mental illness and substance abuse, and why co-existence of these behaviors is prevalent.

3. Examine the importance of thorough screening and assessment for dual diagnosis, while outlining the 12-step assessment process.

4. Outline various treatment formats that will best engage clients in the therapeutic process, and summarize specific treatment modalities most commonly used for dual diagnosis.

5. Discuss the mental health disorders that seem to create particular vulnerability to substance use as well as the most common mental health/addiction combinations in play today.

6. Review strategies to help those with a loved one with dual diagnosis take care of themselves while supporting the individual.
Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S.

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Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S.
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

Quantum Units Education began in 2005 with a vision: to be a company with a conscience. Quantum Units Education is not your ordinary CE provider. What this means is simple: we strive to give back. We are grateful for the opportunity we have been given to help others. We want to pay it forward in caring for the environment and our community - which includes each and every customer that crosses our path. We are all in relationship with each other and with our planet. Let us think bigger, take action that creates lasting change, be innovative with our use of green technologies, engage with like-minded partners and move responsibly in our global community.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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