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Key Issues in Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System

About the Course:

This course examines screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system. It includes: Key issues in screening and assessment in the justice system, prevalence and significance of co-occurring disorders in the justice system, defining co-occurring disorders, importance of screening and assessment in justice settings, opportunities for screening and assessment at each level of the justice system, defining screening and assessment, developing a comprehensive screening and assessment approach, key information to address in screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders, enhancing the accuracy of information in screening and assessment, and special clinical issues in screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders in the justice system.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Key Issues in Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System created by SAMHSA in 2015.

Publication Date:

Revised June 2019 2015

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in the justice system.
  2. Identify the key issues in screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders in the justice system.
  3. Summarize developing a comprehensive screening and assessment approach.

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Course Number 103007
5 CE credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $29.85
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