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Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Sections 2 and 3

About the Course:

This course is based on the book of the same name by Charles Atkins, MD. Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders is a guide to practical assessment and effective treatment approaches for working with clients with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. This book/course provides a step-by-step approach, demonstrated through many relevant case studies, giving practitioners the valuable tools needed to improve and track clinical outcomes. This book/course provides effective strategies for treatment and recovery, as well as giving administrators the tools needed to create interventions at the system level, with special attention to regulatory and reimbursement demands. Also included in this resource is a comprehensive state-by-state Guide to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Agencies and Prescription Monitoring Programs.

This course is based on the book, Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Sections 2 and 3 created by Charles Atkins, MD in 2014.

Publication Date:

First Edition 2014

Course Material Author

Charles Atkins, MD

Charles Atkins, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, published author, clinical trainer, and the Chief Medical Officer for Community Mental Health Affiliates. He has extensive experience working with individuals with a broad-range of co-occurring disorders, has been a member of the Yale clinical faculty, and is a past regional medical director for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT). Dr. Atkins has written both non-fiction and fiction, including books on Bipolar Disorder and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as numerous published novels.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified School Psychologist, currently practicing in Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a school psychologist to practice in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina). She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about the assessment and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe and recall mental disorders and their presentations.

  2. Describe and recall treatment approaches to mental disorders with co-occurring substance use disorders.

  3. Describe and recall the mental disorders which are most likely to co-occur with substance use disorders.

  4. Describe and recall substance-specific topics and issues.

  5. Describe and recall substance-specific treatments.

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Course Material

References are in the Resources and References section at the end of the book.

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