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Comorbidity Overview Assessment and Principals for Treatment – For Peer Counselors

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Credit Value: 4
Exam Questions: 40
Passing Grade: 30 correct
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Course Description:

This course is based upon material compiled by the Addictions Training Institute for a certification program for peer counselors. The content is compiled from multiple resources published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), whose materials are freely available.

The course begins with an overview and definition of both mental illness and addiction and goes on to describe the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Common factors in co-morbidity are also reviewed. Changes in the brain through development are reviewed, as well as how co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated. The course goes on to review common definitions and terms in some detail. Screening, assessment and treatment planning for clients with co-occurring disorders is then discussed. Lastly, the overarching principles utilized to address the needs of persons with co-occurring disorders is covered.This course on co-occurring disorders is prevention is designed for peer support counselors, recovery residence administrators, substance abuse counselors, and paraprofessionals who want to work in substance abuse treatment. This course is appropriate for beginning level practitioners.

Authors: Compiled by T DiDona, NIDA source materials

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding co-occurring disorders, definitions, screening, and assessment. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Describe co-occurring disorders and social factors common to persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Identify screening and assessment steps for persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Recognize overarching principles to address the needs of persons with co-occurring disorders.

Citation: Compiled by TM DiDona, (2016) from source materials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current.  For a full list of current references, please Click Here

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Credits: 4 Exam Fee: $40.00 Format: Online

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This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:

  • The National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Provider #96981. Expires 9/1/2019
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • Florida Certification Board

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2020 Pending

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