Certificate Program in Effective Treatment and Recovery Support for Co-Occurring Conditions of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Offered in collaboration with the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)
This certificate program is designed to help substance abuse and mental health care professionals develop the prerequisite values, knowledge, and skills required to provide integrated treatment to individuals with co-occurring conditions.
Knowing how to welcome, engage, assess, and respond to complex conditions with an integrated approach is critical to supporting recovery. In this certificate program, participants will:
Individuals and families typically do not face substance abuse and mental health conditions as separate isolated challenges. Many, if not most, of those who seek behavioral health care have intertwined issues of mental health and substance abuse along with physical health conditions.
By learning effective treatment and recovery approaches for addressing co-occurring conditions you will be better able to identify co-occurring conditions and provide recovery approaches and supports for the individual or family. This course also will enhance your marketability for current and future employers who are now required to have employees who have basic competencies in co-occurring conditions.
This program is designed for those providing mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring services. A cross section of disciplines-nurses, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, social workers, case managers, physicians, recovery coaches, etc, make this course an opportunity for participants to share their expertise and learn from others, while assimilating knowledge from the course.
Five class meetings - (30 total hours)
Day 1: Welcoming and Recovery Perspectives and Issues
Day 2: Integrated Treatment Principles and Strategies
Day 3: Screening and Assessment
Day 4: Motivation, Change and Treatment Planning
Day 5: Treatment/Recovery Approaches
Claudia Bepko LCSW, is the former coordinator of the Co-occurring State Integration Initiative, a Federal grant project focused on encouraging Maine agencies to improve their capacity to provide integrated substance use and mental health care. She has also practiced family therapy for over 22 years, published several books and multiple chapters and articles, and spent ten years as a social services program manager and administrator. She is currently a student advisor for both Southern New Hampshire University and Smith College
Catherine Chichester, MSN, APRN, BC is the Executive Director of the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine. She has led the Collaborative for the past 20 years, during which the Collaborative been recognized both statewide and nationally for creating system change with respect to the services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Ms. Chichester was a consensus panel member for the CSAT TIP #42 Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, a national landmark publication. Kate currently directs and provides training in Maine and nationally and is a national consultant to SAMHSA/CSAT providing state technical assistance. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the local universities and colleges.
Troy Henderson is a Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist and provisionally certified as a mental health rehabilitation technician community worker. An advocate, leader and educator, Troy is involved in multiple systems transformation initiatives and direct peer to peer activities. He facilitates Pathways to Recovery, a self-help strengths approach to psychosocial rehabilitation. Troy is the 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution as a consumer of the COSII team.
Peter Wohl MA, LADC, CCS, is the Director for Outpatient Services with Crisis & Counseling Centers, Inc., Augusta, ME. He provides planning, development and oversight for outpatient and intensive outpatient services, as well as the enhancement of co-occurring services.
5 Tuesdays, March 26-April 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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(30 contact hours/ 3.0 CEUs)
Class meets 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30.