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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)

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:

Through this certificate program the heath care worker will develop the pre-requisite values, attitudes, skills and knowledge currently defined for Maine as the competencies that are required to provide integrated care. In this certificate program in co-occurring disorders, participants:

  • Discuss ways to support an empathic and hopeful attitude in the provision of integrated services
  • Analyze the needs and concerns of persons with co-occurring conditions
  • Practice integrated, longitudinal and strength-based assessment
  • Use change and recovery models to assess and develop recovery plans
  • Design strength-based, individualized, integrated treatment plans
  • Demonstrate strategies and evidence-based practice to facilitate recovery from 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.

Four class meetings

Day 1:Welcoming, Integrated Principles

  • What do co-occurring conditions look like
  • Attitudes and values
  • Addictions
  • Welcoming, empathic and hopeful messages, stances and environments
  • Principles for Integrated Treatment

Day 2: Screening, Assessment, Treatment Matching and Motivation

  • Creating an alliance
  • Screening tools and practices
  • Integrating multiple strategies
  • Assessment process
  • Motivation and Change
  • Longitudinal strength based assessment
  • Treatment matching for phase of recovery and stage of change

Day 3: Treatment Planning and Strategies

  • Integrated Treatment Planning
  • What does integrated treatment look like?
  • Integrating multiple strategies
  • CBT, Contingency management, Interventions for the people involved with corrections, EBP

Day 4: Recovery Perspectives and Approaches

  • Interrelationship between treatment and community/peer resources
  • Integrated, recovery oriented systems of care
  • Organizational and system level change

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.

Catherine Chichester, MS, APRN, BC, in her capacity as the Executive Director of the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, has written, directed and participated in multiple Federal and State funded projects spanning the areas of co-occurring disorders; criminal justice diversion; suicide prevention; curriculum development; co-occurring and drug courts; integration of behavioral and physical health care; motivational interviewing and evidence-based practices for adolescents and adults. Ms. Chichester was a consensus panel member for the CSAT TIP #42 Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, a landmark national publication. She has been a reviewer for other TIPS and TAPS. She conducts numerous workshops on co-occurring disorders throughout Maine and in other states and is an adjunct faculty at University of Southern Maine. She has offered state TA through JBS International and has completed the NIATx Coaching Academy. Trained by MINT trainers, she has provided direct coaching in MI and has organized various MI implementation projects. Ms. Chichester is an advanced practice nurse with certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing and has a Master's degree in Nursing Administration from Georgetown University.

Troy Henderson is a person who works for Motivational Services at the LINC Wellness and Recovery Center in Augusta as the Senior Peer Coordinator. He uses a humanistic approach to connect with others as he shares the self-help tools that have worked well for him and many peers. Troy facilitates Living Well with Chronic Conditions and Pathways to Recovery, both are holistic self-help strengths approaches to wellness. Non-Violent Communication, mindfulness and the work by Byron Katie have helped him challenge his thinking and step outside a story that once defined him. He is trained in Maine's Intentional Peer Support. As an advocate, leader and educator, Troy is involved in multiple systems transformation initiatives and directs peer to peer activities across Maine. A frequent speaker and educator, Troy has presented and educated on peer to peer activities and values across Maine and nationally. Previous to his contribution in the Peer recovery movement, Troy was a stay at home parent for 15 years raising his three daughters. With his free time he and his partner Debbie, of 24 years, enjoy cooking, gardening, volunteering, fishing, riding motorcycle, hiking, snowshoeing, boating, kayaking, and spending time with their four grandchildren.

Michael Mitchell, LCSW is the clinical director of Crisis and Counseling Centers, in Augusta, Me. He brings over twenty seven years of clinical and administrative experience, focusing on intervention and program development in areas of risk assessment, trauma, and criminogenic change. Mike integrates these "real-life" experiences as the foundation for his extensive experience as a presenter and educator in the behavioral health field. Mike criminal justice experience includes playing a significant role in the development of Kennebec County's Criminogenic Addictions Recovery Academy (CARA) and author of the PATHWAYS curriculum addressing entrenched criminal behavior. He also provides behavioral health consultation for the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Homeland Security in Maine.

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.


4 Wednesdays, March 26-April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$500 (22 contact hours/ 2.2 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus

 

class meets 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16.