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, however, our systems and our professional development have not been designed and have not prepared us to respond to these complex needs in an integrated approach.
Knowing how to welcome, engage, assess and respond to complex conditions in an integrated approach is critical and necessary to support recovery.
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 the certificate program in co-occurring disorders, participants:
- Discuss ways to welcome and 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 EBP to facilitate recovery from co-occurring conditions
- Identify ways to advocate on the organizational and system level for change for integrated services and systems
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 42, CSAT, SAMHSA
Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 35, CSAT, SAMHSA
Day 1: Welcoming, Integrated Principles
- What do co-occurring conditions look like
- Welcoming, empathic and hopeful messages, stances and environments
- Attitudes and values
- Principles for Integrated Treatment
Day 2: Screening, Assessment, Treatment Matching and Motivation
- Creating an alliance
- Screening tools and practices
- Integrated assessment
- Assessment process
- Longitudinal strength based assessment
- Motivation and Change
- 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.
This certificate program is offered during the spring semester only. This is a four day certificate program. Typically 4 Wednesdays - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Certificate Program in the Effective Treatment and Recovery Support for Co-Occurring Conditions of Mental Health and Substance Abuse- 3/26-4/16
22 Contact Hours/2.2 CEUs
CCSME is the sponsor and USM is the co-provider for nursing contact hours:
- 22 Contact hours for nurses
- CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by ANA-MAINE, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 22 Contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
- 22 Category I Contact hours. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists
Certificate of attendance for 22 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
Certificate and 2.2 Continuing Education Units are distributed by the University of Southern Maine Professional and Continuing Education Professional Development Program to those who successfully complete the program. See attendance and CEU policies and procedures for more information.
$500 (Includes course materials)
This program is eligible for funding under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) through the Maine CareerCenters. For more information visit: mainecareercenter.com/employment/training-adults
Materials provided for the program:
- Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 42, CSAT, SAMHSA.
- This landmark publication produced by SAMHSA brought together clinical, research and administrative experts to update a previous TIP and provide best-practice guidelines on co-occurring disorder. The Chair was Stanley Sack, PhD and Co-Chair was Richard Ries, MD.
- Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment, Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 35, CSAT, SAMHSA
- This consensus publication produced by SAMHSA brought together clinical, research and administrative experts to re-examine and describe motivation approaches for treatment. The Chair was William R. Miller, PhD.
- Additional articles and handouts will be provided during each session
Catherine S. 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 Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist in the State of Maine and provisionally certified as a mental health rehabilitation technician community worker. As an advocate, leader and educator, Troy is involved in multiple systems transformation initiatives and direct peer to peer activities across Maine. 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. 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 partner of 24 years. Troy enjoys cooking, gardening, volunteering for local conservation efforts, nature walks, spending time with his grandson and connecting with others across the country while sharing his passions and joys of life.
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. In that role, he provides planning, development and oversight for outpatient and intensive outpatient services, as well as the enhancement of co-occurring services. He provides training on COD and MI across Maine and has developed an adolescent treatment intervention (MAATI) that uses martial arts in conjunction with Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine CCSME
CCSME advocates for best practices, encourages professional development, maximizes collaboration, and facilitates integrated health and behavioral health services. With funding by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, Department of Health and Human Services, CCSME works to create effective, integrated healthcare in Maine. As a leader in system change, CCSME is disseminating, training and providing technical assistance for evidence-based practices and consensus practice models for integrated treatment and prevention.
Learn more at: ccsme.org
Crisis & Counseling Centers
Respectfully responding to the mental health and substance abuse needs of individuals in Kennebec and Somerset counties and offering parent support and training statewide.
Learn more at: crisisandcounseling.org/