100934: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

KAP Keys Based on TIP 42

About the Course:

This course presents information on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abusers who have a co-occurring disorder. It provides treatment improvement protocols (TIPS) in an easy to access, clearly presented manner. The subjects addressed also include motivation, suicidality risk, residential interventions, and information regarding specific forms of co-occurring mental disorders.

Publication Date:



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treatment for substance abusers with co-occurring mental disorders. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify key concepts for assessing co-occurring disorders in substance abuse patients.

  2. Describe motivational enhancement approaches, engagement interventions, and suicide risk review for substance abusers with co-occurring disorders.

  3. Distinguish between types of residential interventions.

  4. Evaluate and be able to adapt patient handouts presented.

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