County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and the
Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Presents a Special Training on
Best Practices in Co-Occurring Disorders
Friday, May 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
County of Los Angeles Dept. of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Lecture Hall-Building A-7, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Andrew Kurtz, MA, LMFT, Clinical Specialist, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Danielle R. Buckland, LCSW, Managing Director of Behavioral Health Pomona, Prototypes, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360
Brandon Fernandez-Comer, BA, Operations and Development Manager, Cri-Help, Inc.
Gary Tsai, MD, FAPA, FASAM, Medical Director and Science Officer, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, County of Los Angeles, Dept of Public Health
April E. Wilson, MSW, CATC IV, Vice President, Behavioral Health Southern California, Prototypes, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360
Justin Wormer, LCSW, River Community Program Manager, A Program of Social model Recovery Systems, Inc.
Substance Use Treatment can be complicated by a variety factors due to the severe impact substances have on the body. Patient’s with Co-Occurring disorders, defined here as having a substance use disorder as well as one or more mental health and/or physical health conditions, often require special consideration and unique approaches when planning or delivering care. A critical aspect of the treatment of co-occurring conditions involves identifying all of the complicating variables that require individualization of the treatment plan and additional understanding or specialization by the treatment providers. Co-Occurring disorders are among the most prevalent factors outside of the actual substance that impact the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Providers need to understand the impact of co-occurring disorders and best practices for integrating treatment approaches for these conditions.
This training will introduce participants to the epidemiology and prevalence, and neurobiology of cooccurring disorders in the United States. Participants will also learn about how to develop behavioral intervention strategies for those with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The training will cover treatment considerations, planning, and an overview of EBP interventions, including DDMI, DDCBT and Medication Assisted Treatments.
The second part of this training provides attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges with and pose questions to a panel representing SUD Administrators, academics and SUD providers who specifically address co-occurring disorders in their agencies and professional roles. The panel will offer their unique perspectives on the clinical and programmatic considerations involved in the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders.
By the conclusion of the lecture, participants should be able to:
Describe the prevalence of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders in the U.S..
Explain at least two ways that alcohol and other drugs impact the user’s brain.
Provide examples of at least three evidence-based methods for identifying and treating co-occurring disorders across the lifespan.
List at least two mental health disorders that frequently co-occur with substance use.
Explain the essential steps to conduct a brief intervention for clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445- 1119), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of IMQ/CMA Institute for Medical Quality, a subsidiary of the California Medical Association, through the joint providership of L.A. Care Health Plan and L.A. County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control. L.A. Care Health Plan is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. L.A. Care Health Plan designates this live course for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. L.A. Care Health Plan Provider Continuing Education Department maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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by Friday, April 27th.