COD Module 5 — Principles for Integrated Treatment

This course provides fundamental knowledge about co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Designed for professionals and paraprofessionals working in the behavioral health field and/or with individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD), the course is comprised of nine learning modules, each covering a core competency area:

  1. People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Descriptions and Definitions
  2. Treatment and Recovery Philosophies
  3. Substance Use Disorders
  4. Overview of Mental Health Conditions and Terminology
  5. Principles for Integrated Treatment
  6. Screening and Assessment Skills and Process
  7. Intervention, Motivation, and Treatment Strategies
  8. Assessing Our Own Attitudes, Motivation, and Health
  9. Family, Peer, and Natural Supports

How it Works

Within each of the nine modules, each lesson offers exercises, web resources to explore, and a learning integration self-test. There are references and resources for each module, as well as an online resource list. Certificates will be issued upon completion of all module materials, including a final quiz (which must be passed with a score of at least 80%) and an evaluation.


Learning Objectives

At the end of Module 5, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what integrated treatment is
  • Analyze and apply principles for integrated co-occurring treatment
  • Use the four-quadrant model(s) to conceptualize client treatment and system responsiveness for individuals with co-occurring disorders
  • Name program enhancements that meet the needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders
  • Identify staff competencies needed to respond effectively to individuals with co-occurring disorders

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1 contact hour for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.
  • 1 contact hour approved by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
  • 1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • Certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.

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