Co-occurring Disorders

12:45pm - February 6, 2023 thru 3:00pm - February 6, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders can complicate treatment and many issues go unmanaged. Without integrated care people are also likely to develop medical concerns like diabetes or chronic pain. This presents a difficult treatment problem for professionals to solve and family members to navigate, as it can be difficult to know the best place to start. This class presents an integrated care approach using the Stages of Change model.




  • Recognize the importance of adopting an integrated approach
  • Examine the neurobiology and risk factors of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders
  • Acquire a more complex understanding and application of the Stages of Change
  • Explore different models and approaches to treatment of co-occurring disorders through scenario work




Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 2 continuing education (CE) hours certified by the Minnesota Board of Social Work CE certificates are provided by People Incorporated Training Institute.




Russ Turner

Russ Turner, MA, Director of the People Incorporated Training Institute


During Russ’s 16-year tenure, he has written and taught thousands of hours of person-centered curriculum to help people become more effective helpers, communicators, and leaders. His audience includes workers and leaders across a wide range of organizations from human services, healthcare, and libraries, to law enforcement and corrections. He trains trainers, works with management, and has consulted and coached on training projects across multiple sectors of the economy. He has worked as an educator for three decades in a variety of countries and settings including Japan, the Czech Republic, and the UK. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging.



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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.