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Co-occurring Disorders for Patients with Mental Health Concerns and Substance Use Disorders

12:30pm - April 1, 2020 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: April 8, 2020
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This free, seven-week online Enhanced Professional Learning series will include blended activities of virtual online groups and self-study related to understanding and integrating substance use disorder knowledge into the provision of mental health disorders treatment. This will include interactive discussions, videos, performance-based feedback, articles, and activities. Topics will include such areas as screening, signs and symptoms, American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria, scope of practice, and referral resources.


Virtual meetings will be held every Wednesday, April 1 – May 13, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT.

  • April 1, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • April 8, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • April 15, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • April 22, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • April 29, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • May 6, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT
  • May 13, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM MT

Target Audience

Professionals in behavioral health and mental health disorders, and medical practitioners.


The training objectives, participant commitment, and additional training information are all available through the Registration Link.

Training Need

The co-existence of mental health and a substance use disorders is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. In 2018, 19.3 million individuals had a substance use disorder while 19.1 million individuals had a mental health disorder, with over nine million having both disorders according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It is essential to identify and address substance use issues for patients in mental health treatment settings as it improves the overall treatment outcomes. Likewise, initiating assessment and interventions that have a co-occurring disorder focus is crucial as treatment works best when both the substance use and the mental health disorder are addressed together during the treatment process.

Please contact Trisha Dudkowski at with any questions or concerns.