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Co-Occurring Disorders


Formerly known as dual diagnosis or dual disorder, co-occurring disorders describe the presence of both mental health and substance use disorders.  This course will explore the definition of terms used, most common substances, mental disorders that co-exist, symptoms, causes, and treatments for co-occurring disorders.

This course will award 1 continuing education hour.  Please see the board approval box for course approval information.

Author:  Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC, and Sarah Reinhart, LCSW
Ms. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia.  She is credentialed in alcohol and other drug counseling.    
Ms. Reinhart, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida.  

Course Information: 
Relevance and Target Audience:  This course is designed for master’s level counselors and social workers, addiction professionals, and nurses who have direct client contact with individuals who may be experiencing both psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
Content level:  Intermediate
Course Format:  This course is offered as a self-paced distance learning format (reading-based online activity)
System Requirements:  This course is offered online.  Internet connection required.

Course Completion Information:  To earn continuing education credit, professionals must register and pay the fee for the course.  They must read the content and demonstrate understanding by earning a minimum score of 70 percent on testing materials.  The certificate of completion will be able to be downloaded after the above is completed. Refunds will be granted upon request with the withdrawal of credit for the course.
For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call 866-863-4225 or email [email protected].

CEBroker Course ID: 20-903517
CEBroker Provider Number: 50-204
CEBroker Course ID: 20-889723
CEBroker Provider Number: 50-32249

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