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Intervention Strategies for Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders

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About the Course:

This course is designed to present information about effective intervention strategies for offenders with co-occurring disorders. The materials presented define co-occurring disorders and offer suggestions on screening, assessing, and treating criminal offenders meeting the criteria described. Supervision of case workers and case management strategies are also discussed. References are included for further investigation of the topics presented.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Intervention Strategies for Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders created by Peters, Roger H., Ph.D. and Hills, Holly A., Ph.D.


GAINS Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Publication Date:

December, 1997

Course Material Authors

Peters, Roger H., Ph.D.
Hills, Holly A., Ph.D.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about effective intervention strategies for convicts with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify those offenders at greatest risk for co-occurring disorders and the challenges involved in treating and supervising them.

  2. Describe treatment alternatives presented and how they can be effectively integrated into a variety of settings.

  3. Be able to apply supervision and case management strategies presented.

Article: Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?

This public domain article is reproduced from The SAMHSA’S GAINS Center.

Article: Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?

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Course Number 100956
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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