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Co-Occurring Disorders and Specialty Courts

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About the Course:

This course presents comprehensive information regarding the ways in which treatment alternatives such as specialty courts are being utilized for individuals with co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system. It is intended to provide an overview of the characteristics and needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders, as well as to describe best practices associated with positive outcomes in treatment settings and the courts.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Co-Occurring Disorders and Specialty Courts created by Roger H. Peters, Ph.D. and Fred C. Osher, M.D.

Journal/Publisher:

GAINS Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Publication Date:

April 2004

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Roger H. Peters, Ph.D.
Fred C. Osher, M.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 the workings of specialty courts for people with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify clinical issues relevant to the use of specialty courts for people with co-occurring disorders.
  2. Describe the five critical domains that affect specialty court participation.
  3. Define evidence-based practices and explain the ten principles of care presented in Section 3.
  4. Compare and evaluate the forms of modification and enhancement of specialty courts for co-occurring disorders.

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Course Number 100969
  • 4 CE credit hours
  • NBCC: 2.75 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $23.88
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