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Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Justice-Involved Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (Fact Sheet)

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About the Course:

Even the highest estimates of co-occurring disorders (CODs) in the general population are small compared to COD prevalence in jails and prisons. This publication addresses the integration of mental health and substance abuse services for justice-involved persons with CODs.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Justice-Involved Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (Fact Sheet) created by Fred C. Osher, M.D.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

May 2006

Course Material Author

Fred C. Osher, M.D.

Fred C. Osher, M.D., is a community psychiatrist with clinical and research interests focusing on the co-occurrence of mental and substance use disorders. Over the last two decades, Dr. Osher has led clinical and research efforts for persons with these disorders within the criminal justice system and among homeless populations. Dr. Osher is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health, Justice, and Public Policy and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has a long history of public sector service at local, state, and federal levels.

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 integrating mental health and substance abuse services for justice-involved persons with CODs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the history and current state of co-occurring disorder (COD) treatment.

  2. Discuss services integration for COD as an evidence-based practice.

  3. Identify integrated treatment programs for justice-involved persons with COD.

  4. Explain ramifications of COD across the continuum of criminal justice settings.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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1 CE credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 CE credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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Course Retired
Course Number 101372
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.29 out of 5
35 members have taken this course

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