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First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

This informational resource describes research and interventions relative to young people with both substance abuse disorders and their first episode of psychosis. Research on effectiveness of interventions is included in this resource. Information regarding improvements in treatment approaches for substance abuse disorders and first-episode psychosis is provided by the authors.

This course is based on the article, First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders created by SAMHSA in 2019.

Publication Date:

2019

Course Material Author

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Division

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify several treatment approaches available for young people with a combination of substance abuse disorders and first-episode psychosis

  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of common treatment approaches for young adults with comorbid substance abuse disorders and first-episode psychosis

  3. Identify several strategies to improve treatment for young people with comorbid substance abuse disorders and first-episode psychosis

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Course Number 102925
3.5 credit hours
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