Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: An Integrated Treatment Focus

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: An Integrated Treatment Focus


Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10 am CDT

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Program Description:

The core of this training is to introduce the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kit: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT). IDDT is recommended for people who have co-occurring disorders, most specifically serious mental illness and substance disorders. The goal of this training is to increase the understanding of and encourage the use of evidence based practices in relation to assessment and treatment planning for this population. This introduction training is targeted toward any professional working with individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance disorders. An eclectic approach to learning using discussion and case examples will be provided.

Program Presenter:

Craig Miner, MA, LPC, CASAC, received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Ball State University in Indiana with honors. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and obtained certification in Missouri as a Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor. Craig works full-time for Places for People as their Integrated Treatment Director. Under this title, he develops and implements integrated treatment programming.

Additionally, Craig works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University teaching a course in substance abuse interventions. He has 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field as a clinician, teacher and trainer and in program development specifically in substance abuse.

Continuing Professional Education:

For $10 we offer the following accreditation which can be purchased during the Web Conference: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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