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Connections Counseling Associates Continuing

Education Program


LCSW/LMFT/LPCC PCE 5042             CAADC 4S-94-277-1117

Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min. LMFT, LAADC


LAADC Non-Reciprocal (No Master’s) 20 CEH             Co-occurring Disorders Screening Set 


                       $60.00 for the set




Guidelines for a Successful Therapeutic Relationship  With a Client Who 2 Continuing Education Hours


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will review SAMSHA’s guidelines for successful therapeutic relationship development with co-occurring disorder clients

  • Participants will identify their clinical challenges in working with the co-occurring population

  • Participants will explore Contingency Management and CBT strategies working with the co-occurring population


Screening and Assessment for Co-Occurring Disorders Specialists

8 Continuing Education Hours


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will review SAMSHA’s 12 Step process for co-occurring disorders assessment

  • Participants will review the role of assessment tools and commonly utilized tools in substance abuse treatment

  • Participants will demonstrate awareness of link between co-occurring disorder assessment and treatment planning.


Substance Induced Mental Health Disorders

4 Continuing Education Hours


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will review the primary diagnostic criteria for substance induced mood disorder and substance induced psychosis

  • Participants will explore specific mental health symptoms connected to particular substances

  • Participants will increase vocabulary and understanding of types of hallucinations and delusions that may present in the substance induced mental health client.




    Advanced Ethical Issues for Co-Occurring Disorders Specialists

    6 Continuing Education Hours


    Learning Objectives:

  • Counselors will become familiar the principles outlined in the Co-occurring Disorder Code of Ethics developed by CCBAC in California

  • Counselors will review the role of stigma and its impact on counselors delivering co-occurring services

  • Counselors will review the core competencies of the Dual Diagnosis Capable counselor, and examine tips for counselors with dual diagnosis issues to retaining their self-care regimens

  • Counselors will review three levels of Dual Diagnosis competency to clarify the scope of practice that reflects their current knowledge base

  • Counselors will become familiar with appropriate service delivery standards for co-occurring disorders as reflected in the SAMSHA Tip 42

  • Counselors will examine the overlap between Federal Confidentiality laws and HIPPA regulations

  • Counselors will explore reasons that counselors struggle with boundary setting and crossing

  • Counselors will become familiar with the CCBADC






Connections Counseling Association Continuing Education Program


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