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Connections Counseling Associates Continuing

Education Program


4S-94-277-1117 (CADCII, CADCI, LAADC, CCJAP)

Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min., LMFT, LAADC, LPCC 

LAADC 40 CEH      Co-occurring Disorders Screening Set 


                       $60.00 for the set




Guidelines for a Successful Therapeutic Relationship  With a Co-occurring Client Who

5 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

10 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

5 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


What's New in the DSM 5? 


Learning Objectives:


Counselors will identify key diagnostic changes between DSMIV and DSM5.

2.       Counselors will learn new diagnostic terminology present in the DSM5.

3.       Counselors will become familiar with the new structure of the DSM5.


Cultural Competency and Co-occurring Disorders


Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies to provide culturally competent treatment to clients with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and health problems

  • Identify your own cultural biases

  • Identify which SFBHC clients are at highest risk of COD

  • Develop awareness about the cultural factors that can impact clients’ response to treatment

Harm Reduction and Cooccurring Disorders


Learning Objectives

Counselors will review the harrn reduction versus other treatment models

Counselors will review harm reduction case models


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