Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield is proud to offer another training in our Behavioral Health Clinical Best Practices Training Series: Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorders. This training is appropriate for behavioral health providers in mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. The training is also appropriate for primary care physicians, nurse practioners, physician assistants, and other medical professionals providing care to high risk individuals and families or members diagnosed with depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, or Substance Use Disorders.
People with mental health disorders are more likely than people without mental health disorders to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. They are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. This is also sometimes called a dual-diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. This training session covers information on the:
- Relationship between substance use disorders and mental health disorders
- Common signs and symptoms of various mental health disorders
- Evidence-based studies on IDT: Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Integrated assessment and screening process
- Three treatment techniques of DBT, FBT and Interactive Journaling
- Treatment for both substance use disorders and behavioral health disorders with an understanding that they are interrelated and affecting one another
This session is appropriate for behavioral health and medical providers who work with
We are pleased to offer trainings designed to enhance evidence-based practices and clinical competence for new and seasoned professionals. Our Introduction to Clinical Best Practices training modules provide support to behavioral and physical health providers offering coordinated Medicaid managed care services. The modules address best practices supported through the integrated care model of person-centered treatment planning
NEW! Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) can earn FREE CEUs for attending our Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorders session (4 clock hours)!