The Illusion of Co-Occurring Disorders

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The Illusion of Co-Occurring Disorders

When One Plus One Equals Three: The Illusion of Co-Occurring Disorders

By Pathways to Wellness

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Date and time

Friday, June 23 · 9am - 1:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Course Description: This course will present core concepts as to why African American adolescents appear to be more prevalent in gangs, and this training will focus not only in identifying these reasons but will also focus on insights from a communal perspective. In addition, the course will offer interventions geared toward African American youth who may be at a higher risk for gang involvement.

Target Audience: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.

Measurable Learning Objectives:

  • Define two term co-occurring disorders and distinguish them from substance- induced psychiatric disorders.
  • Identify two statistics on the prevalence of co-occurring disorders; and five characteristics that make diagnosis and treatment of these disorders essential.
  • Define and describe three distinctive benefits of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT).
  • List two key clinical aspects of medication management for co-occurring treatments.
  • Describe two advantages and disadvantages of single-modality treatments versus multi-modality treatments and distinguish between sequential, parallel, and co-occurring treatments.

About the Presenters:

Lester E. Love, MD was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended undergraduate at The University of Chicago where he was a molecular and theoretical biology major. Dr. Love attended medical school, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and then completed seven years of residency in both family practice and psychiatry at UCSF. Currently, Dr. Love is Medical Director for Tulare County, California and Core Faculty for the psychiatry and family practice residency programs in the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, University of California, Irvine affiliate. He also serves as the Medical Lead for our AATA Program. Dr. Love is keenly aware of the behavioral health needs of Alameda County as he worked in both the Oakland Pathways to Wellness Clinic and for Life Long Medical Downtown Oakland

Friday, June 23, 2023 9:00am - 01:30pm

3.5 Hours CE Credit (30-min lunch will not be counted toward CE time awarded)

To complete an ACBH sponsored virtual training, attendees must achieve a score of at least 70% on the post-test

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