Course Description: This course reviews the prevalence of co-occurring alcohol use disorder (AUD) and mental health conditions (MHCs), screening tools to identify individuals with symptoms of AUD and MHCs, and subsequent assessment of co-occurring disorders. Types of integrated treatment and current challenges to integrate treatment for co-occurring disorders effectively are reviewed. Innovative uses of technology to improve education on co-occurring disorders and treatment delivery are also discussed. Systemic challenges exist to providing integrated treatment in all treatment settings, and continued research is needed to determine ways to improve access to treatment.
Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Amy M. Yule, MD, and John F. Kelly, PhD
Content Publisher(s): National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Amy M. Yule, MD, is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
John F. Kelly, PhD, is a psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hour.