The purpose of this educational course it to provide education on addressing first-episode psychosis and co-occurring substance use disorders. The readings are based on SAMHSAs Evidenced Based Research Series, in which relevant research is used to examine emerging and best practices. There will also be an identification of knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and supportive resources. This educational independent study course covers Clinical Intake and Screening and Discharge and Continuing Care skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.
Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the best practices in treatment of First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders;
- Understand the referral mechanisms in your practice community;
- Explain the role of the clinical assessment in the development of a client treatment plan.
- Professional Care Providers
- Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers
- Public Health Professionals
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. Publication No. PEP19-PL-Guide-3 Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019.
Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C