WEB102517 - Double Jeopardy: The Complexity of Dual Diagnosis
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A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern Time).

10/25/2017
When: Wednesday October 25, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson
614-848-5958


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Webinar Registration by October 23, 2017: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern Time).

A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness.  Individuals who present with coexisting disorders often require specialized services.  Current research indicates the best outcomes occur, when both disorders are treated simultaneously.  However, social services on the whole are not well prepared to deal with people who have both disorders. Quite often only one of the two problems is identified. This workshop will provide an overview of dual diagnosis and addresses the challenges commonly associated with this population.  In addition, participants will be exposed to evidenced-based treatment strategies for dual diagnosed services.  

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinator (Elderly)

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be provided with the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. 

2. Participants will gain a greater awareness regarding the common trends of dual diagnosis treatment

3. Participants will be provided the current evidenced-based practices for substance abuse and mental illness treatment.

About the Presenter(s)

Brian L. Bethel is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (PCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Brian earned a dual Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Ohio University and has completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. With over twenty years of experience, Brian brings a diversity of clinical strengths to his counseling practice.  He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma. In addition to his counseling practices, Brian also serves as an independent trainer and consultant. He has provided consultation services to various schools, social services agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant with the Ohio Child Welfare Program where he was recognized for his training excellence as a recipient of the “Rising Star” award in 2007.  Brian also provides on-going educational training's with Health Education Inc

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s): 

Statutory Area: Mental Health Issues