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PDS19112: Completing the Circle: Integrating Mental and Physical Health Services into Addiction Treatment
January 23, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$90
It is well known that the prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders in substance use treatment programs is extremely high and continues to rise. Research is also revealing that levels of medical and physical health issues in substance use treatment is equally as widespread. Therefore, it is now essential that substance use treatment programs provide integrated services for mental health and substance use disorders. Additionally, integration is now being taken a step further by introducing physical and medical health services into addiction treatment programs as well. This seminar provides an overview of some of the evolving changes in the addiction treatment field which necessitate fully integrated care. In addition, this seminar provides education, skills and other tools for clinicians, nurses, care managers and supervisors in substance use treatment programs to implement fully integrated services into their own substance use treatment programs. The information is provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse with an addiction and medical background in combination with a clinician who has worked with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders for over 25 years to further expand the overall perspective of this seminar
Instructors: Julie Edwards, APN, FNP-c & Kenneth Pecoraro LCSW, LCADC, CCS
CE Credits: 6 clinical