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DDLS Fall 2016

Understanding Dual Diagnosis and Developing Competency in the Workforce

October 21, 2016 - Duration 2.75 hrs

Robert J. Fletcher, DSW
Founder & CEO
NADD
Kingston, NY


Research has indicated that approximately 50% of the people with IDD have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder. It is important for us to build upon our knowledge, skills, and competencies in supporting individuals with a dual diagnosis in order to meet their complex needs. The first part of this session will explore key issues that are important in supporting people with a dual diagnosis, such as, diagnosis, medication, psychotherapy, and service collaboration. The second part of the session will review competency-based certification programs for staff as a workforce development initiative to improve and sustain quality supports/services/treatments for individuals with significant mental health needs.

Audio Files Part I (mp3 file)
Audio Files Part II (mp3 file)

Presentation Handouts (PDF)


Project Manager: Robyn Carroll
Program Staff: Debbie Mahovetz, Ziba Arjmand
Project Support Staff: Gail DiPane

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