This course is designed for mental health and addiction counselors and other professionals working with clients who have chronic mental disorders such as schizophrenia and a co-occurring substance use disorder. These combined conditions are referred to as “dual disorders” or “co-occurring disorders.” The course provides practical treatment guidelines and strategies for working with these clients. The authors have not focused on any one psychiatric or substance use disorder diagnosis but describe interventions that can be used in most settings regardless of the combinations of disorders presented by clients. Interventions have been kept simple and concrete.
Your Course Instructors:
Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry, and Chief of Addiction Medicine Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He oversees a large continuum of care at Addiction Medicine Services (AMS), which includes over twenty-five treatment, prevention and intervention programs, training programs for psychiatric residents, medical students and graduate students in behavioral health. Dr. Daley has been or is currently an investigator, trainer and/or consultant on numerous research studies at WPIC sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism related to treatment of individuals with substance use disorders and mood disorders. He is currently a trainer and consultant on a NIDA sponsored study of bipolar substance abusers at Harvard Medical School (Roger Weiss, MD, PI). Dr. Daley and colleagues at AMS are currently involved in seven research projects. His research interests are in the areas of addiction, mood disorders and addiction, and adherence to treatment.
Ken Montrose, MA, CADC is the Director of Training and Publications for Greenbriar Treatment Center. He has worked for Greenbriar since 1999. For eight years he worked as an addiction specialist on a schizophrenia unit of a psychiatric hospital. He was the Director of Clinical Services for Greenbriar for two years. A Certified Addictions Counselor, he also holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology.