Co-Occurring Disorders Training Certification

Below are the definitions for the Co-Occurring Informed, Co-Occurring Capable and Co-Occurring Enhanced levels of practice. Each level of skill builds upon the previous. It is important to note that practitioners must stay within their scope of practice regardless of the level attained.

The Co-Occurring Informed level of practice identifies the core skills needed to support treatment. At this level, the skills needed within the following domains were identified: screening, engagement, readiness and retention, education, advocacy, and collaboration. Trainings at the Co-Occurring Informed level are intended to equip the paraprofessional practitioner to support treatment of all clients/consumers challenged by Co-Occurring Disorders. Positions eligible for the Informed Level include the following: Community Workers, Peer Specialists, Case Managers, MHRS, Waivered and Licensed staff.

The Co-Occurring Capable level of practice identifies the core skills needed to provide an integrated assessment and provide treatment to consumers and their families facing mild to moderate co-occurring disorders. The domains identified for this level are screening, assessment, and diagnosis, co-occurring capable treatment. Positions eligible for the Capable Level include the following: Some Paraprofessional roles (see manual), Waivered and Licensed staff.

The Co-Occurring Enhanced level of practice identifies the expertise needed to provide fully integrated treatment to consumers and their families challenged with moderate to severe co-occurring disorders. In this category the identified domains are assessment, diagnosis and integrated treatment for clients/consumers living with primary mental health and substance use disorders occurring concurrently. Licensed positions are only eligible for the Enhanced Level.  

 

Possible Grandparenting Scenarios

  Examples of Required Experience Co-Occurring Level
Informed Level

2 years full-time MH experience in the last 4 years &

2 years full-time SUD experience in the last 4 years

Informed Level Eligible.

Not required to take all the Informed Level trainings except for the ASAM criteria training. 

Capable Level

4 years full-time MH experience in the last 6 years as either a MHRS or Waivered/Licensed staff & have one of the approved SUD certifications (see manual). 

Informed Level Eligible & Capable Level Eligible.

Not required to take all Informed & Capable Level trainings, but still required to take the following trainings:

Intermediate COD course, Basic Pharmacology, and ASAM criteria trainings.

Enhanced Level

Licensed Staff with approved SUD certification or working in SUD program for 4 years full-time in the last 6 years

Informed Level Eligible. Capable Level Eligible. Enhanced Level Eligible.

Not required to take all Informed & Capable Level trainings, but still required to take the following trainings:

Intermediate COD course, Basic Pharmacology, and ASAM criteria trainings and all the Enhanced level course work.

 


 

Co-Occurring Disorders Trainings

 

    Save the Date.  Registration for most of the following trainings will open in sccLearn mid to late August

    Training:      Crisis Intervention for Co-Occurring Services

    Date:               September 1, 2022

    Time:              1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Location:       In-Person @ the Learning Partnership

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

      

    Training:      Socio-Environmental Conditions, Cultural Factors, Educating and Motivating Families 

    Date:               September 9, 2022

    Time:              9:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Location:       In-Person @ the Learning Partnership

    This is a required training for Capable Level Co-Occurring Certification)

     

    Training:      Law and Ethics for County Behavioral Health Care Providers

    Date:              September 22, 2022

    Time:              9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Location:      Zoom or Trainer’s Virtual Platform

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Integrated Trauma Informed Care and Substance Use Treatment 

    Date:              September 30, 2022

    Time:             9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Location:      In-Person @ the Learning Partnership

    This is a required training for Capable Level Co-Occurring Certification

    Please go to sccLearn to register for any of the following trainings.

    Training:      Support Groups for Co-Occurring Disorders 

    Date:              July 25, 2022

    Time:             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location:     Zoom (Web Cam participation is required for this training.)

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Care Coordination and Multidisciplinary Teams

    Date:              July 27, 2022

    Time:              1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location:       Zoom (Web Cam participation is required.)

    This is a required training for Informed  Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Intermediate Co-Occurring Disorders

    Date:              August 5, 12, and 19, 2022 (3 Fridays)

    Time:             9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Location:      In-Person @ Scottish Rite Center

     This is a required training for Capable Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Basic Pharmacology in Co-Occurring Disorders

    Date:              August 8, 2022

    Time:             1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Location:      Zoom (Web Cam participation is required for this training.)

    This is a required training for Capable Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Support Groups for Co-Occurring Disorders 

    Date:              August 15, 2022

    Time:             1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location:     Zoom (Web Cam participation is required for this training.)

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Overview 3-Day Seminar 1

    Date:              August 16, 18, and 19, 2022

    Time:              9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Location:      In-Person @ the Learning Partnership

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Care Coordination and Multidisciplinary Teams

    Date:               August 22, 2022

    Time:              1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location:       Zoom (Web Cam participation is required.)

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification

     

    Training:      Reflective Practice Part 1

    Date:              August 26, 2022

    Time:             9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location:      Zoom (Web Cam participation is required for this training)

    This is a required training for Informed Level Co-Occurring Certification)

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