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Essential Co-occurring Disorders for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

2.25 CEs (NYS Clinicians) & 6CEs (CASACs) | $39.50 | Tina Iler | Beginning to intermediate level.

Join experienced clinical social worker and psychotherapist Tina Iler, LCSWR as she outlines strategies and techniques that are useful with those that are dually-diagnosed.
Created in 2016, and updated in 2022 with current SUD data, this two and a quarter hour long beginning and intermediate level recorded audio/visual online clinical course includes videotaped clinical vignettes which illustrate techniques which can help the clinical professional working with dually-diagnosed clients with marijuana, cocaine, or alcohol use disorders to reduce client substance use.


Participants will be able to:

  1. list the definition of Co-occurring Disorders
  2. identify the definition of substance use disorders
  3. identify the prevalence of Co-occurring Disorders
  4. describe one theory of the etiology of Co-occurring Disorders
  5. identify 3 mental health disorders currently listed in the DSM5
  6. identify 2 symptoms of severe substance use disorders
  7. list 3 mental health symptoms that co-occur and are the consequence of substance use
  8. identify 1 assessment measure for Co-occurring Disorders
  9. explain 1 suggested mode of treatment for those with Co-occurring Disorders

Course Agenda: self-paced, expected to complete in 2.25 hours.
Timed Course Agenda
1. (1.0 hour)
 Etiology of Co-occurring Disorders, definition, prevalence. Description of decision-making stages in readiness for change. Discussion and modeling of interventions for Early decision-making stages of Co-occurring Disorders.
2. (1.25 hour) Discussion of “co-occurrence” of MH and SUD symptoms and disorders. Modeling of intervention and treatment strategies for later decision-making stages of Co-occurring Disorders.

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you up to 6 CEs (depending on your degree, see information at the top).


Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these webinars to NYS re-credentialing CASACs. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Essential Co-occurring Disorders for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment (#4189) has been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as an individual course that is available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2022 – 5/29/2024. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the authors

Tina Iler, LCSWR and Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D.

Tina Iler, LCSWR

Course Author

Tina is in private and agency practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. She is the Social Work consultant for the BPTI Continuing Education group and the BPTI contact person for the US and Canada. She has over 25 years experience in direct practice with clients with mental health and substance use disorders.  She is passionate about Motivational Interviewing and trains extensively in MI. As a trainer, she is resourceful, dynamic and creative. Feedback from previous archived webinar attendees: “It was very informative and I’ve been using this framework within my practice.” -Abigail, Idaho 

Course Narrator

Ruth is currently in private practice in New York City and in upstate NY. She is the Continuing Education Director of the non-profit organization Best Practice Trainers, Inc. (BPTI), which has a research and training mission.

She has 40 years’ experience working in mental health settings as a clinician, teacher, and author, and over 20 years’ experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. She is a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer. Read her bio here.

Completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy.

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