Intervention Strategies for Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders

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About the Course:

This publication was developed through the support of the National GAINS Center of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a collaborative federal initiative involving the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Center for Mental Health Services, and the National Institute of Corrections. The Center is a national locus for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

December, 1997

Author

Roger H. Peters, Ph.D., and Holly A. Hills, Ph.D.

About the Author:

The authors are associated with the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about intervention strategies for offenders with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify key concepts related to the screening and assessment of co-occurring disorders.

  2. Describe primary treatment modalities for those with co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system.

  3. Explain supervision and case management strategies for offenders with both mental health and substance abuse issues.

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