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Co-Occurring Training

Co-Occurring Disorders Training Webinar Series

Best practice treatment for co-occurring disorders is integrated. Ideally treatment for both disorders is provided by the same clinician (or team), at the same time. Integrated treatment involves stage-wise treatment, which focuses on the person’s readiness to make any needed changes.

This training series is designed to help helping professionals gain the knowledge, philosophies, and skills needed to work with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders.

Course Instructor: Stephanie Lagalo
Senior Co-Occurring Disorders Trainer

Effectively treating co-occurring disorders takes a specialized skill set. With a 20-year career working exclusively with co-occurring disorders, Stephanie Lagalo has a wide variety of specialties and insights that will be used in these sessions.

For example, Stephanie is skilled in clinical supervision, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior, therapy (DBT) skills training, integrated dual disorder treatment model for assertive community treatment, motivational interviewing, and traumainformed treatment.


Stephanie Lagalo

Stephanie Lagalo
Senior Co-Occuring Disorders Trainer
slagalo@som.umaryland.edu 

Register for the Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments Training Webinar Series

For more efficient registration, we are asking that everyone register for the whole series.
If you cannot make every session, or just want to attend certain ones, that is fine. You will only receive CEU credit for the sessions you attend, and you can only receive CEU credit for one session each day. All sessions are online and delivered via zoom.

Fall 2022 Series

Each topic is offered twice on the assigned date.

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
starting September 14, 2022

Register for the Morning Series

Register for the Afternoon Series

Topics and Dates

Select a date and topic below for a brief description:

September 14: Clear Mindset

What do we do that gets in the way of our work? This training focuses on our mindset as helping professionals. We will review the latest research on stress and burnout in behavioral health work. This training will also include elements of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and the common traps helping professionals get into with the people they serve.

September 21: Stage-Wise Interventions Overview

This training focuses on the Stages of Change, Stages of Treatment, and possible treatment interventions for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

September 28: Interventions to Promote Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is both a mindset and skill set, this training will cover both areas. Often, value judgements get in the way of our efforts in helping people recover in the way that they define recovery. We will use the stage-wise model to discuss harm reduction interventions and skills.

October 5: Engagement Interventions

This training will focus on interventions for the Engagement Stage of Treatment.  These include assisting with basic needs, building the clinical relationship, and intervening in crises.

October 12: Motivational Interventions Part 1

This training will focus on interventions for the Motivation Stage of Treatment. These interventions are based around the practice of Motivational Interviewing. We will review the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing, OARS, and how to pair Motivational Interviewing with other interventions.

October 19: Motivational Interventions Part 2

This training will focus on assisting individuals who are between the Motivation and Action Stage of Treatment. We will practice reflections, learn how to identify change talk, and how to use Motivational Interviewing in difficult situations.

October 26: Active Treatment Interventions – CBT Part 1

This training will focus on the basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The skills we will focus on include guided discovery, identifying cognitive distortions, and thought tracking and testing.

November 2: Active Treatment Interventions – CBT Part 2

This training will focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This session will focus on using exposure in our work, as well as looking at the skills to assist individuals with psychosis.

November 9: Active Treatment Interventions – DBT Part 1

This training will focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. This session will focus on Mindfulness skills.

November 16: Active Treatment Interventions – DBT Part 2

This training will focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. This session will focus on Emotion Regulation skills.

November 23: No Session Due to the Holiday

This week will be skipped as to honor the holiday.

November 30: Active Treatment Interventions – DBT Part 3

This training will focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. This session will focus on Distress Tolerance skills for crisis situations.

December 7: Active Treatment Interventions – DBT Part 4

This training will focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. This session will focus on Interpersonal Effectiveness skills for assisting people with developing and managing relationships.

December 14: Treatment Groups, Self-Help, and Twelve Step Programs

This training will provide a general overview of group interventions, and ways to provide active linkage for self-help and twelve step programs.

CEU Information

The Evidence-Based Practice Center (EBPC) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. The EBPC maintains responsibility for this program. Please pay attention to the following distinctions regarding CEUs found at the end of each title.

Co-Occurring Training Webinars

*The Evidence-Based Practice Center of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry certifies that this individual meets the criteria for the following 1.5 Continuing Education Credits (Category I) for Social Workers/ 1.5 Continuing Education (CE) for Psychologists/ 1.5 Continuing Education Units (Category A) for Professional Counselors and Therapists; and Alcohol and Drug Counselors and 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Recovery Peer Specialists.

Also, you must log in through the webinar platform to be eligible for a certificate. Participants who call-in-only are not eligible for CEUs or COAs.

BHA sponsors this training free of charge to eligible Maryland-based provider staff through the University of Maryland School of Medicine Training and Evidence-Based Practice Centers. We are committed to making these trainings accessible to all eligible providers. If you represent an eligible provider agency and would like to discuss accommodations for your staff including requesting training at or closer to your facility, please email us at slagalo@som.umaryland.edu and provide your agency name, address, and the email address for a contact person.