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Co-Occurring Trainings

Co-occurring Disorders Training Webinars

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.

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 trauma-informed treatment.

Stephanie Lagalo

Stephanie Lagalo
Senior Co-Occuring Disorders Trainer 

Training Webinars

We have a wide variety of training topics which take place for various lengths of time and throughout the year. To learn more, click the title of the training.

Co-occurring Disorder (COD) Treatment Intensive Training
This series is 13 sessions for 90 minutes each covering a wide range of philosophies, knowledge, and skills for COD treatment. This is an excellent series for new COD practitioners or for those needing a refresher and one of the most popular trainings available. CEU credits available: 1.5 per session. We also offer COD Open Technical Assistance Sessions to consult on specific cases. No CEUs are available for COD Open Techinical Sessions.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills for COD
This in-depth training series is 4 sessions for 2 hours each covering all the DBT skills. Active participation and homework completion are expected. CEU credits available: 2 per session

State-Wide COD Community of Practice
In these practice sessions, we will examine, and practice skills introduced at the COD Intensive Training. Active participation and homework completion is expected. CEU credits available: 1 per session

Screening Tools/ASAM Training
This quarterly offering is one session for two hours and will focus on reviewing screening tools for co-occurring disorders and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) screening guidelines. CEU credits available: 2 for the course

COD Open Technical Assistance Sessions
Join Stephanie during her open office hours every Tuesday in April from Noon-2:00 p.m. She will consult on specific cases and provide evidence-based practice implementation support. This opportunity is open to all Maryland Behavior Health Providers, including Assertive Community Treatment Teams. CEUs are not available. Register for a consultation.

Wellness Wednesdays for COD Providers
These sessions are tailored for professionals to practice their own well-being skills. The sessions are every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12 - 1: p.m. CEUs are not available. Join us via Zoom.


All co-occurring disorder (COD) virtual trainings are held via Zoom and are open to those working in the Maryland Public Behavior Health System. To register, please email the following responses to Stephanie Lagalo at Please note, multiple people cannot be registered in one email.

1. Name
2. Training(s) you are registering for
3. Position:
4. Organization:
5. Team Name: (Please specify if you are on an ACT Team, SE Program, or in Transitional Youth Services)
6. Address:
7. Email:
8. Phone:
9. Professional licenses you hold:

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.

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 and provide your agency name, address, and the email address for a contact person.