Co-Occurring Disorders *NEW

Co-Occurring Disorder


5 Hours

You will review the guiding principles and essential attitudes needed for working with COD clients. You will also review techniques for working with COD clients and those within special populations. 

The term “co-occurring disorders” refers to co-occurring substance use (abuse or dependence) and mental disorders. Clients said to have co-occurring disorders (abbreviated as COD) have one or more mental disorders as well as one or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. By the 1990s, substance abuse treatment programs typically reported that 50 to 75 percent of clients had co-occurring mental disorders, while clinicians in mental health settings reported that between 20 and 50 percent of their clients had a co-occurring substance use disorder. The objective of this course is to use the TIP 42 Quick Guide to highlight the major developments in the addiction treatment field relating to co-occurring disorders, in an effort to help substance abuse and mental health professionals develop a plan for a more integrated treatment community that can better address the needs of clients with COD.


  1. Review the guiding principles and essential attitudes in working with COD clients.
  2. Learn techniques for working with COD clients. 
  3. Learn techniques for working with COD clients in special populations.
  4. Review specific mental disorders that are commonly in co-occurrence with SUDs.
  5. Obtain additional resources for further professional development.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 5 Hours Total
Co-occurring Disorders / Addiction

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Co-Occurring Disorders (Text included with course).