Service Alternatives Training Catalog

Dual Diagnosis


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Working with people who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and developmental/intellectual disabilities can be challenging.  This course serves as introduction to dual diagnosis.  The goal is to help participants to better understand how mental health issues can manifest in people with developmental disabilities so that they can provide better informed care.  The seminar will focus on some of the challenges of diagnosing mental illness in people with developmental disabilities.  We will describe how anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, depression and personality disorders manifest in individuals with developmental delays.  We will review treatment approaches to mental illness and how these can be adapted to people with developmental/intellectual disabilities.


Audience:

People who work with individuals with dual diagnosis.

Hours: 6-8

Description: Working with people who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and developmental/intellectual disabilities can be challenging. This seminar is designed to help participants to better understand and support people who are dually diagnosed.

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Certification: No

Physical Activity: No

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By the end of this training:

·         Participant will gain a basic understanding of the distinction between intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness.

·         Participant will gain an understanding of what it means to have a dual diagnosis.

·         Participant will gain an understanding of why it is sometimes difficult to diagnose mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities. 

·         Participant will gain an understanding of how mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and personality disorders manifest in individuals with developmental disabilities.

·         Participant will gain an understanding of treatment and therapeutic strategies for individual’s who are dually diagnosed, as well as practical strategies and ideas that they can use to support dually diagnosed individuals.

 

 

This training is available at your location at your scheduling convenience as an Onsite option. Please contact us directly for support with hosting this training at your location.

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