Addressing Co-Occurring Conditions as You Prescribe

CCSME Psychopharmacology Series | This course in our series will focus on Co-Occurring Disorders – Diagnosis and Treatment.

This presentation will discuss evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, and focus on practical tips for the busy prescriber. It will include case discussion as well as the review of the evidence behind decisions.


  • Identify and utilize general principles for diagnosing individuals with co-occurring disorders

  • Understand the scientific evidence for various pharmacologic treatments to address co-occurring disorders.

  • Learn practical tips and strategies to enhance treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders

  • Feel  more  proficient in addressing co-occurring disorders



Leah Bauer MD

Leah K. Bauer, MD, is a psychiatrist and has served as Medical  Director of the Addiction Resource Center at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick since 2014, and as a consulting psychiatrist to Bowdoin College. She graduated from the University of  Cincinnati  College of  Medicine and went on to residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital adult psychiatry program where she served as chief resident. She has a strong interest in medication-assisted  treatment of substance use disorders and has led multiple buprenorphine x-waiver trainings, as well as spoken at local and national meetings on these issues. She is also interested in addiction as it relates to women’s specific issues, and systemic change to address the opioid epidemic. She enjoys the outdoors and life in Maine with her husband and two young children.


  • 2.75 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 2.75 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

  • 2.75 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 2.75 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 2.75 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. The program begins at 1:00 p.m.

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