Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Trainer’s Manual

The trainer’s manual is a basic curriculum on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The course covers twelve core competency content areas, each divided into learning modules. Each module offers training activities, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test. A resource lists on co-occurring disorders is provided, as well as an extensive section on training tools and tips. The following areas are covered in this manual:

  • CC 1. People with Co-occurring Disorders: Descriptions and Definitions
  • CC 2. Treatment and Recovery Philosophies
  • CC 3. Substance Abuse Disorders
  • CC 4. Overview of Mental Health Conditions
  • CC 5. Integrated Principles for Co-occurring Disorders
  • CC 6. Screening and Assessment Skills and Process
  • CC 7. Intervention, Motivation, and Treatment Strategies
  • CC 8. Assessing Our Own Attitudes, Motivation, and Health
  • CC 9. Family, Peer and Natural Supports
  • CC 10. Crisis Intervention for People with Co-occurring Disorders
  • CC 11. Youth at Risk for Co-occurring Disorders
  • CC 12. Psychopharmacology
  • CC 13. Ethical and Risk Management

The development of this trainer’s manual was made possible through a grant from the Mental Health Funding Collaborative.