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Course Overview

The dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorders affects millions worldwide. The co-occurrence of these illnesses produces symptoms that affect daily functioning and interfere with occupational performance to a greater degree than a single diagnosis. Because these problems are more severe than those of clients with a single diagnosis, providing treatment for only one of the diagnoses or separate treatment is ineffective. The best practice treatment model is integrated treatment where both illnesses are treated simultaneously in the same setting by professionals trained in both areas of practice using a client-centered recovery model. OTs play a role in the assessment and treatment of clients with dual diagnosis.

About the Course Author

Pat Precin, OTR/L, MS, LP, is an occupational therapy assistant professor at Touro College, a licensed psychoanalyst with a private practice in Manhattan and a supervisor of occupational therapy fieldwork students at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services of New York. Pat Precin, OTR/L, MS, LP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Category 1 & 2.

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Define dual diagnosis and state its prevalence; Describe and assess the effect of dual diagnosis on occupational performance, health, and adaptive behavior; Explain how the Recovery Model can be adapted to treat the dual diagnosis population
  • Outline:

    1.       Dual Diagnosis and Occupational Therapy

    2.       Symptoms and Adverse Outcomes

    3.       Assessments

    4.       Naturalistic Observations

    5.        Impact on Occupational Performance

    6.       Stress and time management

    7.       ADL

    8.       Social Skills

    9.       Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches

    10.   Integrated Treatment Model for Co-Occurring Disorders

    11.   Adapting the Recovery Model for Use in Occupational Therapy

    12.   Outcome Measures

    13.   Advances in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

    14.   Conclusion

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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