Co-Occurring Disorders in Children and Adolescents
(COD Adol)

This course will cover co-occurring disorders in children and adolescents.

Course Objectives

  • Define co-occurring  disorders
  • Recognize the interaction between the dimensions of substance and psychiatric disorders
  • To possess the ability to engage individuals with co-occurring disorders in an empathic and accepting manner
  • Be familiar with screening tools, and the ability to identify the presence of co-occurring disorders.
  • Have a working knowledge of the diagnostic criteria for substance abuse and dependence/ related mental health disorders.
  • Gain a working knowledge of service delivery systems available for adolescents with co-occurring disorders