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Primary Care and Co-Occurring


Training staff at all levels to play a role in ensuring that co-occurring disorders are addressed in an integrated way is key to effective care. A basic level of training in co-occurring disorders can benefit virtually everyone. Practitioners who work closely with individuals with co-occurring disorders need more advanced training.

Basic Training

Basic training on co-occurring disorders outlines definitions of common terms, principles underlying effective practice and the need for an integrated approach. It also may provide:

  • Training on screening
  • Overview of assessment issues
  • Treatment models or guidelines
  • Protocols for creating a continuum of care

Advanced training

Advanced training on co-occurring disorders provides indepth information on specific evidence-based practices for co-occurring disorders for practitioners who provide integrated assessments and treatment. Some evidence-based practices that are effective include:

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