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Co-Occurring Disorders

May 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


In the United States, almost half of all people with substance use disorders also meet criteria for a mental health disorder, and vice versa. Understanding how each disorder impacts the other is imperative to providing effective interventions. During this interactive session, participants will learn about common psychiatric disorders, their symptoms, and treatment, and will analyze how they impact and interact with substance use disorders. Through presentations, case examples, and discussions, content will explore best practices in supporting people living with co-occurring conditions to promote long term recovery and wellness.

Learning Objectives:

– Identify common mental health disorders, their symptoms, and treatment

– Review common risk factors for developing a cooccurring disorder

– Describe how mental health and substance use disorders can impact each other

– Define the integrated model of treatment and why it is effective

– Identify ways substance use treatment professionals can support persons with co-occurring disorders

– Explore SAMHSA’s four dimensions of the recovery process and how it creates a holistic treatment plan so that persons with co-occurring disorders can thrive in their communities of choice

This training is no longer available, please contact Nina Walat to inquire about further training opportunities.

This training is in the process of being accredited:

  • NAADAC – The Association of Addiction Professionals. Mental Health and Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC – National Board of Certified Counselors. Mental Health and Addiction Professionals
  • ASWB – Association of Social Work Boards. Social Workers


Presented by:

Elizabeth Black, MRC, C4 Innovations

Black has worked with and on behalf of marginalized populations for more than 15 years.  She holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling
and is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor.  Ms. Black serves as subject matter expert, trainer, and technical assistance provider for substance use, mental health, and recovery initiatives. Her areas of interest and expertise include harm reduction, medication-assisted treatment, and health and wellness in recovery. Prior to her C4, she spent her career working with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the state of Oklahoma where she oversaw the implementation of health and wellness interventions into behavioral health services statewide.

Daisy Hernandez, MSW, C4 Innovations

Hernandez has dedicated her career to community mental and behavioral health services for marginalized populations. Her professional experience spans the entire spectrum of behavioral health services from peer roles such as recovery coach and recovery coach supervisor to program management. In her current role at C4, Ms. Hernandez provides training and technical assistance to behavioral health providers in Massachusetts for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. Her areas of expertise include infectious disease care integration, harm reduction, medication for opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, and peer recovery support and supervision.



Member price: $90
Non-member price: $200


Cancellation Policy: Reimbursement only for cancellations received at least 5 business days before the event.

Confirmation Policy: We only send confirmations via email. Please email Nina Walat at nwalat@providers.org or 508.598.9679 if you do not receive a confirmation email.


May 25, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Online via Zoom