Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 1: Treating Substance Use and Psychotic Disorders - Multidimensional Treatment

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, January 20, 2023 

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Many substance use disorder clinicians are tasked with working with clients living with various co-occurring disorders. Substance use counselors may struggle to work with clients living with psychotic disorders, as the symptoms associated with these diagnoses can contribute to a lack of treatment follow up. This webinar will provide education and training about the different types of psychotic disorders, review DSM-5 criteria, and discuss prevalence within the general population. This presentation will review ways to differentiate between psychotic disorders and mental health diagnoses. Participants will receive general education about current considerations for psychopharmacology and the use of evidence-based practices to treat these populations.


Fredrick Dombrowski, LMHC, LADC, MAC, BC-TMH, is the President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and has worked as a clinician in the field of co-occurring disorders since 1998. Dombrowski has used evidence-based practices in varying forms of treatment (CBT for gender dysphoria and chronic pain, DBT for personality disorders, and MI for substance use treatment). He has experience as a supervisor and director for multiple programs including inpatient, outpatient, and forensic treatment. As an educator, Dombrowski is focused on experiential learning through a perspective of cultural humility and an equitable approach to clinical care. As a supervisor, Dombrowski remains focused on improvement of clinical care through supervision dedicated to evidence-based practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to summarize and identify the DSM 5 criteria for psychotic disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify ways to differentiate between substance use and psychotic disorder diagnoses. 
  • Participants will be able to describe three evidence-based practices to assist those living with psychotic disorders.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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