Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on September 23, 2015

A Recorded Webinar


Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz

This free webinar will introduce the learner to the ideas and concepts behind both diagnosing and treating people with co-occurring disorders. Through understanding both the assessment and diagnosis of substance use dependency as well as mental health disorders, the learner will be better able to provide effective treatment to the millions of clients struggling with co-occurring disorders. While using concepts from family systems theory, the learner will be able to look at the whole person they are treating, not just one aspect.

Learning Objectives
  • Define "co-occurring disorders"
  • Understand the screening and assessment process for mental health disorders most commonly seen occurring with substance use disorders;
  • Understand how to integrate treatment or referral for all substance use disorders and mental health disorders; and
  • Understand the holistic view of integrative treatment for co-occurring disorders.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Gisela Berger, PhD, has been working in the addiction profession for over 20 years. She began as a counselor in Charleston, South Carolina and worked at several facilities before pursuing her doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently is in private practice as the Director of Mental Health Services with Omni Family Medical Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the years, she has worked with persons with substance use disorders and their families to enhance integration after inpatient or IOP treatment. Dr. Berger has taught psychology, sexual identity, family systems theory, clinical supervision, practicum, internship for Master's level courses at Marymount University; University of Maryland, College Park; George Washington University; and Concordia University. She has presented workshops at local, regional, and national conferences. Her work with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families, has earned her accolades from local organizations.

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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