Participants interested in obtaining a Certificate in Opioid Dependence Treatment must complete the ODT Core Course plus three or four elective courses to meet the certificate requirement of a total of 39 or more hours.
This online course introduces the fundamental concepts of concurrent disorders, with a focus on best practices and research in the field. It is designed to provide physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors/case managers with the necessary information, skills and tools required to identify, screen and support clients with co-occurring substance use and mental illness.
The course consists of six self-directed online modules, which are open for six weeks. The course is a part of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program.
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
define concurrent disorders
discuss the prevalence of concurrent disorders
explain how psychoactive drugs and prescribed medications interact with mental health disorders
implement screening and assessment for both substance use and mental health disorders to identify concurrent disorders
appreciate the challenges and benefits of integrating mental illness and addiction treatment at the service and system levels
discuss the effects of values, beliefs and stigma on the delivery of care
identify best practices for treatment and support for clients with concurrent disorders.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course.