100956: Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

This course is designed to present information about effective intervention strategies for offenders with co-occurring disorders. The materials presented define co-occurring disorders and offer suggestions on screening, assessing, and treating criminal offenders meeting the criteria described. Supervision of case workers and case management strategies are also discussed. References are included for further investigation of the topics presented.


GAINS Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Publication Date:

December, 1997


Peters, Roger H., Ph.D.; Hills, Holly A., Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about effective intervention strategies for convicts with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify those offenders at greatest risk for co-occurring disorders and the challenges involved in treating and supervising them.

  2. Describe treatment alternatives presented and how they can be effectively integrated into a variety of settings.

  3. Be able to apply supervision and case management strategies presented.

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