Other Resources

Additional Provider Resources

There is a multitude of resources that provide information on various models of treatment for co-occurring disorders. Not all interventions are equal and on this page, we feature resources we believe are exemplary. New resources will be added from time to time as we become aware of them and believe they are of value to our constituents. Check back periodically or join our email list to receive information when new content is added.

Dartmouth Dual Diagnosis Center Videos

Produced by Dartmouth Dual Diagnosis Center and hosted on YouTube, is a series of 14 videos focused on IDDT.

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Group Treatment For Co-occurring Disorders

This website offers a variety of resources to assist clinicians in providing effective group work for treatment of CODs. The strength of these resources is the provision of 10 PowerPoint presentations that can be used for psycho-education within a group format. This resource is provided by Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services.

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Clinical Guide for IDDT

The Center for Evidence Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University published this 56-page information booklet and it is available free as a download from their website.  It provides an overview, tips for interacting with consumers, and information on screening, assessment, and stage-wise treatment planning.

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Therapist's Guide to Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This 2008 manual written for the Veteran’s Administration provides a solid overview of the Brief CBT method of treatment. It includes useful client handouts including thought records, lists of cognitive distortions, activity charts, and a decisional matrix. Contact Michael R. Kauth, Ph.D.,  michael.kauth@va.gov for use of this manual. (Permission obtained by the author to post this Manual.)

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SAMHSA Tip 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment

This resource offers information and strategies for using motivational interventions with substance use disorder programs. It includes several tools for assessing readiness for change in the appendix, including the Alcohol Expectancy Questionaire III, the SOCRATES, and the URICA assessment tool.

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Center for Evidence Based Practices: Co-occurring Disorders Resources

This page lists a wide variety of the free resources SAMHSA has published that are related to CODs.  Direct links are not provided.

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Motivational Interviewing Websites

The Motivational Interviewing.org website has a wealth of information for trainers, educators, clinicians, researchers supervisors and others. It was originally developed by William R. Miller, Ph.D., and his group at the University of New Mexico. For those interested in becoming a MINT Trainer should visit the companion website MINT.

Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders

The Center for Addiction and Mental Health published this Guide for family members and clients. Written by Caroline P. O’Grady, RN, MN, PhD, and W. J. Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW, this manual describes substance use and mental health disorders, outlines integrated treatment options, highlights medication assisted therapy, and lists additional resources.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Self-Help Resources

Free Downloadable Therapy Worksheets designed for use in CBT.  This website from the United Kingdom provides a wealth of CBT resources, including client worksheets and useful manuals. Most resources are free.

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COD Provider Treatment Competencies

 This website contains a series of 10 self-paced training modules that focus on specific elements of integrated treatment.  The modules utilize case examples to illustrate concepts in a brief and focused manner. Topics include: assessment, stages of treatment, engagement, treatment planning, motivational counseling, substance abuse counseling for persons with mental illness, group treatment for dual disorders, relapse prevention, self-help, and family treatment. This resource is provided by Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services.

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Motivational Interviewing Coaching Circles

Learning to use an intervention model well takes practice and more practice. One way to practice Motivational Interviewing is though establishing coaching circles within your agency. This involves designating a facilitator who is adept at MI and who will meet with staff on a regular schedule to review the MI skills followed by role-playing with colleagues. The Minneaota Department of Human Services contracted with a local provider to develop a coaching circle manual. This manual is available for download here and can be used to establish a consistent practice regimen that will improve skills over tme.

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Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP)

MIA:STEP introduces an effective strategy for observation-based clinical supervision, the use of which has potential to improve counselor skills beyond MI. This material is available from several location. The link provided here is for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

Motivational Interviewing Training Videos

Motivational Interviewing With a Single Mother

This video demonstrates the Spirit & Principles of Motivational Interviewing with a social worker interviewing a single mother who is attempting to complete a case plan that will allow her to retain custody of her child. Pay particular attention to the use of open questions, reflections, genuine empathy, affirmations, autonomy, focus on strengths, and summaries.

Motivational Interviewing With Emmy: A Survivor of Interpersonal Violence

This video is provided by Portland State University and illustrates an initial interview with a survivor of interpersonal violence. It demonstrates skills in developing a target behavior and allowing the client autonomy to set her pace and develop her own motivation for deciding what she wants to do.

Fourth Session With Liv and an Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Advocate

This is another video produced by Stephanie Wahab, Ph.D., MSW, at Portland State University. It demonstrates how to use Motivational Interview to assist the client in resolving ambivalence.