Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) – Enhanced Professional Learning Series

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Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) – Enhanced Professional Learning Series

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Co-Occurring Disorders: Enhanced Professional Learning Series

Every Monday, Jan 29 – March 11, 2024, from 2:00-3:30 pm Central

Attendees must be available for each session




Join South Southwest ATTC and our partner NFARtec in the 6-week training series, “Co-Occurring Disorders,” for those working in behavioral health, substance use disorders, and/or recovery support services providers. This EPL is offered at no cost to the participant and has a limited number of spots available.


Initiating early detection and intervention for those who have a co-occurring disorder is crucial and we now know that treatment works best if we are addressing both the substance use AND the mental health disorder during the treatment process.

This online learning series will provide 15 hours of instruction and will include blended activities of virtual online groups and self-study related to understanding and integrating Mental Health Disorder knowledge into the provision of Substance Use Disorder treatment. This will include interactive discussions, videos, performance-based feedback, articles, and activities.


Key Objectives include:

  • Identify signs related to Mental Health Disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Personality Disorders and their age of onset.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of Mental Health Disorders on the treatment and recovery process of SUDs for those diagnosed with both.
  • Identify at least three strategies towards integration that could be used in a SUD treatment care setting to improve outcomes by addressing mental health and SUD concurrently.
  • Understand the increased risk factors as well as warning signs for suicide for those diagnosed with a Co-Occurring Disorder.


Participant Commitment & Expectations:

  • Attend a live 1-hour orientation on January 29th.
  • Commit to 6 weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly from Feb 5 – March 11 and complete 1 hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to use Zoom video conferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, computer/tablet, speakers, and microphone).
  • Be prepared, engage, and actively participate while on camera during each session.



  • Christina Boyd, LSCSW, LCAC

There is no cost to participate in a series. The first 35 registrants will receive a scholarship that covers the entire $500 cost of participation. Once the 35 spots have been filled, registration will be closed. As a grant-sponsored scholarship and to receive continuing education hours, it is expected participants will be prepared for, attend each session, and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


Contact Information:

If you have questions, please email the NFARtec Workwise Staff at or contact the NFARtec staff by phone at 866-617-2816 (toll-free).


Continuing Education:

The series has been approved for a total of 16 contact hours (1-hour orientation and 15-hour content instruction) through

  • National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492.
  • TCBAP for Texas Peers ONLY

No credit will be awarded for non-attendance or partial attendance. The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable operating and/or credentialing regulations in your State of practice.