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Supporting People With I/DD and Mental Illness: The Other Dual Diagnosis


This is an in-person training and attendees will earn 6 CE contact hours.*

Dual diagnosis is a term applied to the co-existence of the symptoms of both intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health problems. People with I/DD experience the same types of psychiatric disorders as people who do not have I/DD. The appearance of the symptoms may be altered, expressive communication may be in varied forms, and techniques and strategies will need to be adapted to better support processing of information. This seminar is designed to increase social workers’ knowledge and understanding about people with co-occurring diagnoses of mental illness and I/DD. Barriers to effective treatment will be explored. Attendees will identify clinical issues and explore effective social work interventions to address them. This seminar will also provide social work clinicians with some concrete ideas on how to adapt and supplement known therapeutic techniques. This can mean the difference between helping your client to merely survive and helping them to lead a productive, meaningful, satisfying, and joyful life.

Social Work Continuing Education Info

This course qualifies for 6 SW CE contact hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0171.

The New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work requires all registrants to attend the entire training to receive the Social Work CE hours.

If you are not licensed in New York, please check with your state to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is received 14 days prior to a scheduled training, a refund will be provided. Participants who cancel their enrollment less than 14 days but more than 5 days prior to a training will not be refunded but given credit toward a future training. Cancellation less than 5 days prior will result in no refund or credit.

No-Show Policy

No credit or refund will be provided if a registered participant does not attend a training.

YAI Knowledge reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least two business days prior to the scheduled training.

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New York, NY 10017
United States


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