A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Presented by Greg Holich, MS, LPC on 06-22-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Clinicians who treat people diagnosed with eating disorders, substance abuse, and other co-occurring conditions face unique challenges. To be effective in these cases, clinicians may need to utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches.

In this two-hour continuing education web conference for mental health professionals, Greg Holich, MS, LPC will explain how incorporating the principles and skills from both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can enhance therapeutic interventions for co-occurring conditions.

Greg will highlight how clinicians can approach dialectical dilemmas when helping an individual experiencing co-occurring disorders through the ACT model of psychological flexibility. He will include a didactic presentation of skills and concepts in addition to practical interventions clinicians can implement into their practice.

This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Compare the practice of mindfulness from both an ACT and DBT perspective.
  2. Discuss the four modalities of DBT in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
  3. Utilize practical therapeutic interventions to address each of the six core skill areas of the ACT model of psychological flexibility.
  4. Analyze the underpinnings of dialectical dilemmas, including elements of the biosocial theory, to navigate the ACT model of psychological flexibility.
  5. Describe the function of language as an influential factor in human achievement and misery.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

For additional information about this event or our CE grievance procedures, please contact us here

512.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

Greg Holich, MS, LPC

Greg Holich, MS, LPC

Greg Holich, MS, LPC facilitates daily Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training groups with adults and adolescents, including one-on-one skills coaching. He coordinates Timberline Knolls’ DBT program, which includes training new clinical staff and overseeing the daily operation of the DBT team.

Prior to joining Timberline Knolls, Greg worked as a resident advisor in DuPage County for adults with long-term mental illness. He also provided case management services to individuals with severe mental illness in an assisted living facility. In addition, he worked with at-risk adolescent girls with developmental disabilities in a partial hospitalization program.

Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from North Central College and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University.

For more information about Greg and his work, please visit www.timberlineknolls.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.