Recovery to Practice is pleased to introduce the on-demand continuing medical education (CME) series

Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

This two-course series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder.

In this scenario-based series, participants meet “Nick,” a young father with many strengths and who is challenged by both substance use and mental illness. The course explores the question: How do I approach Nick and help him meet his needs in ways that are both clinically sound and recovery-focused?

The faculty are national experts in recovery, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, and peers. They offer tools, tips, and strategies for addressing Nick’s needs, and those of other individuals facing similar challenges.

Watch one or both courses at your convenience! Sign Up Here!

Each course is approved for 1.5 AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) prescribed credits.

Course Objectives

After viewing, learners will be able to

  1. Summarize a recovery-oriented approach to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
  2. Describe the process of recovery-oriented, strength-based engagement, assessment, and intervention, including psychopharmacology treatment, for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
  3. Describe non-medication recovery and support approaches for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.

Course Faculty

Curley Bonds, M.D.
Medical Director, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services


Wayne Centrone, N.M.D., M.P.H
Senior Health Advisor, Center for Social Innovation
Executive Director of Health Bridges International


Chris Gordon, M.D.
Medical Director and Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, Advocates, Inc.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Jackie Pettis, M.S.N, R.N.
Wellness and Recovery Manager, ValueOptions Maryland, Inc.


Ken Minkoff, M.D.
Senior System Consultant, ZiaPartners, Inc.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Kim Mueser, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University


 Melody Riefer, M.S.W.
Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential


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