April 24th Workshop: Working with Persons with Dual Diagnoses

March 28, 2019

The CDHS Office of Behavioral Health is sponsoring "Working with Persons with Dual Diagnoses," a workshop on April 24, 2019. ØThe workshop will provide skills and knowledge concerning diagnosing and working with individuals that have both an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and a mental health condition. Two tracks are available:

  1. Clinical focus on introduction to Dual Diagnosis; Best Practices in Bio-Psych-Social Model of  Assessment – and Adapting Psychotherapy practices for people with IDD.
  2. Mental health approaches with persons with IDD for service providers working with people with IDD

When: April 24, 2019, 8:30am-4:30p  (Registration begins at 8am)
Where: Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Questions? Contact Mary McMahon at 303.866.7826 or mary.mcmahon@state.co.us
Register online
Download the agenda

Workshop Presenters

Juanita St.Croix is a Complex Support Coordinator with the Southern Network of Specialised Care, working with adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities and complex multiple needs.  In this role, she coordinates support and service within and across sectors, acting as a resource to service agencies and access mechanisms, and building system capacity to assist individuals with complex needs through education, mentorship and guidance to other case managers and service agencies.  Juanita has been associated with NADD since 2012, coauthoring “Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers”.  She has also co-authored two additional publications with the Southern Network of Specialized Care: “A Dual Diagnosis Resource Manual for Direct Support Professionals” and “Understanding Special Needs Offenders Who Have a Dual Diagnosis 3rd Edition”.

L. Jarrett Barnhill, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is director of the Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic within the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Barnhill received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine – Wake Forest University. Dr. Barnhill has completed residencies in general psychiatry, child psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. . His clinical interests include autism, mental retardation and other developmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatry of mood and seizure disorders, Tourette’s disorder and other movement disorders.   He is one of the editors of the The Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disability: A Clinical Guide for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability (2nd ed.; DM-ID-2)  which offers clinicians who work with individuals with ID a convenient, easy-to-use reference for applying DSM-5 diagnostic criteria to their clients. The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide was developed to facilitate an accurate psychiatric diagnosis in persons who have intellectual disabilities and to provide a thorough discussion of the issues involved in reaching an accurate diagnosis. The DM-ID-2 Clinical Guide provides state-of-the-art information concerning mental disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities.

Brian D. Tallant is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Program Director of Aurora Mental Health’s Intercept Center, in Aurora, Colorado.  Intercept Center is a mental health outpatient and day treatment program for children who have a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and co-occurring mental health disorder, and is a collaborative program with the Aurora Public Schools. Brian has been Director of Intercept Center for over 21 years.  He is a contributing member of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) Trauma & IDD Expert Panel.  Brian has also served on the Board of Directors for NADD, an association for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.  Brian conducts workshops nationally and internationally on adapted mental health treatment for youth who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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