Dual Diagnosis Webinars/Resources

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Dual Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Meredith L. Griffin, PsyD, LP
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Quiz and one CEU

Description: This webinar reviews dual diagnosis, Nebraska intellectual disability criteria, Nebraska developmental disability criteria, general intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, mental illness, and problematic behavior. It also reviews the differences between mental illness and problematic behavior, as well as the risk factors specific to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for developing mental illness. This webinar highlights assessment and diagnostic challenges regarding mental illness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Understanding Children and Youth with Co-Occurring Developmental and Behavioral Disorders Part I: Defining Needs

Online module, 31 minutes
Presented by Diane Jacobstein, PhD
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Description: Most communities in the United States have done a poor job of organizing services and supports for children with complex developmental and behavioral problems. This webinar frames dual diagnoses as a public health issue and discusses common system barriers for children and families.

Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders and Trauma Informed Care in IDD

Recorded webinar, 62 minutes
Presented by Jill Hinton, PhD
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Description: Trauma affects all populations but children with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma. This webinar explores why dually diagnosed children are at an increased risk for trauma and why trauma-informed care is especially important for this population.

Emerging Best Practices for People with an IDD Co-Occurring with SMI

Recorded webinar, 82 minutes
Presented by Dr. Robert Fletcher, Lynda Gargan PhD
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Description: This webinar describes best-practices for assessment and diagnosis for individuals with developmental disabilities and serious mental illness. Additionally, it describes how clinicians can modify psychotherapy for individuals with dual diagnoses.

Understanding and Responding to the Role of Mental Health Diagnoses in Challenging Behavior

Presented by Melissa Cheplic and Theodosia Paclawskyj 
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Description: This webinar discusses working with dually diagnosed individuals who exhibit problem behaviors. Presenters introduce a model for understanding antecedents, problem behavior, and reinforcements.

Supporting Individuals with I/DD and Mental Health Needs

Presented by Dr. Beth Bryant-Claxton & Leslie Gene Smith, M.D.
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Description: This webinar reviews the biopsychosocial model for assessment and practice with dually diagnosed individuals. Presenters emphasize the importance of family and community involvement in care.

Mental Health Diagnosis in IDD: Bio-Psycho-Social Approach

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Description: This webinar reviews common intellectual and developmental disabilities and how their presence can impact psychiatric diagnosis. Dr. Hinton reviews common factors that can complicate diagnosis and care for this population.

Paving the Way: Meeting Transition Needs of Young People with Developmental Disabilities and Serious Mental Health Conditions

Authors: Mandy Davis, Pauline Jivanjee, Nancy Koroloff (RTC Portland)
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Description: This PDF resource guide reviews common challenges in serving youth with dual diagnoses. Authors describe best practices for young people.

Effective Strategies Checklist: Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behavior

Author: National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
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Description: This PDF resource provides critical information for administrators and clinicians working with individuals with dual diagnoses. Authors review administrative strategies for serving this population.

Serving Youth with Co-Occurring Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

Authors: Diane Jacobstein PhD, Elizabeht Manley LSW, Lynda Gargan PhD
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Description: This presentation describes the prevalence of dual diagnoses and common system barriers for this population. Presenters review organizational approaches to meeting population needs.