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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

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Panel #104
CE Offered: BACB
Treating Complex Clients into Adulthood: Incorporating Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services
Saturday, May 29, 2021
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Online
Area: DDA/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Laurie Tarter, Psy.D.
Chair: Laurie Tarter (Encompass Behavioral Health, Community Research Foundation, Advance North)
TIERRA AIRMET (Community Research Foundation, Advance North)
JEAN JANSSEN (Community Research Foundation, Advance North)
NILOFAR SEDIQI (Community Research Foundation, Advance North)
Abstract: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities often face complex issues when addressing their mental and behavioral health needs. Frequently, co-occurring issues within mental health diagnosis and Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD), go over looked and are underserved. Examples include clients with co-occurring diagnoses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, and Substance use Issues in conjunction with an ID/DD diagnosis. This panel will present a collaborative treatment approach for adults with ID/DD and a mental health diagnosis. The focus is on bridging the gap between mental health issues and behavioral health issues. The panel will identify signs that the client may need mental health and possibly substance use treatment, in addition to Applied Behavior Analysis services. The treatment team includes mental health, behavioral health, substance use treatment, and nursing providers. The model being presented incorporates mental health treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy special skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in conjunction with ABA services. They will address how an interdisciplinary team can work with a client and other supporting providers to treat the whole person. This presentation can provide a model for an underserved adult population with co-occurring disorders.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: BCBA, Mental Health Providers
Learning Objectives: (1) Methods to bridge the gap between mental health issues and behavioral health issues. The panel will identify signs that the client may need mental health and possibly substance use treatment, in addition to Applied Behavior Analysis services. (2) How to incorporate mental health treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy special skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in conjunction with ABA services. (3) How an interdisciplinary team can work with a client and other supporting providers to treat an underserved adult population with co-occurring disorders.
Keyword(s): Adults, Co-Occuring Disrders, ID/DD, Mental Health
 

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