AACBT CBT@Home – Comorbidity in practice
- Erin Kelly
This event was recorded live and is now available for on-demand viewing.
Comorbidity in practice: Understanding and addressing co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions
Presented by Dr Erin Kelly
Dr Kelly was awarded the AACBT Early Career award for contribution to cognitive or behavioural research and therapy in 2020. This is her award address and is part of the AACBT CBT@Home webinar series.
This event was recorded live and is available for on-demand viewing.
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This approx. 40 min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in January 2021.
Substance use is common among clients presenting with mental health conditions, and can greatly impact mental health symptoms and treatment outcomes, yet substance use is often overlooked in clinical practice. This shortcoming is exacerbated by a lack of guidance for clinicians on best practice for the treatment of comorbid mental health and substance use conditions. While there is a growing evidence base for the integrated treatment of substance use and mental health conditions, there often remains a ‘siloed’ approach to treatment, in which substance use and mental health problems are treated by separate providers. This webinar will provide an overview of comorbidity, as well as recommendations for the assessment and treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions.
Neglecting substance use in a client’s presenting problems can lead to an incomplete formulation and less effective treatment. Empowering clinicians to consider the role of substance use in mental health conditions is a key aspect of improving treatment outcomes and providing person-centred treatment.
It is hoped that this webinar will lead to increased confidence in, and application of, assessment and treatment of substance use issues for clients presenting with mental health conditions.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Understanding of the definition, prevalence, cause, and impact of comorbidity (i.e. co-occurring substance use and mental health conditions)
- Understanding of key issues in the assessment of comorbidity
- Understanding of integrated treatment for comorbidity
This is a free event for all AACBT members; bookings are only required for non-members to receive the link.
AACBT Members can access to the recording via My Account.
Viewers need a basic knowledge of comorbidity to gain benefit from this presentation.