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COD/IDDT: Advanced Assessments - Virtual Training

Information Details
Start Date Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Event Times
Training runs 9:00am-4:00pm EST 
Zoom log-in required by 8:45am
Event Details

Registration closes 5 business days prior to the training.  *Note: Due to the limited amount of spots in these trainings, each organization is limited to a maximum of 4 registrants.

Attendees are required to take the IDDT 101 course or demonstrate completion of at least 8 hours of IDDT training prior to taking this course. 

This training focuses on completing thorough assessments with individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders. It will look at six guiding principles for working with those who have co-occurring disorders and explore the 12 steps to completing an assessment. Participants will be able to recognize how substance use disorders and mental health concerns interact with each other and explore how this impacts diagnoses. Special clinical considerations will be addressed included high risk and trauma informed care. There will be discussion of the importance of incorporating an in-depth look into culture diversity when assessing and making recommendations. Participants will identify important areas to address in the clinical interpretive summary and within groups practice writing a stage-matched clinical interpretive summary. 

Virtual Participation Guidelines:  
You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training with the same attention and vigor as an in-person training. See below for additional information about virtual education recommendations and requirements. 

  • After registering through the CMHA website, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the training.
  • One week prior to the training, we will send you an email which will include a link to register for the training in Zoom. You will only be sent this link if you have paid for the training.
  • Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled, these links are specific to the registrant, each individual will need their own unique link. It is recommended that you save the Zoom link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
  • You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
  • A computer or tablet is required for participating in this virtual training. Cell phones are not acceptable due to size limitation when viewing the PowerPoint slides and participating in polls. Phone audio only option is not acceptable.
  • Only 1 participant per Zoom link/device—each registrant will need to log in individually for accurate CE participation tracking.
  • In order to receive credit for this training attendees must be on video via their own device, showing the individual throughout the entire training (unless otherwise directed by the presenter) and be situated in a way that is sufficient for active engagement and learning as determined by CMHA.
  • Technology challenges: It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that their technology is working and that they are familiar with Zoom. CMHA Staff will not be able to assist you with IT challenges during the training. Click here to access detailed instructions and videos if you are unfamiliar with zoom.
  • Chat Feature: Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits. After 3 failed attempts to reach the attendee via chat, you will not be eligible to receive continuing education credits.
  • We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving.
  • It is recommended that attendees log into the Zoom waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
  • Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
  • Polls will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education.
  • Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further.
  • Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that.
  • After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the polls and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

$40 per person. 
The fee includes electronic training materials and CEs. 


8:30-9:00am - Zoom log-in 
9:00-10:30am - Introduction; Six Guiding Principles of working with Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders
10:30-10:45am - Break
10:45am-12:00pm - 
12 Step Assessment Process
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch break
1:00-2:30pm -
Other Clinical Considerations
2:30-2:45pm - Break
2:45-4:00pm - Cultural Diversity; Putting It All Together: Interpretive Clinical Summary
4:00pm - Adjourn

Who Should Attend

This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended for persons who serve adults only through the mental health and substance abuse provider network (PIHPs/CMHSPs and/or their contract agencies) in the state of Michigan.  It contains content appropriate for CEOs, COOs, clinical directors, supervisors, case managers, support coordinators, therapists, crisis workers, peer support specialists, nurses, advocates, and recovery coaches.  This is specifically geared for individuals on IDDT and/or ACT teams or those providing co-occurring services.  


Michelle Boudreaux, LMSW, CAADC, CCS-DP, and Member of MINT has been providing mental health and co-occurring services for over twenty-years. She started her career working in residential treatment with adolescents in their families. She has provided IDDT treatment and utilized Motivational Interviewing since 2005 and has provided DBT treatment since 2007. She was a program supervisor who has provided oversight to multiple evidence-based practices. (IDDT, MI, DBT, FPE, IPS, Recovery Illness and Management, Integrated Healthcare, etc.) for eleven years. She then worked a supervisor at InterAct of Michigan where she provided co-occurring and DBT services. She currently works for the Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services in the Behavioral Health and Development Disability Administration in the Community Practices and Innovation Section as the Evidence-Based Specialist focusing on evidence-based practices for individuals struggling with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders.

Lena Houston, LMSW, CAADC, QMHP has 10 years of experience in the field of social work/community mental health. She is currently the ACT Team Leader of an ACT-IDDT team in Bay County, MI. Lena is also a Lead MIFAST reviewer for ACT/IDDT evidence-based practices and has provided consultation to agencies regarding ACT/IDDT treatment.

CEUs 6 Continuing Education Hours:  
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 6 continuing education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 6 specific contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “in-person education.”
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training; cward@cmham.org; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted up to 5 business days prior to the training. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate.  Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given.  You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to dferguson@cmham.org with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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