Best Practices in Serving People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) and Mental Health Concerns: SELF-PACED ONLINE

3 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025

The rate of co-occurring mental health disorders in people with ID/DD ranges from 30%-50%, yet most mental health practitioners have little to no training related to working with people with ID/DD. In this self-paced course we'll discuss the intersection of IDD and mental health, explore topics of cultural consideration related to people with ID/DD, and examine evidence-based practices related to serving people with ID/DD.

Learning objectives: 

  • Participants will understand the definition of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to identify the characteristics of common developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to describe concepts such as person-centered-planning, person-first language, and identity-first language.
  • Participants will be able to identify evidence-based interventions for people with ID/DD and mental health concerns.
  • Participants will increase their knowledge about Nevada's services and supports for people with ID/DD.

Presented by: Diane Thorkildson, MPH

Continuing Education Units: 2 CEUs

This learning event is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:

  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

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Date Mon, Jan 3 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Wed, Sept 7 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE
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