Cost: $100

This course will cover the requirements for certification by NADD and prepare students to demonstrate mastery of the benchmarks for clinical excellence in IDD-MI dual diagnosis best practice.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the NADD Principles of Dual Diagnosis practice.
  2. Identify a case example to represent all competency areas:  Clinical Assessment, Psychotherapy, Positive Behavior Support & Environments, Assessment of Medical Issues and Psychopharmacology.
  3. Identify ethical issues related to work sample and describe how they were addressed during the course of treatment.
  4. Reflect on case example and articulate unique challenges related to the persons IDD.
  5. Demonstrate research basis for treatment approaches through citation of relevant, recent journal articles or books.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of a framework for case presentation.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria