IN-PERSON- Working with Co-Occurring Disorders: Supporting Substance Use Disorder in Mental Health Treatment

IN-PERSON-Friday, October 21, 2022, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-$219 including CEUs
Working with Co-Occurring Disorders: Supporting Substance Use Disorder in Mental Health Treatment
Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I and Eric Roldan, LICSW

Traditionally, mental health and substance use disorder treatment occurred in silos, making it challenging for individuals to receive integrated treatment for these interrelated issues. At the same time, we know that the co-occurrence of these diagnoses is incredibly, and increasingly, common. This training will provide clinicians with a background in understanding co-occurring disorders, as well as providing tools and strategies for assessment and treatment.

Following this training the participants will understand:

  • The prevalence of co-occurring disorders and the need for specific integrated treatment strategies.           
  • Strategies for assessing substance use, both in initial assessment and ongoing throughout treatment.           
  • Treatment strategies for co-occurring disorders, including selecting and using an appropriate evidence-based model.

Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I, Director of Training and Professional Development at Open Sky Community Services, is committed to making the best evidence-based tools and supports available to both Open Sky employees and the broader provider community through the Bridge Training Institute. Ms. Langevin has presented regionally and nationally on implementing evidence-based treatment modalities, including the Stephanie Moulton Symposium, NAADAC National Webinar Series, and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Collaborative Annual Conference. She has extensive training and fidelity coding experience in Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

She had provided training and consultation in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities to mental health providers, school systems, community groups and state agencies, where feedback has included, “Suzy is very knowledgeable and provides practical insight on how to apply the skill learned in real life situations. Her training approach is upbeat, engaging, and informative.”

In her more than decade long tenure at Open Sky, she served as Director of Dual Diagnosis Services, where she developed a model for services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders within the agency’s community mental health programming. She also previously worked to implement and supervise the provision of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) services across adult and adolescent treatment settings and the development and opening of The Bridge Counseling Center, Open Sky’s outpatient division. In 2014, Ms. Langevin was awarded the ABH Excellence in Outcomes Award as a member of the CR for PTSD group. She was selected to the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Worcester Class of 2021.

In addition to her work at Open Sky, Ms. Langevin has experience in a diverse range of settings, including emergency mental health, juvenile justice, residential treatment, and hospital inpatient care.

Eric Roldan, LICSW, is the Director of Outpatient Services at Open Sky Community Services, is a clinical social worker with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and direct service to underserved and hard to serve populations. At the Bridge Counseling Center at Open Sky, he currently oversees an interdisciplinary team that specializes in using evidence-based treatment modalities in an outpatient setting. Prior to his current role, he has held leadership and clinical roles in opiate treatment, intensive foster care, care coordination and homelessness support. He is a member of the Leadership Worcester Class of 2023 and was named to the Worcester Business Journal 40 Under 40 in 2014. He holds a master’s degree in social work from Springfield College, in addition to a Trauma Informed Care certificate.


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