Providing Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in an Integrated Care Setting

Session 3 of 5: Contingency Management with Serious Mental Illness; HHS Region 8

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains MHTTC) and the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains ATTC)

Thursday May 13, 2021 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm EDT
United States

This training series is on skills and best practices for supporting individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. Only 7.4% of individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and approximately 55% are receiving no treatment at all (Priester, et al 2016). Access, availability, and affordability to behavioral health treatment is even more difficult when residing in rural areas.  

This series will offer strategies and interventions to address the challenges faced by providers working in rural and remote communities and explore skills and practices that can help support interventions for this population. This series will build on the previous work of the Mountain Plains MHTTC and ATTC-developed product Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America.

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).

Session Three

Contingency management is an evidence-based treatment approach focused on the principles of behavior management and cognitive-behavioral therapy that provides incentives for meeting treatment goals. This session will describe how contingency management can be utilized when working with individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders to improve treatment outcomes.

Trainer: Michael McDonnell, PhD

Session Four

Clinical Supervision Practices for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers; HHS Region 8

May 20, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm MST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST


Clinical supervision is critical in achieving a well-functioning clinical community. This training will focus on assessment and treatment planning (looking at the client/patient holistically) when conducting supervision sessions. In addition, this session will address the importance of expanding counselors/therapists’ clinical capacity with patients who present with complex diagnoses utilizing clinical supervision strategies.


Trainer: Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Session Five

Providing Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in an Integrated Care Setting; HHS Region 8

May 27, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm MST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST


Integrated physical, mental health, and substance use care is effective in supporting the needs of individuals experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This session will describe effective integrated care models that promote long-term interventions for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders.


Trainers: Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH & Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC

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