Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment

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Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment

25 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

The great majority of clients with substance use disorders have a concurrent mental Illness. In this skill-building presentation you will learn 10 evidence-based approaches to co-occurring disorders recovery, including integrated co-occurring disorders treatment, feedback informed treatment, motivational interviewing, the use of motivational incentives; 12 step facilitation; medication-assisted treatment; supportive employment; supportive housing, and intensive family case management. Emphasis will also be placed upon the person-centered recovery movement, how to build recovery capital; trauma-informed care, and the use of peers to help support recovery.


  1. Define 10 Evidence Based Approaches to Co-occurring Disorders Treatment.
  2. Discuss the Person Centered Recovery Movement.
  3. Identify how peers can help support recovery.


Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.