Dual Diagnosis Treatment: A MAP to Recovery – Part 2

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Brown University Distance Learning Program and The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, are offering a credited, on-line course on dual diagnosis treatment.

This continuing education workshop will expand upon the information covered in the beginners course: Dual Diagnosis Treatment: A M.A.P. to Recovery. This course will be an examination of the current literature on Dual Diagnosis treatment. Participants will advance their knowledge base on a variety of subjects related to dual diagnosis treatment. Specifically, this course will review findings in the body of literature regarding the advantages of Integrated Treatment. We will develop “mission statements” for programs serving dual diagnosed clients; review criteria for programs serving the dually diagnosed population; review a number of “best practices” for treating this population; discuss a number of potential scenarios that represent “treatment failure loops;” review the attitudes, values and skills of the dual diagnoses clinician; and discuss the variety of treatment modalities that can be blended to work most effectively with the dually diagnosed population.


Dr. Marc Bono is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. He was awarded a Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling from United States International University in San Diego, CA. Dr. Bono has been specializing in addiction treatment for over ten years and has a broad base of experience with the dually diagnosed population. He is a former employee of The Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. He has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist and a Drug and Alcohol Program Director for The Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Currently, Dr. Bono is the Coordinator of The Dual Diagnosis Demonstration Project for Contra Costa County. This Project serves persons with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Dr. Bono is the founder and director of The Office for Dual Recovery, a private practice and training organization in Pleasant Hill, CA. Dr. Bono is also an Associate Professor at Contra Costa Community College in the Substance Abuse Certificate Program. He is a frequent lecturer on dual diagnosis.

Course Objectives

  • Have current knowledge of the literature on Integrated Treatment
  • Become aware of situations where professionals’ obligations conflict
  • Develop a comprehensive “mission statement” for a program serving dual diagnosed clients
  • Learn the most common reasons that dual diagnosed clients are unable to benefit from treatment that is not “integrated”.
  • Review the attitudes, values and skills of the dual diagnoses clinician
  • Learn what the most effective treatment modalities are for working with the dually diagnosed population

Course Requirements

This is a five-week course requirements are:

  • Required on-line reading (one hour per week)
  • Completion of pre and post test
  • Completion of weekly homework assignments (one hour per week)
  • Participation in the weekly course forum
  • Completion of an on-line course evaluation

*Please note that there are no real time events associated with this course. Lessons will be posted on the class home page on Tuesday and responses are due the following Monday. With the exception of the first weeks lesson which will be posted Monday with the responses due the following Monday. Assignments can be accessed at the participant’s convenience.

The total cost of this course is $60.00 the course payment is due by the start date of the course. A full refund is available up until the posting of the second lesson, after which there will be no refunds.


This five-week course, has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for 10 educational credits. It is being provided by the Brown Distance Learning program, which is accredited as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (#000151). This course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for MFCC’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE#1917). This course is approved by the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) for ten Category 1 continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC’s). The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate. The New York State OASAS does accept distance learning CEUs provided by institutions of higher learning for individuals pursuing or renewing a CASAC, CPP or CPS. Certificates will be mailed within two weeks to participants in the program for its duration who submit all required materials.

Please contact your local certification board to verify reciprocity or acceptance of Brown Distance Learning contact hours.

To participate, you must have:

  • An E-mail address and the capacity to retrieve and send E-mail;
  • Access to World Wide Web (the following programs provide WWW access: Netscape, Apple CyberDog, and Microsoft Explorer)
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher is the preferred browser for Brown DLP online courses
  • The ability to navigate the World Wide Web
  • A basic understanding of how to use a computer and send and receive email


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The course start date or when the course limit is reached.

To register for this course please log into your account or create your account then log into your account and click the Enroll in a New Course link at the bottom of your account page. On the Enrollment page select the course you wish to register for using the pull down menu and click on the enroll button. Having enrolled into the course you will be prompted for payment. You may make your payment online or by regular mail. To view payment information please use the payment policies.

For a list of current Brown University Distance Learning courses, please go to the following site:

https://www.browndlp.org/. Please Bookmark this site for future references. Course announcements will be made via the Brown University Online Course Announcement Listserve 6-8 weeks prior to the start of each course. If you would like to be subscribed to this list, please contact Monte Bryant, Program Administrator, at Monte Bryant, or (401) 863-6606.

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