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The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England , funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at Brown University Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, is offering a credited, on-line course on dual diagnosed treatment.

This workshop, which is part one of a two part series, will introduce and/or expand the clinician’s knowledge of specific treatment approaches representing “Integrated Treatment” for persons suffering with emotional and addictive disorders. We will explore key factors in the recovery process including, methods for improving motivation, raising awareness levels, and focusing on skills training. Participants will advance their knowledge of effective clinical interventions with the dual diagnosed population.


Dr. Marc Bono, PsyD, 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

  • Apply the components of “Integrated Treatment” for persons with a dual diagnosis in program design.
  • Utilize assessment and case conceptualization with persons who have complex clinical presentations.
  • Develope a treatment philosophy that incorporates the Stages of Change and Developmental Models.
  • Recite the rates of co-occurrence between mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Recite the required competencies are for the clinician serving the dually diagnosed population.

Course Requirements

This is a five-week course, beginning on August 15, 2011. 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.

A full refund is available up until August 23, 2011 after which there will be no refunds.


$60.00 Certification

  • This five-week course, which begins on August 15, 2011, 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 is approved by the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) for 10 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.
  • ATTC of New England DLP is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP ™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (provider # 6463) 2 clock hours will be provided for this event.

*Combined certificates are available upon request.

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 The ATTC of New England’s 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: Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Explorer)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher is the preferred browser for ATTC of New England 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


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