This training will provide attendees with an in-depth review of effective strategies for helping those clients struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Defining what resistance is in the helping process will be discussed along with strategies to address resistance. A review of effective evidence-based practices including an integrated approach to care will be highlighted. Specific case examples will be utilized throughout the training to highlight key aspects of care.


This course is geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels.


At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:\n

  • Identify ways to more effectively intervene with those struggling with a substance use disorder
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  • Define what resistance is and how to more effectively address it in those struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.
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  • Utilize effective approaches for treating clients with co-occurring disorders, including consensus based and evidence-based practices for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
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Geoff Wilson is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. He has been practicing in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields in Kentucky for over 24 years. He currently is in full time private practice with The Offices of Paul Dalton in Lexington, KY where he treats adults, adolescents, and families. He was previously employed with The Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington, KY for fourteen years, where he held the positions of Director of Addiction Services, Director of Business Development and most recently as Director of Clinical Operations for their 110 bed inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment hospital and their outpatient department. He served as the president of the Kentucky Adolescent Substance Abuse Consortium for over 10 years. In 2004, he received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky and in 2008 was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. In 2013, he was selected by NASW-KY as the Social Worker of the Year.

  • 1:30pm-3:00pm\n Assessment and Intervention for those struggling with a substance use disorder\nImpact on Brain Development, Mental Health Issues, and Stages of Change
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  • 3:00pm-\nBreak
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  • 3:10pm-4:30pm \nElements of DBT, CBT, MET to achieve stability/The treatment of co-occurring disorders and increasing engagement
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    Live Course Information

    All participants will receive their certificates of completion within 7-10 business days after the conclusion of the workshop.

    Course Duration

    3 hours and 0 minutes


    Treatment Strategies for Resistant Clients with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

    10/11/2019 at
    01:30 PM EST
    10/11/2019 at
    04:30 PM EST
    Training Resource Center
    1500 Bull Lea Road, Suite 195
    Type:Live Course
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