Co-Occurring Disorders Services Integration (Overview Paper 6)

About the Course:

Services Integration defines and explains services integration and differentiates services integration from systems integration. Services integration refers to the process of merging previously separate clinical services at the level of the individual to meet the substance abuse, mental health, and other needs of persons with co-occurring disorders (COD). This paper examines issues concerning the context, content, approaches, and processes that promote and inhibit services integration.

Publication Date:

Printed 2007


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about services integration. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify service integration key definitions.

  2. Acknowledge services integration and other forms of integration plus services that should NOT be integrated.

  3. Identify the specific challenge to services integration from a mental health perspective.

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