Dual Diagnosis Online Training

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Dual Diagnosis online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Dual Diagnosis online training module:

1. Introduction to Dual Diagnosis
• Definition and prevalence of dual diagnosis in the UK
• Understanding the biopsychosocial model of dual diagnosis

2. Common Mental Health Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
• Overview of common mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder)
• Overview of substance use disorders (e.g., alcohol, drugs)
• Recognizing the signs and symptoms of each disorder

3. Understanding the Relationship between Mental Health and Substance Use
• The bidirectional relationship between mental health and substance use
• Common reasons for self-medication and its impact on mental health

4. Assessment and Screening for Dual Diagnosis
• Screening tools and assessment methods
• Identifying challenges in diagnosing dual diagnosis

5. Treatment Approaches for Dual Diagnosis
• Integrated treatment models
• Pharmacological and psychosocial interventions
• Coordinating care with multidisciplinary teams

6. Managing Dual Diagnosis in Different Healthcare Settings
• Primary care settings
• Inpatient and outpatient mental health services
• Community-based support services

7. Ethical and Legal Considerations
• Confidentiality and consent
• Duty of care and safeguarding
• Addressing stigma and discrimination

8. Self-Care for Healthcare Workers
• Recognizing and managing burnout and compassion fatigue
• Seeking support and developing resilience

The learning outcomes are:

1. Define and explain the concept of dual diagnosis, including its prevalence and impact on individuals and society.
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
3. Understand the relationship between mental health and substance use disorders and the challenges of dual diagnosis treatment.
4. Conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify dual diagnosis in patients.
5. Differentiate between symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders for accurate diagnosis.
6. Apply evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions for individuals with dual diagnosis.
7. Develop person-centered care plans that address the unique needs and challenges of individuals with dual diagnosis.
8. Implement crisis intervention strategies and relapse prevention techniques for individuals with dual diagnosis.
9. Demonstrate self-care strategies and establish professional boundaries when working with dual diagnosis patients.
10. Comply with legal and ethical considerations related to dual diagnosis treatment, including confidentiality and reporting obligations.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Dual Diagnosis online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.