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February 26, 2013 (11:59 PM) EST
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IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders

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One of our most popular training events is back! "IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders" is a two-day event for innovative leaders in Ohio and across the nation who are implementing an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team with aspirations of high fidelity to the model. IDDT is an evidence-based practice for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

Effective Supervision

This event provides practical resources, tools, and methods for successful IDDT implementation. It emphasizes interaction and collaboration among participants, who will engage in problem-solving, action-planning, and program-planning exercises. This event is an essential foundation for program leadership. Presenters utilize, as a primary teaching method, activities and materials that facilitate effective supervision of the IDDT model.

Small Groups

Individuals from the same organization who attend this event will work together in small groups. This will promote and support the organizational structure and organizational processes of IDDT implementation that these group members will continue at their organizations after the training. Individuals who attend this event without colleagues from their organization will work in groups together.

For more information about our training methods, consult the "Services" section of our website (click here).

Learning Objectives

Participants in this event will be able to:

  • List which IDDT model components require additional action in their organizational setting.
  • Analyze their agency service delivery design and develop proposed quality improvements that they can bring back to their IDDT teams.
  • Apply "lessons learned" from the implementation of successful IDDT programs into their approaches for future IDDT consulting and training.
  • Discuss the IDDT Fidelity scales and considerations for their application with successful IDDT teams.
  • Appraise resource materials that can be incorporated into roles as
  • Program Leaders and Service-Team Leaders to facilitate improved fidelity to the IDDT model.
  • Participants MUST be actively involved in an established IDDT service team or be in the process of developing one.
  • If you are unsure about your eligibility to register for this training event, please contact Patrick Boyle ( or Ric Kruszynski (
  • Participants must have a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of IDDT before registering for this training event.
  • The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University—and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (SAMI CCOE)—will screen registrants to assure appropriateness for this training event.
  • Participants must commit to and register for both days of this training to receive continuing-education credits (CEUs).


Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC , Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW


There are pre-requisites for attendance at this event (see "Overview" section above.)

Participants MUST be actively involved in an established Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) service team or be in the process of developing one. This training event is open to professionals from multiple disciplines and service settings. Examples include the following:

Service Roles

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Administrators

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • County boards (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and community)
  • Hospitals
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole)
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Health clinics (primary health)
  • Health Homes

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Service models and strategies

  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)





Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, is director of consulting and training for substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI) initiatives at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio SAMI Coordinating Center of Excellence, which disseminates several service strategies and models. In his role with the Center, Mr. Kruszynski leads a team of consultants and trainers and provides technical assistance (program consultation, clinical consultation, and training) to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the state's county boards of mental-health and substance-abuse services, and numerous community-based service organizations.

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Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. He provides technical assistance (consulting and training) to organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve services and outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. These strategies include Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Treatment (DDCAT/ DDCMHT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), among others.

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