Dual Diagnosis, Co-Occurring Disorders, Motivational Interviewing:
The following is an overview of the services provided by Kathleen Sciacca in the provision of consulting, education and training, program development, and materials to compliment all of the above.
Ms. Sciacca provides training seminars of various duration, usually lasting from one-half day to three days in length. She also provides on-going training and program development. On-going seminars are conducted within agencies or institutions, or across numerous agencies (inter-agency) and are conducted at intervals and over periods of time that adapt to the program development and trainee needs. For example, on-going seminars may be conducted one-half day per month over the course of six months, or one or two full days bi-monthly over the course of six months, depending upon the breadth, depth, and logistics of the particular situation.
1. Identifying the unique characteristics of the client with severe mental illness, drug addiction, and alcoholism.
2. Differentiating various profiles of clients who have multiple disorders.
3. Learning the physiology of mental illness, drug addiction, and alcoholism.
4. Understanding the parallels across the three discrete disorders (MIDAA), and across the treatment and recovery processes.
5. Understanding the interaction effects of multiple disorders.
6. Learning to administer an assessment questionnaire designed for multiple disorders.
7. Outlining a comprehensive treatment plan for multiple disorders.
8. Creating an educational treatment group using the special approach and methodology that is effective in treating persons with multiple disorders. Understanding the need for a different approach and how to implement it.
9. Step by step treatment methodology addresses process of change from denial to recovery. Includes engagement and interventions along the continuum of progress and change.
10. Motivational Interviewing: Preparing people to change addictive behavior. Presentations include an overview of theoretical concepts, and skill building in the application of motivational interviewing.
11. Theme-Centered Interactional Group Process, Group Leading Skills training.
12. Developmental treatment issues and dynamic interventions.
13. Developing an ancillary program for families, friends, and advocates of persons with multiple disorders, MICAA-NON.
14. Developing a self-led, self-help, consumer program for persons with multiple disorders, "Helpful People In Touch."
1. Learning to formulate a component of treatment services within an existing agency for discrete disorders, mental health, drug addiction, or alcoholism, thereby yielding the program/agency comprehensive.
2. Structural underpinnings for program implementation, i.e. protocol, forms and evaluative processes.
3. Criteria for staff selection.
4. Sensitization of all staff and clients preceding program implementation.
5. Staff development process, including content, staff responsibilities, and supervision.
6. Developing a continuity of care network of adjunctive services and transitional services.
7. Inter-agency communication; rules and regulations; client progress evaluations; program evaluations; and managerial considerations.
8. Compare and contrast of traditional services for for discrete disorders, versus programs for multiple disorders.
9. Complete manual of program implementation and treatment service tools and instruments, including guidelines and descriptions.
Ms. Sciacca is a national lecturer, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. For further information, call 1-212-866-5935, or write to:
Sciacca Comprehensive Service Development
299 Riverside Drive
New York, N. Y. 10025