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Trainee Workbook for Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual / Developmental Disability
Trainee Workbook for Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual / Developmental Disability

Trainee Workbook for Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual / Developmental Disability


236 Pages, 9 x 11

Formats: Spiral

Spiral, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: July 2016

ISBN 9781572561410

Rights: US & CA

NADD (Jul 2016)

Price: $24.95


This workbook is a companion to Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers and is designed to be given to all trainees. The Trainee Workbook contains copies of all slides that will be used in your training, but does not include text explaining the slides. The Trainee Workbook does include space for you to record your own notes about the material. Each training module includes a pre-test to be taken prior to the training and a post-test to be taken after the training. The Resource for Trainers and the Trainee Workbook provide training concerning the field of support for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health concerns. The material is arranged in ten modules. It is unlikely that a single training session would attempt to cover all modules. Module I: What Is a Dual Diagnosis? Module II: Building on the Basics: Understanding Assessment Practices in Dual Diagnosis Module III: Mental Health Evaluations Module IV: Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness Module V: From DM-ID to DM-ID-2 Module VI: Support Strategies Module VII: Adapting Therapy for People with IDD Module VIII: Childhood and Adolescence Module IX: Aging Module X: Inter-Systems Collaboration

Author Biography

Dr. Dan Baker's focus at The Boggs Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools, residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational programs, and employment supports. Dr. Baker is well published in both edited books and literary journals. Most of his published work addresses strategies for teaching direct care staff to work with persons who present challenges. His contributions earned him the 2010 Clinical Practice Award from NADD, an international professional association dedicated to advancing mental wellness for persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is a reviewer for the journals Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is very involved with NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, serving on the Board of Directors and co-editing The NADD Bulletin from 2006 - 2011. Melissa Cheplic is a Training and Consultation Specialist at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She works in the area of Positive Behavior Supports and Mental Health, developing and providing training and technical assistance to community support agencies and families. Ms. Cheplic has worked in the field as a trainer, counselor, advocate, and behavior specialist for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Melissa is the Chairperson of The NADD Direct Support Professional Certification Committee and has presented nationally in the areas of Positive Behavior Support, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Competency- Based Curriculum Development. Ms. Cheplic received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Montclair State University and earned her Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, NADD-CC is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NADD. His vision and leadership have brought NADD to a position where it is recognized as the world's leading organization in providing educational resources, training materials, consultation services, and conferences concerning mental health aspects in persons with Intellectual Disabilities, as well as an accreditation/certification program. Dr. Fletcher has dedicated his professional career to improving the lives of individuals who have a dual diagnosis of Mental Illness (MI) and an Intellectual Disability (ID). He has authored articles, book chapters, and books in areas concerning clinical, programmatic, policy and research in the field of dual diagnosis. He is the Chief Editor of both the textbook and clinical guide of the Diagnostic Manual – Intellectual Disabilities (DM-ID). Most recently he has edited a book entitled Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability. Additionally, Dr. Fletcher provides consultation services and lectures on various topics related to mental health aspects in persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Juanita St Croix graduated Western University with a BSc. when it was still the University of Western Ontario. She has 22 years of experience in human services, primarily in developmental services with organizations providing services to people with complex behavioral support needs and a dual diagnosis. Ms. St. Croix has been a facilitator with the Southern Network of Specialized Care since November 2010. Her work with the Network involves helping to build and support strong collaborative services for people who have a dual diagnosis, increas