TA Coalition Webinar: Emerging Best Practices for People with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Co-Occurring with Serious Mental Illness

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, will take place Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1:30pm Eastern Time called Emerging Best Practices for People with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Co-Occurring with Serious Mental Illness. 


This webinar is intended to provide information about emerging best practice in serving individuals who have serious mental illness co-occurring with an intellectual/developmental disability. The session will cover clinical practices and illustrate an inter-systems model of care for this underserved population.


The outline below is intended to provide information on the content of the webinar.

I.What is NADD

a.501(c)3 membership organization

b.Provides training, consultation, journals, book publishing, accreditation and certification

II.Clinical Practices

a.Assessment practices

i.Assessment requires gathering information from multiple sources

ii.Obtain data from family collaterals and the team. This can be a case-management function

iii.Relevant information to be organized into a 3-5 page document

b.Diagnostic Practices

i.Employ a bio-psycho-social model

ii.Developmental perspective

iii.Use of the DM-ID-2

c.Adapting Psychotherapy Practices

i.Principles of psychotherapy do not change, but approaches need to be modified

ii.Nine (9) adaptations to psychotherapy practices will be addressed

III.An Inter-System Model

a.The inter-disciplinary approach within the context of an inter-system model is a “best practice” within a person-centered approach to planning for an individual

i.“The team” encompasses the person/family, representatives of IDD and  MH fields and others

ii.Using a system of care model for children and adults

1.The right people at the table



•Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, Founder & CEO Emeritus, NADD – an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. His vision and leadership have brought NADD to a position where it is recognized as the world’s leading organization in providing educational resources, conferences, trainings, consultation services, as well as accreditation and certification programs in the field of dual diagnosis.



•Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.  


If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.


**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. 


***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.