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Relias Learning Launches Comprehensive Training Program for Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Expansion of partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford delivers Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) program.

CARY, NC, March 31, 2014 – Relias Learning, the online leader in specialized staff training, has expanded their partnership with Hazelden Publishing, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, to provide Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT), the only interactive, online training program designed to help addiction treatment and mental health professionals develop the skills to successfully deliver an integrated treatment plan for clients with co-occurring disorders. Studies show that integrated treatment—the evidence-based practice of addressing a person’s co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders at the same time, in the same setting, with the same  clinician—is the most effective service strategy available for those with co-occurring disorders, demonstrating consistent, positive outcomes.

“Clinical evidence has taught us new approaches to helping people with co-occurring disorders.  By expanding our partnership with Hazelden, the leader in treatment, we can now offer training to our clients on the very latest approaches to treating people using evidence-based integrated care” says Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning. “We are proud to provide our clients with the best training on integrated treatment so that they can help the 5.6 million adults living with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.”

FIT combines best practices in substance use and mental health therapies. The interventions used throughout each of the online training courses include evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and Twelve Step facilitation. The engaging and interactive trainings include videos of real clients sharing their stories, clinical vignettes, interactive exercises, and expert panel sessions.

Continuing education hours earned with FIT can be applied to many IC&RC credentials, for example Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) or Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD). Treatment professionals can also use FIT to renew their current certification or licensure (ex. APA, NAADAC and NBCC certificates).

Organizations can choose from the complete FIT program or separate packages targeted at specific types of staff (supervisors, intake staff, and treatment professionals). In combination with the Relias Learning Management System, live and online training is easy to track and provide reporting along with management of mandatory compliance training.

Click here to request more about the comprehensive Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) program, including course listings, pricing, and credentialing options.

About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.  Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.


About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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