1. Screening & Assessment
2. Crisis Prevention & Management
3. Treatment & Recovery Planning
5. Management and Coordination of Care
6. Education of the Person, Their Support System & the Community
7. Professional Responsibility
As a service to the profession, IC&RC provides a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP or CCDPD) Candidate Guide for professionals preparing for examinations and advancing their work in the field. IC&RC offers this resource free of charge and updates the publications on an ongoing basis.
Approved Study Guide
IC&RC has endorsed THE BASICS, 2nd Edition: A Curriculum for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders as a study guide for the CCDP examination. It is an excellent resource for professionals preparing for their exam or who want to further their knowledge of this important subject. The two-volume set, by Rhonda McKillip, M.Ed., LMHC, MAC, CCDCIII, CDP, contains over 1,600 references, as well as detailed lesson content and handouts for group, topics and information for individual sessions, and a cross-training guide for mental health and chemical dependency professionals.
Professionals may purchase THE BASICS directly from McKillip's website.
Co-Occurring Disorders Resources
There is also a brochure released September 2012 on the Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals credentials.