The Foundations of Dual Diagnosis

The Foundations of Dual Diagnosis

The Foundations of Dual Diagnosis
Friday, March 11th (10:00a to 11:30a)

About one third of people with a developmental disability will also qualify for a mental illness diagnosis at some point. In this training, the presenter will discuss major diagnostic categories and how they differ in presentation with people with intellectual disabilities. This training will review diagnostic overshadowing and how it can impact perception of and support for people with dual diagnoses. Participants of this training will learn the emerging trends in treatment for dually diagnosed people. Finally, participants will examine the “cultural” differences in the DD and mental health fields, and how to work effectively between the two systems.

About the speaker:
Ms. Lara Palay received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the Ohio State University in 1991, and her Master’s degree in clinical social work in 1998. She is an independently licensed social worker, supervisor and psychotherapist, with 30 years’ experience working with adolescents, adults and families. She has also practiced privately for twenty years specializing in trauma and grief, with expertise in treating families dealing with pediatric cancer.

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the event:

  • CPDU(s): Continuing education credits have been applied for


Mar 11 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 pm


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