The FIT initiative helps programs implement integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD), a proven strategy for helping people sustain and maintain recovery. The treatment emphasizes the importance of people setting their own recovery goals (such as education, employment, re-connecting with children and families) and underscores the key role of peers in the recovery process.
Developed for the real-world environment, FIT’s practical approach features concise, half-hour online learning modules that allow practitioners to choose when and where to take their training, which includes inspiring personal recovery stories, clinical vignettes, interactive exercises, and expert panel presentations to engage the learner.
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This training helps practitioners gain a firm foundation in evidence-based integrated treatment for COD including screening and assessment, stage-wise treatment, motivational interviewing, and more. Additional modules help clinical supervisors develop their supervision skills and guide agency leaders through changes to ensure sustainability of integrated treatment.
If you work with an OMH- licensed, OASAS-certified or NYS VA program, please click below to complete a brief application to access CPI’s training and tools. If you work outside of NYS or work as a private practitioner or for an agency licensed or certified by an entity other than OMH, OASAS or the VA, please see additional instructions below.
If you are interested in the Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) online training and are working outside of NYS or are an independent practitioner in NYS, you can access FIT through Hazelden Publishing: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/FIT. If you work for a not-for-profit agency in NYS that is licensed or certified by an entity other than OMH, OASAS or the VA, please contact Nancy Covell to determine whether you can enroll through CPI email@example.com.