Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities: Untangling the Diagnostic Knot and Smoothing the Way to Effective Treatment

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 01:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Center for Human Development
2702 Gambell Street Suite 103
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Erika Ryst, MD
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C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 3.00 [pending]

Training Overview Description

This training will bridge the gap between the mental health and developmental disability fields by reviewing the unique ways that mental health disorders present in the ID/DD population through both didactic presentation and discussion of a complex case. Participants should come away with tools for identifying mental health disorders in this population as well as strategies for referral and treatment.


  • Identify signs of mental health disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Recognize when and how to refer individuals with developmental disabilities to appropriate mental health resources
  • Apply evidence-based principles to treatment plan design in individuals with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities.

Event-specific Details

Training Materials & Training Evaluation. Training materials will be sent out to all participants who have a paid registered via email prior to the training date. Evaluation links will be sent out to participants in the last 10 minutes of the training.

Training Delivery - Web-Conference Information. This training will be delivered both in person (in Anchorage) and as a live, interactive web-conference using Zoom.

Continuing Education Credits. In order to receive CEs you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training. You must be present for the entire training and submit a training evaluation. If attending remotely you must be on screen throughout the training and must complete and submit a training evaluation.

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Registration Information

If you would like to test your Zoom connection or need assistance in completing registration, please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.

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