An Overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT)

Innovative Conversations Session 8 – Recorded October 2019

Guest Mike Fox, CIP Consultant, Trainer, and ICT Specialist, provides an overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT), an intensive home-based method of service delivery offering a core set of services to youth with co-occurring disorders of substance use and serious emotional disability, as well as providing services to the families caring for them. ICT requires both youth and family participation which means at least one parent/guardian needs to be involved in the intervention process.

Combining experiences from mental health and substance abuse direct treatment, systemic and contextual coordination, and teaching with research-driven data, Mike works with demonstrated practices to assist professionals and communities decrease risk to individuals and help families.

He provides educational training and consultation to professionals working with youth and families with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, including the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Model (ICT) model developed by the Center for Innovative Practices.

Previously, Mike worked in the addictions field of counseling with adults and later provided treatment to co-occurring youth in home-based settings. Mike also teaches college courses in psychology, addictions and human development.

Listen to an Overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT)

Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT) is an integrated treatment approach embedded in an intensive home-based method of service delivery, providing a core set of services to youth with co-occurring disorders of substance use and serious emotional disability, as well as providing services to the families caring for them.

ICT providers work with adolescents ages 12 to 17.5 – youth exhibiting co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders – while also providing intervention that impacts the contextual factors that are affected by the youth’s co-occurring disorders. Thus, ICT requires both youth and family participation which means at least one parent/guardian needs to be involved in the intervention process.

The ICT model has proven successful in improving treatment outcomes for youth and families, the outcomes including:

  • – Decreased substance use disorder symptoms
  • – Decreased mental health disorder symptoms
  • – Decreased juvenile justice charges and placements
  • – Decreased out-of-home placements
  • – Improved school functioning
  • – Improved family functioning
  • – Improved community functioning and involvement
1) Cultural mindfulness
2) Integrated treatment approach
3) Home-based intervention service delivery mechanism
4) Developmentally appropriate
5) Components that are grounded in prior empirical research
6) Theoretically and conceptually driven

Currently, ICT is being implemented in four sites nationally. These sites are located in Akron, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and McHenry County, Illinois. A past ICT site is located in Salinas, California.

  • Providers embodying a system of care service philosophy, including ongoing collaboration, persistence, and engagement of the youth and family
  • Interventions that are rooted in an intensive home-based service delivery model
  • Services utilizing an integrated treatment and case conceptualization process designed to increase clinicians’ ability to provide the appropriate level of intensity, integration, and balance when delivering interventions to youth with co-occurring disorders.

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm


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Contact | Michael Fox michael.fox2@case.edu


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