An all-day conference, “Understanding and Engaging Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders,” will take place at New York University on Tuesday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place); it is sponsored by the NYU School of Social Work’s Division of Lifelong Learning and Professional Development and the NorthEastern Addictions Technology Center. The fee for the conference is $125; $90 for NYU Social Work alumni and field instructors; and $75 for students. For further information visit

Keynoting the conference will be Dennis Daley, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, chief of Drug and Alcohol Services, and director of the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He will speak on “Engagement and Retention of Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders.”

A roundtable discussion will follow the keynote, moderated by Lala Ashenberg Straussner, professor of social work at NYU, with participants Nancy Smyth, Althea Taylor, and Daley.

Afternoon workshops will address such issues as: “Understanding and Treating Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders,” “Engaging Homeless Dually Diagnosed Clients via the Use of Peer-Led Self-Help and Spiritual Approaches,” “Understanding and Treating Clients with Substance Use and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” and “Diagnostic and Pharmacologic Issues with Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders.”

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