SOURCE: Hazelden

Hazelden

September 14, 2009 09:15 ET

Hazelden, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center Announce Publishing Partnership in the Fields of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

CENTER CITY, MN--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Hazelden and the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC), both leaders in the research and development of evidence-based practices, today announced a partnership to develop a variety of resources for the mental health and addiction treatment industries. These resources, including curricula, books, multimedia tools, and staff-development trainings, will be published under a new "Dartmouth PRC-Hazelden" imprint.

This groundbreaking collaboration between Hazelden and the Dartmouth PRC was born from the success of a project between Hazelden and Dartmouth Medical School -- the 2008 publication of the Co-occurring Disorders Program, the first comprehensive, evidence-based program for the treatment of non-severe co-occurring disorders. This exceptional program has been adopted by several organizations, including the U.S. Navy and the Adult Mental Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The new joint venture between Hazelden and the Dartmouth PRC will launch with the fall 2009 release of "A Guide for Living with PTSD: Perspectives for Professionals and Their Clients," a video on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Future products will compose a continuum of evidence-based resources for working with those who have a mental health disorder or co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders, including an updated, expanded, and serviceable version of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment program, which will feature a new relapse prevention component. These products and trainings will be designed to serve a broad range of professionals, including counselors, social workers, nurses and psychiatrists who work in mental health agencies, the military, treatment centers, corrections departments, state governments, and industry associations.

"The partnership between Hazelden and Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center is a milestone for the mental health and addiction communities," says Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Dartmouth PRC. "With our combined expertise, we are able to bring professionals in a wide variety of settings relevant, research-based resources for treating clients with mental health and addiction disorders. Together, we are committed to providing comprehensive programs and evidence-based tools for helping people identify their disorders, get the help they need, and sustain healthy, fulfilling lives."

About Hazelden

Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. With 60 years of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public education and advocacy, and publishing. It has facilities in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York and Florida, www.hazelden.org.

About the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Established in 1987, the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) conducts interdisciplinary research on services for individuals who have serious mental illness. The PRC specializes in developing effective interventions under research conditions, then translating these interventions into actual mental health service practices and evaluating their effectiveness in routine practice settings. For more information, visit www.dartmouth.edu.

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