Co-Occuring Disorders

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 8:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.

In this intermediate level session, Selby Conrad, PhD and Robert Miranda Jr., PhD, ABPP will review the prevalence and trends of adolescent alcohol and other substance misuse. They will describe risk factors that heighten liability for alcohol and other drug-related problems and addiction for youth. They will also describe best-practice assessment methods and an evidence-based approach toward treating adolescent substance use disorders.

Bradley Conference is designed to provide education for psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech/language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals who work with children, adolescents or adults. Topics address different behavioral health populations and treatment modalities and are intended to provide practical, state-of-the-art information.

Bradley Hospital’s clinical expertise, internationally renowned research, and academic affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University make the hospital a unique resource in all areas of behavioral health care. We have designed a wide range of learning experiences to provide the training that behavioral healthcare professionals need to stay at the forefront of their fields.



Selby Conrad, PhD is a staff psychologist at Bradley Hospital and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Conrad specializes in the treatment of youth with co-occurring disorders. She earned her PhD at the University of Kansas, received her pre-doctoral training at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology and completed two post-doctoral fellowships at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Conrad has worked with youth in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, acute care, and juvenile justice. She trains new professionals to treat co-occurring disorders and supervises clinicians in community-based practice. Her research interests include the intersection of trauma, substance use and risk behaviors in youth.

Robert Miranda Jr., PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist who has committed his career as a clinician scientist to advancing our understanding of how substance-related problems develop during adolescence and improving innovative therapeutics to treat youth during the early stages of addiction. He directs a federally funded research program on the treatment of young people with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, with a special focus on testing new pharmacological interventions. He has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, or mentor on nearly 50 federally funded research projects, and he has developed several novel assessment and intervention approaches for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Miranda founded and directs the intensive adolescent substance abuse treatment program (Vista) at Bradley Hospital. The program is the premier adolescent and emerging adult substance abuse treatment service and training clinic in the region, and it recently received recognition as a model treatment program for youth with co-occurring disorders by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Miranda completed his doctoral training in the joint clinical and biological psychology program at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He came to Brown University as a clinical psychology intern and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the latest adolescent alcohol and other drug use trends.
  2. Explain why adolescence is a critical period for the development of substance use disorders.
  3. Describe the best available assessment tools and interventions for adolescent substance use disorders.


  • Target audience: psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • Instructional level: Intermediate
  • 3.0 CE hours/credits (see below) 


  • Program fee: $49
  • Online registration closes on Monday, April 11.
  • To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.  
  • For refund/cancellation information please email [email protected] or call Elizabeth DeFreitas at 401-606-5753.
  • Participants will receive their link and materials two days before the virtual training.

Register online  

Credit Details

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.   

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Location Information

Trainings will take place via Zoom.