Ken Minkoff, M.D.


Training Topics Offered by Dr. Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff provides training in dual diagnosis and public sector managed care. In addition, Dr. Minkoff can provide program-specific or system-specific training on any or all of these topics to any level of program or system, ranging from an individual clinic or treatment component, to an entire state system of care.

The individualized consultation may be one-time for half or full-day, or may be ongoing, over months or years, as part of a large scale strategy of systems change through development and implementation of system-specific plans for change.

If you are interested in having Dr. Minkoff conduct training at your site, please contact him at:

Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.
ZiaPartners, Inc.
369-B 3rd St #223
San Rafael, CA 94901
phone 978-502-1729, fax 415-455-8016

Dual Diagnosis: Clinical Training Topics For Individuals with Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders

  • Overview of Dual Diagnosis
  • Principles of Successful Treatment
  • Integrated Disease and Recovery Model
  • Individualized Phase-Specific Treatment Matching
  • Integrated Longitudinal Assessment (Videotaped Interview)
  • Techniques of Motivational Enhancement and Empathic Confrontation
  • Techniques of Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Strategies of Psychopharmacologic Management
  • Program Components in a Comprehensive System of Care
  • Integrated Program Models: Basic and Specialized Program Competencies
  • Case Conferences with Client Interviews
  • Clinical Case Discussions and Case Consultation
  • Clinical Program Consultation

Program Length
Each topic is one to two hours. Training can be offered in two hour, four hour (half-day) and six-eight hour (full-day) blocks, up to a total of two full days.

Dual Diagnosis: Administrative Training in System and Program Development For Individuals with Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders

  • Overview of System Integration Difficulties for ICOPSD
  • Principles of Successful Treatment
  • Integrated Disease and Recovery Model, Applied to System of Care
  • Design of a Welcoming, Accessible, Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated, System of Care (CCISC)
  • Program Components and Program Competencies in a CCISC
  • Practice Guidelines for Assessment, Treatment; Rehabilitation, and Psychopharmacology
  • Workforce Competencies and Training Curricula in a CCISC
  • Developing a CCISC in a Managed Care System: Level of Care Assessment, Utilization Management Criteria, Vertical Integration
  • Case Rate and Capitation Methodologies for Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Implementation of a CCISC: Systems Change Strategies using Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Massachusetts Community Consensus Building Collaborative A Case Study
  • Designing Integrated Programs: Structure, Policies, Procedures, and Training
  • Creating a Continuum of Residential Programs

Program Length
Each topic is 1 - 1.5 hours. Presentations can range from 1.5 - 2 hours, to half-day (4 hours), full day (6-8 hours), and two days in length.

Public Sector Managed Care: Training Topics for Clinicians and Administrators

  • Public Sector Managed Care and Community Psychiatry: Parallel Ideologies
  • Managed Care Contracting: You Get What You Pay For Quality Based Contracting and the Role of Advocacy
  • Public Sector Managed Care: Survival Techniques for Clinicians and Managers
  • Utilization Management and Level of Care Assessment in Managed Care: LOCUS, PPC2R, CHOICE, CHOICE-Dual
  • Developing a Comprehensive Continuum of Service Intensities in Managed Care Systems: Addiction, Psychiatry, and Dual Diagnosis
  • Capitation and Case Rate Methodologies in Managed Care Addiction, Psychiatry, and Dual Diagnosis
  • Standards of Care for Dual Diagnosis in Managed Care Systems

Program Length
Presentations on each topic are 1 - 1.5 hours in length. Consultation and training can be negotiated for 1.5-2 hours, or for half day (4 hours), full day (6-8 hours), or two day sessions.