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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Promising Practices that Enhance the Rural Community through Treatment of
Co-Occurring Disorders

Eric Olson & Randy Rodriquez
Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
12:00 p.m. (MST); 11:00 a.m. (Pacific); 1:00 p.m. (Central); 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Randy Rodriquez has been in the Mental Health Field for 16 years. He has been the clinical supervisor for the ACT Team in Idaho Falls, ID for the past 2 ½ years. Prior to that, Mr. Rodrquez was a clinician at the State Hospital in Idaho for 7 years and worked as a psychotherapist for 2 years in a community hospital in Idaho Falls. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Idaho.

Eric Olson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He has worked as a Clinical Supervisor for the Dept. of Health and Welfare for 7 years. Previous to that, he worked primarily as an ACT Team supervisor and coordinated discharges from the State Psychiatric hospitals. He has been working as the MH Court coordinator since it's inception in 2002. Mr. Olson worked closely with Judge Brent Moss to develop the first MH court in the State of Idaho and this court has developed into a National Learning Site through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Council of State Governments. He has also worked as a therapist in many other areas in the community.

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