12/08/17: Continuum of Care (A. Early Implementation)

Continuum of Care (A. Early Implementation)

Sponsored By:

  • California Department of Health Care Services
  • California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions
  • UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
  • Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
  • LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC)

Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the training will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

SAPC Headquarters- Conference Room 8050
1000 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

Parking is available for $3.00 per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.


This six-hour training is free and is open to staff who are interested in learning about the ASAM Criteria and Documentation, including:

  • Psychologists
  • LMFTs and LCSWs
  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors
  • Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians
  • Clinical Supervisors/Clinical Trainers are encouraged to attend, as well, in preparation for future Training of Trainer sessions

The use of the ASAM criteria in determining the provision of outcome-oriented and results-based care in the treatment of substance use disorders enhances a provider’s ability to thoroughly assess and appropriately place an individual in a level of care consistent with identified risk level and treatment need. This introductory training to the Continuum of Care expands upon the ASAM assessment by defining the Levels of Care under the DMC Waiver and connecting placement at each level to the clinical need of the individual. Participants will develop an understanding of the different Levels of Care, the intensity and type of services provided at each level, and the interaction between each level providing a continuum of support for individuals in substance use treatment.

At the conclusion of the COC-A training, participants will be able to:
Continuum of Care (A. Early Implementation)

  1. Identify the clinical and cost-effective benefits of treatment level of care
  2. Describe the six dimensions utilized to assess patient need profiles and their
    importance in making placement decisions regarding level of care
  3. Demonstrate an ability to recognize and apply the criteria for various levels of

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of four and one-half (4.5) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for four and one-half (4.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.

Andrew Kurtz, MA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

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