12-14-2016 Continuum of Care-(a) Training - Covina (Los Angeles County)

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4626 Grand Avenue

Covina, CA 91724

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Continuum of Care – (a)

An overview for providers on meaning and function of each ASAM level of care

Introductory Course – Step 1 in the COC series


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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this introductory-level Continuum of Care training, participants will be able to:

1. Develop two reasons for use of continuum of care to enhance substance abuse treatment

2. Identify at least two ASAM Levels of Care and key treatment and organizational elements that distinguish each level

3. Describe the relation between assessment using the ASAM criteria and levels of care

Registration begins at 8:30am. Please arrive early to allow ample time to sign in before the training begins. Training will be promptly at 9:00am.


Andrew Kurtz, MA, LMFT



This training is provided at no cost to participants. Lunch will be on your own

Who Should Participate?

California Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment/Contract Providers and County Staff who are engaged in the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) process.

Continuing Education

This training meets the qualifications for the provision of four and one-half (4.5) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs) for the following disciplines: UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs (CA BBS, #PCE 2001), RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 903 C 0816), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for four and one-half (4.5) contact hours.

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.

Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 11075 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025) or by phone (310-267-5397)


Free parking onsite and limited street parking on Grand Ave.


If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Kim Waterman at (916) 379-5348, at least one week prior to the training.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Kim Waterman –

(916) 379-5348

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