Free Webinar with Dr. David Mee-Lee
What is Multidimensional Assessment: Matching Services to Needs and Strengths
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT
Join Dr. David Mee-Lee, one of the leading experts in substance use disorder treatment and chief editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, for an informative webinar explaining state-of-the-art addiction assessment and treatment. This webinar will describe the multidimensional assessment and level-of-care placement decisions found in the ASAM Criteria with a focus on criminal justice settings.
Jointly sponsored by NADCP and ASAM, this webinar is designed especially for counselors, social workers, therapists, clinical case managers and others who provide drug treatment services in treatment courts. Participants will:
- Discuss attitudes about substance use, the definition of addiction and the role of multidimensional assessments in state-of-the-art addiction treatment.
- Review characteristics of state-of-the-art addiction treatment, the guiding principles of the ASAM Criteria and their applications in criminal justice settings.
- Apply the ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment to individualize treatment and move courts from program-driven treatment to a continuum of outcomes-driven services that improves participant outcomes.
- Discuss how to achieve accountable change in treatment court participants through the common language of the ASAM Criteria and a focus on “doing treatment and change” instead of “doing time.”