August 31, 2012
Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is proud to extend a rare development opportunity to our valued professional partners. To help advance understanding of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria in order to determine the proper level of care for individuals suffering from substance abuse, Gateway Foundation has invited Dr. David Mee-Lee to Chicago to lead a two-day workshop on October 4-5, 2012.
About the Workshop
Clinicians involved in planning and managing care often lack a common language and systematic assessment and treatment approach that allows for effective, individualized treatment plans. The ASAM Criteria provide that common language of assessment and guidelines for a broad, seamless continuum of care.
This workshop will review the underlying concepts of the ASAM Criteria and explain how to use ASAM multidimensional assessment to determine medical necessity and level of care. It is designed to build on skills to quickly determine the least intensive but safe level of care, using case scenarios for practical application. There will be opportunity to discuss case examples and utilization review dilemmas.
The “Using ASAM Criteria to Determine Level of Care and Medical Necessity for Persons with Substance Use Disorders” workshop will take place at Adler School of Psychiatry at 12 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago on October 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and October 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost for the two-day training is $250 and includes breakfast and lunch.
12 CEUs are available:
- Category: CADC Counselor I or II, Prevention I, Assessor I or II, MISA I or II, CCJP II, PCGC II, CAAP I, CRSS II, BRI II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II, GCE
- LCSW, LSW, LCPC, and LPC
- IL LPN/APN/RN
About Dr. Mee-Lee
David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). He is based in Davis, CA, and is involved in full-time training and consulting both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the Revised Second Edition of the ASAM Criteria, ASAM PPC-2R, which includes criteria for co-occurring mental and substance-related disorders. Dr. Mee-Lee co-authored the first and second editions of the ASAM Criteria and has over 30 years of experience in treatment and program development for person-centered, cost-conscious services. He is also Senior Vice President of The Change Companies.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:
Dr. Phil Welches, Clinical Director
Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment