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Trainings

Given LA County Department of Public Health's guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19, SAPC is currently hosting all trainings via virtual platforms, such as Go to Webinar, Zoom and WebEx. To view descriptions of these trainings, please click on each training topic below. To register for these trainings visit the SAPC Training Calendar.

ASAM

  • ASAM Continuum
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    ASAM Continuum Assessment quarterly training provides a detailed review of the ASAM, with specific considerations for the practical uses of the assessment to determine, SUD Diagnosis, appropriate level of care and aid in initial treatment planning. Participants develop a better understanding of the intent and purpose of the ASAM Continuum Assessment, including how to effectively use the tool within the LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control's SUD continuum of care.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional ASAM resources:
    American Society of Addiction Medicine
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Criteria page
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's CME Offerings
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Education Resources
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Updates
  • The ASAM CO-Triage Screening Tool & SBAT: What It Can Do For You
    Number of CE credits: 2*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    The CO-Triage Screener quarterly training provides a detailed review of the screener and how it integrates into the ASAM Continuum Assessment, with specific considerations for the practical uses of the screener to determine, appropriate level of care. By reviewing the CO-Triage Screener question categories and specific questions, participants learn various strategies for effective administration and interpretation of the CO-Triage Screener. Participants develop a better understanding of the intent and purpose of the CO-Triage Screener, including how to effectively use the tool within the LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control's SUD continuum of care.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional ASAM resources:
    American Society of Addiction Medicine
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Criteria page
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's CME Offerings
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Education Resources
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Updates
  • Understanding the ASAM Criteria in the Context of the California Treatment System (ASAM-A)
    *DMC-ODS requires completion of ASAM-A & ASAM-B trainings prior to providing reimbursable services within the SAPC network (and prior to allowing Sage access). This training meets the requirement for ASAM-A*

    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This training will provide an introduction to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of using a biopsychosocial assessment to develop an individualized treatment plan while taking into consideration a patient’s immediate needs and potential imminent danger. Participants will be given a case scenario for which they are to assess risk across the six (6) ASAM dimensions, document the rationale for these risk ratings, while determining the appropriate services to be made available to assist the patient in the recovery process. The ASAM levels of care, along with the levels of withdrawal management will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of the required services under the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver will be provided.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Understanding the ASAM Criteria in Action from Assessment to Treatment Planning (ASAM-B)
    *DMC-ODS requires completion of ASAM-A & ASAM-B trainings prior to providing reimbursable services within the SAPC network (and prior to allowing Sage access). This training meets the requirement for ASAM-A.* Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This interactive, skills-based, intermediate-level training will begin with a brief overview of the ASAM criteria and a crosswalk between the levels of care articulated in the ASAM criteria and the levels of care defined by the DMC Waiver. Following the brief review of the ASAM criteria, participants will take a clinical vignette, develop risk ratings based upon a completed assessment, and then develop an individualized treatment plan to address the problem areas identified across each of the six dimensions, including long- and short-term goals, and actions steps the patient and staff will implement. From the treatment plan, instruction will be given in developing notes that document progress on the treatment plan goals. Participants will practice drafting progress notes reflective of the problems, goals and action steps established on the treatment plan.

    Note: In order to attend this training session, you must meet the pre-requisite requirement which can be satisfied through any of the following three options:
    1. Complete an online course purchased through Change Companies (information is below) and provide a certificate of completion;
    2. Provide a certificate of completion from one of the Intro to ASAM trainings (ASAM A) held previously by UCLA ISAP; OR
    3. Provide a certificate of completion for (ASAM A) training hosted by SAPC CST.

    Information about the online course: ASAM Module 1: Multi-dimensional Assessment can be purchased through Change Companies. Please visit their website for more details: https://www.changecompanies.net/etraining/
    Only Module 1 is required to complete the registration process for the in person ASAM Documentation training. Once you complete the online module, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    Please note: You will not be confirmed to attend this in-person training, nor will you receive a confirmation email unless you provide a certificate of completion for one of the pre-requisites listed above. Send Certificate to sapc.cst@ph.lacounty.gov

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • LPHA Series: What LPHAs Need to Know About the ASAM CONTINUUM
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * This training is open only to Licensed and Licensed-Eligible Practitioners of the Health Arts (LPHAs). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This quarterly training will begin with an overview of the development of the ASAM Criteria and the ASAM CONTINUUM to deepen participants’ understanding on the history, content, and psychometric properties of the ASAM CONTINUUM decision engine and its relationship with level of care (LOC) determinations. Participants will practice and improve their skills in integrating assessment data from different sources to determine appropriate LOC placement and establishing medical necessity for treatment. It will be followed by a special focus on advancing the SUD workforce’s clinical skills on administering and interpreting the ASAM CONTINUUM. Other important considerations on culture and special populations (including older adults, parents/prospective parents, involvement in safety-sensitive occupations, and involvement in the criminal justice system) will be discussed. Participants will also identify and resolve some common problems that occur in the ASAM CONTINUUM assessment review process.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional ASAM resources:
    American Society of Addiction Medicine
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Criteria page
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's CME Offerings
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Education Resources
    American Society of Addiction Medicine's Updates

Clinical Trainings

  • CalAIM Documentation Requirements Updates
    Number of CE credits: 2.0*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors.  Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend.  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    The California Department of Health Care Services has launched California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) to bring significant transformation to improve quality of life and healthcare outcomes for Medi-Cal members.  Documentation reform, including changes to clinical documentation requirements effective on July 1st, 2022, are part of these CalAIM efforts.  One of the significant changes implemented was related to moving from a Treatment Plan to a Problem list to organize and direct Behavioral Health Services.  This specific training will primarily focus on the new documentation requirements related to Problem Lists and how to ensure you are documenting your treatment in accordance with these requirements.  During this training, participants will (1) learn both State and local SAPC requirements on the Problem List, (2) learn how to create and modify of a Problem List by using an existing Sage form, (3) examine case examples where a Problem List require updates, and (4) learn documentation of Problem List development, review, and updates.  Resources will be provided to support participant in meeting state and local DMC ODS requirements on Problem List.  Time will be provided throughout the training for group discussion, polls, and chat questions.

    Frequency: Twice monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional resources:
    CalAIM Documentaion Requirements Updates
  • Care Coordination: Maximizing Success in SUD Treatment Through Integration and Coordination of Care
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This specialized training will provide a brief review of care coordination service guidelines within the LA County SAPC network and further explore 11 common care coordination needs, such as mental health, housing, and vocational needs.  The training will introduce the seven foundational care coordination principles and participants will practice application of these principles through a case example.  Through discussion and application over a case example, participants will identify and integrate various cultural factors into care coordination practice.  Both traditional and new California Advancing and Innovation Medi-Cal (CalAIM) care coordination models will be discussed and applied to special populations that will benefit from these models.  This training will end with discussing ways to improve clinical documentation of care coordination and ethical concerns in care coordination delivery.  Through group discussion, chat, and polls participants will be engaged throughout the training.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Clinical Documentation for Substance Use Treatment Providers: CalAIM Requirements and Best Practices (New)
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors.  Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend.  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    The California Department of Health Care Services has launched California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) to bring significant transformation to improve quality of life and healthcare outcomes for Medi-Cal members. Documentation reform, including changes to clinical documentation requirements effective on July 1st, 2022, are part of these CalAIM efforts.  The purpose of this live virtual training is to assist SAPC network providers in streamlining the clinical documentation of patients’ treatment journeys in accordance with the new CalAIM requirements.  During this training participants will learn how to incorporate the seven (7) required components into progress notes including information from assessments and Problem Lists.  Clinical case examples will be used throughout the training to help providers practice documentation that is consistent with county, state, and federal regulations as well as best practices.  Participants will also learn how to implement at least two (2) effective time management strategies to improve timelines of documentation.  Time will be provided throughout the training for group discussion, polls, and chat questions.

    Frequency:Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention Strategies
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has become a mainstay of evidence-based SUD treatment. The purpose of this three-hour virtual live training is to provide participants with a detailed overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relapse prevention (RP) strategies, the available resources and encourage use of these strategies in daily clinical practice. The training will be presented in the three parts, covering (1) the underlying principles of CBT and RP, as behavioral interventions used in the treatment of substance use disorders; (2) the specific elements of CBT in including practice with specific interventions (e.g., trigger-thought-craving-use sequence; drug refusal skills; abstinence violation syndrome, etc.); and (3) methods for implementing CBT strategies, including treatment provider role/style in facilitating CBT sessions; using CBT in group and individual sessions; principles of using CBT (e.g., repetition, practice, rationale, scripts, etc.); creating a daily recovery plan; and how to handle relapse. The training will include trainer demonstrations, skill practice, and group discussions.

    Frequency: Varies

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Effecting Change through the Use of Motivational Interviewing: Interactive Training for Skill Development
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. Following a brief review of the fundamental MI principles and micro-skills, this experiential MI Skill Development training will focus on helping clients to engage in change talk, and then make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that they have identified. Ample time will be devoted to role play practice to enable participants to gain skills necessary to elicit change talk from clients with low levels of readiness for change, thereby increasing levels of motivation and moving them toward action to address their substance use issues.

    Frequency: Varies

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Fortifying Your Strength: Promoting Self-Care for Substance Use Treatment Providers
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors.  Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend.  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    The purpose of this virtual live training is to assist SAPC providers with increasing their understanding of the importance of self-care as it relates to providing substance use treatment services.  The training will begin with defining self-care and terms such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice multiple self-care techniques throughout the training and develop a personal self-care plan.  Participants will be actively engaged throughout the presentation using these practice opportunities and open discussion.

    Frequency: Quarterly (4 times a year)

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional resources:
    Self-care Plan Worksheet
  • Foundational Principles of Ethical and Confidential Practice in Substance Use Treatment
    Number of CE credits: 6*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by CAADE, CADTP, and CCAPP to provide continuing education for registered and certified SUD Counselors.  Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend.  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    Health care professionals follow a code of ethics that identifies expected behavioral norms, rules, boundaries, standards, and shared ethical principles.  A code of conduct for substance use providers offers guidance on how to handle tricky situations and appropriately support patients from across the continuum of substance use prevention, treatment and beyond.  This seven and one-half hours (7.5) live virtual training will introduce those standards and principles of ethics, boundaries, confidentiality, and professionalism important for substance use disorder providers.  The training will offer attendees examples of ethical decision-making models as well as practice in utilizing appropriate steps to mitigate breaches of patient rights and confidentiality.

    Frequency: Every other month

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.
  • LPHA Series: Advanced Treatment of Dual Diagnosis
    Number of CE credits: 6.0*
    *This training is open only to Licensed and Licensed-Eligible Practitioners of the Health Arts (LPHAs). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This quarterly training will begin with an overview of the criteria for the most common co-occurring mental health disorders and the prevalence of these disorders with substance use disorders. Participants will practice and improve their skills in assessing and screening patients for dual diagnosis. It will be followed by a focus on the advanced evidence-based treatment options and examples of interventions used for those with dual diagnosis. Other important considerations on culture, medical issues, and the impact of Covid-19 will be discussed. Participants will also learn and practice how to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and the patient to assure patient-centered care.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • LPHA Series: Clinical Supervision for the SUD Workforce as an LPHA: A Competency-Based Approach
    Number of CE credits: 6.0*

    *This training is open only to Licensed Practitioners of the Health Arts (LPHAs). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This training is designed for new and experienced LPHA’s providing supervision to the SUD workforce (including, AMFT, ASW, APCC, and Substance Abuse Counselors). While the LPHA oftentimes has multiple roles, this training will focus on how to navigate the ethics and boundaries of their roles while working as a clinical supervisor. This training will provide an overview of supervision, the benefits when implemented effectively and the many models of supervision with a focus on the Competency-Based Approach. Supervisee competency will be discussed with the review of creating supervisee Individual Development Plans. Participants will have an opportunity to explore ways to increase their multicultural competency in their supervision of the SUD workforce. Vignettes and practical application of skills needed to improve supervisor competency will be reviewed and highlighted throughout the presentation materials.

    Frequency: Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Planning for Success: Treatment Planning the S.M.A.R.T. Way
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This monthly training explores the multiple facets of treatment planning for patients with substance use disorders as well as those presenting with complex needs. Participants learn how to incorporate the ASAM Continuum Assessment Tool and other information to identify preliminary goals and collaborate with the patient and clinical team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. A key component of this presentation focuses on development and creation of S.M.A.R.T. Goals. Participants develop a comprehensive understanding of the core components of effective Treatment Planning within the LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control’s SUD continuum of care.

    Frequency: Every other month

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional resources:
    Personal Smart Goals
    MATRS
  • Recovery Services: Maximizing Patient Engagement to Improve Outcomes
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This live virtual training is to assist SAPC providers with increasing their understanding of Recovery Services benefits and maximizing the use of these services for patient engagement and improved outcomes.  The training will begin with identifying the scope, application, and requirements of Recovery Services within the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS).  Case examples will be used to illustrate how providers can utilize Recovery Services throughout the continuum of treatment, including at different levels of care, transitioning between levels of care, and as a continuation once discharged.  Documentation guidelines will be reviewed to assist participants in implementing Recovery Services.

    Frequency: Every other month

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Trauma Informed Care Approaches for Working with Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    The purpose of the “Trauma Informed Care Approaches for Working with Individuals with Substance Use Disorders” training is to introduce participants to the presentation of trauma among clients and the relation between traumatic experience and the development of substance use disorders. Key topics include: an overview of trauma presentations across the lifespan; socioecological conceptualizations of early childhood trauma leading to later life judicial and medical impairments; and skills and strategies to intervene with clients who have co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders.

    Frequency: Varies

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)

Youth Trainings

  • Youth Training Presentations Overview
    Description:
    We have developed a series of Youth, young adult and TAY specific trainings tailored to providers who deliver services to youth (12-17) and young adults (18-20). Trainings are free of charge to the SAPC SUD network and offer continuing education credits and certificates of completion as well as an introduction video to the learning management system. If at any time during the training you experience technical difficulties, please reach out to the youth training evaluation team at healthpsychlab@apu.edu

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

    Click here for the YSOC LMS New User Handout

    The topics below are now available 24/7 and can be completed in any order:

    1. Module 1: Youth Substance Use Disorder Medical Necessity: Screening and Assessment in the Youth System of Care
    2. Module 2: Therapeutic Response for At-Risk Youth in the Youth System of Care
    3. Module 3: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Youth Substance Use Disorders
    4. Module 4: Recovery Support Services in the Youth System of Care
    5. Module 5: Integrating Family Services within the SUD Continuum of Care for Youth
    6. Module 6: Understanding Co-Occurring Needs among Youth with SUDs
    7. Module 7: Trauma-Informed Care among Youth with Substance Use Disorders
    8. Module 8: Developmentally Informed Considerations for Youth Populations within the SUD Youth System of Care
    9. Module 9: Cannabis Use among Youth Populations: Policy and Clinical Implications
    10. Module 10: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Populations
    11. Module 11: Effective Engagement Strategies for Youth Seeking Substance Use Services
    12. Module 12: Case Management Services for Youth
    13. Module 13: Medication Assisted Treatment for Youth
    14. Module 14: Engaging Families and Providing Family-Based Services
    15. Module 15: Integrating Multicultural Competency & Cultural Humility in Clinical Practices
    16. Module 16: Identifying and Responding to Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Complexities Among Youth
    17. Module 17: Pharmacology of Stimulants: Implications for Youth Providers
    18. Module 18: Clinical Supervision in Service Settings that Serve Youth with Substance Use Issues

    Additional resources:
    Project Youth Wellness – Wellness Text Messages for Youth

  • Youth Substance Use Disorder Medical Necessity: Screening and Assessment in the Youth System of Care
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    This course is part of a set of trainings developed for the workforce who serve youth with substance use issues that are eligible for services under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System [DMC-ODS] in Los Angeles County. In this training, participants will learn how to determine medical necessity for youth services using substance use disorder (SUD) clinical assessments (i.e., American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Version 5-DSM 5) as well as LA County’s Youth screening and assessment tools (i.e., YES Screener, Youth ASAM, and Youth At-Risk Determination Tool). Additionally, they will learn about DMC-ODS benefit standards (i.e., EPSDT) and the comprehensive services they are eligible to receive in LA county under medical necessity.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Therapeutic Response for At-Risk Youth in the Youth System of Care
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    In this training, participants will learn about the various risk factors and challenges associated with addressing youth with substance use disorders. Adolescents differ from adults developmentally and therefore, require developmentally appropriate responses to their issues. Motivational Interviewing and Brief Intervention are effective methods in promoting change in adolescents while circumventing resistance. The combination of Motivational Interviewing and the Brief Intervention have been shown to be effective in reducing risk substance use behaviors and promoting behavior change.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Youth Substance Use Disorders
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    In this training, participants will be exposed to the continuum of care for youth with a substance use disorder (SUD) and adequate treatment response using evidence-based treatment practices. The training primarily covers skills in the following evidence-based treatment practices that have been shown to be promising for addressing SUDs among youth: Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The participant will be expected to demonstrate skills in facilitating individualized treatment plans using MI and CBT through a practical application. The training will also review DSM-5 criteria associated with SUD progress and remission among youth with SUDs.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Recovery Support Services in the YSOC
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    In this training, participants will learn about the types of evidence-based recovery support practices that are developmentally appropriate for youth with substance use disorders. The training will include current research on recovery support and address challenges/barriers to providing recovery support to youth. Furthermore, this training will explore alternative methods for recovery support, such as mobile or texting programs, and the research behind these approaches.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Integrating Family Services within the SUD Continuum of Care for Youth
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    In this training, participants will learn about family therapy and the role it plays in the substance use disorders (SUDs) continuum of care for youth. The training will include current research on family-based risk factors. Moreover, the training reviews common challenges to engaging the family in SUD treatment and recovery of SUDs among youth as well as strategies to overcome engagement barriers. This training will explore different evidence-based practices available for treating youth SUD issues, including Functional Family Therapy, Multidimensional Family Therapy, and Brief Strategic Family Therapy and the research behind these approaches.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Understanding Co-Occurring Needs among Youth with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    Co-occurring disorders (COD) refer to the existence of both a mental health and substance use disorder. In this training, participants will learn about the prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among the youth population, as well as a developmental framework for understanding youth CODs. This training will present a general overview of mental health disorders and symptoms that are common among youth in the SUD system and ways to assess for these symptoms. In addition, the instructor will discuss both challenges and best practices for addressing COD with youth.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Trauma Informed Care Among Youth with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    Trauma is a stressful event or circumstance that can cause harmful physiological effects and can have a lasting impact on an individual’s mental, physical, and social well-being. This training provides an overview of trauma, including different types of trauma and its impact on youth. Participants will also learn about trauma-informed care and evidence-based practices that focus on addressing trauma needs in youth treatment settings. Toward the end of the training, participants will have an opportunity to assess whether their organization is committed to trauma-informed care.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Developmentally-Informed Programming for Youth Populations with the Youth System of Care
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    Youth are at-risk of developing substance use disorders and who present to treatment for substance use disorders have unique needs around family dysfunction, interpersonal dynamics with peers, intimate partner relationships and school stressors. Moreover, individual characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, acculturation and sexual orientation can also impact treatment and outcomes. In this training, providers will learn about cultural humility and how to approach youth in treatment from various socio-cultural backgrounds as well as review important developmental needs among youth. Finally, the training will cover system considerations and best practices for addressing developmental needs of youth with substance use disorders.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Cannabis Use among Youth Populations: Policy and Clinical Implications
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    As cannabis has become more accessible, there is a growing concern about the impact of cannabis use on youth populations. Youth in Los Angeles County are often exposed to media influence and peer influence on cannabis use; therefore, many do not view cannabis as harmful or risky. For these reasons, this training seeks to provide treatment providers with knowledge of the epidemiological trends of cannabis use among youth, the policies surrounding cannabis use, risk and protective factors to consider with youth, and brief intervention techniques to address cannabis use among youth.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Populations
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    This training will cover the theory and application of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on youth populations. Participants will learn methods of practicing CBT concepts and techniques with youth populations and also review evidence-based treatment standards for youth under DMC-ODS. Methods to overcome barriers and challenges in using the CBT model with youth will also be covered. Lastly, participants will gain knowledge in the development and use of a CBT focused individualized treatment plan for youth populations and practice skills in facilitating the individualized treatment plan through a practical application.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Effective Engagement Strategies for Youth Seeking Substance Use Disorder Services
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    Youth engagement in substance use disorder treatment has become an increasingly important topic of concern within the youth system of care. In this training, participants will learn about performance and outcome measures and how engagement strategies can be utilized to improve treatment outcome and retention. The training will cover various challenges to engaging youth, including motivational issues, socio-emotional developmental processes, and social trends. The training will also cover best practices for engaging youth, including motivational interviewing, developing strong therapeutic alliance, contingency management, and changes to service delivery that impact engagement.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Case Management Services for Youth
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    This training will present the strengths-based case management model, as well as two corresponding models – the developmentally-centered case management model and the positive youth development model – and describe ways that these models can be used with youth populations. In addition, this training will integrate unique case management and care coordination needs that pertain to youth and TAY populations in general, with considerations for special population needs including justice involvement, homeless, and co-occurring disorders. The trainer will also cover important START-ODS standards regarding case management services and demonstrate how providers can utilize the Youth ASAM Assessment to gather information on youth case management needs.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Medication Assisted Treatment for Youth
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code. APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0120).
    Description:
    This training will present on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which is an FDA-approved medication for the purpose of detoxification or maintenance treatment of alcohol or opioid use disorders. In this training, participants will learn about the epidemiology of opioid use disorders and alcohol use among youth, as well as an overview of each FDA-approved medication under MAT. The training will also provide information on MAT under a developmental framework and therapeutic service options available for youth populations within the SUD care continuum.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Engaging Families and Providing Family-Based Services
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code.  APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0124).
    Description:
    National leaders in behavioral health systems advocating for improving youth substance use services have consistently identified the need to include families as essential parts of youth treatment.  Increasingly, there has been a recognition that behavioral health organizations that serve youth need to affirm the centrality of family-centered care through policy and practice changes.  This training offers a collaborative approach to identifying and implementing culturally appropriate strategies around family-centered care models for youth system of care service settings, taking into consideration various family systems.  Through presentations and interactive activities, this training provides instruction on practical methods to put effective family-driven services into practice using evidence-based tools and novel strategies.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Integrating Multicultural Competency & Cultural Humility in Clinical Practices
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code.  APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0124).
    Description:
    To effectively deliver patient-centered care among a multicultural and increasingly diverse youth population, behavioral health providers must ensure that services incorporate culturally relevant practices that address the client’s unique challenges and life experiences.  This training will engage providers in reflective exercises about how a multicultural competency and cultural humility framework can be used with diverse youth who meet criteria or are at risk for developing a substance use disorder (SUD).  This training will encourage providers to use self-assessment tools to help refresh their understanding and practices around the areas of cultural humility/multicultural competency multifaceted components.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Identifying and Responding to Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Complexities Among Youth
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code.  APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0124).
    Description:
    Youth with substance use issues are at high risk for experiencing co-occurring priority mental health needs, including PTSD and self-injury or suicidality.  This training focuses on building provider knowledge and skills in a best practice framework, Trauma-Informed Care, for understanding and addressing such priority needs.  This training will emphasize the importance of standardizing organizational practices associated with implementing assessment tools and intervention strategies for addressing these priority areas.  Resiliency models that promote wellness and thriving for youth populations experiencing priority issues with a focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction will be reviewed.  Case scenarios and practice exercises will be used to create a dynamic learning environment for network providers.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Pharmacology of Stimulants: Implications for Youth Providers
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code.  APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0124).
    Description:
    This training is designed to build a knowledge base for youth providers regarding the challenges associated with stimulants and implications for youth populations.  The training covers essential research-based information on the pharmacology of stimulants, including the epidemiology of trends, short and long-term developmental effects on youth physiology and behaviors, and best practices for treating stimulant use disorders.  The training will assist providers in applying the knowledge gained to refine the ways educational strategies are implemented in service settings to gain buy-in and inspire behavior change among youth populations who have issues with stimulants.

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Clinical Supervision in Service Settings that Serve Youth with Substance Use Issues
    Number of CE credits: 1.0*
    * Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is an approved provider of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, per Section 1887.4.3. of the Code.  APU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Azusa Pacific University Department of Psychology is also an approved provider of continuing education for CAODCs, SUDRCs, SUDCCs (CADTP, #160), CATCs (CAADE, #CP40 993 AC0922) and for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-17-276-0124).
    Description:
    This training is designed to help agencies develop and implement effective supervision models in behavioral health systems of care that serve youth with substance use issues.  This training provides practical ways for clinical supervisors to work with staff to plan and implement a quality assurance process for ensuring effective delivery of services to youth populations using evidence-based practices.  Through interactive activities, this training will help supervisors work with their staff to chart a path to become more effective within their organizations at meeting quality- driven practice performance standards (i.e., implementing outcome-data driven decision-making approaches with service delivery to youth populations).

    Register at www.youthsystemofcare.org

  • Utilizing Naloxone and Other Harm Reduction Strategies for YOUTH Providers
    Number of CE credits: 2.0*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists.  Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors.  Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend.  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This live virtual training is to assist SAPC Youth providers increasing their knowledge of the potential risks of overdose specifically with opioid substances, focusing on skills to recognize and respond to a Youth overdose safely.  The training will identify ways of responding to an overdose with Naloxone, demonstrate the techniques used to administer Naloxone, and discuss other steps needed to ensure youth health and safety.  This training will review current substance trends specifically Fentanyl, harm reduction strategies, and engaging youth in Los Angeles County systems of care.  This educational session is meant as a resource for specialty Youth providers, behavioral prevention and other providers touchpoints to youth to utilize when working with this population who are considered at risk of developing substance use disorders.  Maximizing engagement techniques will also be explored.

    Frequency:Quarterly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

Specialty Population Training

  • Best Practices in Engaging and Delivering Services to People Experiencing Homelessness
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This monthly virtual live training is designed to assist SAPC providers with increasing their knowledge and understanding of the unique characteristics and clinical needs of people experiencing homelessness. The training will begin with a focus on defining homelessness as well as identifying the Los Angeles countywide plan to combat and prevent homelessness. Discussing the unique needs and considerations of those experiencing homelessness will support participants with assessment and substance use treatment considerations. Other important considerations on culture, medical issues, and the impact of Covid-19 will be discussed. Participants will also learn how to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and the patient to assure patient-centered care. Participants will be provided with several resources specific to those experiencing homelessness, including the development of a housing plan, that can be used to engage and provide further assistance to patients.

    Frequency: Quarterly (4 times a year)

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.
  • Substance Use Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This monthly training is designed to assist SAPC providers with increasing their knowledge and understanding of the unique characteristics and clinical needs of patients involved in the criminal justice system. The training focuses specifically on individuals post-release from jails and prisons who have been identified as having Substance Use Disorder(s). An overview of special populations guides participants through considerations needed while those individuals engage in SUD treatment services.

    Frequency: Every other month

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

Business Development & Operations

SAPC-CIBHS Trainings
SAPC and California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) provide trainings related to finance, Key Performance Indicators, as well as general business development and operations for SAPC contracted SUD providers.

  • Focus on Finance: 2021-22 New Rates and Reimbursement Structure
    Number of CE credits: None, a certificate of attendance will be provided up completion.

    Description:
    Welcome to the new fiscal year! The future of SUD treatment services in LA County is looking promising and SAPC has diligently established new rates for DMC services to coincide with the cost-of-living increase and other studied factors, relating to reimbursement rates in LA County. Chris Botten, with CIBHS, will present on the changes with the rates matrix and conduct a question-and-answer session after the review. We encourage everyone in the provider network to attend this important learning session!

    Audience:
    Key staff involved in the budgeting process, director/manager level leaders, finance professionals, and operations staff.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Focus on Finance: Outpatient, IOP, and OTP – Projecting Revenue and Capacity
    Number of CE credits: None, a certificate of attendance will be provided up completion.

    Description:
    CIBHS will be introducing the Outpatient Projecting Revenue and Capacity worksheet to all SAPC Network Providers. The timing could not be more critical then now as we work through the continued challenges presented with COVID-19 capacity and staffing needs. As we are a quarter of the way through FY 21/22, the Projecting Revenue and Capacity worksheet can be a vital tool in planning and designing programming for the remainder of the year, to meet budget and service delivery goals in an Outpatient setting.

    Audience:
    Key staff involved in the budgeting process, director/manager level leaders, finance professionals, and operations staff.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Focus on Finance: Business Case for Providing Case Management Services
    Number of CE credits: None, a certificate of attendance will be provided up completion.

    Description:
    CIBHS will be providing LA County Network Providers with the business case for providing case management services. Case management is a vital reimbursable treatment service that patients need to achieve success in recovery. Since the launch of START-ODS, case management has been available to providers as a method of supplemental revenue that is reimbursed separately in residential as well as outpatient treatment settings. It is the #1 revenue generator from a business standpoint while also being an important factor in the lives of patients.

    Audience:
    SUD counselors and case managers, program leadership, and finance/operations professionals.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Focus on Finance: Perfecting the Eligibility and Enrollment Process
    Number of CE credits: None, a certificate of attendance will be provided up completion.

    Description:
    CIBHS will present a deep dive into the Medi-Cal eligibility and enrollment process from the beginning of the patient’s episode, throughout the transitions of each level of care. This presentation is a repeat of the October 29 session that CIBHS facilitated last fiscal year. Content will be updated to match new processes that have changed in the past 12 months, focusing on all the changes that COVID-19 brought to the network.

    Audience:
    SUD counselors and case managers, intake staff, operations, and program leadership.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • Focus on Finance: Resubmitting and/or Replacing Denials
    Number of CE credits: None, a certificate of attendance will be provided up completion.

    Description:
    CIBHS will be reviewing the final step to the 8-step billing process on resubmitting and/or replacing denials. This step can be followed for both Level 1 and Level 2 denials, when they occur. Please come prepared to learn best practices and process steps for reducing Level 1 denials from SAPC, as well as how to minimize Level 2 denials from DHCS.

    Audience:
    Accounting/billing staff, program/operations leadership, and any other interested parties.

    Frequency: Monthly

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

Cultural Competency Training and Resources

  • Implicit Bias Virtual Workshop (Clinical and Support Staff – Non-Supervisory)
    Number of CE credits: 2*
    * This course has been approved by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2 CE(s). NAADAC Provider # 192053, CIBHS is responsible for all aspects of its programing.
    Description:
    We all have implicit bias: unconscious and deeply rooted attitudes and beliefs about other people.  Implicit bias affects how we interact with others-especially people of different races.  But it is possible to address and reduce implicit bias-your own and your organization’s-through training and organizational change.

    In this provocative and highly interactive presentation, participants will learn the science behind the causes and consequences of implicit bias and its impact on individuals and outcomes.  Participants will walk away with practical strategies for identifying, managing, and potentially mitigating implicit bias.

    In this interactive workshop, nationally-recognized expert Dr. Bryant T. Marks will present:
        • The science behind the causes and consequences of implicit bias
        • How implicit bias affects individuals and outcomes
        • Practical strategies for identifying, managing, and reducing implicit bias

    Audience: Clinical and Support Staff (Non-Supervisory)

    Date/Time: Register for one of the two sessions.
    January 19th – 9:00am-11:00am
    January 20th – 9:00am-11:00am

    Register:
    January 19th - Registration Full
    January 20th

  • Implicit Bias Virtual Workshop (4-Part Leadership Series)
    Number of CE credits: 2*
    * This course has been approved by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2 CE(s) each for session 1 and session 2. NAADAC Provider # 192053, CIBHS is responsible for all aspects of its programing.
    Description:
    We all have implicit bias: unconscious and deeply rooted attitudes and beliefs about other people.  Implicit bias affects how we interact with others-especially people of different races.  But it is possible to address and reduce implicit bias-your own and your organization’s-through training and organizational change.

    Learn the science behind implicit bias, how to reduce implicit bias over the employee life cycle and create a plan of action to address implicit bias at the organizational level!

    Why should you attend? Dr. Bryant T. Marks will help you to build the skills and knowledge to:
        • Mitigate any negative effects that bias could have on the wellbeing, recovery, and outcomes of the diverse patients you serve.
        • Be more intentional about addressing your own bias.
        • Implement practices and policies that reduce the negative impact of implicit bias on your staff and patients.

    Audience: Managers, supervisors, or anyone interested in leading CLAS/DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives.

    Date/Time:
    Implicit Bias Awareness (January 18, 2022—9:00am-11:00am)
    Implicit Bias Mitigation (February 17, 2022—9:00am-11:00am
    Discussion Session #1 (March 17, 2022—9:00am-11:00am)
    Discussion Session #2 (April 21, 2022—9:00am-11:00am)

    Register:
    Registration Full

  • CLAS ACT Training
  • Embracing & Integrating Cultural Strengths & Differences in Substance Use Treatment Services
    Number of CE credits: 3.5*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This monthly virtual live training is to assist SAPC network providers with increasing their understanding of cultural humility and how to apply that knowledge in a substance use treatment setting. This training will define and explore cultural humility and its importance to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. Participants will be provided examples of at least two (2) SUD treatment approaches that are consistent with cultural humility. The training will then specify how to apply cultural humility in SUD treatment to assist participants in embracing patient’s cultural strengths and differences in their SUD recovery journey.

    Frequency: Every other month

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

    Additional resources:
    Cultural Humility Pre-Training Activity and Information
  • Providing Culturally Responsive Care to the LGBT Population
    Number of CE credits: 3*
    * Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Continuing education units available to LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs and Substance Use Disorder Counselors. Unless otherwise indicated, trainings are available free of cost to those who attend. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division maintains responsibility for all training programs and content.
    Description:
    This three-hour live virtual training is intended for any provider in contact with LGBT individuals, including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, Primary care providers, Public health practitioners, Prevention specialists, Community based organizations, School teachers and counselors. The training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

    Frequency: Varies

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

SAPC-UCLA Lecture Series

  • SAPC-UCLA Lecture Series Overview
    Description:
    SAPC and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) hold a quarterly lecture series on current and emergent topics of interest in the substance use disorder research and treatment. Leading researchers and treatment practitioners provide attendees with state-of-the-art, evidence-based information on substance abuse treatment and prevention. UCLA-ISAP and SAPC currently provides continuing education units for counselors, clinicians, nurses, and other professionals in the substance abuse field who attend the lecture as well as CMEs for medical professionals.

    Save the Date: December 10, 2021 – Topic to be determined

    Visit the SAPC calendar to register for this training.

  • SAPC-UCLA Lecture Series Overview (New)
    SAPC and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) hold a quarterly lecture series on current and emergent topics of interest in the substance use disorder research and treatment. Leading researchers and treatment practitioners provide attendees with state-of-the-art, evidence-based information on substance abuse treatment and prevention. UCLA-ISAP and SAPC currently provides continuing education units for counselors, clinicians, nurses, and other professionals in the substance abuse field who attend the lecture as well as CMEs for medical professionals.

    Title: Engaging Families in Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services
    Date & Time: Friday, December 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PST
    Number of CE credits: 3.0*
    *The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs).  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 three (3.0) 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-00-445-1123), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0825), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151).  CE credit will be awarded six-eight weeks after the virtual training.  Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.
    Description:
    "Nothing about me without me!" . . . the rallying cry of the family and youth engagement movement captures the challenge and opportunities presented when families are effectively engaged with agencies and systems.  This inspirational session, told from the perspective of both a mother and a professional in the field, will outline a continuum of Family Engagement from interaction through engagement to partnership in SUD and MH treatment.  Attention will be paid to building respectful and mutual relationships between families (including families of choice), providers and systems, as well as tapping into and sharing the expertise of parents, adults, children, and youth. A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPC’s Systems of Care Unit, SAPC’s specialty provider network with particular experience or focus on family engagement in youth and adult treatment agencies.

    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 Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) CME is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    UCLA ISAP CME designates that this training course qualifies for the provision of a maximum of one (3.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ of Continuing Medical Education (CME).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM (rn.ca.gov).  Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

    Live Virtual Lecture Series offered via Zoom
    Register Online at: https://uclahs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6m1wzMSXSkeyfbV_MzFXdQ

    For additional information on this presentation visit the SAPC Lecture Series Flyer for 12/2/22
 
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