Training overview

I offer day-long workshops, plenary and keynote presentations, conference breakout sessions and webinars.  Once I learn of your particular training needs and schedule, I can customize the options to reach your training goal.  Please contact me to discuss more.

Listed below are presentations organized by major topic area.  However we can mix and match to meet your needs.

ASAM Criteria

  1. What Using the ASAM Criteria Really Means     Details
  2. Skill-Building in the ASAM Criteria: Using the Criteria in a Managed Care Environment     Details
  3. Improving Skills and Systems to Implement The ASAM Criteria     Details
  4. Understanding The ASAM Criteria: Principles and Practices     Details
  5. How to Work Effectively with Insurance Payers and Utilization Review Using The ASAM Criteria     Details

helping people change

  1. Motivational Interviewing 101: The Basics on Engaging People into Treatment     Details
  2. Difficult to Reach Patients and Clients: How Motivational Interviewing Helps     Details
  3. Engagement: How Motivational Interviewing Can Help Begin The Change Conversation With Customers In Integrated Health, Substance Use Disorders & Behavioral Health     Details
  4. Helping People Change: What You Can Do to Make or Break the Therapeutic Alliance     Details
  5. Helping People Change: How The ASAM Criteria Can Help     Details
  6. Motivating and Engaging Hard-to-Reach People into Accountable, Collaborative Treatment     Details
  7. Sticks and Stones: Words and Terms that Will Help You Ruin a Therapeutic Alliance     Details

Co-occurring disorders

  1. Co-Occurring Disorders: Clinical Dilemmas in Assessment and Treatment     Details
  2. Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders Services: Assessment, Staff, Skills and Systems Issues     Details
  3. Recovery Management: What Do You Really Mean and Walking the Talk about Recovery
  4. Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders Services: How The ASAM Criteria Promote Integrated Care     Details
  5. Why Integrating Mental Health and Addiction Services is Hard and What to Do About It
  6. Recovery and Relapse in Co-Occurring Disorders: Definitions, Dilemmas and Discrepancies

Person-centered services & treatment planning

  1. Skill Building in the Therapeutic Alliance and Collaborative Treatment and Documentation
  2. How to Develop Treatment Plans that Make Sense to Clients: Improving Documentation and Clinical Use of the Treatment Plan and Progress Notes
  3. Person-Centered Services: What Do You Really Mean and Walking the Talk
  4. The Savvy, Skills and Soul of Treatment Planning in Addiction

Understanding addiction

  1. What They Never Taught You in School About Substance Use and Addiction; and What to Do About It
  2. Slips, Slides and Sobriety: Dealing with Relapse
  3. What They Never Taught You in School About Substance Use and Addiction
  4. Addiction: It Isn’t All a Brain Disease – Getting Back to Biopsychosocial

Organizational development

  1. Compassion Fatigue, Communication, Conflict, Coping: How to Keep the Behavioral Health Team Healthy     
  2. Maintaining a Healthy Team: Communication, Conflicts and Coping
  3. How to Survive and Thrive During Integration Implementation

Justice Services & Treatment

  1. Moving Beyond Compliance to Lasting Change: How The ASAM Criteria and Evidence-Based Practices Can Help
  2. Moving Away from Cookie Cutter Care: What Individualized Treatment Really Means
  3. Doing Time or Doing Change? Collaborating for Accountable Treatment and Recovery
  4. Don't Give Treatment a Bad Name: What You Need to Know and Do to Work with Mandated Clients
  5. What to Do When Participants Aren’t Really Participating: Doing the Minimum to Comply, Poor Attendance, Using Substances
  6. Discharge, Suspend or Sanction? Improving Skills and Systems to Deal with Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems
  7. Individualized Treatment to Deal with Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems: Working Together to Promote Recovery
  8. Words Matter: Terminology that Inhibits Successful Outcomes and What to Say if in a Court Team, Law Enforcement or Treatment
  9. Improving Communication and Multidisciplinary Team Work: How to Communicate and Integrate Treatment and Case information