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Gateway Foundation Teams Up with Dr. David Mee-Lee to Host Training to Address American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria

CHICAGO, September 24, 2012

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, has invited board-certified psychiatrist Dr. David Mee-Lee to Chicago to lead a two-day workshop on October 4 and 5, 2012, to help advance the understanding of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria in order to determine the proper level of care for individuals suffering from substance abuse.

Clinicians involved in planning and managing care often lack a common language and systematic assessment and treatment approach that allows for effective, individualized substance abuse 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.

Workshop attendees will be eligible to earn 12 CEUs, including:

  • 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

About the Workshop

"Using ASAM Criteria to Determine Level of Care and Medical Necessity for Persons with Substance Use Disorders" workshop:

Date: October 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Adler School of Professional Psychology
12 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
Cost: $250 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact: Dr. Phil Welches, Clinical Director, Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Phone: 312-913-2319

About the Trainer

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.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is Illinois' largest provider of substance abuse treatment, providing services for adolescents and adults at treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway is licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting organization for hospitals and behavioral healthcare organizations. Each year, Gateway Foundation helps thousands of individual's successfully complete treatment. To learn more about Gateway Foundation's free and confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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