Volume XV, Issue IV - July 2021

From:  David T. Jones, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 1st Quarter Training Schedule

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) invites you to participate in several IDHS/SUPR sponsored trainings. IDHS/SUPR will continue to offer training opportunities that supports compliance with Administrative Rule 2060. However, in this quarter, we are excited to announce new training opportunities listed below:

  • Harm Reduction Approach within ASAM Criteria Framework
  • Medications in Treatment
  • Organizational Change: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive

"IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 1st Quarter Training Schedule" includes the trainings for the first quarter of FY 2022 that are sponsored by IDHS/SUPR, specifically being held in August and September. We encourage your organization to review the calendar as it includes descriptions for each training, dates and times for each training, and registration information. Please note that Prevention First is coordinating the trainings. We have also included "FY 2022 IDHS/SUPR Training Registration Instructions" that outlines how to register for the trainings.

IDHS/SUPR strongly encourages authorized organization representatives (AORs) to share the "IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 1st Quarter Training Schedule" with critical clinical staff and support their participation in these important trainings.

Due to limited number of training slots, IDHS/SUPR must limit the number of staff attending from any one organization. Therefore, you are highly encouraged to identify staff who can return to the agency and share training information with your team or, if applicable, implement new service models.

Registration will remain open until all training slots are full. IDHS/SUPR cannot expand the number of slots available for these trainings. Therefore, early registration is highly encouraged. The trainings are free and CEUs will be offered. As a reminder, IDHS/SUPR-funded organizations can bill for participation in these trainings. Staff time spent in an IDHS/SUPR sponsored training can be billed to Community Intervention using activity code 35.

If your organization is interested in other technical assistance or training, please contact Jazelyn.Cerda@illinois.gov.

Instructions for Registering for IDHS/SUPR Trainings

You will find the registration information for each training in the training calendar and on the Prevention First website.

As a reminder, before you register, you must create an account with Prevention First unless you have already established one. If you have an account, please review instructions for registering.

Instructions for Setting Up an Account

  • go to Prevention First
  • on the right side of page, click on LOG IN OR REGISTER
  • click on NEW USER? REGISTER
  • complete the account information

To register for a training from the calendar, click on the link in the calendar and following the instructions below:

  • click on the link
  • click on "register for this event"
  • Follow the prompts to log into your account
  • Once logged in, click "general registration," and click "register me"

To register for trainings from the website, following the instructions below:

  • go to Prevention First
  • on the right side of page, click on LOG IN OR REGISTER
  • enter your username and password
  • hover over TRAINING across top of page
  • scroll down to SUPR TREATMENT AND RECOVERY TRAINING
  • scroll down to training of interest
  • click on the date you would like to register for and follow the prompts

After you register for the training, you will receive a confirmation email with a link. You may also need to complete the webinar registration to receive your webinar login information.

IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 Training Schedule - 1st Quarter (August-September 2

Trainings Schedule

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria:  2-Day Skill Building Training

Target Audience:  Counselors and Clinical Supervisors

This two-day, application-focused training provides participants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the Criteria, including clinically- driven services, biopsychosocial assessment, the six dimensions, continued stay and transfer/discharge criteria. Incorporating the use of the new edition of The ASAM Criteria book, participants have opportunities for skill practice at every stage of the treatment process: assessment, engagement, treatment planning, continuing care and transfer or discharge.

August 16-17, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 2-Day Skill Building Training

August 18-19, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 2-Day Skill Building Training

September 13-14, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 2-Day Skill Building Training

September 27-28, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 2-Day Skill Building Training

September 29-30, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 2-Day Skill Building Training

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Implementation Leader:  3-Day Training

Target Audience:  Clinical Supervisors and Administrative/Leadership Staff

This training is learning about processes and models for assessing the field, the equipment and what needs to change to support the new model. As leaders in their communities and their programs, in addition to their clinical knowledge, Implementation Leaders are the "foot soldiers" for The ASAM Criteria implementation process. Implementation Leaders develop awareness about thoughtful planning, communication and appropriate system change strategies to drive implementation and sustainability, as well as coaching and supervising others on the Criteria.

*Two-day ASAM Criteria Skill Building training is a prerequisite.

  • Each participant receives 2 hours of coaching calls post training.
  • All participants receive an in-depth training journal to guide the training experience and as a resource for continuing skill application, as part of the training.

August 25-27, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Implementation Leader: 3-Day Training

September 15-17, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Implementation Leader: 3-Day Training

Individualized Services Plans Using ASAM Criteria and Motivational Interviewing (ISP):  2-Day training

Target Audience:  Counselors and Clinical Supervisors

This application-focused workshop offers a practical approach to the ASAM Criteria and how it supports and drives individualized service planning. Participants will understand the relationship between the treatment plan and the use of The ASAM Criteria's admission, continued stay, transfer, and discharge criteria. In addition, participants will learn how to write measurable, individualized treatment plans based on the individualized needs of the client and the dimensional analysis. Behavior change principles will be discussed to enhance trainees' understanding of how and why people change and explore ways in which the client's stage of change impacts and drives a person-centered service plan. Participants' abilities to develop individualized service planning will be strengthened through core motivational interviewing skills to have better conversations about individualized needs and increase client readiness for and engagement in treatment.

  • While there is no prerequisite for this training, participants are expected to have a solid foundation and understanding of the ASAM Criteria.
  • All participants receive an in-depth training journal to guide the training experience and as a resource for continuing skill application, as part of the training.

September 20-21, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
Individualized Services Plans Using ASAM Criteria and Motivational Interviewing (ISP): 2-Day training

September 23-24, 2021
8:30am-4:30pm
Individualized Services Plans Using ASAM Criteria and Motivational Interviewing (ISP): 2-Day training

Leader's Guide to Implementing Co-occurring Disorders Services:  Strategies to Increase Capability using the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) Framework

Target Audience:  Mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorder program leadership, clinical supervisors and directors, and quality assurance and review staff

The goal of the training is to help clinician leadership and quality teams identify key program elements involved in providing services to address co-occurring disorders.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • identify fundamentals that support service change
  • interpret how CDP components can be used to increase capability to deliver integrated services

August 11, 2021
9:00am-1:00pm
Leader's Guide to Implementing Co-occurring Disorders Services

August 12, 2021
9:00am-1:00pm
Leader's Guide to Implementing Co-occurring Disorders Services

Harm Reduction Approach within ASAM Criteria Framework:  1-day

The ASAM Criteria provides guidelines focusing on coordinating medical care, providing therapeutic alternatives, evaluating safety, addressing co-occurring disorders, involving social supports, and documenting clinical needs within the framework of the six dimensions. This includes setting and evaluating individualized measurable treatment goals which drive variable lengths of stay based on the needs of the person served. The Criteria centers on the clinically indicated intensity of care based on an ongoing assessment, determining progress based on the individualized plan of care, making appropriate referrals and recommendations, and providing adequate social support referrals when needed.

This training provides skill building in the use of the ASAM Criteria as a framework for determining the most appropriate intensity of services and how a harm reduction model/approach; specifically providing strategies for working with clients on goal setting, application of risk reduction skills and evaluation of treatment goals fits within the broader framework of the Criteria's six dimensions and levels of care.

September 20, 2021
8:30am-3:00pm
Harm Reduction Approach within ASAM Criteria Framework: 1-day

Medications in Treatment:  1-day

One of the challenges of Medications in Treatment (MAT) is that clients and counselors often focus on the medication and lose the balance of full recovery. This M.D. level facilitated workshop will focus on how to use the evidence-based practices of motivational interviewing cognitive behavioral therapy, and the trans-theoretical model of behavior change to broaden substance use disorder treatment beyond the "bio" (as in biopsychosocial) administration of the medication. It will help providers collaborate with clients to individualize substance use treatment and develop person-centered services that hold clients accountable and attract them to recovery.

August 24, 2021
8:30am-3:00pm
Medications in Treatment: 1-day

Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training:  Virtual Trainings on Co-occurring Disorders Program

Target Audience:  Mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorder counseling and clinical staff; during portions of the training we strongly encourage attendance from administrative and clinical leadership, intake/registration, and quality and compliance departments

The goal of the counselor implementation training is to help clinicians apply the evidence-based programs in the Co-Occurring Disorders Program to deliver the best possible services to persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • use protocol-driven screening methods that consider each patient's symptoms, history, and motivation to change
  • combine Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) to engage, assist, and sustain change
  • use CBT to address common psychiatric problems, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and others
  • convey vital and current information on medication compliance, stigma, and other psychopharmacological issues
  • understand program philosophy and clinical principles in the family program component of the CDP
  • apply CDP to a variety of clinical situations

There are four parts to this series; each part is offered two times. Register for each part separately at the date and time that works best for you.

Screening and Assessment and Medication Management

August 18, 2021
9:00am-10:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

August 19, 2021
9:00am-10:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

Integrating Combined Therapies Curriculum

September 1, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

September 2, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Curriculum

September 8, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

September 9, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

Family Program Curriculum

September 13, 2021
9:00am-10:00am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

September 16, 2021
9:00am-10:00am
Co-occurring Disorders Program Curriculum Training

Organizational Change:  Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive

The 4-hour Beyond Trauma Training will introduce and inform the implementation of this 12-session manualized curriculum program that incorporates the insights of neuroscience with the latest understanding of trauma and PTSD. The evidence-based materials are designed for trauma treatment, although the connection between trauma and addiction in women's lives is a primary theme throughout. The program is based on the principles of relational therapy; it uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), mindfulness, expressive arts, and body-oriented exercises (including yoga).

September 14-15, 2021
9:00am-11:00am
Organizational Change: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive