Volume XV, Issue XIII - December 2021

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

IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 Third Quarter Training Calendar

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 scheduled during the third (3rd) quarter of fiscal year 2022. The trainings are offered to support compliance with Administrative Rule 2060, staff development, and assist organizations in implementing best practices for substance use disorder treatment. Repeat trainings include:

  • Assessing and Measuring Suicide Risk (AMSR) for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals
  • Seeking Safety
  • Organizational Change:  Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive

Please review the handout "IDHS/SUPR FY 2022 Third Quarter Training Calendar" for a list of all training offerings planned for the third quarter, January through March 2022. SUPR encourages your organization to review the calendar as it includes descriptions, dates and times for each training, and registration information. Please note that Prevention First is coordinating the trainings. SUPR has 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 Third Quarter Training Schedule" with critical clinical staff and support their participation in these important trainings.

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.

FY 2022 IDHS/SUPR Training Calendar - Third Quarter (January-March 2022)

Trainings Schedule

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: Twp-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.

January 4-5, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

January 20-21, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Implementation Leader Three-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.

February 14-16, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

February 22-24, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 28-30, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Individualized Services Plans Using ASAM Criteria and Motivational Interviewing (ISP): Two-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.

February 15-16, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 10-11, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seeking Safety

Overview of the model, how to implement it, demonstration of a session, role-play practice of a session by attendees, with video clips and experiential exercises. This training also includes attention to trauma-informed care.

March 18, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Assessing and Measuring Suicide Risk (AMSR)

The training aims to provide participants with the background knowledge and practical skills that they need to address suicidal risk and behaviors in clients in care for substance use disorder treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and apply practical skills in the following areas:

Approaching Your Work  Learn how to manage reactions related to suicide and maintain a collaborative, non-adversarial stance. Acquire the necessary skills to address potential conflicts between a care professional's goal to prevent suicide and relapse and a client's goal to eliminate psychological pain via suicidal behavior.

Understanding Suicide  Gain an understanding of the definitions and language used when talking about suicide, as well as the data that are relevant to addressing suicide in substance use disorder treatment including risk and protective factors, warning signs, and the complicating factors of substance misuse, including opioids.

Gathering Information  Identify key points in treatment where a suicide assessment should occur, what questions to ask to learn more about a client's suicidal thoughts and behaviors past and present, and how to ask them. Participants will practice asking questions in an interactive learning environment designed to help build confidence. The training presents key scenarios, such as when to seek supervision or consultation and what to do when someone discloses suicidal thoughts during a group treatment session.

Formulating Risk  Practice synthesizing assessment information into a risk formulation that will help inform next steps in treatment. AMSR emphasizes the importance of using a risk formulation not for prediction but as information to make a collaborative decision regarding recovery-oriented treatment planning.

Planning and Responding  Review suggested actions to take based on a risk formulation using resources from SAMHSA's TIP 50 and evidence-based interventions. Practice having conversations related to safety planning and addressing the potential for relapse through means counseling interventions.

March 17, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Leaders Guide to Implementing Co-occurring Disorders Services

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 and interpret how CDP components can be used to increase capability to deliver integrated services.

January 25, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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; and
  • 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

February 1, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

February 22, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Integrating Combined Therapies Curriculum

February 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

March 8, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Curriculum

February 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

March 17, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Family Program Curriculum

February 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

March 18, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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).

March 10-11, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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 Website
  • 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 Website
  • 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 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.