October 11-13, 2022

8:30AM - 3:00PM PST

VIRTUAL--Three-day ASAM Criteria Implementation Leader Training

This is an exclusive training for Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Services. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

This three day training is an evolution of a Training for Trainers model. The training goes beyond the myopic and frequently ineffective belief that more trainers and training creates change. Although training and local expertise is an important component of implementation, it is commonly the only piece and becomes ineffective as a model for implementation and sustainability. The field often teaches and expects change without teaching and advising about what to install, how to measure it, how to build the implementation team and what to remove to make space for the new model. We overlook the fact that all programs are perfectly designed to do exactly what they are doing; we need to think more about installation. We essentially teach people how to play baseball and never consider if they have the equipment and a field to play on when they leave training!

This training emphasizes processes and models for assessing the field, the equipment and what needs to change to support the new model. Implementation Leaders are "foot soldiers" in the ASAM Criteria implementation process because of their clinical knowledge and leadership in their communities and programs. 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. All attendees receive a Training Journal and The ASAM Criteria Implementation Leader Support Tool as part of the training.

About the trainer

Glenn Duncan has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for 25 years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, clinical supervision, emerging drugs of abuse and the ASAM Criteria. Glenn is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University. Since 2003, Glenn has served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. in Flemington, NJ. Since 1999, Glenn has also specialized in, and has developed a lecture series on clinical supervision. He is a leading lecturer for both addictions and mental health professionals and trains nationally on issues regarding clinical supervision. Glenn authored a chapter on the use of live supervision in a community treatment organization for the book entitled “The Use of Technology in Clinical Supervision and Training: Mental Health Applications,” published in 2016.


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