The first of twelve sessions for an interactive webinar series on Critical Treatment Issues presented by the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University and Dr. David Mee-Lee, M.D. Dr. Mee-Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria and is Senior Vice President of The Change Companies. He is also a Senior Fellow, Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University, Washington, DC. Dr. Mee-Lee has over thirty years’ experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.
This webinar will review how addiction is a brain disease with biopsychosocial-spiritual manifestations, causes and treatment needs; and how the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria is applied to criminal justice clients. It will explain how comprehensive multidimensional assessment and person-centered, outcomes-driven services and treatment planning should be expected of, and delivered by treatment providers. We will also discuss communication issues between treatment providers and court personnel; what to expect of court personnel and the treatment provider.
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