Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 1: What to expect from state-of-the-art addiction treatment for criminal justice populations in applying the new ASAM Criteria
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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