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Homeless Services Training Series

Supportive Housing, Harm Reduction, and Coordinated Entry System (CES) Partners Training
May 1, 2018 CES Overview and Housing Assessment Tools for Adults and Youth Training
May 3, 2018

SAPC-UCLA Lecture Series

  • Past SAPC-UCLA Lecture Presentations (Archived Presentations)
  • Recovery Support Services Along the Continuum of Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    Date & Time: Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

    Number of CE credits: 3.0

    This Lecture Series presentation will review frameworks for planning Recovery Support Services (RSS), an important component of the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment continuum. Identifying appropriate supports to enhance an individual’s health within, as well as outside of, the context of formal SUD treatment services is an essential component of maintaining a focus on recovery. This presentation will provide participants with information and activities to integrate effective Recovery Support Services (RSS) at different stages along a continuum of care to improve patient retention and engagement. A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPCs specialty treatment provider network, with particular experience or focus on recovery support services. This portion of the presentation is intended to assist SUD providers in identifying and addressing real world considerations in implementing recovery support services.

    Live Virtual Lecture Series offered via Zoom
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    To register for this training click here for the SAPC calendar

    Save the Date: December 10, 2021 – Topic to be determined

  • Prevention Perspectives on Opportunities for Coordination and Integration across the Continuum of Behavioral Health Care Services
    Date & Time: Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PST

    This lecture series presentation will focus on the primary prevention of substance use, including the underlying science of prevention and the systems within which prevention practitioners operate. Coordination and collaboration are essential for prevention to be successful. As such, the presentation will also provide opportunities to consider how Substance Use Disorder treatment and recovery provider networks can intersect with primary prevention through coordination or integration of services from the perspective of primary prevention. A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPCs specialty prevention provider network, with particular experience or focus on prevention interventions. This portion of the presentation is intended to assist SUD providers in identifying and addressing real world considerations in implementing prevention services.

  • Recreational and Medical Cannabis: What Providers Need to Know
    SAPC and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) hold a quarterly lecture series on current and emergent topics of interest in the substance use disorder research and treatment. Leading researchers and treatment practitioners provide attendees with state-of-the-art, evidence-based information on substance abuse treatment and prevention. UCLA-ISAP and SAPC currently provides continuing education units for counselors, clinicians, nurses, and other professionals in the substance abuse field who attend the lecture as well as CMEs for medical professionals.

    Date & Time: Friday, September 30, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 pm. PDT

    Number of CE credits: 3.0
    *The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs).  UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812).  UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  Course meets the qualifications for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1123), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0825), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151).  CE credit will be awarded six-eight weeks after the virtual training.  Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.
    This lecture series will describe the epidemiology of cannabis use in the United States.  A brief overview of data on cannabis use in Los Angeles County will be presented.  Cannabis pharmacology will be discussed, as well as its acute and chronic physical and psychological effects.  Current research on how cannabis is used as a medical intervention and the legal questions that still surround medical cannabis, despite its legalization in many states, will be explored.  Specific strategies that clinicians can utilize to communicate effectively with patients who are using cannabis for either medical or recreational purposes or who are considering its use will be presented.  A panel discussion will follow this presentation featuring representatives from SAPC’s specialty provider network with particular experience or focus on Cannabis use and Cannabis Use Disorder in youth, adult and transitional age youth (TAY) patients as well as representative from SAPC’s Harm Reduction unit.

    UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) CME is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    UCLA ISAP CME designates that this training course qualifies for the provision of a maximum of one (3.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ of Continuing Medical Education (CME).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM (  Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.


Prevention Resources
  • Community Prevention Initiative (CPI):  Background (Information Here)
  • Center for Research Applied Solutions (CARS) - Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) Resource Catalog (Information Here)
Archived Webinars

Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Online Trainings DSM Resources
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA): Background on DSM-5 and Substance Use Disorders (Information Here)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) - Background on DSM-5 and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders (Information Here)
  • Alphine Recovery Services Inc. - DSM-5 and its use by chemical dependency professionals (Information Here)
  • Change Companies - What’s New in DSM-5 and the New ASAM Criteria?: Implications in an Era of Healthcare Reform (referenced in ASAM Criteria Section) (Information Here)
Archived Webinars

Cultural Competency Training and Resources

Homeless Cultural Competency Training Resources for Cultural Competency Archived Webinars

Youth and Young Adult

  • Learn Psychology - Addiction on College Campuses: Expert Insight and Resources for Students who need help (Information Here)
  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies - Ethics for Addiction Counselors Working with Adolescents (Archived Webinar)

Special Populations

Criminal Justice Populations Webinars
  • The Evidence Behind Medication Assisted Therapies and Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction (Information Here)
  • From Grant Funds to State Appropriations (Information Here)
  • Implementation Science and the Importance of Fidelity: Replicating Evidence-Based Practices (Information Here)
  • Addressing the Intersection Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems (Information Here)
  • Innovations in Public Defense: Using a Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Justice System (Information Here)
  • Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure (Information Here)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment in Jails and Community-Based Settings (Information Here)
  • Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System (Information Here)
  • Reentry Planning to Support Post-Release Engagement and Retention in Community Treatment (Information Here)
  • The Affordable Care Act: Implications for the Criminal Justice System( Information Here)
  • Life after Incarceration: Current Policy Landscape & Toolkit for Professionals (Information Here)
Archived Webinars
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