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ASAM Criteria Training


with Gerald Shulman

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 9 am

This workshop is designed for participants who have with little or no experience using the criteria. The workshop will describe the six ASAM Dimensions and their application. The levels of care will be described. The changes in the most recent edition of the Criteria including the four special populations (populations for which there was difficulty applying the criteria), sections of gambling and smoking, and the relationships between smoking and relapse. Changes in the DSM-5 on substance use disorder diagnoses will be discussed. Attention will be paid to co-occurring disorders. In the two day workshop, there will be case studies on the application of the criteria giving participants an opportunity to apply what they have learned to the “real world.” The two-day workshop will go into depth in the description of the criteria providing for more technology transfer including the application of the learning in a number of different case studies, both adult and adolescent. The goal of this two-day workshop is to have participants begin using the Criteria immediately upon conclusion of the training.

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Assess clients in each of the six ASAM Dimensions;
  • Use the assessment data to select the appropriate services and level of care;
  • Apply the changes in the DSM-5 substance use disorder diagnoses to their assessments;
  • Use the assessment data to select initial areas of concern on the treatment plan.

Target Audience for this training includes: psychologists, licensed therapists, staff who conduct PCPC assessments, and those who play a part in the decision-making process. Attendees should be credentialed counselors or clinicians, certified addictions counselors, registered nurses, psychologists and physicians, etc.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Gerald Shulman is a psychologist and Master Addiction Counselor who has provided direct care, supervising treatment and consultation for more than 50 years. He is the author of all four editions of the ASAM Criteria and has provided his expertise for insurance companies, schools, armed forces, professional associations and treatment programs throughout the country. 

A Zoom link will be sent 24-48 hours prior to the training.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Robert Hersey at or (904) 239-7186.

SBIRT Module 2:Screening


with Tracy McPherson, PhD

Calendar Sep 29, 2021 at 12 pm

One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. This training will provide an overview of valid, brief screening tools for substance use and discuss how to determine the recommended level of intervention based on level of risk. Participants will learn how to introduce screening to adolescents and how to relate screening score results to level of risk and appropriate level of intervention. This training will review the CRAFFT+N 2.1, S2BI, and the APA Emerging Measures for use with adolescents, providing instructions and scoring for each.

Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, you will receive sample scripts and role plays to gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training.

QPR Gatekeeper Training (Suicide Prevention)


with Julie Emmer

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 2 pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

For professionals and community members serving or residing in Duval County.

You will receive a Zoom link 48-hours prior to the training.

Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response - NARCAN Training


with Nancy Rice

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 10 am

Overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States--surpassing car accidents. With the recent increase in opioid overdoses, it is more important than ever to know to recognize and respond to an overdose. Attendees will:

  • Gain a better understanding of opioids and how they work
  • Learn the scope of the opioid epidemic locally and nationally
  • Identify the signs of an overdose
  • How to respond to an overdose
  • How to administer the life-saving opioid medication NARCAN nasal spray. (Note: NARCAN kits will not be provided. How/where to obtain NARCAN will be discussed.)
  • Understand Florida's overdose prevention laws

The trainingis provided by LSF Health Systems State Opioid Response Project Team Lead. Groups may request a specialized training by emailing the presenter, Nancy Rice, at  

Training will be offered virtually on Tues, October 19th from 10am - 11:30am. A Zoom link will be sent at least 48 hours in advance. For questions, email or at (904) 383-8012



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Domestic Violence 101


with Julie Emmer

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 1 pm

This Domestic Violence training will allow participants to learn about the prevalence and warning signs of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. They will also learn what to say and do to help survivors access help safely. Specifically, participants will learn about resources available through both Hubbard House and the MHRC LINK to Life Suicide Prevention Care Coordination team.

For professionals and community members serving or residing in Duval County.

You will receive a Zoom link 48-hours prior to the training.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Robert Hersey at or (904) 239-7186.

FACT Program Training


with Lauren Plinkinton

Calendar Oct 27, 2021 at 2 pm

This training will provide attendees a better understanding of the ACT model and provide an opportunity to ask any questions surrounding the FACT team.

A Zoom link will be sent to all participants 24-48 hours prior to the training.

About FACT, per the Department of Children and Families (DCF):

In an effort to promote independent, integrated living for individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders, Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams provide a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a week, multidisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive care to people where they live, work or go to school, and spend their leisure time. The programmatic goals are to prevent recurrent hospitalization and incarceration and improve community involvement and overall quality of life for program participants. FACT teams assume responsibility for directly providing the majority of treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals. Emphasis is on recovery, choice, outreach, relationship-building, and individualization of services. Enhancement funds are available to assist with housing costs, medication costs, and other needs identified in the recovery planning process. The number of contacts and the frequency at which they are provided is set through collaboration rather than service limits. Statewide, there are 33 FACT teams staffed with a psychiatrist, licensed mental health professionals, nurses, a vocational specialist, a substance abuse specialist, peer specialists and case managers. Each team serves 100 individuals with an average caseload of 1:12.

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Virtual: Domestic Violence 101


with Lesley Hersey

Calendar Nov 4, 2021 at 12 pm

In this training we will: 

•Establish a Definition of Domestic Violence

•better understand the victim

•better understand the batterer

•Determine who is the batterer

•Provide resources

For more informaiton, contact Lesley Hersey 904-624-2804. 

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Virtual High Fidelity Wraparound 101


with Samantha Lawson

Calendar Nov 10, 2021 at 9 am

**A note on pricing: Please be advised when registering that this course is only free for Lutheran Services of Florida Health Systems contracted providers and is $250 for non-contracted organizations.**

High Fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-informed practice we use to operationalize System of Care values, typically when providing case management to youth and families. Wraparound is a three day training that will help provide additional tools to implement a team-based, highly individualized planning process to assist youth in reaching their goals. This 101 training is specially designed for case managers, supervisors, and others who plan to move forward with becoming certified in Wraparound. Training cost includes additional hours for remote technical assistance and coaching in order to achieve certification. Agency teams are encouraged to attend. 

The training curriculum is AHCA approved for 24 of the 50 hours required for the behavioral health case management certification. Participants will receive one copy of the participant manual, handouts, helpful strategies and tips, forms for Florida Certification Board, and CEU's (if applicable). 

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