Webinar: What is Multidimensional Assessment: Matching Services to Needs and Strengths

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Recorded On: 11/09/2018

Webinar Overview

Join Dr. David Mee-Lee, leading expert in substance use disorder treatment and Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria®, for an informative webinar that will explain state of the art addiction assessment and treatment. The webinar will describe the multi-dimensional assessment and level of care placement decisions found in The ASAM Criteria, with a focus on criminal justice settings. This webinar, which is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, is designed especially for counselors, social workers, therapists, case managers, and others who provide drug treatment services in drug courts.

Learning Objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss attitudes about substance use, the definition of addiction, and the role of multidimensional assessments in state-of-the-art addiction treatment.
  2. Review characteristics of state-of-the-art addiction treatment, the guiding principles of The ASAM Criteria, and their applications in criminal justice settings.
  3. Apply The ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment to individualize treatment and move courts from program-driven treatment to a continuum of outcomes-driven services that improves participant outcomes.
  4. Discuss how to achieve accountable change in drug court participants through the common language of The ASAM Criteria and a focus on “doing treatment and change” not “doing time”.

David Mee-Lee


David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Based in Davis, California, he trains and consults both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) Criteria for the Treatment of Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions and is President of DML Training and Consulting. He is co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education. Dr. Mee-Lee has forty years of experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.


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