Event Details

LOCUS Train the Trainer - January 28-29

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Start Date Monday, January 28, 2019
End Date Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Event Times Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Training: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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Event Details LOCUS is defined at the Level of Care Utilization System which is an assessment and placement instrument created by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (A.A.C.P). This system is used for evaluating the current status of clients and their needs based on six evaluation dimensions, which then results to a level of care placement recommendation. This decision support tool is used to help measure and document clinical necessity for client placement.
This training is designed to develop LOCUS trainers who will provide training to practitioners with responsibility for determining the level of care for persons receiving adult mental health services. Part of the pre-authorization and re-authorization process is prioritized on current needs and not diagnosis.
Fees There is no fee to attend this training. Training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Agenda Day 1:
8:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome & Historical Perspectives, Foundations, & Principles
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Review of ‘Dimensions’ & ‘Levels of Care’
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Scoring of LOCUS
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Case Study #1
1:30 PM – 2:30 – Case Study #2
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Review of Case Studies
3:00 PM – Conclusion of Day 1

Day 2:
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 – Review of ‘Dimensions’
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Review of ‘Levels of Care’
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Scoring of LOCUS
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Case Study #3
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Post Test
3:00 PM – Conclusion of Training
Objective 1. Understand the context of LOCUS in clinical decision making which includes the assessment for the immediate needs of the client and monitoring changes in client status or placement over time.
2. Understand three basic components of the instrument (the evaluation parameters for assessment needs, six levels of service care and the scoring methodology).
3. Understand each LOCUS dimension as it relates to specific behavior conditions exhibited by the client.
4. Understand the levels of care as outlined in the instrument.
5. Understand how the measured needs of a client translates to a level of care placement using one of the scoring methods (includes admissions, continued stay reviews, and discharge planning).
6. Understand how to resolve differences between the recommended level of care obtained from LOCUS and those determined on the basic of clinical judgment.
7. Demonstrate a level of competency using the LOCUS instrument and the necessary knowledge to train others on the use of this instrument.
8. Understand how LOCUS fidelity is demonstrated through reliability and validity measures.
9. Develop techniques to assist their future learners in problem solving through LOCUS challenges.
10. Examine core skills needed to assess the competency of those they train.
Who Should Attend This training contains appropriate content for Intake Staff, Assessment Staff, Clinicians, Case Managers, and Social Workers (beginning, intermediate and/or advanced practitioners) who work in the Michigan public health system.
Presenter(s) Jack Stevenson, MS, is the primary marketer and trainer for the LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System) and the child and adolescent version called CALOCUS - both developed by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 10.0 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.

Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this conference, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved. You will turn in the top sheet & retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.

Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training; cward@cmham.org.; 517-374-6848

Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.

Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 10.0 contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: While there is no fee for this event, we request written cancellation notice 10 business days before event (cpalmer@cmham.org) if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered. Cancellation and Substitution Process: Simply sign into your account, click "View My Registrations," click the event and click, "Edit" for a substitution, or "Cancel Order" and follow the prompts.
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