Training Webinar May 12, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Moving Beyond Compliance to Lasting Change:
Treatment and Systems Implications
By: David Mee-Lee, M.D.
David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Based in Davis, CA, he trains and consults both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mee-Lee has been Chief Editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Criteria for all previous and current editions. He is President of DML Training and Consulting and is a co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education, Teaneck, NJ. Dr. Mee-Lee has over forty years of experience in person-centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.
To achieve the goals of increased public safety, decreased crime, and safety for families and children, participants in treatment courts need to be engaged in a self-change, accountable treatment process. In the past, the focus has been on compliance to phases and program rules, rather than working on attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors to produce lasting change.
Understanding the science of behavior change to promote lasting accountable recovery has implications for how treatment and justice systems need to change. Individualized treatment using the concepts and constructs of The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Criteria and motivational interviewing and other evidence-based practices can help engage participants in lasting change. Systems change is needed on how to use therapeutic adjustments, sanctions and incentives, and what to do about substance use while in treatment.
This interactive workshop will discuss how treatment providers and treatment courts can work together to move individuals beyond compliance with mandated treatment to engage participants in responsible, accountable change.