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On-the-Spot (OtS) is an online opportunity for Substance Use Disorders and Recovery Support Services providers to obtain real time input on a variety of behavioral health topics. OtS is an open, one-hour forum guided by participants' questions with responses provided by Mountain Plains ATTC consultants. The goal of OtS is to serve as another tool to increase knowledge, build skills, and change practice through the adoption of evidence-based practices and promising practices.


No registration is required to attend an OtS session. Participants are welcome to join anytime during the one-hour "hotline" forum and can join via phone, PC, or tablet. Continuing Education for OtS sessions is not available and OtS sessions will not be recorded. 


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Ongoing Events

Summer Series Special Event

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Videoconferencing to Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services

3rd Wednesday of every month, 10:30 am Mountain Time / 11:30 am Central Time

Join this one-hour forum with knowledgeable providers and subject matter expert(s) who will answer questions and lead discussions around a variety of topics related to successes and challenges of using videoconferencing to offer clinical/peer recovery services via digital technologies. Please join anytime during the session to ask your questions and share your thoughts and experiences regarding the transition of services to the use of videoconferencing methods. 

To join Videoconferencing to Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day:

Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) 
              Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969



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ASAM Integration and Application – Am I doing this right?

3rd Friday of every month, 10:00 am Mountain Time / 11:00 am Central Time

Having difficulty applying and/or integrating the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria? Join this one-hour forum with a knowledgeable ASAM professional who will answer and discuss questions related to: program development; 6-dimensional assessment and treatment planning; continued service, transfer and discharge management; and other topics guided by participant questions. Participants will have the opportunity to share case studies and receive guidance on how to utilize ASAM to make informed decisions across the continuum of care.    


To join ASAM Integration and Application OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day:

Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/761231872
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) 
              Meeting ID: 761 231 872

“ASAM,” “American Society of Addiction Medicine,” “ASAM Logo,” the ASAM logos and taglines, are registered trademarks of ASAM, and are used with permission. Use of these terms is prohibited without permission of ASAM. Use of these trademarks does not constitute endorsement of this training, product, or practice by ASAM.


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On-the-Spot Summer Series

Join the Mountain Plains ATTC for a special On-the-Spot Summer Series with sizzling hot topics and on-the-go tips to make your summer workflow easy and breezy.
Guided by participant questions, subject matter experts will take you on a deeper dive into Digital Ethical Dilemmas, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Digital Peer Recovery Support to help you travel toward increasing knowledge, building skills, and changing practice through the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices.
So, hold on to your virtual device and ride the On-the-Spot wave this summer!

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, June-September, 12:00pm MT / 1:00 CT 


Discovering the Depths
of Digital Ethics

June​ 17th​ 

Come explore the depths of virtual ethical dilemmas currently faced by behavioral health and peer support specialists related to the use of technology, social networking sites, and web-based search engines. Join the discussion and bring your own scenarios, questions, and hear ideas on how to apply ethical decision-making models with ethical dilemmas.

Makin’ Waves ​
with ​Motivational 

July 15th​ 

Ambivalent about joining? Dive in and swim toward this opportunity to learn more from MI experts. This topic will provide interactive practice opportunities and resources essential to the development and/or refinement of MI skills.

Riding the
Supervision Wave

August​ 19th​

Grab your internet surfboard and learn more about clinical supervision! Discussions on how technology can provide an innovative way to approach clinical supervision, supervision on the fly, and more will be discussed.

Diving into
Digital Peer Recovery

September 16th​

Digital health technologies provide peer support services and offer other avenues by which behavioral health professionals and recovery support specialists can support patients’ recovery, increase recovery participation, and decrease the likelihood of relapse or interruption in service delivery or disease management. Take the virtual plunge and bring your digital peer support questions to this conversation.


To join On-the-Spot Summer Series use the Zoom login below:

Step 1: Click HERE to Join the Zoom Meeting Room
Step 2:
One tap mobile
             +1 669 900 6833
             Meeting ID: 930 8052 4762
             Find your local number here


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DISCLAIMER: Information exchanged and views expressed during the OtS sessions reflect the professionals' conducting the session best understanding of the science or promising practices and should not be seen as directives. We encourage all participants to reflect on the context discussed during OtS and to take that information to colleagues and/or supervisors for further discussion especially in the context of state rules or regulations.

Continuing education hours are not provided. On the Spot is considered technical assistance not training.