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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.

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.

Available On the Spot Topics detailed below

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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

No registration is required to attend an OtS session. Participants are welcome to join anytime during the one-hour "hotline" forum. You can join via phone, PC, or tablet, however joining via web-cam is strongly encouraged.

“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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Videoconferencing to Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday beginning May 12, 2020
9:00 am (PT) / 10:00 am (MT) / 11:00 am (CT) / 12:00 pm (ET)

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. 

The CoE-PHI will participate in this series on August 25 and September 22 to provide guidance on privacy law application to telehealth delivery of SUD services, ​as well as information about the recent changes to the federal SUD privacy regulations (42 CFR Part 2) and upcoming changes to implement the CARES Act. Ample time for Q&A will be provided.  

Due to the anticipated number of participants logging in, registration IS required to receive the zoom login information for each session. 

To join click on the date of the session below to register 


Registration for July 14, 2020 session

Registration for July 28, 2020 session

  • Guest: Julie Bonnell, LPC, LAC, MAC, SAP - will highlight the impact, challenges, successes and future of moving from all in-person to virtual court, DMV-ordered education, and therapy sessions for impaired driving offenses in response to COVID.
  • Clinical Consultant & Co-host: Maryellen Evers, LCSW, CAADC

Registration for August 11, 2020 session

  • Guest: Margarete (Maggie) Loghry, MSW, LCSW
  • Clinical Consultant & Co-host: Sandnes S. Boulanger, LCSW, MCAP

Registration for August 25, 2020 session

Registration for September 8, 2020 session

  • Guest: Margarete (Maggie) Loghry, MSW, LCSW
  • Clinical Consultant & Co-host: Maryellen Evers, LCSW, CAADC

Registration for September 22, 2020 session


Participants are encouraged to join anytime during the one-hour discussion and can join via phone, PC, or tablet.

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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 intensive technical assistance not training.