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Recovery Support Services Along the Continuum of Substance Use DisorderTreatment

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and 
the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology 
Transfer Center 
Presents a Special Training on: 

Recovery Support Services Along the Continuum of Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Live Virtual Lecture Series offered via Zoom 


Featured Presenters and Panelists:

Andrew S. Kurtz, MA, MFT, Clinical Specialist, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (HHS Region 9)
David Hindman, Ph.D., Chief, Clinical Standards and Training Unit, Substance Abuse Prevention & Control, LACDPH 
Kyle Kennedy, Manager, Quality of Care Unit, Systems of Care Branch, Substance Abuse Prevention & Control, LACDPH 
Elle Schwab, Ph.D, RSS Senior Clinical Supervisor, Tarzana Treatment Center
Bill Tarkanian, Director of Program Services, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA)


This Lecture Series presentation will review frameworks for planning Recovery Support Services (RSS), an important component of the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment continuum. Identifying appropriate supports to enhance an individual’s health within, as well as outside of, the context of formal SUD treatment services is an essential component of maintaining a focus on recovery. This presentation will provide participants with information and activities to integrate effective Recovery Support Services (RSS) at different stages along a continuum of care to improve patient retention and engagement.  A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPCs specialty treatment provider network, with particular experience or focus on recovery support services. This portion of the presentation is intended to assist SUD providers in identifying and addressing real world considerations in implementing recovery support services.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

1)    Formulate two (2) examples of supports within each of the four (4) categories of Recovery Capital.
2)    Distinguish two (2) factors that contribute to reduced treatment engagement among people with SUD and other co-occurring chronic health conditions.
3)    Analyze two (2) strategies to address cultural and linguistic barriers of access, and participation in Recovery Support Services (RSS)  in Los Angeles County.
4)    Operate three (3) Recovery Support Services (RSS)-focused quality improvement measures that indicate effective program performance.

Continuing Education: 

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1121),   CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE,   #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP,    #151). CE credit will be awarded six-eight weeks after the virtual training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the UCLA-Integrated Substance Abuse Program.  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
This activity is not commercially supported.
Nurses receive a Certificate of Attendance. According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.
Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 11075 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025) or by phone (310- 267-5397).
Please contact Brandy Oeser at 310-267-5331 or via email at [email protected] if you have questions, concerns, special needs, or require additional information before registering for this training. 

Starts: Sep. 24, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: Sep. 24, 2021 1:15 pm
Registration Deadline
September 20, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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