CJE ATA CLE on DUI Assessments


Assessment & Treatment Associates is conducting a CLE for CJE members on DUI Assessments. The CLE will be held at Regus Center, Carillon Point, Kirkland on November 15 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a complimentary lunch provided by ATA.

The presentation will include a brief history of chemical dependency assessments in Washington State as it relates to court referred patients. ATA will discuss the following topics:

  • Progression from vague diagnostic categories developed by a Department of Licensing and DSHS Joint Commission to the implementation of the use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and it’s specific criteria for diagnosing substance related conditions. This will include the recent elimination of the distinction between substance abuse and substance dependence and the merging of their criteria into one category title Substance Use Disorder with the severity of the disorder determined by the number of criteria met.
  • The removal of “recurrent sub- stance-related legal problems” as a criterion.
  • The transition away from set length programs to the required use of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for objectively determining appropri- ate level of care and ongoing length ofstayintreatment.Itisoftenmisun- derstood that the treatment indicated in an assessment letter is only an es- timate and actual length must be de- termined by progress with only two exceptions, that is, for mandatory minimum programs subject to RCW 10.05 or RCW 46.61.5056.
  • A discussion of the additional requirements for DUI Assessments un- der WAC 388-877B-0550 as well as a demonstration of the CD assessment process.

A big thanks to ATA Executive Director Steve Uhrich and Clinical Director Sharon Fenton for working with CJE Director Andrew Huff to put this CLE together. ATA has been a long-time corporate member and supporter of CJE. Learn more about ATA’s services at www.assesstreat.com.

The WSBA has granted 4 CLE credits.

Space will be limited. Complimentary sandwiches and beverages will be provided for attendees.


Friday, November 15, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Carillon Point Regus Center
5400 Carillon Point Road
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Call Sharon Fenton at ATA at (425) 289-1600 or CJE Administrative Director Greg McDonald at (206) 456-6911, ext 202 for more information or if you have any questions.