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Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. -- Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) to Make Required Data Collection Useful. (Blending Team Product)

Kansas City, MO : Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2005.

Blending Team Members: Pat Stilen, LCSW, CADAC (Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center) ; Deni Carise, PhD (Treatment Research Institute, DV Node); Nancy Roget, MS (Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center); Alicia Wendler, MA.

The Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. product (formerly "S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning") is a 6-hour continuing education curriculum package addressing how to transform required "paperwork" into clinically useful information. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is one of the most widely used tools for the assessment of substance use-related problems. Addiction counselors working in community-based treatment centers administer the ASI yet often fail to use findings to identify client problems, develop individualized treatment plans, and make referrals matched to client needs. Intake workers, counselors, supervisors, and managers often view the ASI assessment as time consuming and not clinically useful. From a program management perspective, supervisors and administrators often do not utilize treatment plans to monitor treatment outcomes and/or client retention. This course will review how to use the ASI to integrate these clinical processes.

This curriculum was developed through the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative including staff from CSAT's Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network and NIDA researchers. It was revised in Spring 2007. For information on how to obtain a print copy of this product, call 816-482-1100. (Blending Team Product, English, 2005/2007)

Keywords: Addiction Severity Index (ASI) | Blending Team Products | Blending Team Product: Tx Planning MATRS | Screening and assessment instruments | Training

Document No: 88

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians (8/5/2005), updated with revised content in May 2007.

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