Training Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Evidence-based behavioral approaches help engage people in drug abuse treatment, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances and environmental cues that may trigger intense craving for drugs and prompt another cycle of compulsive abuse.  See below for the evidence-based practices accepted for Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) participation.

Upcoming Events


DMC Training Plan​


PHC Sponsored Trainings

Seeking Safety:  Ukiah

Martha Schmitz, PhD
February 9, 2018 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn more and register here​​​​

ODS-DMC Documentation Training

The training and accompanying manual can be used as a guide in meeting DMC/DMC-ODS regulations, for maintaining the quality of treatment services and for avoiding recoupments assessed as a result of documentation/program deficiencies. Participants will learn the skills to engage clients and develop recovery oriented, client-centered, ASAM-based care plans.

Jan Tice, PhD

Full day trainings

March 26, 2018, Fairfield
March 27, 2018, Ukiah 
March 29, 2018, Eureka
March 30, 2018, Redding

Follow-up 1/2 day trainings

May 14, 2018, Redding
May 15, 2018, Eureka
May 17, 2018, Ukiah
May 18, 2018, Fairfield

**Registration and more information coming soon**



Quality Assurance-A Training: Introduction to 42 CFR Part 438 Quality Improvement

This is the introductory Quality Assurance-A training that introduces participants to the 42 CFR Part 438 Quality Improvement (QI) requirements in a County plan. The goal of this training is: Development of Quality Improvement Plans, as a component of a County's DMC-ODS Implementation Plan, which complies with the State Department of Health Care Services (DMC) Terms and Conditions.

December 5, 2017

Learn more and register he​re​​​.


Conferences and Trainings

Advanced Skills in Motivational Interviewing

Advancing Skills in Motivational Interviewing is a Two-Day Workshop to promote the skill development and create strategies to create motivational interviewing learning communities. ​

January 10-11, 2018

Learn more here.

The Eighth Annual Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Building Lives Beyond Trauma​

The Symposium will feature high-quality presentations targeting strategies that are culturally relevant, as well as many workshops focusing on the unique needs of people receiving substance use disorder services.
April 5-6, 2018

Learn more her​e​.

18th Annual Behavioral Health Informatics Conference and Exposition
Meeting the infromation management needs of mental health and substance use programs.
May 2-3, 2018
Learn more and register her​e​.

Past Events​

ASAM Training Series: 

Understanding the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria in the Context of the California Treatment System

June 30, 2017 - ASAM Criteria-A​:  Introduction

Recording:  coming soon

July 28, 2017 - ASAM Criteria-B​:  Documentation

Recording: coming soon

August 30, 2017 — ASAM Criteria-C:  Re-assessment, Tool Review

Recording: coming soon​


Yvonne Frazier

(916) 379-5324

Kim Waterman

(916) 379-5348