TA Q&A Webinars

Open Format “Office Hours” style Q&A and Technical Assistance on topics including:

For providers including direct service staff and leadership in the Public Behavioral Health System, Technical Assistance is available via office-hours w

  • Person-Centered Care Planning
  • Person-Centered Assessments 
  • Narrative Summaries that demonstrate Medical Necessity
  • Supervising Person-Centered Care
  • Functional Assessments including the DLA-20
  • Documentation and Progress Noting
  • Critical Time Intervention Implementation

For providers including direct service staff and leadership in the Public Behavioral Health System, Technical Assistance is available via office-hours webinars. Participants may log in to address questions that arise when implementing these practices. Special attention will be given to using functional assessment ratings to inform objectives and interventions consistent with empirically supported practices. 

Via a secure online format, participant volunteers will be guided through group problem-solving on scoring in different scenarios, using de-identified deVia a secure online format, participant volunteers will be guided through group problem-solving on scoring in different scenarios, using de-identified descriptions of relevant cases to inform ratings of functioning in DLA-20 domains, and on person-centered planning interventions to support progress in moving through barriers/challenges identified through person centered assessments. Participants will be able to submit questions in advance and live via webinar tools.     

In addition addressing any questions participants bring to the group, facilitator will offer special foci on topics relevant to community providers.

Register for an upcoming session:

Special Topic: Accuracy in DLA-20 Ratings. What to do when team members disagree? Addressing common errors and misunderstandings.

Date: Tuesday June 9, 2020 Time: 9:30-10:30 am Register Here

Special Topic: Troubleshooting Contact Notes and Documentation Issues. Strategies for accurate and efficient documentation.

Date: Tuesday July 7, 2020 Time: 9:30-10:30 am Register Here

Special Topic: Incorporating Evidence Based Practices into treatment planning. Making your treatment plans and contact notes clearly reflect your programs’ best practices.

Date: Tuesday August 11, 2020 Time: 9:30-10:30 am Register Here

Special Topic: Supervising to improve Person-Centered interventions. Using person-centered plans and contact notes to guide more targeted and effective supervision meetings.

Date: Tuesday September 15, 2020 Time: 9:30-10:30 am Register Here

Please Note: Due to semi-structured online format, CEUs/COAs are NOT available for Office Hours. Participation in Office Hours is not a substitute for the DLA-20 Basic training required for the for submission of service authorization/reauthorization requests for adults in Adult Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs, Mobile Treatment programs, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRPs), and Residential Rehabilitation Programs (RRPs). These training sessions are provided free of charge by the Behavioral Health Administration through the University of Maryland’s Training and Evidence-Based Practice Centers.  To request individual or group assistance please contact us at kris.wright@som.umaryland.edu.