LOCUS Case Coaching - Kalamazoo

February 21, 2018 - Four Points by Sheraton, Kalamazoo

Event Details: 

Click Here to Register

This course is designed to help further develop current LOCUS trainer’s skills and understanding by the use of lecture, additional case vignettes, Q & A, group discussion and logistics. This training will help provide consultation and coaching for practitioners who have already completed the LOCUS TNT course for sustainability of Fidelity. Attendees will review goals to be accomplished through LOCUS training and identify training techniques and obstacles that will help develop clinical examples relevant to the Dimensional Criteria. This will help establish comping techniques to use with difficult participants. This training will also help to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each level of care that will help create consistency. 

Featuring: Jack Stevenson, MS - Deerfield Behavioral Health Jack Stevenson is the primary marketer and trainer for the LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System) and the child and adolescent version called CALOCUS - both developed by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

Training Fee: There is no fee to attend this training.  Training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.  Registration is required and space is limited.

Goals & Objectives:

  1. Create consistency in Level of Care Determination
  2. Utilize a shared view of resource intensity along a continuum of care.
  3. Match clinical needs to service intensity.
  4. Identify service gaps within a System of Care, which will help enhance or maintain services when LOC is unavailable.
  5. Identify and share clinical examples that help to illustrate use of criteria.
  6. Identify and resolve training issues encountered by Trainers.

**You must have participated in last year’s LOCUS: Train the Trainer or have already been previously trained to teach the LOCUS tool to attend this training**

Continuing Education Credits: Total of 5 CEUs

Social Work: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) (Formerly Michigan Association of CMH Boards), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  CMHAM maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 11/10/16-11/10/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

Substance Abuse: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) to sponsor educational training for professional certification. CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals participating in this training will receive 5 related-contact hours.

Certificate Awarded:  At the conclusion of this conference, you turn in your Verification of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be initialed.  You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate of participation.

Evaluation: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor.  If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation of the training or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CE for the entire training.  Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CE in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.

Training Fee: There is no fee to attend this training.  Training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included.  Registration is required and space is limited.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

Special Needs:

*Arrangements for special needs will be honored for those written requests received 10 business days prior to the conference.  Clearly state your specific needs for mobility assistance, interpreters, etc. Attempts for on-site requests will be made.

Since there is no fee for this event, we request written cancellation notice if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.  This assists us with meal counts and allows others to attend who may have been turned away because of limited space.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton - Kalamazoo
3600 E. Cork St Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
To make a reservation: Copy and paste this URL into your browser - Select check-in and check-out dates to receive special rate.