LOCUS P.A.S. Train the Trainer - Kalamazoo

February 19-20, 2018 - Four Points by Sheraton, Kalamazoo

Event Details: 

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LOCUS is defined at the Level of Care Utilization System which is an assessment and placement instrument created by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (A.A.C.P). This system is used for evaluating the current status of clients and their needs based on six evaluation dimensions, which then results to a level of care placement recommendation. This decision support tool is used to help measure and document clinical necessity for client placement. This training is designed to develop LOCUS trainers who will provide training to practitioners with responsibility for determining the level of care for persons receiving adult mental health services. Part of the pre-authorization and re-authorization process is prioritized on current needs and not diagnosis.

About the Presenter:

Jack Stevenson, MS (Deerfield Behavioral Health) 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.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan has provided funding for this initiative.

Continuing Education Credits: Total of 10 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 10.0 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.  Course Delivery Method: Face-to-Face seminar.

Substance Abuse: The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) (Formerly Michigan Association of CMH Boards) 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 10 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 CEUs 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 CEUs in the future.  This rule will be strictly followed.


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.

Monday, February 19, 2018 to Tuesday, February 20, 2018, (All day) - (All day)
Four Points by Sheraton - Kalamazoo
3600 E. Cork St Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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