The ISAP Training Center provides state-of-the-art training on a wide range of topics including the impact of substance abuse, effective treatment strategies, co-occurring disorders, and research ethics and procedures. Drawing on the expertise and experience of all ISAP investigators, the Training Center also develops opportunities to disseminate research findings to scientific and treatment communities.
The Training Center is the hub for several projects including the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Pacific Southwest ATTC), ISAP research training, the National Institute on Drug Abuse Institutional Training Grant, the Los Angeles County and Orange County Co-Occurring Disorders Training Initiatives, and several ad hoc training activities requested by members of the community. Training staff also provide in-house training in the use of the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM (SCID) and Addiction Severity Index (ASI), as well as individualized courses upon request. Since 2001, the Training Center has provided training to more than 25,000 individuals in more than 500 events.
Over the past two years, a centerpiece of Training Center activities has been the California Addiction Training and Education Series (CATES). These training events bring together treatment providers with leading experts in the field to learn new information and develop skills specific to treating substance abusing populations.
Please visit www.psattc.org for more information, or contact Thomas Freese at (310) 267-5397.