Online courses. Blending team member
Nancy A. Roget, M.S., Principal Investigator of the
Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center
(ATTC) in Reno, NV, has developed an online version
of this curriculum. Originally designed to meet the
needs of clinicians spread out across vast rural
areas, the course is now open to participants across
Offered periodically, the 4-week course doesn’t
require participants to sign on at particular times
but does require them to read material and post responses
to questions on an electronic bulletin board. “Participants
have a whole week’s time to do the homework,”
said Ms. Roget. “That way it doesn’t interrupt
their lives or their ability to provide services to
The Mid-America ATTC, in Kansas City, MO, has adapted
the 4-week online course to include more application-to-practice
assignments. These assignments provide additional opportunities
to apply the information to professional settings.
The 6-week course is currently in pilot phase and will
be released in the Blackboard Academic Suite (Release
7.1) learning system, said Mid-America ATTC Director
Pat Stilen, LCSW, CADAC. The Mountain West ATTC online
curriculum is available at www.mwattc.org.
The Mid-America ATTC’s online course will be
distributed through the National ATTC Network this
Checklists. The Mid-America ATTC
has also put together several checklists to accompany
the S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning curriculum, including
the S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Plan Checklist and Progress
Note Checklists. The Treatment Plan Checklist reviews
the seven problems addressed in the ASI, offers guidelines
for S.M.A.R.T. treatment planning, and provides a
model of comprehensive, individualized treatment
The Progress Note Checklists provide guidelines for
writing progress notes and producing other documentation.
“These checklists serve as a reminder and reinforcement
of S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning principles,”
explained Ms. Stilen, urging counselors to download
the checklists and laminate them for repeated use.
The checklists are available at the Mid-America ATTC
Web site at www.mattc.org/information/smart/
Curriculum Infusion Package. The
Mountain West ATTC has created a package that condenses
the material the ASI Blending Team has produced.
The ATTC distributes the CD-ROM to addiction educators.
The goal is to not only get information out to current
treatment providers but to influence the next generation
of counselors, too. To download the files, go to
and click on S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning Curriculum