Dr. David Mee-Lee Chief Editor of ASAM joins AcademicAddiction.Com

Industry: Psychology

AcademicAddiction.Com now adds an exclusive online class for the criteria of ASAM along with Dr. Eric Gentry offering Certification for Trauma and Addiction.

Miami, FL (PRUnderground) April 21st, 2015

Dr. David Mee-Lee has taken part in AcademicAddiction.Com’s mission of Excellence by offering an exclusive course about ASAM and the important criteria to create comprehensive and individualized treatment plans.  David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Based in Davis, California, he trains and consults both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Criteria for the Treatment of Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions and is Senior Vice President of The Change Companies. He is also a Senior Fellow, Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University, Washington, DC. Dr. Mee-Lee has over thirty years experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions.

The ASAM criteria, also known as the ASAM patient placement criteria, is the result of a collaboration that began in the 1980s to define one national set of criteria for providing outcome-orientated and results-based care in the treatment of addiction. Today the criteria has become the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The ASAM criteria is required in over 30 states.

We would like to thank Dr. David Mee-Lee for this opportunity and if you would like to learn more about this course, registration begins April 28th.  We will offer this 16 hour course with DVD’s, Consultation and Supervision.  If you would like to learn more about AcademicAddiction.Com or the many courses we offer please visit www.AcademicAddiction.Com

His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue and he published these effects in several journals.

Dr. Gentry has joined AcademicAddiction to offer an exclusive Certification in Trauma and Addiction. Dr. Gentry was original faculty, curriculum designer and Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. In 2001, he became the co- director and moved this institute to the University of South Florida where it became the International Traumatology Institute. In 2010, he began the International Association of Trauma Professionals—a training and certification body—for which he is vice-president. He has trained thousands of professionals to more effectively treat traumatic stress.

In 2005, Hogrefe and Huber published Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery—a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress for which Dr. Gentry is a co-author. The third edition of this text was released in 2015. He is the author of numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.

Dr. Gentry is a licensed psychotherapist with over 33 years of clinical practice. He is the CEO and owner of Compassion Unlimited– a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice—in Sarasota, FL.

You can learn more about the course and Dr. Gentry by visiting AcademicAddiction.Com along with registration and live dates July 9th and 10th.

We have courses for Recovery Coaching, Anger Management, Mindfulness, Trauma, Life and Wellness, Intervention Training and much, much more.

About AcademicAddiction.Com

The field of addictions is notorious for being unprofessional and sleepy. Academic Addiction stands for integrity and professionalism in the field with the most cutting edge approaches in Addictions. It came about as a way to bring the top quality people together to revolutionize the field and provide a uniformed top quality educational program to turn out top quality people and keep the people already in the field on top of their game.

We selected Top Industry Experts, Television Series Hosts and Mental Health Professionals that stand for the same type of quality and integrity that Academic Addiction stands for. I think we should also mention something about how providing a top quality education and keeping people in the field up to date on clinical info de-stigmatizes the profession of Addictions because the classes are not being taught based on someone’s recovery or personal experience with Addiction but rather evidence based material that is valid and reliable. In the case of someone in recovery who wants to go into the field of addictions it provides the best of both worlds. The personal knowledge of recovery along with educational training preparing them to make a difference in the field.

The Academy was originally founded with a vision of helping others to become successful working in the Addiction Coaching and Intervention arena. The goal was to give students and professionals the proper training and assist them to stand out in the field. Historically, the school’s focus has been toward the adult learner who desires to enhance their career and is looking for an online platform that can accommodate their special needs. AcademicAddiction.Com is a NAADAC approved LEVEL 1 Educational Provider. Each of our students will receive full NAADAC Certificate of Completion along with Earned Credit Hours for each course they complete along with our Academy Diploma. All students and professionals who register and complete each course receive a free Directory Listing on our site, which will increase their referrals or client generation immediately.

Our team members and speakers are industry leaders in their specific education sector and have been seen or interviewed Nationally and internationally on programs such as Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew, and on networks including Fox, NBC, CNN and Investigation Discovery. In order to become successful, we want you to learn only from the BEST to BECOME the BEST!

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