Event Details

Not Just for Placement

March 23, 2018
(“snow date” March 29)

Montpelier Elks Lodge
Montpelier, Vermont

Registration 8:30 am

Workshop begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:30 pm


The ASAM Patient Placement Criteria were developed to establish a common language and set of standards for determining the optimal level of care for a patient with substance use disorders. Acuity of symptoms rather than diagnosis drive the decision making process. In addition, the services provided at each level of care are identified. This workshop will provide a demonstration as to the use of the PPC-3 both for level of care determination as well as its use as a patient progress assessment tool.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Utilize the PPC-3 as a means of communicating with patients and other agencies the rationale for placement referrals.

  • Utilize PPC-3 Dimension V as a clinical tool that demonstrates patient motivation and progress in their identification of their role in their recovery(s)

  • Identify through the use of the PPC-3 what additional services may beneeded when a patient is not demonstrating expected progress.


Todd W. Mandell, M.D. attended the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his training in Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1989. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Mandell has more than 25 years of experience in the field of co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and served as the Medical Director of the Vermont Department of Health and Human Services Division of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs. In addition, he was actively involved with the Vermont Integrated Services Initiative for co-occurring psychiatry and substance abuse disorders.

He has also provided teaching and technical assistance for projects sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is a past president of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Who Should Attend?



Interested Medical Providers

Morning coffee service will be provided

Breakfast & lunch will be on your own

CEUs Are Approved for:


Clinical Mental Health Counselors

Certified Marriage and Family Therapists

Non-licensed and Noncertified Psychotherapists

Social Workers

Psychological Examiners

through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

This Event is Sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health

There is no cost to attend

  • When: Fri Mar. 23
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Address: 203 Country Club Road
    Montpelier VT,US 802-223-2600

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