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Special Process Alert: Notice of DLA Training

April 6, 2017

On April 20 and 21, LifeWays will be sponsoring a set of trainings on the DLA-20, an evidence based assessment tool our network will be utilizing to establish areas of need and monitor recovery.  The training will be conducted by MTM consultants who come highly recommended by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

The April 20 training will be broken down into the following two trainings (with lunch at 12p):

8:30 am - 12:30 pm | DLA-20 for Adults with Mental Illness

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | DLA-20 for Adults with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities

All Case Managers, Supports Coordinators, ACT clinicians, and Therapists serving adult recipients within the LifeWays Network are required to receive this training.  If the clinician's practice is limited to one of the two groups above, attendance at only the relevant training is required.  If the clinician serves both populations in the course of his/her work, attendance at both training modules is required.  Completion of the training will result in certification to use the DLA-20 as an assessment tool.

The April 20 trainings will be provided at a cost of $30.00 per participant per session.

Please click here to register for one or both of the April 20 trainings.


Train the Trainers


The April 21 training date will be used to certify a subset of clinicians to be DLA-20 trainers and will be a half day training.


8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | DLA-20 Training for Trainers


Certification as a DLA-20 trainer will provide tangible benefits to provider agencies and will reduce an organization's DLA-20 training costs as new staff are on-boarded.  Individuals identified to participate in the April 21 training must attend one of the modules on April 20 either MI or I/DD.


The April 21 training will be provided at a cost of $400.00 per participant. The fee for each of April 20 trainings will be $5.00 for provider organizations identifying a clinician to be certified as a trainer. 


Successful certification as a trainer will allow your organization to train all new staff directly and potentially contract with LifeWays to participate in a DLA-20 training corps we will develop to provide ongoing training to network clinicians. 


For those unable to attend the April 20 training and to address the needs of new clinical staff within the network, LifeWays will be developing a training corps using trainers who have successfully completed certification.  These trainings will be scheduled as soon as the process for certifying DLA-20 trainers is complete and will be provided to Network clinicians at a cost of $30.00 per participant per session. 


To register for one or both of the April 20 trainings, please click here.


To register an individual for the April 21 Train the Trainer, please provide:

  • Name
  • Agency
  • Current Position

To Jennifer Fitch, LifeWays Clinical Training Coordinator at or 517.796.4594.

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