This 3-hour course will examine drug courts from an integrated process – the blending of treatment with legal case processing. Additional topics reviewed will include screening and assessment of adult substance abusing offenders, ethical issues for drug court practitioners, and the key components for drug and other specialty courts.
By participating in this internet based course the trainee will:
- Gain a broader understanding of treatment drug courts as an integrated approach
- Understand the necessary components to include in the drug court structure
- Identify specific screening and assessment tools appropriate for substance abusing offenders
- Increase knowledge related to legal and ethical issues for drug court participants and practitioners
Your Course Instructor:
Diane Sherman, Ph.D., NCAC-II
Dr. Diane Sherman is an organizational consultant and national trainer. She has worked in the substance abuse profession since 1975. In her consulting services, she has three specific areas of focus: coaching, consultation, and continuing education. Dr. Sherman provides Executive Coaching for those persons seeking to maximize their leadership potential. She is a CARF surveyor and consultant for agencies seeking or maintaining national accreditation. Presently she is responsible for monitoring substance abuse services for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Dr. Sherman also conducts continuing education opportunities with Brown University through the Northeast Addiction Transfer and Technology Center. Over her professional tenure, Diane has trained nationally for NAADAC, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, CARF, Southeast School of Addiction Studies, South Carolina Behavioral Health Services Association, Tennessee Advanced School on Addiciton, and locally for Georgia Department of Human Resources, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, and Georgia Addiction Counselors Association.