Registration: Golden Thread Webinar Series - Webinar



10 CEHs
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM (PST)
Location: Online
Presenter: Amanda Hankins, Jamee Millsap & Nick Tangeman

5-Week Live Online Webinar Series
June 1-29, 2021 | Every Tuesday| 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Clear and concise clinical documentation is an essential component of the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. This training will provide participants with an understanding of the “Golden Thread” concept of clinical documentation, and the skills to apply it to assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, continued assessment reviews and discharge summaries. Application of this concept can not only improve documentation, but can lead to a more client-centered and clinically-driven approach to care.

Educational Objectives:

  • Be able to conceptualize how the Golden Thread concept applies to a client’s whole length of treatment from intake assessment through discharge.
  • Apply the Golden Thread concept to their own work in substance use disorder treatment, through use of case studies and active participation in the training.
  • Improve clinical documentation related to assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and discharge summaries.
  • Supplement foundational knowledge related to ASAM assessments, risk ratings and levels of care recommendations.
  • Supplement foundational knowledge related to DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.
  • Supplement foundational knowledge related to treatment planning, referrals and discharge planning.

Participant Commitment & Expectations:

  • Commit to 5-weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly on scheduled series days/times and complete 30 minutes of weekly self-study learning activities.
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize Zoom videoconferencing platform (i.e., an internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers and microphone) as well as active participant engagement to gain/improve skills are required. 
  • Participants must attend every week in order to earn the full 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). No partial credit will be issued. One (1) absence will be permitted with a valid excuse. Participants will be required to contact CASAT Training in order to schedule a makeup session. 

Continuing Education Units: 10 CEUs
This training series is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.

Registration for this training is currently closed..