Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) Training for Behavioral Health Providers

LOCUS training is required for licensed mental health professionals who wish to administer this screening tool. These trainings will provide an overview of the LOCUS instrument and an opportunity for training participants to practice using the instrument to determine appropriate levels of care using standardized scenarios.

Training Overview:
• Background and use of LOCUS
• Scoring the instrument using the dimensional rating system
• Determining the levels of care using the composite score and/or independent criteria
• Practice scenarios using the LOCUS

Training Materials:
Registrants will need to download the LOCUS instrument via the American Association of Community Psychiatrists website and bring a copy of the tool to the training. The tool is available for download free of charge and will be needed during the training.

Click here to access the tool!
(LOCUS Instrument Version 2010)

 

Aetna

The Aetna LOCUS training location is in the process of being secured. The projected training location will be:

Date:
August 30, 2016

Time:
9:00am – 4:00pm

Location:
Shreve Memorial Library, South Caddo Branch (Tentative)
2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loupe
Shreveport, LA 71118

Registration:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CVTMJZ7

Space is limited to 30 and there is no charge for the training. 

 

Amerigroup

Date:              
October 2016 – Date to be determined

Time:             
Time to be determined

Location:
Lafayette, LA – Location to be determined

Registration:
Link will be provided once date, location and time is determined.        

 

Amerihealth Caritas

Date:            
September 23, 2016

Time:            
9:00am – 4:00pm (CST)

Location:
AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
10000 Perkins Rowe
Block G, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Registration:
Registration is required via  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q685628

 

Louisiana Healthcare

Date:            
July 21, 2016

Time:            
9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:      
Lakeview Christian Center
5885 Fleur de Lis Drive, Room 202
New Orleans, LA  70124

Registration:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2595804390905994241

 

Date:            
December 2, 2016

Time:            
9:30am – 5:00pm

Location:      
Bossier Parish Library – History Center Auditorium
2206 Beckett Street
Bossier City, LA  71111

Registration:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/8d393/register/6546540984486644737?training_17_register=Register
 

United HealthCare

Date:              
November 2016 – Date to be determined

Time:             
Time to be determined

Location:       
New Orleans, LA – Location to be determined

Registration:
Will send out via fax/email blast at least one month prior to the training date.

 

CEUs may or may not be offered by some Managed Care Organizations for these trainings. Check with each Managed Care Organization for additional details.

Licensed Mental Health Practiitioners (LMHPs) who have previously completed LOCUS training do not need to renew or retake LOCUS trainng.