DASA DUI Training Course Descriptions

Service Provider Orientation

Day 1 – The DUI Service Provider System

DASA DUI Service Provider System: 2060 Rules and Regulations & The DUI Arrest: Standardized Field Sobriety Test and BAC Determination

Topics include:

  • DHS/DASA rules and regulations:
    • updates and changes to DUI law, rule, and procedure in Administrative Rule 2060,
    • DUI evaluation process in Rule 2060, and
    • use of current forms and computer systems
  • Illinois State Police Breathalizer Unit will explain:
    • the DUI arrest process,
    • the Standardized Field Sobriety testing, and
    • the use of the breathalyer equipment
  • Instructors:
    • George Rafeedie, M.P.A., DUI Program Liaison, Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
    • Illinois State Police – Breathalyzer Unit

Day 2 – DUI Assessment and Evaluation

DUI Assessment Tools

Topics will help participants:

  • Understand the strengths and limitations of the three assessment tools: Adult Substance Use Driver’s Survey (ASUDS-RI), Drivers Risk Inventory (DRI –II), and Mortimer-Filkins paper and pencil tool
  • Know the components of the three tools and how to apply them for an evaluation
  • Correctly and accurately administer, score, and interpret the ASUDS-RI, DRI –II and Mortimer-Filkins tools
  • Instructor: George Rafeedie, M.P.A., DUI Program Liaison, Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

DUI Evaluation

Topics include:

  • step-by-step instruction on the DUI Evaluation process and use of associated DHS/DASA forms
  • emphasis on interviewing skills, particularly probing, related to the substance use history and the DSM-IV symptoms of abuse and dependence
  • Instructor: Leslie Berkley Klassman, M.S., certified DUI evaluator

Day 3 – Understanding the Secretary of State Administrative Hearing Process for DUI Offenders

The purpose of this session is to clarify why the hearing process is structured in a manner that not only requires adherence to specific statutes and administrative rules, but also provides the latitude for subjective judgment in determining the outcome of any request for driving relief. Session format is as follows: lecture, simulated Secretary of State formal hearing, case study reviews, small group exercise, and panel discussion involving administrative hearing officers.

Topics include:

  • legal foundation and procedural mechanics of the administrative hearing,
  • separate roles of the DUI service provider and the Secretary of State hearing officer within the hearing process, and
  • dynamics of the decision-making process following the hearing
  • Instructors:
    • Marc Loro, J.D., Senior Legal Advisor, Secretary of State
    • James Falada, Administrator, Secretary of State
    • Wayne Gardner, Legal Advisor, Secretary of State
    • panel of administrative hearing officers

Additional Trainings

Responding to Secretary of State Denials 

This seminar assists providers in responding to denials of petitions for driving relief (issuance of restricted driving permits and reinstatement of driving privileges). Moderated by SOS attorneys, supervisors and hearing officers, the instructors will help professionals determine what interventions are necessary next steps for petitioners to support their burden of proof at their next hearing. Counselors will learn the difference between formal and informal hearings, the most frequent reasons clients are denied driving relief and what role they can play in resolving those issues.

Instructors: Wayne Gardner, J.D., Northern Region Legal Advisor; and Marc Loro, J.D., Senior Legal Advisor, Illinois Secretary of State

ASAM Criteria

This workshop reviews the criteria created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), focusing on the six ASAM dimensions, including the client’s readiness to change, relapse potential, and recovery environment. Participants will also learn how to use the ASAM format for other clinical applications including treatment planning, writing progress notes, and developing discharge summaries.

Instructor: Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP

Everything You Wanted to Know About Part 2060 and Were Afraid to Ask

This training focuses on the basic ground rules and nuances of Part 2060 of the Administrative Rule including requirements for implementing and maintaining Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment and Intervention Services. Program preparation for licensing and compliance site visits will also be discussed.  The goal is to provide a strong foundation for participants to build and maintain quality services while meeting client needs.

Instructor: George Rafeedie, MPA, CSADC, DUI Program Liaison, DHS Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse