Advancing Person-Centered Care in Substance Use Disorder Settings

Elevate your clinical practice and empower individuals grappling with substance use disorder (SUD) with the Advancing Person-Centered Care in SUD Settings training series. This free, four-part, self-directed program equips you with the knowledge and skills to cultivate therapeutic relationships, implement tailored interventions, and foster holistic recovery within SUD treatment settings.


  • Module One: Whole-Person Care
  • Module Two: The Art of Assessment & Engagement
  • Module Three: The Science of Assessment – Medical Aspects of Care
  • Module Four: The Science of Assessment – Brain Health

Ideal for:

  • Licensed Clinicians and Therapists
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselors and Educators
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Stakeholders in SUD Care

Developed from collaborative efforts between Harborview Behavioral Health Institute and the Washington State Health Care Authority, this training series draws upon real-world experience. In 2021, the Harborview Behavioral Health Institute delivered a live, web-based training program to multidisciplinary teams within two SUD treatment agencies. Their resounding feedback called for greater flexibility and accessibility, prompting us to transform the content into this self-directed format.

The original training content was developed by Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP, Elizabeth Perry, LICSW, HEC-C, and Garrett Kostin, LICSW, SUDP. Garrett delivered the didactic content of the original training, and Milena and Elizabeth adapted the content to the online format. 

Each module offers approximately one hour of focused learning and you will receive a continuing education certificate for each module you complete. You have the autonomy to progress at your own pace, pausing and resuming as needed.