DLA-20 Registration

DLA-20 Online Training from MTM Services

Online Virtual Trainings are being offered in Montana for staff to become certified to administer the Daily Living Activities (DLA-20) Alcohol and Drug Tool.  Upon successful completion staff will be able to administer the DLA-20 with their clients. The trainings will be offered on two separate dates – June 9 and June 11 – from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Who Should Attend:

AMDD has required that the DLA-20 Alcohol and Drug Tool to be used for all Intensive Outpatient Program SUD Providers. Please register people from each agency for this training. You will also be able to identify a Train-the-Trainer candidate.

Anyone who will be administering the DLA-20 tool within their organization.  Additionally, anyone who is interested/selected to become a DLA-20 trainer for their organization is required to attend one of the trainings.

Train the Trainer Series:
Prerequisite: Online Virtual Initial 4 Hour DLA-20 Training. We will be offering a Train the Trainer Series throughout the months of June-August. Trainers will be selected by their organization.  Upon successful completion of training, the trainers will train new staff within the organization and assist in maintaining inter-rater reliability and validity of the DLA-20.


DLA-20 Registration

To register for the DLA-20 registration on June 9 or 11, 2020, please provide the following information:

Virtual Behavioral Candidate Forum Videos

Despite having to retool and reschedule our Behavioral Health Candidate Forum due to the Coronavirus situation, we are pleased to have taken the whole thing online and made it virtual. It was a great success! We owe a HUGE thank you to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch for their technical assistance, and for making it possible for all of us – as well as every Montanan – to be able to participate in the process.

Additionally, we are sincerely thankful to each candidate that participated and shared their thoughts on the important matters we in the behavioral health community face.

Governor Candidate Forum:

Attorney General Candidate Forum:

State Auditor / Insurance Commissioner Candidate Forum:

Nelly Nicol Responses:

Nelly Nicol is a candidate for State Auditor / Insurance Commissioner. She was unable to attend the Virtual Candidate Forum, but submitted her video answers for us to post. Her answers to questions 1-4 are below, starting with number one.

Mike Cooney’s Written Responses:

Current lieutenant governor and candidate for governor, Mike Cooney was unable to attend the Virtual Candidate Forum, but submitted his written responses. A PDF file with his comments can be downloaded here.

PLEASE JOIN: Peer Support Webinar

We’ve been working with Montana’s Peer Network, AMDD, MHCF and BHAM to pull together a 30-minute webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (MST). This webinar will go over how you can use peers effectively during the COVID-19 crisis through telehealth or telephone visits. We’ll share with you language you can use to make sure the visit is billable and the codes some providers are using for this service.

Please join us to find out how you can help keep in touch with your clients during isolation.         

When: Apr 3, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Peer Support Telehealth Webinar
How: Register in advance for this webinar by following the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


“This couldn’t have hit at a worse time.”

Alliance Executive Director Mary Windecker was interviewed by Edward O’Brien with Montana Public Radio this week about the effects the Coronavirus has had on Montana communities. While Montana’s overall cases remains lower than other parts of the country at the moment, the costs to the mental and behavioral healthcare community are already being felt in a huge way.

“There’s no convenient time for a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus outbreak is hurting everyone. But for Montana’s mental and behavioral health care providers, “This couldn’t have hit at a worse time,” says Mary Windecker.

To listen to the full interview, and read the associated article on MTPR’s website, click here.