American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria Two Day Skill Building Training

Featuring:  Scott Boyles, LAC, MINT Trainer, Senior National Training Director, Train for Change, Inc.

Who Should Attend:   This training is intended for clinicians, case managers and peers in the publicly funded substance use and co-occurring disorder field.  It contains content appropriate for participants at the beginning and/or intermediate levels.   Each training location is limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

The two day curriculum consists of an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the Criteria in order to effectively educate managed care entities, providers and network support staff.  Participants will learn about the historical foundations of the Criteria, guiding principles, six dimensions, levels of service and continued stay, and transfer and discharge criteria.  All participants will receive an in-depth training journal to guide the training experience.

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

Review paradigm shifts and evolutions in generations of care that led to The ASAM Criteria Apply The ASAM Criteria’s decisional flow Identify and describe the six ASAM Criteria assessment dimensions Rate risk and severity across all dimensions Identify services and modalities needed, as well as treatment planning approaches Identify appropriate patient levels of care Review special populations and emerging research about addiction Develop strategies to overcome real-world barriers to implementing The ASAM Criteria