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ASAM Integration: Six Dimensional Assessment through the Continuum (ASAM-I)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, 3rd Edition, is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for assessment, placement, treatment planning, continued service, and transfer/discharge of clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  The ASAM Criteria utilizes six dimensions to form a broad assessment, which in turn provides information for service and treatment planning across all levels of care.

This online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) interactive series will provide collaborative training and real-time practice opportunities essential to the development and/or refinement of applying the ASAM Criteria in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on applying ASAM Criteria for in-depth assessment, proper placement, service and treatment planning, continued service and transfer/discharge of clients.

WHEN:

Every Wednesday, March 30 – May 11, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Mountain / 3:00 – 4:30 pm Central

OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the ASAM-I Enhanced Professional Learning Series, participants will be able to:

  • Classify each of the five broad ASAM Levels of Care that reflect a Continuum of Care
  • Explore, through participation in group discussions and activities, how to apply the Six Dimensional Assessment for placement into a level of care
  • Explain the ASAM 0-4 Risk Rating and overall Severity Rating for proper level of care recommendations
  • Formulate how to develop behavioral focused treatment goals based on Six Dimensional Assessment properly using Six Dimensional Assessment results
  • Recognize and discuss the three concepts of Continued Service, Transfer and Discharge Criteria

TARGET AUDIENCE:

  • Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Recovery Service providers located in HHS Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
  • Current utilization of the ASAM Criteria in clinical practice
  • Foundational knowledge of the ASAM Criteria

EXTERNAL BOOK REQUIREMENT:

The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (American Sociality of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, 2013)

PARTICIPANT COMMITMENT & EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend a live 1-hour orientation on March 30
  • Commit to 6-weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly from April 6 -May 11 and complete 1-hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to use Zoom videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, computer/tablet, speakers and microphone)
  • Access the book, The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (American Sociality of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, 2013)
  • Be prepared, engage, and actively participate while on camera during each session

TRAINER(S)/FACILITATOR(S):

  • Mark Disselkoen, MSSW, LCSW, LCADC
  • Michelle Padden, MSW, LSW, CSW

THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE: The first 30 registrants will receive a waiver that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.  Registration is not transferable to another person.

NOTE: Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the first two sessions. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills are required.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: The series has been approved for a total of 16 contact hours (15-hours content instruction and one-hour orientation session) through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the series for full-session participation. Make-up work will not be provided or accepted for missed sessions.

The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.

QUESTIONS: Please contact the MPATTC Staff at mpattc@casat.org or by phone at 866-617-2816 (toll-free).