American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 2-Day Criteria Skills Training

August 25, 2021 to August 26, 2021

Course times

The course times are:
0830-1500 CEST (Europe)
0230-0900 EST (New York)

Program Description

This two-day, application-focused training provides participants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the Criteria, including clinically driven services, biopsychosocial assessment, the six dimensions, continued stay and transfer/discharge criteria. Incorporating the use of the new edition of The ASAM Criteria, participants have opportunities for skill practice at every stage of the treatment process: assessment, engagement, treatment planning, continuing care and transfer or discharge.

Target Audience

RHCE SUDCC Providers, SSAs, and Clinical Consultants

Learning Objectives

  1. Articulate paradigm shifts and evolutions in generations of care that led to The ASAM Criteria
  2. Apply the ASAM Criteria’s decision-making processes
  3. Use the ASAM criteria to inform ethical decision-making so patients receive treatment at the lowest level of care (i.e. least disruption to their lives) while still optimizing their opportunity for recovery
  4. Conduct ongoing ASAM assessments to inform ethical decision-making so patients move through treatment at the most appropriate pace to return them to readiness while providing adequate support
  5. Assess readiness for discharge using the ASAM criteria to inform clinical-decision making vs the patient’s life events (e.g. PCS, military discharge, mission obligations, etc.)
  6. Adopt a common language which reflects consistent application of the ASAM Criteria to patient care across providers and levels of care.
  7. Decide appropriate level of care placement using the the ASAM Criteria’s decisional flow
  8. Comprehensively assess risk severity using the six ASAM criteria assessment dimensions
  9. Expand patient-centered treatment plans, identifying services and modalities needed
  10. Apply the ASAM criteria to special populations leading to culturally-sensitive treatment
  11. Integrate the ASAM Criteria with emerging research about addiction
  12. Implement strategies to overcome real-world barriers to using the ASAM Criteria
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/25/2021 - 2:30am EDT
Event ends: 
08/26/2021 - 9:00am EDT

Zoom Registration Link

Passcode: 398903
Meeting ID: 895 7830 9561


Kenneth L. Osborne, MS. Presenter has no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.

DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
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