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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 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 Criteria in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on applying Criteria for in-depth assessment, proper placement, service and treatment planning, continued service and transfer/discharge of clients.

When:

Weekly sessions offered on the same day and start time between July 14-August 25, 2020. Day and time will depend on your location. Please locate your local time zone in the table below for your weekly start time.

Location Start Date End Date Weekly Time
California/Nevada Tues, July 14 Tues, Aug 25 3:00 pm PDT
Arizona Tues, July 14 Tues, Aug 25 3:00 pm MST
Hawaii Tues, July 14 Tues, Aug 25 12:00 pm HST
Pago Pago, American Samoa Tues, July 14 Tues, Aug 25 11:00 am SST
Koror, Palau Wed, July 15 Wed, Aug 26 7:00 am PWT
Hagåtña, Guam Wed, July 15 Wed, Aug 26 8:00 am ChST
Saipan, CNMI Wed, July 15 Wed, Aug 26 8:00 am ChST
Palikir, FSM Wed, July 15 Wed, Aug 26 9:00 am PONT
Majuro, RMI Wed, July 15 Wed, Aug 26 10:00 am MHT

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the continuum of care by Levels of Service
  • Demonstrate, 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
  • Describe how to develop behavioral focused treatment goals based on Six Dimensional Assessment properly using Six Dimensional Assessment results
  • Define and discuss Continued Service, Transfer and Discharge Criteria

Target Audience

  • Behavioral health, substance use disorders, and recovery service providers located in the Pacific Southwest ATTC region (HHS Region 9)
  • Baseline knowledge and current utilization of the Criteria in clinical practice

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:

  • Prior to the first session date, view a 20-minute technology video tutorial
  • Attend a live one-hour Orientation on July 14 (refer to chart above for scheduled dates/times in your time zone)
  • Read Chapter 1 & 7 in The ASAM Criteria (3rd Edition) prior to the first session on July 21 (see chart above for scheduled dates/times in your time zone)
  • Participate in a 6-week online learning community: 1.5 hours sessions on scheduled series days/time and complete 1.0 hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., an internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers and microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage while on camera 90% of the scheduled series time

Trainers/Facilitators:

Nick Tangeman, MSW, LADC
Shawna Chandler, MSW, LCSW

This series is available to you at no cost.

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants who will receive a grant-funded scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. As a grant-sponsored scholarship and to receive continuing education hours, it is expected participants will view the 20-minute video tutorial; attend a live technology training; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others. 

Continuing Education (CEs/CEHs)

This series has been approved for a total of 16 contact hours 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.

The ASAM-I series meets the qualifications for the provision of up to sixteen (16) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs).

APA Approved SponsorUCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for up to sixteen (16) hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1121), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for up to 16 contact hours.

CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the series for full-session participation. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive any particular session late or leave early. Make-up work will not be provided or accepted.

Please Note:

Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the first two sessions. If you cannot attend these sessions you will forfeit your spot to attend and be automatically dropped from the series. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Week 2 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

Questions:

Please contact the NFARtec Workwise Staff at workwise@casat.org or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

Disclaimer: “ASAM,” “American Society of Addiction Medicine,” “ASAM Logo,” the ASAM logos and taglines, are registered trademarks of ASAM, and are used with permission. Use of these terms is prohibited without permission of ASAM. Use of these trademarks does not constitute endorsement of this training, product, or practice by ASAM.

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