On Demand

8:30AM - 4:30PM


Two-hour Webinar on Introduction to the ASAM Criteria

About the event

Since the 1991 origination of the ASAM Criteria there has been a broad and liberal interpretation of the content and use. This training will use lecture and interactive questions to provide a general introduction the Criteria and explore some of the common myths and realities of the Criteria. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the ASAM Criteria’s intent and how it works to guide the appropriate level of services, continued stay, transfer and discharge decisions. Participants will also understand how ASAM Criteria is a foundational part of the delivery of individualized services and care.

About the trainer

Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications.

Registration

This event is open to the public. Registration fee is $65.00/person. For more information, please contact: candacel@trainforchange.net or call 1-775-434-1562

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