May 24, 2021

8:00AM - 12:30PM PST


VIRTUAL--Half-day Basics of ASAM Criteria Training

This is an exclusive training for WA Health Care Authority. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

This half-day training is designed to provide a brief introduction of The ASAM Criteria. It reviews the historical underpinnings of The Criteria, program-driven vs. clinically-driven care, co-occurring services, ASAM’s six dimensions and levels of service.
The training is targeted toward anyone that wants a general understanding of the ASAM Criteria or has a part in the referral to and delivery of behavioral healthcare services.

Training Objectives:
· Understand the historical foundations and guidelines
of the ASAM Criteria
· Differentiate between program-driven and clinically-driven
models of care
· Review the Six Dimensions and levels of care
· Develop an understanding of continued Stay, Transfer and
Discharge Criteria

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.

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