May 16, 2023

8:30AM - 3:00PM EST

Virtual One-day Adolescent ASAM Criteria, the Nuances

This is an exclusive training for Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

The scope of considerations for substance use disorder services is broad and there are important considerations when working with specific populations, such as adolescents. Designed for participants who already have an understanding of the foundational aspects of the ASAM Criteria*. The aim of this training is to explore and discuss the adolescent-specific aspects of the ASAM Criteria and offer learners a practical focus through the use of lecture, real-world clinical vignettes, and case studies.

ASAM Criteria 3rd edition Two-day Skill Building Training or an equivalent type of training is a prerequisite.

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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