July 16, 2024

10:30AM - 3:00PM Eastern Time

Virtual Training on The Evolution of The ASAM Criteria: What’s New in the Fourth Edition

About the event

• Upon completion of the training, participants will earn 4.0 NAADAC Continuing Education Credits (CE’s).The Fourth Edition of The ASAM Criteria builds on the past 30 years of The Criteria and provides an updated, streamlined, and pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment planning. This 4.5 hour session will provide a consolidated overview, in addition to some of the “why” in relation to the major changes in terminology, levels of care, dimensions and assessment processes.

Session Objectives:

· Understand the intent, revised descriptions, language and reordering of the 6 Dimensions

· Explore some of the numerous nuances of the revised dimension 6 “Person-Centered Considerations”

· Explore the three major assessment moments over the course of addiction care based on the ASAM Criteria

· Review the four broad levels of care and understand how the decimal system defines gradations of treatment intensity

· Discuss the universal service characteristic standards

· Understand how the risk ratings have been integrated into the Dimensional Admission Criteria to support consistency and simplicity for making level of care decisions

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.


This event is open to the public. Registration fee is $149.00/person and includes a printable electronic handout and/or an electronic training journal to use as a resource during the training. For more information, please contact: candacel@trainforchange.net or call 1-775-434-1562

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