July 30-31, 2024

9:30AM - 4:00PM Eastern Time

Virtual Two-day ASAM Criteria 4th Edition Skill Building Training

About the event

• Upon completion of the training, participants will earn 10 NAADAC Continuing Education Credits (CE’s).
This two-day, application focused training will provide participants with an in-depth look at some the significant changes and improvements in the Fourth Edition. Participants will have opportunities to apply and practice key components of the Criteria, including but not limited to; the six dimensions, level of care assessment, application of Risk Ratings to each of the Five Dimensions, Dimensional Admission Criteria Decision Rules, shared decision making and an overview of Service Characteristic Standards, Discharge and Transition Criteria.

The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition book or e-book is highly recommended for this training, but not required.

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 $289.00/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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