June 5-6, 2023

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Virtual Two-day ASAM Criteria Skill Building Training

This is an exclusive training for Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services. Please contact the hosting agency for registration details.

About the event

This two-day, application-focused training provides participants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the Criteria, including clinically driven services, biopsychosocial assessment, the six dimensions, continued stay and transfer/discharge criteria. Incorporating the use of the new edition of The ASAM Criteria, participants have opportunities for skill practice at every stage of the treatment process: assessment, engagement, treatment planning, continuing care and transfer or discharge.
All participants receive an in-depth Training Journal to guide the training and as a resource for continuing skill application.

Training Objectives:
• Review paradigm shifts and evolutions in generations of care that led to The ASAM Criteria
• Apply The ASAM Criteria’s decisional flow
• Identify and describe the six ASAM criteria assessment dimensions
• Rate risk and severity across all dimensions
• Identify services and modalities needed, as well as treatment planning approaches
• Identify appropriate patient levels of care
• Review special populations and emerging research about addiction
• Develop strategies to overcome real-world barriers to implementing The ASAM Criteria

Target Audience:
Program directors, oversight entities, clinicians, direct care providers, quality assurance & quality improvement staff, program auditors, utilization review staff, criminal justice entities

About the Trainer

Kenneth L. Osborne is an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Programs for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Mr. Osborne has over three decades of ASAM informed substance use, mental and behavioral health treatment experience that include the roles of SUD treatment Administrator, drug court training faculty, Warden, jail administrator, educator, and consultant. He holds a MS in Chemical Dependency Counseling and is a Certified Public Manager. Additionally, Mr. Osborne provides national and international consultation and technical assistance to corrections, problem solving/alternative sentencing courts, treatment facilities and serves as a subject matter expert on the ACEs related issues of father absence and family reunification. He is the author of the 2013 Amazon bestselling book “When Mama is Daddy: Addressing the male crisis and challenge of Father Absence and the follow up book The Father Factor: What happens when Daddy’s home?


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