June 13-14, 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

Christy Ellis-Trolian, JD, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS has over 25 years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling, supervision, and administration in a variety of settings in Ohio. Christy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with training supervisor designation (LPCC-S), a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS), and an inactive licensed attorney at law. She holds a Juris Doctor, MA in Education in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology all from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. In addition to her experience in the behavioral health field, Christy also has worked in higher education for the last several years. As an adjunct professor at Tiffin University, she teaches graduate level courses including Mental Health Law and Drugs and Society. As the founding Director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University, she developed five addictions counseling courses, a Minor in Addictions, and an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Addictions. Christy has conducted trainings and presentations for treatment professionals for many years at the local and state level. Christy also volunteers her time for the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board in conducting professional trainings, community education and awareness, and assisting with levy campaigns.


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