June 28-29, 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

Dianna has been in the Behavioral Health field for 20 year, as a Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Executive Director of Substance Use/Mental Health agencies. Dianna holds master’s degrees in Addiction Studies and Clinical Psychology. She is licensed as an LCPC, LMHC and a LCAC. She is also certified as a CRADC, SAP and CEAP. She is currently the owner of D.Feeney Counseling & Consulting, a private practice since 2018 in the Western Suburbs of Chicago Dianna has been an adjunct professor in the Addictions Studies and Psychology Programs at Governors State University since 2005 and a subject matter expert and adjunct at Northwestern College in Illinois since 2018. In her consulting role, she conducts clinical training to agencies and groups, as well as Clinical Supervision. As a CEAP (Certified Employee Assistance Professional) she offers EAP services to local businesses in her community and is an on-site EAP for a global company.


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