About the event
This two day application-focused workshop offers a practical approach to the ASAM Criteria and how it supports and drives individualized service planning. Participants will understand the relationship between the treatment plan and the use of The ASAM Criteria’s admission, continued stay, transfer and discharge criteria. In addition, participants will learn how to write measurable, individualized treatment plans based on the individualized needs of the client and the dimensional analysis. Behavior change principles will be discussed to enhance trainees’ understanding of how and why people change, and explore ways in which the client’s stage of change impacts and drives a person-centered service plan. Participants’ abilities to develop individualized service planning will be strengthened through core motivational interviewing skills as a way to have better conversations about individualized needs and increase client readiness for and engagement in treatment.
James Von Busch has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho since 1993. He has worked in both the agency setting as well as private practice providing Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Treatment. James served as Administrative Faculty for the University of Nevada, Reno as a Senior Certification Specialist and Trainer, providing analysis and technical assistance for clinicians and supervisors. He is an approved trainer for numerous NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiatives, utilizing his expertise to equip professionals in the areas of Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Enhancement Strategies, theory and strategies of systems change, individualized treatment planning as well as The ASAM Criteria.