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ASAM Integration: Six Dimensional Assessment through the Continuum EPL Series



ASAM Integration:
Six Dimensional Assessment through the Continuum

Enhanced Professional Learning Series



The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, 3rd Edition, is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for assessment, placement, treatment planning, continued service, and transfer/discharge of clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  The Criteria utilizes six dimensions to form a broad assessment, which in turn provides information for service and treatment planning across all levels of care.

This online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) interactive series will provide collaborative training and real-time practice opportunities essential to the development and/or refinement of applying the Criteria in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on applying Criteria for in-depth assessment, proper placement, service and treatment planning, continued service and transfer/discharge of clients. 


Weekly sessions offered on the same day and start time between January 26-March 9, 2022 PST. Day and time will depend on your location.




At the end of the ASAM-I Enhanced Professional Learning Series, participants will be able to:

  • Classify each of the five broad ASAM Levels of Care that reflect a Continuum of Care
  • Explore, through participation in group discussions and activities, how to apply the six Dimensional Assessment for placement into a level of care
  • Explain the ASAM 0-4 Risk Rating and overall Severity Rating for proper level of care recommendations
  • Formulate how to develop behavioral focused treatment goals based on Six Dimensional Assessment properly using Six Dimensional Assessment results
  • Recognize and discuss the three concepts of Continued Service, Transfer and Discharge Criteria



  • Behavioral health, substance use disorders, and recovery service providers located in the Pacific Southwest ATTC region (HHS Region 9)
  • Baseline knowledge and current utilization of the Criteria in clinical practice


  • Participants must have access to the bookThe ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (American Sociality of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, 2013)
  • Attend a 1-hour online Orientation
  • Commit to 6-weeks of live online training for 1.5 hours weekly 
  • Complete weekly self-study learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology for using videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers, and microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage during scheduled series time


Space is limited to the first 35 registrants who will receive a grant-funded scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.  


  • James VonBusch, PhD, LPC
  • Mark Disselkoen, MSSW, LCSW, LCADC

Please contact the NFARtec Workwise Staff at [email protected] or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).   



The ASAM-I series meets the qualifications for the provision of up to sixteen (16.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs).


 UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 


UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for up to sixteen (16.0) hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1123), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15455, for up to sixteen (16.0) contact hours.


CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the series for full-session participation. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive any particular session late or leave early. Make-up work will not be provided or accepted.


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An EPL is an online interactive training and consultation series designed to encourage workplace learning.  EPLs use current technologies and instructional/consultation activities to provide real-time skill-based learning and practice through group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussions.  The main goal of an EPL is to build a community of practice where all participants actively engage with other professionals  and consultants.
It's MORE than a webinar!

Starts: Jan. 26, 2022 3:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 9, 2022 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 25, 2022
Event Type
Online Course
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