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Introduction to ASAM Criteria Training – ASAM-A (Virtual; DHS Training #12)

This training will provide an introduction to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of using a biopsychosocial assessment to develop an individualized treatment plan while taking into consideration a patient’s immediate needs and potential imminent danger.  Participants will be given a case scenario for which they are to assess risk across the 6 ASAM dimensions, document the rationale for these risk ratings, while determining the appropriate services to be made available to assist the patient in the recovery process.  The ASAM levels of care, along with the levels of withdrawal management will be reviewed.  Finally, an overview of the required services under the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver will be provided.  


At the conclusion of the ASAM Criteria Training (ASAM-A), participants will be able to:

1.    List the six dimensions of the ASAM Criteria.
2.    Describe the value of an individualized treatment plan.
3.    Explain the nature of, and demonstrate the ability to apply the ASAM Risk Ratings to a case scenario.
4.    Report how these risk ratings might impact service delivery and patient placement into a level of care.
5.    Summarize the ASAM levels of care and the importance of a “Continuum of Care.”


The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs).  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 three (3) hours of continuing education credit 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-00-445-1121), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151). Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early. Continuing education credit will be awarded within 6-8 weeks following completion of the training. 

Starts: Nov. 10, 2020 9:00 am
Ends: Nov. 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
November 6, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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