18MH034A - The ASAM Criteria Skill Building Two-Day Training

Mar 15–Mar 16, 2018 Closed Medicine Mental Health Nursing

18MH034A - The ASAM Criteria Skill Building Two-Day Training


Registration is now closed for this event. The course is completely full.

This two-day, application-focused training provides participants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the ASAM 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. Special attention will be paid to the Opioid Treatment Services (OTS) chapter of The ASAM Criteria (2013) that includes Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) and Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT); and the use of psychosocial treatments for clients receiving opioid use disorder treatment medication.

Please note:
This event will be held at Northwest AHEC, McCreary Tower, 475 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC. Please click here for directions.

Faculty provided by The Change Companies®, and its partner training corporation, Train for Change Inc.®

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of MH/DD/SAS, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.

This course will also be offered at other locations:
March 20-21, 2018 at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC
Please click here to register.
March 22-23, 2018 at Southern Regional AHEC, 1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC
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April 18-19, 2018 at Charlotte AHEC, Center for Learning and Development,
5039 Airport Center Pkwy, Building K, Charlotte, NC

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Target Audience

Your target audience will consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health professionals including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject.


  • Review paradigm shifts and evolutions in generations of care that led to The ASAM Criteria
  • Apply The ASAM Criteria’s decision-making processes
  • 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


  • Wilmina B. Rosario, PhD, LPCS, LCAS, CCS


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