American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Training & Consulting

The ASAM Criteria

Training & Consulting

Live and online courses designed to meet the learning needs of multiple audiences in making use of the ASAM Criteria

Overview

ASAM's courses are designed to help counselors, social workers, administrators, and other clinical staff develop patient-centered service plans and make objective decisions about patient admission, continuing care, and transfer/discharge for individuals with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.




ASAM Criteria Educational Offerings

Available live or online, both of the Criteria courses leverage real-world scenarios that prepare you to implement The ASAM Criteria® effectively within the context of system challenges.

The ASAM Criteria One-Day Foundations Course
This is a live, single day workshop designed to educate providers and clinicians in the appropriate use of the Criteria throughout the course of treatment. This course incorporates an opportunity for participants to practice applying the information through case-based, faculty-guided activities. Hosting a live course requires a minimum of three months notice.

Presented monthly in a live format using the Zoom platform. Select an upcoming date, time and registration below.

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The ASAM Criteria Courses

The ASAM Criteria Online Foundations Course
The ASAM Criteria Two-Day Skill Building Course

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ASAM CONTINUUM Software Education

The ASAM CONTINUUM 8 Hour Live Course

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ASAM Criteria Education Specific for Payers

ASAM Criteria Utilization Management Course



The ASAM Criteria Utilization Management Course is designed to help managed care payers develop a holistic understanding of The ASAM Criteria and their role in constructing a full range of services for patients with substance use disorders (SUD). Building on the foundational concepts of The ASAM Criteria, this course offers practical guidelines for developing a common language around patient care for both payers and providers. Learn More.


Associated Webinars for States and Providers on the ASAM Criteria Permissions Process

Webinar : The ASAM Criteria Copyright and Permissions Process for States

The ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of The ASAM Criteria. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria and protect ASAM’s intellectual property from misuse. These programs include an ASAM Level of Care certification program delivered by CARF, a robust training program on The ASAM Criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the ASAM CONTINUUM software – a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. All of these initiatives have the end goals of protecting patients and preserving the credibility of providers accurately implementing the evidence-based standards found in The ASAM Criteria.

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In Spring 2019, The ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of The ASAM Criteria. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria and protect ASAM’s intellectual property from misuse. These programs include an ASAM Level of Care certification program delivered by CARF, a robust training program on The ASAM Criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the ASAM CONTINUUM software – a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. All of these initiatives have the end goals of protecting patients and preserving the credibility of providers accurately implementing the evidence-based standards found in The ASAM Criteria.

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This webinar provides an overview of ASAM Level of Care certification and the pilot process that was used to ensure its validity. ASAM Level of Care certification, delivered in partnership with CARF International, is the first program of its kind to independently assess and verify treatment programs’ ability to deliver services consistent with the levels of care described in The ASAM Criteria. It will initially cover adult residential programs at Levels 3.1, 3.5, and 3.7 of The ASAM Criteria. The certification demonstrates a program’s capacity to deliver a specific level of care, thereby differentiating between the many levels of care available for addiction treatment.

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Additional Level of Care Certification Courses 

This online, on-demand content is designed for all audiences interested in ASAM Level of Care Certification, the first program of its kind to independently assess and verify treatment programs’ ability to deliver services consistent with Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria. It includes:

  • A free module that provides on overview of the development, significance, and process of certification
  • A module that describes the history and components of The ASAM Criteria
  • Three level-of-care-specific modules that detail the certification requirements and important considerations for achieving certification

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ASAM Level of Care Certification Consulting Services

ASAM has partnered with Train for Change Inc., a trusted training and consulting organization, to provide consulting services for the ASAM Level of Care Certification delivered in partnership with CARF International. Services provided by Train for Change Inc. are tailored to the organization with the goal of guiding and supporting successful conformance with the rating elements and standards necessary to achieve the relative level(s) of care certification(s).

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