The ASAM Criteria Course comprises a comprehensive suite of competency-based learning activities that meets the learning needs of the multiple audiences.

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The Course

The ASAM Criteria Course is comprised of a comprehensive suite of competency-based learning activities in a distance learning delivery method and the live webinar delivery format that meet the learning needs of the multiple audiences and results in the appropriate use of the Criteria in practice. This is a practical training designed to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced 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. The workshop content is based on information found in The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, Third Edition and incorporates an opportunity for participants to practice applying the information through case-based activities.

Who Should Participate

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers
  • Administrators 
  • Other Members on the Care Team

Monthly Live Virtual Courses

The ASAM Criteria Course is presented monthly in a virtual live format using the Zoom Webinar platform. Select an upcoming date, time and registration below.

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COVID-19 and Live Course Delivery: Currently all live courses are being delivered live through a virtual platform. ASAM is closely monitoring the health and safety updates and recommendations issued by WHO, CDC and state and local health organizations. Meetings are typically scheduled 1-4 weeks from the date of your request.

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ASAM Criteria Online Course

The ASAM Criteria Online Course is an 8-Hour reading based online, recorded video-based online and hybrid training designed to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced 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

This course is fully online and can be completed at your own pace. The flow of this online course uses a mix of didactic materials, case studies, learning activities, and assessments to help you understand the underlying principles of the ASAM Criteria, how to conduct multidimensional patient assessment, and determine an appropriate level of care. Further, by utilizing real-world scenarios, the course will prepare you to implement the ASAM Criteria effectively within the context of system challenges.

Please follow the link here to access the eLearning Version of the ASAM Criteria Course.