Helping People Change: How The ASAM Criteria Can Help



Helping people change involves skills in developing and maintaining a good therapeutic alliance with clients. This presentation will highlight how to build a therapeutic alliance using the assessment dimensions of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria.  It will explain how to use a flexible seamless continuum of care to apply motivational enhancement strategies to attract and keep people in recovery.



Participants will be able to

  1. Review what a therapeutic alliance involves in helping people change.

  2. Identify how to quickly agree on the treatment contract that drives assessment.

  3. Apply The ASAM Criteria to match services to what he or she wants and their stages of change.