Improving Skills and Systems to Implement The ASAM Criteria
Many may be familiar with the concepts and principles of “The ASAM Criteria – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions.” This workshop will build on that foundation to improve skills in multidimensional assessment, individualized treatment planning and level of care decisions.
The workshop will also address systems, staff and policy issues that need to change to implement the ASAM Criteria. Examples include auditing for quality of individualized treatment and person-centered services, performance measures and data to verify individualized treatment and outcomes-driven services; length of stay by level of care and what levels of care are predominantly used.
Identify staff, policy, program and systems changes that remain challenges to implementing The ASAM Criteria.
Apply ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment in assessment, treatment planning, placement and care management.
Discuss quality and performance monitoring to promote fidelity to the true spirit and content of The ASAM Criteria.
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM A. Needs Assessment
Common misconceptions about the ASAM Criteria
Current difficulties and needs in staff, policy, programs, systems
B. The Six Assessment Dimensions and Implications
Imminent Risk and ongoing assessment
Co-Occurring disorders – capability, enhanced, complexity
Contrasting Dimensions 4, 5 and 6
Case Presentation Format
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM C. Improving Skills in Assessment, Services and Match to Level of Care
Severity of illness and level of function profile
Using MDA to identify priorities for service planning
Application to clinical vignettes
12 Noon Lunch
1:00 PM D. Increasing Access and Efficiency and Dealing with Relapse
Levels of care and lengths of stay –overlapping, continuity of care
Dealing with substance use in treatment and relapse
Improving relapse policies and procedures
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM E. Improving the System of Care to Implement The ASAM Criteria
Quality and performance monitoring
Case consultation and clinical and systems dilemmas and next steps
4:00 PM Adjourn