ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition Skill Building Course - Friday, December 13, 2024

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Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2024 at 8:30 AM (EST)

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ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition Skill Building Course 

Friday, December 13, 2024| 8:30am - 5:30pm ET
Virtual-Live Course


This 8-hour virtual-live course expands on the content discussed within the ASAM Criteria One-Day Foundations course and provides an in-depth understanding of developing individualized treatment plans, evaluating initial reviews and continued stay reviews, and determining when it is appropriate to initiate transfer or discharge of a patient from treatment.  

The ASAM Criteria Skill Building Course is designed to help healthcare professionals develop a holistic understanding of The ASAM Criteria and explore their role in constructing a full range of services for the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). The Course builds on the foundational concepts of The ASAM Criteria that will offer practical guidelines to drive objective decision making and ensure fidelity to The ASAM Criteria. Using a practical and case-based approach, participants will explore important considerations in developing individualized treatment plans, evaluating progress versus nonprogress in treatment, and determining when it is appropriate to initiate transfer or discharge of a patient from treatment. Further, the training will provide tools and resources to equip healthcare providers to work effectively in managed care settings and explore how case shaping can drive patients' overall quality of care.

The target audience for this introductory, intermediate, and advanced course include: counselors, social workers, payers, administrators, and other clinical staff.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the guiding principles of the ASAM Criteria and the payer’s role in its system-wide implementation
  2. Evaluate patient risk ratings across the six dimensions based on imminent danger and immediate needs, as defined in the ASAM Criteria
  3. Evaluate treatment plans and clinical assessments to determine if the requested level of care is appropriate in accordance with the ASAM Criteria
  4. Conduct objective, comprehensive clinical case reviews (and re-reviews) based on the ASAM Criteria to drive ongoing evidence-based care
  5. Implement a collaborative process between treatment providers and payers using common terminology of the ASAM Criteria to ensure patient-centered care
  6. Examine implementation challenges and develop strategies to provide appropriate treatment for patients with SUDs

Registration Rates

ASAM Learner TypeRate
ASAM Member$149
Associate Member$99
Resident Member*$99
Student Member*$99

*Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

Refunds & Cancellations

All ASAM e-Learning Center refund requests must be made in writing to within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or e-Learning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

Registration Deadline: 12/13/2024

Close Access Date: 1/13/2028

Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
  2. Within the course you will see information about when and how to join this live virtual course. The virtual link to this course will open 15 minutes before the start time. You must watch the entire course live in order to claim credit or complete the rest of the steps. 
  3. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 17 out of 24 questions correctly.
  4. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  5. Click Complete Presenter Evaluation to provide feedback pertaining to the presenter(s). Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  6. Click the button Claim Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM e-Learning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

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Tiffany Lee


Dr. Tiffany Lee is a Professor at Western Michigan University(WMU) and the Director of the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. From21-23, Dr. Lee was the Chair of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs at WMU. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of addiction, primarily as a counselor and court advocate. Her grant activities and researchinterests primary focus on addiction training in various medical and mental health professions.

Dr. Lee recently published a second edition of a textbook on diversity issues in addiction treatment and has served on the Michigan Health Professionals Recovery Committee. In that capacity, she worked closely working with the Attorney General's office for several years to update policies for the recovery program in the state. Dr. Lee received her B.S. in Psychology from the Univ. of Florida, M.A. in Community Counseling from the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from WMU.  

She enjoys spending time with her young son and partner, especially when it includes any time on the water or camping. She is also a huge college football fan.

No Relevant Financial Disclosures.

Joseph Kuchenbuch


Joe has worked in field of clinical mental health and substance use disorder services for the past 36 years and the juvenile justice system for 8 years previously. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Albion College and a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Additionally, he is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor through the Michigan Credentialing Board for Addiction Professionals.

Joe is currently the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Western Michigan University. In addition to his administrative role, Joe provides clinical supervision as well as providing assessment, group, and individual counseling services. During his career, Joe has worked with both the adolescent and adult populations and more recently he worked closely with a member of the WMU/Unified Clinics to establish a Dog-Assisted Therapy clinic.

Joe resides in Portage, Michigan with his spouse of 28 years and together they raised two adult sons. He is an avid snow skier, scuba diver, and is currently trying to learn how to play a social game of golf after years of not playing due to school and work.

No Relevant Financial Disclosures.

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity awards 8 Nursing contact hours.


ASAM has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 12/13/2027. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, ASAM is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 4 general continuing education credits.

IPCE Credit

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 8 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1225.

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1224.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Upon completion of the activity and online evaluation, all other participants may request a certificate of participation. Participants may submit this certificate of participation to their professional organization/institute as documentation for completing this accredited continuing activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

This activity meets the requirements for MOC/CCP for the following primary physician boards and for state licensing CME requirements. MOC Credit is only reported for ABA, ABP, ABIM, and ABS. By completing the online credit application and evaluation, the learner permits ASAM to report credits to the appropriate Board. Learn more.

  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and Joint Accreditation, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. These policies include mitigating all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed all financial relationship information. The ASAM CE Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity. 


Attend Live Course - Friday, December 13, 2024
12/13/2024 at 8:30 AM (EST)  |  540 minutes
12/13/2024 at 8:30 AM (EST)  |  540 minutes Learners may join 15 minutes prior to start time. Audio is via computer speakers/headphones. There is no option to join via telephone.
Complete Post Test
24 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  17/24 points to pass
24 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  17/24 points to pass This post-test has 24 questions and requires 17 out of 24 to pass the test.
Complete Evaluation
14 Questions
Complete Evaluation - Presenters
4 Questions
Claim Credits & Certificate
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Participants should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.