ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition Skill Building Course - Friday, September 20, 2024

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Includes a Live Web Event on 09/20/2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

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    • Non-Member - $199
    • Regular Member - $149
    • Retired - $149
    • Early Career Physician - $149
    • Resident - $99
    • Student - $99
    • Associate - $99
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    • Provisional Member - $149
    • Fellow Member - $149
    • Honorary Member - $149
    • CRT Member - $149

ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition Skill Building Course 

Friday, September 20, 2024 | 8:30am - 5:30pm CT
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: 09/20/2024

Close Access Date: 10/20/2027

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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Leah M. Briick


Dr. Briick has been in the field of addiction medicine since1986. She began her career as a certified drug addiction counselor and nowspends her time assisting treatments centers in applying best practices totheir treatment continuum. It is because of that early work that she learnedthe value of providing individualized care to clients and the connection toreturn to use, healing family systems, and payer sources. 

Through her independent consulting firm, located in the MetroAtlanta area, she works with small to mid-size treatment programs from acrossthe United States. The focus of her work centers around licensure, clinicalcompetency, and best practices including utilizing the ASAM criteria during thetreatment process.

 Dr. Briick graduated with honors from Cappella Universitywhere she earned a PhD in healthcare administration. She also holds an MBA anda Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation. Favorite past-times are participatingin activities that get her outside like rock climbing, camping, and mountainbiking.

No Relevant Financial Disclosures.

Jeff Brooks


Dr. JeffBrooks is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Magnolia CenterIncorporated-a behavioral health consulting, training and clinicalimplementation specialty group located in Charleston, South Carolina. Hepossesses over 30 years of experience as an effective behavioral health careleader, entrepreneur, clinical supervisor, addictions treatment practitioner,trainer, and consultant.

Jeffholds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Limestone College, a graduatedegree in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina, anda Doctorate of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. He holds multi-statelicensure as a Licensed Addiction Counselor & Clinical Supervisor (SouthCarolina), Clinical Addiction Specialist & Clinical Supervisor (NorthCarolina) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (Colorado), as well as advancecertifications in relapse prevention (CENAPS Corporation-Gorski) and healthcaremanagement (American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and nationalcertification as a Master Addiction Counselor (NAADAC).

Jeff isalso a writer, pastor, and a life-long student, living near Charleston, SouthCarolina with his wife and best friend of 33 years. They maintain an activelifestyle with outdoor adventures, live for college football season and enjoyvisiting with their two adult children and their families.

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 09/20/2027. 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 - September 20, 2024
09/20/2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  540 minutes
09/20/2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  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.