ASAM Criteria Skill Building Course - Friday, December 15, 2023
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2023 at 10:30 AM (EST)
- Registration Closed. Maximum Number of Registrants reached.
ASAM Criteria Skill Building Course
Friday, December 15, 2023| 8:30am - 5:30pm MT
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.
This course addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Systems Based Practice.
- Examine the guiding principles of the ASAM Criteria and the payer’s role in its system-wide implementation
- Evaluate patient risk ratings across the six dimensions based on imminent danger and immediate needs, as defined in the ASAM Criteria
- Evaluate treatment plans and clinical assessments to determine if the requested level of care is appropriate in accordance with the ASAM Criteria
- Conduct objective, comprehensive clinical case reviews (and re-reviews) based on the ASAM Criteria to drive ongoing evidence-based care
- Implement a collaborative process between treatment providers and payers using common terminology of the ASAM Criteria to ensure patient-centered care
- Examine implementation challenges and develop strategies to provide appropriate treatment for patients with SUDs
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Registration Deadline: 12/15/2023
- Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click the button Claim Medical 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 eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.
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Christine R. Mulford
RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Christine R. Mulford, RN, MSN, FNP-BC brings her more than 15 years of clinical and leadership experience as a Nurse Practitioner to the practice of addiction medicine. She is passionate about individualized patient care as well as community education to end the stigma of substance use and mental health issues.
Together with her physician partner, she started the first Emergency Room based withdrawal management service in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, she maintains a private addiction medicine practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Christine received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University where she was the 1998 Julia Hereford Merit Scholar. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her 2 sometimes well-behaved dogs. She enjoys live music, sports, and trying new hot sauces.
No Relevant Financial Disclosures
PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Joanna Linn, PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor in Addictions, and an Addiction Specialist. She has a background in providing therapy for SAIOP programs, a Level I Trauma Center, as well as outpatient programs. As the owner of Thrivilege, PLLC, she has provided trainings throughout her career on Co-Occurring Disorders, Ethics, Cultural Competency, and Compassion Fatigue/Satisfaction. In 2016-2019, she was appointed by the North Carolina Governor to serve as a Mental Health Clinician Representative on the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. She also served as the Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Director for the NC Council of Community Programs. Dr. Linn has been trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1. She currently serves as a committee member on the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Her educational background includes a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling and Counselor Supervision and a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Wake Forest University. She has an undergraduate degree in Education and has been a Professor and Program Director in Human Services in community college. Her passion for merging clinical work and trainings is to ensure they interactive, engaging, and practical.
No Relevant Financial Disclosures.
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
American Board of Medical Specialties MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM Criteria Skill Building Course has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 8 LLSA/CME credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 8 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, 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 relevant 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.
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