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ASAM Integration: Six Dimensional Assessment through the Continuum (ASAM-I)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, 3rd Edition, is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for assessment, placement, treatment planning, continued service, and transfer/discharge of clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  The Criteria utilizes six dimensions to form a broad assessment, which in turn provides information for service and treatment planning across all levels of care.

This online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) interactive series will provide collaborative training and real-time practice opportunities essential to the development and/or refinement of applying the Criteria in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on applying Criteria for in-depth assessment, proper placement, service and treatment planning, continued service and transfer/discharge of clients.


Every Wednesday, July 5– August 16, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 am Pacific


At the end of the ASAM-I Enhanced Professional Learning Series, participants will be able to:

  • Classify each of the five broad ASAM Levels of Care that reflect a Continuum of Care
  • Explore, through participation in group discussions and activities, how to apply the six-dimensional assessment for placement into a level of care
  • Explain the ASAM 0-4 Risk Rating and overall Severity Rating for proper level of care recommendations
  • Formulate how to develop behavioral focused treatment goals based on six-dimensional assessment properly using the ASAM Criteria
  • Recognize and discuss the three concepts of continued service, transfer, and discharge criteria


  • Behavioral health, substance use disorders, and recovery service providers located in Nevada
  • Baseline knowledge and current utilization of the ASAM Criteria in clinical practice


  • The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (American Sociality of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, 2013)


  • Have access to the book, The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (American Sociality of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, 2013)
  • Attend a live one-hour orientation on July 5
  • Commit to 6-weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly from July 12 – August 16 and complete 1-hour of weekly learning activities
  • Access to appropriate technology to use Zoom videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, computer/tablet, speakers, and microphone)
  • Be prepared, engage, and actively participate/present while on camera during each session


  • Nick Tangeman, MSW, LADC
  • Amanda Hankins, CADC-S


Space is limited to 30 registrants who will receive a grant-funded scholarship that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. As a grant-sponsored scholarship and to receive continuing education hours, it is expected participants will be prepared for and attend each session and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


The series has been approved for a total of 16 contact hours (15-hours content instruction and one-hour orientation session) through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the series for full-session participation. Make-up work will not be provided or accepted for missed sessions.

The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable operating and/or credentialing regulations in your state of practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the first two sessions. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your spot to attend and be automatically dropped from the series. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Week 2 to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills are required

QUESTIONS: Please contact the NFARtec Workwise Staff at or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

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