07-30-2019 ASAM Criteria-B Training - Sacramento County

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7001-A East Parkway

Conference Room 1

Sacramento, CA 95823

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ASAM Criteria-(B) - Integrated treatment planning and documentation required to support current level of care and transition to other levels of care.

Intermediate course – Step 2 in the ASAM Series

The ASAM criteria are a set of criteria for providing outcome-oriented and results-based care in the treatment of addiction. They provide separate placement criteria for adolescents and adults to create comprehensive and individualized treatment plans to be used in service planning and treatment across all services and levels of care. With the approval of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver, implementation of the ASAM criteria will become an integral part of system transformation in California. This interactive, skills-based training will begin with a brief overview of the ASAM criteria and a cross-walk between the levels of care articulated in the ASAM criteria and the levels of care defined by the DMC-ODS Waiver. Following this brief review, the presenter will focus the remaining portion of the training on a detailed review of the four progress note formats approved for use in clinical files by SAPC, which are: (1) SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan); (2) GIRP (Goals, Intervention, Response, and Plan); (3) SIRP (Situation, Intervention, Response, and Progress); and (4) BIRP (Behavior, Intervention, Response, and Plan), followed by instruction on how to develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Each focus group format will be reviewed in detail, and participants will have the opportunity to practice drafting progress notes through a series of case scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

1. Demonstrate ability to apply ASAM risk ratings to information gathered through multidimensional assessment

2. Demonstrate an ability to create an individualized treatment plan based upon the ASAM criteria and risk across the six dimensions of multidimensional patient assessment.

3. Use progress notes to demonstrate movement toward attainment of treatment plan goals

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 am.


James Peck, PsyD



Sacramento County Department of Health Services, DBHS Alcohol and Drug Services


This training is funded by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) at no cost to participants; Lunch is on your own.

Who Should Participate?

California Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment/Contract Providers and County Staff who are engaged in the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) process.

Continuing Education

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of six continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1117), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP 20 872 C 0819), and CAODCs (CADTP, #151).

CE credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.


If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Lena Williams at (916) 465-8007, at least one week prior to the training.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Lena Williams –

(916) 465-8007

Yvonne Frazier –

(916) 862-0094

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