12-7-2016 ASAM Criteria-(B) - Placerville (El Dorado County)

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Progress House

2844 Coloma Street

Placerville, CA 95667

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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 8:30am. Please arrive early to allow ample time to sign in before the training begins. Training will be promptly at 9:00am.


Thomas Freese, PhD



This training is provided at no cost to participants. Lunch will be 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 (6) 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.

Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 11075 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025) or by phone (310-267-5397)


There is limited parking in the parking lot by Progress House. Carpooling is recommended.

Entrance & Training Room

There is an entracne on the ground level from the street side of the building or through the double doors from the parking lot side of the building and up the stairs to the right. The training rooom is on the top floor of the Counseling Center.


If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Kim Waterman at (916) 379-5348, at least one week prior to the training.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Kim Waterman –

(916) 379-5348

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