ASAM Criteria for Accountability Courts
The Council of Accountability Court Judges is pleased to offer an ASAM-endorsed eLearning opportunity for accountability court treatment providers. The ASAM Criteria training has been developed by The Change Companies. This training supports the accountability court treatment standard, the use of the ASAM patient placement criteria to determine the appropriate level of care required for the target population. This training is exclusively for behavioral health clinicians and substance-use disorder treatment providers providing direct services in Georgia’s adult accountability courts.
Eligible treatment providers MUST work with their accountability court program coordinator to request the training. Coordinators should request the training using the Request for ASAM e-Learning Modules Training link and complete the form. Within three business days a CACJ team member will contact the coordinator to confirm the request and provide instructions to begin the three modules.
The ASAM Criteria course descriptions are as follows.
ASAM Module 1 - Multidimensional Assessment
This effective and accessible solution for training will help practitioners understand, assess and implement the six dimensions of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's The ASAM Criteria. Each section is devoted to a certain component of The ASAM Criteria, and information is reinforced through knowledge checks and a final exam that learners must pass in order to receive credit. Skills that reinforce the module's learning objectives are practiced and applied through interactive case studies and followed up with review from Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria, Dr. David Mee-Lee.
ASAM Module 2 - From Assessment to Service Planning and Level of Care
This course helps practitioners understand how to work with a participant's assessment and service planning to identify the best level of care in which to provide his or her services. Skills that reinforce the module's learning objectives are practiced and applied through interactive case studies and Dr. Mee-Lee provides real-world application and description via brief video clips throughout the module.
ASAM Module 3 - Introduction to The ASAM Criteria
This effective and accessible solution for training will serve as a quick orientation and reference guide for the new edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's criteria for patient assessment, service planning and level of care placement. The ASAM Criteria (2013), now in its Third Edition, introduces new context and content key to the field of addiction treatment.