The ASAM criteria is a widely used set of guidelines used to determine levels of care in people with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The ASAM Criteria offer a strengths-based, multidimensional approach to assessment, and considers the client’s needs, obstacles, and liabilities, as well as their strengths, assets, resources and support structure.
In this training, an overview of what the six ASAM dimensions are, and how to use them to help determine the appropriate level of care.
About the Presenter
Anna Sappah, Psy.D, CDC I is currently serving as the Clinical Supervisor and Continuing Care Coordinator for Recovery Services at Wisdom Traditions in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Sappah has previously served on the Governor’s Advisory Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Trust Training Cooperative and RADACT’s advisory board, and Board of Directors for Center for Drug Problems. Dr. Sappah’s clinical focus is providing therapeutic services to patients with co-occurring SUD and MH disorders, including trauma.