Overview of American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) Dimensions & Placement Criteria (BHCE)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Anna Sappah, Psy.D.,


C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 2.00
C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 2.00
Contact Hours: 2.00
C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 2.00

Training Overview Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the evidence for the effectiveness of treatment for sexual offending
  • Describe major best practice characteristics of effective programs
  • Prepare a work plan to better align one’s program with best practices

Event-specific Details

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.

Registration Information

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Continuing Education Credits. In order to receive CEs you must do the following:

  • Select which CE credit option(s) you need when you register - you may return to your registration and modify your selections, if needed, by using the registration link in this email
  • Be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training
  • Be present and on screen throughout the training - camera must be on throughout the training
  • Complete and submit the training evaluation - located in the e-Learning Portal

Connecting to the Training. After payment is processed, please access the CHD e-Learning Portal, https://ttclms.remote-learner.net, to access the Zoom link.

Need Technical Assistance? For technical assistance please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, support@aktclms.org

For Questions about this training, please contact
Teagan Presler, MSW
CHD/AKTC Behavioral Health Training Coordinator

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