Substance Use Assessment and Utilizing Residential Treatment: An ASAM Dimensions Approach
When assessing substance use and co-occurring disorders in clinical populations, it is essential that clinicians have a guide to determine the appropriate level of care needed. Linkage to the appropriate level of care improves client outcomes and can, in many cases, save lives, particularly when the substance use present is high-risk or comorbid with medical and/or severe psychiatric conditions.
To support effective assessment and linkage to appropriate services, the American Society of Addiction Medicine has created the ASAM Criteria, a comprehensive guide to level of care assessment that...Read more covers six key clinical dimensions of concern. This training will focus on review of those six dimensions and the four levels of care that may be indicated, with particular focus on determining when the residential level of care is needed.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand the ASAM Criteria and integrate its use into clinical practice when working with individual with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Less...
- Describe the criteria for each of the six ASAM dimensions.
- Identify four levels of care available for substance use treatment, per ASAM guidance.
- Identify at least three criteria indicating the need for residential treatment, per ASAM guidance.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
01:00 PM PDT - 02:30 PM PDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speakers
Shikha Verma, MD
She received her early medical training (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS) at Lady Hardinge Medical College at the University of Delhi in Delhi, India. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at Hennepin-Regions Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Before joining the team at Evolve, she was a practicing psychiatrist for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at Rogers Behavioral Health in Wisconsin and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Illinois.
Dr. Verma is an active member of the Intellectual Disability subcommittee of the Autism and Intellectual Committee convened by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association. She was recognized with a Faculty/Teaching award for 2018-2019 by the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Outside of her clinical work with Evolve and teaching, Dr. Verma studies a form of classical Indian dance, Kathak, through the I-Radha foundation. She also enjoys painting using oils and acrylics on canvas.
In addition to being intensively trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech, Alyson has also received training from other leaders in DBT education, research, and practice, including Charles Swenson, MD (University of Massachusetts School of Medicine), Kelly Koerner, PhD (University of Washington), and Alan Fruzzetti, PhD (McLean Hospital). Alyson has also recently started foundational training in Radically Open DBT, which aims to assist individuals struggling with overcontrol, including those with Anorexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and treatment-resistant depression.
Before stepping into the role of Executive Clinical Director for all Evolve Treatment Centers, Alyson was the Clinical Program Director at our Vanalden location. At Evolve Vanalden, Alyson managed all clinical and administrative aspects of the program, supervised the associate therapists on staff, and facilitated several DBT groups. Alyson implemented a residential Comprehensive DBT program at Evolve Vanalden, the first in California and one of only a handful in the country. Alyson is a respected leader in Comprehensive DBT Residential Programming for Adolescents.
As Executive Clinical Director for Evolve, Alyson’s mission is to strengthen and improve every aspect of our clinical standards and practices. This includes enhancing the role of DBT in all Evolve programs by ensuring clinical staff have the appropriate training, resources, experience, and mentorship to implement DBT in a way that helps clients most effectively. Alyson is committed to data-driven, evidence-based treatment, and will work with Evolve’s clinical team to document and publish treatment outcome data for all Evolve programs. She hopes this will give families objective criteria they can use to make informed decisions about treatment and recovery for their family members. In addition, Alyson plans to enhance Evolve’s role as a leading continuing education (CEU) provider for mental health professionals in California, and expand our support groups and educational workshops for families and interested community members.
1:00-1:05 Introductions and disclosures
1:05-1:10 Review learning objectives
1:10-1:45 Review of ASAM dimension criteria
i. Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication or Withdrawal Potential
ii. Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications
iii. Dimension 3: Emotional, Behavior, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications
iv. Dimension 4: Readiness to Change
v. Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential
vi. Dimension 6: Recovery/Living Environment
1:45-2:00 Levels of care for substance use
Level 1: Outpatient
Level 2: Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization
Level 3: Residential/Inpatient
Level 4: Intensive Inpatient
2:00-2:20 When Residential Treatment Becomes Necessary
CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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