Developmentally Informed Assessment of Substance Use Disorders: Supplemental ASAM Training for Adolescent Populations
The ASAM criteria are designed to determine the appropriate treatment of clients based upon their level care for both initial placement and ongoing services. This is an introductory online training is designed to supplement face-to-face trainings on how to use the ASAM Criteria and DSM-5 diagnoses. The goal of this training is to give providers a developmental framework to understand how substance use disorders (SUDs) present in adolescents. The training will review how SUDs manifest differently in adolescents compared with adults, especially in terms of substance use history, co-occurring complexities, and motivation. The training will also give provide specific considerations for conducting more effective assessments for adolescent populations.
At the end of this online training, participants will be able to: (1) provide a developmental framework for understanding substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescent clients; (2) 2. describe at least three (3) specific considerations for conducting SUD assessments for adolescent populations; and (4) explain at least three (3) ways to use Motivational Interviewing to improve the assessment of adolescent clients and enhance engagement.