New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Virtual: ASAM Criteria Advanced

  • September 20, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 27



A 5-hour training with Scott Boyles

September 20, 2022

8:30am - 3pm

1 hour lunch, 2x 15 min breaks

SOR Scholarship Application

This training will be remote only!


The prerequisite for this training is the 2-Day ASAM Criteria Skills Building Training taking place on August 2 & August 3, 2022. Please only register for this training if you have taken or are registered for the prerequisite.

This one-day training builds on the 2-Day ASAM Criteria Skills Training. The training provides a brief review and then goes into more specific application, focusing on the nuances of the Criteria to determine admission, continued stay and discharge. With case studies participants will practice applying the risk ratings, dimensional admission criteria specifications, conceptualizing the initial framework of a service plan and then using and documenting continued stay/transfer and discharge Criteria. The training will also include a focus on clinical documentation to support the use and application of the Criteria. All participants receive an in-depth electronic training journal to guide the training experience and as a resource for continuing skill application, as part of the training.


1. Review the Six Dimensions and ASAM Criteria’s levels of care

2. By using case-studies practice application of the risk ratings, dimensional admission criteria and supporting rules.

3. Understand how the dimensional Admission Criteria and clinical needs drive the individualized service plans

4. Develop an understanding of how continued stay criteria is used in conjunction with the service plans

5. Practice application of Transfer, Continued Stay and Discharge Criteria.

6. Practice writing admission, continued service, transfer/discharge rationale based on an ongoing and evolving case scenario.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERScott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $65; *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.  Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or 

10 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: None
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-3, 6-10, 12, 18
CPS Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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