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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Overview and Application of ASAM Criteria for Drug Treatment Court Judges and Staff

  • September 15, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 17


A 3-Hour Training with John Horsley, LCSW, MSW, MBA

September 15, 2023


This training is free for NH Drug Court Providers/Staff. Please use code provided to register. 

PRESENTATION: The ASAM Criteria contains a set of objective guidelines that standardizes the recommendations and treatment planning for individuals experiencing substance use disorder.  The ASAM Criteria is the most commonly used tool for a variety of professionals working with individuals experiencing substance use disorder that determines the appropriate level of care. 

This training will provide an overview of the ASAM Criteria including the guiding principles, six domains of the ASAM Criteria, and a review of the levels of care.  This training will utilize case examples to discuss the application of the ASAM Criteria when recommending care as well as treatment planning implications.  

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the background and overview of the guiding principles of the ASAM Criteria;
  2. Recall the six domains of the ASAM Criteria and Assessment Strategies; 

  3. Summarize the ASAM Levels of Care; and 

  4. Interpret the six domains of the ASAM Criteria to determine Level of Care. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: John joined KYC as the Director of Outpatient Services in 2022, overseeing behavioral health programs for youth and adults. Prior to KYC, he spent more than a decade at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in various leadership positions, most recently as the Vice President of Adult and Addiction Services. He established peer services, an opioid mobile crisis program, same-day access services, and their mobile crisis unit. John also taught various graduate courses at Indiana University School of Social Work, in addition to providing field clinical supervision to post graduate students.  John has also served on the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and a variety of local, state, and national advisory boards. 

John received his Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Social Work at Indiana University, and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Outside of his work at KYC, John enjoys spending time with his family, watching/participating in various sports, and spending time outdoors backpacking or kayaking. 

REGISTRATION FEE: FREE for Drug Court Staff (use code provided). *NHADACA Members $30; Non-Members $35; *NBCC included For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

3 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: None
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 8, 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 project was supported by Grant No. 2019-DC-BX-0017 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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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