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                   6 CE Clock Hour ASAM-3 Criteria Workshop
               helping the NJ Licensed and Certified Counselors
                      become proficient in understanding and
             successfully writing ASAM level of care placements

           October 19, 2017 - ASAM-3
    Building the ASAM-3 Criteria Into Your Practice
       Eatontown Sheraton, 6 Industrial Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724

          NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)
       ASWB NJ CE Approved Continuing Education Provider (#87)

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By attending this conference you will be able to do the following:
  1. At the end of this course, participants will be able to interpret the changes that have occurred in the ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition.
  2. At the end of this course, participants will be able to determine the proper ASAM criteria to choose the most appropriate level of patient care.
  3. At the end of this course, participants will be able to differentiate which of the six assessment dimensions are necessary for placement into a particular level of care.
  4. At the end of this course, participants will be able to describe the criteria necessary to place a patient into either co-occurring capable or co-occurring enhanced programs.
  5. At the end of this course, participants will be able to write defensible level of care recommendations that properly utilize the ASAM criteria supported by the unique patient circumstances.


Feedback From Previous ASAM 3 Criteria Participants

“ASAM 3 wonderfully explained!”

“Even though I’m experienced about addiction assessment, the material was presented in a friendly, understandable and easy to grasp manner.”

“This was a very relevant and timely course. Glenn was able to use his enthusiasm and humor to keep this course going well.”

"Glenn’s presentation style is outstanding. The knowledge and expertise is vast, and he was able to present the information in an accessible manner. He is one of the few presenters that can engage the group effectively for the entire day."

“The most useful part of this course was the current information presented in a highly effective manner.”

Click here for a workshop evaluation summary from a December, 2014 lecture Glenn did for Rutgers University.


General Workshop Series Goals

The goal of this interactive workshop series is to understand the changes that have occurred in the ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition. ASAM definition of addiction will be discussed, as well as the six assessment dimensions. Shifting terminology as well as shifting ideology of the ASAM Criteria will be discussed. Interactive exercises will be incorporated in order to have participants understand the criteria necessary for assessing client needs and providing proper placement. Participants will understand the criteria necessary to properly place clients within a certain level of care and to determine whether that client will need co-occurring capable or co-occurring enhanced placements within that criteria. Participants will learn how to write defensible level of care recommendations that properly utilize the ASAM criteria supported by the unique patient circumstances.

The ASAM Criteria, 3rd Edition – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions. (6 NBCC Clock Hours)

Workshop Components:

The ASAM Criteria 3rd Edition – Introduction
  1. What’s new in the ASAM criteria?
  2. New ASAM terminology.
  3. Co-occurring enhanced vs. co-occurring capable.
  4. Guiding principles underlying the ASAM criteria.
  5. Understanding and determining level of care placement.
  6. Determining dimensional interaction and priorities.
  7. The art of writing defensible level of care recommendations.

Level of Care Placement – Level 1 and Level 2.1 & 2.5
  1. Criteria Dimensions 1 – 6
  2. Level of Care Justification Exercise #1

Level of Care Placement – Level 3.1 and Level 3.3
  1. Criteria Dimensions 1 – 6
  2. Level of Care Justification Exercise #2

Level of Care Placement – Level 3.5
  1. Criteria Dimensions 1 – 6
  2. Level of Care Justification Exercise #3

Level of Care Placement – Level 3.7
  1. Criteria Dimensions 1 – 6
  2. Level of Care Justification Exercise #4

Level of Care Placement – Level 4
  1. Criteria Dimensions 1 – 6
  2. Level of Care Justification Exercise #5

Advanced Counselor Training, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6532). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advanced Counselor Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Why Was This Workshop Created?

If you work for Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) licensed treatment facility, or if you work in a for-profit setting where you have to justify continued care for a client via private insurance, then you need to attend this conference. Many insurance companies utilize the ASAM criteria in order to determine whether or not a client is eligible for continued treatment at a particular level of care. Starting in 2016, DMHAS intiatives will also start ramping up their utilization of this criteria as DMHAS moves into a fee for service environment. For years Drug Court professionals have been at the forefront in their ability to properly utilize ASAM criteria in order to justify level of care placements for clients, and the general treatment community has been sorely lagging behind. Starting in January, DMHAS will introduce the ASAM-3 criteria in their NJSAMS module, and as they move from a slot matrix to a fee for service model in 2016, they will require providers to justify initial and continuing care for their FFS initiatives including DUII and Medicaid. This conference was created to help the professional community be ready once these changes come into place, and to become more proficient when working with payers (e.g., Drug Court, SAI, private insurance companies) who are already utilizing the ASAM-3 criteria.


About the Presenter

Glenn Duncan LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for twenty two years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. As Executive Director, Glenn continues to hold a clinical caseload and perform clinical services in addition to his other administrative duties. Glenn specializes in working with clients who have co-occurring substance use disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Glenn served as an expert panel member for a SAMHSA TIPS book on treating sub-acute anxiety in the substance using population.

Since 2007, Glenn has also been a part-time, consultant supervisor for the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), supervising CADCs in 3 vicinages who are involved in family, criminal and drug court evaluations for clients. The AOC hired full-time professionals who have led these CADC and LCADC professionals into an era of legally defensible substance use evaluations, utilizing the ASAM criteria justifications as one of the core features in the defensibility of these evaluations. In that capacity Glenn works closely with certified substance use evaluators (CADCs) who have not only received excellent, ongoing training in ASAM criteria but are NJ’s leading experts in the proper utilization of the ASAM criteria for patient placement purposes. Glenn's duties for the AOC, in part, include ensuring proper ASAM-3 utilization. He has been utilizing ASAM for many years and utilizing the latest version of the ASAM-3 Criteria since 2013.

Glenn also is a national expert on the topics of emerging drugs of abuse and clinical supervision. He has consulted both locally in New Jersey and nationally on both of these topic areas. His research on emerging drugs of abuse has been used by officials in Illinois, Delaware, New Hampshire, and has been used by DEA officials for training purposes. In 2012 Glenn presented on emerging drugs of abuse at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Orlando, Florida, and for the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in New Jersey.

Glenn's Education and Licensures/Certifications:
  • Monmouth University, B.A. in Psychology, 1988. Western Carolina University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1992
  • NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), since 1999 (LIC#: 37PC00095000).
  • NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), since 2006, CADC 1999-2006 (LIC#: 37LC00120700).
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) since 1999 (CERT#: 171).
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) since 2011 (CERT#: ACS01076).
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Conference Cost

6 Hour ASAM-3 Criteria Workshop
$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 10/05/17)

$149 Late Registration per workshop day (from 10/06/17 - 10/17/17).
Registration is OPEN for this conference!



Click here for directions getting to the Eatontown Sheraton.

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for the 4 day workshop series can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $4.01 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards. Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.

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Grievance Policy: Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.

Any social worker not pleased with the complaint resolution provided by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC may appeal to the CE accrediting entity or their jurisdictional board. The State Board of Social Worker Examiners at the Division of Consumer Affairs can be reached at (973) 504-6495. The Association of Social Workers (ASWB) can be reached at (866) 825-9580.

Disability Accomondations: If you need any accomodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the conference. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at info@clinicalsupervisor.net.

Additional Social Work Information: Content in this workshop will cover practice and content levels of beginner to intermediate regarding ASAM 3 criteria.

Course Completion Requirements: All participants will have to show 100% attendance. The conference starts at 9 a.m. and any participant who enters the conference later than 9:15 a.m. will not be allowed into the conference. Participants will have to sign in at the beginning of the conference and sign out at the end of the conference. All participants must completion the course evaluation and hand it in at the end of the conference. Certificates of completion will be awarded to particpants who meet all of these requirements at the end of the conference day.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this course approved for social workers in NJ?

A: YES! This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #87 Course #713 from 3/24/2016 to 3/24/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6


Q: Will this conference only be held in Eatontown?

A: Currently we are holding this in central NJ to allow as many people as possible to have access to this conference.


Q: Which licensures are these clock hours approved for?

A: This course is approved by the NBCC and ASWB. NBCC courses are approved for the following licensures/certifications: LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, and ASWB courses are approved for the following licensures: LCSW, LSW.


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