Join us for a free 1-day training presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on implementing and operationalizing the ASAM Criteria 4th Edition within your continuum of care. Within this 1-day training, subject matter experts will review the updated guidelines and service standards of the ASAM Criteria Fourth Edition. This training is made possible by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services.


  1. Identify all changes in, and benefits of, the ASAM Criteria Fourth Edition. 
  2. Discuss why and how changes are crucial for innovative person-centered care. 
  3. Identify treatment levels that make up the 4th Edition's continuum of care and how integrated care is incorporated throughout the continuum. 
  4. Recognize needs and opportunities to evolve standards and practices aligned with Fourth Edition Criteria in a clinical setting.

Location Information

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016


08:30-9:30 am Onsite Check In and Breakfast 
09:30-10:00 am  Introduction and warm up activity
10:00-11:15 am Overview of the Major Changes from ASAM 3 to ASAM 4 
11:15-11:30 am BREAK
11:15-12:30 pm Service Standards for each Level of Care with Major Changes
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:15 pm Summary and questions about changes
1:15-2:30 pm Breakout sessions 
2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:00 pm Report out from Groups and Discuss
4:00-4:30 pm Next steps – Plan of action to move forward


Trainer Bios
Diana Kelly, LCSW, Clinical Director for the Consulting and Training Team at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Diana Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) Clinician, educator and Clinical Director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the IU School of Social Work in Indianapolis Indiana. Diana’s primary focus areas include inclusive group work, trauma informed and anti- oppressive clinical practices, and clinical work with Military Veterans and their families. Diana’s direct practice experience involves work with Military Veterans, and those involved with the Justice System. Diana has a strong passion for trauma informed work with Women Veterans and advocating for the inclusive treatment of minority Veterans. Diana has a strong passion for teaching, mentoring, group facilitation and has a strong belief in the magic of group work! She is a graduate of the IU School of Social Work in Indianapolis Indiana. 
Joyce Starr, Master Trainer and Consultant for the Consulting and Training Team at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Joyce Starr is currently a Master Trainer and Consultant for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. She is retired from the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and previously served as their Chief of Recovery Supports and Housing. Previously, Ms. Starr served as Chief of Treatment Services and also served as Chief of Treatment and Recovery Services with ODADAS, monitoring substance abuse treatment statewide including Therapeutic Communities. She has 40 years in the field of Substance abuse with experience with public and private sector. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Starr served as The Substance Abuse Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services for eight years and was Superintendent of a juvenile facility, with a focus on re-entry and treatment. In addition, Ms. Starr was Vice-President of Parkside Recovery Services, a residential treatment center, where she served in administrative capacities during her thirteen-year stay. Ms. Starr began her career working for Project Linden Inc., where she served as a counselor, working with parole and probation individuals in the field of substance abuse and recovery. Ms. Starr had a 30-year history of being a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Counselor with supervision privilege along with an international certification for clinical supervision. 
Continuing Education Credits: 5.5 CEs
CE Sponsor Statement: The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, provider #1487, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period:11/22/23-11/22/26. Social workers completing this course receive 5.5 continuing education credits. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.
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