Addiction Severity Index
Most researched and most widely used psychosocial format for assessing substance abuse problems. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.
Note to US DOT SAPs: This course is not applicable to US DOT SAP qualification or renewal
Available as a live course. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Description: Probably the most widely used psychosocial designed specifically for substance abuse populations this Addiction Severity Index study is intended to familiarize participants with the eight sections of this clinically useful and research-friendly assessment tool. The critical role of the interviewer in the subsequent valid administration of the A.S.I. will be presented as well as the informational intent of the items in the Index. Instruction on the computation of the severity indices and then applying them to the treatment planning process will be presented. This tool is compatible with research on evidence-based outcomes.
CE Broker #: 20-382453
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Areas: Addictions, Substance Abuse Professional (U.S.DOT), Applications to practice, Clinical evaluation and assessment.
Purpose: Learners completing A.S.I. training will be able to conduct the psychosocial interview and understand item intent across all eight sections of the instrument.
Target Audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.
States that accept Program Services credits because of our national approvals: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
Accepts Program Services credits because we hold another state SW board approval: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary
States with no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico
Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
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