In 2003 The New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association established the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders (NHTIAD) to further training and professional development for addiction professionals. We are committed to the growth of the professional counseling workforce by providing professional development training's, online-eLearning, workshops and conferences.   Located at 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH, NHADACA offers an average of 35-40 training's each year for substance use and other mental health professions working is treatment, prevention and recovery services.


This document is a short list of all of our upcoming events


(The professional development calendar is where we add local events that we are notified about. Please contact NHTIAD to add your event to the calendar, 


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Understanding Intake: The Second Step In Becoming A Competent Abuse Counselor

with Kelly Reardon

A 1 hour Live Webinar event Wednesday, December 16, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (online check in begins at 11:40am)
NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION: The 12 Core Functions of addiction counseling have been set in place as a standard for counselors to use in their practice, and as a way for them to be held responsible and accountable for their work. The core functions are a type of road map for how counselors should conduct their work with all substance abuse clients. They are also part of a counselor’s initial licensure process where they must know all 12 core functions and have 300 supervised hours conducting the core functions. This webinar is designed to provide individuals with the basic tools and understanding of the second step in becoming a competent substance abuse counselor. Participants will learn the proper components and methods of filling out releases of information with clients and how to address possible treatment barriers during intake. Participants will also learn about the beginning components of the clinical interviewing process, gathering data, and building rapport and empathy. 
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12, 18

PRESENTER:  Kelly is the full time Associate Professor of Human Service at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over a decade, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Secretary of NHADACA, as the liaison for NHADACA and the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board, and by serving on the Peer Review Committee for the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly currently has her Master’s in Education/Counseling and is a Master level Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor. Her education ventures continue with her pursuit of her CAGS in Mental Health Counseling from Rivier University where she then hopes to begin her Doctorate program in Clinical Psychology in the fall of 2014. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, Bikram Yoga, traveling to warm climates, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

Fees:   NHADACA Members: Free and includes a certificate with 1 CE;   Non-Members: $15 for a certificate with 1 CE
Free for anyone to participate without a certificate




The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: 
Overview and Skill Building

with Catherine M. Iacuzzi, PsyD

A 6 hour training event Friday, January 9, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

This two part workshop will begin with an introductory overview of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, including the assessment dimensions, risk ratings, and levels of treatment and withdrawal management. This overview for clinicians, care managers, healthcare, corrections and legal professionals will review the reasoning and validity around recommendations for particular levels of care.

Part two of this presentation will begin at 12:45pm and is primarily for clinicians. It will be highly interactive and is designed to build individual skills in utilizing the ASAM Criteria to make individualized, appropriate admission, continuing care and discharge decisions. In addition, participants will practice developing and writing clinical justifications for risk ratings in each of the six dimensions.

CPS Category:   None       LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1- 3, 16, 18

PRESENTER:  Catherine M. Iacuzzi, PsyD, ADC has 15 years of experience as an addiction professional. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. She has extensive experience providing treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, utilizing evidence-based practices, providing clinical supervision, and training clinicians. Dr. Iacuzzi has worked in a range of settings including outpatient and residential treatment, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers and jails. Her areas of interest include integrated co-occurring disorder treatment, organizational development, and clinician supervision and training. She has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from supervision to systems change, from trauma-informed services to multicultural counseling. Dr. Iacuzzi is an adjunct faculty member at the NH Technical Institute and Granite State College. She is Past-President of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association and Northeast Regional Vice President of NAADAC – The National Association of Addiction Professionals.

Fee:  NHADACA Members $35.00     Non-Members $45.00              NASW CEs add $5                            Lunch is on your own.

For registration information contact:  Kim Hyslop, 225-7060 or






with C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD & Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION:  Psychotherapy has traditionally addressed the mind, with its cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components; but recent neuroscience research has revealed a new area to add to psychological treatments: The brain and nervous system. We now know that neuroplasticity and neurogenesis occur all through life. This is extremely hopeful for therapy. You will discover where and how brain change occurs in development, through attachment and from experiences throughout one’s life.  Learn ways to elicit these natural processes therapeutically using alternative modalities of meditation, mindfulness, bodywork, movement and sensory awareness. Gain the background you need along with clear principles and effective techniques for addressing nervous system deficits found in substance abusers. By initiating brain change for the better, you add a new dimension to your treatments. And in the process, you will find yourself feeling alert, refreshed and relaxed as you activate your own brain in positive ways.

PRESENTERS:  C. ALEXANDER SIMPKINS, PHD and ANNELLEN M. SIMPKINS, PHD are psychologists specializing in neuroscience, psychotherapy, meditation, and hypnosis. The Simpkins are authors of 28 books, many of them bestsellers. Their most recent books on neuroscience are Neuroscience for Clinicians (Springer, 2012), The Dao of Neuroscience (Norton, 2010), and Neuro-Hypnosis (Norton, 2010). They have also written about meditation for healthy mind-brain change: The Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy Workbook (PESI, 2014), The Tao of Bipolar Disorder (New Harbinger, 2013), Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2012), Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2011), and Meditation for Therapists and Their Clients (Norton 2009). Forthcoming books are Resistance, Rebellion, and Growth (Springer, 2015), and Core Principles of Meditation for Therapy, Multimedia (Wiley, 2015). Their books have over 20 foreign editions and have won numerous awards. Drs. Simpkins have taught their meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change to people of all ages.  They have been integrating neuroscience into treatments for decades and bring the most recent research findings to practitioners. They present seminars at professional conferences, state mental hospitals, university campuses, and to popular and professional audiences around the world. They studied with psychotherapy masters, including Milton H. Erickson, Jerome D. Frank, Carl Rogers, Lawrence Kubie, and Ernest Rossi, and neuroscience innovators including Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jaime Pineda, Paul Churchland, and Stephen Anagnostaras. Their Eastern philosophy influence along with their commitment to continual learning and therapeutic effectiveness has helped them to see therapy through the crystal of a unique vision, which they bring to you with warmth and clarity in their books and seminars.

CEUs: 6 CEUs for this event
NASW: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) &  Psychologists Category A
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3-7, 14-18

Fee:  NHADACA Members:  $75;   Non-Members  $125;   NASW CEUS add $5;  Lunch will be on your own. 




HIV Trends & Treatment

with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

A 6 hour training event Friday, February 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
At NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

PRESENTATION: This workshop is designed for the substance abuse professional needing CEUs to fulfill LADC and CPS requirements.  This training meets the 6 hour HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the LADC and CPS credentials.  The goals of this workshop are to increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB.   The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission.  Particular attention will be paid to the link between increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use.   Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.  

 CPS Category:  HIV                      CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4 - 6, 8, 10 - 13, & 15 - 18

PRESENTER:  Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, is the Program Director at Phoenix House Franklin Center and an associate for LTG Counseling Associates as well as doing his own independent practice, DalPra Counseling Services.  He has worked as the Chemical Dependency and HIV/AIDS Case Manager for the former NH Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery as well as for the Nashua Public Health Department as an HIV/AIDS Street Outreach Worker.  A nationally certified trainer in “Preventing HIV Disease Among Substance Abusers;”  he is a former Adjunct Faculty member at NH Technical Institute Human Services Department, in Concord, NH.  He is also a Past-President of NHADACA and a member of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.

Register by:      ASAP, space is limited
Fee:  NHADACA Members $35.00     Non-Members $45.00                                   Lunch is on your own.

For registration information contact:  Kim Hyslop 603-225-7060 





with Angela Jones, MLADC, LCMHC
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (check in begins at 1:40 a.m.)

A confirmation email will be sent with a link to the webinar a week before the event 
(It’s important that you test the link prior to the event as some firewalls will prevent attendance).

PRESENTATION: The field of western psychology and addiction treatment is moving towards a more holistic approach to illness, intervention, and recovery. The merging of this process with eastern culture influenced therapies is changing the way the field views clinician, client, evidenced-based practice, current and future research direction.  Though it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a non-religious practice of mindfulness entered the American mainstream in recent years.   Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and is inspiring  programs to adapt Mindfulness based models for schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and beyond.  The  relevance as a recovery maintenance skill for addictions   is particularly significant because  it  is  a skill  of self-awareness--  the first step into recovery.     Mindfulness  skills  can assist  in  unraveling the complexity that often comes with addiction in the form of co-occurring symptoms.  This workshop will briefly review the research, relevance to effective trauma-sensitive practices, and provide three mindful practices with a script to try for yourself and with your clients or students.

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  

PRESENTER:  Angela has over two decades of experience working in behavioral health.  She holds MLADC, LCMHC (12/2014) and is registered as a Yoga Alliance Teacher for children and adults.   She has completed post-graduate certification with the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute where she studied under the direction of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD and completed additional Yoga Teacher training with the authors of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming the Body (2010) and the founder of YogaWarriors: Yoga practice tailored for Veterans.   Her work as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Norris Cotton Cancer Center of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center lead her to develop “Gentle YOGA”; a style of practice utilizing trauma-sensitive protocols influenced by Kripalu and Hatha Yoga practices. She recently published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice (found at  Currently she teaches Mindfulness as part of her work as Coordinator of Substance Use & Mental Health Services at Grafton County House of Corrections and teaches ongoing Gentle YOGA classes to the general public as part of her private practice in Littleton.

Fees:   NHADACA Members: Free and includes a certificate with 1 CE  
Non-Members: $15 for a certificate with 1 CE Free for anyone to participate without a certificate

For registration information contact:  Kim Hyslop 603-225-7060 or





with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC
A 6 hour training event on Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M.)

PRESENTATION:  This workshop will focus on the 12 Core Functions (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation) and the related global criteria of substance abuse counseling.  Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.  This will provide a framework for verbalizing and analyzing the skills necessary for good clinical practice related to work with substance abuse clients.  This course is geared towards non-clinicians working toward the certified recovery support worker credential.  Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the chemical dependency counseling process.

CPS Category:  None
LADC/MLADC Performance Domains:   I - V       Categories of Competence:  1 – 18

PRESENTER:  David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC, is in private practice in Central New Hampshire, where he has been providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for over 20 years.  He was a member of the NH Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors since its inception and was a member of the Peer Review Committee attaché to the NH Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Practice.  Mr. Parisi served as the Chair of the Case Presentation Method Committee of the ICRC.AODA and was  instrumental in the development of the process and standards for assessing alcohol and drug abuse counselor competency internationally.  He is a faculty member of the New England Institute on Addiction Studies and is recognized nationally for providing professional training on counseling skills and counselor competency.

Register by:  March 13, 2014
Lunch is on your own

Fee:  NHADACA Members $35.00
Non-Members $45.00 NASW CEUs $5.00         





with Mark Ames  & Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC, CCS

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

 The chronic nature of addictive disease requires that we reconsider how we provide ongoing support for people trying to establish, maintain, sustain, and in some cases regain recovery status.  Recovery support has traditionally been viewed solely from the perspective of 12-step recovery models, but with the motion toward the incorporation of resiliency and recovery oriented systems of care, recovery concepts have gone through significant re-examination and growth. Various models of recovery support have been created or defined across the country.  This training will examine several of these various models of recovery support.  Distinctions will be made in addressing peer recovery support, non-peer recovery support and recovery coaching.  Participants will be able to identify benefits and practices involved with both individual and group recovery support models.  They will be able describe additional points to consider when providing group recovery support for individuals with co-occurring disorders.  

PRESENTERS:   Mark Ames is the Network Coordinator of Vermont Recovery Center Network.  Through this endeavor he has developed recovery services, trainings, board development approaches, a peer review process and set program standards for providing recovery services.  Previously he has conducted program development for the Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs in the areas of prevention intervention, treatment and recovery supports.  Mark has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Perceptual Psychology.  Thirty-one years in recovery, he is also one of the first Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches (CARC) through the Connecticut Certification Board.
Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC is a Vermont licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a VT licensed mental health counselor as well as a certified clinical supervisor.  He currently works as an outpatient therapist at Otter Creek Associates in Brattleboro, VT.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling from UMass Amherst as well as a Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health from Trinity College.  

6 CEUs for this event
NASW: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) &  Psychologists Category A
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  6, 7, 11, 12, 13 & 15
NHADACA Members $35.00;  Non-Members $45.00;  NASW CEs add $5;    Lunch is on your own.





with  Ann Duckless

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION:  awaiting description

CPS Category:   Prevention Practice and Theory
LADC/MLADC  Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12 

PRESENTER:  Ann has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

Fee:  NHADACA Members $35.00;   Non-Members $45.00; NASW add $5; Lunch is on your own.


 Directions to NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Concord, NH

From the South (Manchester):  Take I-93 North, to exit 13.  Turn right onto Manchester Street.  Go over the bridge and take the first left onto Old Turnpike Road.  At the light continue straight onto Regional Drive.  Take the 4th  left onto Chenell Drive. Turn right into NHADACA which is on the corner of Chenell Drive and Pembroke Road.

From the West (Keene):  Take Route 9 to I-89 South/Concord.  Merge onto I-93 North to exit 13.  Turn right onto Manchester Street.  Go over the bridge and take the first left onto Old Turnpike Road.  At the light continue straight onto Regional Drive.  Take the 4th  left onto Chenell Drive.  Turn right into NHADACA which is on the corner of Chenell Drive and Pembroke Road.

From the North (Plymouth/Berlin):  Take I-93 South to exit 14.  Turn left onto Loudon Road.  At the top of the hill turn right onto Airport Road.  At the light turn left onto Regional Drive.  Take the 4th  left onto Chenell Drive.  Turn right into NHADACA which is on the corner of Chenell Drive and Pembroke Road.

From the East (Portsmouth):  Take Route 4 West to Concord.  Stay straight on Route 9 West (Concord Heights Business District).  Turn left at the lights onto Route 106 South and go 1.5 miles.  Turn right onto Pembroke Road and continue for about ¾ of a mile.  Turn left into 130 Pembroke Rd. The building is on the corner of Pembroke Road and Chenell Drive.  If you pass the first entrance, turn onto Chenell Drive and take the first entrance on the left.


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If you are concerned about a training being cancelled due to the weather conditions, call (603) 225-7060, after 6:30 a.m. the morning of the event, to check the status.  The answering machine will have any cancellation information, if needed.  If you call, and there is no message, then the training is proceeding as scheduled.






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