February 14, 2018 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

with Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC

A 6 hour training event on February 14, 2018 (Moved from 2/7/18)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

NHADACA 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH

PRESENTATION:  Physical and emotional pain affect the brain in much the same way. Just as there are medications for intervening in emotional/psychological pain, there are psychological interventions for physical pain.   With the growing toll and concern about pain-relieving meds, other treatment options need to be explored. This workshop will focus on pain, its origins, progression, chronicity, and our different ways of dealing with it will be described.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

·         Describe the brain circuitry involved in, storing, and expressing painful experiences;

·         Describe the effects of mind-altering drugs (both medications and drugs of abuse) on pain; 

·         Name benefits and risks of pain medications;      

·         Describe how ineffective ways of dealing with pain can lead to substance use and to co-occurring disorders; and

·         List three psychotherapeutic strategies for dealing with both physical and psychological pain.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC has been an instructor and coordinator of Maine’s impaired driver countermeasures programs (DEEP). He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in addiction biology and co-occurring disorders, and has presented workshops on these topics to substance abuse and mental health professionals, medical and school personnel, and other interested parties from Maine to Hawaii to the Caribbean for more than 25 years.

Fee: NHADACA Members:  $50;  Non-Members  $60;  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not Applied For
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 14, 16-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  4
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. THANK YOU.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.