May 10, 2018 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

With Brenda Westberry
A 6 HOUR TRAINING EVENT ON MAY 10, 2018
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: How can people who do terrible things consider themselves good? These individuals show a lack of remorse or little regard for others, respond angrily to anything interpreted as opposing what he or she wants, lack personal responsibility and exercise power in doing the forbidden and getting away with it. Criminals consider themselves decent people with the right to do whatever suits their purpose but what if it interferes with those who are law abiding and responsible? During this course, participants will be introduced to specific thinking patterns that underlie criminal behavior patterns for justice involved clients. The use of evidenced based practices in assessment and treatment planning will be covered as well as how to deal specifically with these behaviors in criminal justice settings. Methods of instruction will include discussion, video, case studies and experiential role plays.

As a result of attending this training the participant will be able to:

• Identify maladaptive thinking patterns that are prevalent with the justice involved offender that perpetuates criminal and anti-social actions.
• Understand specific criminal thinking patterns and identify how to respond to criminal thinking statements in a manner that avoids confrontation and resistance.
• Define antisocial personality disorder and analyze theories associated with criminal offending.
• Evaluate and identify evidenced based research in assessments and treatment planning for those with criminal thinking patterns and cognitive distortions.
• Develop learned techniques using experiential role plays that will help in dealing with justice involved individuals with criminal thinking patterns.

PRESENTER: Brenda Westberry is President and founder of Westberry Consulting where she facilitates workshops, conferences and trainings on a national level for businesses, government and community agencies. Brenda is a retired Chief Probation Officer from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. She has over 30 years of experience in working with criminal justice offenders, treatment agencies, the addicted client population and recovery organizations. Brenda has extensive training in working with multiple validated risk assessments using evidence-based practices and was trained by members of J-SAT and the National Institute of Corrections in the instruction of Motivational Interviewing, coding, coaching and feedback. Brenda has been involved in multiple projects throughout the country working with correctional and community agencies with both adult and juvenile offenders who have faced life sentences. Brenda is a professor in the Criminology, Sociology, Social Work and Applied Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University and an Instructor for the ATTC-NE, at Brown University, as well as a 10-year faculty member of the New England School of Addiction Studies and the New England School of Best Practices. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Law Administration.

Fee: *NHADACA Members: $50; *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.
For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains:  2-3
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 15, 18
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6
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. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE OR GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.  PAYMENT BY MEANS OTHER THAN CREDIT CARD MAY SLOW DOWN COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION.  CHECKS AND CASH ARE STILL ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.  WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD FOR TRAININGS OF HIGH DEMAND TOPICS.  THANK YOU.

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