New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

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EDUCATION

We offer over 75 professional development events annually and host a library of over 35 on-demand webinars. Our Professional Development Calendar also includes local events hosted by other entities that may be of interest to substance use and other healthcare professionals in NH.

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ADVOCACY

We advocate for sound public policies related to issues that impact the substance use workforce as well as those experiencing addiction.

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EMPLOYMENT

We advertise employment resources and NH job opportunities for substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery professionals.

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RESOURCES

We guide healthcare professionals to resources for professional development, scholarships, credentialing and other substance use related information.

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COVID-19 UPDATE : As of September 1, 2021, NHADACA will begin offering in-person training.   We will require masks for all staff and attendees until further notice.   While we are scheduling lower than typical attendance, we cannot guarantee that social or physical distancing will be strictly followed given the size of our training rooms.   Many trainings will still be available in a virtual format.   We will be monitoring the State and CDC guidelines and will adjust our policies as necessary based on local and nationwide trends. 

Upcoming events

    • December 02, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

    December 2, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


    PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

    • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
    • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
    • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
    • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
    • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
    • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

    PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

    FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.    *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,  training@nhadaca.org.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
    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.  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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • December 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

    December 3, 2021

    8:30am - 4:00pm


    PRESENTATIONThis training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  By the end of this training participants will be able to:  

    • Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

    • Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

    • Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

    • Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

    • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

    • Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

    • Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

    • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

    PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, 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 Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • December 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3.75 hour training with Noel Quinn, PhD.

    December 3, 2021
    8:30am-12:30pm


    This training is remote only!


    PRESENTATION: During this half day Motivational Interviewing training, Dr. Noel Quinn will briefly review Motivational Interviewing skills covered in the first session. Attendees will gain a more detailed understanding of MI fundamentals and OARS application.

    For the second half of the training, Dr. Quinn will introduce client resistance and discordance; common barriers of effective MI. Attendees will have opportunities to sharpen their skills using all the MI tools through small group case-based interaction and feedback specific to substance use scenarios and other chronic conditions found within integrated medical settings.

    Attendees will identify and practice using two or more motivational interviewing strategies identifying skills to address discordance and client resistance to change.

    PRESENTER:   Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

    Registration:  $60 which includes NASW continuing education. 

    3.75 Contact Hours Available
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  4
    NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

    CME, CNE, SW, and CPS Continuing Education Credit Information TBD

    For more information contact Laura Remick, lremick@nchcnh.org

    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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • January 13, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • January 14, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    A 12 hour training event with Shannon Carey, PhD and Helen Harberts, JD

    January 13 & 14, 2022

    8:30am-4pm daily


    This training is for NH Drug Court Providers/Staff only. Please use code provided to register.


    This training is geared toward whole teams training together.


    PRESENTATION:  The science of behavior change is complex and knowing how and when to use sanctions, incentives and therapeutic responses effectively can be challenging. What are effective responses to behavior? How should responses to behavior, including incentives and sanctions, be delivered for maximum effect? This series of workshops will review the scientific principles of behavior change and provide extensive information on the practical application of these principles with physical distance guidelines in place (e.g., during the pandemic) and when in-person activities resume. These interactive sessions will: provide examples of meaningful incentives, sanctions and therapeutic responses, discuss how to prepare the judge with the information needed to have an effective conversation with participants, share videos of different judges delivering incentives, sanctions, monitoring and therapeutic responses in the courtroom and review scenarios of role dilemmas, staffing decisions and typical participant behavior for the audience to decide “What would you do?” 

    Day 1 focuses on staffing including understanding addiction, participant engagement, tools for behavior change, a review of team member roles, information sharing, and examples of effective incentives, sanctions and therapeutic responses. A sample Staffing Form and Response Matrix that offer guidelines for selecting appropriate and fair individualized responses to behavior are also provided.

    Day 2 focuses on court including the skill steps for effective delivery of incentives, sanctions, and therapeutic responses in the court room, developing rapport, adjusting to co-occurring disorders and trauma, fairness, and capitalizing on hope.

    Objectives

    1.  Gain knowledge of key research-based practices for behavior modification
    2. Learn what information is needed to determine what incentives and sanctions are most meaningful for participants and when therapeutic and monitoring responses are appropriate
    3.  Learn effective delivery of incentives and sanctions in the courtroom

    PRESENTERS:  

    Shannon M Carey, Ph.D., Co-President and Director of Development at NPC Research, has worked in the areas of criminal justice and substance abuse treatment for over 20 years, particularly in the area of treatment courts and cost analyses. Altogether, she has been involved in performing process, outcome and/or cost evaluations in over 300 adult, juvenile, family, reentry, DWI, veterans and federal treatment courts across the U.S. She also provides consulting and training in treatment courts operating in Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and England. Dr. Carey was involved with developing and writing the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards as well as the Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards and has assisted several states in writing their state specific standards for all types of treatment courts. She also assisted in developing treatment court certification processes as well as a peer review process that has been launched in several states where treatment court teams visit and give feedback and support to each other in implementing research-based best practices. Dr. Carey earned her Ph.D. from Portland State University in Systems Science and Applied Psychology. She is also a NADCP faculty member for the National Drug Court Institute and the National Center for DWI Courts.

    Helen Harberts, M.A., J.D. has been working in criminal justice since 1983.  As a prosecutor, Ms. Harberts began as an entry level DA and rose to become the Chief Deputy District Attorney of the Criminal Division in Butte County, CA.   As a Chief Probation Officer (1995-2002) (sworn peace officer) over 5 years she implemented an adult drug court, juvenile drug court, DUI Court utilizing naltrexone, Domestic Violence Court, and Mentally Ill Offenders Court, all based on the problem solving court model. She implemented Police-Probation teams on school campuses (National award winner), a Peer Court, created a gang unit and directed a community based narcotics task force called BASS. After the stint in probation, she returned to her roots as a prosecuting attorney where she practiced law exclusively in problem solving courts for over 5 years.  She retired in 2011.    She popped out of retirement for 5 months in 2012-13, she served as the Interim Director of the Harris County (Texas) Community Supervision and Corrections Department in Houston. Ms. Harberts serves on the faculty of the National Drug Court Institute, National Center for DWI Courts, National Judicial College and others.   She conducts site visits and training on behalf of SAMHSA.  She participated in the creation of the 10 Guiding Principles of DWI Courts, the community supervision curriculum for the Practitioner’s training series for NADCP and was core faculty on several of the practitioner’s series trainings.  She has trained in all 50 states, and internationally. In 2013, Ms. Harberts was inducted into the Stanley Goldstein Drug Court Hall of Fame. It was the achievement of a professional lifetime.  

    FEE:  Free for Drug Court Staff

    12 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18 
    CRSW Performance Domains6
    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.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • January 21, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training with Ginger Ross, CRSW

    January 21, 2022

    8:30am-4pm


    This training will be remote only!


    PRESENTATION: We know addiction has taken a toll on families, and a strain on human service workers across the continuum. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate human service workers working with those with addiction such as Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Social Workers, Family Court Systems, EAPs, Human Resource Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Mental Health Clinicians, and of course family members and loved ones.

    In this course, you will learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners through learning about recovery from those who survived it. This course will provide a foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery.


    Course Objectives:

    1. Basic Understanding of Addiction as a Chronic Disease
    2. Identify Behaviors of Addiction and Behavior Change
    3. Histories of the Stories We Tell
    4. Define Return-to-use (relapse)
    5. Explain foundational recovery concepts:
      1. Harm Reduction
      2. Recovery Capital
      3. Pathways of Recovery

    PRESENTER: Ginger Ross is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

    Registration Fee: NHADACA Members: $50; Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  6-8, 12-15
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training with Elaine de Mello, LCSW    

      January 26, 2022

    8:30am-4pm

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION: 

    Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    1. recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; 
    2. Understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and 
    3. Learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

    PRESENTER:  Elaine de Mello is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field since 1978 as a clinical program manager in inpatient and community settings; she also served as an emergency services clinician and director of Quality Improvement. Additionally, Elaine worked for seven years as a school counselor and currently teaches on the faculty at Plymouth State University and as a Child Impact Program teacher at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Elaine has worked full time with NAMI NH since 1999 where she had a lead role in the development of the Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention Program, a national best practice. Elaine has provided training and consultation in mental health and suicide prevention throughout the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including state and tribal entities, community coalitions, schools and campuses, health care facilities, and military and paramilitary organizations.  She serves as a trainer for the NH Police Standards and Training Council, and is also a master trainer in AMSR, CALM and Connect and is certified in conducting psychological autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology.  Elaine serves on the NH Suicide Fatality Review Committee and has been the co-chair of the NH Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly since 2003. She has served on the national faculty for Zero Suicide. Elaine is a 2012 recipient of the NH State Suicide Prevention Award.

     Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org.

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    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.  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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH or Online via Zoom
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    A 2-hour training with Dianne Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    January 26, 2022

    1pm-3pm


    *This training will be hybrid. Please choose virtual or in-person when registering*

    PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc400 rules adopted in July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the initial licensure requirements for LADCs and MLADCs and the 400 rules described the re-licensure and supervisor/supervision requirements.  Initial and re-licensure requirements will be examined for both credentials.  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to LADC and MLADC initial licensure.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire licensure.  Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    PRESENTERS:   Dianne Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist None
    (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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

    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.

    • January 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training with David Gastfriend, M.D., DFASAM

      January 27, 2022

    10am-12pm

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION: 

    Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective -- yet least utilized -- treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

    Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology's potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

    Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene -- even prior to a patient's return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

    Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

    Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic.

     As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
    2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
    3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

      PRESENTER:  

      Dr. Gastfriend is an addiction psychiatrist. At Harvard Medical School, he directed addiction research at Massachusetts General Hospital and was an investigator in the NIDA Cocaine Collaborative Study, NIAAA’s COMBINE Study and NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network. As Vice President at Alkermes, Inc., he directed scientific publications on Vivitrol in clinical, criminal justice and health economics research.

      His research led most states to endorse the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. His 150 scientific publications include the books The ASAM Criteria and Addiction Treatment Matching. His ASAM CONTINUUM – The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine® and ASAM’s CO-Triage® tools are being adopted nationwide.

      In 2016, he co-founded DynamiCare Health, a nationally-scalable technology for Contingency Management and predictive analytics, winning awards from Harvard Business School, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Governor of Ohio, and the New York Times. He has consulted to governments in Belgium, China, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Russia and the U.S.

      Fee: $40;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060;  training@nhadaca.org.

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1, 2, 5, 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 6-8, 15
      CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 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.  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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • February 04, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
      • 24
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      A 6 hour training event with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS 

      February 4, 2022

      8:30am-4pm

      PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW 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 protentional 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.

      PRESENTER:  Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, is the Clinical Coordinator for the NH Professionals Health Program (NHPHP) after working in residential treatment in NH for 18 years. He has also 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 an Adjunct Faculty member at Concord Community College NHTI in Concord, NH. He is also a past President of NHADACA and a past member of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.

      FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org.

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 4-6, 8, 10-13, 15-18
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • February 04, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 3 hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D, PLLC

        February 4, 2022
        12pm-3pm


        This training is remote only!


        PRESENTATION: The COVID19 crisis will require tremendous resilience in the face of trauma and loss, for all of us, but especially for those who are more vulnerable to such experiences. Adversity disproportionately impacts certain groups of people, leaving them more at risk of suffering the negative impacts of these circumstances. For generations, the social conditions for some people are far more favorable and their progress in society is not unduly influenced by oppression. During this webinar Cassie Yackley will underscore the critical need to protect vulnerable families during this crisis (and beyond) in order to mitigate the potential of generational vulnerability to stress, which will include the adoption of anti-oppression beliefs and practices. Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

        • Identify three ways the pandemic has impacted vulnerable populations.
        • Identify two anti-oppression practices to use with patients at risk.

        PRESENTER:  Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert.   Her company, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, was formed in 2016 to meet the profound need for expert training and consultation in trauma responsive practices/systems in human service agencies throughout the state of NH faced by impact of the opioid epidemic and the crisis in the children’s mental health and child protection systems.  She has extensive experience consulting with agencies to develop system-wide cultural shifts and to implement organizational change toward trauma-responsive policies and practices. 

        Registration:  $60 which includes NASW continuing education. 


        3 Contact Hours Available
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4-7, 11, 13, 15 
        CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 3

        NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

        CME, CNE, SW, and CPS Continuing Education Credit Information TBD

        For more information contact Laura Remick, lremick@nchcnh.org

        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • February 07, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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         A 3-hour training event with Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC

        February 7, 2022

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

        PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

        • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
        • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
        • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
        • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness


        PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

        Registration Fee:  $30; *NBCC add $5.   

        FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 4 & 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 15-17
        CRSW Performance Domain:  1-4
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • February 11, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

        February 11, 2022

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


        PRESENTATION: Changes in confidentiality regulations and a changing healthcare landscape demanding increase integration of behavioral and physical healthcare make it critical for substance use disorder and mental health practitioners to have a firm grasp of the rules and laws that govern their practice in order to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the clients they serve.  Managed care, duty to warn issues, mandated reporting, the growing number of mandated clients, the increase in integrated healthcare delivery networks, the growing partnerships between treatment and criminal justice, and the litigious nature of our society add additional stress to this requirement.  This workshop will examine the recent changes in the Federal Confidentiality Regulations governing Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the areas of conflict between these regulations and HIPAA.  The practical application of these regulations will be examined with respect to integrated care networks, electronic health records, Health Information Organizations, managed care, client safety issues, duty to warn, subpoenas and court orders.

        At the end of this training participants will:

        1. Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
        2. Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
        3. Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

          PRESENTER: 

          Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap County and in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoff has chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.  She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally.

          FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.    *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
          CRSW Performance Domains:  2
          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.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • February 15, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
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          A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC 

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          *this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

          PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the unique and powerful value that peer support services offer individuals pursuing recovery. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively across systems to better serve client needs.  

          As a result of this training participants will be able to:

          • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports and the CRSW credential;
          • Identify and describe the stages of change;
          • Describe the provision of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders;
          • List signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
          • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

          PRESENTER:   Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004.  He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients.  Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral.  Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate. 

           Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:   6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 18
          CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
          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.

          • February 15, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Virtual via Zoom
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          A 6-hour Training with Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D

          February 15, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          This training will be virtual only.

          PRESENTATION: This presentation will provide participants with the ability to examine their use of reflective practice skills in order to maximize desired outcomes in their work with clients.  An in-depth review of professional boundaries as they relate to the NASW: National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals/NCCAP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals codes of ethics; federal and state laws as well as clinical best practices.  The unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in professional practice will be examined.  Types of professional boundaries and the challenges that professionals encounter regarding boundaries will be examined.  In addition, best practices to assure healthy boundaries and to prevent boundary crossings and boundary violations will be presented. 

          Objectives:

          1. Participants will gain a clear knowledge and skills to engage in ongoing reflective clinical practice in their work with clients as related to healthy boundary maintenance.
          2. Those attending will gain an understanding of how their professional Codes of Ethics can guide their clinical decision making in ways that best maintain appropriate professional boundaries and resolve ethical dilemmas relating to boundaries in practice.
          3. Attendees will gain knowledge of types of boundaries, challenges which exist in their professional work lives.
          4. Participants will gain increased awareness of the unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in clinical practice as well as learn innovative ideas to meet the practice challenges presented by the epidemic.
          5. Professionals in attendance will learn the variety of challenges to boundaries that may exist in different practice settings.
          6. Participants will be provided with a range of clinical strategies to promote healthy and appropriate boundaries in practice.

          PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 5, 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12
          CRSW Performance Domains: 2
          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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • February 17, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

          February 17, 2022               

          8:30 am to 4 pm


          NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


          PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

          • describe the neurological process of addiction
          • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
          • identify the five stages of change
          • match intervention strategies to stages
          • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

          PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

          Registration:  Free.    This is an introductory level workshop design for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
          CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • February 18, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
          • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

          8:30 am to 12pm



          NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


          PRESENTATION:  This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. Learning Objectives:

          • describe the effects of addiction on the family
          • recognize roles within a family with addiction
          • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
          • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

          PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

          Registration:  Free.    This is an introductory level workshop designed for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery prior to attending this workshop.  This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,   training@nhadaca.org

          If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

          3 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5 & 15
          CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • February 23, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
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          A 2-hour training event with Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH & Corissa Webb

          February 23, 2022

          1:00pm-3:00pm


          This training will be available both virtually and in-person. Please choose the option you'd like when registering.


          PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C). 

          Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

          1. Access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  
          2. Describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  
          3. Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  

          PRESENTERS:   

          Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH is the Training Director at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. In her role at NHADACA, she is involved in planning training events to cater to Substance Use professionals. She works to ensure that NHADACA is providing necessary, accurate, and evidence-based information as to build a strong, effective, and well-informed workforce. Previously, Emily worked as an Employment Counselor for those affected by the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire. She also has experience working in Community Mental Health. Emily holds Master of Public Health, Bachelor’s in Communication, and Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Emily is passionate about helping to build a robust Substance Use Treatment workforce in New Hampshire so that individuals in our state can obtain the care and support they need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, travelling, crafting, and cooking.

          Corissa Webb is the Training Assistant at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA). In her role at NHADACA she assists in the implementation of the various training events and creates webinars and surveys. In Corissa’s previous jobs she has mentored and trained new employees and grew a fondness for teaching and curriculum design, her curiosity and desire to develop creative learning solutions that can be applied in diverse settings is why she is currently working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona. Growing up in New Hampshire, Corissa has seen first-hand the effects of the opioid epidemic and is passionate about creating effective lessons for substance use professionals so they can provide the care that the citizens of New Hampshire deserve.

          Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

          2 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
          CRSW Performance Domains:  1
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist  None
          (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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

          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.

          • March 03, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour Training with James Figueiredo, M.Ed 

          March 3, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


          PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: 
          • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence. 

          • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care. 

          • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence. 

          • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services. 

          • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use. 


          PRESENTER: ​James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires. . 

          FEE:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *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: 1-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 5, 13 & 15
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 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. Thank you!

          • March 04, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 41
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          A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

          • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
          • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
          • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
          • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
          • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
          • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

          Fee:  *NHADACA Members $50.    *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
          CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
          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.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • March 15, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 35
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          A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to discuss the challenges and opportunities which naturally occur in any supervisory relationship and how to navigate through these when supervising peer support workers. We will explore the performance domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support and how these can lend themselves to the foundation of supervisory work. Participants will also understand the requirements to become credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire. An informed discussion around trauma, co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and multiple pathways to recovery will be discussed to understand how these experiences can impact peer to peer interactions, as well as impact the supervisory relationship. Ethical challenges that may occur when supervising peers and how to navigate through these will also be addressed.

          As a result of this training participants will be able to:
          • Describe the requirements and process for becoming credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire;
          • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports as well as be able to explain how to utilize the     performance domains in the supervision of peer supporters;
          • Identify naturally occurring opportunities to support peer supporters around their individual professional development;
          • Identify ways to create mutually agreed upon goals in the supervisory relationship to improve client outcomes; and
          • Identify and describe the stages of change model and its practical use as a supervision tool.

          PRESENTER: Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate.

          Fee: NHADACA Members: $65; Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
          CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
          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.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • March 22, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 44
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          A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC                

          8:30am - 4:00pm

            

          PRESENTATION: This training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  By the end of this training participants will be able to:  

          • Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

          • Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

          • Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

          • Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

          • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

          • Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

          • Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

          • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.


          PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, 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 Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

          Fee: NHADACA Members: $50; Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
          CRSW Performance Domains:  None
          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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • March 24, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 42
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          A 5 hour training event with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

          March 24, 2022

          8:30am-3pm

          PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

          PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

          FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5.

          MORE INFO:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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!

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • March 25, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 41
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          A 5 hour training event with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

          March 25, 2022

          8:30am-3pm

          PRESENTATION: This workshop will  provide an overview of the use of behavioural strategies for both emotional regulation and management of neurobehavioural and neurocognitive impairments in an addictions setting.    A phased model of care will be introduced that integrates Harm reduction strategies, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), as well as behavioural skills training.   The first section of the workshop will provide background information for the models to be discussed.  The remainder of the workshop will take a case-based approach to the application of models  of intervention within existing resources.  Learners should be ready to participate in case-based problem-solving and discussion.

          PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

          FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5.

          MORE INFO:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & 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!

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • March 30, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 or Online via Zoom
          • 50
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          A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

          March 30, 2022

          8:30am - 4:00pm


          *this training will be HYBRID. Please select in-person or virtual when registering*


          PRESENTATION:  The purpose of this presentation is to introduce peer supporters to a cognitive approach to self-care.  A closer look at the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these interact to impact who we are in our experience of ourselves as well as how we interact with others.  Self-care is an overarching and person-specific specific concept. 

          The presenter will use concepts primarily from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to illustrated the inter-connectedness between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how a cognitive approach to self-care can be developed and utilized in conjunction with other aspects of our self-care plan.  

          This training is not intended to provide clinical techniques.  It is overview of how self-application of these concepts can contribute to our self-care.  

          Following the completion of this training participants will:

          1. Understand and Describe the benefits of a cognitive approach to self-care
          2. Be able to articulate the ABC formula of REBT
          3. Discuss the importance of self-care in Human Services particularly as this topic relates to Peer-Supporters

          PRESENTER:  Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. He works full-time for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides supervision, direct service, consultation, evaluation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and is engaged in advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of New England in Analytical Psychology where he is a Diploma Candidate.

          FEE: NHADACA Members: $65; Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, training@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Category:  6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 18
          CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
          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.  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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • April 08, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
          • 28
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          A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

          April 8, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

          PRESENTATION Clinical supervisors are in a position of significant power and responsibility.  Responsibilities inherent in this role are to the supervisees, the agency/organization for which they work, the clients, the profession and ultimately to oneself.  Balancing these responsibilities requires a clear understanding of the role of clinical supervision in practice management including inherent liability issues and the various practical and ethical responsibilities of the position.  Navigating these obligations often raises ethical issues for both the supervisor and the supervisees.  This training will examine the roles, obligations and responsibilities of clinical supervisors as well as the ethical and legal parameters that define that role.  The differences between, and liability attached to, clinical supervision, administrative supervision and peer collaboration will also be highlighted. 

          At the end of this training participants will

          • be able to state the differences between supervision and collaboration;
          • be able to utilize appropriate methods for documenting clinical supervision;
          • understand the potential for conflicts that may arise in dual relationships between supervisor/supervisee; and
          • be able to explain areas of professional liability and vicarious liability stemming from the supervisor role.

          PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. 

          FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,  training@nhadaca.org.

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: None  
          CRSW Performance Domains:  2
          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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • April 13, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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          A 6 hour training with Michael Lawless, MLADC 

          8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


          *this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*


          PRESENTATION: The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the unique and powerful value that peer support services offer individuals pursuing recovery. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively across systems to better serve client needs.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:
          • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports and the CRSW credential;
          • Identify and describe the stages of change;
          • Describe the provision of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders;
          • List signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
          • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

          PRESENTER:   Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004.  He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients.  Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral.  Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate. 

           Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC Add $5.   For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:   6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 18
          CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
          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.  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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

          • April 20, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
          • Virtual via Zoom
          • 47
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           A 2.5-hour training event with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI

          April 20, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

          PRESENTATION:  People with SUDs and mental health challenges are disproportionately over represented in prisons and jails across the US and over 95% of them are going to be released after they serve their sentences.  This training will focus on the clinical and social needs of said individuals and will delineate effective re-entry and treatment strategies and techniques. As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

          1.  Describe the criminal justice response to public health matters;
          2. Describe the impacts of incarceration and the needs of individuals re-entering into communities; and
          3. Describe effective treatment strategies and the social service needs of the re-entry populations.

          PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for over 33 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering mental health services, addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. 

          Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes the build equity.  He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports.  He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment, and Mental Health Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by SAMHSA. 

          Currently he serves on the steering committee of the national Peer Recovery Center of Excellence.  Additionally, he has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma.  Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998 and the School of Best Practices for over 10 years.  Dr. Hernandez has presented at several state, national and international conferences.  And, he serves as President of the Bo