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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Dear NHADACA / NHTIAD Community,

All NHADACA trainings and events through the end of June will be converted to remote attendance via Zoom or cancelled.  We are working diligently to consult presenters on the applicability of their training to an online format, update the website, notify registrants, and process credits & refunds.  We are doing our best to respond to your health and credentialing needs.  While we work from home, we will still have access to emails and phone messages, but it may take slightly longer to get back to you (at least initially).  Please check our website for trainings that are remote only or cancelled.

Most sincerely yours,

Dianne Pepin Castrucci, MLADC

Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
    • 17
    A 6-hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LCDP

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is psychotherapeutic treatment approach that utilizes a psycho-social model that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. It is an evidence-based approach that focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.  As a result of this training participants will:

           State an understanding of the history of the development of CBT;

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

    PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $40; *Non-Members $50; *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied.
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, & 7
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    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.

    • April 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 44

    A 3 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones & Diane Fontneau

    April 2, 2020

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)

    PRESENTATIONCompassion Fatigue and Burnout are getting a lot of attention locally and nationally. In 2019, the World Health Organization updating its definition of burnout in its 2022 revised handbook of diseases; International Classification of Diseases and specifically ties burnout to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published a report called To Err is Human that revealed many hospital deaths were due to medical error. This study identified the causal link between clinician well-being, patient care and safety. In 2017, the National Academy of Medicine launched a National Call to Action to address work culture issues that feed this cycle of clinician burnout. In 2018, NHADACA Board of Directors voted to update the Ethics Committee description to focus on the Ethical mandate for provider well-being and self-care. In 2019 NHADACA joined this national movement by publishing its Organizational Commitment Statement. This interactive workshop will briefly review this research and outline steps for becoming a Network Organization. Small group activity will be used as time for discussion and action plan development specific to your agency, group, or practice. Participants will leave with their own action plan specific to their group, agency, or organization needs.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1. Understand the the link between workplace culture and Provider well-being

    2. Describe the Quadruple Aim as a model for a sustainable workforce

    3. Be able to identify the steps for becoming a Network Organization

    4. Create a plan for developing an Organizational Commitment statement

    PRESENTER: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP; Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care as a means to also improve quality patient care. She is a member of the LADC Board Peer Review Committee and Chairperson for the NH Association for Addiction Professionals Ethics Committee. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the function and role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join the National Movement for Clinician Well-being. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional and specializes in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor and Addiction Professional as well as a Clinical Supervisor with 30 years of experience. Since 1991, she has contributed to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, is an Adjunct Professor for Plymouth State University Counseling Program and travels nationally teaching on the topic of Clinician Well-being. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice after completing Post-Graduate Certification in Traumatic Studies at The Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute formerly directed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD.  Diane Fontneau, MS, LADC MS, LADC.  Ms. Fontneau has worked in the field of Substance Use Disorders for over 25 years in a variety of treatment settings, and currently manages the outpatient substance use disorder treatment program at Seacoast Mental Health Center. Ms. Fontneau holds a master’s degree in Human Services, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Diane was certified in California as an alcohol and drug counselor for many years prior to returning to practice as a LADC in New Hampshire. She is an active member of the Seacoast Public Health Network, and IDN Region 6 (Greater Seacoast) subcommittee addressing local gaps and needs of services. Diane is a founding member of the Rochester Bridging the Gaps Coalition and helped write the first SAMHSA grant for the coalition that funded prevention programs in the local schools, including hiring substance use disorder treatment and prevention staff. Ms. Fontneau strongly believes in NHADACA’s mission and the importance of participation and recruitment for those working in this specialized field. 

    Registration Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15, 16, 17
    CRSW Performance Domains:   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.

    • April 03, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
    • 39
    A 6 hour training event with Dan Dubovsky

    April 3, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  When an individual has behaviors that cause difficulty in treatment settings, we often label the person as being non-compliant, unmotivated, or disruptive.  When they are back in treatment numerous times, we say that they are not ready for sobriety.  However, their behavior may well be due to brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which is much more common than most people suspect.  Due to this damage, which spans the intellectual spectrum, evidence based practices that rely on verbal interactions and reward and consequence systems are often not successful with them and set them up to fail.  The majority of those with an FASD are not diagnosed and many have been misdiagnosed.  As a result, typical interventions for them in substance use and mental health treatment, corrections, child welfare, and other systems of care are often ineffective and are sometimes contraindicated.  This training addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD in those with whom we work or live.  The brain damage seen in FASD is examined, along with common behaviors that result from this damage.  A screening protocol to identify those who have a probable FASD is explored.  Strategies for modifying treatment to improve outcomes for the individual, family, and service providers are highlighted.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify the estimated prevalence of FASD in the population; 
    • Describe structures of the brain that are commonly affected in individuals with an FASD;
    • Discuss how viewing FASD as co-occurring with other disorders is different than the general view of addressing co-occurring disorders; and 
    • List four strategies that can improve outcomes for individuals with an FASD.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dan has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He has worked as a child care worker in residential treatment and as a therapist in residential treatment, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Dan has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 20 years. For the past several years, he has focused on the development and implementation of screening to identify those with a probable FASD and modifications of approaches for those who screen positive. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on FASD focusing on interventions and prevention for children, adolescents and adults. For this work, his son Bill, who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome at age 19, has been his mentor and best teacher. In addition to FASD, Dan has developed curricula and provided training and technical assistance for families and professionals working in mental health, developmental disabilities, education, justice, vocational services, and substance abuse treatment on loss and grieving, psychopharmacology, child and adolescent development, violence in youth, anger management, team building, stress and burnout, transition, and life span disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Dan has also co-facilitated a group for non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. For 14 years, Dan was the FASD Specialist for the U.S. Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the U.S. He currently works as a consultant, providing training and technical assistance to agencies, communities, states, grant programs, and provinces. Dan has a keen interest in improving outcomes for individuals, families, and the providers and services that support them.

    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: 5, 7, 16-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1, 3, 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 06, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom Only
    • 24
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    A 6 hour training event with Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS

    April 6, 2020

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

     

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  This is an introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit client change talk, and roll with resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes.

    Participants will be able to:
    ·        Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing
    ·        Explain the difference between MI and client-centered
    ·        Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements
    ·        Identify change talk within client speech
    ·        Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk
    ·        Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk
    ·        Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathetic skill

    PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members  $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domain: 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.

    • April 07, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom Only
    • 39
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    A 3-hour training event with Heather McMahon

    April 7, 2020

    8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: It is no secret that we are living in stressful times!  For young adults ages 16-24 transitioning into adulthood can be challenging. This 3-hour training will provide an overview of evidenced based interventions for this age group including:

    • Recognize Risk and Protective factors
    • Awareness of Resources available
    • Understanding developmental stage/needs

    Attendees will explore ways to promote positive engagement with this population.  Approaches to assess for and cultivate self-efficacy in young adults will also be presented. Participants will examine strategies that utilize a client-centered approach to influence behavior and reframe perception.  

    PRESENTER:   Heather McMahon LCMHC, MLADC offers individual, couples, and family counseling in her private practice. Her integrative strengths-based approach utilizes humor and compassion. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Granite State and Keene State Colleges. For over 30 years, she has worked with youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings including early childhood education, youth mentoring, as well as, a contracted provider to Department of Juvenile Justice and DCYF. Over the years, she has collaborated with schools/families/and other systems in presenting best practice interventions for adolescents. She has enjoyed working with local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, and, prevention/education related to violence and addiction.


     Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. Forregistration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 2 & 3
    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.

    • April 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom Only
    • 3
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    A 5 hour training event with with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP   


    April 9, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) 

    This training has been changed to remote only!


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  Ethics are more than guiding principles; they are foundations for practice. This training will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics which govern the practice of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and addiction professionals. Participants will explore the many slippery slopes in boundaries and dual roles, social engagement, use of media, confidentiality, etc. A model to guide decision making will be explored. As a result of this training, participant will:

    • Understand the Code of Ethics and standards of their profession.
    • Recognize those areas where ethical breeches are most likely to occur.
    • Identify the implications of social media and use of technology through a lens of ethics.
    • Recognize personal values on ethical decision making.
    • Develop working knowledge of an ethical decision-making framework.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Master Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. She is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She develops curriculum and teaches classes in theory, ethics, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. Dr. Bridge is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and a recipient of the Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss. Further, she is the vice-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Bridge trains and consults nationally in the areas of trauma, vicarious trauma, agency practice and ethics.

    FEE: NHADACA Members: $40. Non-Members: $50. NBCC: add $5.

    State Opioid Response Scholarships are available for this training.  To apply, please visit www.nhadaca.org/Scholarships.   Lunch will be on your own.              

    MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    5 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 8 & 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics for Re-certification
    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!

    • April 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
    • 16
    A 6 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

    April 10, 2020

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


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

    NOTE:  Although this course meets categories of competence for substance use and other mental health counselors, this training is intended for individuals new to the field of substance use disorders.  This course is core in nature and offers basic information.

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

    Fee: NHADACA Members $40.  Non-Members $50. NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.
    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060   traininginstitute@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. THANK YOU.

    • April 13, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 32
    A 6 hour training event with Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  We are called to the helping profession due to our own experience with addiction, trauma, and other difficult life circumstances. In this work, we are encouraged to practice self-care, but not often encouraged to take a deeper look at what comprises “wellness” and what gets in the way. As demands of the field increase, we are expected to know the latest evidenced-based tools to support clients, but are we practicing what we preach? This is not a fluffy self-care seminar, but rather a call to action designed to challenge participants to step into their own healing with courage.  In order to thrive in this field, it's crucial we shine a light on what really matters when it comes to caring for ourselves and the barriers that get in the way of being our best selves. In this seminar, SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative will highlight the “Eight Areas of Wellness” along with Kristin Neff’s components of self-compassion. Participants will be challenged to audit their own practices to align their professional and personal selves.

    • Participants will differentially define burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. 
    • Participants will explain the components of self-compassion and demonstrate an understanding of tools to enhance self-compassion practices.
    • Participants will discuss the eight areas of wellness and their application to themselves as wounded healers.
    • Participants will analyze current self-care strategies and create an individualized plan to decrease stress and increase resilience. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, registered dual diagnosis professional, certified addictions counselor and a Certified Daring WayTM facilitator. She holds a master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame, trauma, and substance use disorders. Sarah is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago, Fordham University online, founding board member for the Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment Chicago Chapter, and the host of a podcast called Conversations with a Wounded Healer.  Sarah integrates her knowledge of complementary healing modalities such as music, yoga, reiki, and the chakra system into her clinical practice to help clients enhance their authenticity. From an early age, Sarah began to share the stage with her mother who was a professional singer. She sings in a local Chicago band and has utilized her musical skills in therapy interventions at various drug and alcohol treatment centers in the city. 


    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence7, 12, 13, 15-18
    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.  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.

    • April 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

    April 14, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
    2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
    3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
    4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
    5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
    6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

    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: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.

    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

    MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 17
    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!

    • April 15, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

    April 15, 2020

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  This training will provide participants with an understanding of the science behind Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  Understanding the mechanics of the brain and how SUD happens can provide us with a better avenue for dealing with people who have this disease.  This training will also provide participants with information about particular classes of drugs and how they each affect the brain.  In addition, the training will examine family dynamics and how family members are affected.  Community resources and opportunities for treatment will be explored.

    Substance Use Disorder has an immense impact on the Foster Care system.  There is a high percentage of children that are removed from homes due to SUD in the home, which often results in neglect.  Understanding SUD may help us to deal with the children in these situations more effectively and may also lead us to helping the entire family in ways that leads to recovery and reunification.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will understand the science of addiction and how the brain function is different in someone afflicted with the disease of addiction. 
    2. Participants will understand the classes of drugs and how they affect people.
    3. Participants will better understand the resources that are available in our state.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Corey graduated from Keene State college with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, as well as an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency. Corey also completed her Master’s in Community Psychology at Springfield College. She has worked at Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency program since 2001 as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has also been a Substance Abuse professional conducting Department of Transportation Evaluations since 2008. She has over 20 years of experience working in the Human Services industry, including teaching various classes at the local community college. Corey is married and has 3 children. Erin is 13, Shannon is 10, and Andrew is 6. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Parent Council, St. Baldricks Committee, Youth Soccer coach, Youth Volleyball, Volunteer Steering Committee at the Elementary School, and WOW Trail Volunteer. Corey was recently awarded the "40 Under 40" Award in NH for her involvement in her community.

    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 14-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  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. THANK YOU.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP

    April 17, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This course will provide an updated version of the NIDA and SAMHSA’s Blending Initiative product, originally entitled “Buprenophine Treatment:  A Training for Multidisciplinary Professionals”.  The primary goal of this training package is to create awareness among addiction professionals about medications currently approved by the FDA and used in the treatment of opioid dependence.  The course includes information about what to expect when someone is treated with medication, information about the legislation that permits office based buprenorphine treatment, the science of addiction, the mechanism of each medication, patient selection criteria and associated patient counseling and therapeutic issues.  As a result of this training participants will:

    • Learn about the history of opioid treatment in the United States;
    • Discuss changes in the laws regarding treatment of opioid addiction and the implications for the treatment system;
    • Learn how medication will benefit the delivery of opioid treatment and the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder; and
    • Possess knowledge about the demographics of people affected by opioid use disorder.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

    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, 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 12-16, 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with Brenda Westberry, MA

    April 17, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Our profession leads us to work with clients who have substance use issues, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, addictions and in many cases suffer from personal tension, stress and anxiety. Our clients are plagued with deficits in tolerating distress or other strong feelings which leads to personal impairment, feelings of being overwhelmed, detachment with treatment motivation, increased pressures for stability, disconnection with relationships and a hesitancy to complete life’s tasks.  During this workshop, the participant will explore the process and outcomes of helping clients decrease conflict and manage life’s stressful situations as they improve coping skills and strategies to alleviate conflicts and stress. In addition, attention is given to helping the participant understand their role in handling the client’s conflict with a problem-solving oriented approach.   This is a hands-on experiential course.  All members will be asked to participate in didactic exercise and personal exploratory exercises.  As a result of attending this training participants will: 

    • Evaluate values, standards and expectations that often trigger stressors in working with clients; 
    • Examine factors associated with the substance use client population that can cause personal tension and stress for the counselor; 
    • Identify and explore significant adverse experiences that contribute to substance use disorders and trigger an individual’s coping abilities; 
    • Explore and Identify advanced active listening skills, advanced motivational interviewing techniques and communication skills to prepare the client for conflict and stress management; and 
    • Understand the connection and link between conflict resolution, managing strong emotions and substance use.

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

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  Scholarships are available for this training.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 11, 15

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  3, 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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry 

    Saturday, April 18, 2020

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Nationwide, 4.5 million people are on probation or parole which is twice the incarcerated population including those who are in state and federal prisons and local jails. The criminal justice system is too overloaded and effective treatment and supervision strategies often send large numbers of probationers and parolees back to prison for technical violations or for failure to follow the rules. The challenges of reentering society after a period of confinement can be difficult for an offender who does not have the necessary reentry supports to overcome the harsh realities of reintegration back into society.  The churning of offenders in and out of the system leads to an increase in recidivism rates and risk to public safety. Researchers have identified a core set of strategies that can reduce recidivism. These include the use of a validated risk assessment tools, case management services that match appropriate supervision levels and offender needs, cognitive behavioral therapy and appropriate sanctions and rewards for violations and compliance. During this hands-on workshop, participants will evaluate evidence-based practices that have been successful in working with offenders reentering society and will learn how successful reentry breaks the cycle of recidivism. Objectives: Participants will identify the Risk Need and Responsivity principles that are effective in the supervision of offenders; Participants will identify cognitive behavioral strategies that address dynamic risk factors and lead to shaping offender behaviors; Participants will explore targeted supervision strategies that deal with the critical needs of high-risk offenders; and Participants will analyze successful programs that have resulted in the positive reintegration of offenders back into the community

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

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC add $5.00.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:   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). 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. THANK YOU.

    • April 20, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D., NH LICSW

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: Managing different types of organizational change poses unique challenges and opportunities for administrators, supervisors and staff. This presentation will be based on organizational research and change management approaches actively utilized in health, education and human service agencies in public, for-profit and non-profit workplace sectors. Issues addressed include intra and inter-organizational communication, employee empowerment and motivational techniques, team building behaviors, and cultivation of an agency climate and culture that can both forecast and adapt well to change. Participants will gain knowledge about the use of reflective practice skills to effectively and efficiently accomplish organizational mission and goals. This workshop will equip attendees with powerful tools for manager and staff approaches to maximize healthy outcomes during times of great uncertainty and rapid changes within an agency.

    Course Objectives:

    • Those attending will be able to identify best practices for developing an organizational culture which is able to forecast and effectively respond to internal and external environmental changes.
    • Participants shall gain knowledge regarding techniques to enhance intra and inter-organizational communication during times of change.
    •  The use of reflective practice skills as a tool for prevention and remediation of maladaptive manager and employee responses to organizational changes.


    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:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  Scholarships are available for this training.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event on April 21, 2020 with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC 

    April 21, 2020

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    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.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    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.

    • April 22, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3-hour training event with Heather McMahon

    April 22, 2020

    8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: This 3-hour training will examine the unique needs and challenges of adolescents. Participants will explore current trends and best practice in prevention, intervention and treatment. Adolescents are at great risk for suicide, substance use, and mental health disorders. It is essential to identify and engage effective interventions. The presentation will include:

    • Strategies for engagement 
    • Trends in treatment approaches (including online platforms)
    • Symptom management/interventions

    In addition, attendees will increase understanding of the culture of youth including values and perceptions of youth. Working with teens provides an opportunity to protect from mental health and substance use disorders later in life.

    PRESENTER:   Heather McMahon LCMHC, MLADC offers individual, couples, and family counseling in her private practice. Her integrative strengths-based approach utilizes humor and compassion. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Granite State and Keene State Colleges. For over 30 years, she has worked with youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings including early childhood education, youth mentoring, as well as, a contracted provider to Department of Juvenile Justice and DCYF. Over the years, she has collaborated with schools/families/and other systems in presenting best practice interventions for adolescents. She has enjoyed working with local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, and, prevention/education related to violence and addiction.


     Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. Forregistration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 2 & 3
    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.

    • April 23, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event on April 23, 2020

    with Taylor D'Addario 



    PRESENTATION:  Stigma is a major obstacle preventing millions of people who are struggling with substance use from entering treatment today. This course will provide psychoeducation for professionals in terms of medication assisted treatment options, as well as, demystifying traditional recovery culture which sometimes creates covert barriers within the recovery community. This presentation is designed to help professionals break that stigma that creates an unnecessary barrier to treatment by understanding recovery oriented language and strategies that can be integrated into practice immediately. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify use strengths based language to reduce stigma associated with substance use disorders;
    • Conceptualize the factors that influence stigma associated with substance use disorders and their consequences;
    • Discuss targets and interventions aimed at addressing stigma associated with substance use; and
    • Articulate the difference between medication assisted treatment options and provide informed consultation to persons in recovery.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Taylor D’Addario is a Grant Manager and Consultant who provides state departments and mental health agencies technical assistance around developing substance use programs.  Taylor received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Rhode Island in 2012 and is pursuing her Master’s degree at Salve Regina University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

    Besides consulting, Taylor works as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant Manager and is a Licensed Substance Use counselor.  After having success implementing and developing SBIRT programs in various settings like emergency departments, urgent cares, psychiatric hospitals and the department of corrections, Taylor decided to start providing technical assistance to other providers across New England.   Taylor also provides clinical training for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Reducing Stigma and SBIRT.

    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
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domain: 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.

    • April 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 5 hour training event with Jack Genakos, MLADC

    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: This interactive, multimedia training will examine the practice of Polysubstance use. When working with this population it is helpful for service providers to realize the complex interactions of mixing drugs and the potential consequences associated with polysubstance misuse. This presentation will provide detailed information on the history, pharmacology, and current trends associated with common and emerging polysubstance use patterns.  As a result of this training attending this training participants will:

    • Gain understanding of the effects of polysubstance use.
    • Learn about historical and current trends in polysubstance use.
    • Gain insights into the motives and consequences of polysubstance use.

    PRESENTER:  Jack Genakos MLADC has been working in the field of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders since 1979. He currently works as an Outpatient SUD Counselor at Southeastern New Hampshire Services in Dover, New Hampshire. Jack has worked with adults, adolescents, and their families in outpatient and inpatient settings including the Veteran’s Administration, Hampstead Hospital, Seaborne Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, and The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. He served as a Student Assistance Counselor at Londonderry Middle School in Londonderry, New Hampshire for over ten years, and continues to provide Prevention Education presentations at public schools in New Hampshire. Jack has provided training, counseling and consultation services to Rockingham and Strafford County Houses of Correction, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and the University of New Hampshire. He has also had extensive experience working with First Nations Residential School Survivors in New Brunswick, Canada. Jack holds a Master of Education degree in Leisure Studies and Therapeutic Recreation from Boston University, and is currently licensed as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Hampshire.

     Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    5 Contact Hours

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 14, 15, 16
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    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.

    • April 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 18 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    April 27, April 29, and May 1, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 3–day presentation will focus on individualizing treatment using ASAM criteria to assist in determining appropriate level of care.  Counseling theories will be reviewed along with related techniques.  It will address customizing treatment to specific populations and incorporating treatment goals in the clients own words.  Medication assisted treatment will be discussed along working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.  The training concludes with a review the process of continued care planning, care management and referral.  Community resources, consultation and clinician self-care will be topics of discussion.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1. Be able to describe the components and tools involved in tailoring treatment  specific to client needs
    2. State at least 2 specific treatment needs of identified populations
    3. Describe the concept of continued care planning when considering referrals
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $95;   *Non-Members  $100;   *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    18 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    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.

    • May 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 

    May 4-7, 2020 (4-Day Training)

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


    PRESENTATION: Treatment programs are changing constantly with new diagnostic and patient placement standards. The bar of credential requirements is always being raised. Clinical supervision provides the most important resource available for training, management decision-making and quality assurance. Supervision is also a critical element of the counseling process, enhancing client outcome and employee satisfaction. The Blended Model of Supervision was developed by Dr. David Powell to address the changes in the substance abuse field. This course will address these changes: bridging the gap between mental health and addictions; new ethical and legal standards and requirements; working in a managed care world; and a specific focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing in supervision. Additional approaches such as Reflective Supervision will be compared and contrasted. This course will examine the credentialing requirements for clinical supervisory certification and will include training in ethics. It addresses the four performance domains of ICRC: assessment/evaluation; counselor development; management/administration, and professional responsibilities. Participants will be aided in forming their own model of supervision as well as being oriented to a range of supervision models and techniques.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Describe their model of supervision;
    • Articulate the latest ethical principles for working in a managed care environment;
    • Define the basic skills and techniques of motivational interviewing based supervision;
    • Define at least ten characteristics of three levels of counselor development and supervision approaches with each level;
    • Identify five problems in supervision and procedures to overcome these obstacles;
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of technology in clinical supervision.
    • Articulate an understanding of the contemplative model of supervision and develop an implementation plan for integration into their own model.

    Note :  Participants should be managers, supervisors or administrators in treatment programs, or interested in becoming clinical supervisors.  This course has been approved by many states for CCS crediting by the I.C.R.C. for the clinical supervisor credential.

    PRESENTER:  Alan Lyme, LISW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC is the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center of Greenville, SC. He is concurrently the clinical supervisor for the SAMHSA SBIRT grant in SC, after completing a similar position for the five year SBIRT initiative in Macon, Georgia. His is a co-author, with the late David Powell and Stephen Andrew, of the book, Game Plan: A man’s guide to achieving emotional fitness. He has served as Director of a gender specific treatment program in Florida, and began his career as a social worker in an inpatient mental health facility. He received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University, is a MINT recognized Motivational Interviewing trainer, an internationally certified Clinical Supervisor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Master for Leadership Challenge Workshops.

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $90 ($115); *Non-Members $100 ($125); *NBCC add $5.  Note:  There is an additional $25 materials fee for this training.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    24 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 8-12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    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.

    • May 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 30 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    May 5-8, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: Recovery Coaching is a peer-based recovery support service that is non-clinical and designed to engage others beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance. Similar peer interventions in clinical settings have been shown to improve engagement and retention of people seeking services. It is also known that long-term treatment and/or recovery outcomes are improved by assertive linkages to community-based recovery supports such as Recovery Coaching. This training will focus on how to help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in their recovery from substance use disorder or addiction; Promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recover; Serve as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or already in recovery. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will be able to: Describe Recovery Coach role and functions; List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery; Build skills to enhance relationships; Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching; Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story; Understand the stages of recovery; Describe the stages of change and their applications; Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege; Address ethical and boundaries issues; Experience recovery wellness planning; and Practice newly acquired skills.

    PRESENTER: Ginger is a person in long term recovery, a mother of two, a native of New Hampshire and the founder of the NH Recovery Coach Academy. She is a recent graduate of SNHU with a BA in Forensic Psychology and a credentialed CRSW since 2017. Ginger attended the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Trainer of Trainers in 2015 and has facilitated and co-facilitated over 20 Recovery Coach Academies. She has attained trainer status in CCAR Ethics, Connect Suicide Prevention, Prevention Ethics and has designed an HIV/AIDS training for Recovery Support Workers: all of which are approved by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol &Other Drug Use Professionals. Ginger has been awarded Core Trainer Status for the nationally recognized recovery training models from Community of Addiction Training (CART & CCAR). Ginger is an approved trainer in Massachusetts by Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). She has been a member of the Governor's Commission Recovery Task Force since November 2015 and actively participates in advocacy efforts statewide for recovery from substance misuse.

    Fee: $100 (manual included) *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    30 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. THANK YOU.

    • May 08, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC

    May 8, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION: This is an interactive training for anyone who works with and would like to have a better understanding of men and how to help them. Participants will be challenged to examine assumptions and societal roles in male risk and recurrence factors, through media use, story-telling, and role playing. Anger, trauma, intimacy, trust and relationship issues will be highlighted. The efficacy of integrative and alternative therapies will be explored.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    ·         Review the societal biases and “environment of risk” affecting males in resiliency, addiction onset, recurrence and recovery.

    ·         Underline the efficacy of a compassionate approach in working with men.

    ·         Demonstrate the dynamics and relate the value of integrative and alternative therapies with men.

    ·         Describe the Male Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model and outline the specific modules.

    PRESENTER:  Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC, brings respected and innovative clinical and program management skills as the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina.  Alan has been an active member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2004, is an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and a Leadership Challenge Workshop Certified Master. He is a co-author of the book “Game Plan: A man’s guide to achieving emotional fitness. He is concurrently the trainer for the University of South Carolina’s SBIRT grant, as he has been for several SBIRT grants since 2009. He can be contacted at alanlyme@gmail.com

     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
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    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.

    • May 12, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • This training has been changed to remote only!
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    A 6 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS

    May 12, 2020

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  The Advanced Ethics in Prevention course, developed by the US CAPT and endorsed by SAMHSA, is a six hour in-person training for experienced prevention professionals. It is an in-depth exploration of the role of ethics in prevention work intended to enhance participants’ capacity to apply the Prevention Think Tank’s Code of Ethics’ six key principles to more complex ethical situations. In addition to a review of the principles and their application to advanced issues, participants will utilize case studies and discussion to share: strategies for applying the ethical principles to navigate difficult situations. Completion of the basic course in Prevention Ethics in the last three years is a pre-requisite.

    As a result of attending this training participants will: 

    • Review major principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics
    • Identify advanced ethical issues related to issues in prevention practice
    • Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics to real-life situations encountered by experienced professionals

    PRESENTER:  Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer who has provided community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice throughout the United States. For 20 years she worked in this capacity for the US Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT). She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels directing a statewide prevention agency, developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans, creating curriculum and programs for at-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance misuse and mental health education. In addition to her prevention work, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at RI College and is board chair of RI’s largest statewide multi-service treatment program. She is a member of the faculty and advisory board of the New England School of Addiction Studies, a member of the advisory board for the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the New England PTTC, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of the CAPT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics as well as many other courses and webinars. Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in non-profit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is an advanced certified prevention specialist.

    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

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

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

    • May 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event on May 14, 2020 with Brenda Westberry 

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

    PRESENTATION:  The presence of female offenders in the correctional population within the nations criminal justice system has been expanding at a rate that far outweighs their male counterparts. Historically, correctional institutions are designed to serve the predominately male offender populations and agencies in the community have not addressed the multifaceted problems that form the context for women’s criminal behavior. Women are released from correctional supervision without the tools to help them live responsibly in the community. Like their male counterparts, most female offenders are poor, under-educated, unemployed and unskilled. However, women enter the criminal justice system with unique needs that distinguishes them from male offenders.  Addiction, poverty, unemployment, physical and mental illness, sexual abuse and violence often traps women in a cycle of hopelessness and crime. Additionally, the separation caused by incarceration has a damaging effect on children of female prisoners, who often become the innocent victims of the criminal justice system. In this workshop participants will identify key strategies and emerging issues of female offenders and the family that is useful in developing effective programming to address the unique and challenging needs of women offenders. Special emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of management and risk reduction strategies that consider the different characteristics of female offenders.

    Participants will

    1. Identify, evaluate and complete a highly structured case-management plan for women with focus on the family unit and issues affecting a woman's situation including alcoholism/addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and relationships.
    2. Examine risk assessments that are evidenced based and provide an overview of the unique needs of women offenders.
    3. Identify programs or approaches for supervision of female offenders in the community.
    4. Discuss women as victims of domestic violence convicted of assault on abusers, sexual abuse survivors, pregnant women and women with children.

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

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1-4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 5, 8 ,11, 13-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-3
    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.

    • May 15, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

    May 15, 2020

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


    This training has been changed to remote only!


    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 $40.    *Non-Members $50.  *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. 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.

    • May 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event on May 18, 2020
    with Jac Patrissi, MSW & Edward Schreiber, EdM, LADC1, TEP  

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: This training seeks to introduce an overarching shared lens that can be used for both perpetration of intimate partner violence and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. This lens is a social justice lens, which holds that our wider United States culture is a culture of inequalities that are sustained by violence as a tool of oppression, and that it is within this context that we can more readily understand the connections between substance use and the perpetration of intimate partner violence.  By the end of this one-day training, participants will be able to:  Identify and practice recognizing abusive manipulations, patterns, and values and associated risk as applied to working with SUD clients who perpetrate intimate partner violence;  Identify engagement strategies for abusive clients without further enabling their abusive behavior; Identify how structural inequalities influence abusive partners’ view and experience of mandated substance use treatment and/or intervention for perpetrating domestic abuse; and Integrate survivors’ perspectives and knowledge related to use of force into SUD interventions.


    PRESENTER:   JAC Patrissi, MSW, Founder Growing a New Heart and Director of DV Services, Behavioral Health Network; author, trauma clinician; over 30 years of experience in social justice work including survivor and perpetration services.  JAC has trained the public, faith community, police, judges, attorneys, social workers, public health employees, clinicians, military and Department of Corrections personnel, foster parents, juvenile justice, Reparative Boards, community justice and court personnel on a wide range of social justice and interpersonal effectiveness issues. Her approach is based on the premises of Popular Education and its outgrowth, Dialogue Education. She is the founder, curriculum writer and former director of the college accredited Vermont Victim Assistance Academy, created under a federal demonstration project of the Office for Victims of Crime of the Department of Justice.  Edward Schreiber, EdM, LADC1, TEP, author, trainer, addictions clinician with focus on interpersonal neurobiology and social justice.  Edward is the Director of Outpatient Substance Use Services at ServiceNet and has 30 years of leadership roles in VT & MA.  His work is trauma sensitive and brain science informed with an orientation to the issues of abuse, poverty, homelessness, and the systemic marginalization of people.

     Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application.  For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 13, 15

    CRSW Performance Domains:  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. THANK YOU.

    • May 19, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

    May 19, 2020

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    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.

    PRESENTERMichael 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. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not Applied For
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 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.

    • May 20, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with Robin Pinard, LCMHC

    May 20, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  Frequently, the primary focus for individuals experiencing a crisis or highly stressful life events is on the negative impact of the situation. The possibility of positive aspects resulting as an outcome is commonly overlooked or not considered. This training will present the framework of Post-traumatic Growth developed by Calhoun and Tedeschi. We will explore the model’s identified 5 domains of positive growth that can occur as a result of trauma in an individual’s life. This concept will then be applied to individuals and families experiencing chronic co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and how their lives can improve as a result of their difficulties. The material will be experienced through a combination of presentation, an interactive exercise and group discussion.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    • Define and explore the concepts of trauma and Post-traumatic Growth in relation to co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
    • Describe the five domains associated with Post-traumatic Growth
    • Review the Post-traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI)
    • Explore the relationship between Resilience and Post-traumatic Growth


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Robin Pinard, LCMHC, has over 12 years of experience collaborating with individuals and families in both mental health and substance use settings. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2007 and Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2010, both from the University of New Hampshire. She worked as a Residential Counselor at the Manchester Mental Health Center in NH and as a Mental Health Counselor at the Center for Expressive Arts, Therapy and Education. In 2012, she joined the WestBridge admissions team, became the Admissions and Family Service Team Leader in 2015 and then transitioned to her current position as Director of Family Services in 2016. In her most recent position as Director of Family Services at WestBridge, she has led the development of educational and supportive resources specifically for family members of individuals experiencing chronic mental health and substance use disorders. These resources include monthly family webinars, an online family portal, family support groups and a peer to peer family mentoring program. Robin demonstrates a deep passion for understanding and raising awareness of the trauma and impact that it has on the family as a unit and the importance of including family members in the recovery process.

    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: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 15, 16, 17
    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.

    • May 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    May 21, 2020

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  Ethical practice is the foundation of effective treatment for substance use and other behavioral health disorders.  As the landscape within which we practice changes, with increased emphasis on integrated care, interdisciplinary treatment teams and the expansion of treatment into the criminal justice system, a strong understanding of the legal and ethical standards that govern our practice becomes increasingly critical.  This workshop will examine the sectors of client care which we need to navigate, the impact of care integration on confidentiality, communication and the defining of boundaries with shared clients and colleagues from a variety of disciplines. 

    As a result of this training, participants will:  learn strategies and guidelines for ethical decision-making; learn to examine their own values and priorities and how they impact ethical decision-making with respect to adherence to legal requirements, ethical standards and personal moral, religious and ethical beliefs and values; identify ethical conflicts that may arise in the counseling relationship and learn strategies for how to resolve them; learn to apply the codes of ethics that pertain to their practice to ethical conflicts they encounter.

    Participants are invited to bring ethical conflicts they have encountered in their work for examination and discussion.

    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. She is currently on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. 

    Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: Ethics (for re-certification)
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 8, 18
    CRSW Performance Domain:  2
    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.

    • May 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 3-hour training event with Laura Caisse and

    Sheena Bice, LCMHC, MLADC, CSOTS 


    May 22, 2020

    8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  This three-hour training will examine the history of women in service and the unique challenges they face, such as transitions, branches and components where women serve, treatment considerations, and community resources. Two questions that will be addressed and up for discussion are:

    • What barriers exist and what strategies may be helpful for engagement/assisting female veterans to access care?  
    • What are some common Transition challenges faced by female Service Members and Veterans?

    As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    • Increase understanding of the female service member, veteran, and culture
    • Be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters
    •  Be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters upon returning from deployment and after discharge.

    PRESENTERS:   Sheena Bice, LCMHC, MLADC, CCTP, CSOTS  holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from New England College. She has work in community mental health, private practice and within the corrections system providing mental health and addiction treatment to female offenders.  She currently works as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Veteran and First Responder Healthcare in Manchester, NH.   Her focus is on providing trauma informed care to first responders, veterans, service members and their families. She serviced in the United States Marine Corps and is a proud military spouse.  Laura Caisse awaiting bio.

     Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 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.

    • May 26, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, CCFP, RYT  

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    PRESENTATION: Provider resilience has gained national attention. The impact of stress on productivity, quality care, and patient safety has been validated by mounting evidence-based research. However, pressure to meet treatment demands during workforce shortage contributes to “do more with less” expectations and can lead to clinician burn-out, high staff turnover, reduced quality care, and increased risk to our ethical responsibility to “do no harm”. 96% of respondents to a recent NH SUD treatment provider needs survey meet at risk criteria for compassion fatigue and 70.59% of those respondents are concerned patient safety is compromised due to workforce shortage. It is time for change. Clinician self-care is an ethical responsibility. Participants will learn evidence-informed practice effective at increasing resilience to sustain these challenges and gain access to current resources and case studies of how our colleagues from around the country are implementing positive changes in workplace culture to turn the tide on this burn-out equation.

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

    • perform HomeBase, an evidence informed somatic practice as a resilience booster  
    • identify 7 basic body wisdom principles essential to sustainable resilience 
    • outline ethical principles for provider wellness & self-care
    • understand the neurological & anatomical mechanisms that define resilience 

    PRESENTER:   Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP; Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care as a means to also improve quality patient care.  She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional and specializes in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices.  She is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor and Addiction Professional as well as a Clinical Supervisor with 30 years of experience.  She is a member of the LADC Board Peer Review Committee and is Chairperson for the NH Association for Addiction Professionals Ethics Committee where she spearheaded re-defining the function and role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action regarding Clinician Well-being.  Since 1991, she has contributed to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, is an Adjunct Professor for Plymouth State University Counseling Program and travels nationally teaching on the topic of Clinician Well-being.  In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice after completing Post-Graduate Certification in Traumatic Studies at The Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute formerly directed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. 

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15-17
    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. THANK YOU.

    • May 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with Amy Kelly, LICSW, MLADC, LCS, Shanna Large, MS, LCMHC & Jennifer Ross 


    May 27, 2020, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application 


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed to teach Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Providers and Child Protective Service Workers (CPSW’s) how to work together to support their mutual clients. By gaining an understanding of how the different systems (SUD Treatment & DCYF) function, participants will have an increased ability to help their clients navigate their recovery and DCYF case plans. As a result of attending this training, participants will:  gain an understanding the DCYF process and the American Safe Families Act (ASFA) timeline; gain an understanding of various treatment options and recovery supports available to families involved with DCYF; learn about coordination of care for clients while maintaining their rights under HIPPA and 42CFR; and learn tips on how to engage and support families to help them achieve DCYF case plan goals.

    PRESENTERS:  Jennifer Ross has worked for the Division for Children, Youth and Families for 25 years.  She worked as a CPSW conducting assessments of abuse and neglect, an Assistant Supervisor overseeing assessments, a District Office Supervisor in the Manchester district office for 12 years and for the past two years is a Child Protection Field Administrator.  She has years of experience in working with children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect, and has trained new CPSWs on the assessment and investigation of abuse and neglect.  Jennifer also provides ongoing training to community partners regarding the work of DCYF and has a passion for the work DCYF does with families.  Shanna Large, MS, LCMHC has worked in the Substance Use Disorder Field for over 10 years providing care for clients from detox, residential care as well as multiple outpatient therapy settings. She has been working as the Director of Substance Use Disorders, The Choices program, at Riverbend Community Mental Health since July 2017 where she has been part of restructuring and growing the treatment program to cover a full spectrum of services.  Shanna is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Therapy, Moral Recognition Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She also serves as a member of the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team and on the Governor’s Task Force for Treatment.  Shanna enjoys being part of the solution and is excited for the opportunity to be on the front lines of care for this high risk population.  Amy Kelly, LICSW, MLADC, LCS has been working with individuals who have co-occurring disorders for more than (20) years.  Ms. Kelly has worked as a consultant for the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in the Manchester area for the past twelve years.   In 2019, she became the Clinical Supervisor of the Project First Step Program, a program designed to help parents, involved with DCYF, with their substance use and mental health disorders.    In this position, she provides clinical guidance to other MLADC consultants, DCYF Administrators and field staff.  She also acts as a liaison for community providers and offers addiction training to DCYF field staff and community partners. 

    FEE: NHADACA Members: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.

    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above.

    MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-3
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not Applied For
    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!

    • May 28, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cancelled
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    A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

    May 28, 2020

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

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

    ·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

    ·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

    ·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

    ·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

    ·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

    PRESENTER:  Sharon has worked in nursing since 1976 and in behavioral health since 1985.   She has experience in all levels of care of behavioral health from acute care to community mental health to medication assisted treatment.   She has previous experience as Director of Nursing, Quality Improvement and Training and Development.   She has been a CARF surveyor for opioid treatment Programs across the country, national consultant for evidence based practices  in opioid treatment  programs and a  NIDA (National Institute Drug Administration)Suboxone Trainer.  In the past year she has trained over 700 nurses in RI on “Re-Thinking Addiction:  Opioid Epidemic and Medication Assisted Treatment.”

     Fee: $25;   *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. Forregistration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-8, 11, 14-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  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.

    • June 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

    June 4, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
    2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
    3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
    4. Describe a phased case management model; and
    5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.
    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: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.

    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. 

    MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3,  4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 16, 17
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 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!

    • June 05, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • This training has been changed to remote only!
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    A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

    June 5, 2020

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  This training will provide participants with an understanding of the science behind Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  Understanding the mechanics of the brain and how SUD happens can provide us with a better avenue for dealing with people who have this disease.  This training will also provide participants with information about particular classes of drugs and how they each affect the brain.  In addition, the training will examine family dynamics and how family members are affected.  Community resources and opportunities for treatment will be explored.

    Dental providers should be knowledgeable about the many ways that dental health can be affected by substance use.  And because of the high incidence of dental issues, due to the specific drugs that may be used and the poor dental hygiene that occurs as a result of that drug use, it is important to understand the disease concept and the many avenues for providing support and resources to clients that may be struggling with SUD. 

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will understand the science of addiction and how the brain function is different in someone afflicted with the disease of addiction. 
    2. Participants will understand the classes of drugs and how they affect people.
    3. Participants will better understand the resources that are available in our state.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Corey graduated from Keene State college with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, as well as an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency. Corey also completed her Master’s in Community Psychology at Springfield College. She has worked at Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency program since 2001 as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has also been a Substance Abuse professional conducting Department of Transportation Evaluations since 2008. She has over 20 years of experience working in the Human Services industry, including teaching various classes at the local community college. Corey is married and has 3 children. Erin is 13, Shannon is 10, and Andrew is 6. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Parent Council, St. Baldricks Committee, Youth Soccer coach, Youth Volleyball, Volunteer Steering Committee at the Elementary School, and WOW Trail Volunteer. Corey was recently awarded the "40 Under 40" Award in NH for her involvement in her community.

    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 14-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  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. THANK YOU.

    • June 08, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • This training has been changed to remote only!
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    A 6 hour training event with Scott Meyer MSW, Ph.D., NH LICSW

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  The ability to effectively engage clients who display resistive behaviors is a core skill for clinical staff and supervisors to continually examine in order to maximize desired client outcomes.  This training will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn the array of factors that underlie resistive behaviors in clients and families as well as to perform reflective practice techniques to enhance their ability to effectively engage those in need of service.  Issues of countertransference in practice will be examined.  This presentation will explain how techniques including motivational interviewing and conflict resolution techniques can be used to decrease resistive behaviors such as manipulation, avoidance, anger, defensiveness, etc.  The role of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders in contributing to resistive behaviors will be taught.  Participants will be equipped with the skills for improved reflective practice and a range of clinical strategies to employ with those clients and families who have unique challenges that inhibit effective engagement to best achieve desired outcomes. 


    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Participants will learn techniques to increase efficiency and effectiveness in responding to a range of challenging mental health and substance abuse related behaviors in clients and family contacts.
    • Those attending will learn reflective practice techniques to monitor and improve their own emotional responses as they impact work with clients and family contacts.
    • Attendees will gain heightened awareness of the factors which underlie resistive behaviors in some clients and families that we attempt to engage with.

    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:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5-7, 14-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  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

    • June 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  This one-day workshop assists participants in understanding the biology and effects of commonly prescribed medications used by clients with special emphasis on treating clients with co-occuring disorders. The addiction potential and side effects of the medications will be explored.  The goal of this training is to review the data on psychiatric medications so as to improve the mental health staff’s clinical performance by having a better understanding of psychiatric medications and being able to better address the questions and concern of clients using the medications.  Participants will be able to:

    •  Place psychiatric medications in the correct therapeutic categories.
    • Explain at least two medications from a biological perspective.
    • Discuss the basis of at least two side effects for two different medications.

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Joanne McKenna ANP, MA, HNC is a Nurse Practitioner retiring from 40 years of practice, 30 of which specialized in Addictive and Co-Occurring Disorders. In addition, she taught Psychopharmacology for the ACE program in MA., is an instructor of Mindfulness-Based-Stress Reduction, is Certified by the Neuroscience Educational Institute in Psychopharmacology., and currently offers a course on-line on the Basis and Treatment of Depression as part of a series with McKenna Recovery Associates.


    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 13, 14, 16-18

    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.  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.

    • June 15, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • This training has been changed to remote only!
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    A 6 hour training event  on June 15, 2020 with Ann Duckless, MA

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

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

    Fee:  NHADACA Members $55.00.    Non-Members $65.00.  NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Prevention Practice & Theory
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    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.

    • June 23, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Stephanie Allain Savard, LICSW and Meghan Shea, LICSW, MLADC

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: With the opioid crisis directly impacting all populations across New Hampshire, it is not surprising that the most vulnerable population, those who are experiencing homelessness, are hardest hit. Whether a provider is in a treatment setting or working in a social service agency, all stakeholders need to increase their understanding of the impact of OUD and opioid misuse on the homeless population. This workshop will provide an understanding of the prevalence of this issue, challenges to providing services to those with OUD and homelessness in diverse settings and provide evidenced based solutions to develop and implement interventions and response strategies.

    As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Participants will learn the prevalence of OUD and Opioid misuse among individuals experiencing homelessness.

    • Workshop will highlight the challenges in serving individuals with OUD and Opioid misuse among individuals experiencing homelessness.

    • Participants will learn three key strategies utilized in screening/assessment, treatment and recovery for individuals with OUD and opioid misuse experiencing homelessness.


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Stephanie Allain Savard is the Chief Operating Officer of Families in Transition – New Horizons and a New Hampshire Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Stephanie has been working on the issue of homelessness, poverty, substance use and trauma disorders for almost 25 years. At Families in Transition – New Horizons, Stephanie provides oversite and development of all operational aspects of the agency, day to day leadership and management for implementation of the mission and core values of the agency, engages in key community, state and local government relations, as well as provides support with the organization’s strategic plan development and implementation.

    Meghan Shea is the Vice President of Clinical and Supportive Services of Families in Transition – New Horizons. Meghan is a New Hampshire Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. With her Masters and dual licensure, Meghan Shea has specialized in substance use disorders, homelessness, gender-specific treatment, trauma, suicide prevention/post-vention, case management and clinical supervision.


    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1, 3, 4
    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.  THANK YOU.

    • June 24, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 1.5 hour training event with Oce Harrison

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 10:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This includes people with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana. People with addiction are people with disabilities, too. Learn about civil rights and obligations!

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

    • Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery.
    • Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol, and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs.
    • Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to: employment, state and local government services and places of public accommodations.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Oce Harrison, Ed.D. Project Director has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001 and provides Title I Employment trainings throughout New England.  She led the region’s largest events marking the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From 2006-2011, she collaborated with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, yielding ground breaking research methods and results on ’High School to College Transition of Students with Disabilities; ‘ The Impact of the Great Recession on Unemployment of Americans with Disabilities;  and ‘The Triumph of the Older Worker Despite the Great Recession’. She is currently conducting a media campaign to reach out to older Americans who may not identify as having a disability; and people in recovery from the opioid epidemic with behavioral health issues unaware of their civil rights under the ADA.

    Dr. Harrison is known for her initiation, follow-through skills and congeniality. Before coming to IHCD, Dr. Harrison worked with organizations such as:  the Boston Self Help Center, Mass General Hospital’s Burn Unit, Perkins School for the Blind, Casa Esperanza and the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital.  She earned her doctorate at Boston University's School of Education in 1994.

    Fee: $25,  NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration and scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    1.5 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3-6

    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.

    • June 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • This training has been changed to remote only!
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    A 2 hour training event with Oce Harrison

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 10:00 a.m.)

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION: There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session will also introduce how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre-offer, post offer, and employment. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana.

    As a result of attending this presentation participants will:

    • Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery.
    • Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol, and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs.
    • Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to: employment, state and local government services and places of public accommodations.
    • Learn about does and don’ts during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post offer and pre-employment, and during employment).

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Oce Harrison, Ed.D. Project Director has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001 and provides Title I Employment trainings throughout New England.  She led the region’s largest events marking the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From 2006-2011, she collaborated with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, yielding ground breaking research methods and results on ’High School to College Transition of Students with Disabilities; ‘ The Impact of the Great Recession on Unemployment of Americans with Disabilities;  and ‘The Triumph of the Older Worker Despite the Great Recession’. She is currently conducting a media campaign to reach out to older Americans who may not identify as having a disability; and people in recovery from the opioid epidemic with behavioral health issues unaware of their civil rights under the ADA.

    Dr. Harrison is known for her initiation, follow-through skills and congeniality. Before coming to IHCD, Dr. Harrison worked with organizations such as:  the Boston Self Help Center, Mass General Hospital’s Burn Unit, Perkins School for the Blind, Casa Esperanza and the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital.  She earned her doctorate at Boston University's School of Education in 1994.

    Fee: $25,  NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration and scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    2 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3-6

    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.

    • July 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on July 14, 2020
    with Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor & Kevin Lambert  

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


    PRESENTATION: This workshop will provide an introduction to the definition, identification and treatment of moral injury. We will define moral injury from multiple perspectives, identify the context, and differentiate between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, moral injury and other kinds of soul wounds. We will identify the role of shame and describe several methods of treating moral injury.  Additional resources will be provided. U.S. Army veteran Kevin Lambert will integrate his knowledge with his own experience of moral injury and his healing path.

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

    1. Define and describe moral injury and differentiate it from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and other soul wounds;
    2. Understand the role of shame, the hidden nature of moral injury and the challenges for healing; and
    3. Learn several approaches to healing moral injury and the benefits and challenges of each.

    PRESENTER:  Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor, M.Div, DMin :  Founder/Executive Director of Brookfield Institute, served as a pastor in local congregations for almost 40 years. Her doctorate focusing on community education in trauma healing has enabled her to teach over 100 workshops nationally and internationlly. She is a certified STAR trainer (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) and has been working with veterans for 14 years, particularly in understanding how veterans heal from the spiritual wounds of war.

    Kevin Lambert is the Program Development Administrator at NEADS, World Class Service Dogs, focusing on the Service Dogs for Veterans programs.  Mr. Lambert served as the Director of Special Populations Programs and Services for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services from 2007 to 2015.  He assisted with the creation, implementation, and management of several community-based Peer Support programs for Veterans and their families including Suicide Prevention, Housing First, Supportive Housing, Jail Diversion, and Re-entry from incarceration facilities. Mr. Lambert served in the United States Army as an Infantryman from 2005-2008 and participated in over 600 combat patrols and missions as a light machine gunner in IRAQ from August 2005 through December 2006. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation for Valor. Mr. Lambert has an Associate's Degree in Science Human Services degree as well as a Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling from Northern Essex Community College.

     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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 13, 15, 

    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 2, 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.

    • July 21, 2020
    • 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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