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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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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    • February 18, 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 Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP   

    February 18, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application 




    PRESENTATION: Trauma informed practice implies a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well-being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with special focus the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on brain process and its impact on coping and substance use. As a result of this training, participant will be able to:

    • Gain an understanding of trauma specific terminology;
    • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure;
    • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping;
    • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping and substance use;
    • Recognize their role and opportunities for support when working with those exposed to multiple traumas (ACES); and
    • Explore a variety of prevention strategies in working with individuals, families and communities to decrease negative coping including potential substance use.
    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: $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: 2 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 11, 14, 15 & 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!

    • February 19, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP   


    February 19, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application 

    PRESENTATION:  A critical developmental task for youth is identity development. Lived experiences and losses often create ambiguity and uncertainty leading to grief, loss of self-esteem, and personal challenges. This training will explore this critical stage of life and identify opportunities to foster youth identity and resilience.  Focused attention will be on ‘trends’ in identity formation including substance use, social media, etc. Challenges and opportunities for vulnerable youth including those that have experienced trauma, foster and adopted youth, those raised by caregivers struggling with substance use disorder, mental illness, etc. will be explored.  As a result of this training, participant will:

    • Understand the unique cognitive and developmental stages and challenges for teens.
    • Explore the challenges in fostering a healthy sense of self and identity for vulnerable youth.
    •  Identify critical identity challenges associate with traumatic loss and ambiguous loss.
    •  Recognize the professional’s role in fostering resilience in youth.
    • Explore opportunities to foster healthy identify development.

    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: $55. Non-Members: $65. 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, 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants, you must register each one individually. Thank you!

    • February 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Linda Hurley 

    February 24, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  Historically research and programming in the gender specific treatment of women suffering from opioid use disorder, has focused on women of childbearing age. Primary concern of healthy pregnancy and healthy parenting is certainly an important perspective not just for the child’s health and safety but also in the familial transference of this disease. What has been missing is work reflecting the needs of women of post child bearing years. This workshop will explore the full continuum of need for women as their endocrinology and general physiology changes dramatically. As a result of this training participants will:

    • Gain an understanding of women’s reproductive lives;
    • Discuss the impact of opioids on women’s reproductive lives; and
    • Obtain a broader view of what effective care looks like with respect to aging.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Linda Hurley has worked in addiction treatment/behavioral healthcare for 40+ years and has been with CODAC, Inc. — RI’s oldest and largest provider of outpatient opioid treatment and behavioral healthcare services— since 1991.   Hurley has consulted and been a subject matter specialist for NYC’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the States of Wisconsin and Kentucky, SAMHSA, and NIDA.   She has been a mentor for emerging leaders through an ATTC/NIDA Workforce Development initiative, has been a Regional Leadership Development mentor in RI, and has worked in Massachusetts to help develop a statewide leadership model. She frequently partners with agencies and organizations across the state on initiatives related to opioid use disorder: the department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals; RI Department of Corrections; RI Department of Health; Brown University; University of Rhode Island; the office of the Governor, and RI’s US Congressional delegation. Hurley has also been a long-time partner of community and regional substance use prevention coalitions. In 2014, Hurley was a panelist at the US Senate Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) forum invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the efficacy of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.  She provided ongoing consultation and guidance during the drafting of the final CARA legislation, which passed the US Senate in 2016. Hurley has taught graduate/post-graduate courses in clinical counseling at Salve Regina University for more than two decades.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15-18
    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.

    • February 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Natalie Travers 

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Join us in this six-hour class as we address some of the issues you might encounter when working with opioid mis-use if you come across an individual who is also a convicted sexual offender.  We will cover who sex offenders are, what’s the same and what’s different in working with this population.  We will discuss what has changed with evidence-based practice. We will cover different types of sex offenders, various paraphilias and how they impact individuals with whom you may interact.  We’ll talk about how supervision and treatment of these folks has changed and why. We will cover self-care and “grooming” including where appropriate boundaries may be different with this population.  We will discuss some real-life case studies and brain storm how to approach their care, and ours. And we’ll maybe even laugh a little, because this stuff can get a little bit dark, so we’ll lighten it up where we can.

    PRESENTER:  Natalie Travers is a retired Chief Probation Officer from Connecticut.  She worked for over 21 years for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, and has been working in criminal justice since 1992.  Over the course of her career, she was a sexual assault crisis counselor, a counselor trainer, a case manager, a probation officer, a motivational interviewing (MINT) trainer, and a chief probation officer responsible for the probation units supervising both the WOCM (Women Offender Case Management) and the Sex Offender Units of New Britain Adult Supervision. Her field of expertise includes the supervision of sexual offenders in the community and working with the providers who treat them.

    She has a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut, completed a clinical internship with Special Services Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior, is a MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) certified trainer, and a 1996 graduate of the National Victim Assistance Academy conducted by the National Institute of Justice.

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


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

    • March 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADCI

    March 5, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction. Participants will learn about how harm reduction can impact opioid over doses, HCV, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions. Participants will also explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain healthy behaviors.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    1.      Describe the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction;

    2.      Describe at least 4 techniques and strategies for engaging people in Harm Reduction; and

    3.      Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining meaningful change.

    4.      Name 3 community based resources for harm reduction.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.  Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

    FEE:  NHADACA Members: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.  MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 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!

    • March 06, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on March 6, 2020  (rescheduled from 2/13/20)
    with Ann Duckless  

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



    PRESENTATION:  Substance use prevention and treatment providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts.  Designated a National Best Practice program, Connect training utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach designed to increase the competence of substance abuse prevention and treatment providers in recognizing and  responding to individuals who are suicidal or at risk for suicide. Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention policies and procedures specific to the substance abuse fields, interactive case scenarios, and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response.

    PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, 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:  $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, 3 & 6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12

    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.

    • March 12, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on March 12, 2020 with Ann Duckless  

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



    PRESENTATION: Nationally, suicide is in the top 10 leading causes of death for individuals ages 10-64, and is higher in military and first responder populations. This workshop, designed to increase the competence and confidence of community providers in recognizing and responding to military members who are suicidal or at risk for suicide, includes a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention policies and procedures specific to working with military members and their families, interactive case scenarios, and discussion on how to integrate key community services, both civilian and military, for an effective and comprehensive response.  As a result of attending this training participants will:  

    • Review of National Best Practices in responding to mental health problems and suicidal behavior in military, veteran, and civilian settings to ensure safety and an effective resolution
    • Gain understanding of suicide as a public health issue and its impact on warriors, veterans, family members, communities and friends
    • Explore of the misconceptions about suicide that pose a barrier for warriors/military members getting help and positive action steps to reduce these barriers to help-seeking
    • Review suicide in the military including insights into suicide data and how age, gender, deployment, military culture, social media and other demographic and diversity factors impact suicide risk
    • Examine of the influence of military culture on risk and protective factors for suicide, to include mental health issues, and ways to strengthen the positive influences that prevent suicide and other risk behaviors
    • Gain familiarity with civilian, military, and veteran resources for military members and their families


    PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, 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:  $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, 3 & 6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15

    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.

    • March 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC 

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. During this training, participants will learn techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Participants will:

    • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations;
    • Articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical and business ethics presented in the class;
    • Explain how to reconcile differences between codes of ethics when treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems;
    • Describe the concept of power differential as it relates to client- therapist, client- agency, and supervisor- supervisee relationships;
    • Articulate the relationship between legally defensible actions, ethical practice and personal morality.

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Joseph has 32 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He is the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry in Bridgeport, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching on neurobiology, recovery issues and ethics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. Joseph is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.    

    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
    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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • March 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 31 hour (4-day in person + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS and Katy Shea, MPH, CPS


    March 17-20, 2020

    8:30am to 4:30pm daily


    The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

    This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

    The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

    Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

    INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online):  March 3-12, 2020

    This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

    IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

    March 17-20, 2020

    This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence and sustainability

    AVAILABILITY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

    NH Prevention Certification Board CEU approval will be applied for CEs in the Prevention Theory and Practice category.  Additionally, practitioners participating in the SAPST will receive two “certificates of training hours,” one for the online component and another for the in-person training.

    These can be applied toward the requirements for professional credentialing or re-certification.

    • Participants completing the online component of the SAPST will receive a certificate for five hours of training pending receipt of a “pass” score on the final assessment (80% correct is a passing grade).
    • Participants attending the SAPST in-person will receive a certificate for 26 hours of training.
    • All SAPST participants are expected to complete both the online and in-person components. Participants must complete the online component to receive a certificate for attending the in-person training, since one component builds on the other.

    FACILITATORS

    The facilitators are trained CAPT presenters of this curriculum, the facilitators will be Marissa Carlson, CPS; Katy Shea, MPH, CPS

    Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance abuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.

    Katy Shea, MPH, CPS has been working in the public health prevention field for over ten years.  Ms. Shea spent the first five years of her career working as a community evaluator.  In this role she utilized community-based participatory evaluation methods.  Over the past five years, Ms. Shea has been the Prevention Program Manager for the New Hampshire Center for Excellence; a resource center for best practices in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in New Hampshire. In this role, Ms. Shea currently provides technical assistance to state agencies, regional public health networks and local substance abuse prevention coalitions and providers.  Her expertise includes conducting assessments, program evaluation, capacity-building, evidence-based strategy selection and strategic planning.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Please complete the registration form below to attend.  You will receive an email inviting you to attend the online component prior to the in-person training.

    Registration fee:    $75 registration which includes the manual, online and 4-days in-person instruction and continuing education credits.  NBCC/NASW CEUs not available.

    Registration deadline:  Please register by February 28, 2020, so that we may have the proper number of manuals produced and online access available.  Thank you!

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

    31 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1-6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domain: 1 & 3
    NBCC CEs not available.

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.


    • March 19, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    March 19, 2020

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


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

    As a result of this training, participants will:  learn to recognize the elements that define an individual or entity as a Part 2 Program;develop an understanding of the practical application of the federal confidentiality guidelines (HIPPA and 42 CFR Part 2) to their practice; develop and understanding of the final rules changes in 42 CFR Part 2 and their implications for client confidentiality and counselor responsibility; develop an understanding of the issues involved in balancing the imperative of client confidentiality with the demands of integrated client care; learn to identify and respond to conflicts between competing laws and statutes governing the confidentiality of client communications; learn to respond to subpoenas, court orders and warrants;  learn to identify and resolve ethical conflicts which may arise when working with clients involved in the criminal justice system; develop an understanding the counselor’s duty to warn and the issues that raises with respect to client confidentiality, counselor liability and ethical practice.

    .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: 6, Ethics (for re-certification)
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 11-12
    CRSW Performance Domain:  2
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.

    • March 24, 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 Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

    March 24, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will introduce participants to the theoretical constructs that make up the Stages of Change model.  Participants will learn about the different stages and their role in promoting behavioral change at the individual, family, and community levels.  The model will be presented within the context of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), with special emphasis on recovery and wellness.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:  Identify the theoretical constructs central to Stages of Change; Name the stages of change and how individuals, families, and entire communities establish behavioral change goals and take steps toward change; and Describe the specific techniques used to apply the Stages of Change Model in practice and articulate their role in promoting change for people with SUDs.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for over 27 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, treatment and recovery supports.    Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels.  He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery, Recovery Supports, and the Recovery Support Centers.  Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014.  He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, addiction prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma.

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

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.

    • March 25, 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 Chris Dorval, MSW, LCSW, LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC

    March 25, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Aggressive and drug-seeking behavior creates unique and often frustrating challenges in clinical settings, often these behaviors a fueled by substance use and trauma related disorders. This presentation will offer strategies for addressing these behaviors in an assertive and therapeutic approach while retaining patient engagement. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide clinicians with skills to work people affected by substance use and trauma throughout their recovery, as well as, understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice.  


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


    • describe the impact of trauma and substance use on the brain, body, and behavior;

    • conceptualize a case study from a trauma-informed framework; and 

    • recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping;
    PRESENTER:  Chris Dorval MSW, LCSW LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC is a therapist in private practice, a Business Development Officer for Recovery Centers of America, a Project Coordinator for Rhode Island College SBIRT Training and Resource Center, as well as, a clinical consultant specializing in addiction, trauma, and men’s health. Chris has worked as the Director of Clinical Outreach and Development for an international training and consulting agency, as well as, having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in addiction treatment for over 6 years. Chris has extensive training in trauma informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys in recovery. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS), Chris graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). As a person in long term recovery himself, Chris is passionate about working with those affected by addiction and trauma and has dedicated his practice to this focus. As a father, husband, son, and friend Chris believes in developing healthy family and interpersonal relationships and addressing the underlying issues driving a person’s symptoms are essential to sustained recovery.

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

    Lunch will be on your own.   

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 14-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants, you must register each one individually. Thank you!

    • March 26, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 12 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    March 26-27, 2020  (2-Day Training)

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


    PRESENTATION: The goal of this workshop is to introduce ethics and the importance of understanding what ethics are and how they are applied in the role of a peer recovery support person/recovery coach. This workshop will introduce various existing codes of ethics for exploration of the different variations. Participants will learn various decision making models and review real case scenarios for active discussion. Participants will explore differences between personal and professional boundaries, as well as liabilities to the organization and liabilities to those they serve. Participants will walk away with an understanding of HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and the role confidentiality plays in their work as a support person in the substance use disorder field. This course provides 12 CEs towards the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) credential and is an essential training for those serving as recovery coaches. As a result of this training participants will be able to: understand what ethics are and why they are important; understand what a code of ethics is and why it is important; learn different decision making models and how to apply them; affirm the roles of peer recovery support specialists (recovery coaches); Understand the differences between personal and professional boundaries; Gain an understanding of HIPAA and 42CFR (2) and how it applies to recovery coach role; learn about informed consents, releases of information and confidentiality; and gain an understanding of working in the human service filed, non-profit and the accountability.

    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: NHADACA Members: $80; Non-Members $100; *NBCC add $5. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    12 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  The National Drug Court Institute determined that, “Under no circumstances should a drug court have a blanket prohibition against MAT as a matter of policy.” And yet, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) remains a controversial concept within the criminal justice system, including Drug Treatment Courts.  This workshop will examine the myths, misunderstandings and stigma attached to the use of MAT with offenders with Opioid Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders among the partners who make up Drug Treatment Court Teams, including many counselors and providers.  This Workshop will explore the different types of MAT medications and their use, the matching of clients with MAT resources, the potential barriers to effective MAT in Drug Treatment Court settings, the difficulties in supervision of offenders on MAT in the community, the benefits and risks involved in integrating MAT into Drug Treatment Courts and strategies for how to minimize those risks. 


    As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:  identify the different types of MAT and their implications; draw parallels between the goals of MAT and the goals of Drug Treatment Courts; develop strategies for balancing client choice with offender supervision in offering and supervising the use, misuse and diversion of MAT medications; and examine the pros and cons of integrating vs. separate treatment for offenders receiving MAT.

    .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

    5 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 12-16, 18
    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.

    • March 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord NH 03301
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    A 4-hour training event with Tessa De Armond, LPC, NCC

    March 30, 2020

    NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord NH 03301

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


    PRESENTATION:   This training will provide an overview of The Seven Challenges program.  Additionally, through lecture and role plays this training will teach effective skills for working with adolescents, particularly in the areas of engagement and discussing substance use.  An Overview and critique of traditional drug treatment for adolescents will be discussed including:  discussion of the “mad rush for abstinence:” social and political pressures for immediate abstinence; and working with courts, families, schools etc., concerning the expectation of accountability.   In addition, an overview of first three Challenges and accompanying counseling skills will be included.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Be able to critique traditional approaches to drug treatment.
    • Know the three tasks of adolescent development and how to promote healthy development in drug counseling.
    • Know the six stages of change in overcoming behavioral problems.
    • Learn new techniques and strategies for helping young people move through the stages of change.
    • Understand how to set appropriate goals in drug counseling, based on knowledge of adolescent development and the stages of change.
    • Know new ways to work with adolescents to reduce defensiveness and denial.
    • Understand the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
    • Be familiar with Seven Challenges materials.

    PRESENTER:  Theresa “Tessa” De Armond, LPC, NCC, is a Program Specialist with The Seven Challenges and travels internationally to provide training and support.  She works with the counselors and clinical supervisors who are implementing the program, whether with adolescents, young adults or adults of all ages. Her history with The Seven Challenges began in 2008, while facilitating sessions with adolescents in secure care; with and without co-occurring disorders, and then in 2017 she joined The Seven Challenges clinical training team. Tessa lives in Arizona where she works in private practice serving adults and adolescents. Her primary area of focus is substance use/addiction issues with emphasis on anxiety, trauma recovery, and anger management. She developed and implements the only women’s anger management group in Phoenix.

    Registration:   $35  *NBCC add $5.  NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact is:  603-225-7060,   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  

    4 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5-15
    CRSW Performance Domains:  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.

    • March 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 12 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    March 30 & 31, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 2-day presentation will address the foundational skills necessary to provide quality and client focused substance abuse counseling services.  The first day will focus on the skills of screening, assessment and evaluation.  This will include a comprehensive review of the clinical evaluation process and skills necessary to determine treatment recommendations.  Day 2 will review treatment plan development along with discovery and dropout prevention plan components.  Components of both plans will be discussed, reviewed and written skills practiced.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1.  Be able to describe the clinical evaluation process
    2.  Discuss the components of treatment and dropout prevention plans     
    3.  Identify at least 2 commonly used screening and assessment tools

    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

    12 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.

    • April 01, 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 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 03, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    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
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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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.)

     


    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
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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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.)


    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 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Tana Bridge

    April 8, 2020

    8:30 - 11:45 pm (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION: First responders are uniquely charged with entering unpredictable and unsafe environments where children and adults experienced or are at risk for harm or death. Exposure to trauma, injury, and graphic realities creates a likelihood for high stress and vicarious trauma. This session will explore the unique nature of the job, the biology of stress, and opportunities to manage these challenges.


    As a result of this training, participant will:

    1. Recognize the unique risk for Vicarious Trauma for First Responders.

    2. Increase understanding of the biology of stress.

    3. Recognize indicators of emotional pain/stress and signs of impairment.

    4. Develop skills in addressing stress and emotional pain.


    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.

    Registration Fee: $25; *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.


    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 5, 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 08, 2020
    • 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Tana Bridge

    April 8, 2020

    12:45 pm - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 12:15 p.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION: First responders are uniquely charged with entering unpredictable and unsafe environments where children and adults experienced or are at risk for harm or death. Exposure to trauma, injury, and graphic realities creates a likelihood for high stress and vicarious trauma. This session will explore the unique nature of the job, the biology of stress, and opportunities to manage these challenges.


    As a result of this training, participant will:

    1. Recognize the unique risk for Vicarious Trauma for First Responders.

    2. Increase understanding of the biology of stress.

    3. Recognize indicators of emotional pain/stress and signs of impairment.

    4. Develop skills in addressing stress and emotional pain.


    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.

    Registration Fee: $25; *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.


    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 5, 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 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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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.) 


    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
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    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
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    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
    • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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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.)


    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
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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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.