New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

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EDUCATION

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

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ADVOCACY

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

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EMPLOYMENT

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

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RESOURCES

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

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Upcoming events

    • April 23, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC                

    April 23, 2021

    8:30am - 4:00pm


    This training is remote only!

      

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


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

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

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

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

    • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

    • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.


    PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

    • April 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    An 18 hour training event with Seven Challenges, LLC

    April 28-30, 2021

    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (daily)

         

      This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  Created for adolescent treatment providers such as youth care workers, assistant group facilitators, or caseworkers who will be working with youth, this training prepares counselors to immediately begin providing The Seven Challenges Program.  As a result of attending this 18-hour training event, 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 treatment.
    • Know the six stages of change in overcoming behavioral problems, and the types of interventions most appropriate in patient-treatment matching.
    • Understand how to set appropriate goals in adolescent drug treatment, based on knowledge of adolescent development and the stages of change.
    • Know five new ways to work with adolescents to reduce defensiveness and denial.
    • Understand the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
    • Learn at least five new techniques and strategies for helping young people move through the stages of change.
    • Know the Seven Challenges process, including the significance of each challenge and how to use the Challenges as part of a decision-making and implementation model.
    • Be familiar with Seven Challenges material; learn how to introduce and use the materials.
    • Have a basic understanding of the clinical skills that go with each challenge.
    • Understand the game of “Go ahead, try to make me quit” and how NOT to play it.
    • Have a basic understanding of how to implement The Seven Challenges Program in their own unique counseling setting / level of care.
    • Make the connections between drug use behavior, life skill deficits, and underlying psychological, family, and social problems.
    • Have introduction to what is entailed in Seven Challenges supervision, including the introduction of the Counselor Rating and Review form.  The prospective Seven Challenges Leader(s) will have introduction to Seven Challenges quality assurance documents with instructions for starting.  (More Supervisory and QA training is given at The Seven Challenges Leader Training.)

    The Seven Challenges:

    1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
    2. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
    3. We looked at our use of alcohol and other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
    4. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
    5. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
    6. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
    7. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

    PRESENTER:  Richard L. Barr, LMHC, is the Senior Program Specialist.  He works closely with organizations to provide training, clinical support, and oversight of Seven Challenges implementations.  Richard has worked extensively in the fields of education and counseling and prior to joining The Seven Challenges he was the clinical director for several juvenile justice programs.  Richard is also in private practice and serves as a part-time psychology instructor at Trinity International University.

    Registration Fee:    Only open to UNH/IOD grant contracted adolescent programs. Free which includes NASW continuing education.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

    18 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   1-18
    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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • May 06, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 

    May 6-7, 2021 & May 27-28, 2021 (4-Day Training)

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)


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

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

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

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

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $115; *Non-Members $125; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    24 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 8-12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

    • May 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    An 18 hour training event with Rick Barr

    May 11-13, 2021

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)

         

      This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  Created for adolescent treatment providers such as youth care workers, assistant group facilitators, or caseworkers who will be working with youth, this training prepares counselors to immediately begin providing The Seven Challenges Program.  As a result of attending this 18-hour training event, 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 treatment.
    • Know the six stages of change in overcoming behavioral problems, and the types of interventions most appropriate in patient-treatment matching.
    • Understand how to set appropriate goals in adolescent drug treatment, based on knowledge of adolescent development and the stages of change.
    • Know five new ways to work with adolescents to reduce defensiveness and denial.
    • Understand the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
    • Learn at least five new techniques and strategies for helping young people move through the stages of change.
    • Know the Seven Challenges process, including the significance of each challenge and how to use the Challenges as part of a decision-making and implementation model.
    • Be familiar with Seven Challenges material; learn how to introduce and use the materials.
    • Have a basic understanding of the clinical skills that go with each challenge.
    • Understand the game of “Go ahead, try to make me quit” and how NOT to play it.
    • Have a basic understanding of how to implement The Seven Challenges Program in their own unique counseling setting / level of care.
    • Make the connections between drug use behavior, life skill deficits, and underlying psychological, family, and social problems.
    • Have introduction to what is entailed in Seven Challenges supervision, including the introduction of the Counselor Rating and Review form.  The prospective Seven Challenges Leader(s) will have introduction to Seven Challenges quality assurance documents with instructions for starting.  (More Supervisory and QA training is given at The Seven Challenges Leader Training.)

    The Seven Challenges:

    1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
    2. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
    3. We looked at our use of alcohol and other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
    4. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
    5. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
    6. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
    7. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

    PRESENTER:  Richard L. Barr, LMHC, is the Senior Program Specialist.  He works closely with organizations to provide training, clinical support, and oversight of Seven Challenges implementations.  Richard has worked extensively in the fields of education and counseling and prior to joining The Seven Challenges he was the clinical director for several juvenile justice programs.  Richard is also in private practice and serves as a part-time psychology instructor at Trinity International University.

    Registration Fee:    Only open to UNH/IOD grant contracted adolescent programs. Free which includes NASW continuing education.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

    18 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   1-18
    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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • May 12, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

    May 12, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


    This training is remote only!


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

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

    • May 13, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC               

      May 13, 2021

    8:30 am to 4 pm

    This training is remote only!

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18

    CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4

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


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

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

    • May 13, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 1.5 hour training with Albee Budnitz, MD                                      

    May 13, 2021

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!



    PRESENTATIONThis training will discuss the population and public health impact of tobacco product use, including disparities; tobacco products from cigarettes to electronic devices’ health impacts relative to tobacco related disease as well as and especially as relates to Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) -nicotine addiction; what can be done about it; and how all this relates to youth.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 


    • Identify why tobacco product use is a population, public health and societal problem; 
    • Understand nicotine and nicotine addiction; and how it relates to tobacco products; and  
    • Become aware of what can be done about it and resources to do it.


    PRESENTER:  Albee Bunditz, MD is physician with 40 years experience treating pulmonary diseases and an expert in tobacco impact on disease, particularly lung cancer. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and M.D. from Wayne State University. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease. He recently retired from active medical practice in Nashua. He served as the President of American Lung Association, NH. He was the Medical Advisor to NH/VT Respiratory Therapy Society as well as serving on multitude of Boards of Directors including Breath New Hampshire and Nashua Partnership for Tobacco Free Youth. Dr. Bunditz has had multiple teaching appointments. Dr. Bunditz was one of select few to becalled “Koop’s Troops in The Tobacco Wars” in the 1990s when he worked closely with Dr. C. Everett Koop whose fight on tobacco use is legendary. Dr. Bunditz continues to be part of the Koop Institute of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He chairs the Tobacco Free NH network, the Nashua Prevention Coalition and teaches tobacco issues to UNECOM and Dartmouth med students and anyone else who cares to listen. 

    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org


    1.5 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 5, 7
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, 5, 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.

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

    • May 17, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via zoom
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    A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane    
    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021


    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
    • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
    • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
    • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
    • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
    • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
    • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
    • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
    • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
    • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
    • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
    • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
    • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
    • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

    PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

    Brian Lane:  As a person in long-term recovery, Brian is deeply connected with people in recovery and the organizations supporting them. He is the owner of Recovery Spectrum, a consulting and training company that helps behavioral health providers learn and implement best practices to save and change the lives of those living with substance use disorder and mental health challenges.  Brian has a passion for advocacy and education who works to expand existing recovery efforts and develop new and additional resources while eliminating stigma. He is a respected coach and trainer who is internationally certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), PRS Trainer of Coaches, Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer, and many others. Additionally, Brian most recently served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Recovery Services, a top provider of medium-to-high accountability men’s recovery residences in the Dallas area.  Brian loves cooking and baking, singing loudly and badly in the car, and his husband and best friend of 18 years, Jonathan Boyd.

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

    30 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 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.

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

    • May 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.           

      May 20, 2021 

    8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:   In this session, Cassie Yackley will explore the fundamental role that relationships play in the management of stress.  Unfortunately, so many people have had childhood relational experiences that were negative or even neglectful or abusive, which can rob a person of a sense of worthiness and safety with others.  The behavioral manifestation of this personal experience can be challenging to understand to deal with—interactions can feel negative, disengaged, disrespectful, and aggressive.  Participants will learn strategies for attunement and relationship-building in these circumstances, including those that can be done through a virtual connection.

    Objectives:

    • Recognize how negative and neglective past childhood relational experiences can rob trauma survivors and influence their current interactions.
    • Identify best practice strategies to building relationships with clients in person or virtually to develop positively relationships and mitigating negative trauma history.
    •  Apply these relationship building skills to help those at risk for Substance Use Disorder and mental health concerns.

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

    Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  TBD
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 11, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
    NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

    Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 2 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

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

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

    • May 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    May 20, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

    • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
    • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
    • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

    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 Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

    • May 24, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Scott Meyer MSW, Ph.D., NH LICSW

    May 24, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.       

                  

    This training is remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  This workshop will increase Recovery Support Workers’ ability to identify basic symptoms of major mental health concerns.  Mood and anxiety disorders will be a primary focus. The outcome is to understand of how different types of mental health concerns can be addressed effectively to better engage clients in being motivated to pursue their recovery goals.  Learning how to best respond to such concerns and monitor how they can impact various parts of the client relationship including boundaries and ethics.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:


    • Identify and understand basic symptoms of anxiety disorders;
    • Identify and understand basic symptoms of mood disorders;
    • Have the skills to engage more effectively with clients with such concerns;
    • Possess knowledge and skills to manage boundaries clearly for clients with such concerns; and
    • Recognize at what point referral for other services is necessary.


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

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

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence 6, 7, 17 & 18
      CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • May 25, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training with Dr. Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D., ABPP 

      May 25, 2021

      8:30 am -11:45 am



      This training will be remote only!

      This is a recorded event.


      PRESENTATION: This seminar will explore how to integrate stages of change and motivational communication strategies into group therapy.  Readiness to change among group members differs and creates heterogeneity in every group.  A focus on stages of change and the critical processes needed to address stage tasks can help group leaders understand this diversity and develop strategies to promote conversations about change more effectively. Participants will be able to:

      • Understand and assess differences in motivation across different types of change (initiation, modification and cessation)
      • learn strategies to promote group conversations that empower participants to address changing behaviors that can help resolve current problems.
      • Advance their group skills in bringing about transformational effects.


      PRESENTER: Dr. Carlo DiClemente is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of several training centers at UMBC. He is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He published several articles and chapters on brief interventions and in 2018 the second edition Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has also co-authored several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good

      Registration Fee:  Registration $40,   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 6, 7, 17, 18  
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • June 07, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 4 hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP                                               

      June 7, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION: Trauma responsive 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 provide an overview of trauma impact and explore opportunities of engagement and support. As a result of this training participants will be able to:
      • Review the neurobiological response and impact of trauma;
      • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping; and
      • Explore opportunities in engagement and support when working with those exposed to trauma.
      PRESENTER:   Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.

      FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. For More Information Contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      4 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6

      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 8, 17 & 18

      CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 3 & 4  

      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category ANH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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

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

      • June 08, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training with Michael Lawless, MLDAC                                            

      June 8, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

      This training is remote only!


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

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

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

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

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

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

      • June 08, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones, LCMHC, MLADC and Christine McKenna, LICSW, MLADC 


      10:00 am - 12:00 pm, June 8, 2021


      This training is remote only.

      PRESENTATION:  The global pandemic has added a new perspective on the topics of compassion fatigue and burnout. The challenges we are facing in today’s “new normal” asks each of us to dig deeper for strategies to navigate increased ethical risks while continuing to provide safe services for our clients all while maintaining productive and healthy work environments.

      In 2019, the World Health Organization announced it had updated their definition of burnout in its 2022 revised handbook of diseases, International Classification of Diseases, and specifically tied burnout to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed."  In 2019, NHADACA joined a national movement to address these challenges by focusing on promoting clinician and provider well-being.

      This 2-part interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for becoming a Network Organization.  This series is an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.   Part 1 reviews the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.  Testimonies from others involved with this movement will be offered to help define the benefits of being involved.  Small group activity will include discussion and action plan development specific to your agency, group or practice. 

      As a result of attending Part 1of this training, participants will:

      • review the evidence & history;
      • understand the links between provider well-being, workplace culture, client safety and quality care;
      • describe the role of the Network Organization;
      • being to look at Organization Commitment Statements; and
      • identify next steps and what to expect from Part 2.

      Part Two is an action-oriented presentation designed to assist participants with the mechanics of writing a Commitment Statement and becoming a Network Organization.

      PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

      Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.


      Registration Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      2 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 12, 15-17
      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.

      • June 09, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
      • Remote Via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Michelle Ronayne, Ph. D.

      June 9, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


      This training is remote only


      SOR Scholarship Application


      PRESENTATION: The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of substance use and abuse during the reproductive time frame. We will explore the importance of early recognition of possible substance use problems during pregnancy.  Almost half (approximately 45 %) of pregnancies are unplanned leading to a host of possible complications for women in general and more specifically with substance abuse issues.  They may be more susceptible to perinatal mood disorders and failure to address substance misuse or abuse can result in fetal damage. We will explore screening for substance misuse issues as well as the role of educating women about how it affects their health both during pregnancy and postpartum as well as that of their child. We will talk about the affects of various substances including stimulants, opiates, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

      • Recognition of rates of substance misuse in prenatal and perinatal period
      • Understanding complication of substance misuse during pregnancy and postpartum
      • Strategies for treatment of women, their partners, and families during the perinatal period


        ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Michelle Ronayne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. She went on to earn her Master's and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She has had a variety of clinical training experiences including a Veteran's Administration Hospital (Bedford, MA), a practicum focused on working with community members around domestic violence and an internship at a community mental health center in Walpole, MA with a focus on children, adolescents, and families where she continued to work with a non-profit domestic violence agency as well.  Dr. Ronayne has spent many years in academia having taught at a variety of colleges in Massachusetts and New Hampshire teaching courses such as Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. She continued to explore her research interests in power and empowerment with a specific focus on the role of power in organizational development. Additionally, Dr. Ronayne has administrative experience having served as an Associate Director of a multi-site practice in Massachusetts.

        Registration Fee:  $30; *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  training@nhadaca.org


        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 14-18
        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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

        • June 16, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

        June 16, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


        This training is remote only!

        PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

        Participants will learn to:

        • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
        • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
        • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

        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 Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

        Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.
        • June 17, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 50
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        A 3 hour training with Joseph Zannella 

        June 17, 2021

        8:30 am -11:45 am



        This training will be remote only!


        PRESENTATION: This web based training is designed to specifically address how to utilize CBT principals and techniques when addressing a Substance using client.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of CBT and its utility in treating substance use and addictions. Specific problems and issues that arise from applying CBT in treating substance abusers will be addressedThe importance of aftercare and recovery planning will be covered as well.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 


        • Learn how to effectively apply CBT in general and then specifically to the substance using population; 

        • Gain an understanding of how Substance Use complicates the use of CBT; 

        • Review several aftercare CBT models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse; and 

        • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in Substance using individuals. 


        PRESENTER: Joseph has 33 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 ASIST Programs in Bridgeport for Family Reentry for the last six years. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching multiple topics including Neurobiology, Internet Addictions 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. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT

        Registration Fee: NHADACA Members: $30; Non-Members $35; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

        3 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 6, 7, 17, 18  
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • June 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 50
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        A 3 hour training event with Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS

        June 18, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

         

        This training is remote only!

        PRESENTATION:  This is an brief introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  The training will provide an orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI and its goals and strategies in developing 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. As a result of this training, 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; and
        • 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.

        Registration Fee: NHADACA Members: $30; Non-Members $35; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

        3 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.

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

        • July 07, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC                

        July 7, 2021

        8:30am - 4:00pm


        This training is remote only!

          

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


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

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

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

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

        • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

        • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.


        PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  None
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • July 08, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 50
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        A 10 Hour Training with Scott Boyles

        July 8 & 9, 2021

        8:30 am -3:00pm (daily)



        This training will be remote only!

        This is a recorded event.


        PRESENTATION: This 2-day Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing is designed for people who have previously attended an introductory MI workshop. The goal of this workshop is to consolidate learning, build on existing skills and increase understanding of using motivational interviewing in practice.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

        • Discuss ways to develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior; 
        • Use strategies to explore, and resolve ambivalence to change;
        • Demonstrate the ability to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk”;
        • Differentiate and practice simple and complex reflections;
        • Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation;
        • Practice formulating and using evocative questions; and
        • Be able to recognize and identify MI skills through observation, practice and real plays.

        PRESENTER: Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

        Fee: NHADACA Members: $120; Non-Members $130; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

        10 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   6, 7, 17, 18  
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

        • July 14, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 2 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones, LCMHC, MLADC and Christine McKenna, LICSW, MLADC 


        10:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 14, 2021


        This training is remote only.

        PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

        This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

        Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

        • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
        • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
        • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
        • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

        PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

        Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.


        Registration Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

        2 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 12, 15-17
        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.

        • July 20, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 25
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        A 4 hour training event with Ann Duckless, MA

        July 20, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


        This training is remote only!


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

        “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

        “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

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

        Fee:  *NHADACA Members $55.00.    *Non-Members $65.00.  NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free. For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

        4 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 2
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12                                                               

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

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

        • August 03, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 50
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        A 3 hour training with Dr. Leila Jabbour, Asst. Professor of  Health Sciences, Franklin Pierce University                                  

          August 03, 2021 

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

         SOR Scholarship Application


        This training is remote only!

        This event will be recorded 


        PRESENTATION:  The opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on families across New Hampshire. The opioid overdose death rate doubled between 2011 and 2015 and has remained at that level since. For individuals still battling opioid use disorder, the effects on the brain are long lasting and difficult to overcome. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior. These changes can be long lasting and epigenetically passed on to next generations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

              

        • Describe normal physiology of the reward system in the brain;
        • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit; and
        • Discuss opioids' long lasting impact on overall brain function.


        PRESENTER: Dr. Jabbour earned her doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve University, where she then also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the pathology department.  Her interest in drug use disorder begun when she volunteered for the Cleveland medical examiner. She is now an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University where her research is focused on investigating the effects of opioids on the human brain. In collaboration with the New Hampshire medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour generated a unique brain specimen collection, from human brains, collected at autopsy of opioid overdose. She is currently testing these specimens to assess differential gene expression across different brain regions. The project is specifically focused on three regions implicated with opioid use disorder, within the reward circuit (the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus). Her research is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - grant number P20GM103506

        Registration Fee:  $40; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5, 7, 14-18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
        • August 10, 2021
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

        August 10, 2021

        11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


        This training is remote only!


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

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

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

        2 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
        CRSW Performance Domains:  None
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist None
        (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

        • August 10, 2021
        • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 50
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        A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

        August 10, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 


        This training is remote only!


        PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C).  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

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

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

        2 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
        CRSW Performance Domains:  1
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist  None
        (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

        • August 12, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

        8:30 am to 4 pm on August 12, 2021

        This training is remote only!


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

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

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

        Registration:  Free.