New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

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EDUCATION

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

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

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    • May 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

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


    PRESENTATIONThis training meets the 6 hour HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the LADC and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

    PRESENTERPeter DalPra, LADC, LCS, The Director of Adult Residential Services at the Phoenix House Dublin Center as well as doing his own independent practice, DalPra Counseling Services. He has worked as the Chemical Dependency and HIV/AIDS Case Manager for the former NH Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery as well as for the Nashua Public Health Department as an HIV/AIDS Street Outreach Worker. A nationally certified trainer in “Preventing HIV Disease Among Substance Abusers;” he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Concord Community College NHTI in Concord, NH. He is also a past President of NHADACA and a member of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.

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

    Lunch will be on your own.


    MORE INFO:

    603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-6, 8, 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:

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

    • May 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St, Tilton, NH 03276
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    A 12 hour training event on May 30-31st 

    with Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

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


    PRESENTATION: The healing effect of group counseling is widely accepted in the fields of substance abuse, mental health and behavioral health.  Most healthcare organizations seek to take advantage of group dynamics to access and encourage the human potential to heal, change and grow. While the content of counseling groups varies across settings, many of the powerful processes of group work are universal.

    This experiential workshop is designed for beginning and experienced group facilitators to examine the challenges and choices of group dynamics, learn about process versus content, share ideas on best practices, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and reinvigorate a passion for group.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Name at least five healing elements of group treatment;
    • define facilitator role and responsibilities in a therapeutic group;
    • delineate between group process and content;
    • identify critical components of group treatment when working with mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders; and
    • Identify specific challenges and opportunities of groups.

    PRESENTER:  Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS  is an individual therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor and trainer with 21 year of experience. In previous positions she was director of inpatient services for a women’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders residential and halfway house programs;  led an Assertive Community Treatment team;  supervised a large detoxification and rehabilitation center specializing in co–occurring disorders, relapse prevention and early recovery for men and women; facilitated groups for anger management, addiction/recovery and mindfulness; and worked with domestic violence offenders.  Since 2001 she has been facilitating training on addiction, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders for a wide variety of agencies and organizations in Maine. She served as adjunct faculty for North Carolina State University, University of New England and University of Southern Maine in social work and counseling. She currently serves as visiting faculty in the Tufts Psychiatry Residency program at Maine Medical Center. She has expertise in trauma and recovery, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, group facilitation, difficult conversations, ethics and clinical supervision.  She maintains a private practice in Portland serving adults with a special focus on caring for professionals in mental health, medical, legal and other helping professions.

    Fee NHADACA Members:  $110; Non-Members $130; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    12 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • June 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

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


    PRESENTATION: Clinical supervisors are in a position of significant power and responsibility.  Responsibilities inherent in this role are to the supervisees, the agency/organization for which they work, the clients, the profession and ultimately to oneself.  Balancing these responsibilities requires a clear understanding of the role of clinical supervision in practice management including inherent liability issues and the various ethical responsibilities of the position.  Navigating these obligations often raises ethical issues for both the supervisor and the supervisees.  This training will examine the roles, obligations and responsibilities of clinical supervisors as well as the ethical and legal parameters that define that role.  The differences between, and liability attached to, clinical supervision, administrative supervision and peer collaboration will also be highlighted.  Participants will be able to state the differences between supervision and collaboration; be able to utilize appropriate methods for documenting clinical supervision; understand the potential for conflicts that may arise in dual relationships between supervisor/supervisee; and be able to explain areas of professional liability stemming from the supervisor role.

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

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

    Note:  Ethics for recertification - these contact hours cannot be used for the initial LADC/MLADC  or  initial CRSW application.

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

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

    • June 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    with Sarah Nathan, The Fund Raising School

    A 6 hour training event June 10, 2019

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

    PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use disorder professionals and will provide participants with information and skills on how to manage the complete grant life-cycle.   The focus of this training is funding from grant making foundations rather than government grants. Participants are encouraged to bring a draft proposal or an Request for Proposal (RFP) they wish to apply for. At the end of this workshop, participants will know how to:

    • Research funding priorities of foundations to match project/program goals

    • Create successful written and digital proposal packages

    • Track progress toward project goals

    • Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways

    • Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Fund Raising School, the nationally renowned professional training program for fundraising practitioners. In this role, she supports faculty and curriculum development. Recently, she managed the publication of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 4th edition, to which she also contributed two chapters. Dr. Nathan is currently directing a national study of the fundraising profession and is a frequent speaker on the topic. Previously, she was assistant professor of nonprofit management and philanthropy at Bay Path University where she taught and advised online graduate students in the Masters of Nonprofit Management and Strategic Fundraising degree programs. Today, she serves her community as a board member of the Johnson County Community Foundation and is an enthusiastic volunteer each summer for the New Hampshire Teen Institute. Dr. Nathan holds the MA and PhD in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Major Mark B. Patterson, and Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I

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




    Supported by the Generosity of

    The Mascoma Bank Foundation (https://www.mascomabank.com/) and the

    Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (https://www.mvsb.com/)


    PRESENTATION:  This 3-hour training will examine general military culture, distinguish between the various branches and components of the military, including the role and mission of the NH National Guard and Reserve Force, as well as understand the differences between types and frequency of deployments. Participants will: increase understanding of the military and veteran population and culture; gain an increased understanding of the strengths, values, and unique qualities that veterans, military families, and service members possess; be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters while serving, upon returning from deployment; and after discharge; name at least one strategy that may assist providers that are treating this population.

    PRESENTERS:   Amy Cook is the Administrator for the New Hampshire Bureau of Community Based Military Programs at the Department of Health & Human Services where she is responsible for coordinating statewide strategies for government agencies, federal partners and local service providers to benefit NH service members, veterans and their families.  Amy spent the majority of her 20+ year professional career in the fields of Developmental Services and workforce development, gaining unparalleled experience in person-centered planning, Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services Waiver Programs, self-directed services, and pre-employment transition services while also establishing herself as a respected program innovator and big-picture thinker. Professionally trained to facilitate groups and processes, she now enjoys using her talents and skills to create an environment of cooperation & collaboration in which innovation and effective braiding of resources can take place in New Hampshire in order to enhance the lives of those who have served. 

    Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I (Ret) has worked in the behavioral health field for close to 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings.  She brings a unique skill set, passion, and understanding to this presentation. She was the Director of Psychological Health for the NH National Guard for 6 years and acted as the Statewide Military Liaison to the Community Mental Health Centers for 2 years. She is currently a behavioral health and substance use clinician at Veteran & First Responder Healthcare in Manchester, NH.  She is honored to be working in a setting where she has the privilege of treating currently serving military members, veterans, and first responders.

    Major Mark B. Patterson is a veteran who has served in both the US Navy and the NH Army National Guard with 23 years of combined federal service. He has served on multiple overseas and combat deployments, and has participated in nearly a dozen State Active Duty Missions, including the response to Hurricane Katrina.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern NH University and is a graduate of the US Army's Command & General Staff College. Amongst his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantrymen's Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He is currently assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the NH Army National Guard as the Director of Service Member and Family Support, where he is responsible for implementing policies and action to support the Individual and Family Readiness of Service Members by building enduring partnerships within the community, providing direct program support, and facilitating referral services as required.   

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4 , 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13, 15, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • June 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    with Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

    A 3 hour training event June 17, 2019

    8:30 – 11:30 A.M. (REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M.)


    PRESENTATION: Approximately 2.5 to 4 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States (SAMHSA, 2014). Baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) and persons with mental health and substance use disorders face an increased risk for infection. Among people who have used or currently use intravenous drugs, one in three young adults and three in four older adults are HCV infected (CDC, 2014). Dramatic medical advances in the past year have revolutionized the course of HCV treatment, increasing the role of primary care and behavioral health settings in addressing this public health concern. The training modules cover opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking patients to treatment, available treatment options, and patient considerations for treatment. As a result of this training participants will be able to: Explain the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis C infection; Discuss at least two reasons why it is important to promote hepatitis C screening and testing; Describe at least three prevention messages that can be used when promoting hepatitis C screening and testing; and Provide examples of at least three strategies to link persons infected with HCV to health care.

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

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 16
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • June 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, ANP, MA, HNC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This one day workshop will include a discussion of the broad benefits and application of Mindfulness across the continuum of care for Substance Use Disorders beginning with prevention and including recovery and relapse prevention.  The participants will have the opportunity to experience Sitting, Walking, Eating, Body Scan and Loving Kindness Meditation. A guide for use in practice will be provided as well as resources for deepening practice.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for both inside and outside practice.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    1.      Identify how Mindfulness could be beneficial when applied across the continuum of care

    2.      Describe current research

    3.      Experience each of 5 practices of Mindfulness

    4.      Be familiar with resources for continued practice

    5.      Apply knowledge to treatment options

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION: This advanced course is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and treat complex personality disorders among the co-occurring patient population.  The course content is intended to advance the understanding of how to assess and treatment plan with clients who have personality disorders and personality disordered characteristics that interfere with effective treatment. Information on the biological and environmental influences will be discussed; as well as, newer diagnostic guidelines proposed in the DSM-5, and its implications on the treatment planning process. Participants will:

    • Learn how to effectively determine differential diagnosis of the current 10 personality disorders identified in the DSM-5 and will review the new proposed changes;
    • Gain an understanding of how personality disordered functioning develops as it relates to differentiating which symptoms of normal personality functioning are exacerbated in abnormal psychopathology;
    • Be able to discuss diagnostic criteria along a dimensional model of personality functioning;
    •  Gain insights on how to effectively treat complex personality disordered individuals.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 15, 17 & 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist 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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • June 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LCDP

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


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

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

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

    PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for eleven outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs in Massachusetts, with a primary office at Arbour Counseling Services, Fall River, MA. In addition, he serves as the organization’s Compliance and Privacy Officer and is a surveyor for CARF International.   Mike has extensive clinical and supervision experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in substance abuse recovery, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

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

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

    • June 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION: This advanced course is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and treat several behavioral health diagnoses with Co-occurring problems. The course content is intended to advance the understanding of how to assess and effectively plan treatment with clients who have multiple diagnoses that interfere with effective treatment. Specific focus will be on Eating Disorders, Addictive Disorders and Mood Disorders with diagnostic guidelines in the DSM-5, and its implications on the treatment planning process. Participants will:

    • Learn how to determine differential diagnoses of co-occurring disorders;
    • Gain an understanding of how different disorders complicate and exacerbate the symptoms of other mental health issues;
    • Be able to create more accurate treatment plans that improve outcomes;
    • Gain insights on how social media and the internet can increase pathological thinking and behaviors in our clients.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Joseph has 32 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He is the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry in Bridgeport, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching on neurobiology, recovery issues and ethics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. Joseph is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 15, 17 & 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist 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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • June 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Brenda Westberry

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

    PRESENTATION:   The number of adults in the criminal justice system has soared due largely to prosecutions of drug related crimes and drug addicted offenders. Criminal offenders have rates of substance abuse and dependence that are more than four times that of the general non-criminal population. The shift in criminal justice practices, policies, and laws has resulted in vast racial disparities in the average length of sentences for comparable offenses such as crack cocaine versus powder cocaine. *Thirty-eight percent of prison and jail inmates are African American while Latinos constitute 19% of the prison and jail population. There are major institutions that affect crime and carry out the application of justice for victims and punish offenders. The disparities in punishment and other criminal justice and correctional problems have resulted in the over-representation of minorities in our criminal justice system.  During this workshop we will examine the interconnectedness surrounding race crime and criminal justice including the differences in sentencing, crime and violence. Attention will be given to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system as it relates to substance abuse as well as the exploration of current research and practices.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    1.       Identify who is incarcerated and the impact and prevalence of incarceration and reentry on racial and ethnic minorities.

    2.       Analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

    3.       Identify the connection between substance use, poverty and crime.

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

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

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


    • June 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP

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


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

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

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for eleven outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs in Massachusetts, with a primary office at Arbour Counseling Services, Fall River, MA. In addition, he serves as the organization’s Compliance and Privacy Officer and is a surveyor for CARF International.   Mike has extensive clinical and supervision experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in substance abuse recovery, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

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

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

    • June 21, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Aly Mcknight and Jess Wojenski

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


    PRESENTATION:  Do you want to make change in New Hampshire, but aren’t sure where to start? This training will teach you how to effectively advocate for issues you care about in the Granite State. You'll learn about the unique NH legislature, how a bill becomes a law, best practices for engaging with legislators, practical advocacy and communication skills, and more. The main objective is for attendees to understand the inherent opportunity they have to influence the future of our state, and to leave feeling empowered and confident in their ability to take direct action on issues they care about. New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. New Futures envisions a State and local communities where public policies support efforts to improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. Our training program aims to build advocacy capacity in the state of New Hampshire with the understanding that more community involvement in policy-making leads to the implementation of policies that better serve our state.  

    Objectives: Understand how individual advocacy can impact the way laws are made and implemented; Understand how a bill becomes a law in NH; Understand the importance of personal storytelling in advocacy, and feel capable of bringing their own stories into an advocacy message; Feel capable of engaging effectively with their legislators and elected officials and Know how to take direct action and advocate on issues they care about

    PRESENTERS:  Aly is the Vice President of Community Engagement at New Futures. She has primary responsibility for managing the community engagement team in encouraging advocates to participate in the legislative process. Aly earned her BA in public policy and sociology at William Smith College in Geneva, NY in May of 2015. Much of her academic and extracurricular time at William Smith focused on social justice through participation in coalition-building, community dialogues, and committees on organizational change. In 2013, she studied abroad for a semester at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. After graduating, Aly spent two years working in Nashua as a field organizer, an assistant to Mayor Jim Donchess, and a substance misuse professional in the Division of Public Health and Community Services. Her work in Nashua focused on building a stronger continuum of care for prevention, treatment, and recovery services by bringing community partners together to align goals and set strategy. Aly grew up in Amherst and is a proud alum of both Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH and the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford, NH. She currently lives in Manchester. Jess is a Community Engagement Coordinator and the Training Manager at New Futures. Jess is responsible for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process, as well as managing New Futures training program. Jess received her BA in Communication and Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire with minors in Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies. She has interned at organizations dedicated to advocating for healthcare access, women’s rights, and social justice, and co-founded a successful student organization at UNH focused on the same. Her roles within these organizations were multi-faceted and included creative development, marketing, advocacy, community organizing, and administrative processes. Jess currently serves on the board of the Equality Health Center in Concord. She grew up in NH and continues to reside in the Granite State.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12 & 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    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.

    • June 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry 

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


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

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

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC add $5.00.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:   3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • June 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS

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


    PRESENTATION:  Engaging community leaders and other influencers in a community has always been critical for organizing community prevention and recovery efforts. Effective community organizing skills are more important than ever in a changing social service world. This course will review principles of basic community organizing. Strategies for prevention and recovery groups to proactively engage all those decision makers involved in behavioral healthcare and primary care will be discussed. The many rich opportunities for prevention organizations and recovery organizations to collaborate with each other to further many mutual goals in their community will also be addressed. In addition to specific organizing strategies, this course will provide opportunity for discussion, role play and interaction across disciplines.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:  Describe the basic principles of community organizing; Identify 1-2 potential partners from other sectors in the community; and discuss strategies for engaging (and retaining) these partners in collaborative efforts.

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 25, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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


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

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

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 25, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27, Raymond, NH 03077
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    A 30 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    June 25-28, 2019

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


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

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

    Fee: $100 (manual included) *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

    • June 26, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

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

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

    • Gain an understanding of trauma specific terminology;
    • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure;
    • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping;
    • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping and substance use;
    • Recognize their role and opportunities for support when working with those exposed to multiple traumas (ACES); and
    • Explore a variety of prevention strategies in working with individuals, families and communities to decrease negative coping including potential substance use.
    PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Master Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. She is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She develops curriculum and teaches classes in theory, ethics, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. Dr. Bridge is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and a recipient of the Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss. Further, she is the vice-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Bridge trains and consults nationally in the areas of trauma, vicarious trauma, agency practice and ethics.

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

    Lunch will be on your own.

    MORE INFO:

    603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 11, 14, 15 & 17
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 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!

    • June 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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

    PRESENTATION: The presenter will create a space for dialogue with audience members about the role that connectedness to technology, e.g. mobile-based and social media, plays in human development of all ages; communication and relationships with self and others; and how these factors relate to signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as other neurological changes within the brain. Also featured will be a panel of speakers representing young adults who have grown up in the world of digital technology; and the experience of a person in recovery who has given up connectedness with social media for personal well-being. As a "Call to Action", the impact of connectedness to technology on human beings of all ages is a critical component for the effective assessment and delivery of services by mental health and substance use Continuum of Care providers.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.

    2. Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns.

    3. Explain the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth and their correlation with connectedness to technology.


    PRESENTER: Ann Duckless, MA has worked for NAMI NH for the past 12 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative 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/gender identity.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
    CRSW Performance Domain:  4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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

    • June 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Adelaide Murray, BS

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


    PRESENTATION:   The generation referred to ambiguously as millennials, Gen Y, Gen Z, and post-millennials is continuing to grow and now sits on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation. As this generation ages into adulthood, behavioral health professionals across New Hampshire are engaging with this generation by working alongside them, providing services to them, and attempting to engage them as partners in their work. However, a gap currently exists related to knowledge of the culture and value systems of this generation, which brings with it communication and working styles that can seem foreign (and potentially frustrating) to those of earlier generations. In all aspects of behavioral health, there is a need to refine initiatives, approaches, and traditional schools of thought in the context of this emerging generation. This training aims to reframe perceptions of millennials and Gen Z, understand the cultural context in which they came of age, and utilize this understanding to discuss interacting with an emerging generation. Through both discussion-based and lecture modalities presented by a millennial, this training provides professionals with a better understanding of this expanding, often misunderstood age group, in order to develop strong and effective communication for productive relationships in the behavioral health workforce and system of care.

    Workshop Objectives:

    •  Evaluate the traditionally negative nature of perceptions towards the millennial age group;
    •  Differentiate the cultural context in which millennials and Gen Z came of age compared to previous generations;
    •  Describe the common practices of millennials and Gen Z in a workforce, educational, and social context;
    •  Identify culturally competent engagement strategies to increase opportunities for partnerships between behavioral health professionals and millennials and Gen Z.

    PRESENTERS:   Adelaide Murray, BS is a Project Associate with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. located in Bow, New Hampshire. Ms. Murray works on a variety of projects including the New Hampshire Center for Excellence, a training and technical assistance program working to promote evidence-based best practices related to prevention, treatment, and recovery of alcohol and other drug misuse. Adelaide has been able to couple her personal experiences with cultural evidence to provide a perspective on the culture and value systems of millennials. Adelaide received her Bachelors in Science from the University of New Hampshire in Health Management and Policy: Public Health and is an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is also a Fellow of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative focusing on issues of addiction and overdose.

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • June 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    with Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP

     

    A 6 hour training event on June 28, 2019

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

    NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301

     

    PRESENTATION:  Work provides benefits to all of us, beyond the obvious benefits of a paycheck. It gives structure to our says, can boost self-esteem and provide income that affords us more choices. It also offers opportunities to be a part of, and give back to, our community. Employment is a vital part of supporting individuals to gain greater independence, experience more social inclusion, resiliency and recovery, live more self-determined lives and build social capital. How can community support and residential providers best assist the individuals they work with on their path to employment?

    Learn how to incorporate employment into the work you do with the individuals you serve. This training will draw from tools such as Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change and evidence-base supported employment and give you tools to develop or enhance a culture of employment in the services you provide to people.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Identify the components and best practices of a culture of work
    • Describe current organizational and staff facilitators for developing a culture of work
    • Describe organizational and staff barriers to developing a culture of work
    • Identify next steps to developing or enhancing a culture of work.

     

    PRESENTER: Steve Shober, BS, LSW, WIP, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Supported Employment Center of Excellence initiative. He provides technical assistance (program consultation, clinical consultation, training, and fidelity evaluation) to service systems and organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Mr. Shober brings many years of direct-practice and supervision experience to his role at the Center. Before joining the Center, he worked at Eastway Behavioral Healthcare in Dayton, Ohio, as a vocational rehabilitation specialist and job coach then as a team leader and manager who guided the implementation of evidence-based Supported Employment services. At Eastway, he witnessed the positive impacts of the core principles and practices of the SE/IPS model as his team helped people diagnosed with severe mental illness find a job of their choice in local communities.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: Not Applied for.
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domain:  3
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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

    • July 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

    July 12, 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • July 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


    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, MEd., 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:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  Advocacy
    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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • July 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)


    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 relicensure 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, MEd., 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:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@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 (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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • July 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on July 18, 2019 with Ann Duckless

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


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

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

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • July 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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


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

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

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • July 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 33
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