New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Learn. Grow. Serve.

EDUCATION

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

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ADVOCACY

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

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EMPLOYMENT

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

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RESOURCES

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


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View Our Upcoming Training Events

Upcoming events

    • January 28, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 15
    Register

    A 1.5 hour training with Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW                                    

      January 28, 2021 

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

    This training is remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  

    Behavioral health and primary care professionals attending this training will have a better understanding of substance use and misuse concerns among older adults in New Hampshire and how the pandemic have exacerbated these risks. Signs and symptoms of substance misuse and depression can be masked by other declining health problems that co exists and impact overall health. The subculture and social factors including ageism will also be addressed. Participants will learn about effective screening and treatment strategies specific to this population.

    Objectives:

    • Recognize risk and signs of substance misuse and alcohol use disorders among older adults that are exacerbated by the social isolation of the pandemic.
    • Identify specific social cultural factors of this age group that impact their perception of their mental health needs and treatment.
    • Identify evidenced based screening tools and treatment strategies effective for this population.

    PRESENTER:  Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

    Registration:  $25 which includes NASW continuing education. 

    1.5 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  TBD
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1-5, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
    NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

    Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

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

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

    • January 29, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    A 3 hour training with Pamela Morgan                                       

    January 29, 2021 

    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:   This is training for clinicians and other service providers interested in improving their skills & increasing knowledge to assist methamphetamine & other stimulant users in the recovery process. Due to the severity and the (sometimes) extended time of withdrawal, substitution with alcohol and other drugs is common. Professional tools/techniques will be presented that may assist recovery outcomes. User friendly, client handouts identifying some of the principles of recovery and pitfalls associated with relapse, will be provided to assist clinicians in supporting client recovery.  Participants will be able to:

    • List effects of methamphetamine use & related recovery challenges;
    • Assist clients in recognizing relapse as a process rather than an event as well as identify relapse related replacement behaviors;
    • Apply at least one treatment tools specific to effective methamphetamine treatment; and
    • Recognize areas of hope for positive neurological changes leading to normalization of function following significant methamphetamine use.

      PRESENTER: Pamela Morgan, MBA/BSHS/CADC/CPRM is a nationally known trainer and substance use professional - providing services since 1993. She is the owner of Key Insights, LLC., an approved professional development training provider with the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. Pamela has also provided trainings approved by certification boards in Iowa and Georgia. A published author on toxic relationships, Pamela is best known for her interactive training style and her training-Toxic Relationships: Another Addiction.  She has developed various trainings with topics including: Ethics, Boundaries & Confidentiality; Addiction to Crime; Enhancing Motivation for Change; Recovery, Relapse and the 12 Steps; and Addiction in the Church. With 29 years of personal recovery, over 23 years of experience working within treatment, prevention, correctional and adolescent populations, and more than 19 years providing professional development training, Morgan offers a wealth of personal and professional experience.

      Registration Fee:  Registration $30,   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-7, 14-18
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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


      • February 09, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 13
      Register

      A 6 hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN 

      9:00 am -12:15 pm daily, on February 9 & 10, 2021

      SOR Scholarship Application


      This training will be remote only!

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

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

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

      FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

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

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 17
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • February 10, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via zoom
      • 25
      Register

      A 3 hour training event with Dean Eggert

      February 10, 2021

      1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION:  The role of the Student Support Professional in a school setting comes with a myriad of ethical and legal obligations. One of your foremost duties is to preserve student record information privacy and this duty is informed by both state and federal law. The threefold goals of this seminar are to equip you to better understand the scope of your state and federal duties pertaining to student privacy; to recognize the exceptions to these duties, and to further best practices with regard to maintaining student privacy and making lawful disclosures. This fast-paced seminar will also provide an opportunity for a case study approach as well as questions and answers.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

      1. Understand the scope of state and federal mandates regarding student privacy.

      2. Identify the circumstances when exceptions to these regulations are applicable.

      3. Learn best practices in maintaining records and making lawful disclosures.


      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dean Eggert is an attorney with extensive experience representing school districts in the areas of general school law and federal special education law. He is admitted to practice law in all NH Federal Courts including the Supreme Court. He has argued cases in all, and has two pending cases in the US Supreme Court. Dean served as legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008. Today he represents numerous school districts throughout the state. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and speaks both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. Among his many accolades are: Lawyer of the Year in the field of education law, president of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and Best Lawyers in America in the field of education and municipal law. He is a certified mediator serving as such in over 80 cases.

      Dean has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is active in local, national and global relief projects. He earned a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles where he served as a member of the UCLA Law Review from 1983-1985.

      Dean resides in Bow, NH with his wife Cheryl. He has served on the board of his church and the board of a private school. He currently serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners and assists in formulating the vision and direction for the organization in Malawi. He is a veteran of ten trips to Malawi, Africa where he works with Good Soil in providing scholarships and developing a secondary school.

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

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence1, 10, 12
      CRSW Performance Domains:  2
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • February 11, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 27
      Register

      A 1.5 hour training with Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW                                    

        February 11, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:   

      Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize because they look different than in younger people. During this session behavioral health and primary care professionals will understand how depression affects baby boomers; how it often coexists with other medical conditions; and ways as a rural community we can create a safety net to address risk factors.  Objectives:

      • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
      • Identify risk and protective factors of suicide specific to the older adult population
      • Discuss how to strengthen the rural community safety net to reduce risks of depression and suicide.
      • Identify appropriate depression screening tools for older adults.
      • Recognize the impact of the pandemic on the older adult populations.

        PRESENTER:  Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

        Registration:  $25 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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

        Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

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

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

        • February 11, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
        • Remote via zoom
        • 26
        Register

        A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

        February 11, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


        This training is remote only!


        PRESENTATION:  With the sudden lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us had to learn to quickly switch gears from in-person to remote communication. Organizations were understandably underprepared, and frontline workers were often left to figure out solutions on their own. Many of us will continue to work from home or an office where we are communicating far less in-person than before. An aim of this workshop is to present some of the most promising practices in telehealth communication based on research conducted prior to and during the pandemic. We will also address the physical and mental exhaustion experienced by people serving vulnerable populations via phone, text, or video. Ethical considerations related to telehealth practices will incorporated throughout the day, and participants will be invited to share their own personal strategies to work more effectively and solicit input from each other. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :


        • Articulate and respond to the challenges and opportunities inherent in telehealth communication

        • Develop strategies to reduce communication barriers via telephone, text, and video

        • Identify and discuss ethical dilemmas related to working off-site

        • Learn self-care strategies to reduce stress and fatigue related to telecommunication

        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 $65.    *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 & 18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 4
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • February 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 0
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        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

        8:30 am to 4 pm on February 18, 2021

        This training is remote only!

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

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

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

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

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
        CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • February 23, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 13
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        A 6 hour training with Molly Rossignol, DO, FAAFP, FASAM and Ann Branen, RN, CARN   

        8:30 am -11:45 am daily, on February 23 & 24, 2021

        SOR Scholarship Application

        This training will be remote only!

        PRESENTATION:    The science behind neurobiology has revealed more about how mechanisms of pathology can affect risks for mental health and substance use disorders, including the changes that are effects of genetics, epigenetics, environment, and exposures. This workshop will present evidence-based approaches to managing several different substance use disorders with FDA approved medications. We will focus this presentation through the lens of a stage which is set with other aspects of care that can bolster the beneficial effects of medications for addiction treatment. In particular, attitudes, understanding of both the disease of addiction as well as the outcomes of scientific studies (and sometimes lack of) for medications will be presented. The goal is to support patients and clients in their goals of wellness through proven pathways.

        Objectives:

        • Learn which specific use disorders have FDA approved medications to improve outcomes. Discuss why and why not these medications are used in the setting of use disorders.
        • Be familiar with mechanism of action and efficacy of FDA approved medications for several use disorders.
        • Explore other off label use of medications in use disorders.
        • Discuss medication monitoring and roles and responsibilities of a treatment team.
        • Identify three components that can reduce risk and improve overall wellness for people with substance use disorders.
        • Hear first-hand accounts of how medications have affected people who have been treated through medical offices and have an opportunity to ask them questions about their recovery in the context of medication.

          PRESENTERS:   Molly Rossignol, DO has been a family physician in NH for 20 years and is fellowship trained and board certified in Addiction Medicine. She has practiced addiction medicine since 2014 and has been an advocate for evidence-based care as well as safety for our community and holding to science when it comes to legislative issues around our state’s actions regarding cannabis. She serves on the NH Medical Society as a representative of the Northern New England chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She also sits on the Governor’s Task Force for Drugs and Alcohol in the areas of Perinatal Substance Exposure and the Healthcare Committee. Molly was appointed to the Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board in 2019.

          Ann Branen, RN, CARN, is a registered nurse practicing in New Hampshire for over 25 years.  Pursuing her interest in addiction nursing, Ann completed an Associate’s Degree in Addiction Counseling in 2013 and certification in Addiction nursing in 2017.  In the role as Nurse Care Coordinator, Ann has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Program for Addictive Disorders at Concord Hospital and the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Elliot Health System.  With expertise in office-based addiction care, Ann has served as a mentor to providers, residents, nurses and other clinical staff.   As a consultant at Addiction Care Solutions, Ann continues to use her experience, expertise and passion to advance addiction care services in healthcare settings and practices.  Ann in currently pursuing her Masters degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at Rivier University.   Ann is dedicated and passionate about bolstering the role of the nurse in addiction care and strengthening the voice of addiction nursing in NH.  Ann views every interaction with patients and peers as an opportunity to provide information aimed at the reducing the harm, stigma and discriminatory practices that continues to impact people affected by substance use disorders.

          FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

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

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

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

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

          • March 04, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 17
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          A 3 hour training with Ann Duckless 
          March 4, 2021 
          8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

          This training is remote only!


          PRESENTATION:   School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

          • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
          • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
          • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

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

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

            PRESENTER:  Ann 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:  $30;   *Non-Members $40;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

            3 Contact Hours Available

            Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

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

            CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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


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


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

            • March 09, 2021
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

            March 9, 2021

            10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


            This training is remote only!


            PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc400 rules adopted in July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the initial licensure requirements for LADCs and MLADCs and the 400 rules described the re-licensure and supervisor/supervision requirements.  Initial and 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 & Psychologist None
            (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

            • March 09, 2021
            • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
            • Remote via Zoom
            • 49
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            A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

            March 9, 2021

            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


            This training is remote only!


            PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the 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:  training@nhadaca.org.

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

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

            • March 16, 2021
            • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via Zoom
            • 30
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            A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

            9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. daily on March 16 & 17, 2021

            This training is remote only!

            SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

            FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

            6 Contact Hours Available
            CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3,  4
            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 16, 17
            Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 6
            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

            • March 22, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 30 hour virtual training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli
            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, March 22-26, 2021

            This training is remote only!

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

            Participants will be able to:

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

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

            Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

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

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

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

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

            • April 09, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 4 hour training event with Lynn Lyons, LICSW

            8:30 am to 1:00 pm, April 9, 2021

            This training is remote only!

            PRESENTATION:  Both anxiety and depression continue to rise among teens; anxiety is currently the top reason why a parent brings a child to a mental health professional.  Because an untreated anxiety disorder is a top predictor of developing depression as an adolescent or young adult, the need for prevention and more effective treatment of anxiety has become a critical focus for those who work with teens and young adults in many settings.  Most teens and parents dealing with anxiety and depression in their families do not have a clear understanding of how anxiety and depression get better or worse, and have no concrete plan to respond when anxiety shows up.

            This training will teach attendees how to weaken anxiety’s grip, move teens into an active approach to their anxiety and depression, and is likely different from what they have been taught previously.  We will focus on how to interrupt anxiety and depression’s consistent patterns, thereby heading off depression with simple, process-based strategies.

            Participants will be able to:

            1. Design active assignments for teens and their parents that correct the common cognitive traps that bolster both anxiety and depression.
            2. Explain the common cognitive and behavioral overlaps between anxiety and depression.  
            3. Identify avoidant and safety behaviors that strengthen anxiety and depression.

            PRESENTER:   Lynn Lyons, LICSW is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. Her skill-based approach to anxiety focuses on the need to teach families about how anxiety works and what families can do to pull members out of the powerful “anxiety cult” that demands obedience to its need for certainty and comfort.  Lyons is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book for kids Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions and has multiple online programs for parents, teens and children. 

            Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members  $75;   *NBCC add $5.    NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

            4 Contact Hours Available
            Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  2, 3
            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-7, 15-18
            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. Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

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

            • April 13, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

             April 13, 2021

            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

            This training is remote only!


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

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

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

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

            6 Contact Hours Available
            Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
            CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

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

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

            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            May 12, 2021

            8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


            This training is remote only!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

              May 13, 2021

            8:30 am to 4 pm

            This training is remote only!

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

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

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

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

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

            6 Contact Hours Available

            Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6

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

            CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4

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


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

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

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


            This training is remote only!

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

            Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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