New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

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EDUCATION

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

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ADVOCACY

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

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EMPLOYMENT

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

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RESOURCES

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

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Upcoming events

    • June 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

    June 4, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

    1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
    2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
    3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
    4. Describe a phased case management model; and
    5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.
    PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 05, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 35
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    A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., June 5, 2020

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

    Objectives:

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

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Corey Gately, MLADC, is the Director of Substance Use Services at LRGHealthcare, as well as the Director of the Doorway at LRGHealthcare, through which she has provided clinical coordination of the LRGHealthcare Recovery Clinic, a medication assisted treatment program providing services to people recovering from opiate addiction.  She has been integral in the development of programs throughout the hospital to help people receive increased services for Substance Use Disorder including training staff about MAT induction in the ED, stigma reduction and the utilization of Recovery Coaches throughout the hospital.  She provides oversight and brief intervention counseling with patients as well as coordination of care with community agencies and individual clinicians.  A Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, with over 20 years professional experience, Corey started as a substance use counselor in the Nathan Brody Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program providing emergency room social work and crisis intervention services, as well as long term individual counseling for people with substance use and co-occurring disorders. 

    Corey is a teaching lecturer at Plymouth State University providing advanced, graduate level courses in Substance Use Disorder treatment.  Her areas of concentration include family dynamics in the addicted family, medication assisted treatment and advancements in the treatment of people with opiate addictions.   She received an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Keene State College.  She earned a Human Services/Community Psychology Master’s degree from Springfield College. 

    Corey and her husband, John, have 3 children, ages 20, 17, and 13.  She enjoys Crossfit and is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach.

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 14-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • June 08, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 10
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    A 6 hour training event with Scott Meyer MSW, Ph.D., NH LICSW

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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


    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cancelled
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    A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

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


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


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4

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

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

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

    • June 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 4
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    A 6 hour training event with Taylor D'Addario 

    June 9 & 10, 2020

    1:00pm - 4:15pm (daily)


    This training will be remote only!


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

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

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

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domain: 1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 15, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 4 hour training event  on June 15, 2020 
    with Ann Duckless, MA

    8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

    This training has been changed to remote only!

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

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

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

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

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

    • June 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 30
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    A 3 hour training event with Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence7, 12, 13, 15-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 19, 2020
    • 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 15
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    A 3 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

    June 19, 2020

    8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 


    PRESENTATION: This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of 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.   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 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 profession 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: $25; *NBCC add $5.
    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 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.

    • June 23, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cancelled
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    A 3 hour training event with Stephanie Allain Savard, LICSW and Meghan Shea, LICSW, MLADC

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

    As a result of attending this training participants will:

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

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

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


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

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


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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1, 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 15-17
    CRSW Performance Domain:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training event  with Ann Duckless, MA  
    9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  on June 23, 2020

    This training is remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  Substance use prevention, recovery and treatment providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts.  This modified Connect training utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach designed to increase the competence of substance abuse prevention, recovery and treatment providers in recognizing and  responding to individuals who are suicidal or at risk for suicide. 

    PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, MA,  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:  $25;   *Non-Members $25;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3 & 6

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

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

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

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

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

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

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

    1.5 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3-6

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

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

    • June 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training event with Oce Harrison

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

    As a result of attending this presentation participants will:

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

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

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

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

    2 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3-6

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

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

    • June 25, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

    June 25, 2020

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

    This training has been changed to remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

    Objectives:

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

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Corey Gately, MLADC, is the Director of Substance Use Services at LRGHealthcare, as well as the Director of the Doorway at LRGHealthcare, through which she has provided clinical coordination of the LRGHealthcare Recovery Clinic, a medication assisted treatment program providing services to people recovering from opiate addiction.  She has been integral in the development of programs throughout the hospital to help people receive increased services for Substance Use Disorder including training staff about MAT induction in the ED, stigma reduction and the utilization of Recovery Coaches throughout the hospital.  She provides oversight and brief intervention counseling with patients as well as coordination of care with community agencies and individual clinicians.  A Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, with over 20 years professional experience, Corey started as a substance use counselor in the Nathan Brody Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program providing emergency room social work and crisis intervention services, as well as long term individual counseling for people with substance use and co-occurring disorders. 

    Corey is a teaching lecturer at Plymouth State University providing advanced, graduate level courses in Substance Use Disorder treatment.  Her areas of concentration include family dynamics in the addicted family, medication assisted treatment and advancements in the treatment of people with opiate addictions.   She received an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Keene State College.  She earned a Human Services/Community Psychology Master’s degree from Springfield College. 

    Corey and her husband, John, have 3 children, ages 20, 17, and 13.  She enjoys Crossfit and is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach.

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 14-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • July 08, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC

    10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., July 8, 2020

    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  This presentation is designed to be an introduction for those that are interested in doing telehealth counseling. This presentation will provide a general overview of the process including some basic tools, techniques, confidentiality practices and ethical considerations. Technology now allows us to serve clients in rural areas where access to licensed care may be limited. Telehealth allows for competent care but we must make sure we have the tools we need to safely provide the service.  Learning Objectives:
    1)      Know what telehealth is and how is it different from face-to-face counseling.
    2)      Learn basic tips and techniques for a successful telehealth practice.
    3)      Have the knowledge to be able to implement telehealth in your current practice.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Horn received a Doctorate in Psychology, with a teaching emphasis, from Walden University and has over a decade of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is licensed by the State of Montana as an Addiction Counselor (LAC). She is certified as an SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) to conduct assessments for those with a safety-sensitive position under the Department of Transportation. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors) as a Masters Level Addiction Counselor (MAC). Malcolm is responsible for ongoing training and education for clinical and support staff.

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

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 2
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18
      CRSW Performance Domains:  4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

      • July 14, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event on July 14, 2020
      with Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor & Kevin Lambert  

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

      This training will be held remotely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      6 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6

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

      CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 2, 4

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

      • July 15, 2020
      • 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

      8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

      This training will be held remotely.

      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 & 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. THANK YOU.

      • July 15, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

      10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

      This training will be held remotely.

      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. THANK YOU.

      • July 17, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, M.Ed 

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., July 17, 2020

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. As a result of attending this training, participants will:

      • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence.
      • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care.
      • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence.
      • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services.
      • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use.

      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 $55.00.    Non-Members $65.00.  NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060;  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist (Category A)

      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

      • July 20, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 12 hour training event with James Wuelfing and Brian Lane

      July 20-21, 2020

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily,


      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:  This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

      1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
      2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
      3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

      PRESENTERSJim 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: $80; Non-Members $100; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

      • July 29, 2020
      • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Jac Patrissi, MSW & Edward Schreiber, EdM, LADC1, TEP  

      8:45 a.m. – noon daily, July 29 & July 30, 2020

      This training will be held remotely.

      SOR Scholarship Application


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


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

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

      6 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6

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

      CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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


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

      • August 04, 2020
      • 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry 

      12:45 pm - 4:00 pm, August 4, 2020

      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4, 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
      CRSW Performance Domains:   3, 4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

      • August 06, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones & Diane Fontneau

      August 6, 2020

      1:00 pm - 4:15 pm (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)

      This training will be held remotely.

      PRESENTATIONCompassion Fatigue and Burnout are getting a lot of attention locally and nationally. In 2019, the World Health Organization updating its definition of burnout in its 2022 revised handbook of diseases; International Classification of Diseases and specifically ties burnout to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published a report called To Err is Human that revealed many hospital deaths were due to medical error. This study identified the causal link between clinician well-being, patient care and safety. 

      Recognizing the stress and strain on clinicians, in 2018, the NHADACA Board of Directors voted to increase focus on the ethical mandate for provider well-being and self-care. In 2019 NHADACA also joined the National Academy of Medicine's National Call to Action to address work culture issues that feed this cycle of clinician burnout by publishing an Organizational Commitment Statement. This interactive workshop will briefly review this research and outline steps for becoming a Network Organization. Small group activity will be used as time for discussion and action plan development specific to your agency, group, or practice. Participants will leave with their own action plan specific to their group, agency, or organization needs.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

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

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

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

      4. Create a plan for developing an Organizational Commitment Statement

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

      Diane Fontneau, MS, LADC MS, LADC.  Ms. Fontneau has worked in the field of Substance Use Disorders for over 25 years in a variety of treatment settings, and currently manages the outpatient substance use disorder treatment program at Seacoast Mental Health Center. Ms. Fontneau holds a master’s degree in Human Services, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Diane was certified in California as an alcohol and drug counselor for many years prior to returning to practice as a LADC in New Hampshire. She is an active member of the Seacoast Public Health Network, and IDN Region 6 (Greater Seacoast) subcommittee addressing local gaps and needs of services. Diane is a founding member of the Rochester Bridging the Gaps Coalition and helped write the first SAMHSA grant for the coalition that funded prevention programs in the local schools, including hiring substance use disorder treatment and prevention staff. Ms. Fontneau strongly believes in NHADACA’s mission and the importance of participation and recruitment for those working in this specialized field. 

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

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15, 16, 17
      CRSW Performance Domains:   3,  4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

      • August 10, 2020
      • 8:30 AM (EDT)
      • August 12, 2020
      • 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via zoom
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      A 18 hour training event with Jim Wuelfing and Dean LeMire 

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. daily, August 10-12, 2020


      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION:  Tens of thousands of people are trained as peer recovery coaches; many now work in a rapidly growing and changing Peer Recovery Support Services field across a wide variety of service settings. Several of the key tenets in peer recovery coaching are: ‘Meet people where they are at’; ‘You are in recovery when you say you are’; and ‘There are many pathways to recovery’. Still, harm reduction as pathway to and of recovery from addiction remains widely misunderstood. Abstinence-based pathways have for decades dominated the helping services of addiction recovery. Recovery coaches may struggle with coaching a harm reduction pathway for many reasons, including: Lack of understanding about harm reduction; personal, institutional, and cultural bias; and/or lack of exposure to people achieving recovery outcomes through harm-reduction-based means.  Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway answers a need as a new phase in recovery coaching development joins a swelling harm reduction movement across North America.  A handful of leaders in both the peer recovery supports and harm reduction movements collaborated to bring this curriculum to its current form.  This program utilizes adult learning theory concepts and modalities to address knowledge, attitudes, practices, access to resources, and coaching skills. As this training explores sensitive topics, its design and delivery are highly trauma-informed. Each class becomes a safe place for self-examination and practice from the outset.

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Define harm reduction as a practice and as a social movement 
      2. Examine one’s beliefs and values around a harm reduction pathway of recovery
      3. Discuss advocacy and practices around social justice issues as part of harm reduction
      4. Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills supporting a harm reduction pathway of recovery.

        ABOUT THE 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.  Dean LeMire:  In his various roles across the substance use disorders continuum of care Dean LeMire has facilitated expansion of improved, person-centered, and community-based service delivery. Dean is known as a valuable resource for grassroots organizations which provide peer recovery support services and traditional harm-reduction-oriented services. In New Hampshire, Dean was instrumental in forming a statewide network of Recovery Community Organizations, as well as a statewide network of syringe services programs as a founding board member of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition and as co-founder of Hand Up Health Services, a multi-county syringe services program. In Texas, Dean cofounded the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance and served as President of RecoveryATX, a Recovery Community Organization serving East Austin residents. Dean now writes and trains curricula for peer recovery support providers and serves as Senior Recovery Services Manager for WEconnect Health Management.

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

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

        • August 11, 2020
        • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 3 hour training event  with Brenda Westberry 

        8:45 a.m. – noon, August 11, 2020

        This training is remote only!

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

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

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

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

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1-4, 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2, 5, 8 ,11, 13-17
        CRSW Performance Domains:  1-3
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        • August 14, 2020
        • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 4 hour training event with Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC

        10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., August 14, 2020

        This training is remote only!

        SOR Scholarship Application

        PRESENTATION:   This presentation will review ethical considerations for counselors providing telehealth services. This presentation is designed to help practitioners stay within their ethical code while providing evidence-based tele services. This presentation will provide an overview of the ethics and skills needed to provide telehealth services. Attendees will leave with a base of knowledge and skills to either implement or enhance their telehealth practice.  Learning Objectives:

        1)      Gain understanding of the ethical rules that govern tele services for substance use and mental health clients
        2)      Learn how to safely implement tele services while maintaining confidentiality and safety for persons-served, particularly in rural settings
        3)     Gain insight to how to modify current policies & practices to align with ethical requirements.

        ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Horn received a Doctorate in Psychology, with a teaching emphasis, from Walden University and has over a decade of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is licensed by the State of Montana as an Addiction Counselor (LAC). She is certified as an SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) to conduct assessments for those with a safety-sensitive position under the Department of Transportation. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors) as a Masters Level Addiction Counselor (MAC). Malcolm is responsible for ongoing training and education for clinical and support staff.

        Registration Fee:  $35; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

        • August 18, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC 

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

        This training will be held remotely.

        PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the unique and powerful value that peer support services offer individuals pursuing recovery. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively across systems to better serve client needs.  

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

        • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports and the CRSW credential;
        • Identify and describe the stages of change;
        • Describe the provision of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders;
        • List signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
        • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

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

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

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:   None
        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.

        • August 19, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 3 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, MEd, ACPS

        August 19, 2020, 8:45 a.m. – noon. 

        This training is remote only!


        PRESENTATION:  When David Hawkins and Richard Catalano first proposed their Risk and Protective Factor Theory for substance misuse/abuse in the 1980’s, it was thought that there were a separate and distinct set of risk and protective factors for each behavioral health disorders.  What we have learned since then is that that while there are some unique risk factors for various disorders, there are also risk and protective factors that are shared. Knowledge of these can not only enhance the effectiveness and scope of our work in prevention and treatment, they can provide a basis for community collaboration. This webinar will explore the concept of shared factors, list reasons for and examples of their usefulness in strategic planning, and suggest opportunities for collaboration across disciplines.  At the close of this presentation, participants will be able to:

        • define and provide examples of shared risk and protective factors;
        • list 3 reasons for addressing shared risk and protective factors; and
        • list at least 3 strategies for overcoming common barriers to collaboration around shared factors.

        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:  Registration fee $25; *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

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

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

        • August 20, 2020
        • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

        8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., August 20, 2020

        This training is remote only!

        SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

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

        ·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

        ·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

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

        ·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

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

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

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-8, 11, 14-18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        • August 28, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC

        August 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

        This training will be remote only!

        SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

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

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


        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 4

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

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

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

        • September 15, 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
        • Remote Via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Robin Pinard, LCMHC

        September 15 & 16, 2020

        9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily

        This training will be held virtually.


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

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


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

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 15, 16, 17
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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