New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Professional Development Calendar


The following calendar includes events sponsored by other organizations in addition to NHADACA. Events that are external are color-coded green.  

Note: Events and training may be cancelled, rescheduled, or moved online.  When in doubt, please call the host organization to confirm if the event details have changed.  


OCTOBER 2021

10/12-10/15/2021 Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST). Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS & Julie Yerkes, MEd; 130 Pembroke Rd Suite 100, Concord, NH. (31 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4:30pm daily, $75). For more information please click here.

10/12-14/2021 Teaching Motivational Interviewing in Agencies, Schools & Institutions. Health Education & Training Institute. 25 Middle St, Portland, ME. (16.5 Contact Hours, 10am-4pm each day, $450). For more information please click here.

10/12/2021 CRSWs Supervising CRSWs. Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC. NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65, Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

10/14/2021 2021 Annual Celebration of the Humanities. New Hampshire Humanities. (5pm-7:30pm, $50-$75). Online or In-Person at Saint Anselm College. For more information please click here.

10/14/2021 Motivational Interviewing: Advancing the Practice. Health Education & Training Institute. 25 Middle St, Portland, ME. (5.5 Contact Hours, 10am-4pm each day, $50). For more information please click here.



    The Granite State has some of the highest rates of substance misuse in the country. It also has thousands of people working to support people on their many Roads to Recovery. This series offers people hope, inspiration and direction for prevention and treatment programs. Click here to view the series online.

    10/14/2021 Managing Difficult People. Tom Esch. Online. (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 1pm-2:30pm). For more information please click here.

    10/14-10/16/2021 Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit. Online. For more information please click here.

    10/14/2021 Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery. Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC; Online. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, Free). For more information please click here.

    10/15/2021 Families & Addiction. Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC; NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH. (3 Contact Hours, 8:30am-12pm, Free). For more information please click here.

    10/15/2021 Intro to Zero Suicide in Vermont: Suicide Safe Pathways to Care. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online. (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 9am-10am). For more information please click here.

    10/18/2021 Hampshire HOPE - The ADA, Addiction, and Recovery Webinar. (2pm-3:30pm). For more information please click here.

    10/18/2021 Prevention Ethics. Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS & Julie Yerkes, MEd, CPS. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50, Non-members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    10/18 - 10/19/2021 Uplifting Voices: Conversations on Trauma & Recovery. The Connecticut Women's Consortium. Online. (12 Contact Hours, 9am-4pm each day, $130). For more information please click here.

    10/19/2021 NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students. Ann Duckless. Online. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals- Free, NHADACA Member $50, Non-Member $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    10/20/2021 More Than Health Care VI: SSPs and Public Health: Past, Present, and Future. Online (12pm-2pm). For more information please click here.

    10/21/2021 Key Concepts of DEI. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education). For more information click here.

    10/21/2021 How to be a Successful Recruiting Leader in Today's Current Organizational Environment. Online. (1pm-1:30pm) For more information click here.

    10/21/2021 Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Policy Listening Session. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 4pm-5pm) For more information please click here.

    10/26/2021 Behavioral Based Interviewing. Wes Pruett. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education). For more information click here.

    10/28-10/30/2021 NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference. Online. For more information please click here.

    10/29/2021 Harm Reduction. Ryan Fowler, CRSW. Online. (12pm-1:30pm, NHADACA Members $25, Non-members $30, NBB add $5). For more information please click here. 

    NOVEMBER 2021

    11/1/2021 Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians. James Figueiredo, MEd. . 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65, Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    11/2/2021 Suicide Prevention - Barbers as Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Interpersonal Violence Gatekeepers in the Community: Perspectives from People of Color in a Racially Divided America During the Covid-19 Pandemic. MA Department of Public Health. Online (10am-12pm, $15). For more information please click here. 

    11/2-11/3/2021 Mental Health Marketing Conference. Nashville, Tennessee. For more information please click here.

    11/3/2021 Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains. Ginger Ross. 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65, Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    11/3/2021 Cannabis Use and Cannabis Addiction in Rural Populations: Phenomenology, Intervention, & Policy. Alan Budney, PhD. Online (This training might not qualify for continuing education, 12-1pm). For more information please click here.

    11/3-11/4/2021 18th Annual NH Suicide Prevention Conference. Online 11/3 & In-person 11/4. For more information please contact spconference@naminh.org

    11/4/2021 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance Use. Joseph Zannella. Online. (3 Contact Hours, 8:30am-11:45am, NHADACA Members $30, Non-Members $35, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    11/4/2021 Overview of Motivational Interviewing for Drug Court Judges. Bob Jope, LMHC. Online. (2 Contact Hours, 9am-11am). For more information please click here. 

    11/4/2021 How to Have Difficult Conversations. Empower Success Corps. Online (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    11/4/2021 Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Practice Webinar. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 8:30am-9:30am, free). For more information please click here.

    11/4 - 11/5/2021 Addiction Research Symposium. Online (12pm-3pm, $99). For more information please click here.

    11/5/2021 November Partnership Convening. For more information please click here.

    11/8, 11/9, 11/15, & 11/16/2021 Choices Peer Recovery Coach Training: The Power in Choice. Ginger Ross, CRSW. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (30 Contact hours, 8:30am-5:15pm daily, NHADACA Members $95, Non-members $100, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    11/10/2021 Fostering a Trauma Responsive School. Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTC~S. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH -OR- virtual. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65, Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here. 

    11/10/2021 Sexual Health in the Syndemic: Addressing HIV, Hep C and STIs in the Context of Addiction. David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH, Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH, Erin Miers, PsyD, Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW, and 2 guest panelists. Online. (3 Contact Hours, 10am-2:45pm, $40). For more information please click here.

    11/12/2021 Suicide Prevention - QPR Certification Training. MA Department of Public Health. Online. (9am-4:30pm, Free). For more information please click here.

    11/16/2021 Suicide Prevention -The Toll of Working with Trauma: Understanding Self-Care as and Ethical Imperative. Riverside Trauma Center. Online (10:30am-12pm, $15). For more information please click here.

    11/17/2021 Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care in the Treatment of Infectious Disease. David de Gijsel, MD, MPH, Erin Miers, PsyD, Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW, Dr. Anais Ovalle, and 2 guest panelists. Online. (3 Contact Hours, 10am-2:45pm, $40). For more information please click here

    11/17/2021 The Indigenous Way: Planting Seeds of Wellness for Future Generations. Online (10am-3pm). For more information please click here. 

    11/18-19/2021 Virtual Substance Abuse Professional Initial Qualification Training. NAADAC. (12 Contact Hours, 9am-5pm each day, Member $450, Non-Member $550). For more information please click here.

    11/19/2021 NHADACA 2021 Annual Meeting & Presentation. 180 South River Rd. Bedford, NH -or- Online. (9am-3pm, Business Meeting Only - Free, NHADACA Member $30, Non-Member $50). For more information please click here.

    11/19/2021 Public Policy Summit. NH Telehealth Alliance. For more information please click here.

    11/19-11/21/2021 National Conference on Addiction Disorders East. Online, or In-person in Baltimore, MD. For more information please click here.

    DECEMBER 2021

    12/2/2021 HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals. James Figueiredo, MEd. 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50, Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    12/3/2021 The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Kelly Luedtke, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH.(6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50, Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    12/3/2021 Motivational Interviewing - Practicing Skills for Behavior Change.  Noel Quinn, PhD. Online (3.75 Contact Hours, 8:30am-12:30pm, $60). For more information please click here.

    12/2/2021 Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Practice Webinar. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 8:30am-9:30am, free). For more information please click here.

    12/6-12/7/2021 New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit. Manchester, NH. For more information please click here.

    12/16/2021 De-Biasing Techniques. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here

    January 2022

    01/06/2022 Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Practice Webinar. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 8:30am-9:30am, free). For more information please click here.

    01/26/2022 LADAC/MLADAC Administrative Rules Overview. Dianne Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC. 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH -or- Online. (2 Contact Hours, 1pm-3pm, $25). For more information please click here.

    01/27/2022 Cultural Sensitivity in the Workplace. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    February 2022

    02/03/2022 Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Practice Webinar. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 8:30am-9:30am, free). For more information please click here.

    02/7/2022 Exploring Youth Homelessness. Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (3 Contact Hours, 8:30am-11:45am $30, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here

    02/15/2022 Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains. Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $55, Non-Members $65, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here

    02/17/2022 Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery. Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC. NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, Free). For more information please click here.

    2/10/2022 Women in the Workplace. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    02/11/2022 Intro to Zero Suicide in Vermont: Suicide Safe Pathways to Care. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online. (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 9am-10am). For more information please click here.

    02/24/2022 Age in the Workplace. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    March 2022

    03/32022 Building Cultural Competency.  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50, Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    03/03/2022 Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Practice Webinar. VT Suicide Prevention Center. Online (This training may not qualify for continuing education, 8:30am-9:30am, free). For more information please click here.

    03/4/2022 HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals. James Figueiredo, M.Ed. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $55, Non-Members $65, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    03/10/2022 DEI for Managers. Online. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    03/15/2022 CRSWs Supervising CRSWs. Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65 Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    03/22/2022 The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Kelly Luedtke, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50 Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    03/24/2022 Active Bystander Training.  Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 11am-12:30pm). For more information please click here.

    April 2022

    04/7/2022 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Hackathon. Empower Success Corps. Online. (This training might not qualify as continuing education, 1pm-5pm). For more information please click here.

    04/13/2022 Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains. Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65, Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    May 2022

    05/11/2022 CRSWs Supervising CRSWs. Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $65 Non-Members $75, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    05/12/2022 Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery. Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC. NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, Free). For more information please click here.

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    October 2022

    10/14 HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals. James Figueiredo, MEd.  130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50 Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    10/21 The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Kelly Luedtke, MLADC. 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH. (6 Contact Hours, 8:30am-4pm, NHADACA Members $50 Non-Members $60, NBCC add $5). For more information please click here.

    November 2022

    December 2022

    On-Demand Webinars

    The following are ongoing webinars created and offered by various organizations.

    Honoring Indigenous Traditions for Youth Health and Wellbeing   https://yipa.org/training/online/honoring-indigenous-traditions-youth-health-wellbeing/

    A Systemic Approach to Youth Homelessness and Exploitation   https://yipa.org/training/online/systemic-approach-youth-homelessness-exploitation/

    Supporting Youth in Life Transitions, Career Exploration, and Workforce Navigation  https://yipa.org/training/online/supporting-youth-in-life-transitions-career-exploration-and-workforce-navigation/

    The Crisis of Our Black Youth in the Juvenile Justice System  https://yipa.org/training/online/crisis-our-black-youth-juvenile-justice-system/

    An Inside-Out Approach to Navigating Youth Trauma  https://yipa.org/training/online/an-inside-out-approach-to-navigating-youth-trauma/

    Empowering Youth Self-Advocacy  https://yipa.org/training/online/empowering-youth-self-advocacy/

    Adopting a Mentoring Mindset  https://yipa.org/training/online/adopting-a-mentoring-mindset/

    The Power of Relationships in Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/power-relationships-youth-work/

    Youth Work Legislative Advocacy 101  https://yipa.org/training/online/youth-work-legislative-advocacy-101/

    Social Activism in Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/social-activism-in-youth-work/

    Calming Challenging Behavior  https://yipa.org/training/online/calming-challenging-behavior/

    How You and Your Organization Can Manage Burnout and Secondary Trauma  https://yipa.org/training/online/you-your-organization-manage-burnout-secondary-trauma/

    Design Thinking for Dynamic Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/design-thinking-for-dynamic-youth-work/

    Gender Literacy for Inclusive Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/gender-literacy-inclusive-youth-work/

    Youth DO Have Rights!  https://yipa.org/training/online/youth-do-have-rights-self-advocate/

    Using Behavior Interventions to Build Self-Regulation  https://yipa.org/training/online/using-behavior-interventions-build-self-regulation/

    Help All Youth Heal: A Journey Through Restorative Practices  https://yipa.org/training/online/help-all-youth-heal-journey-through-restorative-practices/

    Identifying and Addressing Depression in Youth  https://yipa.org/training/online/identifying-addressing-depression-youth/

    Less Stress with Move Mindfully┬« Interventions  https://yipa.org/training/online/less-stress-move-mindfully-interventions/

    How to Navigate Mandated Reporting  https://yipa.org/training/online/navigate-mandated-reporting/

    The Incremental Strategy of Harm Reduction in Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/incremental-strategy-harm-reduction-in-youth-work/

    Trauma Across Generations: Engaging the African American Community  https://yipa.org/trauma-across-generations-engaging-african-american-community/

    Conflict Resolution Toolkit  https://yipa.org/training/online/conflict-resolution-toolkit/

    Relationships, Girls, and Juvenile Justice Interventions  https://yipa.org/girls-juvenile-justice-interventions/

    Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices  https://yipa.org/training/online/helping-youth-make-healthy-choices/

    How You Can Help Youth Manage Anxiety  https://yipa.org/help-youth-manage-anxiety/

    Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Makes a Difference  https://yipa.org/understanding-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-makes-difference/

    Equity and Inclusion in Youth Work  https://yipa.org/equity-inclusion-youth-work/

    Positive Youth Development in Talking About Sexuality Topics  https://yipa.org/positive-youth-development-sexuality-topics/

    Teen Brain Development & Risk for Substance Abuse  https://yipa.org/teen-brain-development-risk-substance-abuse/

    What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders  https://yipa.org/need-know-eating-disorders/

    Your Role in Retaining Great Youth Workers  https://yipa.org/role-retaining-great-youth-workers/

    Engaging Youth via Pop Culture  https://yipa.org/training/online/engaging-youth-via-pop-culture/

    The Trials and Tribulations of Adolescence  https://yipa.org/training/online/trials-tribulations-adolescence/

    Ethical Dilemmas in Youth Work  https://yipa.org/training/online/ethical-dilemmas-youth-work/

    Suicide Prevention Steps Youth Workers Need to Know  https://yipa.org/training/suicide-prevention/

    Self-Sabotaging Behaviors  https://yipa.org/training/in-person/self-sabotaging-behaviors/

    LGBTQ Foundations: Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills  https://yipa.org/training/in-person/lgbtq/


    Self-Study Options

    The following are ongoing opportunities are created and offered by various organizations.

    https://www.genesisce.org/course/chem-free-sobriety-101-trailblazers-share-wisdom-and-insight-about-their-natural-recovery-from-substance-use-disorders/667465/

    GenesisCE.org : Chem-Free Sobriety: 101 Trailblazers Share Wisdom and Insight About Their Natural Recovery from Substance Use Disorders by Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC

    This course is new or has been updated recently. Find solutions to your substance use disorder in the pages of this book. Break free from feeling held hostage by a chemical and let the testimonies and advice of 101 trailblazers guide, inspire, and provide wisdom.

    www.genesisce.org

    https://www.genesisce.org/course/god-is-in-the-addict-alcohol-and-drug-recovery-essentials-for-the-first-90-days/2843804/

    GenesisCE.org : God is in The Addict: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days by Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC

    Suzanne L. Thistle, MA, MLADC, wrote this book for those working in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery. While working her own recovery program, she earned a degree in Counseling Psychology with a substance abuse concentration.

    www.genesisce.org

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