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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

COVID-19 UPDATE : beginning June 2022, masks are optional for all in-person training eventsWhile we are scheduling lower than typical attendance, we cannot guarantee physical distancing given the size of our facility.   Many trainings will are available in virtual and hybrid formats.   We will be monitoring the State and CDC guidelines and will adjust our policies as necessary based on local and nationwide trends. 

Training topics are scheduled quarterly within training suites of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Look to the right-hand side of each training title to see the training suite.  Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

To ensure a positive training experience for our participants and trainers, we at NHADACA set a minimum and maximum number of available seats for in-person AND virtual trainings.  Trainings will be cancelled if minimum seats are not reached and closed once maximum seating is reached. Please consult our calendar of future events and our Professional Development page to find other training opportunities to meet your needs. Thank you for understanding.

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Upcoming events

    • February 03, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
    • 22
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    A 6-hour training with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

    February 3, 2023

    8:30am–4:00pm

    PRESENTATION: This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. 


    Upon completion of the event participants will be able to: 

    • Utilize a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic; 
    • Describe strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; and 
    • Explain the importance of integrating services of Substance Use, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, is the Clinical Coordinator for the NH Professionals Health Program (NHPHP) after working in residential treatment in NH for 18 years. He has also worked as the Chemical Dependency and HIV/AIDS Case Manager for the former NH Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery as well as for the Nashua Public Health Department as an HIV/AIDS Street Outreach Worker. A nationally certified trainer in “Preventing HIV Disease Among Substance Abusers;” he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Concord Community College NHTI in Concord, NH. He is also a past President of NHADACA and a past member of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. 


    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence1, 4-6, 8, 10-13, 15-18
    CPS Domains: 2, 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

    • February 06, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 10

    A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Samantha Areson

    February 6, 2023

    8:30am–3:30pm


    IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

    PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

    • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
    • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
    • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
    • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery 

      ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

      Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

      Carol Furlong has over 40 years of experience working with individuals experiencing both mental health and substance use issues. She has developed programs and presented workshops nationally and  internationally. She was an adjunct professor at Rivier College for 15 years and at Springfield college for 5 years. Working with individuals effected by many social determinants such as homeless individuals and homeless veterans, Carol has been inspired by the courage needed to address these issues.  

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      7.5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
      CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • February 07, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 29
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      A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Kara LaMarche

      February 7, 2023

      8:30am–3:30pm


      IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

      PRESENTATION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.  

      By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

      • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.  
      • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.  
      • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.  
      • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.  
      • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.  
      • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.  

          ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

          Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

          Kara LaMarche is a mental health educator and advocate for mental health awareness. She has a strong history of working in partnership with schools and community partners to elevate the importance of mental health wellness for youth and families and communities. Kara brings her social media and marketing experience and commitment to building resiliency to her advocacy and training efforts focused on breaking down stigma, and educating and empowering individuals and communities. 

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          7.5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
          CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • February 10, 2023
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

          February 10, 2023

          8:30am-4:00pm

          PRESENTATIONThis 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.   

          Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

          • Define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice;
          • Describe 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 40 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.

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

            • February 16, 2023
            • 8:30 AM
            • February 17, 2023
            • 11:45 AM
            • Remote via Zoom
            • 43
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            A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS &  Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, CPS

            February 16 & 17, 2023

            8:30am-11:45am (daily)

            PRESENTATION: Across the country, emergency departments are treating rising numbers of patients harmed by using alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and other substances. Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for alcohol and substance use disorders increased about 75%. Once these individuals have been medically cleared, they are often discharged absent of appropriate support or treatment to address their addiction. Individuals and families are handed packages of information to sort through and make follow-up phone calls for potential treatment. With today's understanding of addiction and recovery, we know that there is only a brief window of opportunity when someone is ready and/or willing to move toward recovery. Today, with the rise and recognition of peer recovery coaches, more hospitals are implementing this role into their care model to improve outcomes. The Recovery coach role in the ED carries different responsibilities than in a community setting. This training addresses those roles and responsibilities.

            Upon completion of the event participants understand:

                • Understand the environment of the ED
                • Develop skills to work beside the medical team and with patients
                • Know the roles and responsibilities of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department
                • Use of Motivational Interviewing in the ED
                • Understanding the medical team and compassion fatigue
                • Personal self-care

                ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

                Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

                Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, CPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession.  He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.

                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $65;  *Non-Members $75;  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                6 Contact Hours Available
                CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 12, 13
                CPS 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 trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

                  • February 16, 2023
                  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                  • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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                  A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

                  February 16, 2023

                  8:30am to 4pm


                  NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


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

                  • Describe the neurological process of addiction;
                  • Explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual);
                  • Identify the five stages of change;
                  • Match intervention strategies to stages; and
                  • Assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns.

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

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

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

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

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

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


                  • February 17, 2023
                  • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
                  • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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                  A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

                  February 17, 2023

                  8:30am to 11:45am


                  NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301


                  PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:


                  • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
                  • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
                  • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
                  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

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

                  REGISTRATION FEE:  Free.  This is an introductory level workshop designed for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery prior to attending this workshop.  This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or  training@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

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

                  • March 08, 2023
                  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                  A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                  March 8, 2023

                  8:30am–4:00pm


                  PRESENTATION: 

                  There is another training that is a deeper dive of this topic on March 9, 2023. Please sign up for that event as well if you’d like to receive the full range of information.

                  Successful Supervision recognizes that Supervisors play a pivotal role in establishing a quality workforce, yet all too often have not been equipped with the resources necessary to ensure their team members function most effectively in their roles. Drawing from the professional literature and the supervisor experience, this two-day workshop employs a culturally responsive and systems-thinking approach to challenges confronting CHW Supervisors. It aims to build the capacity of supervisors to provide more responsive and informed supervision for the people on their team. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve supervisory practices. This training will focus on using a system thinking approach, the essential roles and activities of supervisors, establishing role clarity of our supervisees, job interviewing, recruitment, onboarding, and responding effectively to common supervisory challenges. To enhance the participants’ experience and maximize retention of newly acquired knowledge and skills, this course employs a variety of methods to accommodate a range of learning styles. In each section multiple methods are used to deepen learning.

                  Objectives: 

                  • Build understanding of how adopting a systems thinking approach improves supervisory effectiveness.
                  • Identify the 5 essential core roles of supervisors.
                  • Learn best practices related to conducting a more effective job interviewing process.
                  • Practice responding to supervisory challenges.

                    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

                    REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $65.   *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                    6 Contact Hours Available
                    CRSW Performance Domains: None
                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 11, 12
                    CPS Domains: 6
                    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                    • March 09, 2023
                    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                    A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                    March 9, 2023

                    8:30am–4:00pm


                    PRESENTATION: 

                    There is another training that is the introduction and basics of this topic on March 8, 2023.  Please sign up for that event as well if you’d like to receive the full range of information.

                    Successful Supervision: A Deeper Dive introduces a new set of topics from the first part of this course. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that participants attend both sessions. This day also recognizes that Supervisors play a pivotal role in establishing a quality workforce, yet all too often have not been equipped with the resources necessary to ensure their team members function most effectively in their roles. Drawing from the professional literature and the supervisor experience, this course employs a culturally responsive and systems-thinking approach to challenges confronting supervisors. It aims to build the capacity of supervisors to provide more responsive and informed supervision for the people on their team. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve supervisory practices. Day Two of the course focuses on culturally responsive supervision, supporting the upholding of professional boundaries, staff development, and responding effectively to supervisory challenges. To enhance the participants’ experience and maximize retention of newly acquired knowledge and skills, this course employs a variety of methods to accommodate a range of learning styles. In each section multiple methods are used to deepen learning.

                    Objectives:

                    • Develop strategies to improve cross-cultural communication with supervisees
                    • Practice maintaining professional boundaries
                    • Recognize and address barriers to staff development
                    • Identify growth opportunities for supervisees
                    • Practice responding to supervisory challenges

                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65.   *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                      6 Contact Hours Available
                      CRSW Performance Domains: None
                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 11, 12
                      CPS Domains: 6
                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                      • March 10, 2023
                      • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
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                      A 4-hour training with Heather McMahon, LCMHC, MLADC, CMIP

                      March 10, 2023

                      8:30am - 12:45pm

                      PRESENTATION: The work you do matters, and you matter! Daily stressors of client care can generate emotional, physical, professional, interpersonal, and spiritual distress. Clinician wellness directly influences the ability to engage meaningfully with our clients. This training will explore the value of Self-Care beyond the basics. Participants will learn how to expand, protect, and preserve their emotional, physical, professional, and spiritual health.  This presentation will equip you with various self-care strategies, including identifying and managing perceived stressors that influence professional and personal health. If you are a clinician in recovery, there is an additional unique need to employ health-promoting self-care practices. When we take care of ourselves, we will likely experience a renewed sense of meaning in our work. This training offers practical, sustainable strategies to begin, revive, or redesign one’s self-care practice—thus, a healthier balance in care for self and others.


                      Following this training, participants will be able to: 

                        1.      Identify obstacles to implementing regular self-care.

                        2.      Identify the variety of factors that could lead to a lack of self-care.

                        3.      Understand the framework in which change occurs concerning self-care.

                        4.      Learn how to prioritize and utilize individualized types of self-care.

                        5.      Identify vulnerabilities in recovery that require personal wellness/self-care.

                        6.      Create/revitalize one’s self-care practice.

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Heather McMahon LCMHC, MLADC, has worked with individuals and families in various settings for over 30 years. For the past 12 years, she has operated a successful private practice, compassionately guiding clients to emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She is continually in awe at the bravery and strength her clients tap into as they transform their lives from Surviving to Thriving! Heather has recently opened “Creating You Coaching” as a Wellness Mindset, and Solution Coach.

                          Heather received an Associate degree from NHTI in Human Services, a Bachelor of Science, Self-Design: Adolescent and Family Services from College for Lifelong Learning (now Granite State College) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling from Antioch University New England.

                          Her extensive experience includes working with youth, their families, professionals, and groups. She is trained and experienced in early childhood education, youth mentoring, mediation, couples counseling, wellness education, public speaking, and as a former provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice and The Division for Children, Youth, and Families. Heather has worked with local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, and several school districts presenting prevention education related to relationship violence, addiction, suicide prevention, and wellness. In addition, Heather has a 10-year history as a sought-after Adjunct Instructor within the University System of NH and private education settings specializing in over 14 different Psychology and Sociology courses.

                          Heather enjoys time with friends and family (she has seven brothers)! She also enjoys live music and being outdoors. Heather found wellness and balance in her life after years of self-destructive behaviors. Her hobbies include refinishing and building furniture, quilt making, cooking, and hosting the “Creating You” podcast.

                          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


                          4 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7

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

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

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

                          • March 16, 2023
                          • 10:00 AM
                          • March 17, 2023
                          • 4:30 PM
                          • Remote via Zoom
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                          An 11 hour training event with Mike Panico, MS, LPC

                          March 16-17, 2023

                          10:00am–4:30pm (daily)

                          1 hour lunch

                               

                          Registration Form  

                          PRESENTATION: The Seven Challenges – Brief, commonly called “Brief Challenges” is a brief therapy intervention extracted from The Seven Challenges Program. Counselors who wish to be qualified to facilitate Brief Challenges sessions will read the Manual and attend 11 hours of training. This will prepare them to begin utilizing the Brief Challenges intervention with adolescents and young adults. As a result of attending this 11-hour training event, participants will:

                          • Be able to identify how and when brief interventions can be beneficial for youth.
                          • Understand and discuss the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
                          • Explain how Brief Challenges model builds upon the evidence-based Seven Challenges program.
                          • Describe the three functions of The Seven Challenges-Brief process.
                          • Read and discuss the Brief Challenges material; demonstrate how to introduce and use the materials.
                          • Develop a basic understanding of the clinical skills that go with each of the sessions, including demonstrating how to promote and facilitate self-understanding.
                          • Be able to demonstrate the process of screening for external pressures for change and options for responding to the four possible responses by youth regarding behavior change.
                          • Apply an understanding of the role of counseling skills (rapport building, validation, empathy, promotion of life mastery) and demonstrate how they are used in the facilitation of the Brief Challenges process.
                          • Identify the connections between drug use behavior, life skill deficits, and underlying psychological, family, and social problems.
                          • Identify and demonstrate how to generate “Either/Or Statements” reflecting needs met through drug use as well as “Alternative Statements” as means to replace drug use behaviors.
                          • Describe ideas for utilizing Brief Challenges counseling in their own Agency’s unique counseling setting / level of care.

                            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mike Panico, M.S., LPC is a trainer with The Seven Challenges, LLC and also provides ongoing support and consultation with agencies implementing the Program. Mike has collaborated closely with the developer of The Seven Challenges for over twelve years and is also the lead trainer for The Seven Challenges – Brief (Brief Challenges.) In addition to his role with training in The Seven Challenges, LLC, Mike is also the Associate Clinical Director for Pathways of Arizona – an agency that provides the Program for both adolescents and adults. His previous experience includes clinical supervision of campus and community-based residential treatment programs as well as development and oversight of a substance abuse treatment residential and outpatient step-down program. Additionally, Mike has been a Cornell University professional level trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention since 1996.

                            REGISTRATION: Only open to UNH/IOD grant contracted adolescent programs. Free which includes NBCC continuing education. Please register by downloading and filling out this registration form and email it to Cassidy Fancett at cfancett@sevenchallenges.com. For registration information/questions contact: Cassidy Fancett 970-623-0855 or cfancett@sevenchallenges.com 

                            11 Contact Hours Available
                            CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  6, 7, 15, 16, 18
                            CPS Domains: None 
                            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
                            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

                            • March 22, 2023
                            • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
                            • Remote via Zoom
                            • 40
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                            A 3-Hour Training with Dr. Michele Waldron

                            March 22, 2023

                            9:00am–12:15pm 


                            PRESENTATION: The stigma associated with sex often causes clients and providers in substance use programming to avoid the topic, but there may be an underlying disorder in need of treatment. Without this treatment, there may be a barrier to progressing in recovery.  As a clinician, we often aren’t trained on the nuances of sexual dysfunction. We will review DSM-5 sexual dysfunctions and discuss the controversy surrounding sex addiction diagnosis. Another perspective for compulsive behavior: Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) will be presented as an alternative to sex addiction. Cases of sexual dysfunction and substance use disorders will be described. We will also discuss the ways in which the DSM can invalidate sexuality.  

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

                            • Explain the controversy around the term sex addiction and describe an alternative perspective to compulsive sexual behavior 
                            • Identify the diagnostic features of sexual disorders and how they can present with a comorbid substance use disorder 

                            • List potential contributing factors to sexual dysfunction 

                            • Identify 2 examples of how the DSM can invalidate some healthy sexual styles 

                            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Michele Waldron owns a group practice, Sexual Health and Healing LLC. She is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MA). She is an AASECT certified sex therapist. She also has certifications in couples counseling and sex offender therapy. Her clinical practice has focused on supporting people with problem sexual behaviors and addictions for over a decade. She is passionate about helping people own their bodies and feel confident with their sexuality.  

                            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $30;  *Non-Members $40; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                            3 Contact Hours Available
                            CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 13-16
                            CPS Domains: 6
                            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                            • March 23, 2023
                            • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
                            • Remote via Zoom
                            • 45
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                            A 3-Hour Training with Dr. Michele Waldron

                            March 23, 2023

                            9:00am–12:15pm 


                            PRESENTATION: The impact of substance use during periods of psychosocial and psychosexual development can be significant. We will explore normative sexual development and ways substance use can impact a person at major milestones. Case histories will be presented. We will focus on adolescence and early adulthood, but will review development across the lifespan. With the introduction of substances, we will review how specific substances impact sexual functioning.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:


                            • Describe the stages of the sexual response and how that can be impacted by substance use 
                            • Identify major milestones in physiological and psychosocial sexual development in the context of substance use onset and addictive behaviors 
                            • Identify 3 ways that substances can impact sexual functioning 

                            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Michele Waldron owns a group practice, Sexual Health and Healing LLC. She is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MA). She is an AASECT certified sex therapist. She also has certifications in couples counseling and sex offender therapy. Her clinical practice has focused on supporting people with problem sexual behaviors and addictions for over a decade. She is passionate about helping people own their bodies and feel confident with their sexuality. 

                            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $30;  *Non-Members $40; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                            3 Contact Hours Available
                            CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 13-16
                            CPS Domains: 6
                            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                            • March 24, 2023
                            • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                            A 4-Hour Training with Daniel Piippo, LMSW

                            March 24, 2023

                            12:30pm–4:00pm 


                            PRESENTATION: This course is designed to prepare participants for crisis events in social services. The course will equip participants to identify potential crisis situations and respond effectively when a crisis situation occurs. The course will discuss what contributes to the crisis and how the person in crisis may respond. It will also help participants see how their own reactions can either escalate or defuse the situation. Some de-escalation tactics take an “us vs them” approach which fails to address the needs of the person in crisis. However, this course will help participants look for bridge building moments to work towards a positive outcome for both the social services provider and the person in crisis. 


                            OBJECTIVES: 

                            • Participants will be able to Identify signs of escalation 
                            • Participants will be able to recognize safety concerns for both them and the person in crisis and take steps to mitigate them 

                            • Participants will be able to use de-escalation tools to respond empathically to the person in crisis 

                              ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dan Piippo is a licensed hospital social worker (LMSW) who has worked in the field for over 15 years. He currently works for a major healthcare system in an Emergency Department and an Inpatient Mental Health Unit. In both locations, he encounters a variety of patients in crisis. He has also worked in an acute Community Mental Health setting as well as a Partial Hospitalization Program. He was a patient/client rights advocate for both an Inpatient Mental Health Unit and an Inpatient Substance Use Unit. He is also the former President of the Recipient Rights Officer Association of Michigan.

                              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $40;  *Non-Members $50; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                              4 Contact Hours Available
                              CRSW Performance Domains: 3
                              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6-8, 11
                              CPS Domains: 6
                              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                              • March 31, 2023
                              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                              • Remote via Zoom
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                              A 6-hour training with Scott Meyer, MSW, PhD, NH LICSW, BCD

                              March 31, 2023

                              8:30am–4:00pm

                              PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas. As a result of this training participants will:

                              • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
                              • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns;
                              • Gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered;
                              • Learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns; and
                              • Learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

                              ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. He is currently providing clinical supervision and consultation services for the Compass of Hope Counseling, PLLC in Bedford, 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 services and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry (social work). He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provides counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; an approved clinical supervisor 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.


                              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                              6 Contact Hours Available
                              CRSW Performance Domains: 2
                              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6-7, 10-12
                              CPS Domains: 5-6
                              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                              • April 06, 2023
                              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                              • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                              A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                              April 6, 2023

                              8:30am–4:00pm


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

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

                              ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

                              REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.   *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

                              • April 06, 2023
                              • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
                              • 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230, Littleton, NH OR Remote via Zoom
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                              A 1.5-hour Training with Jennifer Goulet, CHW/RC

                              April 6, 2023

                              9am–10:45am 


                              This training will hybrid. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering.

                              The in-person component of this training will take place at North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230, Littleton, NH

                              PRESENTATIONDuring this training session, attendees will identify effective management of harm reduction strategies related to opioid overdose including the administration and management of Naloxone. Additionally, they will be positioned to provide trainings in their organization and community for training others to administer Naloxone in a culturally sensitive manner.  

                              Following the completion of this training, participants will:

                                • Identify signs of an opioid overdose.
                                • List three steps of Naloxone Administration and Management
                                • Recall three teaching strategies to effectively train others on naloxone administration.

                                ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Jennifer Goulet spent four years coordinating for the Multiple Offender Program (MOP) at Tri-County Community Action Program (TCCAP) and discovered a passion for helping those in her community that suffer with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This employment experience, as well as personal experiences has led Jennifer to become employed as the Recovery Support Manager for the AskPETRA Substance Use Disorder Support Programs which include the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) Program and the newest extension of services, WARM4Women at the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) in Littleton, NH. She is currently pursuing her CRSW to realize her commitment to improving the overall health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents that struggle with addiction. It is her belief that the CHW/RC is an essential member of the team in private practices, federally qualified health centers, social services, community settings, and public health

                                REGISTRATION FEE: $30, which includes NASW creditFor registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                1.5  Contact Hours Available

                                Nursing: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #543
                                 Physician: The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
                                Social Work: This program has been approved for 1.5 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association for Social Workers, NH Chapter, CE # 4033
                                Certified Prevention Specialist: This program has been approved by the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board for 1.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) in the CPS Domain 2, 6

                                CRSW Performance Domains:  3
                                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 13-17

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

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

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

                                • April 07, 2023
                                • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                A 6-Hour Training with Benji Marton, LCSW

                                April 7, 2023

                                8:30am–4:00pm 

                                PRESENTATION: This workshop will facilitate a discussion around the impacts of ways society, and mental health practitioners specifically, view LGBTQIA+ identities on the body; in particular, how experiences of oppression and marginalization can lead to stored, unresolved trauma reactions in our nervous systems. Mental health disparities and increased rates of substance abuse in the LGBTQIA+ community will be discussed as it relates to this unresolved trauma, and implications of clinical work with LGBTQIA+ clients will be explored. A shared language around various identities and understanding of systemic prejudice will be explored, and a foundational understanding of fight/flight/freeze/fawn will be presented and its implications for LGBTQIA+ people. Attendees will participate in a deeper conversation on how traumatic reactions through identity oppression impacts the relationship to self and community. The idea of clients bringing up despairingly, “I don’t even know who I am,” will be explored in relation to unresolved trauma. Lastly, participants will explore their own relationship to sexuality and gender, how that relationship impacts holding space for LGBTQIA+ clients and manifests as microaggressions that can ultimately lend itself to retraumatization and relapse.

                                As a result of this training, participants will:

                                •  List foundational terminology relating to the LGBTQIA+ community to create a shared language;
                                •   Explain a foundational understanding of fight, flight, freeze and fawn as it relates to traumatic reactions of oppression and marginalization;
                                •  Describe the impacts of unresolved trauma on LGBTQIA+ people;
                                •    Explain mental health disparities and substance abuse trends within the LGBTQIA+ community;
                                • Infer the connection of these trends to unresolved trauma of LGBTQIA+ clients;
                                •  List the impact of oppression, marginalization and microaggressions on a sense of self; and
                                •   Evaluate their own relationship to gender and sexuality, and how that relationship shapes their space with LGBTQIA+ clients.

                                ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Benji Marton (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a second year student of Somatic Experiencing. He is the Director of Operations and Therapist at Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. in Chicago. Benji has experience providing individual, group and relational therapy in schools, community mental health, and, currently, in private practice. As a queer man himself, Benji noticed quickly the mental health disparities that inhibit LGBTQIA+ clients from seeking the affirmative and loving care they deserve. Often, these disparities come from a place of clinician/therapists' own relationship with gender and sexuality that get projected as microaggressions that, ultimately, create barriers to care. From this early recognition, Benji has continuously developed over the past several years competency trainings that go beyond data sharing; Somatic Experiencing has helped Benji shape these trainings into holistic holding spaces that provide safety in self-exploration that, in turn, create safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ clients. Benji has provided presentations at multiple conferences and with mental health providers/school staff. His presentations have included working with queer clients & exploring internal bias (to therapists, school staff, and agency-wide personnel), impacts of developmental trauma, and more.

                                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                6 Contact Hours Available
                                CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
                                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 15, 16
                                CPS Domains: 6
                                NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                • April 11, 2023
                                • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                A 6-Hour Training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

                                April 11, 2023

                                8:30am–4:00pm 


                                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). 

                                ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Michael Lawless, MSW, LICSW, MLADC has worked in a variety of clinical settings providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.  He has worked as a supervisor of individuals who work as CRSW’s and has supervised individuals pursuing credentialing and licensure.   Michael has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services, trainer in the community and has extensive experience working with legally-involved clients.  He is the Director for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH.  Michael is a Diploma Candidate at the Carl Jung Institute of New England.   

                                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $55;  *Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                6 Contact Hours Available
                                CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
                                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence18
                                CPS Domains: 6
                                NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                • April 13, 2023
                                • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Carol Furlong

                                April 13, 2023

                                8:30am–3:30pm


                                IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

                                PRESENTATION: Mental Health First Aid is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.  

                                By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

                                • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.  
                                • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.  
                                • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.   
                                • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery 

                                  ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                                  Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                                  Carol Furlong has over 40 years of experience working with individuals experiencing both mental health and substance use issues. She has developed programs and presented workshops nationally and  internationally. She was an adjunct professor at Rivier College for 15 years and at Springfield college for 5 years. Working with individuals effected by many social determinants such as homeless individuals and homeless veterans, Carol has been inspired by the courage needed to address these issues.  

                                  REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                  7.5 Contact Hours Available
                                  CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                                  LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                                  CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                                  NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                  NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                  • April 14, 2023
                                  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                                  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                  A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Kara LaMarche

                                  April 14, 2023

                                  8:30am–3:30pm


                                  IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration. 

                                  PRESENTATION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.  

                                  By the end of the course, participants will be able to:  

                                  • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.  
                                  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.  
                                  • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.  
                                  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.  
                                  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.  
                                  • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.  

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

                                      Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.  

                                      Kara LaMarche is a mental health educator and advocate for mental health awareness. She has a strong history of working in partnership with schools and community partners to elevate the importance of mental health wellness for youth and families and communities. Kara brings her social media and marketing experience and commitment to building resiliency to her advocacy and training efforts focused on breaking down stigma, and educating and empowering individuals and communities. 

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      7.5 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
                                      CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
                                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                      • April 17, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                      A 6-Hour Training with Dr. Michele Waldron

                                      April 17, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm 


                                      PRESENTATION: Substance Use Disorders are a complex constellation of symptoms that encompass the biological, social, psychological, and spiritual health of individuals. A client’s sexuality is often closely linked to or even enmeshed with their substance use behavior, but is often left out of substance use programming. Evidence suggests that clients are more successful in maintaining sobriety when they are able to incorporate their sexuality into their recovery plan. The topic of Sexual Health casts a wide net and it can be difficult to know what topics to prioritize in treatment. Clients will often ask questions about what is normal and imply that sexual behavior should be a certain way, though are often misguided. We will explore common sex education topics and introduce an established curriculum for substance use programming. As a result of this training participants will be able to:


                                      • Describe sexuality issues often seen and neglected in substance use treatment 
                                      • Identify 5 motivations for sex and substance use-linked behavior 

                                      • Explain how to approach questions about “what is normal” when it comes to sexual behavior 

                                      • Discuss 2 ways sexual health can be included in treatment planning and assessment 


                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Michele Waldron owns a group practice, Sexual Health and Healing LLC. She is a Clinical Psychologist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MA). She is an AASECT certified sex therapist. She also has certifications in couples counseling and sex offender therapy. Her clinical practice has focused on supporting people with problem sexual behaviors and addictions for over a decade. She is passionate about helping people own their bodies and feel confident with their sexuality. 

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 13-16
                                      CPS Domains: 6
                                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                      • April 20, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                      A 6-Hour Training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

                                      April 20, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm 


                                      PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Cannabis use affects the central nervous system and Mental Health. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how THC acts on specific areas of the Brain. Special emphasis will be placed on up to date data showing how THC interacts with Bipolar disorder and Psychotic disorder diagnoses. The similarities and differences between Addictions and other Mental Health diagnoses will be addressed. 

                                      Suggested reading: 

                                      1. NIDA; Cannabis Use and Psychiatric Disorders 2023: https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/there-link-between-marijuana-use-psychiatric-disorders 

                                      2. Substance Abuse Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables, SAMHSA. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2018-nsduh-detailed-tables. Accessed December 2019. 

                                      3. Verywellmind.com / Can Marijuana use cause psychosis. 

                                      4. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov / PMC / articles / PMC4604190 ‘Cannabinoids and Schizophrenia’ 

                                      Participants will: 

                                      • Learn up to date models of the biology of Cannabis activity in the CNS.  
                                      • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about THC and the Brain.  
                                      • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.  
                                      • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base. 
                                      • Explore the ethics of Cannabis use with people in Recovery. 
                                      • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.  

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.    

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 6-8, 14-17
                                      CPS Domains: 2, 5, 6
                                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                      • April 21, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                      A 6-Hour Training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

                                      April 21, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm 


                                      PRESENTATION: This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. 

                                      During this training small group tasks will allow participants to learn and practice techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. The evolving state of technology, and how we use it, is challenging individuals and counseling professionals in maintaining ethical standards. We will address through individual examples and real-world scenarios how technology is affecting all of us. 

                                      Participants will: 

                                      • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations; 
                                      • Learn to articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical ethics presented in the class. 
                                      • Explain how to reconcile differences between codes of ethics when treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems.  
                                      • Describe the concept of the power differential as it relates to client- therapist, client- agency, and supervisor- supervisee relationships.  
                                      • Articulate the relationship between legally defensible actions, ethical practice, and personal morality. 
                                      • Learn how communication technology is affecting people today, and what ethical challenges new technology may lead to in the near future. 

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.    

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 2
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 6, 7, 10-12
                                      CPS Domains: 5, 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
                                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                      • April 24, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                                      A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                                      April 24, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm


                                      PRESENTATION: This course serves as a resource for increasing the capacity of the professional helpers to support the effectiveness of electronic communication with their clients (phone, video, text, instant messaging, email). The workshop content focuses on key topic areas identified and prioritized by frontline workers and their supervisors, who were interviewed during the design of this training, and it is informed by insights from subject matter experts in community health, education, and related fields. Drawing from professional literature and the lived experience of community members, this course employs a modern approach to challenges confronting helpers in telehealth settings. Topics covered include: the evolution of telehealth, professionalism in communication, responding to our barriers and client’s barriers, tips on improved remote communication, and self-care best practices. Workshop participants will learn about available resources and apply practical tools designed to improve telehealth practices.

                                      Objectives: 

                                      • Recognize elements of professionalism in remote communication (phone, text, video).
                                      • Understand the impact of technology literacy on our client’s ability to engage in care.
                                      • Practice problem-solving to explore solutions to communication challenges.
                                      • Increase awareness of how to identify signs indicating possible health concerns.
                                      • Learn best practices in screen hygiene and self-care.

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

                                      REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.   *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      6 Contact Hours Available
                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 4
                                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 4, 6-9, 10-12, 18
                                      CPS Domains: 6
                                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
                                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

                                      • April 28, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                      • 8
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                                      A 4-hour training with Ann Duckless, MA  

                                      April 28, 2023

                                      8:30am-1pm


                                      PRESENTATION: Social service agencies offer a broad spectrum of programs and services to a wide variety of clients and their ages. Since suicide is a major public health issue, social service agency staff should be trained to recognize individuals at risk for suicide and learn strategies for connecting them to help. As a result of attending this training participants will:


                                      • Review of the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide;
                                      • Learn skills for intervening with clients or others at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources;
                                      • Learn strategies for communicating with parents/guardians/family members or other support persons during crisis situations;
                                      • Learn insights into confidentiality requirements and communication with others involved in the client’s care or treatment; and
                                      • Participate in a discussion of community resources and strategies to increase suicide prevention efforts through the integration, coordination, and collaboration of community services (schools, mental health, law enforcement, social services, faith communities, etc.).
                                      “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

                                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ann Duckless has worked for NAMI NH for 16 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

                                      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members: $65;  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                                      4 Contact Hours Available

                                      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

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

                                      CPS Domains: 2, 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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

                                      • May 04, 2023
                                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                                      • 24
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                                      A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                                      May 4, 2023

                                      8:30am–4:00pm


                                      PRESENTATION: Education for healthy behavior change means providing people with information, tools, and encouragement to help them improve their health and stay healthy over time. Professional helpers respect peoples’ experiences and their abilities to learn, take advantage of resources, and set priorities for changing their own behavior. This course helps equip participants with evidence-based approaches from the fields of education and public health. It includes strategies for working with clients, coworkers, and providers to address issues that may limit opportunities for healthy behavior. As professional helpers, we act as educators and coaches, using a variety of techniques to motivate and support behavior change to improve health. In this session we will apply various proven techniques for helping people understand and feel empowered to address health risks for themselves. Participants will be familiarized with learning theories and introduced to practical tools for more effective educational messaging. We will learn about setting communication goals, how people take in information, responding to ambivalence, customizing our messaging, and supporting people with low levels of literacy.

                                      Objectives: 

                                      • Understand the principles of adult learning to health education strategies.
                                      • Learn approaches for working in cooperation with clients that recognize and build upon their goals, strengths, and current abilities.
                                      • Apply multiple techniques (e.g., motivational interviewing, harm reduction, coaching, informal counseling) for helping people understand and feel empowered to address health risks for themselves.
                                      • Increase understanding of the characteristics of effective and ineffective educational messaging.
                                      • Learn to recognize and effectively respond to challenges related to low health literacy.
                                      • Recognize strategies for clearer and more purposeful communication with clients.

                                        ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder