New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

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 which training suite it belongs to. Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • January 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 12
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    A 6 hour training event on January 22, 2020 (snowdate 1/29/20)  with Bodhi Simpson, MA, MT-BC & Kate Beever, LCPC, ATR

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


    PRESENTATION:  The Expressive Therapies embrace the use of creative expression as a path toward healing, growth, and self-discovery. Art and Music Therapy are integrative health tools used to address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional goals of a wide variety of populations. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of art and music therapy in the prevention, treatment, and recovery stages of those dealing with substance use disorders. Participants will engage in discussion and experiential learning. No previous art or music experience is necessary.

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

    • Gain introductory knowledge of what art and music therapy are and a basic history of the professions
    • Learn about the benefits of art and music therapy
    • Learn how adults with SUDs can benefit from engaging in the arts
    • Learn through your own experience how to begin to incorporate creative expression and musical tools and interventions into your own clinical practice

    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before earning her Master’s Degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. She interned at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She returned to the fresh air of Maine to open Maine Music & Health, LLC. She works with clients of all ages with cancer, cerebral palsy, brain injury, depression, developmental disabilities, dementia, and respiratory diseases. Kate presents at conferences and facilitates group and individual sessions while keeping an active performing schedule as a pianist and percussionist. She is also a trained REMO HealthRhythms facilitator and has her certification in Neurologic Music Therapy. Kate serves as vice president of the USM Alumni Board and served on the Maine Arts Commission.  Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR is a Registered Art Therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine called Conscious Art Therapy. She is co-founder of Vast Horizons Center for Personal Growth in Brunswick, Maine and also of Wisdom Journeys, LLC. She is a co-creator of The Self-Compassion Symposium held annually in Freeport, Maine. Additionally, Bodhi is a teaching artist at the Colby College Museum of Art, a workshop presenter for the Healthy Living Program at Maine General Medical Center, an adjunct instructor at Husson University, and a past president of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Wisdom Studies.

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

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

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

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each person 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's of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

    • January 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

    January 28, 2020

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • January 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 21
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    With Marissa Carlson, CPS & Shane Scott, LCSW


    A 6 hour training event on January 29, 2020 (Snow Date of 2/6/20)

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

    NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

     

    PRESENTATION:  What are some of the unique needs and considerations that your LGBTQ participants, students, or clients may have based on historical and current healthcare disparities for these groups in the U.S.? Is your organization as welcoming and responsive to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) population as it could be?   How can we facilitate more affirming and beneficial services across the continuum of care for members of the LGBTQ community?  During this training, participants will have an opportunity to:  explore strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions; define “cultural humility” and explain how it differs from “cultural competency”; dispel myths around sexual orientation and gender identity; understand health care disparities that impact the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as some that are specific to groups within that umbrella; and find similarities and differences among the experiences of older and younger LGBTQ-identified generations.

     

    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  Shane M. Scott, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and a Connecticut native. Shane received his Master’s Degree from University of Connecticut School of Social Work in 2012. He believes that compassion, understanding, and fostering a holistic approach are an integral part of the healing process.  As a dynamic and skilled social worker, Shane brings a vast array of experience beginning in 2005, where he began his career with working in with youth and families across the life span and in a variety of settings, including schools and communities. In addition, Shane has experience working with individuals that are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse conditions.  Shane also has a strong passion and skill in working with individuals experiencing gender and sexual identity issues. Shane also has a talent with facilitating trainings, workshops, and coaching other professionals.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5 & 15
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord NH 03301
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    A 30 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    January 30-February 2, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

    Fee: $100 (manual included) *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

    • February 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 14
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    A 6 hour training event with Elaine de Mello, LCSW

    February 4, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: Mental health and substance misuse clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance abuse and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

    PRESENTER:  Elaine de Mello is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field since 1978 as a clinical program manager in inpatient and community settings; she also served as an emergency services clinician and director of Quality Improvement. Additionally, Elaine worked for seven years as a school counselor and currently teaches on the faculty at Plymouth State University and as a Child Impact Program teacher at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Elaine has worked full time with NAMI NH since 1999 where she had a lead role in the development of the Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention Program, a national best practice. Elaine has provided training and consultation in mental health and suicide prevention throughout the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including state and tribal entities, community coalitions, schools and campuses, health care facilities, and military and paramilitary organizations.  She serves as a trainer for the NH Police Standards and Training Council, and is also a master trainer in AMSR, CALM and Connect and is certified in conducting psychological autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology.  Elaine serves on the NH Suicide Fatality Review Committee and has been the co-chair of the NH Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly since 2003. She has served on the national faculty for Zero Suicide. Elaine is a 2012 recipient of the NH State Suicide Prevention Award.

     Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

    • February 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 12 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    February 5 & 6, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 2-day presentation will address the foundational skills necessary to provide quality and client focused substance abuse counseling services.  The first day will focus on the skills of screening, assessment and evaluation.  This will include a comprehensive review of the clinical evaluation process and skills necessary to determine treatment recommendations.  Day 2 will review treatment plan development along with discovery and dropout prevention plan components.  Components of both plans will be discussed, reviewed and written skills practiced.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1.  Be able to describe the clinical evaluation process
    2.  Discuss the components of treatment and dropout prevention plans     
    3.  Identify at least 2 commonly used screening and assessment tools

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

    12 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    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.

    • February 06, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on February 6, 2020 with Ann Duckless  

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

    Snow date (2/13/20)


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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

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

    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. THANK YOU.

    • February 07, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LCDP

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

    PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $40; *Non-Members $50; *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • February 08, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN   

    February 8, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application 


    PRESENTATION:  Exposure to substances of abuse can affect individuals across the lifespan, starting in utero.  This training will examine how to provide the best care for infants and families affected by perinatal substance exposure.  A brief review of addiction and its relationship to trauma will be examined.  The effects of opioid and other substance exposures in utero will be reviewed as well as recent national and local trends in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal (NOWS).   Safe sleep and the development and use of the Plan of Safe Care (POSC) in this population will be discussed.  Compassionate communication and specific skills to facilitate behavior change will be explored.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
    • Build skills to engage with families with compassion and from a trauma-informed lens.
    • Help promote equitable health care among families impacted by substance exposure.
    • Counsel mothers and families how to best care for their newborns after birth including through rooming-in, skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding and access to community support.
    • Recognize their own biases regarding birth, parenting and substance use.

    PRESENTER:  Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN is a perinatal nurse educator and consultant whose work focuses on trauma informed care, birth trauma recovery and care for substance exposed infants and their families.  She provides services for individual families as well as education and consultation for professionals through her business, BirthingYou.  She is a certified Birthing From Within ™ Mentor and a Birth Story Listener ™.  She has served families in NH for over 20 years in home visiting, schools, community organizations and in hospital settings.  Farrah received her BSN from the University of Arizona and graduated from Gonzaga University with her MSN in Nursing Leadership.  Farrah developed a comprehensive perinatal education program and co-developed Roots for Recovery, a co-located prenatal care program for women with substance use disorder at a NH community hospital. She currently facilitates weekly groups for moms in recovery, provides lactation education and support and helps support families recovering from birth trauma.  She provides staff education and training as the Project Implementation Specialist for NH’s Eat Sleep Console Implementation Project to improve care for Opioid Exposed Newborns and their families, through Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN).  Farrah serves on NH’s Perinatal Substance Exposure Taskforce, and on the advisory board for MOms in REcovery (MORE), a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded study.  She is the chair person for the board of directors for Birthing From Within International, and Postpartum Support International, NH Chapter.  

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains:
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 14-16
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • February 12, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

    February 12, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

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

    Objectives:

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

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Corey graduated from Keene State college with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, as well as an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency. Corey also completed her Master’s in Community Psychology at Springfield College. She has worked at Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency program since 2001 as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has also been a Substance Abuse professional conducting Department of Transportation Evaluations since 2008. She has over 20 years of experience working in the Human Services industry, including teaching various classes at the local community college. Corey is married and has 3 children. Erin is 13, Shannon is 10, and Andrew is 6. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Parent Council, St. Baldricks Committee, Youth Soccer coach, Youth Volleyball, Volunteer Steering Committee at the Elementary School, and WOW Trail Volunteer. Corey was recently awarded the "40 Under 40" Award in NH for her involvement in her community.

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

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

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

    • February 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

    February 14, 2020

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

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

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

    FEE:  NHADACA Members: $40. Non-Members: $50. NBCC: add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.  MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • February 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

    9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION: An acknowledged opioid epidemic exists throughout the country. This training is intended to increase the participants’ knowledge regarding causes, impact, and current evidence around opioid addiction and will provide information about available resources.   Implicit bias and stigma will be a theme throughout the training, including changing our language in SUD.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the current opioid crisis
    • Explain the options available for treating those addicted to opioids
    • Identify negative influences which complicate achieving successful outcomes
    • Address language, bias and stigma

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

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

    3 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1 & 3

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15, 18

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3 & 6

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

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

    • February 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP   

    February 18, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application 




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

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

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 11, 14, 15 & 17
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • February 19, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP   


    February 19, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application 

    PRESENTATION:  A critical developmental task for youth is identity development. Lived experiences and losses often create ambiguity and uncertainty leading to grief, loss of self-esteem, and personal challenges. This training will explore this critical stage of life and identify opportunities to foster youth identity and resilience.  Focused attention will be on ‘trends’ in identity formation including substance use, social media, etc. Challenges and opportunities for vulnerable youth including those that have experienced trauma, foster and adopted youth, those raised by caregivers struggling with substance use disorder, mental illness, etc. will be explored.  As a result of this training, participant will:

    • Understand the unique cognitive and developmental stages and challenges for teens.
    • Explore the challenges in fostering a healthy sense of self and identity for vulnerable youth.
    •  Identify critical identity challenges associate with traumatic loss and ambiguous loss.
    •  Recognize the professional’s role in fostering resilience in youth.
    • Explore opportunities to foster healthy identify development.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Master Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. She is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She develops curriculum and teaches classes in theory, ethics, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. Dr. Bridge is an Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and a recipient of the Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss. Further, she is the vice-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Bridge trains and consults nationally in the areas of trauma, vicarious trauma, agency practice and ethics.

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

    State Opioid Response Scholarships are available for this training.  To apply, please visit www.nhadaca.org/Scholarships.   Lunch will be on your own.              

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

    5 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • February 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Linda Hurley 

    February 24, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

    PRESENTATION:  Historically research and programming in the gender specific treatment of women suffering from opioid use disorder, has focused on women of childbearing age. Primary concern of healthy pregnancy and healthy parenting is certainly an important perspective not just for the child’s health and safety but also in the familial transference of this disease. What has been missing is work reflecting the needs of women of post child bearing years. This workshop will explore the full continuum of need for women as their endocrinology and general physiology changes dramatically. As a result of this training participants will:

    • Gain an understanding of women’s reproductive lives;
    • Discuss the impact of opioids on women’s reproductive lives; and
    • Obtain a broader view of what effective care looks like with respect to aging.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Linda Hurley has worked in addiction treatment/behavioral healthcare for 40+ years and has been with CODAC, Inc. — RI’s oldest and largest provider of outpatient opioid treatment and behavioral healthcare services— since 1991.   Hurley has consulted and been a subject matter specialist for NYC’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the States of Wisconsin and Kentucky, SAMHSA, and NIDA.   She has been a mentor for emerging leaders through an ATTC/NIDA Workforce Development initiative, has been a Regional Leadership Development mentor in RI, and has worked in Massachusetts to help develop a statewide leadership model. She frequently partners with agencies and organizations across the state on initiatives related to opioid use disorder: the department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals; RI Department of Corrections; RI Department of Health; Brown University; University of Rhode Island; the office of the Governor, and RI’s US Congressional delegation. Hurley has also been a long-time partner of community and regional substance use prevention coalitions. In 2014, Hurley was a panelist at the US Senate Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) forum invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the efficacy of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.  She provided ongoing consultation and guidance during the drafting of the final CARA legislation, which passed the US Senate in 2016. Hurley has taught graduate/post-graduate courses in clinical counseling at Salve Regina University for more than two decades.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  Not applied for
    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.

    • February 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Natalie Travers 

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Join us in this six-hour class as we address some of the issues you might encounter when working with opioid mis-use if you come across an individual who is also a convicted sexual offender.  We will cover who sex offenders are, what’s the same and what’s different in working with this population.  We will discuss what has changed with evidence-based practice. We will cover different types of sex offenders, various paraphilias and how they impact individuals with whom you may interact.  We’ll talk about how supervision and treatment of these folks has changed and why. We will cover self-care and “grooming” including where appropriate boundaries may be different with this population.  We will discuss some real-life case studies and brain storm how to approach their care, and ours. And we’ll maybe even laugh a little, because this stuff can get a little bit dark, so we’ll lighten it up where we can.

    PRESENTER:  Natalie Travers is a retired Chief Probation Officer from Connecticut.  She worked for over 21 years for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, and has been working in criminal justice since 1992.  Over the course of her career, she was a sexual assault crisis counselor, a counselor trainer, a case manager, a probation officer, a motivational interviewing (MINT) trainer, and a chief probation officer responsible for the probation units supervising both the WOCM (Women Offender Case Management) and the Sex Offender Units of New Britain Adult Supervision. Her field of expertise includes the supervision of sexual offenders in the community and working with the providers who treat them.

    She has a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut, completed a clinical internship with Special Services Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior, is a MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) certified trainer, and a 1996 graduate of the National Victim Assistance Academy conducted by the National Institute of Justice.

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


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

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

    • March 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADCI

    March 5, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction. Participants will learn about how harm reduction can impact opioid over doses, HCV, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions. Participants will also explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain healthy behaviors.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    1.      Describe the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction;

    2.      Describe at least 4 techniques and strategies for engaging people in Harm Reduction; and

    3.      Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining meaningful change.

    4.      Name 3 community based resources for harm reduction.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.  Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

    FEE:  NHADACA Members: $55. Non-Members: $65. NBCC: add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.  MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • March 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Kaley Poulicakos, MS

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


    PRESENTATION:  Let’s be candid: a lot of online events fail to meet expectations due to a lack of planning, adherence to best practices, and technology issues. Navigating technology platforms can sometimes feel overwhelming, daunting, and scary. If you have been wanting to use Zoom to host, join, record, or schedule meetings but have been too nervous to explore this software further, please consider attending this informative session.

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

    • Understand what Zoom video conferencing software can be used for;
    • Learn how to maximize your meeting time by understanding how to effectively control the meeting;
    • Identify where support can be found for pre-event, live-event, and post-event questions.

    PRESENTER:  You may recognize Kaley if you’ve attended other events at NHADACA because she is the Training Coordinator. What you may not have known is that Kaley is also a faculty member at Southern NH University and primarily teaches Introduction to Online Learning. She has extensive experience hosting Zoom webinars/conferences and is currently assisting the Community Health Institute (JSI) with their first ever telehealth Echo. She obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Justice Studies and her Undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology. She has a plethora of experience training adult learners on a variety of software platforms and strives to exceed all expectations.


    Registration Fee: $25.00. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A) 
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each person 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's of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

    • March 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC 

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


    SOR Scholarship Application

    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, participants will learn 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. Participants will:

    • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations;
    • Articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical and business 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 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.

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

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

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

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

    • March 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 31 hour (4-day in person + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS and Katy Shea, MPH, CPS

    March 17-20, 2020

    8:30am to 4:30pm daily

    The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

    This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

    The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

    Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

    INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online):  March 3-12, 2020

    This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

    IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

    March 17-20, 2020

    This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence and sustainability

    AVAILABILITY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

    NH Prevention Certification Board CEU approval will be applied for CEs in the Prevention Theory and Practice category.  Additionally, practitioners participating in the SAPST will receive two “certificates of training hours,” one for the online component and another for the in-person training.

    These can be applied toward the requirements for professional credentialing or re-certification.

    • Participants completing the online component of the SAPST will receive a certificate for five hours of training pending receipt of a “pass” score on the final assessment (80% correct is a passing grade).
    • Participants attending the SAPST in-person will receive a certificate for 26 hours of training.
    • All SAPST participants are expected to complete both the online and in-person components. Participants must complete the online component to receive a certificate for attending the in-person training, since one component builds on the other.

    FACILITATORS

    The facilitators are trained CAPT presenters of this curriculum, the facilitators will be Marissa Carlson, CPS; Katy Shea, MPH, CPS

    Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance abuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.

    Katy Shea, MPH, CPS has been working in the public health prevention field for over ten years.  Ms. Shea spent the first five years of her career working as a community evaluator.  In this role she utilized community-based participatory evaluation methods.  Over the past five years, Ms. Shea has been the Prevention Program Manager for the New Hampshire Center for Excellence; a resource center for best practices in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in New Hampshire. In this role, Ms. Shea currently provides technical assistance to state agencies, regional public health networks and local substance abuse prevention coalitions and providers.  Her expertise includes conducting assessments, program evaluation, capacity-building, evidence-based strategy selection and strategic planning.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Please complete the registration form below to attend.  You will receive an email inviting you to attend the online component prior to the in-person training.

    Registration fee:    $75 registration which includes the manual, online and 4-days in-person instruction and continuing education credits.  NBCC/NASW CEUs not available.

    Registration deadline:  Please register by February 28, 2020, so that we may have the proper number of manuals produced and online access available.  Thank you!

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

    31 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1-6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domain: 1 & 3
    NBCC CEs not available.

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


    • March 19, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    March 19, 2020

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • March 24, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

    March 24, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will introduce participants to the theoretical constructs that make up the Stages of Change model.  Participants will learn about the different stages and their role in promoting behavioral change at the individual, family, and community levels.  The model will be presented within the context of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), with special emphasis on recovery and wellness.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:  Identify the theoretical constructs central to Stages of Change; Name the stages of change and how individuals, families, and entire communities establish behavioral change goals and take steps toward change; and Describe the specific techniques used to apply the Stages of Change Model in practice and articulate their role in promoting change for people with SUDs.

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

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

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

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

    • March 25, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with with Chris Dorval, MSW, LCSW, LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC

    March 25, 2020

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


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  Aggressive and drug-seeking behavior creates unique and often frustrating challenges in clinical settings, often these behaviors a fueled by substance use and trauma related disorders. This presentation will offer strategies for addressing these behaviors in an assertive and therapeutic approach while retaining patient engagement. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide clinicians with skills to work people affected by substance use and trauma throughout their recovery, as well as, understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice.  


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


    • describe the impact of trauma and substance use on the brain, body, and behavior;

    • conceptualize a case study from a trauma-informed framework; and 

    • recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping;
    PRESENTER:  Chris Dorval MSW, LCSW LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC is a therapist in private practice, a Business Development Officer for Recovery Centers of America, a Project Coordinator for Rhode Island College SBIRT Training and Resource Center, as well as, a clinical consultant specializing in addiction, trauma, and men’s health. Chris has worked as the Director of Clinical Outreach and Development for an international training and consulting agency, as well as, having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in addiction treatment for over 6 years. Chris has extensive training in trauma informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys in recovery. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS), Chris graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). As a person in long term recovery himself, Chris is passionate about working with those affected by addiction and trauma and has dedicated his practice to this focus. As a father, husband, son, and friend Chris believes in developing healthy family and interpersonal relationships and addressing the underlying issues driving a person’s symptoms are essential to sustained recovery.

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

    Lunch will be on your own.   

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

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

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

    • March 26, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 12 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    March 26-27, 2020  (2-Day Training)

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


    PRESENTATION: The goal of this workshop is to introduce ethics and the importance of understanding what ethics are and how they are applied in the role of a peer recovery support person/recovery coach. This workshop will introduce various existing codes of ethics for exploration of the different variations. Participants will learn various decision making models and review real case scenarios for active discussion. Participants will explore differences between personal and professional boundaries, as well as liabilities to the organization and liabilities to those they serve. Participants will walk away with an understanding of HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and the role confidentiality plays in their work as a support person in the substance use disorder field. This course provides 12 CEs towards the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) credential and is an essential training for those serving as recovery coaches. As a result of this training participants will be able to: understand what ethics are and why they are important; understand what a code of ethics is and why it is important; learn different decision making models and how to apply them; affirm the roles of peer recovery support specialists (recovery coaches); Understand the differences between personal and professional boundaries; Gain an understanding of HIPAA and 42CFR (2) and how it applies to recovery coach role; learn about informed consents, releases of information and confidentiality; and gain an understanding of working in the human service filed, non-profit and the accountability.

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

    Fee: NHADACA Members: $80; Non-Members $100; *NBCC add $5. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)


    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  The National Drug Court Institute determined that, “Under no circumstances should a drug court have a blanket prohibition against MAT as a matter of policy.” And yet, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) remains a controversial concept within the criminal justice system, including Drug Treatment Courts.  This workshop will examine the myths, misunderstandings and stigma attached to the use of MAT with offenders with Opioid Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders among the partners who make up Drug Treatment Court Teams, including many counselors and providers.  This Workshop will explore the different types of MAT medications and their use, the matching of clients with MAT resources, the potential barriers to effective MAT in Drug Treatment Court settings, the difficulties in supervision of offenders on MAT in the community, the benefits and risks involved in integrating MAT into Drug Treatment Courts and strategies for how to minimize those risks. 


    As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:  identify the different types of MAT and their implications; draw parallels between the goals of MAT and the goals of Drug Treatment Courts; develop strategies for balancing client choice with offender supervision in offering and supervising the use, misuse and diversion of MAT medications; and examine the pros and cons of integrating vs. separate treatment for offenders receiving MAT.

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

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

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

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

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

    • March 30, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord NH 03301
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    A 4-hour training event with Tessa De Armond, LPC, NCC

    March 30, 2020

    NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord NH 03301

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


    PRESENTATION:   This training will provide an overview of The Seven Challenges program.  Additionally, through lecture and role plays this training will teach effective skills for working with adolescents, particularly in the areas of engagement and discussing substance use.  An Overview and critique of traditional drug treatment for adolescents will be discussed including:  discussion of the “mad rush for abstinence:” social and political pressures for immediate abstinence; and working with courts, families, schools etc., concerning the expectation of accountability.   In addition, an overview of first three Challenges and accompanying counseling skills will be included.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Be able to critique traditional approaches to drug treatment.
    • Know the three tasks of adolescent development and how to promote healthy development in drug counseling.
    • Know the six stages of change in overcoming behavioral problems.
    • Learn new techniques and strategies for helping young people move through the stages of change.
    • Understand how to set appropriate goals in drug counseling, based on knowledge of adolescent development and the stages of change.
    • Know new ways to work with adolescents to reduce defensiveness and denial.
    • Understand the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
    • Be familiar with Seven Challenges materials.

    PRESENTER:  Theresa “Tessa” De Armond, LPC, NCC, is a Program Specialist with The Seven Challenges and travels internationally to provide training and support.  She works with the counselors and clinical supervisors who are implementing the program, whether with adolescents, young adults or adults of all ages. Her history with The Seven Challenges began in 2008, while facilitating sessions with adolescents in secure care; with and without co-occurring disorders, and then in 2017 she joined The Seven Challenges clinical training team. Tessa lives in Arizona where she works in private practice serving adults and adolescents. Her primary area of focus is substance use/addiction issues with emphasis on anxiety, trauma recovery, and anger management. She developed and implements the only women’s anger management group in Phoenix.

    Registration:   $35  *NBCC add $5.  NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact is:  603-225-7060,   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  

    4 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5-15
    CRSW Performance Domains:  4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • April 03, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Dan Dubovsky

    April 3, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION:  When an individual has behaviors that cause difficulty in treatment settings, we often label the person as being non-compliant, unmotivated, or disruptive.  When they are back in treatment numerous times, we say that they are not ready for sobriety.  However, their behavior may well be due to brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which is much more common than most people suspect.  Due to this damage, which spans the intellectual spectrum, evidence based practices that rely on verbal interactions and reward and consequence systems are often not successful with them and set them up to fail.  The majority of those with an FASD are not diagnosed and many have been misdiagnosed.  As a result, typical interventions for them in substance use and mental health treatment, corrections, child welfare, and other systems of care are often ineffective and are sometimes contraindicated.  This training addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD in those with whom we work or live.  The brain damage seen in FASD is examined, along with common behaviors that result from this damage.  A screening protocol to identify those who have a probable FASD is explored.  Strategies for modifying treatment to improve outcomes for the individual, family, and service providers are highlighted.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify the estimated prevalence of FASD in the population; 
    • Describe structures of the brain that are commonly affected in individuals with an FASD;
    • Discuss how viewing FASD as co-occurring with other disorders is different than the general view of addressing co-occurring disorders; and 
    • List four strategies that can improve outcomes for individuals with an FASD.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dan has worked for over 40 years in the field of behavioral health. He has worked as a child care worker in residential treatment and as a therapist in residential treatment, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Dan has been involved in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for over 20 years. For the past several years, he has focused on the development and implementation of screening to identify those with a probable FASD and modifications of approaches for those who screen positive. He has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on FASD focusing on interventions and prevention for children, adolescents and adults. For this work, his son Bill, who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome at age 19, has been his mentor and best teacher. In addition to FASD, Dan has developed curricula and provided training and technical assistance for families and professionals working in mental health, developmental disabilities, education, justice, vocational services, and substance abuse treatment on loss and grieving, psychopharmacology, child and adolescent development, violence in youth, anger management, team building, stress and burnout, transition, and life span disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Dan has also co-facilitated a group for non-offending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. For 14 years, Dan was the FASD Specialist for the U.S. Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FASD Center for Excellence in the U.S. He currently works as a consultant, providing training and technical assistance to agencies, communities, states, grant programs, and provinces. Dan has a keen interest in improving outcomes for individuals, families, and the providers and services that support them.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 7, 16-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1, 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 training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 06, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS

    April 6, 2020

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

     


    PRESENTATION:  This is an introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit client change talk, and roll with resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes.

    Participants will be able to:
    ·        Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing
    ·        Explain the difference between MI and client-centered
    ·        Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements
    ·        Identify change talk within client speech
    ·        Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk
    ·        Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk
    ·        Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathetic skill

    PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

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

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

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

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

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