New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

COVID-19 UPDATE :   As of September 1, 2021, NHADACA will begin offering in-person training.   We will require masks for all staff and attendees until further notice.   While we are scheduling lower than typical attendance, we cannot guarantee that social or physical distancing will be strictly followed given the size of our training rooms.   Many trainings will still be available in a virtual format.   We will be monitoring the State and CDC guidelines and will adjust our policies as necessary based on local and nationwide trends. 

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

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

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Upcoming events

    • February 04, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS 

    February 4, 2022

    8:30am-4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • February 04, 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3-hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D, PLLC

      February 4, 2022
      12pm-3pm


      This training is remote only.


      PRESENTATION: The COVID19 crisis will require tremendous resilience in the face of trauma and loss, for all of us, but especially for those who are more vulnerable to such experiences. Adversity disproportionately impacts certain groups of people, leaving them more at risk of suffering the negative impacts of these circumstances. For generations, the social conditions for some people are far more favorable and their progress in society is not unduly influenced by oppression. During this webinar Cassie Yackley will underscore the critical need to protect vulnerable families during this crisis (and beyond) in order to mitigate the potential of generational vulnerability to stress, which will include the adoption of anti-oppression beliefs and practices. Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify three ways the pandemic has impacted vulnerable populations.
      • Identify two anti-oppression practices to use with patients at risk.

      PRESENTER:  Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert.   Her company, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, was formed in 2016 to meet the profound need for expert training and consultation in trauma responsive practices/systems in human service agencies throughout the state of NH faced by impact of the opioid epidemic and the crisis in the children’s mental health and child protection systems.  She has extensive experience consulting with agencies to develop system-wide cultural shifts and to implement organizational change toward trauma-responsive policies and practices. 

      FEE:  $60 which includes NASW continuing education. 


      3 Contact Hours Available
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4-7, 11, 13, 15 
      CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 3

      NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

      CME, CNE, SW, and CPS Continuing Education Credit Information TBD

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

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

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

      • February 07, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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       A 3-hour training with Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC

      February 7, 2022

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


      PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

      • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
      • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
      • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
      • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness


      PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.


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

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 4 & 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 15-17
      CRSW Performance Domain:  1-4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

      • February 11, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

      February 11, 2022

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.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, the growing partnerships between treatment and criminal justice, 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.

      At the end of this training participants will:

      1. Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
      2. Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
      3. Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

        PRESENTER:  Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap County and in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoff has chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.  She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally.

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

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

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

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

        • February 15, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC 

        February 15, 2022

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


        This training will be remote only.

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

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

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

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


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


        6 Contact Hours Available

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

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

        • February 15, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6-hour training with Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D

        February 15, 2022

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


        This training will be remote only.

        PRESENTATION: This presentation will provide participants with the ability to examine their use of reflective practice skills in order to maximize desired outcomes in their work with clients.  An in-depth review of professional boundaries as they relate to the NASW: National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals/NCCAP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals codes of ethics; federal and state laws as well as clinical best practices.  The unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in professional practice will be examined.  Types of professional boundaries and the challenges that professionals encounter regarding boundaries will be examined.  In addition, best practices to assure healthy boundaries and to prevent boundary crossings and boundary violations will be presented. 

        Objectives:

        1. Participants will gain a clear knowledge and skills to engage in ongoing reflective clinical practice in their work with clients as related to healthy boundary maintenance.
        2. Those attending will gain an understanding of how their professional Codes of Ethics can guide their clinical decision making in ways that best maintain appropriate professional boundaries and resolve ethical dilemmas relating to boundaries in practice.
        3. Attendees will gain knowledge of types of boundaries, challenges which exist in their professional work lives.
        4. Participants will gain increased awareness of the unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in clinical practice as well as learn innovative ideas to meet the practice challenges presented by the epidemic.
        5. Professionals in attendance will learn the variety of challenges to boundaries that may exist in different practice settings.
        6. Participants will be provided with a range of clinical strategies to promote healthy and appropriate boundaries in practice.

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

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 5, 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12
        CRSW Performance Domains: 2
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • February 17, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

        February 17, 2022

        8:30 am to 4 pm


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


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

        Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


        • February 18, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

        February 18, 2022

        8:30 am to 12pm



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


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


        Objectives:

        • describe the effects of addiction on the family
        • recognize roles within a family with addiction
        • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
        • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

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

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

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

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

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

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

        • February 23, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
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        A 2-hour training event with Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH & Corissa Webb

        February 23, 2022

        1:00pm-3:00pm


        This training will be available both virtually and in-person. Please choose the virtual or in-person when registering.


        PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C). 

        Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

        1. Access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  
        2. Describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  
        3. Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  

        PRESENTERS:   

        Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH is the Training Director at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. In her role at NHADACA, she is involved in planning training events to cater to Substance Use professionals. She works to ensure that NHADACA is providing necessary, accurate, and evidence-based information as to build a strong, effective, and well-informed workforce. Previously, Emily worked as an Employment Counselor for those affected by the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire. She also has experience working in Community Mental Health. Emily holds Master of Public Health, Bachelor’s in Communication, and Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Emily is passionate about helping to build a robust Substance Use Treatment workforce in New Hampshire so that individuals in our state can obtain the care and support they need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, travelling, crafting, and cooking.

        Corissa Webb is the Training Assistant at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA). In her role at NHADACA she assists in the implementation of the various training events and creates webinars and surveys. In Corissa’s previous jobs she has mentored and trained new employees and grew a fondness for teaching and curriculum design, her curiosity and desire to develop creative learning solutions that can be applied in diverse settings is why she is currently working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona. Growing up in New Hampshire, Corissa has seen first-hand the effects of the opioid epidemic and is passionate about creating effective lessons for substance use professionals so they can provide the care that the citizens of New Hampshire deserve.

        FEE:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

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

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

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

        • March 03, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, M.Ed 

        March 3, 2022

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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

        As a result of attending this training, participants will: 

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

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

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


          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 5, 13 & 15
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist (Category A)

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

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

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

          • March 04, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

          March 4, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


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


          At the end of this workshop, participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

          • March 10, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 3.5-hour training with Claire Garand

          March 10, 2022

          8:30am-12:15pm


          co-sponsored by Media Power Youth & NHADACA


          This training is recommended for 4th-5th grade educators.

          PRESENTATION:  Our foundational upper-elementary curriculum has been newly updated! This evidence-based educational resource contains lessons on how media and technology shape our habits and attitudes around health and wellness while engaging students in a hands-on health fair project. New topics include vaping, infographics, reality TV, and community advocacy. During this PD session, educators will explore the intersection of media literacy and health, including substance misuse prevention, stress management, and nutrition, through discussions, media analysis, and hands-on examples of lesson activities. You will get to see sample lessons as well as examples of student responses to media-literacy activities. Upon completion of the workshop, all New Hampshire educators will receive a copy of the curriculum at no additional cost thanks to a grant from the NH Department of Justice. 

          Objectives:

          • Understand the connection between media literacy and all areas of health, including substance misuse prevention, mental health, and nutrition 
          • Analyze media’s impact on self-image, relationships, and emotional well-being of youth
          • Learn implementation techniques and strategies for engaging students with diverse media habits for the upper-elementary curriculum, Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices v2.0.

          PRESENTERS:  Claire Garand is the Education Program Manager of Media Power Youth and is a passionate advocate for creativity and student voice. She also works annually with the New Hampshire Film Festival Young Filmmakers Workshop, guiding teens through an intense three-day filmmaking program that challenges students to engage with an audience and express themselves through film. She previously has worked with the New York Film Academy, aiding students in their creative projects as well as recruiting and supporting prospective undergraduate and graduate students. In her spare time, you can find her reading or building miniature accessories for her dollhouse. She has her bachelor’s of fine arts in film studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently living in Manchester, NH.

          FEE:  $35. For registration information contact 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          3.5 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 2, 3, 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 7, 13, 15
          CRSW Performance Domains:  None.
          NBCC/NASW: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist: TBD, CEs have been applied for.

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

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

          • March 10, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 3.5-hour training with Claire Garand

          March 10, 2022

          1pm-4:45pm


          co-sponsored by Media Power Youth & NHADACA


          This training is recommended for 5th-8th grade educators.

          PRESENTATION:  In this workshop, we will explore the challenges that media has created for middle-school students as well as the opportunities that it ignites. We will also introduce educators to our wide range of middle school instructional tools including Cyber Cipher: Decoding Social Networks and our project-based learning module, Digital Climate Change: Texting and Tweeting Your Way to a Better World. These tools address different aspects of media literacy to give educators a variety of options in order to best serve their students, whether they need an introduction to online safety and healthy communities, a deeper dive into the ways technology affects our perceptions of things like substance use, privacy, and ourselves, or a hands-on project that develops empathy. We will also share our experiences with implementing these tools in schools and ideas that educators and students have shared with us along the way. Upon completion of the workshop, all New Hampshire educators will receive a copy of the curriculum at no additional cost thanks to a grant from the NH Department of Justice. 

          Objectives:

          • Understand how to harness media use as a student engagement vehicle to build SEL skills and a passion for mental health advocacy
          • Understand how strong relationships and empathy-building can counteract the negative side-effects of media use, such as stress, anxiety, and substance use
          • Learn implementation techniques and strategies for engaging students with diverse media habits for middle-school media literacy activities and understand which resources best fit the needs of their students 

          PRESENTERS:  Claire Garand is the Education Program Manager of Media Power Youth and is a passionate advocate for creativity and student voice. She also works annually with the New Hampshire Film Festival Young Filmmakers Workshop, guiding teens through an intense three-day filmmaking program that challenges students to engage with an audience and express themselves through film. She previously has worked with the New York Film Academy, aiding students in their creative projects as well as recruiting and supporting prospective undergraduate and graduate students. In her spare time, you can find her reading or building miniature accessories for her dollhouse. She has her bachelor’s of fine arts in film studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently living in Manchester, NH.

          FEE:  $35. For registration information contact 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          3.5 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 2, 3, 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 7, 13, 15
          CRSW Performance Domains:  None.
          NBCC/NASW: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist: TBD, CEs have been applied for.

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

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

          • March 15, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

          March 15, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.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.

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

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

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

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

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

          • March 18, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 2-hour training with Louise Brassard & Terri Clyde

          March 18, 2022
          9am-11am


          This training is remote only.


          PRESENTATION: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an organic, permanent,  brain-based disability resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.  FASD often goes undiagnosed and can have lifelong implications which may manifest in a range of difficulties to include adaptive behavior, attention, cognition, executive functioning, and memory.  FASD is often broken down into primary and secondary disabilities.  Damage done to the brain due to prenatal alcohol exposure is considered a primary disability and may include trouble with abstract reasoning, organization, planning, recalling a sequence of events or connecting cause and effect relationships. Secondary disabilities are those not present at birth, but occur later in life and include disrupted school experience,  substance misuse, mental health problems and involvement with law enforcement. 

          FASD is known as the “invisible disability” as over 80% of individuals with an FASD have no discernible facial abnormalities. Lack of outward signs cause behaviors to be misinterpreted and individuals may be seen as noncompliant, lazy, or manipulative. Studies have shown that 1 in 20 children may be affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. Following the training, participants will be able to:

          • Define the terms used to describe the conditions that fall under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and the areas of the brain affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
          • Identify characteristics of individuals throughout the lifespan with an FASD and the domains in which children and adults with an FASD struggle with behavior and developmental tasks. 
          • List strategies and tools to working with clients and becoming FASD informed.
          OVERALL OUTCOME: Attendees will identify three or more associated behaviors of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) over the lifespan and self-report that they have the tools to provide informed care and services in a non-biased manner.

          PRESENTERS: 

          Louise Brassard is a passionate advocate on behalf of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) community.  As Chair of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders New Hampshire (FASD NH), she works to raise awareness and educate community partners and parents on the lifelong effects of  FASD.  For over ten years,  Louise has served as a Guardian ad Litem and Educational Surrogate for abused and neglected children, many prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs.  Louise serves as an advisory member for the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) FASD Special Interest Group.  She is a member of the Governor’s Taskforce for Perinatal Substance Exposure and serves on the UNH NH-ME LEND Advisory Committee. Louise holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and completed a Fellowship in Leadership  Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at UNH which focused on interdisciplinary training for leaders in the field of child health.  In her spare time Louise enjoys hiking,  biking and spending time with her husband,  children and grandchildren.     

          Terri Clyde is a dedicated advocate and mom to five children ranging in age from 41 to 17.  Her youngest child is her grandson who she and her husband adopted at age four and has been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) along with other mental health disorders.  Terri serves on the boards of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS NH), NAMI-NH Granite Oversight Board, and the New Hampshire  Mental Health Policy and Advisory Council.  She has been a keynote speaker and presented workshops for New Hampshire Children’s Trust and was one of the first to receive their Unsung Hero award. Terri’s life experience in raising a child with FASD, ignited a fierce passion in educating medical and mental health providers, teachers, and counselors on the lifelong cognitive and behavioral effects of FASD and its effects on individuals and families.  Terri is passionate about advocating on behalf of the need for consistent, affordable, and available care for all.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and an Associate degree in Medical Assistant. In her spare time, Terri enjoys spending time with  family, friends, and reading.  

          FEE:  $30 which includes NASW continuing education. 


          2 Contact Hours Available
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 8, 12-17
          CRSW Performance Domains:  4

          NCHC/Northern NH AHEC will be providing CEs for physicians, nurses, social workers, and certified prevention specialist. Information TBD.

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

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

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

          • March 22, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

          March 22, 2022

          8:30am - 4:00pm


          PRESENTATIONThis training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  


          By the end of this training participants will be able to:  

          • Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

          • Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

          • Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

          • Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

          • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

          • Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

          • Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

          • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

          PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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

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

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

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

          • March 24, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 5-hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

          March 24, 2022

          8:30am-3pm


          PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

          Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

          1.  Describe the nature of neurocognitive impairment.
          2. List accommodations that can be provided in a clinical setting for individuals with neurocognitive impairment.
          3.  Explain practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.


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


          FEENHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org


          5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  

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


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


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

          • March 25, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
          • 24
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          A 5-hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

          March 25, 2022

          8:30am-3pm

          PRESENTATION: This workshop will  provide an overview of the use of behavioural strategies for both emotional regulation and management of neurobehavioural and neurocognitive impairments in an addictions setting.    A phased model of care will be introduced that integrates Harm reduction strategies, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), as well as behavioural skills training.   The first section of the workshop will provide background information for the models to be discussed.  The remainder of the workshop will take a case-based approach to the application of models  of intervention within existing resources.  Learners should be ready to participate in case-based problem-solving and discussion.

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

          1.  Describe harm reduction strategies and how it can be used to treat/care for clients.
          2.  Articulate strategies that can be implemented to care for complex clients.
          3. Describe community reinforcement approach and how it can be used to treat/care for clients.

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

          FEENHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • March 30, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
          • 48
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          A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

          March 30, 2022

          8:30am - 4:00pm


          This training will be HYBRID. Please select in-person or virtual when registering.


          PRESENTATION:  The purpose of this presentation is to introduce peer supporters to a cognitive approach to self-care.  A closer look at the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these interact to impact who we are in our experience of ourselves as well as how we interact with others.  Self-care is an overarching and person-specific specific concept. 

          The presenter will use concepts primarily from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to illustrated the inter-connectedness between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how a cognitive approach to self-care can be developed and utilized in conjunction with other aspects of our self-care plan.  

          This training is not intended to provide clinical techniques.  It is overview of how self-application of these concepts can contribute to our self-care.  

          Following the completion of this training participants will:

          1. Understand and Describe the benefits of a cognitive approach to self-care
          2. Be able to articulate the ABC formula of REBT
          3. Discuss the importance of self-care in Human Services particularly as this topic relates to Peer-Supporters

          PRESENTER:  Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. He works full-time for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides supervision, direct service, consultation, evaluation 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 is engaged in advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of New England in Analytical Psychology where he is a Diploma Candidate.

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

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

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

          • March 31, 2022
          • 9:00 AM
          • April 01, 2022
          • 12:15 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 24
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          A 6-hour training with Bob Jope, LMHC

          March 31 & April 1, 2022

          9:00am-12:15pm each day



          This training is funded by the New England ATTC and a NH DOJ DCATT grant 


          This training is remote only.


          This training is currently available to Drug Court Staff  & Providers ONLY.


          PRESENTATION: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with knowledge of the spirit, micro skills, and strategies of the model, and provides opportunities to practice the approach. Participants will complete the workshop with a good understanding of MI, and are encouraged to take the Intermediate and Advanced MI workshops to develop proficiency in this method. Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

          • Describe several core concepts of Motivational Interviewing.
          • Demonstrate the various micro skills of Motivational Interviewing.
          • List five strategies for using Motivational Interviewing to elicit change talk.

          OVERALL GOAL: Participants will be introduced to the spirit, skills, and strategies of Motivational Interviewing.


          APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE:

          Day One:

          9:00am-10:30am: Lecture & Discussion: Core concepts and the spirit of MI

          10:30am-10:45am: Break

          10:45am-12:15pm: Lecture & Discussion: Spirit of MI

          12:15pm: End of Day One


          Day Two:

          9:00am-10:30am: Lecture, Discussion, and Demonstration: Skills of MI

          10:30am-10:45am: Break

          10:45am-12:15pm: Coached Practice: Sprit and Skills of MI

                                        Lecture: Strategies of MI

          12:15pm: End

          FURTHER TRAINING:

          • Intermediate Motivational Interviewing is scheduled for: 4/14 & 4/15/22, 9am-12:15pm each day
          • Advanced Motivational Interviewing is scheduled for: 4/28 & 4/29/22, 9am-12:15pm each day

          PRESENTER: Bob has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2010. He teaches Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, and previously at the University of Massachusetts Boston; he is also a consultant with the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and works as an MI coder for a nationally-recognized coding lab. Bob is the lead trainer for Jope Consulting Services, has taught MI at agencies all over New England, and consults internationally on teaching and coding the method. Holding a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Bob has worked in the mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse fields for the past twenty-five years. He was originally trained in MI by Stephen Andrew in 2007, and has since trained with Ali Hall and Alan Lyme. Bob has also developed and taught program-specific MI training applications, and has trained thousands of people in various levels of Motivational Interviewing.

          Registration Fee: No cost.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

          6 Contact Hours Available
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7-8, 11, 15, 18
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4

          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. 


          This course has been approved by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, as a National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Education Provider, for 6 educational credits (CE), NAADAC Provider #62652. The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center is responsible for all aspects of their programming. This course has also been approved by the Connecticut Certification Board for 6 continuing education credits (The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate). Due to credentialing guidelines, partial NAADAC CEs are not permitted.

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

          This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-DC-BX-0017 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

          • April 04, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 47
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          A 2-hour training with Dawna Jones, LCMHC, MLADC

          April 4, 2022

          1pm-3pm


          This training will be remote only.


          PRESENTATION: This training will introduce recovery support workers to concepts of providing trauma informed care to the populations we serve.  We will define trauma and discuss common symptoms, cognitive changes and behavioral changes that can result from trauma. We will present ways to recognize cues and best respond in a supportive and empathetic way. As a result of the training, participants will be able to:


          • Define trauma.
          • Gain insight into long term effects of trauma.
          • Understand how to be mindful and aware of different techniques we can use to minimize trauma responses within our recoverees. 

          PRESENTER: Dawna Jones, LCMHC, MLADC has been working in the mental health and substance use field for over 15 years. She received a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. She is currently employed as the Director of Outpatient Services with Home Base Collaborative Family Counseling overseeing the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP) and their outpatient mental health and substance use counseling department. Throughout her career, Dawna has worked across a variety of settings providing direct care in residential treatment, in-home support services and community mental health working with children, adolescents and adults with dual diagnosis disorders. Dawna contracts with organizations across the state to provide both clinical supervision and supervision to Certified Recovery Support Workers (CRSW) and is a member of the New Hampshire Licensing Board for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. 

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

          2 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6-7, 13-17 
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None.
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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

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

          • April 08, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
          • 13
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          A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

          April 8, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

          PRESENTATION Clinical supervisors are in a position of significant power and responsibility.  Responsibilities inherent in this role are to the supervisees, the agency/organization for which they work, the clients, the profession and ultimately to oneself.  Balancing these responsibilities requires a clear understanding of the role of clinical supervision in practice management including inherent liability issues and the various practical and ethical responsibilities of the position.  Navigating these obligations often raises ethical issues for both the supervisor and the supervisees.  This training will examine the roles, obligations and responsibilities of clinical supervisors as well as the ethical and legal parameters that define that role.  The differences between, and liability attached to, clinical supervision, administrative supervision and peer collaboration will also be highlighted. 

          At the end of this training participants will

          • be able to state the differences between supervision and collaboration;
          • be able to utilize appropriate methods for documenting clinical supervision;
          • understand the potential for conflicts that may arise in dual relationships between supervisor/supervisee; and
          • be able to explain areas of professional liability and vicarious liability stemming from the supervisor role.

          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. 

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

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

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

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

          • April 13, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH or Remote via Zoom
          • 50
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          A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, MLADC

          April 13, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          *this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*


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


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


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

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


          FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC Add $5.   For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.


          6 Contact Hours Available

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

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

          • April 14, 2022
          • 9:00 AM
          • April 15, 2022
          • 12:15 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 25
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          A 6-hour training with Bob Jope, LMHC

          April 14 & April 15, 2022

          9:00am-12:15pm each day



          This training is funded by the New England ATTC and a NH DOJ DCATT grant 


          This training is remote only.


          This training is currently available to Drug Court Staff  & Providers ONLY.


          PREREQUISITE: Participants are required to have taken the 3/31/22-4/1/22 Basic Motivational Interviewing training to attend this presentation. If an individual has taken a recent Basic Motivational Interviewing course or is very familiar with Motivational Interviewing, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email training@nhadaca.org for more information.

          PRESENTATION:  Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with a review of the spirit and micro skills of MI, and focuses on using the strategies of the model to elicit change talk in conversation. Participants will integrate the spirit, skills, and strategies in practice conversations, and are encouraged to attend the Advanced MI workshop to develop proficiency in this method. Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

          • Demonstrate the use of Motivational Interviewing skills in live conversation
          • Elicit change talk in practice conversations using Motivational Interviewing strategies
          • Provide coaching and feedback to fellow participants on their use of Motivational Interviewing

          OVERALL GOAL: Participants will be introduced to the practical application of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills and strategies in human service settings.


          APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE:

          Day One:

          9:00am-10:30am: Discussion demonstration, live practice: Brief review of MI concepts, video or live demonstration of skills, group practice

          10:30am-10:45am: Break

          10:45am-12:15pm: Lecture, demonstration, live practice: MI strategies, Part 1

          12:15pm: End of Day One


          Day Two:

          9:00am-10:30am: Lecture, demonstration, live practice: MI strategies, Part II

          10:30am-10:45am: Break

          10:45am-12:15pm: Discussion, live practice: Full integration of MI spirit, skills, and strategies; coached feedback

          12:15pm: End

          FURTHER TRAINING:

          • Advanced Motivational Interviewing is scheduled for: 4/28 & 4/29/22, 9am-12:15pm each day

          PRESENTER: Bob has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since 2010. He teaches Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, and previously at the University of Massachusetts Boston; he is also a consultant with the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and works as an MI coder for a nationally-recognized coding lab. Bob is the lead trainer for Jope Consulting Services, has taught MI at agencies all over New England, and consults internationally on teaching and coding the method. Holding a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Bob has worked in the mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse fields for the past twenty-five years. He was originally trained in MI by Stephen Andrew in 2007, and has since trained with Ali Hall and Alan Lyme. Bob has also developed and taught program-specific MI training applications, and has trained thousands of people in various levels of Motivational Interviewing.

          Registration Fee: No cost.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

          6 Contact Hours Available
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7-8, 11, 15, 18
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4

          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. 


          This course has been approved by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, as a National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Education Provider, for 6 educational credits (CE), NAADAC Provider #62652. The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center is responsible for all aspects of their programming. This course has also been approved by the Connecticut Certification Board for 6 continuing education credits (The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate). Due to credentialing guidelines, partial NAADAC CEs are not permitted.

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

          This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-DC-BX-0017 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

          • April 20, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 41
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           A 2.5-hour training with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI

          April 20, 2022

          8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 


          This training will be remote only.

          PRESENTATION: People with SUDs and mental health challenges are disproportionately over represented in prisons and jails across the US and over 95% of them are going to be released after they serve their sentences.  This training will focus on the clinical and social needs of said individuals and will delineate effective re-entry and treatment strategies and techniques.

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

          1.  Describe the criminal justice response to public health matters;
          2. Describe the impacts of incarceration and the needs of individuals re-entering into communities; and
          3. Describe effective treatment strategies and the social service needs of the re-entry populations.


          PRESENTER:  Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for over 33 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering mental health services, addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. 

          Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes the build equity.  He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports.  He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment, and Mental Health Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by SAMHSA. 

          Currently he serves on the steering committee of the national Peer Recovery Center of Excellence.  Additionally, he has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma.  Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998 and the School of Best Practices for over 10 years.  Dr. Hernandez has presented at several state, national and international conferences.  And, he serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors.  

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

          2.5 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 2, 5, 6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12-15
          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.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

          • April 22, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 47
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          A 3-hour training with Donna Marston, CRSW

          April 22, 2022

          1:00pm-4:00pm


          This training will be remote only.


          PRESENTATIONThis training will explore the experience and emotions a parent and other family members go through when their loved one is in active addiction.


          Upon completion, participants will be able to:

          • Demonstrate The Cycle of Addiction and The Drama Triangle
          • Describe the effects Compassion Fatigue & PTSD
          • Discuss changing the Rock Bottom Myth to a Healthier Perspective
          • Identify the impact of the 9 Family Roles
          • Identify approaches to The Healing Process
          PRESENTER: Donna Marston, Author, Certified Recovery Support Worker, Certified CPI Instructor (Crisis Prevention Intervention), NAMI™ Trained Family Support Facilitator, 2015 "Recovery Provider of the Year" N.H. Providers Association. Member of the Recovery Task Force of N.H. Governor's Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - where she represents families.  Donna is the founder of Families Sharing With Out Shame; she has provided family support groups in NH for the past 12 years and she is a Mother who knows the heartache of watching a child in active addiction and the miracle of recovery.  

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

          3 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3-6
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5-6, 14-17
          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 one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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

          • April 27, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM