New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

In order to protect our participants, presenters and staff, all NHADACA events will be virtual, until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding, as we do what we can to keep us all safe and healthy.

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

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

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

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

    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

    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   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    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. THANK YOU.

    • August 19, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, MEd, ACPS

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

    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

    PRESENTER:  Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer who has provided community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice throughout the United States. For 20 years she worked in this capacity for the US Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT). She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels directing a statewide prevention agency, developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans, creating curriculum and programs for at-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance misuse and mental health education. In addition to her prevention work, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at RI College and is board chair of RI’s largest statewide multi-service treatment program. She is a member of the faculty and advisory board of the New England School of Addiction Studies, a member of the advisory board for the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the New England PTTC, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of the CAPT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics as well as many other courses and webinars. Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in non-profit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is an advanced certified prevention specialist.

    Fee:  Registration fee $25; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • August 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 5 hour training event with Pamela Morgan

    8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,  August 21, 2020


    This training is remote only!

    SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:   This is training for clinicians and other service providers interested in improving their skills & increasing knowledge to assist methamphetamine & other stimulant users in the recovery process. Due to the severity and the (sometimes) extended time of withdrawal, substitution with alcohol and other drugs is common. Professional tools/techniques will be presented that may assist recovery outcomes. User friendly, client handouts identifying some of the principles of recovery and pitfalls associated with relapse, will be provided to assist clinicians in supporting client recovery.  Participants will be able to:

    • list effects of methamphetamine use & related recovery challenges;
    • assist clients in recognizing relapse as a process rather than an event as well as identify relapse related replacement behaviors;
    • apply at least one treatment tools specific to effective methamphetamine treatment; and
    • recognize areas of hope for positive neurological changes leading to normalization of function following significant methamphetamine use.

      PRESENTER: Pamela Morgan, MBA/BSHS/CADC/CPRM is a nationally known trainer and substance use professional - providing services since 1993. She is the owner of Key Insights, LLC., an approved professional development training provider with the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. Pamela has also provided trainings approved by certification boards in Iowa and Georgia. A published author on toxic relationships, Pamela is best known for her interactive training style and her training-Toxic Relationships: Another Addiction.  She has developed various trainings with topics including: Ethics, Boundaries & Confidentiality; Addiction to Crime; Enhancing Motivation for Change; Recovery, Relapse and the 12 Steps; and Addiction in the Church. With 29 years of personal recovery, over 23 years of experience working within treatment, prevention, correctional and adolescent populations, and more than 19 years providing professional development training, Morgan offers a wealth of personal and professional experience.

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

      MORE INFO:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-7, 14-18
      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. Thank you!

      • August 26, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 4 hour training event with Erin Miers, PsyD

      8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,  August 26, 2020


      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application


      PRESENTATION:   We all have unconscious biases that influence the way we move through the world and how we interact with others. Despite their current unconscious nature, we can actively work to change those biases and shift our behaviors.  This will be an experiential learning presentation focused on exploring the internal mechanisms that influence how we perceive others, typically in a negative context, and how we can work to change those behaviors. Participants will be able to:

      • Learn about unconscious biases, micro-aggressions, privilege (among other similar topics) and how these impact our behaviors on a daily basis.
      • Learn about the psychological processes that perpetuate conscious and unconscious biases.

      • Explore your own unconscious biases, how they developed, and what you can do about them.

      PRESENTER:  Dr. Erin Miers, PsyD graduated in 2015 from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco with her PsyD and obtained her license as a clinical psychologist in 2017.  Her clinical experiences include working in substance use rehabilitation centers, with high-risk youth, and in school settings.  Her passion is for working with the LGBTQIA+ community, learning, and teaching.   She is currently a Psychologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center within the Infectious Disease Department,  providing clinical services to individuals and couples that are seen within the infectious disease department.  She also provided clinical services at Center for Life Management as a children and adolescent clinician which included family therapy to encourage the development of healthy communication skills.

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

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

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

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

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

      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

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


      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4

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

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

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

      • August 31, 2020
      • 10:00 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Paul Kiernan, LADC
      10:00 a.m. – noon on August 31, 2020


      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application

      PRESENTATION:  One of the most difficult to understand aspects of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria is the concept of imminent danger.  ASAM created concepts outside of the traditional medical or psychiatric definition of “dangerousness.” Traditional concepts were sometimes limited to suicidality, self-harm, violence, or acute medical risk.  The concept of imminent danger should be broad enough to support attending to patient safety in high risk situations of any type. The goal of this training is for the participants to gain an understanding of ASAM's imminent danger criteria, how it can be used to determine the correct dose of treatment, and how it can influence  the course of treatment.  This two hour training will provide the following objectives:

      • Participants will be able to objectively apply the three criteria of imminent danger.
      • Participants will verbalize an understanding of how imminent danger affects level of care placement.
      • Participants will understand how imminent danger concerns should be addressed on a treatment plan.

      PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  He is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org).  He works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Paul also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder.   Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, he was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Paul provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the Continuum Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.  He also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

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

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4

      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 4, 14-18

      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.


      Marketing disclaimer:

      “ASAM,” “American Society of Addiction Medicine,” “ASAM Logo,” the ASAM logos and taglines, are registered trademarks of ASAM, and are used with permission.  Use of these terms is prohibited without permission of ASAM.  Use of these trademarks does not constitute endorsement of this training, product, or practice by ASAM. 

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

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

      September 15 & 16, 2020

      9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily

      This training will be held virtually.


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

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


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

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

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

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

      • September 29, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote Via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Stephanie Allain Savard, LICSW and Meghan Shea, LICSW, MLADC

      8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      This training will be held remotely.

      SOR Scholarship Application

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

      As a result of attending this training participants will:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

      • September 30, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC

      September 30, 2020

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

      This training will be held remotely.

      PRESENTATION: This is an interactive training for anyone who works with and would like to have a better understanding of men and how to help them. Participants will be challenged to examine assumptions and societal roles in male risk and recurrence factors, through media use, story-telling, and role playing. Anger, trauma, intimacy, trust and relationship issues will be highlighted. The efficacy of integrative and alternative therapies will be explored.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

      ·         Review the societal biases and “environment of risk” affecting males in resiliency, addiction onset, recurrence and recovery.

      ·         Underline the efficacy of a compassionate approach in working with men.

      ·         Demonstrate the dynamics and relate the value of integrative and alternative therapies with men.

      ·         Describe the Male Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model and outline the specific modules.

      PRESENTER:  Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC, brings respected and innovative clinical and program management skills as the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina.  Alan has been an active member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2004, is an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and a Leadership Challenge Workshop Certified Master. He is a co-author of the book “Game Plan: A man’s guide to achieving emotional fitness. He is concurrently the trainer for the University of South Carolina’s SBIRT grant, as he has been for several SBIRT grants since 2009. He can be contacted at alanlyme@gmail.com

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

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

      • October 07, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • virtual via Zoom
      • 40
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      A 3 hour training event on October 7, 2020 with Ann Duckless  

      8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

      This training will be remote only!


      PRESENTATION:   School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources. 

      • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
      • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
      • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

      “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

      “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

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

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

        3 Contact Hours Available

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15

        CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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


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

        • October 19, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via zoom
        • 45
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        A 30 hour training event with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, October 19-23, 2020


        This training is remote only!

        PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

        Participants will be able to:

        • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
        • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
        • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
        • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
        • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
        • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
        • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
        • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
        • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
        • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
        • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
        • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
        • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
        • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

        PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

        Brian Lane:  As a person in long-term recovery, Brian is deeply connected with people in recovery and the organizations supporting them. He is the owner of Recovery Spectrum, a consulting and training company that helps behavioral health providers learn and implement best practices to save and change the lives of those living with substance use disorder and mental health challenges.  Brian has a passion for advocacy and education who works to expand existing recovery efforts and develop new and additional resources while eliminating stigma. He is a respected coach and trainer who is internationally certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), PRS Trainer of Coaches, Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer, and many others. Additionally, Brian most recently served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Recovery Services, a top provider of medium-to-high accountability men’s recovery residences in the Dallas area.  Brian loves cooking and baking, singing loudly and badly in the car, and his husband and best friend of 18 years, Jonathan Boyd.

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

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

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

        • November 05, 2020
        • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 30
        Register

        A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

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

        This training is remote only!

        SOR Scholarship Application


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

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

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

        ·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

        ·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

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

        ·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

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

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

        3 Contact Hours Available

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

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

        • November 06, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 40
        Register
        A 4 hour training event  on November 6, 2020 
        with Ann Duckless, MA

        8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

        This training is remote only!

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

        “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

        “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

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

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

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

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

        • December 14, 2020
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 45
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        A 12 hour training event with James Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, December 14-15, 2020

        This training is remote only!

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

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

        PRESENTERSJim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

        Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

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

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

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

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