New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

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

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 180 South River Road, Bedford, NH
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    To view the New Hampshire PBS Roads to Recovery series please visit nhpbs.org/recovery. 

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested, please call 603-225-7060 or email our Development Director, Bridgett Taylor, at office.nhadaca.gmail.com. 

    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 22, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Riverbend Community Health Health Center, 105 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I, & CH Steve Veinotte

    November 22, 2019

    Hosted by:  Riverbend Community Mental Health Center

    105 Loudon Road, Building 3, Concord NH 03301

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 3-hour training will examine general military culture, distinguish between the various branches and components of the military, including the role and mission of the NH National Guard and Reserve Force, as well as understand the differences between types and frequency of deployments. Participants will: increase understanding of the military and veteran population and culture; gain an increased understanding of the strengths, values, and unique qualities that veterans, military families, and service members possess; be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters while serving, upon returning from deployment; and after discharge; name at least one strategy that may assist providers that are treating this population.

    PRESENTERS:   Amy Cook is the Administrator for the New Hampshire Bureau of Community Based Military Programs at the Department of Health & Human Services where she is responsible for coordinating statewide strategies for government agencies, federal partners and local service providers to benefit NH service members, veterans and their families.  Amy spent the majority of her 20+ year professional career in the fields of Developmental Services and workforce development, gaining unparalleled experience in person-centered planning, Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services Waiver Programs, self-directed services, and pre-employment transition services while also establishing herself as a respected program innovator and big-picture thinker. Professionally trained to facilitate groups and processes, she now enjoys using her talents and skills to create an environment of cooperation & collaboration in which innovation and effective braiding of resources can take place in New Hampshire in order to enhance the lives of those who have served. 

    Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I (Ret) has worked in the behavioral health field for close to 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings.  She brings a unique skill set, passion, and understanding to this presentation. She was the Director of Psychological Health for the NH National Guard for 6 years and acted as the Statewide Military Liaison to the Community Mental Health Centers for 2 years. She is currently a behavioral health and substance use clinician at Veteran & First Responder Healthcare in Manchester, NH.  She is honored to be working in a setting where she has the privilege of treating currently serving military members, veterans, and first responders.  

    CH Steve Veinotte has served with the New Hampshire Amy National Guard since 2003, and currently serves as the full-time Support Chaplain.  His duties include performing religious services, providing pastoral counseling and working with families of soldiers.  He has provided training to hundreds of military families in the form of weekend retreats focusing on communication skills and functioning as a team.  He intervenes on a regular basis with service members and their families in crisis, to include situations involving suicidal ideation, substance abuse, homelessness and a host of behavioral health issues.

    Supported by the Generosity of

    The Mascoma Bank Foundation (https://www.mascomabank.com/) and the

    Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (https://www.mvsb.com/)

    Registration:   Free.  The registration information contact is:  603-225-7060,  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  Riverbend Employees register through your internal registration system.  

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4 , 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13, 15, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 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.

    • December 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

    December 3, 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • December 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for clinicians at any skill level to explore and understand the pathological qualities unique to the Internet and its evolving hazards. During this training, participants will learn the brief history of the Internet and its likely future. Special emphasis will be placed on the co-occurring nature of Mental Health disorders and how the internet is being abused to negatively support these issues. Dangers to health, privacy, ethics, safety and child development will be explored. This new and powerful tool is affecting all of us in unpredicted and sometimes pathological ways. Our clients are living their lives on the Internet; we need to know what this means for them, and their recoveries.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Learn the developmental issues associated with growing up in a wired world.
    • Learn how some pathologies have flourished as a result of being connected.
    • Understand the potential and reality of Internet Addiction.
    • Describe their own experiences with the dangers of the Internet.
    • Explore the arena available to the antisocial personality.
    • Review the Ethical dangers of accessing the World Wide Web.
    • Delve into the perverse reality of the Dark Web.
    • Learn what not to do when using the Internet.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 17
    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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • December 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC 

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. During this training, participants will learn techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

    • December 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Elaine de Mello, LCSW

    December 11, 2019

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


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

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

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

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


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

    • December 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Dr. Edwin Salsitz 

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



    PRESENTATION:  Join us to discuss the pain management & opioid public health crisis. This comprehensive training was developed by renowned experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) and incorporates all six units outlined in US FDA Blueprint for safe opioid prescribing. This course also provides some context around safe opioid prescribing by discussing biopsychosocial aspects of pain, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.

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

    • Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management.
    • Accurately assess patients in pain.
    • Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan.
    • Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain.
    • Identify the risks and benefits of
      opioid therapy.
    • Manage ongoing opioid therapy.
    • Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz has been an attending physician in the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Division of Chemical Dependency, New York City, since 1983, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator of the Methadone Medical Maintenance (office-based methadone maintenance) research project.  Dr. Salsitz is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), as well as by the Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He has published and lectures frequently on addiction medicine topics. Dr. Salsitz is a course director for ASAM sponsored buprenorphine trainings and is a mentor in the PCSS-MAT mentoring program. He has co-chaired the ASAM Review Course, the ASAM Common Threads Course, the ASAM State of the Art course and is a reviewer for the Journal of Addiction Medicine and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He is the chair of the ASAM REMS course on safe and effective prescribing of opioids.  Dr. Salsitz was the Co-chair of the ASAM CME committee and Chair of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine CME and Education committee. Dr. Salsitz is a member of the medical advisory panel, for the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.  Dr. Salsitz is the recipient of the 2014 ASAM Annual Award, and the 2018 ASAM Annual Educator of the Year Award.

    Fee: Free; *NBCC Not available for this training. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    2 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 14-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • December 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 700 Elm St. Manchester NH 03102

    New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

    December 16-17, 2019


    The NH Behavioral Health Summit is the EXCLUSIVE statewide event in NH for behavioral healthcare providers and organizations, including mental health and substance use disorders. There is no better opportunity for companies to gain access to a many professionals.


    Conference Objectives:

    • Provide opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers, so that this interaction may inform and provide direction for the policy needs and address policy barriers to service provision;
    • Provide educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly;
    • Provide educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape;
    • Provide educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports;
    • Provide opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems in order to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination; and
    • Support the provision of evidenced based practices.


    To register and learn more please visit https://www.nhbhs.com

    • January 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Paul Kiernan, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  The participating will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement. We will explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes.  Participants will learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay. 

    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. Mr. Kiernan 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),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan 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, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan 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 CONTNIUUM 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.

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


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 15-18

    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.

    • January 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Polly Morris, CPS

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)


    PRESENTATION:  The purpose of this training is to define addiction in different terms using the SAMHSA definition, life experience and the hijacked brain. It will also define stigma and discrimination with interactive activities and visual examples with storytelling interweaved in the training. Recovery friendly (RF) language is briefly introduced throughout; the action step is for participants to use this RF language to change the way we think, feel and act when speaking about addiction thus reducing the stigma and discrimination.


    As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Understand addiction as a brain disease
    • Understand stigma and discrimination
    • Understand the impact of stigma and discrimination
    • Learn why person-first language works
    • Develop takeaway and action steps

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Polly has been in long-term Recovery since 2007. She has worked in Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery and is passionate about engaging community in these efforts. Polly is a Certified Prevention Specialist and a Recovery Coach pursuing her CRSW. She has her BS in Addiction Studies and is currently studying Interdisciplinary Studies at Antioch University in Keene to achieve her Master’s degree. She is committed to the belief that “Addiction is preventable; anyone at any stage in their struggle with addiction can get help, and recovery is possible”.

    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.  For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  15 & 18
    CRSW Performance Domain:  1, 2 & 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.  THANK YOU.

    • January 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    January 10, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION: This course presents a protocol for providing clinical intervention that incorporates stages of recovery and the stages of change (Trans-theoretical Theory).  A generic outline of treatment objectives is followed by discussions of how this model will benefit working with persons with co-occurring medical disorders (chronic pain), co-occurring psychiatric disorders, women who are pregnant, adolescents and young adults, and those with multiple substance use.

    Participants should have a working knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder and the three FDA-approved medications to assist persons in their recovery efforts.  Participants should come prepared to share some of the challenges they’ve experienced while working with this population.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

    • State recovery strategies effective in Opioid Recovery:  Dealing with Craving and Triggers; Treatment approaches with Special Populations; Medication Assisted-Related Patient Management Issues
    • State no fewer than three components of a treatment protocol that is evidence-based and proven effective in the treatment of OUD.
    • State no fewer than 3 facts and treatment considerations when utilizing MAT with:  Persons with co-occurring medical conditions; Persons with co-occurring psychiatric conditions; Persons who are pregnant; Adolescents and young adults; Persons with co-occurring substance use disorders

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 12-16, 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.

    • January 10, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 18
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    A 3 hour training event with Stephanie Allain Savard, LICSW and Meghan Shea, LICSW, MLADC

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)


    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.    Lunch will be on your own.  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.

    • January 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 17
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

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


    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 access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  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.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    PRESENTER:   Dianne Pepin Castrucci, MEd., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  Advocacy
    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). 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. THANK YOU.

    • January 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 17
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)


    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 Alc400 rules adopted in July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the initial licensure requirements for LADCs and MLADCs and the 400 rules described the re-licensure and supervisor/supervision requirements.  Initial and relicensure requirements will be examined for both credentials.  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to LADC and MLADC initial licensure.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire licensure.  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.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    PRESENTERS:   Dianne Pepin Castrucci, MEd., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    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). 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. THANK YOU.

    • January 16, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 31
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    A 6 hour training event with Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION: Cognitive neuroscience, where psychology meets biology, has enabled us to clarify some the biological basis for substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.  This workshop will examine connections between the brain changes and psychological/emotional/behavioral components of addictive disorders.  The progression of these disorders will be discussed, along with their increasing resistance to change and the implications for treatment.  Participants will develop strategies for helping clients loosen the grip of addictive disorders. 

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

    • List brain structures implicated in these disorders and their roles.
    • Describe the actions of drugs of abuse.
    • Describe the role of psychotropic meds and their value in treating these disorders
    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC has been an instructor and coordinator of Maine's impaired driver countermeasures programs (DEEP). He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in addiction biology and co-occurring disorders, and has presented workshops on these topics to substance abuse and mental health professionals, medical and school personnel, and other interested parties from Maine to Hawaii to the Caribbean for more than 25 years.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 14, 16, 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 person individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training's of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

    • January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
    • 12
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    A 6 hour training event with Meghan Farrell and Jess Wojenski

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


    PRESENTATION:  Do you want to make change in New Hampshire, but aren’t sure where to start? This training will teach you how to effectively advocate for issues you care about in the Granite State. You'll learn about the unique NH legislature, how a bill becomes a law, best practices for engaging with legislators, practical advocacy and communication skills, and more. The main objective is for attendees to understand the inherent opportunity they have to influence the future of our state, and to leave feeling empowered and confident in their ability to take direct action on issues they care about. New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. New Futures envisions a State and local communities where public policies support efforts to improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. Our training program aims to build advocacy capacity in the state of New Hampshire with the understanding that more community involvement in policy-making leads to the implementation of policies that better serve our state.  

    Objectives: Understand how individual advocacy can impact the way laws are made and implemented; Understand how a bill becomes a law in NH; Understand the importance of personal storytelling in advocacy, and feel capable of bringing their own stories into an advocacy message; Feel capable of engaging effectively with their legislators and elected officials and Know how to take direct action and advocate on issues they care about

    PRESENTERS: Meghan Farrell is the Vice President of Community Engagement at New Futures and is responsible for managing the community engagement team in encouraging advocates to participate in the legislative process. Prior to her current role, Meghan was New Futures’ Communications Director and was responsible for managing all communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing and campaign advocacy. In both positions, her work has ensured that advocates and the public are well-informed about health and wellness policy priorities and prepared to take action. Before joining New Futures, Meghan worked in nonprofit communications, fundraising, and program development with United Way of the Greater Seacoast and the Combined Federal Campaign. Formerly, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, focused on building capacity around family financial stability and early childhood priorities in the state of New Hampshire. Meghan received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Boston University. She lives in Concord and enjoys traveling, canoeing, and listening to true crime podcasts. 

    Jess is a Community Engagement Coordinator and the Training Manager at New Futures. Jess is responsible for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process, as well as managing New Futures training program. Jess received her BA in Communication and Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire with minors in Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies. She has interned at organizations dedicated to advocating for healthcare access, women’s rights, and social justice, and co-founded a successful student organization at UNH focused on the same. Her roles within these organizations were multi-faceted and included creative development, marketing, advocacy, community organizing, and administrative processes. Jess currently serves on the board of the Equality Health Center in Concord. She grew up in NH and continues to reside in the Granite State.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12 & 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 15
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    A 6 hour training event on January 17, 2020 

    with Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS 


    PRESENTATION:  This is a workshop on Advancing the Practice of Motivational Interviewing, the evidence-based clinical practice method of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure and principles of Motivational Interviewing, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize, elicit and strengthen client “change talk”, and roll with discord. The use of patient/client assessment feedback in Motivational Interviewing is explained. Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing and for the importance of the criminal justice, health-care, addiction, mental health provider and the client/patient relationship in positive outcomes.

    Participants will be able to:

    Learn to engage with people we serve

    • Describe four aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing

    • Demonstrate the ability to respond to people we serve with empathic reflective statements

    • Identify change talk within the speech of people we serve

    • Generate consistent responses discordant statements

    • Generate empathetic reflections and open questions designed to elicit change

    • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • January 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 38
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    With Marissa Carlson, CPS & Shane Scott, LCSW


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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    January 30-February 2, 2020

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


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

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

    Fee: $100 (manual included) *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

    • February 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 45
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    A 6 hour training event with Elaine de Mello, LCSW

    February 4, 2020

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    February 5 & 6, 2020

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Snow date (2/13/20)


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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

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

    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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

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

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


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

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

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

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

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

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

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

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

    February 12, 2020

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

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

    Objectives:

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

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

    Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.  For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

    February 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Fee: $25,  NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own. For registration and scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1 & 3

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 3 & 6

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

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

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

    February 18, 2020

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

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

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

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

    Lunch will be on your own.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

    • March 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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