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

    • July 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 4
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    A 6 hour training event on July 18, 2019 with Ann Duckless  

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


    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.

    • July 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 21
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    July 19, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  This course will provide an updated version of the NIDA and SAMHSA’s Blending Initiative product, originally entitled “Buprenophine Treatment:  A Training for Multidisciplinary Professionals”.  The primary goal of this training package is to create awareness among addiction professionals about medications currently approved by the FDA and used in the treatment of opioid dependence.  The course includes information about what to expect when someone is treated with medication, information about the legislation that permits office based buprenorphine treatment, the science of addiction, the mechanism of each medication, patient selection criteria and associated patient counseling and therapeutic issues.  As a result of this training participants will:

    • Learn about the history of opioid treatment in the United States;
    • Discuss changes in the laws regarding treatment of opioid addiction and the implications for the treatment system;
    • Learn how medication will benefit the delivery of opioid treatment and the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder; and
    • Possess knowledge about the demographics of people affected by opioid use disorder.

    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.

    • July 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hypertherm, 71 Heater Rd. Lebanon, NH
    • 34
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    A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Major Mark B. Patterson, and Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I

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




    Supported by the Generosity of

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

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


    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.

    Major Mark B. Patterson is a veteran who has served in both the US Navy and the NH Army National Guard with 23 years of combined federal service. He has served on multiple overseas and combat deployments, and has participated in nearly a dozen State Active Duty Missions, including the response to Hurricane Katrina.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern NH University and is a graduate of the US Army's Command & General Staff College. Amongst his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantrymen's Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He is currently assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the NH Army National Guard as the Director of Service Member and Family Support, where he is responsible for implementing policies and action to support the Individual and Family Readiness of Service Members by building enduring partnerships within the community, providing direct program support, and facilitating referral services as required.   

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

    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 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.

    • July 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 37
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    with Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

    A 3 hour training event July 30, 2019

    8:30 – 11:30 A.M. (REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M.)


    PRESENTATION: Approximately 2.5 to 4 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States (SAMHSA, 2014). Baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) and persons with mental health and substance use disorders face an increased risk for infection. Among people who have used or currently use intravenous drugs, one in three young adults and three in four older adults are HCV infected (CDC, 2014). Dramatic medical advances in the past year have revolutionized the course of HCV treatment, increasing the role of primary care and behavioral health settings in addressing this public health concern. The training modules cover opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking patients to treatment, available treatment options, and patient considerations for treatment. As a result of this training participants will be able to: Explain the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis C infection; Discuss at least two reasons why it is important to promote hepatitis C screening and testing; Describe at least three prevention messages that can be used when promoting hepatitis C screening and testing; and Provide examples of at least three strategies to link persons infected with HCV to health care.

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

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 16
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 3, 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). 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.

    • August 14, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
    • 22
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    A 12 hour training event with Virginia (Ginger) Ross

    August 14 - 15, 2019 (2-Day Training)

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


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

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

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

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

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

    • August 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lakes Region Mental Health Center, 40 Beacon St. E, Laconia, NH 03246
    • 20
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    A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Major Mark B. Patterson, and Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I

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




    Supported by the Generosity of

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

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


    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.

    Major Mark B. Patterson is a veteran who has served in both the US Navy and the NH Army National Guard with 23 years of combined federal service. He has served on multiple overseas and combat deployments, and has participated in nearly a dozen State Active Duty Missions, including the response to Hurricane Katrina.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern NH University and is a graduate of the US Army's Command & General Staff College. Amongst his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantrymen's Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He is currently assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the NH Army National Guard as the Director of Service Member and Family Support, where he is responsible for implementing policies and action to support the Individual and Family Readiness of Service Members by building enduring partnerships within the community, providing direct program support, and facilitating referral services as required.   

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

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

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

    • August 30, 2019
    • 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

    August 30, 2019

    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!

    • September 04, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 12 hour training event with Scott Boyles 

    September 4-5, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  This application-focused workshop offers a practical approach to the ASAM Criteria and how it supports and drives individualized service planning. Participants will understand the relationship between the treatment plan and the use of The ASAM Criteria’s admission, continued stay, transfer and discharge criteria. In addition, participants will learn how to write measurable, individualized treatment plans based on the individualized needs of the client and the dimensional analysis. Behavior change principles will be discussed to enhance trainees’ understanding of how and why people change, and explore ways in which the client’s stage of change impacts and drives a person-centered service plan.  Participants’ abilities to develop individualized service planning will be strengthened through core motivational interviewing skills as a way to have better conversations about individualized needs and increase client readiness for and engagement in treatment.

    NOTE:  Participants are expected to have a solid foundation and understanding of the ASAM criteria.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications.

    Registration Fee:  $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: 2
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 15-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not Applied For
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • September 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 45
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    A 3 hour training event with Jake Berry and Jess Wojenski 

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will equip attendees with the knowledge and resources to advocate for equitable health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment as mandated by federal parity law. Passed in 2008, the federal Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires most health insurance plans to cover mental health and substance use disorder services in about the same way that they cover physical health care services. Still, more than a decade after passage of the Parity Act, access to mental health and substance use disorder services remains a challenge for many in need. This training will provide an overview of federal and state mental health and substance use disorder parity laws and enforcement efforts, and will offer action steps and resources to help overcome coverage obstacles.


    Objectives:

    • Identify how federal and state parity laws and enforcement efforts impact access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment in New Hampshire; 
    • Recognize and report suspected parity violations; 
    • Navigate the appeals process for claims denials;
    • Utilize resources available to individuals and providers that answer questions and address parity concerns.

    PRESENTER: Jake Berry is Vice President of Policy at New Futures, New Hampshire’s leading health policy and advocacy organization. In this role, Jake manages the organization’s policy efforts, providing expertise and management in healthcare, substance use, and early childhood policy. His role includes tracking critical legislation and ensuring that lawmakers, advocates, and the public are well-informed about New Futures’ core issues. Prior to joining New Futures, Jake served as District Director for U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. In this role, he oversaw the daily operations and strategic planning of Congresswoman Kuster’s New Hampshire offices. He also worked previously as a reporter and editor at newspapers throughout New Hampshire and across New England, including the Nashua Telegraph, the Cape Cod Times, the Keene Sentinel and others. A Manchester native, Jake earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology from Boston College and a Master’s in Educational Studies from Southern New Hampshire University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Moore Center, Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts and Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester.

    Jess Wojenski is the Training Manager and a Community Engagement Coordinator at New Futures. Jess is responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing advocates to participate in the legislative process. She also manages New Futures training program, including development, implementation, and consulting with community organizations to deliver customized trainings. 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. 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.

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12 & 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 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.

    • September 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3 hour training event with Lucy C. Hodder, JD

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

    NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in enhancing professionalism for all levels of substance use delivery and care through learning and problem solving in response to recent legal trends in governance and compliance. The didactic and shared learning will focus on three ethical topics for substance use providers highlighting current risks in corporate governance, fraud and abuse and privacy. The participants will engage in a didactic session on current legal trends lead by Lucy Hodder, followed by shared learning from group sessions, and practical problem solving identifying key strategies for governance priorities going forward.

    As substance use disorder care givers and organizations grow and engage in collaborative care models, governance, financial, and privacy boundaries are challenged.  Promoting good governance is critical for overall sustainability and heightened awareness of best practices at all levels of care delivery. Areas of focus will include key operational and organizational governance concepts, financial boundaries that implicate fraud and abuse rules, and information sharing boundaries that impact patient privacy. Participants will come away with a better understanding of current legal trends posing a risk to substance use delivery models and patient centered care, a shared learning around current experiences of colleagues, and a collective mapping of action steps going forward to enhance governance, professionalism and ethics in integrated and collaborative practice settings.   As a result of attending participants will:  understand the key current legal developments in the area of substance use services delivery around corporate governance, fraud and abuse and privacy in integrated delivery settings; engage in experiential learning discussions focused on case studies raising risk areas of concern around governance, fraud and abuse and privacy; and use collaborative discussion to dispel myths and fears around governance issues and risk areas.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Lucy Hodder, the Director of Health Law and Policy programs at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice and a Professor of Law at UNH School of Law, most recently served as Legal Counsel to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and as the senior health care policy director. Lucy currently supervises and runs the Certificate in Health Law and Policy program at UNH Law, directs Health Law and Policy research at IHPP and is an experienced New Hampshire health care, regulatory and employment attorney. She was previously a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC, and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, and named Lawyer of the Year – 2012 for Health Care Law by her peers. In the 2017-2018 NH legislative cycle Lucy provided technical assistance on SB 549 and has since presented on CAPTA/CARA numerous times.

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

    3 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6, Ethics for re-cert

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12

    CRSW Performance Domains:  2

    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A

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

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

    • September 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Benjamin H. Cluff, MPA, LADCI, CADC

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



    Supported by the Generosity of

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

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


    PRESENTATION: This workshop will provide an overview of military culture; discussions of the use of community-based substance use disorder treatment services by individuals with a history of military service, and provide resources for veterans and their caregivers.

    As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Become more culturally competent and feel more confident working with individuals with a history of military service.

    • Understand the networks available to assist the service member, veteran and family members.

    • Identify characteristics and challenges of transitioning from military service to the civilian world.


    PRESENTERS: Ben Cluff was named the Veterans’ Services Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (MDPH/BSAS) in March 2014. He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Ben has been working in the field of substance use treatment, beginning in 1981. He worked in MDPH-BSAS licensed and funded programs from 1981 until 1996. Ben worked primarily in the residential and criminal justice setting. He joined the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and served as the Assistant Regional Manager for the Western Region from 1996 until 2014.

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

    2 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.

    • September 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Executive Court Banquet Facility; 1199 S. Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

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

    PRESENTATION: It is understood that vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard that often leads to lack of job satisfaction, job productivity, and negative outcomes for both workers and agencies. Behavioral Health Professionals are at increased risk for vicarious trauma and yet the impact of exposures is often not recognized. In this session, participants will gain understanding of the symptoms and impacts of vicarious trauma. Further participants will learn critical skills in prevention and self-care. The role and opportunities for agencies to prevent and respond will also be explored. As a result of this training, participant will be able to:

    1. Distinguish between burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma;

    2. Recognize personal and agency factors that place them at greater risk for compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma;

    3. Understand the impact on job performance and personal satisfaction;

    4. Practice opportunities to interrupt a stress response;

    5. Identify self-care opportunities; and

    6. Learn opportunities to safe-guard from the negative impact of vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue through changes in agency culture, systematic supports and supportive supervision.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Her advanced studies include a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, a Doctorate in Philosophy from Wayne State University and several advanced certifications. Dr Bridge is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, mentorship and service.

    Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. Her excellence in teaching has served to empower students in the classroom and agency practitioners locally and nationally. Believing that process with integrity is hallmark, her service leads to collaborative, successful outcomes. Dr. Bridge currently serves on many committees and is the Governor’s appointed chair to the State of Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.

    Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is the recipient of a Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and the Marshall Service Award, Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award and the distinguished Ronald W. Collins Award from EMU. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice.

    Fee: No Cost; *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:  6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 15-17

    CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 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).


    • September 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 21 hour training event with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

    September 16, 17 & 18, 2019

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



    PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated SAMHSA program which prevents and reduces substance abuse among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  The interactive training will provide participants with the information and skills needed to implement the program.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is an entertaining and engaging nationally known substance abuse prevention expert that has presented to parents, professionals, and school and community groups in 44 states.  She is the creator of three national model substance abuse prevention programs.  As Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corporation, she has been the recipient of grants from the CDC, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Ellen has published several articles in professional journals, has appeared on a number of television shows including Good Morning America, Nightline and ABC Network News and has been interviewed by People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, Family Circle, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, and Parents Magazine.  She was one of the founders and is an advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

    Fee:  NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.   NH Participant: $75 per person Out-of- State Participant: $350.  Fee includes Project SUCCESS Implementation   Manual, Resource Manual, PowerPoint & packet of reading materials.  NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.

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

    21 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1-6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 13 15
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist (Category A)

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

    PLEASE NOTE:

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

    • September 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

    September 19, 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • September 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Adelaide Murray, BS

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


    PRESENTATION:   The generation referred to ambiguously as millennials, Gen Y, Gen Z, and post-millennials is continuing to grow and now sits on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation. As this generation ages into adulthood, behavioral health professionals across New Hampshire are engaging with this generation by working alongside them, providing services to them, and attempting to engage them as partners in their work. However, a gap currently exists related to knowledge of the culture and value systems of this generation, which brings with it communication and working styles that can seem foreign (and potentially frustrating) to those of earlier generations. In all aspects of behavioral health, there is a need to refine initiatives, approaches, and traditional schools of thought in the context of this emerging generation. This training aims to reframe perceptions of millennials and Gen Z, understand the cultural context in which they came of age, and utilize this understanding to discuss interacting with an emerging generation. Through both discussion-based and lecture modalities presented by a millennial, this training provides professionals with a better understanding of this expanding, often misunderstood age group, in order to develop strong and effective communication for productive relationships in the behavioral health workforce and system of care.

    Workshop Objectives:

    •  Evaluate the traditionally negative nature of perceptions towards the millennial age group;
    •  Differentiate the cultural context in which millennials and Gen Z came of age compared to previous generations;
    •  Describe the common practices of millennials and Gen Z in a workforce, educational, and social context;
    •  Identify culturally competent engagement strategies to increase opportunities for partnerships between behavioral health professionals and millennials and Gen Z.

    PRESENTERS:   Adelaide Murray, BS is a Project Associate with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. located in Bow, New Hampshire. Ms. Murray works on a variety of projects including the New Hampshire Center for Excellence, a training and technical assistance program working to promote evidence-based best practices related to prevention, treatment, and recovery of alcohol and other drug misuse. Adelaide has been able to couple her personal experiences with cultural evidence to provide a perspective on the culture and value systems of millennials. Adelaide received her Bachelors in Science from the University of New Hampshire in Health Management and Policy: Public Health and is an MPH candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is also a Fellow of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative focusing on issues of addiction and overdose.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC Add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 15
    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). 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.

    • September 23, 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 advanced course is designed to specifically address how to diagnose and treat several behavioral health diagnoses with Co-occurring problems. The course content is intended to advance the understanding of how to assess and effectively plan treatment with clients who have multiple diagnoses that interfere with effective treatment. Specific focus will be on Eating Disorders, Addictive Disorders and Mood Disorders with diagnostic guidelines in the DSM-5, and its implications on the treatment planning process. Participants will:

    • Learn how to determine differential diagnoses of co-occurring disorders;
    • Gain an understanding of how different disorders complicate and exacerbate the symptoms of other mental health issues;
    • Be able to create more accurate treatment plans that improve outcomes;
    • Gain insights on how social media and the internet can increase pathological thinking and behaviors in our clients.
    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: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 15, 17 & 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • September 24, 2019
    • 9:00 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

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:45 a.m.)


    PRESENTATION: This training is designed for intermediate and advanced clinicians seeking to improve their understanding of eating disorders and the current models of treatment. During this training, participants will learn techniques for both diagnosing and treatment using theoretical models and real world skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the complicating factors that interfere with effective treatment and long lasting recovery. The similarities and differences between eating disorders and other mental health diagnoses will be addressed.

    Participants will:

    • Learn intermediate and advanced treatment methods and how to apply them.

    • Learn positive and negative aspects of individual, group, IOP and residential treatment.

    • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues.

    • Describe their own experiences with eating disordered clients.

    • Explore the structure of therapeutic teams for supporting clients.

    • Practice the use of modeling proper eating for their clients.

    • Learn what not to do when working with eating disordered clients.

    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/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5-7, 13, 15, 17, 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • October 01, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on October 1, 2019 with Bill Mock, PhD, LICSW, LICDC, SAP  

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


    PRESENTATION: Active chemical dependency represents an ongoing change process for the family. The family makes slow, incremental, adaptive changes over time in response to the steady progression of the disease. The solution often becomes worse than the problem. Time tested and accepted family techniques in the right measure and right order, reverse this toxic process. Through a highly interactive process, participants will know the core regeneration networking principle and be able to identify techniques for using this technology with addiction families.  Role play and other interactive techniques will be used to explore this technology.

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

    • Describe and identify the family adaptive process of addiction.
    • Define homeostasis as it relates to chemical dependency.
    • Identify 5 of the 9 recommended techniques for use with impaired families.
    PRESENTER:  William L. Mock, PhD, LICSW,  LICDC, SAP is the Principle Training Officer for Professional Training Center, a professional development service specializing in DOT drug and alcohol and Drug Free Workplace issues. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Interpersonal Development and Chief Trainer for the Ohio Institute for Addiction Studies in Lakewood, Ohio. His academic degrees include a Doctorate in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and DOT qualified SAP. He has expertise in chemical dependency treatment, family systems treatment and organizational systems development. He has provided training and consultation in several countries to such diverse groups as treatment/prevention providers, family therapists, industry leaders, educators, administrators, SAP’s and criminal justice personnel.

     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: 6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15

    CRSW Performance Domains:  3

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

    • October 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, CCFP, RYT  

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


    PRESENTATION:  The nation is in crisis; 96% of respondents to a recent NH provider needs survey meet ‘at risk’ criteria for compassion fatigue and 70.59% of those respondents are concerned that patient safety is sometimes compromised due to workforce shortage.   Despite a behavioral health workforce shortage, there is an increased demand for clinical services. While at the same time, clinicians and counseling programs are expected to “do more with less” but in a faster timeframe (i.e. less time, less staff and less financial resources). Pressure to meet treatment demands, overwhelms, and implies clinician self-sacrifice. This attitude leads to compassion fatigue and burnout; it is time for a change! Clinician self-care is an ethical responsibility.

    Training Outcomes:

    • Learn evidence-informed practices that are effective at reducing compassion fatigue risks
    • Learn how to incorporate evidence-informed techniques into clinical supervision sessions that address compassion fatigue and burnout
    • Gain knowledge about effective clinician self-care as well as clinical practice that assures patient safety

    PRESENTER:   Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP; Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care as a means to also improve quality patient care.  She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional and specializes in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices.  She is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor and Addiction Professional as well as a Clinical Supervisor with 30 years of experience.  She is a member of the LADC Board Peer Review Committee and is Chairperson for the NH Association for Addiction Professionals Ethics Committee where she spearheaded re-defining the function and role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action regarding Clinician Well-being.  Since 1991, she has contributed to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, is an Adjunct Professor for Plymouth State University Counseling Program and travels nationally teaching on the topic of Clinician Well-being.  In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice after completing Post-Graduate Certification in Traumatic Studies at The Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute formerly directed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. 

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

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15-17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 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). 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.

    • October 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on October 2, 2019 with Bill Mock, PhD, LICSW, LICDC, SAP  

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


    PRESENTATION:  It is generally held that the treatment of marijuana abuse is more challenging than the treatment of other drugs. This workshop focuses on the issues of the treatment of marijuana use, misuse and abuse through the use of cognitive behavioral approaches. General strategic approaches that work will be reviewed along with the rationale for their use. Specific interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective will be covered as well as a review of the available research into treatment approach efficacy. Participants will leave the workshop with treatment approaches they can implement in their setting.   As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Identify at least 2 deleterious brain effects of marijuana use;
    • Identify at least 2 mental health effects of marijuana use;
    • Identify at least 2 general health effects of marijuana use; and
    • Identify the 2 most common therapist strategic treatment errors and 3 therapeutic approaches.  

    PRESENTER:  William L. Mock, PhD, LICSW,  LICDC, SAP is the Principle Training Officer for Professional Training Center, a professional development service specializing in DOT drug and alcohol and Drug Free Workplace issues. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Interpersonal Development and Chief Trainer for the Ohio Institute for Addiction Studies in Lakewood, Ohio. His academic degrees include a Doctorate in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and DOT qualified SAP. He has expertise in chemical dependency treatment, family systems treatment and organizational systems development. He has provided training and consultation in several countries to such diverse groups as treatment/prevention providers, family therapists, industry leaders, educators, administrators, SAP’s and criminal justice personnel.

     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: 6

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 16, 18

    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 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.

    • October 04, 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 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:  $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: 7, 8, 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics for re-certification
    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.

    • October 07, 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 James Figueiredo, MEd.

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


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

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

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

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

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

    • October 08, 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 James Figueiredo, M.Ed 


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

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

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

    FEE:

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

    MORE INFO:

    603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

    • October 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    with Lee Anne Dodge, MED, CPS

    A 3 hour training event on October 9, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:   This course will focus on the transition issues that high school seniors will face if they go onto higher education. Colleges and universities assume that the high schools are adequately preparing their students for this immense transition while high schools hope that the colleges and universities have orientation sessions that will best prepare incoming students. This is not always happening. One of the major risk factors is in the amount of free time incoming college students have to manage-and for some they fill it with high risk choices that can impact their academics, mental health, and overall student success. This course will cover evidence‐based strategies for preventing and intervening with alcohol and other drug use among 18‐25 year olds. Patterns of use, individual risk and protective factors, and campus‐community environmental factors which influence substance use among this population will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on implementing a comprehensive web of strategies to create change in individual and community behaviors, attitudes, and norms around 18 to 25-year‐olds’ substance use. This course will also share screening and brief intervention tools and strategies which have been found to be effective at reducing high‐risk alcohol and marijuana use. The need to enhance the continuum of care for college students’ substance use will also be discussed briefly, specifically, examples of ways to integrate referral to treatment and recovery support services into campus‐community systems. Particular emphasis will be placed upon college settings, although the considerations for 18 ‐ 25‐year‐olds in non‐college settings will also be addressed. Through activities and discussions, participants will: Name three important developmental considerations for 18 –25‐year‐olds around substance use disorder prevention; Describe three effective prevention strategies for the 18 – 25‐year‐old population; and describe two or more models/tools for substance use disorder screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment, and/or recovery support which specifically meet the need of 18‐25 year olds.

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Lee Anne Dodge has a Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education, is a Certified Prevention Specialist, and a Prime For Life instructor for Maine’s Driver Education and Evaluation Program. She is the program director for one of the 18 Drug Free Communities in Maine: SoPo Unite-in South Portland. She has worked in the substance use prevention field for over 25 years with a focus on using environmental strategies to reduce substance use in communities and on college campuses. She coordinated wellness and substance use prevention and intervention at the University of Southern Maine and facilitated the BASICS program (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students).  She serves on Maine’s Prevention Certification Board and has served on Maine’s Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Commission and was an associate with the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and has taught the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training. Lee Anne grew up in Walpole, N.H. and worked at the University of New Hampshire in Residential Life and the New Hampshire Teen Institute.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC Add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • October 11, 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 Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on the impact of alcohol on the entire system including neurobiological change as well as medical complications from continued alcohol use. The participants will be able to identify symptoms of alcohol intoxication and impairment and alcohol overdose and identify steps to assist in rescue.  The alcohol withdrawal syndrome will be reviewed in depth and appropriate treatment options during and after withdrawal.   Medications to treat withdrawal will be review as well as medication to assist in early recovery.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    1.      Identify neuroreceptors and impact on patients with Alcohol Use Disorder

    2.      List the medical consequences of chronic alcohol use

    3.      Demonstrate use of the Clinical Alcohol Withdrawal Scale (CIWA) in assessment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome

    4.      Identify crisis response steps in the event of an overdose or alcohol poisoning

    5.      Recognize assessment criteria that would determine level of care placement for withdrawal management.


    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:  NHADACA Members $55.00.    Non-Members $65.00.  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: 4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 14, 16

    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 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. THANK YOU.

    • October 16, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Brenda Westberry

    October 16, 2019

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

    PRESENTATION:   The number of adults in the criminal justice system has soared due largely to prosecutions of drug related crimes and drug addicted offenders. Criminal offenders have rates of substance abuse and dependence that are more than four times that of the general non-criminal population. The shift in criminal justice practices, policies, and laws has resulted in vast racial disparities in the average length of sentences for comparable offenses such as crack cocaine versus powder cocaine. *Thirty-eight percent of prison and jail inmates are African American while Latinos constitute 19% of the prison and jail population. There are major institutions that affect crime and carry out the application of justice for victims and punish offenders. The disparities in punishment and other criminal justice and correctional problems have resulted in the over-representation of minorities in our criminal justice system.  During this workshop we will examine the interconnectedness surrounding race crime and criminal justice including the differences in sentencing, crime and violence. Attention will be given to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system as it relates to substance abuse as well as the exploration of current research and practices.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    1.       Identify who is incarcerated and the impact and prevalence of incarceration and reentry on racial and ethnic minorities.

    2.       Analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

    3.       Identify the connection between substance use, poverty and crime.

    PRESENTER:  Brenda Westberry is President and founder of Westberry Consulting where she facilitates workshops, conferences and trainings on a national level for businesses, government and community agencies. Brenda is a retired Chief Probation Officer from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. She has over 30 years of experience in working with criminal justice offenders, treatment agencies, the addicted client population and recovery organizations. Brenda has extensive training in working with multiple validated risk assessments using evidence-based practices and was trained by members of J-SAT and the National Institute of Corrections in the instruction of Motivational Interviewing, coding, coaching and feedback. Brenda has been involved in multiple projects throughout the country working with correctional and community agencies with both adult and juvenile offenders who have faced life sentences. Brenda is a professor in the Criminology, Sociology, Social Work and Applied Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University and an Instructor for the ATTC-NE, at Brown University, as well as a 10-year faculty member of the New England School of Addiction Studies and the New England School of Best Practices. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Law Administration.

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

    • October 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry 

    October 17, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  Nationwide, 4.5 million people are on probation or parole which is twice the incarcerated population including those who are in state and federal prisons and local jails. The criminal justice system is too overloaded and effective treatment and supervision strategies often send large numbers of probationers and parolees back to prison for technical violations or for failure to follow the rules. The challenges of reentering society after a period of confinement can be difficult for an offender who does not have the necessary reentry supports to overcome the harsh realities of reintegration back into society.  The churning of offenders in and out of the system leads to an increase in recidivism rates and risk to public safety. Researchers have identified a core set of strategies that can reduce recidivism. These include the use of a validated risk assessment tools, case management services that match appropriate supervision levels and offender needs, cognitive behavioral therapy and appropriate sanctions and rewards for violations and compliance. During this hands-on workshop, participants will evaluate evidence-based practices that have been successful in working with offenders reentering society and will learn how successful reentry breaks the cycle of recidivism. Objectives: Participants will identify the Risk Need and Responsivity principles that are effective in the supervision of offenders; Participants will identify cognitive behavioral strategies that address dynamic risk factors and lead to shaping offender behaviors; Participants will explore targeted supervision strategies that deal with the critical needs of high-risk offenders; and Participants will analyze successful programs that have resulted in the positive reintegration of offenders back into the community

    PRESENTERS: Brenda Westberry is President and founder of Westberry Consulting where she facilitates workshops, conferences and trainings on a national level for businesses, government and community agencies. Brenda is a retired Chief Probation Officer from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. She has over 30 years of experience in working with criminal justice offenders, treatment agencies, the addicted client population and recovery organizations. Brenda has extensive training in working with multiple validated risk assessments using evidence-based practices and was trained by members of J-SAT and the National Institute of Corrections in the instruction of Motivational Interviewing, coding, coaching and feedback. Brenda has been involved in multiple projects throughout the country working with correctional and community agencies with both adult and juvenile offenders who have faced life sentences. Brenda is a professor in the Criminology, Sociology, Social Work and Applied Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University and an Instructor for the ATTC-NE, at Brown University, as well as a 10-year faculty member of the New England School of Addiction Studies and the New England School of Best Practices. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Law Administration.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC add $5.00.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:   3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 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.

    • October 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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