New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Family Inclusion in a Recovery Oriented System of Care

  • November 08, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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A 6 hour training event with Robin Pinard, LCMHC

November 8, 2019

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

PRESENTATION: This training will start with an interactive exercise, opening up the discussion about language & the perspectives of agencies, individuals and family members. We will explore the complexities of families experiencing chronic mental health and substance use disorders, emphasize the importance in understanding and acknowledging family stories, histories and expertise, and provide education on two evidence based practices which include Family Psychoeducation and the Stages of Change Model. We will discuss the dynamics that families experience when members are in different stages of change from each other as well brainstorming ways to engage members who are in the pre-contemplation or contemplation stages. Lastly, we will explore a Recovery Oriented System of Care including practical suggestions of educational, social, psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual and community-based resources that can support individual & family healing. As a result of attending this training, participants will: Review subtle aspects of collaboration between families and agencies in relation to treatment of chronic mental illness and addiction; Discuss family recovery as a process that supports the entire family’s healing process and helps improve success rates for the individual in treatment; Demonstrate application of two evidenced based practices and identify three strategies that support the inclusion of families in a Recovery Oriented System of Care; and Introduce several ways of guiding families and agencies through the recovery process, and helping all develop coping skills, improve communication and problem-solving skills.

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

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

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 3
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 7, 13, 15
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.

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