New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Psychopharmacology: What Substance Use Counselors Should Know

  • August 28, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 15


A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, RN, LADC

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

This training is remote only!

SOR Scholarship Application

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

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

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

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

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 4

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

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

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

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

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