New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Conflict Resolution: Learning to Help Clients Manage in Life and Resolve Stress

  • August 04, 2020
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 31


A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry, MA

8:45 a.m. – noon, August 4, 2020

This training is remote only!

SOR Scholarship Application

PRESENTATION:  Our profession leads us to work with clients who have substance use issues, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, addictions and in many cases suffer from personal tension, stress and anxiety. Our clients are plagued with deficits in tolerating distress or other strong feelings which leads to personal impairment, feelings of being overwhelmed, detachment with treatment motivation, increased pressures for stability, disconnection with relationships and a hesitancy to complete life’s tasks.  During this workshop, the participant will explore the process and outcomes of helping clients decrease conflict and manage life’s stressful situations as they improve coping skills and strategies to alleviate conflicts and stress. In addition, attention is given to helping the participant understand their role in handling the client’s conflict with a problem-solving oriented approach.   This is a hands-on experiential course.  All members will be asked to participate in didactic exercise and personal exploratory exercises.  As a result of attending this training participants will: 

  • Evaluate values, standards and expectations that often trigger stressors in working with clients; 
  • Examine factors associated with the substance use client population that can cause personal tension and stress for the counselor; 
  • Identify and explore significant adverse experiences that contribute to substance use disorders and trigger an individual’s coping abilities; 
  • Explore and Identify advanced active listening skills, advanced motivational interviewing techniques and communication skills to prepare the client for conflict and stress management; and 
  • Understand the connection and link between conflict resolution, managing strong emotions and substance use.

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:  Registration $25;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  Scholarships are available for this training.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060

3 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 11, 15

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

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

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