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Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 1

  • June 08, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 22


A 2 hour training event with Angela Thomas-Jones, LCMHC, MLADC and Christine McKenna, LICSW, MLADC 

10:00am - 12:00pm on June 8, 2021

This training is remote only.

PRESENTATION:  The global pandemic has added a new perspective on the topics of compassion fatigue and burnout. The challenges we are facing in today’s “new normal” asks each of us to dig deeper for strategies to navigate increased ethical risks while continuing to provide safe services for our clients all while maintaining productive and healthy work environments.

In 2019, the World Health Organization announced it had updated their definition of burnout in its 2022 revised handbook of diseases, International Classification of Diseases, and specifically tied burnout to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed."  In 2019, NHADACA joined a national movement to address these challenges by focusing on promoting clinician and provider well-being.

This 2-part interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for becoming a Network Organization.  This series is an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.   Part 1 reviews the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.  Testimonies from others involved with this movement will be offered to help define the benefits of being involved.  Small group activity will include discussion and action plan development specific to your agency, group or practice. 

As a result of attending Part 1 of this training, participants will:

  • review the evidence & history;
  • understand the links between provider well-being, workplace culture, client safety and quality care;
  • describe the role of the Network Organization;
  • being to look at Organization Commitment Statements; and
  • identify next steps and what to expect from Part 2.

Part Two is an action-oriented presentation designed to assist participants with the mechanics of writing a Commitment Statement and becoming a Network Organization.

ABOUT THE  PRESENTERS: 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 to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the 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 for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:

2 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domain: 3, 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 12, 15-17
CSP  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). 


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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