June 19, 2018 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

with Heather McMahon, MA, LCMHC, MLADC, ICAADC

 A 6 hour training event on June 19, 2018

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

at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH


PRESENTATION:   This presentation will explore the multifaceted challenge in working with teens struggling with co-occurring disorders. Positive regard and relationship are vital in eliciting change; this is especially true when working with adolescents. This training will speak to the influence peers, media, and other systems have on behavior and treatment. Attention will be given to tips/tricks on effective approaches including, motivational interviewing solution focused, and client-centered modalities. The unique presentation and symptom confusion of co-occurring disorders in adolescence will be discussed. In a review of the science of addiction adolescent brain, social, physical, cultural, sexual and emotional, development will be integrated throughout the training.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

      • Identify common pitfalls when working with teens.
      • Gain an understanding of what part the role of “resistance” plays in the life of a teen.
      • Understand the pros and cons of changing behaviors and perceptions.
      • Empathically utilize a client-centered approach in an effort to influence behavior and
          reframe perception.

        • Implement strategies that strive to keep youth and their families engaged in the entire
          process from screening to treatment/aftercare.


    PRESENTER:  Heather McMahon, MA, LCMHC, MLADC, ICAADC is a dually licensed clinician, offering individual, couples, and family counseling in her private practice. Her integrative strengths-based approach utilizes humor and compassion. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Granite State and Keene State Colleges. For nearly 30 years, Heather has worked with youth, families, and adults in a variety of settings including: early childhood education, youth mentoring, provider for Department of Juvenile Justice and DCYF, family mediation, couples counseling, stress management, parent/teacher education,  local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, as well as, work in prevention/education related to violence and addiction.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members  $60;   *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
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1- 3, 6, 7, 15
    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. 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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