December 3, 2015 , 8:30 am , 4 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

With Joseph Zannella MA, LADC

A 6 hour training event on Thursday, December 3, 2015
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 training is designed for intermediate and advanced clinicians seeking to improve their understanding of eating disorders and the current models of treatment. During this training, participants will learn techniques for both diagnosing and treatment using theoretical models and real world skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the complicating factors that interfere with effective treatment and long lasting recovery. The similarities and differences between eating disorders and other mental health diagnoses will be addressed.

Participants will:

  • Learn intermediate and advanced treatment methods and how to apply them.
  • Learn positive and negative aspects of individual, group, IOP and residential treatment.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with eating disordered clients.
  • Explore the structure of therapeutic teams for supporting clients.
  • Practice the use of modeling proper eating for their clients.
  • Learn what not to do when working with eating disordered clients.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERJoseph has 28 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with anxiety issues, recovery from addictions, and eating disorders. He has been the Director of Outpatient Programs at Connecticut Renaissance in Bridgeport, CT for the last four years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with eating disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 12 years teaching the Neurobiology of Addictions, early recovery issues and the history of addiction treatment. With clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5-7, 13, 15, 17, 18
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).

Fee:  NHADACA Members:  $35;              Non-Members  $45;   Lunch will be on your own.
For registration information contact:  Kim Hyslop, 603-225-7060,

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.