New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

Training topics are scheduled quarterly within training suites of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Look to the right-hand side of each training title to see the training suite.  Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

To ensure a positive training experience for our participants and trainers, we at NHADACA set a minimum and maximum number of available seats for in-person AND virtual trainings.  Trainings will be cancelled if minimum seats are not reached and closed once maximum seating is reached. Please consult our calendar of future events and our Professional Development page to find other training opportunities to meet your needs. Thank you for understanding.

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • August 03, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training with Leila Jabbour, PhD          

      August 03, 2021 

    8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    This training will be remote only!

    This event will be recorded.


     SOR Scholarship Application


    PRESENTATION:  The opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on families across New Hampshire. The opioid overdose death rate doubled between 2011 and 2015 and has remained at that level since. For individuals still battling opioid use disorder, the effects on the brain are long lasting and difficult to overcome. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior. These changes can be long lasting and epigenetically passed on to next generations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

          

    • Describe normal physiology of the reward system in the brain;
    • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit; and
    • Discuss opioids' long lasting impact on overall brain function.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Jabbour earned her doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve University, where she then also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the pathology department.  Her interest in drug use disorder begun when she volunteered for the Cleveland medical examiner. She is now an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University where her research is focused on investigating the effects of opioids on the human brain. In collaboration with the New Hampshire medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour generated a unique brain specimen collection, from human brains, collected at autopsy of opioid overdose. She is currently testing these specimens to assess differential gene expression across different brain regions. The project is specifically focused on three regions implicated with opioid use disorder, within the reward circuit (the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus). Her research is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - grant number P20GM103506

    Registration Fee:  $40; *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org 

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5, 7, 14-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
    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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.
    • August 10, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

    August 10, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 


    This training is remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C).  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing.  Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    PRESENTER:   Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist  None
    (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 Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

    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.

    • August 10, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2-hour training with Dianne Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    August 10, 2021

    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 


    This training will be remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in October 2016 as well as the Alc400 rules adopted in July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the initial licensure requirements for LADCs and MLADCs and the 400 rules described the re-licensure and supervisor/supervision requirements.  Initial and re-licensure requirements will be examined for both credentials.  Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to LADC and MLADC initial licensure.  They will be able to describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire licensure.  Participants will also have an increased confidence in being able to answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credentials.  NASW/NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    PRESENTERS:   Dianne Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC is the Executive Director of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  In her role with NHADACA she has been involved in the education, advocacy and leadership of substance use professionals since 2004.  She has been in the substance use profession as a whole for over 25 years and as such has worked in a variety of treatment and intervention settings including outpatient, DWI, county and state corrections systems.  Dianne is also the chair of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals.  She commonly answers questions pertaining to credentialing for LADCs, MLADCs and CRSWs and is very familiar with the licensing procedures and processes.  She is involved in workforce development efforts throughout NH and has been advocating the legislative needs pertaining to these credentials for over 15 years.  She is a strong proponent of NHADACA’s mission to provide quality education, workforce development, advocacy, ethical standards and leadership for addiction professionals, as well as empower efforts in prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.

    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist None
    (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 Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

    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.

    • August 12, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC               

    August 12, 2021

    8:30am - 4:00pm

    This training will be remote only!

    PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

    • describe the neurological process of addiction
    • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
    • identify the five stages of change
    • match intervention strategies to stages
    • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

    PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

    FEE:  Free.    This is an introductory level workshop design for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.  *Lunch will be on your own. 

    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
    CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
    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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

    • August 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2-hour training with Louise Brassard, Dr. Becky Ewing & Terri Clyde

    August 25, 2021

    10:00 am -12:00 pm


    This training will be remote only!


    PRESENTATION: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an organic, permanent, brain-based disability resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure.  FASD often goes undiagnosed and can have lifelong implications which may manifest in a range of difficulties to include adaptive behavior, attention, cognition, executive functioning, and memory.  FASD is often broken down into primary and secondary disabilities.  Damage done to the brain due to prenatal alcohol exposure is considered a primary disability and may include trouble with abstract reasoning, organization, planning, recalling a sequence of events or connecting cause and effect relationships. Secondary disabilities are those not present at birth, but occur later in life and include disrupted school experience, substance misuse, mental health problems and involvement with law enforcement.


    FASD is known as the “invisible disability” as over 80% of individuals with an FASD have no discernible facial abnormalities. Lack of outward signs cause behaviors to be misinterpreted and individuals may be seen as noncompliant, lazy, or manipulative. Studies have shown that 1 in 20 children may be affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

    • Define the terms used to describe the conditions that fall under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and the areas of the brain affected by prenatal alcohol exposure;
    • Characteristics of individuals throughout the lifespan with an FASD and the domains in which children and adults with an FASD struggle with behavior and developmental tasks; and
    • Strategies and tools to working with clients and becoming FASD informed.

    PRESENTERS: 

    Dr. Ewing is a longstanding member of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS NH), having served as Board Chair in the past and has remained active in the organization for over a decade. After retiring from her practice in general Obstetrics and Gynecology she became an advocate for improvement of services for women with substance misuse during pregnancy. Dr. Ewing is one of the Founding Members of the Perinatal Substance Exposure Task Force, an adjunct to the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. Dr. Ewing spent several years working directly with pregnant and newly parenting women with opioid use disorders. Over the years she has become acutely aware of the needs and concerns of children who have been exposed to certain substances during their development and the particularly high risk for those individuals to repeat the cycle. Dr. Ewing lives with her husband in Hopkinton, NH and she enjoys sewing, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

    Louise Brassard is a passionate advocate on behalf of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) community. As Chair of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS NH), she works to raise awareness and educate community partners and parents on the lifelong effects of FASD. For over ten years, Louise has served as a Guardian ad Litem and Educational Surrogate for abused and neglected children, many prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs. Louise serves as an advisory member for the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) FASD Special Interest Group and is a member of the Governor’s Taskforce for Perinatal Substance Exposure. She works as a Family Support Specialist for The Upper Room, a family resource center. Louise holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and completed a Fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at UNH which focused on interdisciplinary training for leaders in the field of child health. In her spare time Louise enjoys hiking and biking and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

    Terri Clyde is a dedicated advocate and mom to five children ranging in age from 41 to 17. Her youngest child is her grandson who she and her husband adopted at age four and has been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) along with other mental health disorders. Terri serves on the boards of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS NH), NAMI-NH Granite Oversight Board, and the New Hampshire Mental Health Policy and Advisory Council. She has been a keynote speaker and presented workshops for New Hampshire Children’s Trust and was one of the first to receive their Unsung Hero award. Terri’s life experience in raising a child with FASD, ignited a fierce passion in educating medical and mental health providers, teachers, and counselors on the lifelong cognitive and behavioral effects of FASD and its effects on individuals and families. Terri is passionate about advocating on behalf of the need for consistent, affordable, and available care for all. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and an Associate degree in Medical Assistant. In her spare time, Terri enjoys spending time with family, friends, and reading.

    Registration Fee: $25; *NBCC add $5.  

    2 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains:  4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 16
    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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

    • August 31, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via zoom
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    A 3 hour training event with Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC

    August 31, 2021

    1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    SOR Scholarship Application


    This training will be remote only!


    PRESENTATION:  Substance Use Providers need to abide by two different sets of federal regulations, 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA.  The regulations however, vary and at times disagree.  This session will provide an overview of both regulations and how they differ.  Participants will discuss these differences both in theory and practice so that new and seasoned substance use providers have the tools they need to best communicate with other entities, individuals and agencies.  Techniques for applying Part 2 rules when working with non-Part 2 providers and how best to facilitate these working relationships will be a component of discussions and scenarios throughout the training. This session will provide a general overview of the differences between these two laws and provide new and seasoned SUD providers with the tools they need to effectively navigate these laws in their practice. As a result of this training participants will: 


    • Learn the fundamental differences and what they look like in practice;
    • Learn techniques to utilize Part 2 rules when working with non- Part 2 providers and how to better facilitate these working relationships; and 
    • Discuss real-life scenarios and identify how to navigate different Part 2 situations.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Horn received a Doctorate in Psychology, with a teaching emphasis, from Walden University and has over a decade of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is licensed by the State of Montana as an Addiction Counselor (LAC). She is certified as an SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) to conduct assessments for those with a safety-sensitive position under the Department of Transportation. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC-The Association for Addiction Professionals as a Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC). Malcolm is responsible for ongoing training and education for clinical and support staff.

      Registration Fee: $40  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
      CRSW Performance Domains:  2
      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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

      • September 01, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual Via Zoom
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      A 3-Hour Training Event with David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH, Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH, Erin Miers, PsyD, Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW, and 2 guest panelists


      September 1, 2021

      10am- 2:45pm


      *THIS TRAINING WILL BE VIRTUAL ONLY*



      PRESENTATIONS:


      Ending the Syndemic with David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH. (10am- 10:45am) This presentation will review data on the ongoing syndemic of addiction, hepatitis C, HIV and sexually transmitted infections and examine its root causes. Will discuss the role behavioral health providers play in ending this syndemic.

      Objectives:

      • To appreciate the interactions driving a syndemic

      • To understand the root causes of this syndemic

      • To learn about opportunities of ending this syndemic


      The Current State of HIV Treatment and Prevention with Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH. (11am-11:45am). This session is intended to provide a broad overview of the current state of HIV treatment and prevention. I will take you through time from the past, present, and into the future.

      Objectives:

      • Attendees will be reminded of the benefits of HIV treatment

      • Attendees will gain a better understanding of current HIV treatment options and how treatment can be used as prevention. Attendees will become more familiar with assessing risk for HIV infection and how to prevent infection through Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).


      Let’s Talk About Sex! with Erin Miers, PsyD & Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW. (1pm-1:45pm) Solomon and Erin will be presenting a very brief overview of sexual education for mental health providers. They will also discuss how to gather a sexual health history while in a therapeutic session, including strategies around being non-judgmental and assessing risk level of sexual behaviors. They will talk about utilizing unconditional positive regard for patient care, especially in conversations around sex. Finally we will be discussing how, as mental health providers and case managers we can utilize our time with patients to discuss self-advocacy around sexual health.

      Objectives:

      • Identify two questions that can be asked in a therapeutic session to gather a sexual health history

      • Identify two strategies to use in a therapy session to help reduce pt risk of STIs

      • Identify at least one societal norm that influences their own expectations of sexual behavior

      • Identify at least one way unconditional positive regard can be used while taking a sexual health history


      Patient Panel moderated by Erin Miers, PsyD. (2pm-2:45pm) Two panelests will join us and speak about their lived experience dealing with these topics.


      PRESENTERS:


      David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH (he/him) works on the intersection of poverty and health. Currently, he focuses on the infectious complications of injection drug use, specifically on new care models for the integrated treatment of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs. Throughout his career, he has been involved in global health education and service delivery in various African countries. David hails from the Netherlands, where he completed medical school at the University of Amsterdam. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He stayed at Montefiore as an internist for several years before spending two years in Kigali, Rwanda, teaching Rwandan medical students and residents through the Human Resources for Health Program. Upon his return to the US, he came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for a fellowship in Infectious Disease and a residency in Leadership Preventive Medicine, combined with an MPH at The Dartmouth Institute. David holds appointments as Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He is a staff physician in the Section of Infectious Disease & International Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Medical Director at Better Life Partners, a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider.


      Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH is an Infectious Disease physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Altomare is the Program Director for the Ryan White Part D HIV Program at DHMC. She completed her medical school training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at DHMC. Additionally, she has a Masters of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Her primary research interests are clinical quality improvement particularly within HIV care. Additionally, she treats everything from general infectious diseases to immunocompromised hosts, with an interest in HIV and STIs.


      Dr. Erin Miers, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who has been with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program since 2017. Prior to that she worked with high risk youth both in private settings, at community mental health, and in schools. She obtained her PsyD in 2015 from California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She has been trained in a variety of trauma focused therapies, including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. Erin has a passion for social justice and helping others; she works on a variety of committees to help make New Hampshire a better place for everyone. She has a wide variety of research interests including the intersectionality of gender identity and autism spectrum disorder, the impact of stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV, and the impact of burnout on mental health care providers. Erin considers it a privilege to work with the DH HIV Program and to provide care for her patients.

      Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW (they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Instructor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Behavioral Health Consultant to the Infectious Disease and Moms in Recovery Programs. In addition to holding an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, Solomon holds an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston. Prior to working at Dartmouth, Solomon was a mental health provider and clinical supervisor for the State of Vermont’s Department of Corrections’ southern facilities, and specialized in working to make so-called men’s correctional facilities safer for trans* women. Solomon’s current research interests are around the mental health impacts of the HIV/COVID syndemic as experienced by individuals who survived the AIDS epidemic and are currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW (they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Instructor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Behavioral Health Consultant to the Infectious Disease and Moms in Recovery Programs. In addition to holding an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, Solomon holds an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston. Prior to working at Dartmouth, Solomon was a mental health provider and clinical supervisor for the State of Vermont’s Department of Corrections’ southern facilities, and specialized in working to make so-called men’s correctional facilities safer for trans* women. Solomon’s current research interests are around the mental health impacts of the HIV/COVID syndemic as experienced by individuals who survived the AIDS epidemic and are currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

      New England AIDS Education and Training Center

      The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is part of the AIDS Education and Training Center Program funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and is sponsored regionally by the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

      NEAETC’s goal is to provide education and clinical training for health care providers to diagnose, counsel and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to promote HIV prevention. The project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEAETC offers programs in collaboration with community health centers, Ryan White affiliates, hospitals and medical centers, state and local health departments, AIDS service organizations, medical, nursing, dental and osteopathic schools, and other community agencies.

      NEAETC trains nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists as well as other health care providers. NEAETC offers multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and offers continuing education credits (CEU and CME) for many events. NEAETC’s programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people with HIV.

      www.NEAETC.ORG


      Registration Fee: $40 which includes the NBCC continuing education; FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 7, 11, 15 & 16
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1 & 2
      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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

      • September 07, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM (EDT)
      • 100 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH
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      A 3-Hour Training Event with David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH, Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH, Erin Miers, PsyDSolomon Hallal, MA, LICSW, Dr. Anais Ovalleand 2 guest panelists


      September 7, 2021

      10am- 2:45pm


      SOR Scholarship Application

      PRESENTATIONS:

      Simplified Hepatitis C Treatment- Treat All, Cure All with David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH. (10am-10:45am) Treatment of hepatitis C has been simplified and guidelines recommend treating everyone. Treatment of people who use drugs has been shown to be effective. The biggest obstacle to eliminating hepatitis C is lack of testing and linkage to care – an area very suited to behavioral interventions.

      Objectives:

      • To learn about the simplified treatment guidelines for hepatitis C

      • To review outcomes of hepatitis C treatment of people who use drugs

      • To understand barriers to care and the role of behavioral experts to overcome those


      Caring for People on the Edge with Erin Miers, PsyD & Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW. (11am-11:45am) Solomon and Erin will be presenting a brief overview of trauma specifically relevant to the prevalence of trauma for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. They will present and discuss the concept of marginalized identities and the role that marginalization has in reproducing stigma and trauma. Solomon and Erin will also be discussing ways that stigma informs cultural ideas about what is aberrant behavior, and will provide strategies for navigating therapeutic work with patients from the LGBTQIA2S+ community who have experienced trauma.

      Objectives:

      • Identify at least two trauma informed care strategies that can be utilized with LGBTQIA2S+ patients

      • Identify two ways we can identify risk for people coming from marginalized populations

      • Identify at least one way that stigma impacts care for LGBTQIA2S+ patients and how trauma informed care can help mitigate that discrepancy.


      Integrating Harm Reduction into Medical Care with David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH. (1pm-1:45pm) Centering medical and behavioral care on the priorities and aims of an individual improve outcomes, builds trust and increases satisfaction. We will apply harm reduction principles to examples of routine medical care.

      Objectives:

      • To review principles of harm reduction

      • To apply these principles to instances of medical care

      • To appreciate the role of behavioral therapists in promoting patient-centered medical care


      Patient Panel moderated by Erin Miers, PsyD. (2pm-2:45pm) Two panelests will join us and speak about their lived experience dealing with these topics.


      PRESENTERS:


      David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH (he/him) works on the intersection of poverty and health. Currently, he focuses on the infectious complications of injection drug use, specifically on new care models for the integrated treatment of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs. Throughout his career, he has been involved in global health education and service delivery in various African countries. David hails from the Netherlands, where he completed medical school at the University of Amsterdam. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He stayed at Montefiore as an internist for several years before spending two years in Kigali, Rwanda, teaching Rwandan medical students and residents through the Human Resources for Health Program. Upon his return to the US, he came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for a fellowship in Infectious Disease and a residency in Leadership Preventive Medicine, combined with an MPH at The Dartmouth Institute. David holds appointments as Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He is a staff physician in the Section of Infectious Disease & International Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Medical Director at Better Life Partners, a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider.


      Antonia Altomare, DO, MPH is an Infectious Disease physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Altomare is the Program Director for the Ryan White Part D HIV Program at DHMC. She completed her medical school training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at DHMC. Additionally, she has a Masters of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Her primary research interests are clinical quality improvement particularly within HIV care. Additionally, she treats everything from general infectious diseases to immunocompromised hosts, with an interest in HIV and STIs.


      Dr. Erin Miers, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who has been with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program since 2017. Prior to that she worked with high risk youth both in private settings, at community mental health, and in schools. She obtained her PsyD in 2015 from California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She has been trained in a variety of trauma focused therapies, including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. Erin has a passion for social justice and helping others; she works on a variety of committees to help make New Hampshire a better place for everyone. She has a wide variety of research interests including the intersectionality of gender identity and autism spectrum disorder, the impact of stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV, and the impact of burnout on mental health care providers. Erin considers it a privilege to work with the DH HIV Program and to provide care for her patients.

      Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW (they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Instructor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Behavioral Health Consultant to the Infectious Disease and Moms in Recovery Programs. In addition to holding an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, Solomon holds an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston. Prior to working at Dartmouth, Solomon was a mental health provider and clinical supervisor for the State of Vermont’s Department of Corrections’ southern facilities, and specialized in working to make so-called men’s correctional facilities safer for trans* women. Solomon’s current research interests are around the mental health impacts of the HIV/COVID syndemic as experienced by individuals who survived the AIDS epidemic and are currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic.


      Solomon Hallal, MA, LICSW (they/them) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Instructor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and Behavioral Health Consultant to the Infectious Disease and Moms in Recovery Programs. In addition to holding an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, Solomon holds an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston. Prior to working at Dartmouth, Solomon was a mental health provider and clinical supervisor for the State of Vermont’s Department of Corrections’ southern facilities, and specialized in working to make so-called men’s correctional facilities safer for trans* women. Solomon’s current research interests are around the mental health impacts of the HIV/COVID syndemic as experienced by individuals who survived the AIDS epidemic and are currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic.


      New England AIDS Education and Training Center

      The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is part of the AIDS Education and Training Center Program funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and is sponsored regionally by the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

      NEAETC’s goal is to provide education and clinical training for health care providers to diagnose, counsel and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to promote HIV prevention. The project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEAETC offers programs in collaboration with community health centers, Ryan White affiliates, hospitals and medical centers, state and local health departments, AIDS service organizations, medical, nursing, dental and osteopathic schools, and other community agencies.

      NEAETC trains nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists as well as other health care providers. NEAETC offers multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and offers continuing education credits (CEU and CME) for many events. NEAETC’s programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people with HIV.

      www.NEAETC.ORG


      Registration Fee: $40 which includes the NBCC continuing education; FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 7, 11, 15 & 16
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1 & 2
      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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

      • September 14, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • 130 Pembroke Road Suite 100
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      A Meeting for Professionals with Jill Burke, MPA

      September 14, 2021

      9:00am - 1:30pm

      DESCRIPTION:  All Student Assistance Professionals are invited to an annual school-year kick-off meeting lead by Jill Burke.  This meeting is held each fall to help orient new SAPs, provide opportunity for networking, build peer collaboration and review expectations, challenges and characteristics of working as a Student Assistance Professional in NH school systems.

      FACILITATERJill Burke , MPA, is the Administration of Prevention and Education Services at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.

      Registration is not required however sign-up is encouraged.

      Lunch will be on your own.

      Free to all Student Assistance Professionals.

      CEs not available.

      • September 15, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH or Online via Zoom
      • 9
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      A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella 

      September 15, 2021

      8:30am-4:00pm


      *This training will be hybrid with the option of in-person instruction or virtual via zoom*

      Please select the in-person or virtual on your price point for payment as limited in-person seats will be available

       SOR Scholarship Application

      PRESENTATION:  

      This web based training will explore the many ethical and legal concepts and issues associated with counseling and maintaining confidentiality. Client’s rights and what may or may not be disclosed is far more complex than CFR 42 part 2. What happens to confidentiality when you have chart audits, insurance inspections, legal actions? A counselor is sure they have confidentiality in the communications with their clients. But not all communications are confidential, and not all counselors are covered. Do you know if your licensure guarantees confidentiality?  We will explain and clarify how the law and ethics converge to balance the rights of the individual, the therapist and society. 

      Participants will: 

      • Learn how Federal and State laws may vary on Confidentiality. 

      • Gain an understanding of how your licensure and level of training affects a client’s rights. 

      • Review the times and events that may cause you to broach confidentiality.  

      • Understand the times when communications are not confidential. 

      • Learn how to explain to your clients what are their rights, and when they are not covered. 

      PRESENTER:  Joseph Zannella has 33 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 is the Clinical Director of ASIST Programs in Bridgeport for Family Reentry for the last six years. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching multiple topics including Neurobiology, Internet Addictions and Ethics. 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

      FEE*NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5.  FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence1, 10, 12
      CRSW Performance Domains:  2
      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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

      • September 16, 2021
      • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 1.5-hour training with Ryan Fowler, CRSW

      September 16, 2021

      10:30am-12:00pm

      PRESENTATION: In response to the recent uptick in overdoses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, H2RC is working to enhance naloxone distribution in the region and is offering a new Overdose Prevention training for people who want to dispense naloxone, better support people who use drugs, or further their understanding of the overdose crisis. The goal of these trainings is to enhance the existing system of naloxone distribution and work with impacted communities to enhance access to life-saving harm reduction services for those who are most at risk of overdose.

      This updated Naloxone and Harm Reduction Training will have an emphasize on harm reduction as a philosophy and a framework of working with people, current drug trends, and pragmatic approaches to overdose prevention.

      You will leave this training with an understanding of:

      • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
      • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
      • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.

      PRESENTER: A native of New Hampshire, Ryan Fowler is a person in sustained recovery and a Certified Recovery Support Worker. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. After working in addiction treatment and recovery for several years, Ryan began focusing on harm reduction, public health strategies, and overdose prevention efforts. Using both his negative lived experience and positive professional experience, he has grown in effectiveness and is passionate about helping other people who use drugs to stay alive and find recovery.

      In January 2020, Ryan began his current position as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon, NH. He operates the Claremont Exchange, a legal syringe service program in Claremont, New Hampshire. He will be expanding this program within Grafton and Sullivan counties in NH. Ryan’s goal for this project is to ensure that everyone in these counties has access to life-saving Harm Reduction Services.

      Part of Ryan’s role with H2RC includes providing trainings to professionals and the community at large. These trainings cover several topics related to Harm Reduction. 

      FEE:  NHADACA Members: $25. Non-Members: $30. NBCC: add $5.   

      FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      1.5 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 13, 15
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 2, 4
      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 pending 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.

      • September 17, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 4.5 hour training with John Gasaway, Esq.; Karen Estey, CRSW; Susan Conboy, LADC, LCS and  Bruce Blaney

      10:00 am - 3:00 pm, September 17, 2021 

      This training is remote only.

      This training will be recorded.

      PRESENTATION:   This training is designed as a refresher to those individuals working in the various roles at an Impaired Driver Management Program (IDCMP). For the first part of the program NH Department of Safety Attorney John Gasaway will provide an overview of the NH DWI Laws (including the arrest procedures, Administrative License Suspension (ALS) penalties, Interlock, and Field Sobriety Testing), in order to support IDEP instructors in their understanding of the laws for effective classroom delivery. Next Karen Estey from Community Improvements Association, a long-term NH IDCMP program, will provide an overview of the IDCMP components with the goal of increasing knowledge, proficiency and understanding for those working in the system as described in the He-A 500 rules. Susan Conboy, Counselor at Concord Hospital, will review the requirements for successful resolution of the “counseling” portion of the service plan. To conclude Susan and Bruce Blaney, Technical Specialist with the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services will outline the WITS electronic health record.  WITS is the primary method of referral and ongoing documentation for impaired driver clients. As a result of this training participants will:


      • Analyze how the arrest procedures, Administrative License Suspension, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing protocols and the NH DWI Laws work in order to enhance effective instructor classroom delivery;
      • Describe the He-A 500 rules and their role within the IDCMP Program;
      • Explain the integral components of the Impaired Driver Care Management Program; and
      • Demonstrate how the use of the Web Information Technology System (WITS) electronic health record is used to provide optimal delivery and implementation of (Impaired Driver Service Provider) delivering services to IDCMP clients.

      Draft Schedule

      10:00  - 11:00      Prosecutor of DUI Cases - John Gasaway, Esq.  

      11:00  - 12:00       He-A 500 IDCMP rules & regulations update  - Karen Estey, CRSW

      12:00  - 12:30      Lunch break

      12:30  -    1:30      Impaired Driver Service Provider  - Susan Conboy, LADC, LCS

         1:30  -    2:30       Navigating WITS–   Bruce Blaney

          2:30  -    3:00      Discussion, application & Q & A

        PRESENTERS:   Susan Conboy, LADC, LCS is a counselor at Concord Hospital’s Substance Use Services program. One of Susan’s roles as an Impaired Driver Service Provider (IDSP), is to provide education and support to Driving While impaired (DWI) clients, both individually and in group settings, as well as to coordinate care with the various IDCMPs. She is a former director of the State of New Hampshire Multiple Offender Program, where she started as a counselor. Susan also worked at Southeastern New Hampshire Services for three years as the Multiple Offender Program Manager.  Karen Estey, CRSW, is the Assistant Director of the Community Improvement Association (CIA), a NH Impaired Driver Care Management Program.  John Gasaway, Esq.  works as a Prosecutor at the NH Department Of Safety.   Bruce Blaney is a Tech Specialist for the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.  He has been implementing the Web Information Technology System (WITS) system since 1999.

        Registration:  $60 which includes NASW continuing education. 

        4.5 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 12, 13, 18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  3
        NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

        For more information contact Laura Remick, lremick@nchcnh.org

        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 pending 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.

        • September 22, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTC~S 

        September 22, 2021

        8:30 am - 4:00 pm

        PRESENTATION: Trauma responsive practice implies a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function and the individual’s well-being. Participants will expand their understanding of complex trauma (ACES) and its impacts on coping and learning. Principles of trauma informed practice and opportunities for school-based intervention will be explored. As a result of this training, participants will:

        • Understand how the brain receives and remembers trauma.
        • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
        • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on the child/youth’s regulating and coping.
        • Identify critical points of intervention; when behaviors escalate, and learning is halted.
        • Develop skills in coaching/supporting regulation.
        • Identify opportunities to foster a ‘safe’ classroom and teach skills in well-being and coping.

        PRESENTER:  Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. Currently she is a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She develops curriculum and teaches classes in theory, ethics, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from Wayne State University. She is certified as a Supervisor Consultant in trauma from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss and has received the Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year. In addition to teaching, she is active in grant work and in ethics and trauma-specific agency-based consulting and training. 

        Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 13, 15
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTC~S 

        • September 23, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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        A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

        September 23, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

        PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

        • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
        • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
        • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

        PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

        FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  

        FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
        CRSW Performance Domains:  2
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • September 24, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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         A 3-hour training event with Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC

        September 24, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


        SOR Scholarship Application

        PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

        • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
        • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
        • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
        • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness


        PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

        FEE:  $30; *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

        FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 4 & 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 15-17
        CRSW Performance Domain:  1-4
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • September 27, 2021
        • 8:30 AM (EDT)
        • September 29, 2021
        • 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
        • 25
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        A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

        September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

        8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., daily 



        PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

        • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
        • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
        • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
        • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
        • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
        • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

        PRESENTER:  Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is an entertaining and engaging nationally known substance abuse prevention expert that has presented to parents, professionals, and school and community groups in 44 states.  She is the creator of three national model substance abuse prevention programs.  As Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corporation, she has been the recipient of grants from the CDC, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Ellen has published several articles in professional journals, has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline and ABC Network News and has been interviewed by several magazines including People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Parents Magazine.  She was one of the founders and is an advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACOA) and currently is the Prevention Committee Co-chair of the NY Association of Addiction Services and Professionals (ASAP).

        FEE:  NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.   NH Participant: $75 per person Out-of- State Participant: $350.  Fee includes Project SUCCESS Implementation   Manual, Resource Manual, PowerPoint & packet of reading materials.  NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.

        FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        18 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1-6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 13 15
        CRSW Performance Domains: None
        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 pending 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.

        • October 04, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
        • 27
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        A 3-hour training with Paul Kiernan, LADC

        October 4, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

        PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

        • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
        • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
        • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

        PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

        Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

        Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

        FEE:  Registration $40,   *NBCC add $5. Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

        For More Information Contact:  training@nhadaca.org


        3 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 2

        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-11, 15-18

        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.


        MARKETING DISCLAIMER: “ASAM,” “American Society of Addiction Medicine,” “ASAM Logo,” the ASAM logos and taglines, are registered trademarks of ASAM, and are used with permission.  Use of these terms is prohibited without permission of ASAM.  Use of these trademarks does not constitute endorsement of this training, product, or practice by ASAM. 


        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 pending 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.

        • October 07, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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        A 6 hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

        October 07, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

        PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

        Participants will learn to:

        • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
        • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
        • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

        PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

        FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,  training@nhadaca.org.

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
        CRSW Performance Domains:  2
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • October 12, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
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        A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., October 12, 2021

        8:30am - 4:00pm

        NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


        PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to discuss the challenges and opportunities which naturally occur in any supervisory relationship and how to navigate through these when supervising peer support workers. We will explore the performance domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support and how these can lend themselves to the foundation of supervisory work. Participants will also understand the requirements to become credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire. An informed discussion around trauma, co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and multiple pathways to recovery will be discussed to understand how these experiences can impact peer to peer interactions, as well as impact the supervisory relationship. Ethical challenges that may occur when supervising peers and how to navigate through these will also be addressed.

        As a result of this training participants will be able to:

        • Describe the requirements and process for becoming credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire;

        • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports as well as be able to explain how to utilize the     performance domains in the supervision of peer supporters;

        • Identify naturally occurring opportunities to support peer supporters around their individual professional development;

        • Identify ways to create mutually agreed upon goals in the supervisory relationship to improve client outcomes; and

        • Identify and describe the stages of change model and its practical use as a supervision tool.

        PRESENTERMichael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. Currently, he works for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides direct service, consultation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and most recently began advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of Boston in Analytical Psychology where he is a Training Candidate.

        FEE: NHADACA Members: $65; Non-Members $75; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
        CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • October 12, 2021
        • 8:30 AM (EDT)
        • October 15, 2021
        • 4:30 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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        A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd


        October 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2021

        8:30am to 4:30pm (daily)

        The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

        This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

        The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

        Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

        INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

        This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

        • Basic terminology and facts
        • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
        • Addiction and the brain
        • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

        Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion. This can be done here.

        IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

        October 12-14th, 2021

        This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

        • Behavioral health
        • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
        • Public health approach
        • Risk and protective factors
        • Developmental perspective
        • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
        • Cultural competence and sustainability

        AVAILABILITY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

        NH Prevention Certification Board CEU approval will be applied for CEs in the Prevention Theory and Practice category.  Additionally, practitioners participating in the SAPST will receive two “certificates of training hours,” one for the online component and another for the in-person training.

        These can be applied toward the requirements for professional credentialing or re-certification.

        • Participants completing the online component of the SAPST will receive a certificate for five hours of training pending receipt of a “pass” score on the final assessment (80% correct is a passing grade).
        • Participants attending the SAPST in-person will receive a certificate for 26 hours of training.
        • All SAPST participants are expected to complete both the online and in-person components. Participants must complete the online component to receive a certificate for attending the in-person training, since one component builds on the other.

        Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS  is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.   As part of her role at TI, she oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  She is a trainer for multiple workshops developed by the CAPT and ATTC systems, including the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum.  In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, the NH Prevention delegate to the IC&RC, and serves as the lead advisor of the Prevention Specialist credentialing committee.  She serves on the NH Governor’s Commission Prevention Task Force, and sits on the advisory councils of the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders (NHTIAD) and SAMHSA’s New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

        Julie Yerkes, M. Ed., is a Certified Prevention Specialist and sits on the NH Prevention Certification Board.  She has worked in prevention and education for nearly 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development. She is the Prevention Program Manager for the New Hampshire Center for Excellence; a resource center for best practices in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in New Hampshire. In this role, she currently provides technical assistance to state agencies, regional public health networks and local substance misuse prevention coalitions and providers.  Her work focuses on evidence-based strategy selection, implementation, and evaluation,  as well as strategic planning. 

        REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Please complete the registration form below to attend.  You will receive an email inviting you to attend the online component prior to Live Virtual via zoom training.

        Registration fee:    $75 registration which includes the manual, in-person training and continuing education credits. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free. NBCC/NASW CEUs not available.

        For registration information contact: 603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org

        31 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 1-6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
        CRSW Performance Domain: 1 & 3
        NBCC CEs not available.

        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 pending 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.

        • October 14, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

        October 14, 2021

        8:30 am- 4:00pm

        PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

        • describe the neurological process of addiction
        • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
        • identify the five stages of change
        • match intervention strategies to stages
        • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

        PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

        FEE:  Free.    This is an introductory level workshop design for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   *Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, training@nhadaca.org

        If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
        CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • October 15, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

        October 15, 2021

        8:30 am to 12:00 pm 

        NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

        PRESENTATION:  This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. Learning Objectives:

        • describe the effects of addiction on the family
        • recognize roles within a family with addiction
        • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
        • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

        PRESENTERLindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

        FEE:  Free.    This is an introductory level workshop designed for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery prior to attending this workshop.  This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,   training@nhadaca.org

        If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5 & 15
        CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • October 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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        A 6 hour training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS & Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS

        October 18, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


        PRESENTATION:  This training is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance misuse prevention. Participants will explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics principles (Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society) and a four-step decision-making process designed to help navigate ethical dilemmas. Participants will explore case examples on topics ranging from confidentiality and integrity to ethical obligations and non-discrimination. Participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions of key concepts.  At completion, participants will be able to: define ethics and related terms; describe the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics; and use a decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas.  As a result of this training participants will: 

        • Understand the distinctions between ethics and values;
        • Become familiar with the 6 principles of Prevention Ethics; and
        • Be able to apply the ethical decision making model

        PRESENTERS: 

        Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts. 

        Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS, is the Parent Education Coordinator at the NH Teen Institute, where she provides strength-based prevention programming to the parents of preteens and teens across the state of NH.  In addition, Julie supports TIs various programming for youth. For over 20 years, Julie has supported adolescents, parents, teachers, and youth workers in a variety of capacities: as a traditional classroom teacher, school counselor, community program manager, and school administrator. Julie has taught middle and high school English in VT, NH, and CA, taught English to International students at the New England School of English in Cambridge, MA, managed the Civic Education Programs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and directed the School of Creative and Performing Arts, with campuses in LA, NYC, and Burlington, VT. Julie develops creative programming to connect families, schools and communities to best support the healthy development of our youth.

        Fee: NHADACA Members $50.  Non-Members $60. NBCC add $5. 
        For registration information contact: training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: None
        CRSW Performance Domains:  None
        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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

        • October 19, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH
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        A 6 hour training with Ann Duckless 
        October 19, 2021 
        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 



        PRESENTATION:   School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources.

        • Recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide;
        • Learn skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources; and 
        • Learn skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.


          PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

          Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available

          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15

          CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

          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 pending 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.

          Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $50;   *Non-Members $60;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org
          • November 01, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
          • 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

          November 1, 2021

          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


          PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

          • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
          • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
          • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
          • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
          • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

          PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

          FEE:  *NHADACA Members $65.    *Non-Members $75.  *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3 & 6 
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 11, 13, 17
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 2, 3 & 4 
          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 pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training 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.

          • November 03, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
          • 130 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH 03301
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