New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

In order to protect our participants, presenters and staff, all NHADACA events will continue to be virtual, until further notice.  We appreciate your patience and are working hard at making our training experiences safe and effective.

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 which training suite it belongs to. 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

    • March 04, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training with Ann Duckless 
    March 4, 2021 
    8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

    This training is remote only!


    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. 

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

    “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

    “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

      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:  $30;   *Non-Members $40;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

      3 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.

      • March 09, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

      March 9, 2021

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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 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 relicensure 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 Pepin Castrucci, MEd., 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:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@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.

      • March 09, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

      March 9, 2021

      1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.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, MEd., 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.

      • March 16, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

      9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. daily on March 16 & 17, 2021

      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application

      PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

      1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
      2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
      3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
      4. Describe a phased case management model; and
      5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

      PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

      FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. MORE INFO:  603-225-7060 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3,  4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 16, 17
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

      • March 22, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 30 hour virtual training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli
      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, March 22-26, 2021

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:   This virtual 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

      Participants will be able to:

      • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
      • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
      • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
      • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
      • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
      • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
      • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
      • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
      • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
      • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
      • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
      • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
      • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
      • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

      PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

      Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

      Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $95;   *Non-Members  $100;   *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      30 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 18
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a 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.

      • March 24, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS & Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS

      March 24, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


      This training will be remote only!


      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

      ABOUT THE 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.

      • March 26, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.           

        March 26, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:   Most professional associations and governmental organizations that support human service delivery have embraced a set of principles that describe a commitment to “trauma-informed care (TIC).”  SAMHSA set forth a set of six interdependent standards to guide practices in a manner that recognizes the prevalence and impacts of trauma and does not inadvertently “re-traumatize” their clients and staff.  Given we are all living through a mass crisis, TIC has a tremendous amount to offer us all in managing the current circumstances.  In this session Cassie Yackley will identify trauma informed responses to the global crisis and identify practical applications for those working with our most vulnerable populations.

      Objectives:

      • Recognize potential impacts the pandemic has for retraumatizing our vulnerable populations at risk.  
      • Identify strategies to support clients/patients during the pandemic and beyond using the lens of trauma informed care (TIC).
      • Implement practical assessment tools to support trauma responsive change for those at risk for substance abuse and mental health concerns. 

      PRESENTER:   Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert.   Her company, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, was formed in 2016 to meet the profound need for expert training and consultation in trauma responsive practices/systems in human service agencies throughout the state of NH faced by impact of the opioid epidemic and the crisis in the children’s mental health and child protection systems.  She has extensive experience consulting with agencies to develop system-wide cultural shifts and to implement organizational change toward trauma-responsive policies and practices. 

      Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

      2 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  TBD
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  TBD
      CRSW Performance Domains:  TBD
      NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

      Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 2 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

      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.

      • April 02, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
      • Remote Via Zoom
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      Virtual:  A 3 hour training event with Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC

      April 2, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


      This training is remote only


      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


      ABOUT THE 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.

      Registration 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


      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.

      • April 08, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 1.5 hour training with Dr. Richard Rawson                                      

      April 8, 2021

      9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

      This training is remote only!


      SOR Scholarship Application


      PRESENTATIONBehavioral approaches are the most widely used clinical strategies for treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). Contingency management/Motivational Incentives is the approach with the most robust impact in helping individuals reduce/discontinue their stimulant use.   Other approaches with evidence of efficacy are community reinforcement approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and physical exercise.  The implementation of these EBPs (especially contingency management) face significant challenges.  One model for integrating EBPs into a unified “protocol” that is currently being used (TRUST) will be described.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

      • Identify clinical challenges for individuals with methamphetamine use disorders.
      • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Contingency Management (Motivational Incentives) strategy.
      • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Community Reinforcement Approach.
      • Learn about the benefits and integration of exercise in treatment
      • Learn about TRUST: An integrated behavioral Model

      PRESENTER: Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

      Registration Fee:  $25; *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


      1.5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1,3,6, 14-18
      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.


      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.

      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.

      • April 09, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 4 hour training event with Lynn Lyons, LICSW

      8:30 am to 1:00 pm, April 9, 2021

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:  Both anxiety and depression continue to rise among teens; anxiety is currently the top reason why a parent brings a child to a mental health professional.  Because an untreated anxiety disorder is a top predictor of developing depression as an adolescent or young adult, the need for prevention and more effective treatment of anxiety has become a critical focus for those who work with teens and young adults in many settings.  Most teens and parents dealing with anxiety and depression in their families do not have a clear understanding of how anxiety and depression get better or worse, and have no concrete plan to respond when anxiety shows up.

      This training will teach attendees how to weaken anxiety’s grip, move teens into an active approach to their anxiety and depression, and is likely different from what they have been taught previously.  We will focus on how to interrupt anxiety and depression’s consistent patterns, thereby heading off depression with simple, process-based strategies.

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Design active assignments for teens and their parents that correct the common cognitive traps that bolster both anxiety and depression.
      2. Explain the common cognitive and behavioral overlaps between anxiety and depression.  
      3. Identify avoidant and safety behaviors that strengthen anxiety and depression.

      PRESENTER:   Lynn Lyons, LICSW is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. Her skill-based approach to anxiety focuses on the need to teach families about how anxiety works and what families can do to pull members out of the powerful “anxiety cult” that demands obedience to its need for certainty and comfort.  Lyons is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book for kids Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions and has multiple online programs for parents, teens and children. 

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

      4 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  2, 3
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-7, 15-18
      CRSW Performance Domain: 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.

      • April 13, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

       April 13, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

      This training is remote only!


      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, traininginstitute@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. 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.

      • April 15, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      Virtual: A 3 hour training event with Paul Kiernan, LADC

      April 15, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


      SOR Scholarship Application

      This training will be remote only!


      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.

      Registration 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.

      Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.
      • April 15, 2021
      • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Carla J. Rash, Ph.D.

      April 15 & 16, 2021

      10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (daily)

      This training is funded by the New England ATTC as well as a NH DOJ DCATT grant.


      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:  Contingency management (CM) is an effective behavioral intervention that provides tangible reinforcement when target behaviors are completed and objectively verified. A large body of literature supports CM’s use for the treatment of persons with substance use disorders (SUDs). For example, a meta-analysis of psychological treatments for SUDs found that contingency management had the largest effect size (Dutra et al., 2008) and a recent comprehensive review highlights its diverse applications (Rash, Stitzer, & Weinstock, 2017). Many applications of CM in treating SUDs focus on abstinence, providing monetary rewards or prizes when clients provide objective evidence of abstinence from drugs (e.g., urine samples). Contingency management has also been adapted successfully to reinforce other behaviors, including treatment attendance, medication adherence, and treatment-related activities (e.g., submitting job applications, attending medical appointments). Despite this strong empirical foundation, CM has only been widely disseminated within large self-contained healthcare systems, namely the Veterans Affairs.

      In this workshop, we will review the application of CM to promote positive behavior change in substance use disorder treatment settings. Attendees will learn how to design and implement an effective CM program. Specifically, we will describe 1) the theoretical underpinnings and supporting empirical literature, 2) different types of CM programs (i.e., voucher, prize), 3) effective design features, 4) most common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them, 5) common barriers, and 6) strategies for designing your own protocol. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

      • Describe CM’s foundational principles and the supporting empirical literature;
      • List differences in types of CM programs;
      • Describe effective features of CM Interventions and reinforcement schedules; and
      • List common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them.


      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Rash is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor at UConn Health School of Medicine. She specializes in addictions research, with expertise in contingency management interventions. She was involved in the national roll-out of CM in the Veterans Affairs programs and regularly consults on CM design.

      Registration Fee:    Only open to NH Drug Court Providers. No cost.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org.

      6 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  To be determined
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   3, 6, 7, 9-13, 15-18
      CRSW Performance Domains:   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. Thank you!

      This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-DC-BX-0017 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

      • April 19, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP                                               

      April 19, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

      SOR Scholarship Application

      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION: This training will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics which govern the practice of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and addiction professionals. In an addition, participants will explore several slippery slopes with careful attention to ethics inherent in virtual service delivery. A model to guide decision making will be explored.   

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

      • Understand the Code of Ethics and standards of their profession.
      • Recognize those areas where ethical breeches are most likely to occur.
      • Identify challenges and solutions inherent in virtual service delivery.
      • Develop working knowledge of an ethical decision-making framework.

      PRESENTER:   Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.

      FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

      For More Information Contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics

      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 7- 12

      CRSW Performance Domains:  2

      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category ANH 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.

      • April 23, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC                

      April 23, 2021

      8:30am - 4:00pm


      This training is remote only!

        

      PRESENTATION: This training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  By the end of this training participants will be able to:  


      • Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

      • Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

      • Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

      • Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

      • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

      • Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

      • Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

      • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.


      PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

      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: None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
      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. 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.

      • May 06, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 

      May 6-7, 2021 & May 27-28, 2021 (4-Day Training)

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)


      PRESENTATION: Treatment programs are changing constantly with new diagnostic and patient placement standards. The bar of credential requirements is always being raised. Clinical supervision provides the most important resource available for training, management decision-making and quality assurance. Supervision is also a critical element of the counseling process, enhancing client outcome and employee satisfaction. The Blended Model of Supervision was developed by Dr. David Powell to address the changes in the substance abuse field. This course will address these changes: bridging the gap between mental health and addictions; new ethical and legal standards and requirements; working in a managed care world; and a specific focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing in supervision. Additional approaches such as Reflective Supervision will be compared and contrasted. This course will examine the credentialing requirements for clinical supervisory certification and will include training in ethics. It addresses the four performance domains of ICRC: assessment/evaluation; counselor development; management/administration, and professional responsibilities. Participants will be aided in forming their own model of supervision as well as being oriented to a range of supervision models and techniques.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

      • Describe their model of supervision;
      • Articulate the latest ethical principles for working in a managed care environment;
      • Define the basic skills and techniques of motivational interviewing based supervision;
      • Define at least ten characteristics of three levels of counselor development and supervision approaches with each level;
      • Identify five problems in supervision and procedures to overcome these obstacles;
      • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of technology in clinical supervision.
      • Articulate an understanding of the contemplative model of supervision and develop an implementation plan for integration into their own model.

      Note :  Participants should be managers, supervisors or administrators in treatment programs, or interested in becoming clinical supervisors.  This course has been approved by many states for CCS crediting by the I.C.R.C. for the clinical supervisor credential.

      PRESENTER:  Alan Lyme, LISW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC is the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center of Greenville, SC. He is concurrently the clinical supervisor for the SAMHSA SBIRT grant in SC, after completing a similar position for the five year SBIRT initiative in Macon, Georgia. His is a co-author, with the late David Powell and Stephen Andrew, of the book, Game Plan: A man’s guide to achieving emotional fitness. He has served as Director of a gender specific treatment program in Florida, and began his career as a social worker in an inpatient mental health facility. He received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University, is a MINT recognized Motivational Interviewing trainer, an internationally certified Clinical Supervisor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Master for Leadership Challenge Workshops.

       Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $115; *Non-Members $125; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      24 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 8-12
      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.

      • May 12, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

      May 12, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 


      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION: This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

      • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
      • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
      • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
      • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
      • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
      • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

      ABOUT THE 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 $50.    *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2 & 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
      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.

      • May 13, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC               

        May 13, 2021

      8:30 am to 4 pm

      This training is 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.

      Registration:  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.   For registration information contact:  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.  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.

      • May 17, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Remote via zoom
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      A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane    
      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021


      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

      Participants will be able to:

      • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
      • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
      • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
      • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
      • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
      • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
      • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
      • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
      • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
      • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
      • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
      • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
      • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
      • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

      PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

      Brian Lane:  As a person in long-term recovery, Brian is deeply connected with people in recovery and the organizations supporting them. He is the owner of Recovery Spectrum, a consulting and training company that helps behavioral health providers learn and implement best practices to save and change the lives of those living with substance use disorder and mental health challenges.  Brian has a passion for advocacy and education who works to expand existing recovery efforts and develop new and additional resources while eliminating stigma. He is a respected coach and trainer who is internationally certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), PRS Trainer of Coaches, Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer, and many others. Additionally, Brian most recently served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Recovery Services, a top provider of medium-to-high accountability men’s recovery residences in the Dallas area.  Brian loves cooking and baking, singing loudly and badly in the car, and his husband and best friend of 18 years, Jonathan Boyd.

      Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $95;   *Non-Members  $100;   *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      30 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 18
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a 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.

      • May 20, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 2 hour training with Cassie Yackley, Psy.D.           

        May 20, 2021 

      8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

      This training is remote only!

      PRESENTATION:   In this session, Cassie Yackley will explore the fundamental role that relationships play in the management of stress.  Unfortunately, so many people have had childhood relational experiences that were negative or even neglectful or abusive, which can rob a person of a sense of worthiness and safety with others.  The behavioral manifestation of this personal experience can be challenging to understand to deal with—interactions can feel negative, disengaged, disrespectful, and aggressive.  Participants will learn strategies for attunement and relationship-building in these circumstances, including those that can be done through a virtual connection.

      Objectives:

      • Recognize how negative and neglective past childhood relational experiences can rob trauma survivors and influence their current interactions.
      • Identify best practice strategies to building relationships with clients in person or virtually to develop positively relationships and mitigating negative trauma history.
      •  Apply these relationship building skills to help those at risk for Substance Use Disorder and mental health concerns.

      PRESENTER:   Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., is a master trainer and trauma-responsive practice content expert.   Her company, Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, was formed in 2016 to meet the profound need for expert training and consultation in trauma responsive practices/systems in human service agencies throughout the state of NH faced by impact of the opioid epidemic and the crisis in the children’s mental health and child protection systems.  She has extensive experience consulting with agencies to develop system-wide cultural shifts and to implement organizational change toward trauma-responsive policies and practices. 

      Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

      2 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  TBD
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  TBD
      CRSW Performance Domains:  TBD
      NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

      Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 2 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

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

      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.

      • May 25, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training with Dr. Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D., ABPP 

      May 25, 2021

      8:30 am -11:45 am



      This training will be remote only!

      PRESENTATION: This seminar will explore how to integrate stages of change and motivational communication strategies into group therapy.  Readiness to change among group members differs and creates heterogeneity in every group.  A focus on stages of change and the critical processes needed to address stage tasks can help group leaders understand this diversity and develop strategies to promote conversations about change more effectively. Participants will be able to:

      • Understand and assess differences in motivation across different types of change (initiation, modification and cessation)
      • learn strategies to promote group conversations that empower participants to address changing behaviors that can help resolve current problems.
      • Advance their group skills in bringing about transformational effects.


      PRESENTER: Dr. Carlo DiClemente is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of several training centers at UMBC. He is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He published several articles and chapters on brief interventions and in 2018 the second edition Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has also co-authored several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good

      Registration Fee:  Registration $40,   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 6, 7, 17, 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.

      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.

      • June 09, 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
      • Remote Via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Michelle Ronayne, Ph. D.

      June 9, 2021

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


      This training is remote only


      SOR Scholarship Application


      PRESENTATION: The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of substance use and abuse during the reproductive time frame. We will explore the importance of early recognition of possible substance use problems during pregnancy.  Almost half (approximately 45 %) of pregnancies are unplanned leading to a host of possible complications for women in general and more specifically with substance abuse issues.  They may be more susceptible to perinatal mood disorders and failure to address substance misuse or abuse can result in fetal damage. We will explore screening for substance abuse issues as well as the role of educating women about how it affects their health both during pregnancy and postpartum as well as that of their child. We will talk about the affects of various substances including stimulants, opiates, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

      • Recognition of rates of substance abuse in prenatal and perinatal period
      • Understanding complication of substance misuse/abuse during pregnancy and postpartum
      • Strategies for treatment of women, their partners, and families during the perinatal period


        ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Michelle Ronayne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. She went on to earn her Master's and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She has had a variety of clinical training experiences including a Veteran's Administration Hospital (Bedford, MA), a practicum focused on working with community members around domestic violence and an internship at a community mental health center in Walpole, MA with a focus on children, adolescents, and families where she continued to work with a non-profit domestic violence agency as well.  Dr. Ronayne has spent many years in academia having taught at a variety of colleges in Massachusetts and New Hampshire teaching courses such as Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. She continued to explore her research interests in power and empowerment with a specific focus on the role of power in organizational development. Additionally, Dr. Ronayne has administrative experience having served as an Associate Director of a multi-site practice in Massachusetts.

        Registration 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


        3 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 14-18
        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.

        • July 07, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC                

        July 7, 2021

        8:30am - 4:00pm


        This training is remote only!

          

        PRESENTATION: This training includes a comprehensive and detailed study of application both in documentation and treatment of the 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor. Emphasis will be on the 12 core functions, the assessments BPS and ASI, entry level diagnosis, SMART treatment planning, and exceptions to confidentiality. This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding of the 12 Core Functions and the 46 Global Criteria as well as the basic documentation required of the substance use counselor.  By the end of this training participants will be able to:  


        • Understand and Describe the 12 Core Functions and 46 Global Criteria of Addiction Counseling.

        • Describe the application of the Core Functions and Global Criteria in clinical practice.

        • Articulate Ethical and Confidentiality Issues which confront the substance use counselor.

        • Define Screening and Assessment and how they are different as well as common tools.

        • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

        • Discussion of a comprehensive Bio-psycho-social Assessment by applying the Diagnostic Statistical Manual to determine if a client is appropriate for SUD treatment.

        • Discussion of a Treatment Plan (based on the Assessment) that is appropriate to the client’s needs and wants, strengths and weaknesses (described in terms that are measurable).

        • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.


        PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

        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: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
        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 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 12, 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                 

        8:30 am to 4 pm on August 12, 2021

        130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

        This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

        Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.


        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.

        Registration:  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.

        • September 24, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 PM (EDT)
        • Remote Via Zoom
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         A 3 hour training event with Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC

        April 2, 2021

        8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 


        While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly 


        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


        ABOUT THE 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.

        Registration 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


        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.

        • 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                 

        8:30 am to 4 pm on October 14, 2021

        130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

        This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

        Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

        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.

        Registration:  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.