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 be virtual, until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding, as we do what we can to keep us all safe and healthy.

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. 

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • December 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 2 hour training event with Kevin Lambert
    9:00am - 11:00am on December 11, 2020


    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  Battlemind Resilience Training, the US Army’s mental health resilience training system, is comprised of an integrated series of deployment cycle modules and life cycle training modules as well as specific training tailored for medical personnel.  The training provides a developmental approach to mental health skill building timed to the specific phases of the Soldiers’ career and deployment cycle.  (U.S. Army Medical Department) In addition, this training will provide an orientation to military culture and how it is inculcated by both training and deployment.

      This two hour training will provide the following objectives:

    •   Have an understanding of the psychological and social stressors endured by service members both during their training, deployment and upon returning home, which will enable them to have a deeper familiarity with the “military mindset.”
    •  Better understand the reintegration process of a returned service member and the difficult transition they are making from “solider to civilian.”
    •     Understand many of the moods, behaviors, and actions of returning service members while also assisting the service member and their families understand and cope with the process of reintegration.

    PRESENTER: Kevin Lambert is the Program Development Administrator at NEADS, World Class Service Dogs, focusing on the Service Dogs for Veterans programs.  Mr. Lambert served as the Director of Special Populations Programs and Services for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services from 2007 to 2015.  He assisted with the creation, implementation, and management of several community-based Peer Support programs for Veterans and their families including Suicide Prevention, Housing First, Supportive Housing, Jail Diversion, and Re-entry from incarceration facilities. Mr. Lambert served in the United States Army as an Infantryman from 2005-2008 and participated in over 600 combat patrols and missions as a light machine gunner in IRAQ from August 2005 through December 2006. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation for Valor. Mr. Lambert has an Associate's Degree in Science Human Services degree as well as a Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling from Northern Essex Community College.

    Fee:  Registration $30,   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4

    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13, 15, 17

    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 partially financed under a grant from Meredith Savings Bank and 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.  Thank you to our funders.

    • December 14, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
    Register

    A 12 hour training event with James Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, December 14-15, 2020

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

    1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
    2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
    3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

    PRESENTERSJim 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: $80; Non-Members $100; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    12 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE REGISTRANT PER FORM. FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS YOU MUST REGISTER EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY. 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.

    • December 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 3 hour training with Michelle Vigar and Carolyn Lemsky PhD, C.Psych ABPP-CN                    


    9:00 am to noon on December 18. 2020

    This is a DCATT-funded Training.

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  People living with brain injury, an often invisible disability, are at a high risk of involvement with the justice system.   Brain injury increases the risk for mental health and substance use difficulties,  which are themselves common risk factors for being arrested.    Simply living with cognitive impairment increases the risk of being drawn into illegal activity  or having behavior misunderstood as threatening or committing impulsive acts.   It is an unfortunate truth that more than half of all people in custody are living with the impact of brain injury.  This workshop will provide an overview of the relationship between brain injury and justice involvement and provide key strategies for recognizing and supporting people with brain injury to navigate the court system, and avoid repeated charges.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between brain injury and involvement in the justice system;
    2. Participants will be able to list at least 3 symptoms of brain injury; and
    3. Participants will be able to apply specific strategies and will be provided with functional tools and resources to support people with brain injury as they navigate the justice system.
    PRESENTERS:  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.

        Melissa Vigar is a Registered Social Worker and the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Society.  She has worked in the field of brain injury for almost twenty years, supporting individuals and families in both the non-profit and private sector.  Melissa has overseen the design and implementation of several ABI community-based programs that focus on community integration, poverty reduction, resourcing and support coordination.  She sits on the Toronto ABI Network Advisory Committee, is the Civilian Co-Chair of the Toronto Police Disabilities Consultative Committee and is the co-chair of the Ontario Brain Injury Association’s Advisory Committee.

        Registration Fee:    Free to NH drug court providers; others may attend as space is available for a $40 registration fee;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org.

        3 Contact Hours Available

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  14-18
        CRSW Performance Domains:  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.

        be able to apply specific strategies and will be provided with functional tools and resources to support people with brain injury as they navigate the justice system.
        • January 15, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        Register

        A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC     

        8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021


        This training will be remote only


        PRESENTATION:  This is an introductory training to help educate, guide, and discuss the world of substance use professional ethics, boundaries and professional expectations in everyday interactions with clients and families that we serve. Specifically, we will discuss professional and personal boundaries, ethical guidelines as stated by NAADAC, the importance of supervision, the therapeutic relationship and how to work through potential ethical issues.  We will discuss the importance of having clear boundaries, how to distinguish oneself from being “friendly” and being a “friend” and ethical practice when working with clients and why this is important for both ones self and the health and well-being of clients.   This training will introduce participants to an ethical decision-making model for dealing with ethical dilemmas and the importance of clinical supervision within that process as well as review the basis for Addiction Treatment Professional Ethics (NAADAC).   By the end of this training participants will also increase understanding of:  

        • the difference between ethics, morals, values beliefs and the law;
        • boundary issues, boundary violations and dual relationships;
        • use of self disclosure; and 
        •  confidentiality and ethics in regard to technology.

        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: 603-225-7060, training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics for recertification
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12
        CRSW Performance Domains:  1
        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.

        • January 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        Register

        A 6 hour training event with Elaine de Mello, LCSW

        February 4, 2020

        8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

        This training will be remote only


        PRESENTATION: Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

        1. recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; 
        2. Understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and 
        3. Learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

        PRESENTER:  Elaine de Mello is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field since 1978 as a clinical program manager in inpatient and community settings; she also served as an emergency services clinician and director of Quality Improvement. Additionally, Elaine worked for seven years as a school counselor and currently teaches on the faculty at Plymouth State University and as a Child Impact Program teacher at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Elaine has worked full time with NAMI NH since 1999 where she had a lead role in the development of the Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention Program, a national best practice. Elaine has provided training and consultation in mental health and suicide prevention throughout the United States and Canada in a variety of settings including state and tribal entities, community coalitions, schools and campuses, health care facilities, and military and paramilitary organizations.  She serves as a trainer for the NH Police Standards and Training Council, and is also a master trainer in AMSR, CALM and Connect and is certified in conducting psychological autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology.  Elaine serves on the NH Suicide Fatality Review Committee and has been the co-chair of the NH Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly since 2003. She has served on the national faculty for Zero Suicide. Elaine is a 2012 recipient of the NH State Suicide Prevention Award.

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

        Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
        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 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.

        Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.
        • February 09, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        Register

        A 6 hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN 

        9:00 am -12:15 pm daily, on February 9 & 10, 2021

        SOR Scholarship Application


        This training will be remote only!

        PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

        1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
        2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
        3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
        4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
        5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
        6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

        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. 

        MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 17
        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. 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.

        • February 18, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
        • virtual via Zoom
        • 40
        Register

        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC                 

        8:30 am to 4 pm on February 18, 2021

        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:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@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.

        • February 23, 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)
        • Remote via Zoom
        Register

        A 6 hour training with Molly Rossignol, DO, FAAFP, FASAM and Ann Branen, RN, CARN   

        8:30 am -11:45 am daily, on February 23 & 24, 2021

        SOR Scholarship Application

        This training will be remote only!

        PRESENTATION:    The science behind neurobiology has revealed more about how mechanisms of pathology can affect risks for mental health and substance use disorders, including the changes that are effects of genetics, epigenetics, environment, and exposures. This workshop will present evidence-based approaches to managing several different substance use disorders with FDA approved medications. We will focus this presentation through the lens of a stage which is set with other aspects of care that can bolster the beneficial effects of medications for addiction treatment. In particular, attitudes, understanding of both the disease of addiction as well as the outcomes of scientific studies (and sometimes lack of) for medications will be presented. The goal is to support patients and clients in their goals of wellness through proven pathways.

        Objectives:

        • Learn which specific use disorders have FDA approved medications to improve outcomes. Discuss why and why not these medications are used in the setting of use disorders.
        • Be familiar with mechanism of action and efficacy of FDA approved medications for several use disorders.
        • Explore other off label use of medications in use disorders.
        • Discuss medication monitoring and roles and responsibilities of a treatment team.
        • Identify three components that can reduce risk and improve overall wellness for people with substance use disorders.
        • Hear first-hand accounts of how medications have affected people who have been treated through medical offices and have an opportunity to ask them questions about their recovery in the context of medication.

          PRESENTERS:   Molly Rossignol, DO has been a family physician in NH for 20 years and is fellowship trained and board certified in Addiction Medicine. She has practiced addiction medicine since 2014 and has been an advocate for evidence-based care as well as safety for our community and holding to science when it comes to legislative issues around our state’s actions regarding cannabis. She serves on the NH Medical Society as a representative of the Northern New England chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She also sits on the Governor’s Task Force for Drugs and Alcohol in the areas of Perinatal Substance Exposure and the Healthcare Committee. Molly was appointed to the Therapeutic Cannabis Medical Oversight Board in 2019.

          Ann Branen, RN, CARN, is a registered nurse practicing in New Hampshire for over 25 years.  Pursuing her interest in addiction nursing, Ann completed an Associate’s Degree in Addiction Counseling in 2013 and certification in Addiction nursing in 2017.  In the role as Nurse Care Coordinator, Ann has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Program for Addictive Disorders at Concord Hospital and the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at Elliot Health System.  With expertise in office-based addiction care, Ann has served as a mentor to providers, residents, nurses and other clinical staff.   As a consultant at Addiction Care Solutions, Ann continues to use her experience, expertise and passion to advance addiction care services in healthcare settings and practices.  Ann in currently pursuing her Masters degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at Rivier University.   Ann is dedicated and passionate about bolstering the role of the nurse in addiction care and strengthening the voice of addiction nursing in NH.  Ann views every interaction with patients and peers as an opportunity to provide information aimed at the reducing the harm, stigma and discriminatory practices that continues to impact people affected by substance use disorders.

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

          MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 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. 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 04, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 3 hour training event on March 4, 2021 with Ann Duckless  

          130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

          8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


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

          • 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. 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 16, 2021
            • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via Zoom
            Register

            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:  603-225-706 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)
            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
            Register
            A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, March 22-26, 2021


            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.  

            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.

            • April 09, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
            Register

            A 4 hour training event with Lynn Lyons, LICSW

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

            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:  603-225-7060 traininginstitute@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)
            • 130 Pembroke Road Suite 100, Concord, NH
            Register

            A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on April 13, 2021

            130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH  03301


            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.

            • May 03, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
            Register
            A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 

            May 3-6, 2021 (4-Day Training)

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


            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 17, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
            • Remote via zoom
            Register
            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.

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