New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

Training topics are scheduled quarterly within training suites of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Look to the right-hand side of each training title to see 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

    • April 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for clinicians at any skill level to explore and understand the pathological qualities unique to the Internet and its evolving hazards. During this training, participants will learn the brief history of the Internet and its likely future. Special emphasis will be placed on the co-occurring nature of Mental Health disorders and how the internet is being abused to negatively support these issues. Dangers to health, privacy, ethics, safety and child development will be explored. This new and powerful tool is affecting all of us in unpredicted and sometimes pathological ways. Our clients are living their lives on the Internet; we need to know what this means for them, and their recoveries.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    • Learn the developmental issues associated with growing up in a wired world.
    • Learn how some pathologies have flourished as a result of being connected.
    • Understand the potential and reality of Internet Addiction.
    • Describe their own experiences with the dangers of the Internet.
    • Explore the arena available to the antisocial personality.
    • Review the Ethical dangers of accessing the World Wide Web.
    • Delve into the perverse reality of the Dark Web.
    • Learn what not to do when using the Internet.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Joseph has 32 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He is the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry in Bridgeport, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 16 years teaching on neurobiology, recovery issues and ethics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. Joseph is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 17
    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 wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    • April 25, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

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


    PRESENTATION: Changes in confidentiality regulations and a changing healthcare landscape demanding increase integration of behavioral and physical healthcare make it critical for substance use disorder and mental health practitioners to have a firm grasp of the rules and laws that govern their practice in order to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the clients they serve.  Managed care, duty to warn issues, mandated reporting, the growing number of mandated clients, the increase in integrated healthcare delivery networks and the litigious nature of our society add additional stress to this requirement.  This workshop will examine the recent changes in the Federal Confidentiality Regulations governing Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2) and the areas of conflict between these regulations and HIPAA.  The practical application of these regulations will be examined with respect to integrated care networks, electronic health records, Health Information Organizations, managed care, client safety issues, duty to warn, subpoenas and court orders.

    As a result of this training, participants will:  learn to recognize the elements that define an individual or entity as a Part 2 Program;develop an understanding of the practical application of the federal confidentiality guidelines (HIPPA and 42 CFR Part 2) to their practice; develop and understanding of the final rules changes in 42 CFR Part 2 and their implications for client confidentiality and counselor responsibility; develop an understanding of the issues involved in balancing the imperative of client confidentiality with the demands of integrated client care; learn to identify and respond to conflicts between competing laws and statutes governing the confidentiality of client communications; learn to respond to subpoenas, court orders and warrants;  learn to identify and resolve ethical conflicts which may arise when working with clients involved in the criminal justice system; develop an understanding the counselor’s duty to warn and the issues that raises with respect to client confidentiality, counselor liability and ethical practice.

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

    Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

    For registration information contact:  NHADACA at 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6, Ethics (for re-certification)
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 11-12
    CRSW Performance Domain:  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.

    • May 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rivier University, 420 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060
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    A 6 hour training event with Frederic Reamer, PhD

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


    PRESENTATION:  This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth examination of compelling ethical challenges in the behavioral health field.  Moving beyond introductory ethics concepts, Dr. Reamer will explore difficult ethics cases and practical strategies designed to protect clients, practitioners, and agencies.  The workshop will include a series of challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.  Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, ethical implications of digital technology, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and impaired professionals.  The workshop will include discussion of relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; supervision; and consultation.  Dr. Reamer will focus especially on complex documentation issues.  He will make extensive use of case material and provide ample opportunity for audience participation. 

    PRESENTER:  Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics.  Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1978) and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings.  He has taught at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (1978-1981), and the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work (1981-1983).  Dr. Reamer has served as Director of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center of the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP (1979-1981); as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Rhode Island (1987-1990); and as a Commissioner of the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation.   Dr. Reamer served on the State of Rhode Island Parole Board from 1992 to 2016.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work Education (1990-1994).  He served as Associate Editor of the National Association of Social Workers Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition) and currently serves as Associate Editor of theEncyclopedia of Social Work Online (Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers).

    Fee: *NHADACA Members: $100; *Non-Members $150;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Ethics (for re-certification)
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 6, 7, 10 – 13 & 15
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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

    • May 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Jack Genakos

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


    PRESENTATION:  This interactive, multimedia training is designed for professionals working in the field of substance use and mental health disorders. When working with this population it is incumbent on service providers to be conversant with the biopsychosocial effects that result from substance misuse. This presentation will provide detailed information on the history, pharmacology, use patterns and current trends associated with common and emerging substances of misuse. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

    • Recognize the progression from substance use to a substance use disorder;
    • understand the biopsychosocial effects of various substances;
    • develop a greater understanding of current trends in substance misuse; and
    • Gain knowledge related to the treatment of substance use disorders.

    PRESENTER:  Jack Genakos MLADC has been working in the field of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders since 1979. He is currently practicing as an Outpatient SUD Counselor at Southeastern NH Services in Dover, NH. Jack has worked with adults, adolescents, and their families in outpatient and inpatient settings including the Veteran’s Administration, Hampstead Hospital, Seaborne Hospital, and Catholic Medical Center. He served as a Student Assistance Counselor at Londonderry Middle School in Londonderry, NH for over ten years. Jack has provided training, counseling and consultation services to Rockingham and Strafford County Houses of Correction, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and the University of New Hampshire. He has also had extensive experience working with First Nations Residential School Survivors in New Brunswick, Canada. Jack holds a Master of Education degree in Leisure Studies and Therapeutic Recreation from Boston University, and is currently licensed as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Hampshire.

    Fee: NHADACA Members: $55; Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 2 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 14-16, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    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.

    • May 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

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


    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: $55; Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not Applied For
    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.

    • May 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with Jim Wuelfing

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


    PRESENTATION:  This workshop will examine the continuum of care (prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery) focusing on prevention and recovery.  After coming to an understanding of these two disciplines, participants will explore where there is commonality in populations, focus, outcomes and goals. The possibility of collaboration will be explored to potentially lay the groundwork of supporting both healthy individuals and healthy communities.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Identify the intersections between prevention and recovery approaches
    • Define common terms used in prevention and recovery
    • Describe a more holistic approach to the continuum of care
    • Describe specific ways in which prevention and recovery practitioners can better support one another

    PRESENTER:  Jim Wuelfing is the owner of the New England Center, a company dedicated to quality training and technical assistance services.  Aside from being a national leader in recovery coaching, facilitation of the development of recovery community organizations and in the field of prevention of problem gambling, Jim has many specialties including strategic planning, cultural competency, peer education, community organizing, spiritual growth, and curriculum development. In a consultant capacity, Jim has served as the Director of the Recovery Coach Academy for CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery) and as the Prevention and Recovery Consultant for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling where he directed the prevention and recovery of problem gambling throughout the Commonwealth.  In 2009, Jim received the inaugural Excellence in Prevention Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. He was further honored by the National Council when in 2011 the award was named after him – the Wuelfing Prevention Award.  In 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for his work in support of children and public education.  Prior to owning his own company, Jim was the Director of Prevention Services and Training Manager for ETP, Inc. for six years and started his career serving as an Assistant Dean and Associate Dean of Student at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.  While at Holy Cross, Jim’s work in developing peer education programs was selected as one of six Special Programs of National Interest by the Planning Group of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse with assistance provided by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education.

    Fee: NHADACA Members $55.  Non-Members $65. NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.

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

    5 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category:  3, 5,6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 3
    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.

    • May 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

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


    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 $40.    *Non-Members $50.  *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@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. THANK YOU.

    • May 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS

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


    PRESENTATION:  This one day training will provide Recovery Support Workers with an introduction to the evidence practice method of communication – motivational interviewing (MI).  After orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize client change talk, and roll with discord/resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes.

    Participants will be able to: Describe four aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing; Explain the difference between MI and client-centered; Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements; Identify change talk within a person’s speech; Generate empathic reflections and open questions designed to elicit change talk; and
    Provide an effective, empathic summary statement.

    PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members  $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.
    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domain: 1-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15-18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  Not Applied For.
    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.

    • May 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

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


    PRESENTATION: This workshop is geared toward people new to the field and will focus on the 12 Core Functions (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation) and the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice. This will provide a framework for verbalizing and analyzing the skills necessary for good clinical practice related to work with substance use clients. This course is geared towards non-clinicians working toward licensure. Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the chemical dependency counseling process.

    NOTE:  Although this course meets categories of competence for substance use and other mental health counselors, this training is intended for individuals new to the field of substance use disorders.  This course is core in nature and offers basic information.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC, is in private practice in Central New Hampshire, where he has been providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for over 20 years. He was a member of the NH Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors since its inception and was a member of the Peer Review Committee attaché to the NH Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Practice. Mr. Parisi served as the Chair of the Case Presentation Method Committee of the ICRC.AODA and was instrumental in the development of the process and standards for assessing alcohol and drug abuse counselor competency internationally. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute on Addiction Studies and is recognized nationally for providing professional training on counseling skills and counselor competency.

    Fee: NHADACA Members $40.  Non-Members $50. NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.
    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060   traininginstitute@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.

    • May 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Lee Anne Dodge, MEd, CPS

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


    PRESENTATION:  Environmental strategies, when implemented as part of a comprehensive approach, are essential in changing or influencing the underlying factors that contribute to substance use and can have a great impact on large numbers of people.  Pro use social norms, policies, access and availability of substances can influence behaviors. When paired with individual level prevention and education strategies, environmental strategies can prevent use and help create places that are supportive, just and safe.

    Through activities and discussions, participants will:

    • Learn about evidence based environmental strategies and how they are essential for comprehensive substance use prevention.
    • Learn how to assess and connect environmental strategies to community needs.
    • Explore opportunities for engaging key stakeholders in communities to plan, implement, and evaluate environmental strategies in both the short and long term.
    • Possess knowledge about the demographics of people affected by opioid use disorder.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Lee Anne Dodge has a Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education, is a Certified Prevention Specialist, and a Prime For Life instructor for Maine’s Driver Education and Evaluation Program. She is the program director for one of the 18 Drug Free Communities in Maine: SoPo Unite-in South Portland. She has worked in the substance use prevention field for over 25 years with a focus on using environmental strategies to reduce substance use in communities and on college campuses. She coordinated wellness and substance use prevention and intervention at the University of Southern Maine and facilitated the BASICS program (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students).  She serves on Maine’s Prevention Certification Board and has served on Maine’s Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Commission and was an associate with the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and has taught the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training. Lee Anne grew up in Walpole, N.H. and worked at the University of New Hampshire in Residential Life and the New Hampshire Teen Institute.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members $55.    Non-Members $65.  NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  3-6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
    CRSW Performance Domain: 3
    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.

    • May 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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    A 3 hour training event with Lucy C. Hodder, JD

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


    PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in enhancing professionalism for all levels of substance use delivery and care through learning and problem solving in response to recent legal trends in governance and compliance. The didactic and shared learning will focus on three ethical topics for substance use providers highlighting current risks in corporate governance, fraud and abuse and privacy. The participants will engage in a didactic session on current legal trends lead by Lucy Hodder, followed by shared learning from group sessions, and practical problem solving identifying key strategies for governance priorities going forward.

    As substance use disorder care givers and organizations grow and engage in collaborative care models, governance, financial, and privacy boundaries are challenged.  Promoting good governance is critical for overall sustainability and heightened awareness of best practices at all levels of care delivery. Areas of focus will include key operational and organizational governance concepts, financial boundaries that implicate fraud and abuse rules, and information sharing boundaries that impact patient privacy. Participants will come away with a better understanding of current legal trends posing a risk to substance use delivery models and patient centered care, a shared learning around current experiences of colleagues, and a collective mapping of action steps going forward to enhance governance, professionalism and ethics in integrated and collaborative practice settings.   As a result of attending participants will:  understand the key current legal developments in the area of substance use services delivery around corporate governance, fraud and abuse and privacy in integrated delivery settings; engage in experiential learning discussions focused on case studies raising risk areas of concern around governance, fraud and abuse and privacy; and use collaborative discussion to dispel myths and fears around governance issues and risk areas.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Lucy Hodder, the Director of Health Law and Policy programs at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice and a Professor of Law at UNH School of Law, most recently served as Legal Counsel to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and as the senior health care policy director. Lucy currently supervises and runs the Certificate in Health Law and Policy program at UNH Law, directs Health Law and Policy research at IHPP and is an experienced New Hampshire health care, regulatory and employment attorney. She was previously a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC, and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, and named Lawyer of the Year – 2012 for Health Care Law by her peers. In the 2017-2018 NH legislative cycle Lucy provided technical assistance on SB 549 and has since presented on CAPTA/CARA numerous times.

    Fee:  $25 NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours AvailableCertified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6, Ethics for re-cert LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12CRSW 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. THANK YOU.

    • May 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

    PRESENTER:  Ann 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 $55.00.    Non-Members $65.00.  NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Prevention Practice & Theory
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    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.

    • May 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 12 hour training event on May 30-31st 

    with Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

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


    PRESENTATION: The healing effect of group counseling is widely accepted in the fields of substance abuse, mental health and behavioral health.  Most healthcare organizations seek to take advantage of group dynamics to access and encourage the human potential to heal, change and grow. While the content of counseling groups varies across settings, many of the powerful processes of group work are universal.

    This experiential workshop is designed for beginning and experienced group facilitators to examine the challenges and choices of group dynamics, learn about process versus content, share ideas on best practices, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and reinvigorate a passion for group.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    • Name at least five healing elements of group treatment;
    • define facilitator role and responsibilities in a therapeutic group;
    • delineate between group process and content;
    • identify critical components of group treatment when working with mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders; and
    • Identify specific challenges and opportunities of groups.

    PRESENTER:  Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS  is an individual therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor and trainer with 21 year of experience. In previous positions she was director of inpatient services for a women’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders residential and halfway house programs;  led an Assertive Community Treatment team;  supervised a large detoxification and rehabilitation center specializing in co–occurring disorders, relapse prevention and early recovery for men and women; facilitated groups for anger management, addiction/recovery and mindfulness; and worked with domestic violence offenders.  Since 2001 she has been facilitating training on addiction, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders for a wide variety of agencies and organizations in Maine. She served as adjunct faculty for North Carolina State University, University of New England and University of Southern Maine in social work and counseling. She currently serves as visiting faculty in the Tufts Psychiatry Residency program at Maine Medical Center. She has expertise in trauma and recovery, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, group facilitation, difficult conversations, ethics and clinical supervision.  She maintains a private practice in Portland serving adults with a special focus on caring for professionals in mental health, medical, legal and other helping professions.

    Fee NHADACA Members:  $110; Non-Members $130; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    12 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • June 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

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


    PRESENTATION: Clinical supervisors are in a position of significant power and responsibility.  Responsibilities inherent in this role are to the supervisees, the agency/organization for which they work, the clients, the profession and ultimately to oneself.  Balancing these responsibilities requires a clear understanding of the role of clinical supervision in practice management including inherent liability issues and the various ethical responsibilities of the position.  Navigating these obligations often raises ethical issues for both the supervisor and the supervisees.  This training will examine the roles, obligations and responsibilities of clinical supervisors as well as the ethical and legal parameters that define that role.  The differences between, and liability attached to, clinical supervision, administrative supervision and peer collaboration will also be highlighted.  Participants will be able to state the differences between supervision and collaboration; be able to utilize appropriate methods for documenting clinical supervision; understand the potential for conflicts that may arise in dual relationships between supervisor/supervisee; and be able to explain areas of professional liability stemming from the supervisor role.

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

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members $55.    *Non-Members $65.  *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    Note:  Ethics for recertification - these contact hours cannot be used for the initial LADC/MLADC  or  initial CRSW application.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    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.

    • June 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with James Figueiredo, MEd.

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


    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 $40.    *Non-Members $50.  *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@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. THANK YOU.

    • June 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    with Sarah Nathan, The Fund Raising School

    A 6 hour training event June 10, 2019

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

    PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use disorder professionals and will provide participants with information and skills on how to manage the complete grant life-cycle.   The focus of this training is funding from grant making foundations rather than government grants. Participants are encouraged to bring a draft proposal or an Request for Proposal (RFP) they wish to apply for. At the end of this workshop, participants will know how to:

    • Research funding priorities of foundations to match project/program goals

    • Create successful written and digital proposal packages

    • Track progress toward project goals

    • Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways

    • Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Fund Raising School, the nationally renowned professional training program for fundraising practitioners. In this role, she supports faculty and curriculum development. Recently, she managed the publication of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 4th edition, to which she also contributed two chapters. Dr. Nathan is currently directing a national study of the fundraising profession and is a frequent speaker on the topic. Previously, she was assistant professor of nonprofit management and philanthropy at Bay Path University where she taught and advised online graduate students in the Masters of Nonprofit Management and Strategic Fundraising degree programs. Today, she serves her community as a board member of the Johnson County Community Foundation and is an enthusiastic volunteer each summer for the New Hampshire Teen Institute. Dr. Nathan holds the MA and PhD in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55; *Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.    For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

    • June 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Joanne McKenna, ANP, MA, HNC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This one day workshop will include a discussion of the broad benefits and application of Mindfulness across the continuum of care for Substance Use Disorders beginning with prevention and including recovery and relapse prevention.  The participants will have the opportunity to experience Sitting, Walking, Eating, Body Scan and Loving Kindness Meditation. A guide for use in practice will be provided as well as resources for deepening practice.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for both inside and outside practice.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    1.      Identify how Mindfulness could be beneficial when applied across the continuum of care

    2.      Describe current research

    3.      Experience each of 5 practices of Mindfulness

    4.      Be familiar with resources for continued practice

    5.      Apply knowledge to treatment options

    PRESENTER:  Joanne McKenna ANP, MA, HNC is a Nurse Practitioner retiring from 40 years of practice, 30 of which specialized in Addictive and Co-Occurring Disorders. In addition, she taught Psychopharmacology for the ACE program in MA., is an instructor of Mindfulness-Based-Stress Reduction, is Certified by the Neuroscience Educational Institute in Psychopharmacology., and currently offers a course on-line on the Basis and Treatment of Depression as part of a series with McKenna Recovery Associates.

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $55;   *Non-Members  $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.                     

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 15, 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.

    • June 19, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LCDP

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


    PRESENTATION:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is psychotherapeutic treatment approach that utilizes a psycho-social model that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. It is an evidence-based approach that focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.  As a result of this training participants will:

           State an understanding of the history of the development of CBT;

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

    PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for eleven outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs in Massachusetts, with a primary office at Arbour Counseling Services, Fall River, MA. In addition, he serves as the organization’s Compliance and Privacy Officer and is a surveyor for CARF International.   Mike has extensive clinical and supervision experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in substance abuse recovery, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $40; *Non-Members $50; *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied.
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, & 7
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3
    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.

    • June 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Brenda Westberry

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

    PRESENTATION:   The number of adults in the criminal justice system has soared due largely to prosecutions of drug related crimes and drug addicted offenders. Criminal offenders have rates of substance abuse and dependence that are more than four times that of the general non-criminal population. The shift in criminal justice practices, policies, and laws has resulted in vast racial disparities in the average length of sentences for comparable offenses such as crack cocaine versus powder cocaine. *Thirty-eight percent of prison and jail inmates are African American while Latinos constitute 19% of the prison and jail population. There are major institutions that affect crime and carry out the application of justice for victims and punish offenders. The disparities in punishment and other criminal justice and correctional problems have resulted in the over-representation of minorities in our criminal justice system.  During this workshop we will examine the interconnectedness surrounding race crime and criminal justice including the differences in sentencing, crime and violence. Attention will be given to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system as it relates to substance abuse as well as the exploration of current research and practices.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

    1.       Identify who is incarcerated and the impact and prevalence of incarceration and reentry on racial and ethnic minorities.

    2.       Analyze racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

    3.       Identify the connection between substance use, poverty and crime.

    PRESENTER:  Brenda Westberry is President and founder of Westberry Consulting where she facilitates workshops, conferences and trainings on a national level for businesses, government and community agencies. Brenda is a retired Chief Probation Officer from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. She has over 30 years of experience in working with criminal justice offenders, treatment agencies, the addicted client population and recovery organizations. Brenda has extensive training in working with multiple validated risk assessments using evidence-based practices and was trained by members of J-SAT and the National Institute of Corrections in the instruction of Motivational Interviewing, coding, coaching and feedback. Brenda has been involved in multiple projects throughout the country working with correctional and community agencies with both adult and juvenile offenders who have faced life sentences. Brenda is a professor in the Criminology, Sociology, Social Work and Applied Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University and an Instructor for the ATTC-NE, at Brown University, as well as a 10-year faculty member of the New England School of Addiction Studies and the New England School of Best Practices. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Justice and Law Administration.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55;  *Non-Members $65;  *NBCC add $5.  Lunch will be on your own.

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


    • June 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS

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


    PRESENTATION:  Engaging community leaders and other influencers in a community has always been critical for organizing community prevention and recovery efforts. Effective community organizing skills are more important than ever in a changing social service world. This course will review principles of basic community organizing. Strategies for prevention and recovery groups to proactively engage all those decision makers involved in behavioral healthcare and primary care will be discussed. The many rich opportunities for prevention organizations and recovery organizations to collaborate with each other to further many mutual goals in their community will also be addressed. In addition to specific organizing strategies, this course will provide opportunity for discussion, role play and interaction across disciplines.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:  Describe the basic principles of community organizing; Identify 1-2 potential partners from other sectors in the community; and discuss strategies for engaging (and retaining) these partners in collaborative efforts.

    PRESENTER:  Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer who has provided community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice throughout the United States. For 20 years she worked in this capacity for the US Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT). She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels directing a statewide prevention agency, developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans, creating curriculum and programs for at-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance misuse and mental health education. In addition to her prevention work, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at RI College and is board chair of RI’s largest statewide multi-service treatment program. She is a member of the faculty and advisory board of the New England School of Addiction Studies, a member of the advisory board for the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the New England PTTC, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of the CAPT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics as well as many other courses and webinars. Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in non-profit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is an advanced certified prevention specialist.

    Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $55; *Non-Members $65; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.    For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 15, 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.

    • June 25, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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


    PRESENTATION:  Substance use prevention and treatment providers are on the front lines of suicide prevention efforts.  Designated a National Best Practice program, Connect training utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach designed to increase the competence of substance abuse prevention and treatment providers in recognizing and  responding to individuals who are suicidal or at risk for suicide. Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention policies and procedures specific to the substance abuse fields, interactive case scenarios, and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response.

    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:  $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC add $5.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@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. THANK YOU.

    • June 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 43
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    A 6 hour training event with Ann Duckless

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

    PRESENTATION: The presenter will create a space for dialogue with audience members about the role that connectedness to technology, e.g. mobile-based and social media, plays in human development of all ages; communication and relationships with self and others; and how these factors relate to signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as other neurological changes within the brain. Also featured will be a panel of speakers representing young adults who have grown up in the world of digital technology; and the experience of a person in recovery who has given up connectedness with social media for personal well-being. As a "Call to Action", the impact of connectedness to technology on human beings of all ages is a critical component for the effective assessment and delivery of services by mental health and substance use Continuum of Care providers.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.

    2. Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns.

    3. Explain the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth and their correlation with connectedness to technology.


    PRESENTER: Ann Duckless, MA has worked for NAMI NH for the past 12 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative 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/gender identity.

    Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

    For registration information contact:  NHADACA at 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
    CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
    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. THANK YOU.

    • September 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Executive Court Banquet Facility; 1199 S. Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH
    • 84
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    A 6 hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

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

    PRESENTATION: It is understood that vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard that often leads to lack of job satisfaction, job productivity, and negative outcomes for both workers and agencies. Behavioral Health Professionals are at increased risk for vicarious trauma and yet the impact of exposures is often not recognized. In this session, participants will gain understanding of the symptoms and impacts of vicarious trauma. Further participants will learn critical skills in prevention and self-care. The role and opportunities for agencies to prevent and respond will also be explored. As a result of this training, participant will be able to:

    1. Distinguish between burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma;

    2. Recognize personal and agency factors that place them at greater risk for compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma;

    3. Understand the impact on job performance and personal satisfaction;

    4. Practice opportunities to interrupt a stress response;

    5. Identify self-care opportunities; and

    6. Learn opportunities to safe-guard from the negative impact of vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue through changes in agency culture, systematic supports and supportive supervision.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Her advanced studies include a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, a Doctorate in Philosophy from Wayne State University and several advanced certifications. Dr Bridge is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, mentorship and service.

    Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. Her excellence in teaching has served to empower students in the classroom and agency practitioners locally and nationally. Believing that process with integrity is hallmark, her service leads to collaborative, successful outcomes. Dr. Bridge currently serves on many committees and is the Governor’s appointed chair to the State of Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.

    Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is the recipient of a Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and the Marshall Service Award, Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award and the distinguished Ronald W. Collins Award from EMU. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice.

    Fee: No Cost; *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.

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


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