New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

COVID-19 UPDATE : beginning June 2022, masks are optional for all in-person training eventsWhile we are scheduling lower than typical attendance, we cannot guarantee physical distancing given the size of our facility.   Many trainings will are available in virtual and hybrid formats.   We will be monitoring the State and CDC guidelines and will adjust our policies as necessary based on local and nationwide trends. 

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

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

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2022
    • October 13, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 6
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    An 18 hour training event with Richard Barr, LMHC

    October 11-13, 2022

    9:00am–4:00pm (daily)

         

      This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION: Created for adolescent treatment providers such as youth care workers, assistant group facilitators, or caseworkers who will be working with youth, this training prepares counselors to immediately begin providing The Seven Challenges Program.  As a result of attending this 18-hour training event, participants will:

    • Be able to critique traditional approaches to drug treatment.
    • Know the three tasks of adolescent development and how to promote healthy development in drug treatment.
    • Know the six stages of change in overcoming behavioral problems, and the types of interventions most appropriate in patient-treatment matching.
    • Understand how to set appropriate goals in adolescent drug treatment, based on knowledge of adolescent development and the stages of change.
    • Know five new ways to work with adolescents to reduce defensiveness and denial.
    • Understand the idea of a counselor as a “problem-solving partner.”
    • Learn at least five new techniques and strategies for helping young people move through the stages of change.
    • Know the Seven Challenges process, including the significance of each challenge and how to use the Challenges as part of a decision-making and implementation model.
    • Be familiar with Seven Challenges material; learn how to introduce and use the materials.
    • Have a basic understanding of the clinical skills that go with each challenge.
    • Understand the game of “Go ahead, try to make me quit” and how NOT to play it.
    • Have a basic understanding of how to implement The Seven Challenges Program in their own unique counseling setting / level of care.
    • Make the connections between drug use behavior, life skill deficits, and underlying psychological, family, and social problems.
    • Have introduction to what is entailed in Seven Challenges supervision, including the introduction of the Counselor Rating and Review form.  The prospective Seven Challenges Leader(s) will have introduction to Seven Challenges quality assurance documents with instructions for starting.  (More Supervisory and QA training is given at The Seven Challenges Leader Training.)

    The Seven Challenges:

    1. We decided to open up and talk honestly about ourselves and about alcohol and other drugs.
    2. We looked at what we liked about alcohol and other drugs, and why we were using them.
    3. We looked at our use of alcohol and other drugs to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
    4. We looked at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
    5. We thought about where we seemed to be headed, where we wanted to go, and what we wanted to accomplish.
    6. We made thoughtful decisions about our lives and about our use of alcohol and other drugs.
    7. We followed through on our decisions about our lives and drug use. If we saw problems, we went back to earlier challenges and mastered them.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Richard L. Barr, LMHC, is the Senior Program Specialist.  He works closely with organizations to provide training, clinical support, and oversight of Seven Challenges implementations.  Richard has worked extensively in the fields of education and counseling and prior to joining The Seven Challenges he was the clinical director for several juvenile justice programs.  Richard is also in private practice and serves as a part-time psychology instructor at Trinity International University.


    REGISTRATION FEE:  Only open to UNH/IOD grant contracted adolescent programs. Free which includes NBCC continuing education.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    18 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
    CPS 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.

    • October 17, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

    October 17, 2022

    8:30am-4pm



    PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.


    As a result of this training, participant will:

    • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
    • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
    • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
    • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
    • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 14-18 
    CPS 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.

    • October 18, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
    • 11
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    A 5-hour training with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

    October 18, 2022

    8:30am-3:00pm



    PRESENTATION: The impact of trauma on the survivor's neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.


    As a result of this training, participant will:

    • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
    • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
    • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing stress.
    • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
    • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

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

    5 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 11, 14-18 
    CPS 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.

    • October 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
    • 18
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    A 5-hour training with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

    October 19, 2022

    8:30am-3:00pm



    PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.


    As a result of this training, participant will:

      • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
      • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
      • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
      • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
      • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
      • Review critical components of a support group.
      • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

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

      5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 6, 7, 13, 14
      CPS 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.

      • October 20, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
      • 28
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      A 6-hour Training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

      October 20, 2022

      8:30am–4:00pm 


      PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

      • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
      • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
      • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
      • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
      • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
      • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zannella has 34 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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

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

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence6, 7, 12-18
      CPS 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.

      • October 20, 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
      • 16
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      A 4-hour training with Ann Duckless, MA  

      October 20, 2022

      12pm-4:30pm


      This training will be remote only!


      PRESENTATION: Social service agencies offer a broad spectrum of programs and services to a wide variety of clients and their ages. Since suicide is a major public health issue, social service agency staff should be trained to recognize individuals at risk for suicide and learn strategies for connecting them to help. As a result of attending this training participants will:


      • Review of the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide;
      • Learn skills for intervening with clients or others at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources;
      • Learn strategies for communicating with parents/guardians/family members or other support persons during crisis situations;
      • Learn insights into confidentiality requirements and communication with others involved in the client’s care or treatment; and
      • Participate in a discussion of community resources and strategies to increase suicide prevention efforts through the integration, coordination, and collaboration of community services (schools, mental health, law enforcement, social services, faith communities, etc.).
      “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.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ann has worked for NAMI NH for 16 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 race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members: $65;  *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      4 Contact Hours Available

      CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4

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

      CPS Domains: 2, 3, 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 trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training ins financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • October 21, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301 OR Remote via Zoom
      • 28
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      A 6-hour Training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

      October 21, 2022

      8:30am–4:00pm 



      *This training will be HYBRID. When registering, please indicate if you plan to attend virtually or in-person*

      PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

        • Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
        • Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
        • Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
        • Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
        • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
        • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

        ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zannella has 34 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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence6, 7, 12-18
        CPS 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.

        • October 21, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
        • 0
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        A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

        October 21, 2022

        8:30am - 4:00pm

          

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


        By the end of this training participants will be able to:  

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

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

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

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

        • Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

        • Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

        ABOUT THE 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.

        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $50; *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: None
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-18
        CPS Domains: None
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • October 24, 2022
        • October 27, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150, Concord, NH
        • 0
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        A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd


        October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

        IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

        October 24-27, 2022

        This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 150, Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

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

        Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

        1. Understand and describe public health approach to prevention;
        2. Describe risk and protective factors;
        3. Understand the Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care;
        4. Explain the application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation; and
        5. Understand cultural competence and sustainability.

        AVAILABILITY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS

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

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

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

        ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

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

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

        REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Please complete the registration form and payment (if applicable) to attend.  

        REGISTRATION FEE:  $175 registration which includes the manual, in-person training and continuing education credits.  NBCC/NASW CEUs not available.

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

        31 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
        CPS Domains: 1-6
        NBCC CEs not available.

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

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • October 27, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

        October 27, 2022

        8:30am to 4pm


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


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

        • 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; and
        • Assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns.

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

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 16, 18
        CPS Domains: 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


        • October 28, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
        • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 3-hour training with Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC

        October 28, 2022

        8:30am to 11:45am


        NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301


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


        • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
        • Recognize roles within a family with addiction;
        • Identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
        • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

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

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

        3 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
        CPS Domains: 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

        This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

        • November 03, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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        A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

        November 3, 2022

        8:30am–4:00pm 

        PRESENTATION: This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. During this training, participants will learn techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Participants will:

        • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations;
        • Articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical ethics presented in the class;
        • Explain how to reconcile differences between codes of ethics when treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems;
        • Describe the concept of power differential as it relates to client- therapist, client- agency, and supervisor- supervisee relationships;
        • Articulate the relationship between legally defensible actions, ethical practice and personal morality.

        ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 2
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 6, 7, 10-12
        CPS Domains: 5, 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.

        • November 04, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301 OR Remote via Zoom
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        A 1.5 hour training with Angela Thomas Jones

        November 4, 2022

        10am-11:30am


        *This training will be HYBRID. When registering, please indicate if you plan to attend virtually or in-person*

        PRESENTATION:

        The first 10 registrations will receive a FREE copy of NOT Too Tired to Care

        Every participant receives the complimentary Companion Action Guide.

        This workshop will explore work life balance as related to self-care.  Participants will examine the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), the Self Care Wheel, and the role of self-compassion as they relate to stress and self-care.  Discussion will investigate social attachment, physical health, emotional and mental health, spiritual practices, and meaningful work and the impact of compassion satisfaction, resilience, and burnout.  Participants will learn how to deepen their understanding of the biological aspects of stress and increase their capacity for compassion satisfaction.  Experiential elements using coping skills such as mindfulness, HomeBase, and other brief techniques to address stress and relaxation will be applied and practiced.  

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

        • Explain the causal link between quality care and provider/clinician wellbeing.
        • Complete the Professional Quality of Life Scale as part of a Professional Resilience Plan.
        • Understand the biological aspects of stress and resilience.
        • Teach HomeBase: a simple 4-step practice.

        ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Angela Thomas Jones spearheaded a grassroots movement in her community based on data showing many healthcare workers are burned out and NOT talking about it for fear of losing their job. Motivated by lived experience, she has led her colleagues to join the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience led by the National Academy of Medicine and developed a Resilient Supervision Model which is being utilized in a variety of treatment settings. Angela is a 2021 NHADACA Nominee for the Life-time Achievement Award. Her three decades of experience on the front lines specializing in trauma-sensitive mind-body practices are woven into the 2020 Amazon Best Seller and #1 New Release in Practice Management NOT Too Tired to Care. This book brings hope and solutions for deepening personal individual and organizational leadership capacity for compassion satisfaction necessary for sustaining the long haul during these challenging times. 

        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $25;  *Non-Members $35; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        1.5 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of CompetenceNone
        CPS 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.

        • November 08, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 1.5-hour training with Richard Rawson, PhD

        November 8, 2022

        10:00am-11:30am



        This training will be remote only!

        PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

          • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
          • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
          • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

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

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $30;   *Non-Members $40;   *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          1.5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 8, 16-18 
          CPS 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.

          • November 09, 2022
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS & Ron Bodendorf, CRSW

          November 9, 2022

          8:30am-4:00pm

          PRESENTATIONThe goal of this workshop is to gain an understanding of the Four Performance Domains (Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support) that define the role of a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) and Recovery Coach. Participants will discuss the differences between the Four Performance Domains and the Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors’ Core Competencies. Participants will engage in an informed discussion around role clarity and role responsibilities. Participants will discuss the differences between peer collaboration and peer supervision for CRSWs.

          Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

          1. 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;
          2. Identify role clarity between a licensed clinician and a peer worker;
          3. Differentiate between the 4 performance domains and core competencies;
          4. Describe the Scope of Service for a CRSW.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

          Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

          Ron Bodendorf, CRSW, Derry, NH Ron joined the Choices Peer Recovery Coach Training team in Feb. 2019.  After 25 years of destructive alcohol and drug abuse, Ron got clean in 1998.  God was the last thing he tried and the first thing that worked.  Since 2000, Ron has worked with the homeless and SUD population in and out of the Church. He easily relates to the homeless person and the corporate executive and is comfortable on the streets or in the classroom. Ron is quickly making his way as a notable trainer and passionate about his new program Recovery Informed Congregations – that aims to build faith based communities knowledge of SUD and carve out supportive roles in their respective communities.

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

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

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

            • November 10, 2022
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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            A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS & Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS

            November 10, 2022

            8:30am-4:00pm

            PRESENTATIONA peer worker is a person in recovery who has been trained to provide non-clinical, strengths-based support to people experiencing similar challenges. Peer workers offer direct social and emotional support, help forge connections to clinical care and community resources, and share hope that recovery is possible. Appropriate and adequate supervision is a critical factor in the success of peer roles. This course is an entry-level supervision course that outlines concepts critical to the success of the peer worker and the peer role in the agency. This course is designed specifically for CRSWs who will be supervising other peers or CRSWs in NH.

            Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

              • Describe the essential functions of supervisors
              • Understand the principles and practices of peer support services
              • Explore the application of recovery-oriented approaches to the supervision of peer workers
              • Learn two critical supervision skills
              • Access additional resources to improve your competence in supervising peer workers

              ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

              Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.

              Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession.  He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.

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

              6 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
              CPS 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 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.

                • November 14, 2022
                • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                A 6-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd.

                November 14, 2022

                8:30am – 4:00pm 


                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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

                REGISTRATION FEE:  *NHADACA Members $50.    *Non-Members $60.  *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                6 Contact Hours Available
                CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-7, 10-13, 15-18
                CPS Domains: 2, 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.

                • November 15, 2022
                • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                • 33
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                A 3-Hour Training with Kim Bock

                November 15, 2022

                8:30am–12:00pm


                PRESENTATION: How do you choose the best fit for a recovery house for yourself or your client? What are NARR certification levels about? How do I really know what each recovery house is like? NHCORR Certified recovery residences follow the NARR standards that are accepted by SAMHSA and Congress. Recovery housing that abide by these standards promise a 60% greater chance of long term recovery than other forms of housing. But, resident choice is a key factor in seeing success. The right house for the right person is critical to success.

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

                • decipher the NHCORR website, specifically understanding the Certified Recovery Residence Page and the Accepting New Residents Page.
                • learn to classify clients and discern the best fit recovery residences for a particular person.
                • make use of real life examples in which these resources are and have been used

                ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

                REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $30;  *Non-Members $40; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                3 Contact Hours Available
                CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3, 4
                LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15-17
                CPS 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.

                • November 16, 2022
                • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                • Remote via Zoom
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                A 6-hour training with Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP

                November 16, 2022

                8:30am–3:30pm 

                PRESENTATION:  As providers working in the addictions and allied professions, clinicians and others are required to adhere to ethical and legal mandates in order to do no harm while delivering evidence-based, client-centered treatment and recovery support.  NAADAC's Code of Ethics (revised 01.01.21) provides the profession with standards of practice and boundaries of practice.  We will integrate day-to-day confidentiality, privacy, and ethical concerns that come up.  This 6-hour workshop on advanced ethical practices will build on ethical and confidentiality requirements at the state and federal levels, lessons from our telehealth/Covid experiences, hybrid practices, and business concerns.  There will be in-depth discussions, using case studies, on the following topics: 

                • confidentiality:  HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, PDMP
                • privacy: privileged communications; subpoenas; court orders
                • alignment:  standards of practice versus scope of practice
                • staying in your lane:  clinical supervision and professional development
                • informed consent:  legal, trauma-specific, and technology-specific
                • embracing a culturally diverse practice: diversity, equity and inclusion; CLAS standards; CFI
                • boundaries:  crossings versus violations; dual relationships; counseling across borders
                • the person of the counselor:  impairment versus functionality; self-care at work
                • credentials:  risk management; consultation; documentation
                • The virtual workshop will be very interactive, allowing for open dialogue with attendees about real life scenarios and concerns for all of us to consider.  Please bring your questions, concerns and comments.

                  At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

                  • Discuss how to adhere to ethical and legal mandates in order to do no harm while delivering treatment and recovery support services
                  • Understand the ethical and confidentiality requirements at state and federal levels.
                  • Be able to explain ethical issues and lessons encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic including telehealth, hybrid practices, and business concerns.

                  ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mita M Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP has been practicing in the world of mental health, marriage and family, and addictions counseling for the past 30 years. She earned her Doctorate in counselor education and supervision, and is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling program at Walden University. In addition, she has a thriving private practice where she provides telebehavioral health services, clinical supervision, counseling to our military, and addiction-specific training and education. Dr. Johnson served as NAADAC's President, Regional Vice President, Treasurer and Ethics Chair, and began her 2 year term as NAADAC’s Immediate Past-President in October 2022.

                  REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                  6 Contact Hours Available
                  CRSW Performance Domains: 2
                  LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 8, 12, 18
                  CPS 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.

                  • November 18, 2022
                  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                  • 180 South River Road, Bedford, NH
                  • 74
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                  NHADACA Annual Meeting

                  including a 2 hour training event with Samuel MacMaster, PhD


                  8:30 am to 1:30 pm, November 18, 2022

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

                  Please select the in-person or virtual on your price point for payment

                  The NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association will meet for their annual membership and business meeting.  All interested persons are welcome to attend.  Association business will include updates and exciting changes within NHADACA, introductions to our new staff, professional and community recognition awards and board of director election results. 

                  Award recipients are both nominated and chosen by vote of the NHADACA membership.  Nominations TBD. The categories that will be awarded include:

                  • Counselor of the Year
                  • Thomas McTague Lifetime Achievement Award 
                  • Lifetime Advocacy Award
                  • Legislative Advocacy Award
                  • Kathleen Taylor Legislator Award 

                    Meeting Agenda

                    8:30 am President’s Welcome --- Linda Brewer

                    8:40 am Roll Call --- Christine McKenna, Secretary

                    8:45 am Annual Meeting Minutes, November 19, 2021

                    8:50 am Treasurer’s Report --- Christopher Foster

                    8:55 am Executive Director’s Report --- Dianne Castrucci

                    9:05 am Guest Speaker --- Patrick Tufts, NH Governor's Commission

                    9:20 am Guest Speaker --- TBD, NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services

                    9:35 am Annual Award Presentations--- Diane Fontneau

                    9:55 am Board Member Election Results --- Alex Hamel

                    Plaques/Acknowledgment of Board Members leaving the Board

                    Announcement of New Board Members

                    10:30 am Adjourn Business Meeting and enjoy Brunch and Networking


                    11:30  am Presentation -  Working with Individuals Who Use Stimulants: Current Issues &  Best Practices


                    1:30 Adjourn

                    About the Presentation: Effective services for people who use substances are individually tailored to a client or patient’s specific needs, which are often dictated by the type of substance being used.  For over a decade, discussions of substance use treatment have focused primarily on opiate use due to the devastation the epidemic has created across the country.  Yet, the use of stimulants (cocaine, methamphetamine, and other stimulants) has been steadily increasing.   This presentation will provide an overview of stimulant use and what we know to be best practice approaches in working with individuals who use cocaine, methamphetamines, and other stimulants with or without opiate use.  Approaches for both out of treatment and in treatment services will be presented.

                    Presentation Objectives; upon completion of this lesson participants will:

                    • Recognize the current state of stimulant use and where we are in current drug use trends.
                    • Describe best practice approaches for individuals who use stimulants.
                    •  Classify the differences and similarities in approaches to individuals who use other types of substances.
                    • Discuss the application of best practices in their individual practice settings.

                    About the Presenter:  Samuel MacMaster, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College and serves as the Executive Director of the Elam Mental Health Center, the primary indigent care behavioral health provider for the city of Nashville.  He previously held academic positions within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee.  For the past three decades, Dr. MacMaster has worked with numerous organizations to design and implement addiction treatment programs throughout the country. He has produced three books and over seventy-five peer-reviewed publications related to substance use; and has significant clinical experience working with people who use drugs. 

                    FEES: It is free to attend the Business Meeting which is available both virtually and in-person.  A complimentary brunch is included with educational component for in-person attendees.   *NHADACA Members:  $30;  *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC no additional fee.  For more information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                    2 Contact Hours Available
                    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  2, 5, 6, 14-18 
                    CPS 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.

                    Tym Rourke, Senior Director at Third Horizon Strategies.   Panelists include: Corey Gately, MLADC, Director of Substance Use Services and the Doorway at Concord Hospital Laconia; Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, Clinical Coordinator for the NH Health Professionals Program;  Hershey Hirschkop, Executive Director of Seacoast Outright;   DD Travers, APRN, Healthcare for the Homeless-Wilson Street Integrated Health;  Nelson Hayden, MBA, MA, MLADC, Director of Community Substance Use Services at Cheshire Medical Center; Siobhan Balazs, ACERT Coordinator & Family Support Specialist at Lakes Region Community Services; and Jennifer Goulet, Recovery Support Manager for North Country Health Consortium.
                    • December 01, 2022
                    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                    • 18
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                    A 6-hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C.Psych, ABPP-CN

                    December 1, 2022

                    8:30am-4:00pm


                    PRESENTATIONThe neurocognitive problems arising from opioid use include changes in executive functioning (planning, judgement and impulse control) along with the cognitive impact of hypoxia and anoxia, which include changes in memory, motor functioning and judgement) create significant barriers to care for people living with opioid use disorder. This 6-hour training will provide an overview of how opioid use changes the brain and effects behavior, as well as brain injury resulting from opioid poisoning.   The first portion of the workshop will provide an introduction to the large scale brain networks that govern response to rewarding stimuli and how they influence behavior and decision-making.   Research related to the impact of opioid use on these structures will be reviewed, as well as what is known about recovery of these networks with abstinence.  The impact of opioid poisoning and anoxic injury will also be discussed.  The majority of the program will focus on the clinical implications of opioid related brain changes and brain injury.  Learners will be introduced to evidence based- behavioral programming options, including the use of incentives, to manage the complex issues arising from opioid disorders.  Resources for client and family education as well as direct intervention to address cognitive impairments will also be reviewed.

                    Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

                    • Describe the clinical presentation of neurocognitive impairment resulting from opioid use.
                    • Describe the neurocognitive impairment that may be associated with opioid poisoning and chronic hypoxia.
                    • Describe the nature and benefits of environmental supports for people living with the neurocognitive effects of opioid use disorders and/or opioid poisoning.
                    • Identify the key elements of incentive-based programming.
                    • Identify strategies and locate resources that support direct intervention to address neurocognitive changes resulting from opioid use.

                    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN, 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.

                    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

                    6 Contact Hours Available
                    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3-8, 13-18
                    CPS Domains: 6
                    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
                    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

                      • December 02, 2022
                      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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                      A 6-hour training with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS 

                      December 2, 2022

                      8:30am-4:00pm

                      PRESENTATIONThis training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. 

                      Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

                      1.       Utilize a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic;

                      2.       Describe strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; and

                      3.       Explain the importance of integrating services of Substance Use, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

                      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, is the Clinical Coordinator for the NH Professionals Health Program (NHPHP) after working in residential treatment in NH for 18 years. He has also worked as the Chemical Dependency and HIV/AIDS Case Manager for the former NH Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery as well as for the Nashua Public Health Department as an HIV/AIDS Street Outreach Worker. A nationally certified trainer in “Preventing HIV Disease Among Substance Abusers;” he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Concord Community College NHTI in Concord, NH. He is also a past President of NHADACA and a past member of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.

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

                      6 Contact Hours Available
                      CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
                      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-6, 8, 10-13, 15-18
                      CPS Domains: 2, 6
                      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
                      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

                        • December 08, 2022
                        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                        • Remote via Zoom
                        • 28
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                        A 6-hour training with Pamela Morgan, MBA/CADC/CPRM

                        December 8, 2022

                        8:30am - 3:30pm

                        30 min lunch & 2x 15 min breaks


                        PRESENTATION: This is a (6) hour Training specific to Substance Abuse for addiction professionals and other service providers interested in increasing their understanding of the link between stimulant and opioid abuse, human trafficking, & sex trafficking. Participants will be provided information regarding sex trafficking dynamics. Participants will also be equipped with tools to assist clients in recognizing the trauma of their past, including sex trafficking, while seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

                        Upon completion of the event, participants will be able to:

                        •  Define sex trafficking and to distinguish between Sex Trafficking and the term sex worker;
                        • Identify the link between sex trafficking and substance abuse;
                        • Identify the link between substance abuse and becoming a sex worker;
                        •  Highlight victim risk factors and prevention strategies;
                        • Provide insight for addressing trauma related to trafficking experiences, thereby increasing the possibility of ongoing recovery; and
                        • Recognize the SUD relapse risks associated with  clients who have sex trafficking and sex worker history.

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Pamela Morgan, MBA/CADC/CPRM is a nationally known trainer and substance abuse professional – providing services since 1993. She is the owner of KEY INSIGHTS, LLC., an approved professional development training provider with the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). Best known for her training Toxic Relationships: Another Addiction, she develops and facilitates various topics including Addiction to Crime, Enhancing Motivation for Change, Recovery Relapse and the 12 Steps and Addiction in the Church. With more than 27 years of personal recovery, over 23 years of experience working with treatment, prevention, correctional and adolescent populations, and more than 18 years providing professional development training, Morgan offers a wealth of personal and professional experience.

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


                          6 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 2
                          , 6, 7, 11, 12, 14-18

                          CPS 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.

                          This is a (6) hour Training specific to Substance Abuse for addiction professionals and other service providers interested in increasing their understanding of the link between stimulant and opioid abuse, human trafficking, & sex trafficking. Participants will be provided information regarding sex trafficking dynamics. Participants will also be equipped with tools to assist clients in recognizing the trauma of their past, including sex trafficking, while seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
                          • December 09, 2022
                          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                          • 28
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                          A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

                          December 9, 2022

                          8:30am–4:00pm


                          PRESENTATION: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

                          • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
                          • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
                          • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
                          • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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

                          6 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 3
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence2, 3, 8, 13-18
                          CPS 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.

                          • December 15, 2022
                          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                          • 35
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                          A 6-hour Training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

                          December 15, 2022

                          8:30am–4:00pm 


                          PRESENTATION: This workshop will deal with the impact on friends, family members and treatment providers from the death of a client/participant from overdoes and/or suicide.  It will examine the impact on treatment providers, recovery support providers and other care-givers as well as on the ethical and clinical issues to consider in providing postvention support and response. At the end of this training, participants will:

                          • Participants will learn to identify similarities between the impact of suicide and overdose on family/friends, service providers and the community.
                          • Participants will learn to identify their own emotional and cognitive responses to the death of a client / participant to overdose or suicide.
                          • Participants will learn to identify ethical responses to family members, friends, community members and the press after the loss of a client to suicide or overdose.

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap Countyand in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoffhas chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals.  She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally. 

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

                          6 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 11-13, 15-17
                          CPS Domains: 2, 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.

                          • December 16, 2022
                          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
                          • 26
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                          A 6-hour training with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

                          December 16, 2022

                          8:30am–4:00pm


                          PRESENTATION: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

                          • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
                          • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
                          • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
                          • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

                          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 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 was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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

                          6 Contact Hours Available
                          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
                          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence2, 3, 6, 7, 11-18
                          CPS 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.