New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

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

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • October 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 3 hour training event with Brenda Westberry 

    October 17, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  Nationwide, 4.5 million people are on probation or parole which is twice the incarcerated population including those who are in state and federal prisons and local jails. The criminal justice system is too overloaded and effective treatment and supervision strategies often send large numbers of probationers and parolees back to prison for technical violations or for failure to follow the rules. The challenges of reentering society after a period of confinement can be difficult for an offender who does not have the necessary reentry supports to overcome the harsh realities of reintegration back into society.  The churning of offenders in and out of the system leads to an increase in recidivism rates and risk to public safety. Researchers have identified a core set of strategies that can reduce recidivism. These include the use of a validated risk assessment tools, case management services that match appropriate supervision levels and offender needs, cognitive behavioral therapy and appropriate sanctions and rewards for violations and compliance. During this hands-on workshop, participants will evaluate evidence-based practices that have been successful in working with offenders reentering society and will learn how successful reentry breaks the cycle of recidivism. Objectives: Participants will identify the Risk Need and Responsivity principles that are effective in the supervision of offenders; Participants will identify cognitive behavioral strategies that address dynamic risk factors and lead to shaping offender behaviors; Participants will explore targeted supervision strategies that deal with the critical needs of high-risk offenders; and Participants will analyze successful programs that have resulted in the positive reintegration of offenders back into the community

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

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC add $5.00.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 15
    CRSW Performance Domains:   3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • October 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on October 18, 2019 with Ann Duckless  

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


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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • October 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS & Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • October 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Taylor D'Addario

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



    PRESENTATION:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.  DBT can be conceptualized as affect regulation techniques.  As a result of attending this training participants will:
    •  Describe the elements and application of DBT;
    • Learn to effectively use the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) manual;
    • Understand what behaviors DBT addresses;
    • Learn how to teach DBT skills to clients; and
    • Learn to facilitate a DBT skill building group

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Taylor D’Addario is a Grant Manager and Consultant who provides state departments and mental health agencies technical assistance around developing substance use programs.  Taylor received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Rhode Island in 2012 and is pursuing her Master’s degree at Salve Regina University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Besides consulting, Taylor works as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Grant Manager and is a Licensed Substance Use counselor.  After having success implementing and developing SBIRT programs in various settings like emergency departments, urgent cares, psychiatric hospitals and the department of corrections, Taylor decided to start providing technical assistance to other providers across New England.   Taylor also provides clinical training for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Reducing Stigma and SBIRT.

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

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

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

    • October 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Eileen Fingerman, MD

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

    PRESENTATION: Substance abuse in Elders is a growing, complex and often silent epidemic. It is under estimated, under recognized, under diagnosed and under treated. Multiple chronic illnesses, polypharmacy and physiological effects of aging can all lead to misuse. Substance misuse and abuse among older adults is often overlooked, mistaking the symptoms for those of dementia, depression or other problems common to older adults. Dr. Fingerman will discuss and dispel common myths and misconceptions about addiction in older adults. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand how age related physiological changes can lead to misuse and abuse

    • Identify the challenges/barriers to treating elders with addiction

    • Discuss the difference between “early onset” and “late onset” addiction

    • Understand how Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is complicated in elders because many of the signs and symptoms of SUD are often seen in elders without SUD.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Fingerman is a family physician, geriatrician and medical director of Ibis Health Services which provides intensive self-management for elders with multiple chronic medical conditions to foster successful aging in place. She is also on the faculty at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program in Augusta where she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows about the care of elders. She is a clinical assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and at the University of New England. Eileen has a particular interest in addiction medicine and has taken care of patients with addiction problems for many years, and has been the director of Suboxone clinics in central Maine. She is board certified in integrative and holistic medicine and has a particular interest in herbal medicine, and the role of diet in health and disease. Eileen has been teaching and seeing patients for more than 25 years, imparting her passion for helping elders to age most successfully. She is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine and has a particular interest in herbal medicine and the role of diet in health and disease. Eileen lives in Sidney on a 40-acre organic farm with her husband Tom and daughter Kira, where they grow the majority of their own food and do their best to live simply in a stone house her husband built.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1 & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 13, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • October 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5 hour training event with Lee Anne Dodge, MEd, CPS   

    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

    PRESENTATION: This training will focus on the risks of youth vaping and marijuana use and strategies to address the issues. Nicotine and marijuana can have a significant impact on brain development and can have serious short-term and long-term consequences. Prevention, intervention, and treatment efforts are essential in tackling this growing problem.

    • Participants will become more familiar with vaping/e-cigarette devices and marketing strategies.
    •  Participants will learn about the risks of nicotine and marijuana on the developing brain.
    • Participants will learn about prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies to address the growing concern regarding youth use.

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

    Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $55   *Non-Members $65; NBCC add $5      

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

    5 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Category:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 14 & 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • November 01, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

    November 1, 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    • November 04, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LCDP

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


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

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

           Describe the elements of CBT;

           State how CBT addresses symptoms of addiction and mental health;

           Roleplay CBT techniques and structured activities.

    PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

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

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

    • November 05, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on November 5, 2019 with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC 

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

    PRESENTATION:  The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the unique and powerful value that peer support services offer individuals pursuing recovery. Participants will learn how to work collaboratively across systems to better serve client needs.  

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

    • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports and the CRSW credential;
    • Identify and describe the stages of change;
    • Describe the provision of basic screening of persons with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders;
    • List signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
    • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

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

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

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

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

    • November 05, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 12 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    November 5 & 6, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 2-day presentation will address the foundational skills necessary to provide quality and client focused substance abuse counseling services.  The first day will focus on the skills of screening, assessment and evaluation.  This will include a comprehensive review of the clinical evaluation process and skills necessary to determine treatment recommendations.  Day 2 will review treatment plan development along with discovery and dropout prevention plan components.  Components of both plans will be discussed, reviewed and written skills practiced.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1.  Be able to describe the clinical evaluation process
    2.  Discuss the components of treatment and dropout prevention plans     
    3.  Identify at least 2 commonly used screening and assessment tools

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

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

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

    • November 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Robin Pinard, LCMHC

    November 8, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION: This training will start with an interactive exercise, opening up the discussion about language & the perspectives of agencies, individuals and family members. We will explore the complexities of families experiencing chronic mental health and substance use disorders, emphasize the importance in understanding and acknowledging family stories, histories and expertise, and provide education on two evidence based practices which include Family Psychoeducation and the Stages of Change Model. We will discuss the dynamics that families experience when members are in different stages of change from each other as well brainstorming ways to engage members who are in the pre-contemplation or contemplation stages. Lastly, we will explore a Recovery Oriented System of Care including practical suggestions of educational, social, psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual and community-based resources that can support individual & family healing. As a result of attending this training, participants will: Review subtle aspects of collaboration between families and agencies in relation to treatment of chronic mental illness and addiction; Discuss family recovery as a process that supports the entire family’s healing process and helps improve success rates for the individual in treatment; Demonstrate application of two evidenced based practices and identify three strategies that support the inclusion of families in a Recovery Oriented System of Care; and Introduce several ways of guiding families and agencies through the recovery process, and helping all develop coping skills, improve communication and problem-solving skills.


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Robin Pinard, LCMHC, has over 12 years of experience collaborating with individuals and families in both mental health and substance use settings. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2007 and Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2010, both from the University of New Hampshire. She worked as a Residential Counselor at the Manchester Mental Health Center in NH and as a Mental Health Counselor at the Center for Expressive Arts, Therapy and Education. In 2012, she joined the WestBridge admissions team, became the Admissions and Family Service Team Leader in 2015 and then transitioned to her current position as Director of Family Services in 2016. In her most recent position as Director of Family Services at WestBridge, she has led the development of educational and supportive resources specifically for family members of individuals experiencing chronic mental health and substance use disorders. These resources include monthly family webinars, an online family portal, family support groups and a peer to peer family mentoring program. Robin demonstrates a deep passion for understanding and raising awareness of the trauma and impact that it has on the family as a unit and the importance of including family members in the recovery process.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 7, 13, 15
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    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.

    • November 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6.5 hour training event with Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

    November 13, 2019

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


    Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated SAMHSA program which prevents and reduces substance abuse among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies. This interactive workshop will provide techniques on how to move through group stages and utilize the Project SUCCESS Implementation Checklists to lead groups. The workshop will provide theoretical foundation for group counseling skills. Participants at all levels of experience are welcome. More advanced participants can refine their skills and add to what they already know and do. Participants will be encouraged to share their own practice experience from engaging students to managing internal obstacles to change. At the end of the training, participants will have improved skills to utilize in different stages of group development.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  

    Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is the Director for School Based Programs of Student Assistance Services Corp. Ms. Fallick provides training and consultation to professionals, parents and community groups on a wide variety of adolescent, substance abuse, bullying, and other youth related issues. She has presented over 300 workshops for mental health, substance abuse, and education professionals including presentations at county wide, statewide and national conferences. Ms. Fallick provides training across the country to agencies and school districts replicating the Student Assistance Services SAMHSA model program, Project SUCCESS, and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

    FEE:

    NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.
    NH Participant:
     $55. Out-of-State Participant: $105. NBCC: add $5.
    Lunch will be on your own.

    MORE INFO:

    603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    6.5 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 1-6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 13 15
    CRSW Performance Domains: None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist (Category A)

    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants, you must register each one individually. Thank you!

    • November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 180 South River Road, Bedford, NH
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    To view the New Hampshire PBS Roads to Recovery series please visit nhpbs.org/recovery. 

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested, please call 603-225-7060 or email our Development Director, Bridgett Taylor, at office.nhadaca.gmail.com. 

    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.

    • November 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 

    November 18-21, 2019 (4-Day Training)

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


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

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

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

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

     Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $90 ($115); *Non-Members $100 ($125); *NBCC add $5.  Note:  There is an additional $25 materials fee for this training.   Lunch will be on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

    24 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 8-12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  None
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • November 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC

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


    PRESENTATION: This is an interactive training for anyone who works with and would like to have a better understanding of men and how to help them. Participants will be challenged to examine assumptions and societal roles in male risk and recurrence factors, through media use, story-telling, and role playing. Anger, trauma, intimacy, trust and relationship issues will be highlighted. The efficacy of integrative and alternative therapies will be explored.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

    ·         Review the societal biases and “environment of risk” affecting males in resiliency, addiction onset, recurrence and recovery.

    ·         Underline the efficacy of a compassionate approach in working with men.

    ·         Demonstrate the dynamics and relate the value of integrative and alternative therapies with men.

    ·         Describe the Male Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model and outline the specific modules.

    PRESENTER:  Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC, brings respected and innovative clinical and program management skills as the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina.  Alan has been an active member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2004, is an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and a Leadership Challenge Workshop Certified Master. He is a co-author of the book “Game Plan: A man’s guide to achieving emotional fitness. He is concurrently the trainer for the University of South Carolina’s SBIRT grant, as he has been for several SBIRT grants since 2009. He can be contacted at alanlyme@gmail.com

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Not applied for
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 17
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • November 22, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Riverbend Community Health Health Center, 105 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I, & CH Steve Veinotte

    November 22, 2019

    Hosted by:  Riverbend Community Mental Health Center

    105 Loudon Road, Building 3, Concord NH 03301

    8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


    PRESENTATION:  This 3-hour training will examine general military culture, distinguish between the various branches and components of the military, including the role and mission of the NH National Guard and Reserve Force, as well as understand the differences between types and frequency of deployments. Participants will: increase understanding of the military and veteran population and culture; gain an increased understanding of the strengths, values, and unique qualities that veterans, military families, and service members possess; be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters while serving, upon returning from deployment; and after discharge; name at least one strategy that may assist providers that are treating this population.

    PRESENTERS:   Amy Cook is the Administrator for the New Hampshire Bureau of Community Based Military Programs at the Department of Health & Human Services where she is responsible for coordinating statewide strategies for government agencies, federal partners and local service providers to benefit NH service members, veterans and their families.  Amy spent the majority of her 20+ year professional career in the fields of Developmental Services and workforce development, gaining unparalleled experience in person-centered planning, Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services Waiver Programs, self-directed services, and pre-employment transition services while also establishing herself as a respected program innovator and big-picture thinker. Professionally trained to facilitate groups and processes, she now enjoys using her talents and skills to create an environment of cooperation & collaboration in which innovation and effective braiding of resources can take place in New Hampshire in order to enhance the lives of those who have served. 

    Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I (Ret) has worked in the behavioral health field for close to 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings.  She brings a unique skill set, passion, and understanding to this presentation. She was the Director of Psychological Health for the NH National Guard for 6 years and acted as the Statewide Military Liaison to the Community Mental Health Centers for 2 years. She is currently a behavioral health and substance use clinician at Veteran & First Responder Healthcare in Manchester, NH.  She is honored to be working in a setting where she has the privilege of treating currently serving military members, veterans, and first responders.  

    CH Steve Veinotte has served with the New Hampshire Amy National Guard since 2003, and currently serves as the full-time Support Chaplain.  His duties include performing religious services, providing pastoral counseling and working with families of soldiers.  He has provided training to hundreds of military families in the form of weekend retreats focusing on communication skills and functioning as a team.  He intervenes on a regular basis with service members and their families in crisis, to include situations involving suicidal ideation, substance abuse, homelessness and a host of behavioral health issues.

    Supported by the Generosity of

    The Mascoma Bank Foundation (https://www.mascomabank.com/) and the

    Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (https://www.mvsb.com/)

    Registration:   Free.  The registration information contact is:  603-225-7060,  traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.  Riverbend Employees register through your internal registration system.  

    3 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4 , 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13, 15, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 3, 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    (NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 

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

    • December 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

    December 3, 2019

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


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

    As a result of this training participants will be able to:
    • Describe the requirements and process for becoming credentialed as a CRSW in New Hampshire;
    • Describe the 4 performance domains relative to the recovery supports as well as be able to explain how to utilize the     performance domains in the supervision of peer supporters;
    • Identify naturally occurring opportunities to support peer supporters around their individual professional development;
    • Identify ways to create mutually agreed upon goals in the supervisory relationship to improve client outcomes; and
    • Identify and describe the stages of change model and its practical use as a supervision tool.

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

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

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

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

    • December 04, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 18 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    December 4-6, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION:  This 3–day presentation will focus on individualizing treatment using ASAM criteria to assist in determining appropriate level of care.  Counseling theories will be reviewed along with related techniques.  It will address customizing treatment to specific populations and incorporating treatment goals in the clients own words.  Medication assisted treatment will be discussed along working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.  The training concludes with a review the process of continued care planning, care management and referral.  Community resources, consultation and clinician self-care will be topics of discussion.  As a result of attending this training, participants will:

    1. Be able to describe the components and tools involved in tailoring treatment  specific to client needs
    2. State at least 2 specific treatment needs of identified populations
    3. Describe the concept of continued care planning when considering referrals
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

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

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

    • December 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC

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


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

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 17
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • December 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Joseph Zannella, MA, LADC 

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


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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 8, 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: Ethics for re-certification
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • December 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Elaine de Mello, LCSW

    December 11, 2019

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


    PRESENTATION: Mental health and substance misuse clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance abuse and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

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

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3, & 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • December 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 700 Elm St. Manchester NH 03102

    New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

    December 16-17, 2019


    The NH Behavioral Health Summit is the EXCLUSIVE statewide event in NH for behavioral healthcare providers and organizations, including mental health and substance use disorders. There is no better opportunity for companies to gain access to a many professionals.


    Conference Objectives:

    • Provide opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers, so that this interaction may inform and provide direction for the policy needs and address policy barriers to service provision;
    • Provide educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly;
    • Provide educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape;
    • Provide educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports;
    • Provide opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems in order to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination; and
    • Support the provision of evidenced based practices.


    To register and learn more please visit https://www.nhbhs.com

    • January 09, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Paul Kiernan, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  The participating will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement. We will explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes.  Participants will learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay. 

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

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

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

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


    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 2

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

    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 10, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 43
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    A 6 hour training event with Michael Gaudet, LICSW, LDCP 

    January 10, 2020

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


    PRESENTATION: This course presents a protocol for providing clinical intervention that incorporates stages of recovery and the stages of change (Trans-theoretical Theory).  A generic outline of treatment objectives is followed by discussions of how this model will benefit working with persons with co-occurring medical disorders (chronic pain), co-occurring psychiatric disorders, women who are pregnant, adolescents and young adults, and those with multiple substance use.

    Participants should have a working knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder and the three FDA-approved medications to assist persons in their recovery efforts.  Participants should come prepared to share some of the challenges they’ve experienced while working with this population.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

    • State recovery strategies effective in Opioid Recovery:  Dealing with Craving and Triggers; Treatment approaches with Special Populations; Medication Assisted-Related Patient Management Issues
    • State no fewer than three components of a treatment protocol that is evidence-based and proven effective in the treatment of OUD.
    • State no fewer than 3 facts and treatment considerations when utilizing MAT with:  Persons with co-occurring medical conditions; Persons with co-occurring psychiatric conditions; Persons who are pregnant; Adolescents and young adults; Persons with co-occurring substance use disorders

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Michael Gaudet LICSW earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. Mike has extensive clinical, management and administrative experience in the field of behavioral health and is a surveyor for CARF International. He trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, including CARF accreditation preparation and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in the recovery from substance use disorders, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3 & 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 12-16, 18
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC 

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)


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

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

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

    2 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: None
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
    CRSW Performance Domains:  Advocacy
    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). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours

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

    • January 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 2 hour training event with Dianne Pepin Castrucci, M.Ed., MLADC

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)


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

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

    Registration:  $25.   NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshop.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

    • January 16, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event with Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC

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


    PRESENTATION: Cognitive neuroscience, where psychology meets biology, has enabled us to clarify some the biological basis for substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.  This workshop will examine connections between the brain changes and psychological/emotional/behavioral components of addictive disorders.  The progression of these disorders will be discussed, along with their increasing resistance to change and the implications for treatment.  Participants will develop strategies for helping clients loosen the grip of addictive disorders. 

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

    • List brain structures implicated in these disorders and their roles.
    • Describe the actions of drugs of abuse.
    • Describe the role of psychotropic meds and their value in treating these disorders
    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC has been an instructor and coordinator of Maine's impaired driver countermeasures programs (DEEP). He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in addiction biology and co-occurring disorders, and has presented workshops on these topics to substance abuse and mental health professionals, medical and school personnel, and other interested parties from Maine to Hawaii to the Caribbean for more than 25 years.

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 14, 16, 18
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A) 
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each person 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's of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

    • January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6 hour training event with Meghan Farrell and Jess Wojenski

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


    PRESENTATION:  Do you want to make change in New Hampshire, but aren’t sure where to start? This training will teach you how to effectively advocate for issues you care about in the Granite State. You'll learn about the unique NH legislature, how a bill becomes a law, best practices for engaging with legislators, practical advocacy and communication skills, and more. The main objective is for attendees to understand the inherent opportunity they have to influence the future of our state, and to leave feeling empowered and confident in their ability to take direct action on issues they care about. New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change. New Futures envisions a State and local communities where public policies support efforts to improve the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. Our training program aims to build advocacy capacity in the state of New Hampshire with the understanding that more community involvement in policy-making leads to the implementation of policies that better serve our state.  

    Objectives: Understand how individual advocacy can impact the way laws are made and implemented; Understand how a bill becomes a law in NH; Understand the importance of personal storytelling in advocacy, and feel capable of bringing their own stories into an advocacy message; Feel capable of engaging effectively with their legislators and elected officials and Know how to take direct action and advocate on issues they care about

    PRESENTERS: Meghan Farrell is the Vice President of Community Engagement at New Futures and is responsible for managing the community engagement team in encouraging advocates to participate in the legislative process. Prior to her current role, Meghan was New Futures’ Communications Director and was responsible for managing all communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing and campaign advocacy. In both positions, her work has ensured that advocates and the public are well-informed about health and wellness policy priorities and prepared to take action. Before joining New Futures, Meghan worked in nonprofit communications, fundraising, and program development with United Way of the Greater Seacoast and the Combined Federal Campaign. Formerly, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, focused on building capacity around family financial stability and early childhood priorities in the state of New Hampshire. Meghan received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Boston University. She lives in Concord and enjoys traveling, canoeing, and listening to true crime podcasts. 

    Jess is a Community Engagement Coordinator and the Training Manager at New Futures. Jess is responsible for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process, as well as managing New Futures training program. Jess received her BA in Communication and Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire with minors in Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies. She has interned at organizations dedicated to advocating for healthcare access, women’s rights, and social justice, and co-founded a successful student organization at UNH focused on the same. Her roles within these organizations were multi-faceted and included creative development, marketing, advocacy, community organizing, and administrative processes. Jess currently serves on the board of the Equality Health Center in Concord. She grew up in NH and continues to reside in the Granite State.

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 4, 5, 6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12 & 13
    CRSW Performance Domains:  1
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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    A 6 hour training event on January 17, 2020 

    with Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS 


    PRESENTATION:  This is a workshop on Advancing the Practice of Motivational Interviewing, the evidence-based clinical practice method of motivational interviewing (MI). After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure and principles of Motivational Interviewing, practical exercises help participants to strengthen empathy skills, recognize, elicit and strengthen client “change talk”, and roll with discord. The use of patient/client assessment feedback in Motivational Interviewing is explained. Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing and for the importance of the criminal justice, health-care, addiction, mental health provider and the client/patient relationship in positive outcomes.

    Participants will be able to:

    Learn to engage with people we serve

    • Describe four aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing

    • Demonstrate the ability to respond to people we serve with empathic reflective statements

    • Identify change talk within the speech of people we serve

    • Generate consistent responses discordant statements

    • Generate empathetic reflections and open questions designed to elicit change

    • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk

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

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

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

    6 Contact Hours Available
    Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 11, 15-18
    CRSW Performance Domain: 1-4
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • January 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
    • 24
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