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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 the training suite.  Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

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

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Upcoming events

    • July 03, 2023
    • August 08, 2031
    • Remote
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    2.5 Hour Webinar Training with Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC II, BACC, CGT, LADC & Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC, ICGC-II, BACC, AADC

    PRESENTATION: There has been a dramatic shift in the past 10 years in both the substance use and mental health fields. Not only are providers recognizing the importance of integrating treatment for multiple substances (e.g. alcohol, drug and tobacco use) but also the need to include mental health disorders into clinical formulations. However, the screening, assessment and treatment of gambling disorder often falls through the cracks, even in well-developed co-occurring disorder enhanced programs. This training will focus on how integration of services can be developed in substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorder programs as well as in the prevention services realm. Participants will be encouraged to adapt select philosophies and treatment interventions into their own programs. This training is relevant to both treatment and prevention, and will include lecture, small and large group discussion, and learning tasks.

    At the conclusion of the training participants will be able to:

    1. List a minimum of two (2) reasons it is important to include gambling awareness into practice in treatment and prevention programs;
    2. Identify three (3) ways to integrate gambling within an assessment;
    3. Describe a treatment intervention to assist clients working through a gambling disorder
    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, LADC is the Clinical Supervisor for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. Jeremy earned his Master in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling since 2007. He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), and also serves on the board of the National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS). In his current role as a state administrator, Jeremy provides oversight for all statewide problem gambling services which includes problem gambling specific clinical services, disordered gambling integration programs, outreach and engagement, prevention, and recovery support services. Jeremy is an advocate and trainer, providing education and technical assistance for key stakeholders throughout the state and has begun expanding training and technical assistance to other states throughout the New England region, with a focus and passion on building capacity of the clinical workforce and supporting the growing needs of other service administrators in the problem gambling field.

    Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), ICGC-II (International Certified Gambling Counselor, level-II), BACC (Board Approved Clinical Consultant), CGT (Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer), AADC (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), has provided clinical oversight for the treatment and integration programs for Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut since 2014. Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment at United Community & Family Services (UCFS) for individuals impacted by gambling disorder and affected loved ones in Eastern Connecticut for seven years in the roles of supervisor and clinician of the Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.

    Fred was also a clinician in an Opioid Treatment Program for nearly two years at Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) in Hartford, Connecticut. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Fairfield University. Fred is the chair of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Treatment Committee.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: Free, *Non-Members $15. 1 NBCC hour included. 

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


    2.5 Contact Hours Available 
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15, 16 & 18
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

    • March 06, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Remote via Zoom
    • 12
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    A 6-Hour Training with Dr. Tana Bridge

    March 6, 2024

    8:30am–4:00pm 


    PRESENTATION: Burnout and Vicarious Trauma are recognized as occupational hazards for those in helping professions. This everchanging world, and the impact of opioid related deaths on professionals has created unique challenges in caring for oneself while caring for others. Approaching stress and prioritizing wellness must be intentional if one is to improve personal wellbeing, ensure professional competence and guard against impairment.  In this session participants will gain an increased understanding of the biology of stress and vicarious trauma. Further skills in decreasing stress and advancing well-being will be explored and practiced!

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

    • Describe the neuro-biology of chronic stress;
    • Summarize at least 2 unique risk for Vicarious Trauma;
    • Identify at least 3 personal indicators of stress and signs of impairment; and
    • Summarize responsive skills and activities to addressing stress and enhance wellbeing.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting. Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. She currently serves on many local and state-wide committees. Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.


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


        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15-17
        CPS Domains: 6, Ethics (for Recertification) 
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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

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

        • March 08, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 31
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        A 1.5-hour training with Jessica Goff & Sarah Gould

        March 8, 2024

        10am-11:30am


        SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

        We HIGHLY recommend you apply!

        Scholarship Application *click here*

        PRESENTATION: This workshop is a collaborative training between Connor’s Climb, a suicide prevention organization, and Seacoast Outright, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ youth. LGBTQ+ youth are at an increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, which makes effective support and intervention for this population critical. This training will create a shared understanding of basic LGBTQ+ terminology and will cover the unique risk factors that elevate the risk of suicide for these youth, as well as methods of increasing protective factors as a means of suicide prevention.

        Following this training, participants will be able to:

        1. Define basic LGBTQ+ terms:  gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation;
        2. Explain why LGBTQ+ youth are at an elevated risk of suicide and unique risk factors; 
        3. Identify warning signs for depression and/or suicidal ideation; and 
        4. Describe upstream support strategies, protective factors for LGBTQ+ youth and how to ACT to prevent a suicide attempt 

        ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

        Jessica “Jess” Goff (she/her/hers) works as the Community Outreach and Education Coordinator at Seacoast Outright, a nonprofit organization that serves, supports, and advocates for LGBTQ+ youth in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and beyond. As part of this role, she coordinates educational opportunities and events within the community that increase the visibility and inclusion of LGBTQ+ youth.  

        Jessica holds her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and her Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Rivier University. She has worked within the nonprofit sector for the past six years and has continually sought to create intersectional safe spaces in her work with youth, unhoused folks, individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. She is a lifelong NH resident and currently lives in Concord. 

        Sarah Gould has worked with and on behalf of children and families for over 15 years.  She is currently the Training and Program Manager for Connor’s Climb Foundation, a small Exeter-based non-profit that provides evidence and research-based suicide prevention education to schools and communities throughout New Hampshire and bordering communities.  Sarah coordinates and facilitates all the training for Connor’s Climb.   

        Prior to joining Connor’s Climb, Sarah worked in public education as a School Counselor and in the non-profit sector supporting families living in poverty.  As a School Counselor, she was on the forefront of creating and revising suicide prevention policy and procedure and gained practical experience assessing risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.  Sarah holds her Master’s degree in Ed Counseling and her BS in Psychology.  

        REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25; *Non-Members $30; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

        1.5 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3-4
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 15-17
        CPS Domains: 3, 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • March 11, 2024
        • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Remote via Zoom
        • 24
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        A 5-Hour Training with Dr. Tana Bridge

        March 11, 2024

        8:30am-3pm


        PRESENTATION: Individuals in helping professions are often charged with delivering bad news. Within health and human services, delivering bad news is observed in professions including heath/medical professionals, those working in protective services/fostercare, professionals responsible for mental health diagnoses, and professionals within schools/academic settings responsible for providing educational evaluation/diagnosis, to name just a few. 

        Professionals often report feeling ill-prepared.  This training will advance trauma sensitive skills in delivering unwanted/bad news. Skills in supporting children as well as teens and adults will be identified.  

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

        • Describe the definition of ‘bad news’;
        • List at least 2 models of delivering bad news;
        • Summarize indicators of an Acute Stress response -List key skills utilized in supportive engagement and communication;
        • Reflect on personal challenges in delivering bad news; and
        • Describe the importance of self care.

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

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

        5 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4-7, 11-17
        CPS Domains: 2, 3, 6
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • March 11, 2024
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Remote via Zoom
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        A 6-Hour Training with Dr. Foad Afshar

        March 11, 2024

        8:30am-4pm


        PRESENTATION: There is nothing more noble than helping a fellow human in times of need. Indeed, helping others has internal rewards beyond measure. But unguided, these relationships can become destructive to both the helper and the helped. In this training we explore ways in which such relationships can become toxic and damaging and examine the ethical guidelines that will keep such relationships on the right course and protect all parties from the dangers of unregulated connectedness. During this full day training, we consider circumstances and situations that leave practitioner and client vulnerable to exploitation through case presentations, and look at the history of how we arrived at today’s ethical values and principles in the helping profession. 

        OBJECTIVES:

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

        • Describe the history and evolution of ethics as a philosophical concept;
        • Identify at least 3 of the key differences between the legal, moral and ethical obligations and when they intersect with each other and when they are in conflict with one another; and
        • Apply ethical reasoning principles to every human interaction so as to make good ethical decisions that is consistent with external ethical boundaries of their profession.

        ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Afshar has been a professional psychotherapist, trainer and educator for over 35 years.  He received his Doctorate in Professional Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Coast University, his Masters in Counseling from Harvard University and his Bachelors in Psychology from U.Mass-Boston. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Psychologist. He is also a certified School Principle, and School Counselor.   Dr. Afshar has been a Director of Special Education & Guidance for SAU #37 & 50, Director of Guidance & Advising for Pinkerton Academy has taught courses in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, School Guidance and Psychology of Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 35 years. Dr. Afshar’s professional experience in addiction and recovery includes both clinical work as the Admissions Director of the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (Later Dorchester Counseling Center) in Dorchester as well Associate Executive Director and Clinical Director of Noddle’s Island Multi-service Agency in East Boston, Massachusetts. He was the addictions consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital—The Charlestown Clinic in Boston, and has consulted extensively with medical, legal, educational and business organization around the issues of addiction prevention, intervention and recovery He has taught courses on addiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels in topics such as Psychopharmacology of Addiction, History and Socio-Politics of Addiction, and treatment models.   With a wide range of professional expertise spanning nearly 4 decades, Dr. Afshar brings a considerable breadth and depth of understanding of addictions and mental health issues as applicable in a variety of settings, age spans and affected populations.  

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

        6 Contact Hours Available
        CRSW Performance Domains: 2
        LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 11-13, 18
        CPS Domains: 6, Ethics (for Recertification) 
        NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
        NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

        • March 15, 2024
        • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Fairfield Inn & Suites - 165 Skimobile Road, North Conway, NH 03860
        • 27
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        A 4-hour Training with John Burns, MBA, CRSW & Eileen Doyle, CRSW

        March 15, 2024

        8:30am-1pm


        *this training will take place at Fairfield Inn in North Conway, NH*

        PRESENTATION: This training will introduce the history and guiding principles of Harm Reduction. We will discuss various examples of harm reduction strategies and overdose prevention and how we can integrate Harm Reduction across the spectrum of drug use. This will be an interactive training to create a safe space to explore our individual biases and how stigma and bias can impact access to services and the delivery of services in our communities. We will explore the intersections of race and ethnicity along with social determinants of health and the importance of culturally responsive systems of care. This class will also discuss harm reduction effort that are occurring locally, regionally and nationally and how participants of the training can integrate these approaches into their work to support people in our communities.

        OBJECTIVES: 

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

        • Describe harm reduction as an approach to reducing health and social risks associated with drug use;
        • Identify 3 harm reduction interventions;
        • Describe how 3 harm reduction interventions identified reduce health and/or social risks associated with drug use in communities of color;
        • Describe 3 strategies to incorporate harm reduction approaches into their own work with clients with an emphasis on approaches in communities of color;
        • Summarize at least 2 harmful impacts of stigma on vulnerable and marginalized individuals who may use drugs; and
        • Apply collaborative goal setting for overdose and infection prevention with people who use drugs.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

          John Burns, MBA, CRSW, is a person with lived experience in recovery, a family member of a loved one in recovery and a guardian caregiver for one of his grandsons. He is the director of SOS Recovery Community Organization. John has been engaged in training delivery and development over the last 5 years at SOS. He supervises a staff of over 20 at SOS Recovery Community Organization and assists in training and supervision of three Recovery Community Centers. SOS operates syringe service programs and harm reduction supplies at all of their recovery community centers as well as a comprehensive outreach program with those experiencing homelessness and a statewide “peer-strength” program for individuals involved in the criminal justice system. John and his team at SOS worked with local and national recovery leaders and subject matter experts to develop the Art & Science of Peer-Assisted Recovery® 30 hour peer-assisted recovery training curriculum, as well as trainings on ethics, HIV prevention, and suicide prevention for peer-assisted recovery supports. John is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and completed the MINT training of new trainers in 2021. He has been trained extensively in motivational interviewing techniques through a series of trainings and train the trainers sessions and is trained in Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding and is trained and authorized to complete Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessments (MICA) for coding practitioners of MI. John serves as Vice Chair on the board of the NH Harm Reduction Coalition and on the executive committee of the Strafford County Public Health Advisory Committee. He is an appointee of NH Governor Sununu on the Overdose Fatality Review Commission and is a member of the budget taskforce for the NH Governor’s Commission for Alcohol and other drugs.

          Eileen Doyle, CRSW, is the Training Coordinator at SOS Recovery Community Organization. A person in long-term recovery and a family member, Eileen has trained SOS curriculums with a variety of trainers and has completed Motivational Interviewing trainings with Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS at the Health Education and Training Institute and John Gilbert, MS, RD, CCP, RHC-III, ACSM-CEP® at the Institute for Individual and Organizational Change. She works with SOSRCO Executive Director John Burns to create and revise curriculums for SOS and continues to work directly with participants seeking support services. She facilitates an Invitation to Change support group for family members each week. Eileen earned her Masters in Science for Teachers from the University of NH and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism from Northeastern University. She is a NH Certified Recovery Support Worker and a certified Journaling Instructor through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She has led several journaling workshops for recovery support workers. Eileen volunteered at SOS for four years before retiring from a 23-year teaching career in a Massachusetts high school and being hired at SOS. Before becoming the Training Coordinator, she worked as the Recovery Friendly Workplace Coordinator for SOS as part of a statewide initiative to provide training and resources to employers to encourage them to support employees and their family members impacted by SUD.

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40;  *Non-Members $50; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          4 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-8, 12-18
          CPS Domains: 2, 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • March 18, 2024
          • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Virtual via Zoom
          • 32
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          The Contract Lifecycle: Doing Business with the State of NH

          Lunch & Learn

          March 18, 2024  | 11:30am - 12:30pm

          Virtual via Zoom

          Join us for this finance session focused on doing business with the state of NH. This training is created for vendors with the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

          More information coming soon.


          Because space is limited, individuals must register for each date separately.  

          All seats reserved? Please add yourself to the waitlist, we will add an additional session if there are enough on the waitlist.

          Presenter: Melissa Kelleher joins us from the State of New Hampshire’s DHHS Grants Office. She is the Grants Administrator, overseeing Federal Award policy and compliance. Primarily, she is responsible for the Federal grant compliance, including consistent evaluation of discretionary grant opportunities and ensuring subrecipient monitoring across all divisions and bureaus.

          Melissa has an extensive background in auditing and administrative law, which have helped to shape the agency’s approach to interpreting and complying with applicable regulations.


          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Refreshments for the in-person sessions are generously provided through a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation.

          • March 18, 2024
          • 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
          • 37
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          A 3-Hour Training with Dr. Foad Afshar

          March 18, 2024

          12pm-3:15pm


          PRESENTATION: Treatment professionals are some of the hardest working individuals around. Especially since COVID, we have been carrying an unusually high burden of meeting the needs of our clients while having our own struggles of living through a pandemic. Our time and expertise is in ever-increasing demand with no real respite in sight. And while the intrinsic rewards can be great, they don’t appear in a long time. The external rewards aren’t fantastic either and certainly not commensurate with the amount of work we do both at the job and beyond. In this training, we will examine and explore the pressures together. Find ways we can reward ourselves and strengthen our boundaries manage our expectations. 

          OBJECTIVES:

          Participants will be able to:

          • List at least 2 of the signs, symptoms and circumstances that foster burnout;
          • Identify at least 3 strategies and resources to replenish themselves to prevent burnout; and
          • Define and describe models of recovery from burnout if recovering from it and combat disillusionment and self-doubt.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Afshar has been a professional psychotherapist, trainer and educator for over 35 years.  He received his Doctorate in Professional Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Coast University, his Masters in Counseling from Harvard University and his Bachelors in Psychology from U.Mass-Boston. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Psychologist. He is also a certified School Principle, and School Counselor.   Dr. Afshar has been a Director of Special Education & Guidance for SAU #37 & 50, Director of Guidance & Advising for Pinkerton Academy has taught courses in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, School Guidance and Psychology of Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 35 years. Dr. Afshar’s professional experience in addiction and recovery includes both clinical work as the Admissions Director of the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (Later Dorchester Counseling Center) in Dorchester as well Associate Executive Director and Clinical Director of Noddle’s Island Multi-service Agency in East Boston, Massachusetts. He was the addictions consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital—The Charlestown Clinic in Boston, and has consulted extensively with medical, legal, educational and business organization around the issues of addiction prevention, intervention and recovery He has taught courses on addiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels in topics such as Psychopharmacology of Addiction, History and Socio-Politics of Addiction, and treatment models.   With a wide range of professional expertise spanning nearly 4 decades, Dr. Afshar brings a considerable breadth and depth of understanding of addictions and mental health issues as applicable in a variety of settings, age spans and affected populations.  

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

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

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

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

          • March 20, 2024
          • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 1.5-hour training with Jessica Goff

          March 20, 2024

          10am-11:30am

          PRESENTATION:  This 90-minute interactive training is presented by Seacoast Outright, a NH based nonprofit that serves, supports, and advocates for LGBTQ+ youth. “Engaging with the LGBTQ+ Community” covers applicable terminology, the role of bias on mental health outcomes, and the importance of practicing active allyship. Presenters share practical strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ clients, families, and community members. Questions are encouraged throughout.

          Following this training, participants will be able to: 

          1. Explain general terms and concepts relevant to the LGBTQ+ community, including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; 
          2. Describe discrimination on negative mental health outcomes and the importance of inclusion, particularly for youth; and 
          3. Identify at least 2 strategies to support LGBTQ+ clients, coworkers, and community members in the workplace and beyond. 

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jessica “Jess” Goff (she/her/hers) works as the Community Outreach and Education Coordinator at Seacoast Outright, a nonprofit organization that serves, supports, and advocates for LGBTQ+ youth in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and beyond. As part of this role, she coordinates educational opportunities and events within the community that increase the visibility and inclusion of LGBTQ+ youth.  

          Jessica holds her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and her Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Rivier University. She has worked within the nonprofit sector for the past six years and has continually sought to create intersectional safe spaces in her work with youth, unhoused folks, individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. She is a lifelong NH resident and currently lives in Concord.  

          REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25; *Non-Members $30; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

          1.5 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 15-17
          CPS Domains: 3, 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • March 22, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-Hour Training with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS & Shannon Spurlock, MA

          March 22, 2024

          8:30am-4pm


          PRESENTATION: The Advanced Ethics in Prevention course, developed by the US CAPT and endorsed by SAMHSA, is a six hour in-person training for experienced prevention professionals. It is an in-depth exploration of the role of ethics in prevention work intended to enhance participants’ capacity to apply the Prevention Think Tank’s Code of Ethics’ six key principles to more complex ethical situations. In addition to a review of the principles and their application to advanced issues, participants will utilize case studies and discussion to share: strategies for applying the ethical principles to navigate difficult situations. Completion of the basic course in Prevention Ethics is a pre-requisite.

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

          1. Review and explain major principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics;
          2. Identify at least 3 advanced ethical issues related to issues in prevention practice; and
          3. Demonstrate how to use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics to real-life situations encountered by experienced professionals.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

          Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.   As part of her role at TI, she oversees and facilitates training for youth participants, youth & adult volunteer program staff, and outside behavioral health and education professionals.  She is a trainer for multiple workshops developed through SAMHSA systems, and is a member of the advisory council of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).  In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, serves on the IC&RC board of directors, and serves as the chairperson of the IC&RC Credentialing Committee.  Outside of her prevention work, Marissa is a founding member of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011.

          Shannon Spurlock, MA has over 30 years of experience in the fields of health education, behavioral health, and prevention.  During her 20 plus years at JSI, she has successfully managed state and community-based projects focusing on capacity building, strategic planning, evaluation, training, and other technical assistance initiatives. As a subject matter expert, she provides regional, state, and national consultation and training services for content areas, including tobacco control, coalition development, peer recovery supports, HIV prevention, substance misuse prevention, and violence prevention. With expertise in adult learning theory, health behavior change principles, and organizational development methodology, Ms. Spurlock specializes in training and technical assistance to ensure health information and data can be understood and applied by adult and youth participants, healthcare providers, educators, community organizations, and policymakers. She provided training and technical assistance to support tobacco cessation screening, intervention, and treatment at a selected pilot site for the NH Tobacco Use Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Workforce Project.  For over a decade, she has directed the RI Prevention Resource Center, providing training and technical assistance services to a broad range of state and community-based prevention providers. Ms. Spurlock is a SAMHSA certified trainer for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) and basic and advance Ethics for Prevention training. She directed the RI Behavioral Health Workforce Development project focusing on building the capacity of behavioral health providers, increasing job satisfaction and retention and recruitment strategies. Ms. Spurlock directed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for the RI Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospital (BHDDH). The BRSS TACS project worked directly with Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) and their partners to develop data collection tools, and centralized data collection and reporting system.

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

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

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

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

          • March 25, 2024
          • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Virtual via Zoom
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          The Contract Lifecycle: Budgets

          Lunch & Learn

          March 25, 2024  | 11:30am - 12:30pm

          Virtual via Zoom


          Join us for this finance session focused on budgets. This training is created for vendors with the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

          More information coming soon.


          Because space is limited, individuals must register for each date separately.  

          All seats reserved? Please add yourself to the waitlist, we will add an additional session if there are enough on the waitlist.

          Presenter: Melissa Kelleher joins us from the State of New Hampshire’s DHHS Grants Office. She is the Grants Administrator, overseeing Federal Award policy and compliance. Primarily, she is responsible for the Federal grant compliance, including consistent evaluation of discretionary grant opportunities and ensuring subrecipient monitoring across all divisions and bureaus.

          Melissa has an extensive background in auditing and administrative law, which have helped to shape the agency’s approach to interpreting and complying with applicable regulations.


          This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Refreshments for the in-person sessions are generously provided through a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation.

          • March 28, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6-hour training with Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM

          March 28, 2024

          8:30am-4pm

          PRESENTATION: Telehealth is proving to be sustainable and effective as treatment centers have transitioned traditional counseling services to online programs. Counselors are tasked to translate face to face skills to telehealth with limited training to recreate foundational helping. This presentation will provide counselors with the tools to create virtual counseling groups which can be applicable to various levels of care. Participants will obtain skills to enhance group cohesion and participation via telehealth. This presentation will provide participants an opportunity to observe the application of evidence-based practice group skills, such as "rolling with resistance", for application in their own daily virtual work. 

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

          • Describe foundational group structure in a virtual environment;
          • Identify three ways to build virtual group cohesion; and
          • Demonstrate performing virtual rolling with resistance skills.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 12 years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a Certified Lead Trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Samson previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.   

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

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

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

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

          • March 29, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour Training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

          March 29, 2024

          8:30am–4:00pm 


          SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

          We HIGHLY recommend you apply!

          Scholarship Application *click here*

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

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

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

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence4, 11-13, 15-17
          CPS Domains: 2, 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 03, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6-hour training with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADC

          April 3, 2024

          8:30am-3:30pm

          PRESENTATION: Harm Reduction includes a wide range of effective strategies and techniques for reducing harm from a number of health related conditions, which include substance use disorders and mental health condition.  This webinar will include an overview of harm reduction principles and techniques and will discuss the process of change for improving health. Participants will learn about disparities and the need to develop equity. As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

          • Define and describe the philosophy, principles, and practice of harm reduction;
          • Describe at least 2 techniques and strategies for engaging people in Harm Reduction;
          • Describe Disparities and Equity;
          • Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining meaningful change; and
          • Name at least 3 resources for harm reduction.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hernández is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 35 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.

          Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity. He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports. He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by CSAT. Currently he serves on the Peer-Led Advisory Board of the National Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma. Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998, has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Hernández serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, was appointed to the Springfield Public Health Council in 2006, and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Latin American Advisory Commission in Massachusetts from 2000-2004.

          Haner earned his GED in prison, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is also licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 2, 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 13, 15
          CPS Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 04, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6-hour training with Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM

          April 4, 2024

          8:30am-4pm

          PRESENTATION: The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that the percentage of people in the United States who had both a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) diagnosis and Mental Health Diagnosis (co-occurring) increased from 3.3 percent (or 8.1 million people) in 2015 to 3.8 percent (or 9.5 million people) (NSDUH, 2019). In SUD treatment, treatment outcomes are often predicated on individualized assessment experiences. The assessment experience can contribute to or alleviate access to care disparities in minority communities. Through a culturally responsive lens, a thorough assessment of the patient’s identifying problems can lead to a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis for treatment, which allows the helping professional to tailor fit the treatment experience to the patient’s primary needs. In this presentation, participants will explore how to aggregate data collected throughout assessment to provide individualized treatment and improve treatment outcomes.   

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

          • Summarize the importance of the assessment process in person-centered care;
          • Evaluate assessment findings to explore and organize strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences (SNAP), including cultural considerations for treatment; and
          • Explain how to maintain an open-assessment-posture by using client directed, outcome-informed treatment.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 12 years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a Certified Lead Trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Samson previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.   

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1-3, 5-8, 12-18
          CPS Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 05, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6-hour training with Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM

          April 5, 2024

          8:30am-4pm

          PRESENTATION: Addiction treatment professionals have an obligation to protect patients, the workforce, and the communities we serve by continuously monitoring safe ethical practice. Working with substance use disorders often includes managing the needs and expectations of numerous stakeholders including the patient, their loved ones, state regulations, federal regulations, and the various tiers of ethics the everyday professional helper abides by. This presentation focuses on developing the helping professional’s situational awareness in applying ethical principles in every day complicated scenarios. Participants will examine real-world vignettes with ethical conflict and learn a system for ethical decision-making. Additional topics covered in this presentation will include confidentiality, boundaries, informed consent and health literacy, and clinical documentation principles for safe patient care.  

          Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

          • Describe foundational principles and progressive updates to confidentiality and protected health information;
          • Implement an ethical decision-making model for complicated scenarios with ethical conflict; and
          • Identify at least 3 of the most common warning signs of potential boundary crossings leading to the most common boundary violations.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 12 years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a Certified Lead Trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Samson previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.   

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 2
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 10-12
          CPS Domains: 6, Ethics (for Recertification) 
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 08, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-hour training with Dr. Joanne Malloy

          April 8, 2024

          8:30am-4pm

          PRESENTATION: This 6-hour course will provide participants with an introduction to person-centered, enhanced care coordination (ECC), with a specific emphasis on families impacted by substance misuse and co-occurring challenges.  Unlike case management, ECC is a facilitated process where the coordinator partners with clients based on foundational principles such as person-centeredness, strengths-based care, and resilience. This course will use a mix of lecture, demonstration, video, and small group activities.

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

          • List at least 3 techniques to engage the child, youth, and family/caregiver;
          • Demonstrate how to work effectively with natural family support networks and peer supporters;
          • Describe the unique developmental needs young children and youth who have experienced trauma and who have emotional or behavioral challenges; and
          • Demonstrate cultural humility; describe structural inequality and implicit bias.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Malloy joined the staff of Institute on Disability (NH’s University Center for Excellence in Disability) in 1991 and has directed several state and federally-funded youth transition, employment, and dropout prevention projects with a focus on youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health. In 1996, she developed a transition and career development planning model for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, known as RENEW (Resilience, Empowerment, and Natural Supports for Education and Work). Dr. Malloy is the director of several project focused on supporting youth and young adults impacted by substance misuse, and published numerous articles and book chapters on services for youth with emotional disorders and adults with mental illness. 

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-8 & 13-18
          CPS Domains: 2-4 & 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 11, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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          A 6-Hour Training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

          April 11, 2024

          8:30am–4:00pm 


          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 at least 5 signs and symptoms of addiction, intoxication and withdrawal; and
          • Explain the function of screening, as it occurs in the Web Information Technology System (WITS).

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

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence18
          CPS Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • April 11, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6-hour training with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADC

          April 11, 2023

          8:30am-3:30pm

          PRESENTATION: This training will explore the challenges faced by individuals, families and communities seeking services from the Substance Use Disorder treatment system.  Additionally, the participants will learn about the Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change (Stages of Change). Participants will explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain change.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

          • List and describe at least 3 of the Substance Use Disorders challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities;
          • Define and describe the Stages of Change and key characteristics of each stage; and
          • Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining change.

          ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hernández is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 35 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.

          Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity. He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports. He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by CSAT. Currently he serves on the Peer-Led Advisory Board of the National Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma. Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998, has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Hernández serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, was appointed to the Springfield Public Health Council in 2006, and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Latin American Advisory Commission in Massachusetts from 2000-2004.

          Haner earned his GED in prison, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is also licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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

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

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

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

          • April 12, 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
          • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
          • 33
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          A 4-hour Training with John Burns, MBA, CRSW & Eileen Doyle, CRSW

          April 12, 2024

          8:30am-1pm

          PRESENTATION: This training will introduce concepts and the basic principles of Harm Reduction. We will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the value in honest conversations with youth about drugs, equipping them with the skills to navigate their risks. We will have an open exploration that drug education should be scientifically accurate, honest, and shouldn’t seek to minimize or exaggerate the risks of drugs, acknowledging the fact that not all drugs carry the same risks. This will be an interactive training to allow participants to explore biases and myths while engaging compassionately.

          OBJECTIVES: 

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

          • Define basic principles of Harm Reduction;
          • Describe the value of educating youth about drugs;
          • Summarize abstinence as a form of harm reduction and how its goals can co-exist with harm reduction;
          • List at least 5 of the dangers and risks of drugs and how to discuss those without minimizing or exaggerating those risks;
          • Describe at least 3 ways to work with youth compassionately and effective strategies to employ harm reduction; and
          • List at least 5 of the dangers and risks of stigma and prevalence of myths that accompany fear-based strategies.

            ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

            John Burns, MBA, CRSW, is a person with lived experience in recovery, a family member of a loved one in recovery and a guardian caregiver for one of his grandsons. He is the director of SOS Recovery Community Organization. John has been engaged in training delivery and development over the last 5 years at SOS. He supervises a staff of over 20 at SOS Recovery Community Organization and assists in training and supervision of three Recovery Community Centers. SOS operates syringe service programs and harm reduction supplies at all of their recovery community centers as well as a comprehensive outreach program with those experiencing homelessness and a statewide “peer-strength” program for individuals involved in the criminal justice system. John and his team at SOS worked with local and national recovery leaders and subject matter experts to develop the Art & Science of Peer-Assisted Recovery® 30 hour peer-assisted recovery training curriculum, as well as trainings on ethics, HIV prevention, and suicide prevention for peer-assisted recovery supports. John is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and completed the MINT training of new trainers in 2021. He has been trained extensively in motivational interviewing techniques through a series of trainings and train the trainers sessions and is trained in Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) Coding and is trained and authorized to complete Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessments (MICA) for coding practitioners of MI. John serves as Vice Chair on the board of the NH Harm Reduction Coalition and on the executive committee of the Strafford County Public Health Advisory Committee. He is an appointee of NH Governor Sununu on the Overdose Fatality Review Commission and is a member of the budget taskforce for the NH Governor’s Commission for Alcohol and other drugs.

            Eileen Doyle, CRSW, is the Training Coordinator at SOS Recovery Community Organization. A person in long-term recovery and a family member, Eileen has trained SOS curriculums with a variety of trainers and has completed Motivational Interviewing trainings with Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS at the Health Education and Training Institute and John Gilbert, MS, RD, CCP, RHC-III, ACSM-CEP® at the Institute for Individual and Organizational Change. She works with SOSRCO Executive Director John Burns to create and revise curriculums for SOS and continues to work directly with participants seeking support services. She facilitates an Invitation to Change support group for family members each week. Eileen earned her Masters in Science for Teachers from the University of NH and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism from Northeastern University. She is a NH Certified Recovery Support Worker and a certified Journaling Instructor through the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She has led several journaling workshops for recovery support workers. Eileen volunteered at SOS for four years before retiring from a 23-year teaching career in a Massachusetts high school and being hired at SOS. Before becoming the Training Coordinator, she worked as the Recovery Friendly Workplace Coordinator for SOS as part of a statewide initiative to provide training and resources to employers to encourage them to support employees and their family members impacted by SUD.

            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40;  *Non-Members $50; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

            4 Contact Hours Available
            CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3, 4
            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 11-17
            CPS Domains: 2, 5, 6
            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

            • April 15, 2024
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS & Randy Stevens

            April 15, 2024

            8:30am-4pm

            PRESENTATION: While helping individuals with SUDs recover, Peers inevitably confront many mental health concerns that the clients bring with them. These Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs) can significantly impact treatment compliance and outcomes. A lack of familiarity with mental health disorders and how they comingle with SUDs can confound the effectiveness of a Peers work and create additional unnecessary complications. This training aims to familiarize Peers with various mental health issues most commonly co-morbid with SUDs and clarify the Peer's role in working with these individuals to maximize success. This course also will introduce de-escalation skills and available mental wellness planning programs.

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

            • Differentiate between mental health and mental illness;
            • Summarize at least 3 of the risk factors of behavioral health disorders;
            • Define and describe signs, symptoms, and supports of the most common diagnoses;
            • Describe how to apply crisis intervention strategies;
            • Demonstrate how to create wellness recovery plans for mental illness; and
            • Describe ways to identify a mental health crisis and how to respond – crisis intervention.

            ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

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

            Randy Stevens works for The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester as a Peer Support Specialist for ProHealth, an integrated primary care clinic at the center. He is a Certified Recovery Support Worker, a Certified Peer Support Specialist, an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Randy uses his lived experience of substance use disorder, mental health disorders, trauma history, as well as his history of incarceration to create mutuality and connection with the people he supports to provide hope and encourage engagement in their recovery. He volunteers his time facilitating a weekly health and wellness group for a rehabilitation program called Men’s Therapeutic Community at Strafford County House of Corrections. He has a passion for supporting people in their journey of recovery and plans on completing his Master of Social Work program to further advance his abilities to serve the most vulnerable populations in NH.

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

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

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

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

            • April 18, 2024
            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
            • Remote via Zoom
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            A 2-Hour Training with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, CSAT

            April 18, 2024

            9am-11am


            PRESENTATION: Reclaiming healthy sex and intimacy is often problematic because of the fusion of sex and drugs. It requires time, patience and skill to manage this aspect of recovery. Topics will include client skills such as dating plans, tools for avoiding drug-related arousal template triggers and other issues related to intimacy such as vulnerability, trust, and communication skills. 

            Following this training, participants will be able to:

            1. Categorize various ways that substance misuse alters the sexual arousal template;
            2. Name at least 2 strategies to assist clients in reclaiming affirming sexual behavior in sobriety; and
            3. Describe essential components of intimacy as well as strategies to help clients incorporate these skills in recovery.
            ABOUT THE PRESENTER: David Fawcett PhD, LCSW, CSAT is a clinical sexologist who has worked in addictions and mental health for three decades. He wrote Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery and Sex Under the Influence: Understanding and Healing from Sexualized Drug Use (in publication). He was VP for Clinical Programming at Seeking Integrity providing treatment programs for sex and porn addiction and chemsex. David produces “Sex, Love, and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Men Who Have Sex with Men” and he produced the award-winning documentary Crystal City. He is on IITAP’s faculty for the Rainbow Advocacy and Educator Program.

            REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25; *Non-Members $30; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

            2 Contact Hours Available
            CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
            LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 14-17
            CPS Domains: 6
            NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
            NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

            • April 19, 2024
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
            • NH Audubon - 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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            A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

            April 19, 2024

            8:30am–4pm


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

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

            • Describe and interpret the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2);
            • Explain how the recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules impact client privacy and counselor responsibility;
            • Describe at least 2 differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice; and
            • Articulate how to navigate right to know vs. need-to-know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

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

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

              6 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: 2
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
              CPS Domains: 6
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

              • April 22, 2024
              • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
              • Remote via Zoom
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              A 1-hour training with Angela Thomas-Jones

              April 22, 2024

              12pm-1pm


              The first 5 registrations will receive the hardcopy of NOT Too Tired to Care" and each participant will receive the electronic versions of the book and its companion action guide with the full transcripts of the Turning Point stories mentioned in NOT Too Tired to Care

              PRESENTATION: The HomeBase practice is an amazingly simple evidence-informed mindful practice utilizing the Polyvagal Theory as its change agent. This training focuses entirely on doing this experiential practice introduced in the training Supervision: the ethical mandate of self-care. Small group discussion will be used to deepen understanding and appreciation for its application in participants’ work-life setting. Participants are encouraged (not required) to have completed the prior mentioned training to have a greater understanding of how this practice was developed.  This and the story of how HomeBase came to be is explained in detail in Angela’s book Amazon Best Seller and #1 New Release in Practice Management NOT Too Tired to Care. The book and its Companion Action Guide are included in the training materials.  

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

              • Summarize how to do HomeBase; a simple evidence informed trauma sensitive practice utilizing neuroplasticity as a resilience building skill;
              • Describe how the Polyvagal Theory explains the change agent HomeBase practice offers for reducing stress and increasing sustainable resilience; and
              • Describe the practice of HomeBase.

              ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS.  Author of 2020 Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management NOT Too Tired to Care, a narrative description based on lived experience of how she and her colleagues began a grassroots movement in their community based on data showing many healthcare professionals are burnout and NOT talking about it for fear of losing their job. As Chairperson of the Ethics Committee for NHADACA (2016-2022) she led positive changes in redefining the role of ethical practices as resilient building opportunities in workforce development by promoting provider and clinician well-being. The Resilient Supervision Model is one of the outcomes of the collective efforts toward positive change in the culture of our workforce. Angela is licensed in NH, VA, and ME to practice mental health and substance use disorder treatment specializing in trauma-sensitive practice and uses The Resilient Supervision Model in her practice as a Licensed Clinical Supervisor. 

              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $20; *Non-Members $25; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

              • April 24, 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
              • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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              A 4-hour training with Dr. Mark Hicks

              April 24, 2024

              9am-1:30pm

              PRESENTATION: In the recovery process, one of the often-unseen hazards is the process of grief. Just as addiction or compulsive behavior is being managed, grief can emerge as the factor that brings hardship and even disaster to needed relationships. This training will explore recovery through the lens of grief and its impact on vital relationships. It will further explore practical interventions and assistance to support relationships and encourage continued recovery. 

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

              1. Explain the correlation between grief and love; 
              2. List at least 3 specific areas where grief impacts relationships during recovery; and 
              3. List at least 2 practical interventions to support relationships during the early stages of recovery given the impact of grief. 

              ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Mark A. Hicks is an author and speaker who specializes in mental health and family dynamics. With his educational background, including a Doctor of Ministry Degree, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters of Divinity, and a Bachelors in Psychology, Mark is deeply committed to understanding the human psyche and helping people build healthy relationships and meaningful lives. As a counselor, Mark has provided guidance and support to those facing various challenges such as addiction, divorce recovery, emotional struggles, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Mark's versatility and passion for making a difference extend beyond counseling. He has served as a minister, international missionary, recovery program director, disaster response coordinator, and radio host. His radio broadcast was a self-help themed program that aired nationwide in the Czech Republic. One of Mark's notable accomplishments is his book, "Learning Love: Building a Life That Matters and Healthy Relationships That Last." This book grew, not only out of Mark’s years of study of psychology and theology, but from the tough life lessons of a toxic first marriage and painful divorce. This experience set Mark on a course devoted to understanding love and relationships and how to have healthy, happy connections. In his book, he shares practical advice and real-life guidance helping readers find personal growth and fulfilling relationships. Outside of his professional endeavors, Mark and his wife, Heather, enjoy exploring new destinations and immersing themselves in different cultures and landscapes. While they love their adventures, they also enjoy their home base in Knoxville, Tennessee, and frequently take trips to the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

              REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40; *Non-Members $45; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

              4 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 11, 15-16 & 18
              CPS Domains: 6
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

              • April 25, 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Remote via Zoom
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