New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

In order to protect our participants, presenters and staff, all NHADACA events will be virtual, until further notice.

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

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

  PREVENTION

  INTERVENTION

  TREATMENT

  RECOVERY

Upcoming events

    • October 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Remote via Zoom
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    A 6 hour training event with Joni Utley, PsyD.                       


    9:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 29. 2020

    This is a DCATT-funded Training.

    This training is remote only!

    PRESENTATION:  The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance use (clients do not have to have both issues). By the end of the training day, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting. Seeking Safety teaches present-focused coping skills to help clients attain safety in their lives.   It is highly flexible and can be conducted in any setting by a wide range of clinicians and also peers. There are 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to both trauma and/or substance use, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”.  Topics can be done in any order and the treatment can be done in few or many sessions as time allows.  Seeking Safety strives to increase hope through emphasis on ideals; it offers exercises, emotionally-evocative language, and quotations to engage patients; attends to clinician processes; and provide concrete strategies to build recovery skills.  This training covers:  (a) background on trauma and substance use (rates, presentation, models and stages of treatment, clinical challenges); and (b) overview of Seeking Safety including evidence-base; and (c) clinical implementation such as use of the model with specific populations.  For more information on Seeking Safety see www.seekingsafety.org.  Objectives:

    1. To review current understanding of evidence-based treatment of trauma and substance use
    2. To increase empathy and understanding of trauma and substance use
    3. To describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance use
    4. To provide assessment and treatment resources
    5. To identify how to apply Seeking Safety for specific populations, such as homeless, adolescents, criminal justice, HIV, military/veteran, etc.

      PRESENTER:   Joni Utley, PsyD. has been providing Seeking Safety training and consultation with Treatment Innovations throughout the U.S. since 2012. She has presented in diverse settings, including community mental health centers, addiction programs, jail-diversion program, medical hospitals, and academic settings. She is a clinical psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Clinic and Substance Abuse Day Hospital . She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at VA Boston Healthcare System from 2011-2013 under Lisa Najavits’ supervision, where she specialized in treating PTSD/SUD and held an academic appointment at Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to that, she completed her psychology internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Worcester State Hospital, where she obtained a broad range of clinical training experiences with a focus on trauma, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Utley earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. She has research experience in PTSD, SUD, posttraumatic growth, and cognitive behavioral couples’ therapy. She is also a military veteran; with five years active duty in the Coast Guard and currently a Lieutenant Commander (O-4) in the Coast Guard Reserve. 

      Registration Fee: Free to NH drug court providers; up to 10 others may attend as space is available for a $65 registration fee;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   training@nhadaca.org.

      6 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1, 4-7, 15, 17, 18
      CRSW Performance Domains:  4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

      • November 05, 2020
      • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

      8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., November 5, 2020


      This training is remote only!

      SOR Scholarship Application


      PRESENTATION: The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

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

      ·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

      ·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

      ·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

      ·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

      ·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

      PRESENTER:  Sharon has worked in nursing since 1976 and in behavioral health since 1985.   She has experience in all levels of care of behavioral health from acute care to community mental health to medication assisted treatment.   She has previous experience as Director of Nursing, Quality Improvement and Training and Development.   She has been a CARF surveyor for opioid treatment Programs across the country, national consultant for evidence based practices  in opioid treatment  programs and a  NIDA (National Institute Drug Administration)Suboxone Trainer.  In the past year she has trained over 700 nurses in RI on “Re-Thinking Addiction:  Opioid Epidemic and Medication Assisted Treatment.”

      Fee: $25;   *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available

      Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-8, 11, 14-18
      CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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


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

      • November 06, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 4 hour training event  on November 6, 2020 
      with Ann Duckless, MA

      8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


      This training is remote only!


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

      “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

      “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

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

      Fee:  NHADACA Members $55.00.    Non-Members $65.00.  NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

      • November 13, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6 hour training event with Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor & Kevin Lambert  

      8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on November 13, 2020

       

      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION: This workshop will provide an introduction to the definition, identification and treatment of moral injury. We will define moral injury from multiple perspectives, identify the context, and differentiate between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, moral injury and other kinds of soul wounds. We will identify the role of shame and describe several methods of treating moral injury.  Additional resources will be provided. U.S. Army veteran Kevin Lambert will integrate his knowledge with his own experience of moral injury and his healing path.

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

      1. Define and describe moral injury and differentiate it from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and other soul wounds;
      2. Understand the role of shame, the hidden nature of moral injury and the challenges for healing; and
      3. Learn several approaches to healing moral injury and the benefits and challenges of each.

      PRESENTER:  Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor, M.Div, DMin :  Founder/Executive Director of Brookfield Institute, served as a pastor in local congregations for almost 40 years. Her doctorate focusing on community education in trauma healing has enabled her to teach over 100 workshops nationally and internationlly. She is a certified STAR trainer (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) and has been working with veterans for 14 years, particularly in understanding how veterans heal from the spiritual wounds of war.

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

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

      6 Contact Hours Available
      Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 5, 13, 15                                                             

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

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


      This training is partially financed under a grant with Meredith Savings Bank and a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Thank you to our funders.

      • November 13, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3 hour training event with David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC

      8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  on November 13, 2020


      This training is remote only!


      PRESENTATION: This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown the value of each function, how they are interrelated, and form an understanding of how they apply to clinical practice.   Participants will define the role of the twelve core functions within counseling practice; understand the interrelated aspects of the core functions and global criteria and develop a better understanding of the core functions in the counseling process.

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

      PRESENTER: David Parisi, LICSW, MLADC, is in private practice in Central New Hampshire, where he has been providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment services for over 40 years. He was a member of the NH Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors since its inception and was a member of the Peer Review Committee attaché to the NH Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Practice. Mr. Parisi served as the Chair of the Case Presentation Method Committee of the ICRC/AODA and was instrumental in the development of the process and standards for assessing alcohol and drug abuse counselor competency internationally. He was a faculty member of the New England Institute on Addiction Studies for over 22 years and is recognized nationally for providing professional training on counseling skills and counselor competency. 

      Fee:  *Registration Fee $35;   *NBCC add $5.                 For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

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

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

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

      • November 16, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 21- hour training event with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, Beverly Pierce, LCSW, CASAC, CPP,  and Andrea Fallick, LCSW, CASAC, CPP, and guest speaker Tim Lena, MSW, CPS

      November 16, 17 & 18, 2020

      8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  daily



      PRESENTATION:   Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) prevents and reduces substance abuse among adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.  These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, counseling and skills training, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This training will provide practical strategies for implementing Project SUCCESS virtually and in person and address current individual student and school COVID related challenges regarding substance use prevention.  New Hampshire adaptations will also be discussed.  This training will be held remotely and include self-study.  As a result of attending this training participants will:

      • Learn how to deliver the Prevention Education Series in classrooms virtually or in person;
      • Learn how to assess students for Project SUCCESS or other services; and 
      • Learn how to lead a group for students of parents with a Substance Use Disorder.

      PRESENTERS:  Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is an entertaining and engaging nationally known substance abuse prevention expert that has presented to parents, professionals, and school and community groups in 44 states.  She is the creator of three national model substance abuse prevention programs.  As Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corporation, she has been the recipient of grants from the CDC, the U.S. Dept. of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Ellen has published several articles in professional journals, has appeared on a number of television shows including Good Morning America, Nightline and ABC Network News and has been interviewed by People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, Family Circle, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Harper’s Bazaar, and Parents Magazine.  She was one of the founders and is an advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

      Beverly Pierce, LCSW, CASAC, CPP is Director of Mental Health Services at Student Assistance Services Corp.  She oversees the day to day operations of an adolescent mental health center.  She also has her own psychotherapy practice in White Plains, NY.    Ms. Pierce has been working in the field of mental health for over 30 years.

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

      Tim Lena, MSW, CPS has been practicing as a Student Assistance Counselor in Southern NH for over 30 years.  He currently is serving as the Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drugs.  He is also the current director of the Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth (SoRocknh.org) and past president of the NH Prevention Certification Board.

      Fee:  NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.   NH Participant: $75 per person; Out-of- State Participant: $350.  NBCC add $5. Fee includes Project SUCCESS Implementation Manual, Resource Manual, PowerPoint & packet of reading materials.  Registration ends November 1, 2020 so that materials can be produced and mailed to participants.

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


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

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

      PLEASE NOTE:

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


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

      • November 20, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      NHADACA Annual Meeting

      9 am to noon, November 20, 2020

      This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom only

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

      Award recipients are both nominated and chosen by vote of the NHADACA membership.  Please join us in acknowledging each of these worthy nominees:

      Counselor of the Year Nominees

      • Barbara Dugan Henricks, MDiv., LADC, SAP 
      • Jennifer Parker, LADC 
      • Christine Clarke-Swift, LADC 
      • William "Bill" DeMars, LADC, CADC-II l

      Lifetime Advocacy Award Nominees

      • Monica Edgar, ARNP, MLADC  
      • James Carroll, JD  

      Thomas McTague Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

      • Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

      Kathleen Taylor Legislator Award Nominees

      • Senator Jeb Bradley

      Guest speakers will provide updates related to the Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals, as well as address issues important to the substance use disorder community both within NH and nationally.  Our guest speakers include:

      • Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, Chair of the Board,  and Kelly Luedtke, MLADC, both representing the Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals
      • Stephanie Savard, Chair of the Governor's Commission Treatment Task Force; 
      • Jaime Powers, representing the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services; and
      • Cynthia Moreno-Touhy, Executive Director of NAADAC-- The Association for Addiction Professionals.

      Agenda

      President’s Welcome --- Alexandra Hamel

      Roll Call --- Angela Jones, Interim Secretary

      Annual Meeting Minutes, November 15, 2019

      Treasurer’s Report --- Lindsey Ducharme

      Executive Director’s Report --- Dianne Castrucci

      By-laws Changes --- Peter DalPra

      Guest Speaker ---  Cynthia Moreno-Touhy, Executive Director of NAADAC--The Association of Addiction Professionals

      Guest Speakers --- Jacqui Abikoff, Chair, and Kelly Luedtke of the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals

      Guest Speaker --- Stephanie Savard, Chair of the Governor’s Commission Treatment Task Force

      Guest Speaker --- Representative of the NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services

      Annual Award Presentations  ---

      Board Member Election Results --- 

      Plaques/Acknowledgment of Board Members leaving the Board

      Announcement of New Board Members

      Adjourn Meeting


      Fees:  No charge.  There are no educational contact hours available for the annual meeting.   For more information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org.

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


      This training is remote only!

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

        This two hour training will provide the following objectives:

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

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

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

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4

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

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

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

      This training is partially financed under a grant from Meredith Savings Bank and a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Thank you to our funders.

      • December 14, 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 12 hour training event with James Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

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

      This training is remote only!

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

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

      PRESENTERSJim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

      Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

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

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

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

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

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


      9:00 am to noon on December 18. 2020

      This is a DCATT-funded Training.

      This training is remote only!

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

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between brain injury and involvement in the justice system;
      2. Participants will be able to list at least 3 symptoms of brain injury; and
      3. Participants will be able to apply specific strategies and will be provided with functional tools and resources to support people with brain injury as they navigate the justice system.
      PRESENTERS:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations,  Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

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

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

          3 Contact Hours Available

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

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

          be able to apply specific strategies and will be provided with functional tools and resources to support people with brain injury as they navigate the justice system.
          • January 15, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6 hour training event with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC     

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


          This training will be remote only


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

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

          PRESENTER:   Kelly Luedtke, MLADC is the full time Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Service and Addiction Counseling at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. She has been in the profession of substance use counseling for over fifteen years, most recently serving as Chief of Operations and Clinical Officer at Serenity Place in Manchester, NH for the past 3 years. Kelly has worked in the treatment continuum from prevention, to detoxification, sobriety maintenance, medically assisted treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and transitional living. She has served the community as an outreach worker, clinician, senior administrator, and educator. Currently, Kelly gives back to the community through her role as Past President of NHADACA, as a member of the NH Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals Licensing Board. Kelly, a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC), currently has a master’s degree in Education/Counseling as well as a CAGS in Counseling. When Kelly isn’t lending her time to students or the substance abuse community, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, exercising by running 5K’s to marathons, and cooking anything out of her vegetable and herb garden.

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

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

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

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

          • February 09, 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6 hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN 

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

          SOR Scholarship Application


          This training will be remote only!

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

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

          PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

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

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

          6 Contact Hours Available
          CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
          LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 17
          Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
          NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
          NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

          • February 23, 2021
          • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)
          • Remote via Zoom
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          A 6 hour training with Molly Rossignol, DO, FAAFP, FASAM and Ann Branen, RN, CARN   

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

          SOR Scholarship Application

          This training will be remote only!

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

          Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            • March 04, 2021
            • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
            • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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            A 3 hour training event on March 4, 2021 with Ann Duckless  

            130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH

            8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


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

            • The ability to recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide
            • Skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources
            • Skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

            “Connect™ Suicide Prevention materials developed by NAMI NH are used for strictly non- commercial purposes and may not be altered and/or used for other purposes without consent from NAMI NH.  The use of these materials without permission of NAMI NH is expressly prohibited. NAMI NH Connect™ program materials are exclusively owned and copyrighted by NAMI NH.  The use of these materials is subject to terms and conditions associated with intellectual property laws.

            “This training format is being recorded for NAMI NH training purposes to provide information on how this virtual format can be improved or modified in order to deliver the most effective training product possible. As a result, images and voices of participants may be captured in this recording. By acceptance of this invitation the participant understands that their image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. Additionally, participant waives any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of their image or recording.  Participant also understands that this material may be used in diverse educational settings. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.”

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

               Fee: *NHADACA Members:  $30;   *Non-Members $40;   *NBCC add $5. NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.

              3 Contact Hours Available

              Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15

              CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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


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


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

              • March 16, 2021
              • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
              • Remote via Zoom
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              A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

              9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. daily on March 16 & 17, 2021

              This training is remote only!

              SOR Scholarship Application

              PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will focus on the selection and implementation of intervention strategies and case management for clients with neurocognitive impairment.  Topics covered will include the behavioral health consequences of brain injury, the interaction of brain injury with PTSD, evidence-based interventions and integration with community resources.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

              1. Identify common behavioral health issues associated with brain injury;
              2. Identify evidence-based intervention strategies suited to individuals with neurocognitive impairment including the use of reinforcements and environmental structure;
              3. Identify key modifications to motivational interviewing to accommodate neurocognitive impairment;
              4. Describe a phased case management model; and
              5. Consider how strategies introduced in the workshop will apply to their home communities.

              PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

              FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

              6 Contact Hours Available
              CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3,  4
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 16, 17
              Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 3, 6
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

              • March 22, 2021
              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
              • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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              A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

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


              PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

              Participants will be able to:

              • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
              • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
              • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
              • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
              • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
              • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
              • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
              • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
              • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
              • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
              • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
              • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
              • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
              • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

              PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

              Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

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

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

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

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

              • April 09, 2021
              • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
              • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
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              A 4 hour training event with Lynn Lyons, LICSW

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

              PRESENTATION:  Both anxiety and depression continue to rise among teens; anxiety is currently the top reason why a parent brings a child to a mental health professional.  Because an untreated anxiety disorder is a top predictor of developing depression as an adolescent or young adult, the need for prevention and more effective treatment of anxiety has become a critical focus for those who work with teens and young adults in many settings.  Most teens and parents dealing with anxiety and depression in their families do not have a clear understanding of how anxiety and depression get better or worse, and have no concrete plan to respond when anxiety shows up.

              This training will teach attendees how to weaken anxiety’s grip, move teens into an active approach to their anxiety and depression, and is likely different from what they have been taught previously.  We will focus on how to interrupt anxiety and depression’s consistent patterns, thereby heading off depression with simple, process-based strategies.

              Participants will be able to:

              1. Design active assignments for teens and their parents that correct the common cognitive traps that bolster both anxiety and depression.
              2. Explain the common cognitive and behavioral overlaps between anxiety and depression.  
              3. Identify avoidant and safety behaviors that strengthen anxiety and depression.

              PRESENTER:   Lynn Lyons, LICSW is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, and speaker with a special interest in interrupting the generational patterns of anxiety in families. Her skill-based approach to anxiety focuses on the need to teach families about how anxiety works and what families can do to pull members out of the powerful “anxiety cult” that demands obedience to its need for certainty and comfort.  Lyons is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book for kids Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is the author of Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions and has multiple online programs for parents, teens and children. 

              Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members  $75;   *NBCC add $5.    NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

              4 Contact Hours Available
              Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  2, 3
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-7, 15-18
              CRSW Performance Domain: 4
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

              • April 13, 2021
              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
              • 130 Pembroke Road Suite 100, Concord, NH
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              A 6 hour training event with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

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

              130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH  03301


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

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

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

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

              6 Contact Hours Available
              Certified Prevention Specialist Category: None
              LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
              CRSW Performance Domains:  2-4
              NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
              NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

               Fee:  *NHADACA Members:  $115; *Non-Members $125; *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060   traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

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

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

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

              • May 17, 2021
              • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
              • Remote via zoom
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              A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane

              8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021


              This training is remote only!


              PRESENTATION:   This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

              Participants will be able to:

              • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
              • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
              • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
              • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
              • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
              • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
              • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
              • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
              • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
              • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
              • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
              • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
              • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
              • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

              PRESENTERS:  Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

              Brian Lane:  As a person in long-term recovery, Brian is deeply connected with people in recovery and the organizations supporting them. He is the owner of Recovery Spectrum, a consulting and training company that helps behavioral health providers learn and implement best practices to save and change the lives of those living with substance use disorder and mental health challenges.  Brian has a passion for advocacy and education who works to expand existing recovery efforts and develop new and additional resources while eliminating stigma. He is a respected coach and trainer who is internationally certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS), PRS Trainer of Coaches, Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer, and many others. Additionally, Brian most recently served as the co-founder and Executive Director of Wellspring Recovery Services, a top provider of medium-to-high accountability men’s recovery residences in the Dallas area.  Brian loves cooking and baking, singing loudly and badly in the car, and his husband and best friend of 18 years, Jonathan Boyd.

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

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

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

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

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