New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Treatment Webinars

Webinars are free for anyone to participate without a certificate.

If you are a NHADACA member it is free to receive a certificate of completion after the steps outlined below have successfully been completed. If you are a non-member, there is a $15.00 fee to receive a certificate of completion. Please make sure the steps outlined below are completed. Certificates are emailed out within 10 business days from the date of your email to NHADACA

Note: To receive your certificate of completion please ensure you have completed the following:

  1. Registration
  2. Watched the Webinar
  3. Successfully passed the Quiz with an 80% or higher
  4. Completed the Webinar Evaluation 
  5. Email Training@nhadaca.org to receive certificate

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Core Function VIII: Crisis Intervention

Presenter: Kelly Luedtke

June 2021

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

    • Understand the IC&RC’s definition of Crisis Intervention;
    • Understand the IC&RC’s Global Criteria of Crisis Intervention; and
    • Be knowledgeable in three different coping skills to help a client calm down.

    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

    TRUST: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder: Maximizing Evidence Based Practices

    Presenter: Albert Hasson, MSW

    April 2021

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

      • Identify clinical challenges for individuals with methamphetamine use disorders;
      • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Contingency Management (Motivational Incentives) strategy;
      • Learn about the benefits and challenges of Community Reinforcement Approach;
      • Learn about the benefits and integration of exercise in treatment; and
      • Learn about TRUST: An integrated behavioral Model.

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      ASAM: Just The Basics

      Presenter: Paul Kiernan, LADC

      April 2021

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

      • Understand the spirit of ASAM, a basic understanding of the 6 dimensions and levels of care;
      • Be able to identify the different levels of care; and
      • Better understand how an assessment can be used for care planning.


      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA


      Addicted to Fear 

      Presenter: Joseph Zannella

      May 2020

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

      • Learn the biological basis for Fear and why it can become attractive.
      • Learn similarities and differences between fear addiction and other addictions.
      • Explain possible treatment for individuals addicted to the adrenaline rush.
      • Explore supportive medications and treatments.

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      Harm Reduction  

      Presenter: Haner Hernandez

      March 2020

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

      • 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 2 resources for Harm Reduction.

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA


      Compassion Fatigue Sensitive Clinical Supervision 

      Presenter: Angela Jones

      November 2019

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

      • Learn effective evidence-informed practices to reduce compassion fatigue risks
      • Learn how to bring evidence-informed techniques into clinical supervision sessions that address compassion fatigue and burnout through effective clinician self-care as well as clinical practice that assures patient safety

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      24/7 Connectedness to Technology - It's Impact on Human Development and It's Role in Anxiety and Depression

      Presenter: Ann Duckless 

      January 2019

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

      • Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.
      • Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns. 
      • Explain the correlation of connectedness to technology to the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in you

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      Basics of HIV  

      Presenter: James Figueiredo

      July 2017


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

      • Learn about HIV risk associated with sexual behaviors and substance use
      • Gain knowledge about HIV prevention methods

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      Ethics and Technology

      Presenter: Susan Polyot

      May 2014


      This one-hour online learning webinar will help participants understand the responsibility of addiction and counseling professionals (as a clinician, clinical supervisor, or program administrator) to protect the confidentiality of their clients and maintain professional boundaries. Susan Polyot will identify ways in which technology presents unique challenges in practice and will discuss important safeguards in using technology to protect client confidentiality. Participants will learn to recognize the importance of establishing policies that secure professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and supervisees; and understand the importance of technology policies to protect confidentiality.

      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

      Helping Individuals at Risk of Suicide

      Presenter: Ann Duckless

      December 2017

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

        • Gain knowledge of National Best Practices for community response to suicide thoughts, disclosures, and attempts.
        • Learn the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide
        • Gain insights into suicide data and how age, gender, culture and other demographic and diversity factors impact suicide risk
        • Learn skills for intervening with community members at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources
        • Gain awareness of community resources and services and how they can be utilized for persons at risk

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        Street Drugs: Current Trends

        Presenter: Mary-K O'Sullivan

        February 2019

        As a result of this training participants will:

        • Be able to discuss specific prescription medications now being highly abused in the U.S.
        • Review the “new synthetic drugs” that are replacing the traditional drugs of abuse
        • Overview the risks of the multiple synthetic drugs currently flooding the illicit drug market

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        Acudetox

        Presenter: Laura Cooley

        June 2018

        A five-point ear acupuncture treatment is used around the world, beginning in the early 1970’s, and initially for detoxing from methadone. Now expanded for use in behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and emotional and disaster trauma, NH professionals can now be trained and certified to utilize this protocol.

        You'll learn:

        • What Acudetox is
        • Become familiar with how the safe application of 5 point ear acupuncture treatment and the protocol for successful integration.
        • Understand the law that allows the use of AcuDetox by those trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) for the purposes of Behavioral Health in NH.

        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

        ASAM Criteria for Clinicians

        Presenter: Ben Nordstrom

        April 2015

        This Webinar is designed to help clinicians get clients to the appropriate level of addiction care they require. Addiction presents with different levels of severity, and no one treatment type is “right” for everyone.

        You'll learn:

        • Recognize that addiction severity varies
        • Understand the need for “treatment matching”
        • Summarize how ASAM Criteria assist in this

          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

          Personality Disorders Borderline and Antisocial

          Presenter: Joseph Zannella

          December 2015

          You'll learn:

            • How to effectively determine differential diagnosis of the personality disorders identified in the DSM-5
            • An understanding of how personality disordered functioning develops as it relates to differentiating which symptoms of normal personality functioning are exacerbated in abnormal psychopathology
            • To be able to discuss diagnostic criteria along a dimensional model of personality functioning
            • Techniques on how to effectively treat these two personality disordered individuals 

              STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

              Core Function III: Orientation

              Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

              March 2016

              Orientation is the 3rd Core Function in the IC&RC’s 12 Core Functions of a Chemical Dependency Counselor. Orientation focuses on the importance of continuing to build rapport and understanding with the client, while introducing the client to the rules governing the treatment program. Orientation also explore ASAM’s level of care, program goals and objectives, and overall program operations.

              You'll learn:

                • Know the steps for the orientation process.
                • Understand the Global Criteria associated with the core function of orientation.
                • Describe the ASAM levels of care.
                • Describe the client’s rights that are applicable to the treatment program.

                STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                Core Function IV: Assessment

                Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                July 2016

                The core function of assessment requires that the counselor or person doing the assessment: Be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders; Skillful and thorough in obtaining, reviewing and evaluating the client’s history;Accurate in making a preliminary diagnosis utilizing the DSM-5.

                You'll learn to:

                  • Identify characteristics of substance use disorders
                  • Identify co-occurring mental health problems associated with substance use
                  • Understand Global Criteria associated with the core function of assessment
                  • Describe assessment procedures and commonly used assessment tools
                  • Describe ASAM-6 Dimensions

                  STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                  Core Function V: Treatment Planning

                  Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                  May 2017

                  Treatment planning is the process by a counselor and client, collaboratively, identify and rank problems that are concerns for the health and well being of the client.

                  You'll learn to:

                  • Understand the need for effective treatment planning
                  • Understand the global criteria associated with this core function
                  • Construct an individualized treatment plan
                  • Identify problem statements that are client-centered
                  • Identify “SMART” and “SMARTER” goals and objectives

                  STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                  Core Function VI: Counseling

                  Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                  March 2019

                  The core function of assessment requires that the counselor or person doing the assessment: Be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders; Skillful and thorough in obtaining, reviewing and evaluating the client’s history; Accurate in making a preliminary diagnosis utilizing the DSM-5.

                  You'll learn to:

                    • Understand the need for effective treatment planning
                    • Understand the global criteria associated with this core function
                    • Describe group counseling principles
                    • Learn techniques associated with different stages of change
                    • Understand the characteristics of an effective counselor

                    STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                    Core Function VII: Case Management

                    Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                    March 2019

                    You'll learn to:

                      • Describe the requirements of case management
                      • Understand the global criteria associated with the core function of case management.
                      • Explain the rationale of case management activities to the client.

                      STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                      Core Function VII: Case Management

                      Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                      March 2019

                      You'll learn to:

                        • Describe the requirements of case management
                        • Understand the global criteria associated with the core function of case management.
                        • Explain the rationale of case management activities to the client.

                        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                        Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health and Substance Misuse

                        Presenter: Ann Duckless

                        August 2016


                        Mental health issues often surface in school settings. Nationally, 1 in 5 youth will experience a serious emotional disorder. When additional stresses of substance misuse enter the picture, it often becomes more difficult to seek help (on the part of the youth) and to recognize what issues need immediate help (on the part of adults).

                        You'll learn:

                        • The signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
                        • The complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
                        • Of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.

                        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.

                        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                        Cultivating Leaders in Addiction Services

                        Presenter: Catherine Iacuzzi

                        December 2017

                        This webinar will explore how leadership development can help address the addiction workforce crisis, including what leadership is and how to cultivate future leaders.

                        You'll learn:

                        • Elements of the current workforce crisis in addiction services
                        • About leadership and how it fits with and is different from management and clinical supervision.
                        • How to increase own leadership capacity.
                        • How to identify ways to cultivate future leaders in addiction services.

                        STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                        Opioid Addiction & Treatment: Understanding the Disorder, Treatment, and Protocol

                        Presenter: Michael Gaudet

                        December 2017

                        This course will provide an updated version of the NIDA and SAMHSA’s Blending Initiative product, originally entitled “Buprenophine Treatment: A Training for Multidisciplinary Professionals”. The primary goal of this training package is to create awareness among addiction professionals about medications currently approved by the FDA and used in the treatment of opioid dependence.

                        You'll learn:

                          • History of opioid treatment in the United States;
                          • The laws regarding treatment of opioid addiction and the implications for the treatment system;
                          • How medication will benefit the delivery of opioid treatment and the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder; and
                          • About the demographics of people affected by opioid use disorder.

                          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                          Postvention: How to Promote Healing and Reduce Risk After a Sudden Death or Suicide

                          Presenter: Ann Duckless

                          May 2017

                          Using national best practices, postvention training prepares key service providers with ways to participate in and/or coordinate an integrated and effective community response to the suicide death of a client, student, colleague, or community member. Since knowing someone who has died by suicide is one of the highest risk factors for suicide, taking steps to reduce risk and promote healing (postvention) becomes an integral part of suicide prevention efforts.

                          You will:

                          • Gain an awareness of the impact of suicide and recognize warning signs of individuals who may be at increased risk after a suicide.
                          • Understand the grief that results after a suicide and learn ways to enhance coping for oneself and/or others after a loss.
                          • Understand best practice protocols for communication and access to resources after a suicide that may reduce further risk, and support healing for an agency or community impacted by a loss.

                          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                          Introduction to Psychopharmacology

                          Presenter: Joanne McKenna

                          May 2017

                          Psychopharmacology for Substance Abuse Counselors is an introduction to the current research informing psychiatric treatment of major psychiatric disorders to include Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and ADHD.

                          Various classes of drugs will be discussed as well as the brain chemistry associated with their mechanism of action and basis of side effects.

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                          Transgender 101 What Substance Abuse Counselors Need to Know

                          Presenter: Gia Drew

                          May 2017

                          This one hour TRANSGENDER 101 webinar is a basic introduction to what it means to be Transgender. Included will be information about why we should become better informed about this issue and what it’s like to be a Transgender person in society today

                          You'll learn:

                          • What it means to be Transgender by learning and hearing about the experiences of transgender people;
                          • The language and terminology related to Transgender people, including the differences between Sex and Gender;
                          • What Transitioning means to each person
                          • Best practices to use when interacting with a Transgender person.

                          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                          Trans-Theoretical Model- Stages of Change

                          Presenter: Haner Hernández

                          May 2017

                          This webinar 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).

                          You'll learn:

                          • About the Substance Use Disorders challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities
                          • The Stages of Change and key characteristics of each stage
                          • The role of the stages of change in promoting, supporting and sustaining change

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                          Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness-Based Recovery Maintenance

                          Presenter: Angela Jones

                          May 2017

                          Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and is inspiring programs to adapt Mindfulness based models for schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and beyond. The relevance as a recovery maintenance skill for addictions is particularly significant because it is a skill of self-awareness - the first step into recovery. Mindfulness skills can assist in unraveling the complexity that often comes with addiction in the form of co-occurring symptoms.

                          This webinar will briefly review the research, relevance to effective trauma-sensitive practices, and provide three mindful practices with a script to try for yourself and with your clients or students.

                          STEP 1: REGISTER STEP 2: WATCH NOW STEP 3: QUIZ STEP 4: EVALUATION STEP 5: EMAIL NHADACA

                          Understanding Screening - The First Step in Becoming a Competent Substance Abuse Counselor

                          Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                          May 2017

                          This webinar is designed to provide individuals with the basic tools and understanding of the first step in becoming a competent substance abuse counselor.

                          You'll learn:

                          • The signs and symptoms of substance abuse
                          • The difference between eligible and appropriate for an agency's program
                          • The laws, regulations, policies surrounding the treatment of substance use disorders
                          • How to be a skillful listener
                          • Keeping necessary records during the screening process

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                          Understanding Intake - The Second Step in Becoming a Competent Substance Abuse Counselor

                          Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                          May 2017

                          The 12 Core Functions of addiction counseling have been set in place as a standard for counselors to use in their practice, and as a way for them to be held responsible and accountable for their work. This webinar is designed to provide individuals with the basic tools and understanding of the second step in becoming a competent substance abuse counselor.

                          You'll learn:

                          • Proper components and methods of filling out releases of information with clients
                          • How to address possible treatment barriers during intake
                          • About the beginning components of the clinical interviewing process, gathering data, and building rapport and empathy

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                          Using SBIRT in Your Practice

                          Presenter: Misti Storie, MS, NCC

                          August 2013


                          This webinar is designed specifically for addiction professionals and will provide an introduction to promising, feasible approaches to implementing evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) methods in therapeutic settings. The presenters will outline how to ask clients about their drinking habits, enhance internal motivation to change their behavior if identified to be at risk using Motivational Interviewing and support clients in behavior change or treatment seeking goals by conducting follow-up and referrals.  Participants will walk-away better understanding SBIRT, how it impacts the addiction professional and how to use it in your practice.

                          You'll learn how to:

                          • Screen clients for unhealthy alcohol use with brief, valid questionnaires such as the AUDIT-C and the AUDIT;
                          • Deliver effective brief counseling informed by Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change;
                          • Link clients to medical or specialty addiction treatment services as needed, and work with physicians and other specialists in ongoing care coordination; and
                          • Provide follow-up and recovery supports to clients.

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