Upcoming Trainings & Events

Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

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Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

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Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

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Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

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This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

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Cost:
free
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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Cost:
No costs
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

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Cost:
FREE
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Community Health Workers & Support specialists: Working & Thriving in the New Normal - December 14, 2021

Sponsor: Dartmouth Hitchcock in partnership with the NH CHW Coalition

WHAT: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to thrive despite a new reality where they may no longer be able to meet patients face to face, in clinics or their homes, and have had to shift how they serve their communities. During this Project ECHO Working and Thriving in the New Normal series, subject matter experts, CHW’s, and folks from other related fields will have the chance to learn more about and discuss topics identified as important by CHWs and other community engaged health workers, related to social determinants of health, during this challenging time. Each topic will relate to ways you have/can adapt. Sample topics include: Parenting During COVID, Aging related resources for long-term planning, Motivational Interviewing, Health insurance, SUD/OUD and co-occurring disorders, Social Isolation, Food options, Domestic Violence.

During this series, resources shared will be focused on NH but folks from anywhere are welcome to join. 

First Date is December 14, 2021 – on the topic of Social Isolation.

To register for each session click here

Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Connect Suicide Prevention for Behavioral Health Clinicians - January 26, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: 

Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; 
  2. Understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and 
  3. Learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

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

To register click here

Date:
January 26, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management - January 27, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: 

Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective — yet least utilized — treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology’s potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene — even prior to a patient’s return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
  2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
  3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

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Date:
January 27, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40; *NBCC add $5
HIV Trends & Treatment - February 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

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

To register click here

Date:
February 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Exploring Youth Homelessness - February 7, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

To register click here

Date:
February 7, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$30; *NBCC add $5
Confidentiality: Updates with 42CFR Part 2 & HIPAA for Clinicians - February 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

At the end of this training participants will:

  1. Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
  2. Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
  3. Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

PRESENTER: 

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

To register click here

Date:
February 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Ethical Issues with Professional Boundaries: Therapeutic Use of Self-Reflective Practice in Your Work with Clients - February 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This presentation will provide participants with the ability to examine their use of reflective practice skills in order to maximize desired outcomes in their work with clients.  An in-depth review of professional boundaries as they relate to the NASW: National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals/NCCAP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals codes of ethics; federal and state laws as well as clinical best practices.  The unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in professional practice will be examined.  Types of professional boundaries and the challenges that professionals encounter regarding boundaries will be examined.  In addition, best practices to assure healthy boundaries and to prevent boundary crossings and boundary violations will be presented. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a clear knowledge and skills to engage in ongoing reflective clinical practice in their work with clients as related to healthy boundary maintenance.
  2. Those attending will gain an understanding of how their professional Codes of Ethics can guide their clinical decision making in ways that best maintain appropriate professional boundaries and resolve ethical dilemmas relating to boundaries in practice.
  3. Attendees will gain knowledge of types of boundaries, challenges which exist in their professional work lives.
  4. Participants will gain increased awareness of the unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in clinical practice as well as learn innovative ideas to meet the practice challenges presented by the epidemic.
  5. Professionals in attendance will learn the variety of challenges to boundaries that may exist in different practice settings.
  6. Participants will be provided with a range of clinical strategies to promote healthy and appropriate boundaries in practice.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

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Date:
February 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 17, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

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Date:
February 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - February 18, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Hybrid: CRSW Administrative Rules Overview - February 23, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

This training will be available both virtually and in-person. Please choose the option you’d like when registering.

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

PRESENTERS:

Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH is the Training Director at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. In her role at NHADACA, she is involved in planning training events to cater to Substance Use professionals. She works to ensure that NHADACA is providing necessary, accurate, and evidence-based information as to build a strong, effective, and well-informed workforce. Previously, Emily worked as an Employment Counselor for those affected by the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire. She also has experience working in Community Mental Health. Emily holds Master of Public Health, Bachelor’s in Communication, and Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Emily is passionate about helping to build a robust Substance Use Treatment workforce in New Hampshire so that individuals in our state can obtain the care and support they need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, travelling, crafting, and cooking.

Corissa Webb is the Training Assistant at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA). In her role at NHADACA she assists in the implementation of the various training events and creates webinars and surveys. In Corissa’s previous jobs she has mentored and trained new employees and grew a fondness for teaching and curriculum design, her curiosity and desire to develop creative learning solutions that can be applied in diverse settings is why she is currently working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona. Growing up in New Hampshire, Corissa has seen first-hand the effects of the opioid epidemic and is passionate about creating effective lessons for substance use professionals so they can provide the care that the citizens of New Hampshire deserve.

To register click here

Date:
February 23, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$25.00
Building Cultural Competency - March 3, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: 

  • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence. 
  • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care. 
  • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence. 
  • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services. 
  • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use. 

PRESENTER: ​James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - March 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - March 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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.

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

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Date:
March 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - March 22, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

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Date:
March 22, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment - March 24, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

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.

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Date:
March 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Treatment/Care Planning For Complex Clients - March 25, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This workshop will  provide an overview of the use of behavioural strategies for both emotional regulation and management of neurobehavioural and neurocognitive impairments in an addictions setting.    A phased model of care will be introduced that integrates Harm reduction strategies, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), as well as behavioural skills training.   The first section of the workshop will provide background information for the models to be discussed.  The remainder of the workshop will take a case-based approach to the application of models  of intervention within existing resources.  Learners should be ready to participate in case-based problem-solving and discussion.

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.

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Date:
March 25, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains - April 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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

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

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

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Date:
April 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 OR vi ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - May 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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.

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

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Date:
May 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 or via ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - May 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

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Date:
May 12, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - May 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

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Date:
May 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns - June 8, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  2. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  3. Course participants will gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered.
  4. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  5. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

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Date:
June 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Date:
October 14, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

To register click here

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

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Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

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Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

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This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

Presenter(s): Tara Nichols, DNP, ARNP, RN-BC, CCRN, CCNS, AGCNS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Target Audience: Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team).

Webinar Description: Dr. Nichols will present to Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team) that manage pain how to expand options to offer people with all levels of pain but specifically chronic pain, acute on chronic pain, people with chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder. Dr. Nichols led an interprofessional team (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist and Medical Assistant) and the people they cared for in creating Comfort Bundles© by starting the conversation focused on Understanding pain and planning for comfort© to create a pain plan of medicine and non-medicine treatment options.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the non pharmacologic protocol
  • Apply the protocol to a patient to determine “Comfort Bundles© (Pharmacologic and non pharmacologic treatment combinations)
  • Create a plan of care balancing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic

Continuing Education

See details on website

To access click here

Cost:
No costs
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

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Cost:
No Costs
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

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Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Community Health Workers & Support specialists: Working & Thriving in the New Normal - December 14, 2021

Sponsor: Dartmouth Hitchcock in partnership with the NH CHW Coalition

WHAT: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to thrive despite a new reality where they may no longer be able to meet patients face to face, in clinics or their homes, and have had to shift how they serve their communities. During this Project ECHO Working and Thriving in the New Normal series, subject matter experts, CHW’s, and folks from other related fields will have the chance to learn more about and discuss topics identified as important by CHWs and other community engaged health workers, related to social determinants of health, during this challenging time. Each topic will relate to ways you have/can adapt. Sample topics include: Parenting During COVID, Aging related resources for long-term planning, Motivational Interviewing, Health insurance, SUD/OUD and co-occurring disorders, Social Isolation, Food options, Domestic Violence.

During this series, resources shared will be focused on NH but folks from anywhere are welcome to join. 

First Date is December 14, 2021 – on the topic of Social Isolation.

To register for each session click here

Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Connect Suicide Prevention for Behavioral Health Clinicians - January 26, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: 

Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; 
  2. Understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and 
  3. Learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

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

To register click here

Date:
January 26, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management - January 27, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: 

Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective — yet least utilized — treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology’s potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene — even prior to a patient’s return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
  2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
  3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

To register click here

Date:
January 27, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40; *NBCC add $5
HIV Trends & Treatment - February 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

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

To register click here

Date:
February 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Exploring Youth Homelessness - February 7, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

To register click here

Date:
February 7, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$30; *NBCC add $5
Families & Addiction - February 18, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - March 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - March 22, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

To register click here

Date:
March 22, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment - March 24, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

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.

To register click here

Date:
March 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains - April 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
April 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 OR vi ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Families & Addiction - May 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
May 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

To register click here

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Confidentiality: Updates with 42CFR Part 2 & HIPAA for Clinicians - February 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

At the end of this training participants will:

  1. Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
  2. Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
  3. Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

PRESENTER: 

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

To register click here

Date:
February 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Ethical Issues with Professional Boundaries: Therapeutic Use of Self-Reflective Practice in Your Work with Clients - February 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This presentation will provide participants with the ability to examine their use of reflective practice skills in order to maximize desired outcomes in their work with clients.  An in-depth review of professional boundaries as they relate to the NASW: National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals/NCCAP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals codes of ethics; federal and state laws as well as clinical best practices.  The unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in professional practice will be examined.  Types of professional boundaries and the challenges that professionals encounter regarding boundaries will be examined.  In addition, best practices to assure healthy boundaries and to prevent boundary crossings and boundary violations will be presented. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a clear knowledge and skills to engage in ongoing reflective clinical practice in their work with clients as related to healthy boundary maintenance.
  2. Those attending will gain an understanding of how their professional Codes of Ethics can guide their clinical decision making in ways that best maintain appropriate professional boundaries and resolve ethical dilemmas relating to boundaries in practice.
  3. Attendees will gain knowledge of types of boundaries, challenges which exist in their professional work lives.
  4. Participants will gain increased awareness of the unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in clinical practice as well as learn innovative ideas to meet the practice challenges presented by the epidemic.
  5. Professionals in attendance will learn the variety of challenges to boundaries that may exist in different practice settings.
  6. Participants will be provided with a range of clinical strategies to promote healthy and appropriate boundaries in practice.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

To register click here

Date:
February 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns - June 8, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  2. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  3. Course participants will gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered.
  4. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  5. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

To register click here

Date:
June 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management - January 27, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: 

Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective — yet least utilized — treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology’s potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene — even prior to a patient’s return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
  2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
  3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

To register click here

Date:
January 27, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40; *NBCC add $5
Exploring Youth Homelessness - February 7, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

To register click here

Date:
February 7, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$30; *NBCC add $5
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 17, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
February 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Building Cultural Competency - March 3, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: 

  • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence. 
  • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care. 
  • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence. 
  • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services. 
  • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use. 

PRESENTER: ​James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - March 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment - March 24, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

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.

To register click here

Date:
March 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains - April 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
April 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 OR vi ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - May 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
May 12, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

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Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Community Health Workers & Support specialists: Working & Thriving in the New Normal - December 14, 2021

Sponsor: Dartmouth Hitchcock in partnership with the NH CHW Coalition

WHAT: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to thrive despite a new reality where they may no longer be able to meet patients face to face, in clinics or their homes, and have had to shift how they serve their communities. During this Project ECHO Working and Thriving in the New Normal series, subject matter experts, CHW’s, and folks from other related fields will have the chance to learn more about and discuss topics identified as important by CHWs and other community engaged health workers, related to social determinants of health, during this challenging time. Each topic will relate to ways you have/can adapt. Sample topics include: Parenting During COVID, Aging related resources for long-term planning, Motivational Interviewing, Health insurance, SUD/OUD and co-occurring disorders, Social Isolation, Food options, Domestic Violence.

During this series, resources shared will be focused on NH but folks from anywhere are welcome to join. 

First Date is December 14, 2021 – on the topic of Social Isolation.

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Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Connect Suicide Prevention for Behavioral Health Clinicians - January 26, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: 

Mental health and substance use clinicians play a key role in assessing and managing safety with individuals at risk for suicide. Integrating evidence-based strategies, the Connect Suicide Prevention program utilizes a unique community-based, public health approach to increase the competence of substance use and mental health providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk and working with individuals to achieve and sustain recovery and resiliency.  This Connect Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training includes application of evidence- based practices identified in a Zero Suicide approach to include suicide risk formulation, safety planning, lethal means reduction and care transitions. There will be discussion on how to integrate key community services and support systems for creating an effective and comprehensive safety net.  As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. recognize demographics related to risk factors and warning signs of suicide and strategies for intervention; 
  2. Understand evidence based practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and care transitions; and 
  3. Learn a research based model for risk formulation leading to safety planning.

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

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Date:
January 26, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: LADC/MLADC Administrative Rules Overview - January 26, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

This training will be hybrid. Please choose virtual or in-person when registering*

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

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

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Date:
January 26, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 or virtual via ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
$25.00
Virtual: Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management - January 27, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: 

Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective — yet least utilized — treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology’s potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene — even prior to a patient’s return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
  2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
  3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

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Date:
January 27, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40; *NBCC add $5
HIV Trends & Treatment - February 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

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

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Date:
February 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Confidentiality: Updates with 42CFR Part 2 & HIPAA for Clinicians - February 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

At the end of this training participants will:

  1. Learn the most recent changes to the Federal Confidentiality Rules (42 CFR Part 2) and how they impact client privacy and counselor responsibility.
  2. Identify differences between HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 and how to reconcile them in practice;
  3. Learn to navigate right to know vs. need to know issues when working with clients involved with the criminal justice system, DCYF and integrated care partnerships.

PRESENTER: 

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

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Date:
February 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Ethical Issues with Professional Boundaries: Therapeutic Use of Self-Reflective Practice in Your Work with Clients - February 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This presentation will provide participants with the ability to examine their use of reflective practice skills in order to maximize desired outcomes in their work with clients.  An in-depth review of professional boundaries as they relate to the NASW: National Association of Social Workers and the NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals/NCCAP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals codes of ethics; federal and state laws as well as clinical best practices.  The unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in professional practice will be examined.  Types of professional boundaries and the challenges that professionals encounter regarding boundaries will be examined.  In addition, best practices to assure healthy boundaries and to prevent boundary crossings and boundary violations will be presented. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a clear knowledge and skills to engage in ongoing reflective clinical practice in their work with clients as related to healthy boundary maintenance.
  2. Those attending will gain an understanding of how their professional Codes of Ethics can guide their clinical decision making in ways that best maintain appropriate professional boundaries and resolve ethical dilemmas relating to boundaries in practice.
  3. Attendees will gain knowledge of types of boundaries, challenges which exist in their professional work lives.
  4. Participants will gain increased awareness of the unique impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on boundaries in clinical practice as well as learn innovative ideas to meet the practice challenges presented by the epidemic.
  5. Professionals in attendance will learn the variety of challenges to boundaries that may exist in different practice settings.
  6. Participants will be provided with a range of clinical strategies to promote healthy and appropriate boundaries in practice.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

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Date:
February 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: CRSW Administrative Rules Overview - February 23, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

This training will be available both virtually and in-person. Please choose the option you’d like when registering.

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

PRESENTERS:

Emily Sorey-Backus, MPH is the Training Director at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association. In her role at NHADACA, she is involved in planning training events to cater to Substance Use professionals. She works to ensure that NHADACA is providing necessary, accurate, and evidence-based information as to build a strong, effective, and well-informed workforce. Previously, Emily worked as an Employment Counselor for those affected by the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire. She also has experience working in Community Mental Health. Emily holds Master of Public Health, Bachelor’s in Communication, and Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Emily is passionate about helping to build a robust Substance Use Treatment workforce in New Hampshire so that individuals in our state can obtain the care and support they need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, travelling, crafting, and cooking.

Corissa Webb is the Training Assistant at the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA). In her role at NHADACA she assists in the implementation of the various training events and creates webinars and surveys. In Corissa’s previous jobs she has mentored and trained new employees and grew a fondness for teaching and curriculum design, her curiosity and desire to develop creative learning solutions that can be applied in diverse settings is why she is currently working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona. Growing up in New Hampshire, Corissa has seen first-hand the effects of the opioid epidemic and is passionate about creating effective lessons for substance use professionals so they can provide the care that the citizens of New Hampshire deserve.

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Date:
February 23, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$25.00
Building Cultural Competency - March 3, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: 

  • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence. 
  • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care. 
  • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence. 
  • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services. 
  • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use. 

PRESENTER: ​James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Date:
March 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - March 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

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Date:
March 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - March 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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.

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

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Date:
March 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - March 22, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

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Date:
March 22, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment - March 24, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

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.

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Date:
March 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Treatment/Care Planning For Complex Clients - March 25, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This workshop will  provide an overview of the use of behavioural strategies for both emotional regulation and management of neurobehavioural and neurocognitive impairments in an addictions setting.    A phased model of care will be introduced that integrates Harm reduction strategies, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), as well as behavioural skills training.   The first section of the workshop will provide background information for the models to be discussed.  The remainder of the workshop will take a case-based approach to the application of models  of intervention within existing resources.  Learners should be ready to participate in case-based problem-solving and discussion.

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.

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Date:
March 25, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains - April 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
April 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 OR vi ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - May 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
May 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 or via ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns - June 8, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved satisfactorily by utilizing reflective practice skills and the application of professional codes of ethics coupled with a viable ethical decision-making model run the risk of not serving the best interests of all parties.  This training will provide the needed knowledge base to help clinical staff feel more confident in the decisions that they make to resolve ethical dilemmas.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  2. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  3. Course participants will gain an awareness of how utilizing reflective practice skills will promote desired outcomes in the most ethically sound fashion that is client centered.
  4. Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  5. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use concerns.

PRESENTER: Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of social work at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. Dr. Meyer’s MSW is in clinical social work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His doctorate is in sociology from Boston University specializing in organizational behavior, medical sociology and mental health. He served as an executive administrator for social rehabilitation and was on faculty at the BU School of Medicine as a clinical instructor of psychiatry. He taught at Curry College, MA and at Roger Williams College, RI. He provided counseling services as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in NH and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Meyer works with public and private agencies providing organizational and clinical, supervisory and administrative consultation, training, program evaluation and grant writing services.

To register click here

Date:
June 8, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This one-day training is geared toward substance use professionals and will provide participants with basic and updated information about HIV other STDs. This includes risk factors, modes of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, the relationship between HIV and other STDs. Updated information on mother-to-child transmission and prevention and an overview of the epidemic is also covered. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase knowledge level about HIV sexual transmission and prevention
  • Increase knowledge level of HIV among substance users.
  • Increase knowledge about mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Increase ability to discuss the national and global impact of HIV.
  • Increase understanding of HIV Re-infection and adherence
  • Increase ability to discuss the inter-relationship of HIV and other STDs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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.

To register click here

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Community Health Workers & Support specialists: Working & Thriving in the New Normal - December 14, 2021

Sponsor: Dartmouth Hitchcock in partnership with the NH CHW Coalition

WHAT: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to thrive despite a new reality where they may no longer be able to meet patients face to face, in clinics or their homes, and have had to shift how they serve their communities. During this Project ECHO Working and Thriving in the New Normal series, subject matter experts, CHW’s, and folks from other related fields will have the chance to learn more about and discuss topics identified as important by CHWs and other community engaged health workers, related to social determinants of health, during this challenging time. Each topic will relate to ways you have/can adapt. Sample topics include: Parenting During COVID, Aging related resources for long-term planning, Motivational Interviewing, Health insurance, SUD/OUD and co-occurring disorders, Social Isolation, Food options, Domestic Violence.

During this series, resources shared will be focused on NH but folks from anywhere are welcome to join. 

First Date is December 14, 2021 – on the topic of Social Isolation.

To register for each session click here

Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Building Cultural Competency - March 3, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and geographic location. The course includes several activities to engage participants and encourages participants to reflect on how their own knowledge and beliefs may affect interactions with individuals who share different perspectives. The session will feature a segment dedicated to creating greater awareness and forming knowledge and familiarity with the special issues and needs of people from diverse populations who struggle with substance use disorder. Participants will work individually and together to identify concrete actions for creating a workplace environment that is more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  As a result of attending this training, participants will: 

  • Obtain a basic understanding of cultural competence. 
  • Increase understanding of the framework and rationale for culturally responsive care. 
  • Examine individual and organizational barriers to cultural competence. 
  • Learn practical skills & techniques to provide more culturally appropriate services. 
  • Build understanding of cultural perspectives on substance use. 

PRESENTER: ​James Figueiredo, M.Ed. has for over the last two decades developed and delivered trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV and STIs, chronic disease management, and leadership development. He serves as Director of Education & Interprofessional Development at the Center for Health Impact in Worcester, Massachusetts where he oversees the implementation of suicide prevention workshops and community health worker certification courses. Prior to joining CHI, he served Director of Health Education & Access at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School affiliated hospital and public health system based in Cambridge, MA. At CHA he oversaw multicultural outreach initiatives supported by over 50 community health educators. He also served as a visiting lecturer at Tufts University where he provided instruction on 3-credit courses on public health related topics. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires.

To register click here

Date:
March 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - March 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
March 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
A Deeper Dive Into Accommodating Neurocognitive Impairment - March 24, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies.

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.

To register click here

Date:
March 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Treatment/Care Planning For Complex Clients - March 25, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This workshop will  provide an overview of the use of behavioural strategies for both emotional regulation and management of neurobehavioural and neurocognitive impairments in an addictions setting.    A phased model of care will be introduced that integrates Harm reduction strategies, Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), as well as behavioural skills training.   The first section of the workshop will provide background information for the models to be discussed.  The remainder of the workshop will take a case-based approach to the application of models  of intervention within existing resources.  Learners should be ready to participate in case-based problem-solving and discussion.

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.

To register click here

Date:
March 25, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - May 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
May 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 or via ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

To access click here

Cost:
free
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

The Summit:

​Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing

​​Provides educational opportunities that address the behavioral health policy and service needs of children and adolescents, adults, and the elderly

​​Provides educational opportunities that help participants understand the changing substance use, mental health, and primary health landscape

​​Provides educational opportunities that encourage expansion of the workforce relative to health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment and recovery supports

​​Provides opportunities that increase familiarity of the various disciplines and systems to promote collaboration and enhance care coordination

​​Supports the provision of evidenced based practices

​December 6-7, 2021

virtual

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Community Health Workers & Support specialists: Working & Thriving in the New Normal - December 14, 2021

Sponsor: Dartmouth Hitchcock in partnership with the NH CHW Coalition

WHAT: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have continued to thrive despite a new reality where they may no longer be able to meet patients face to face, in clinics or their homes, and have had to shift how they serve their communities. During this Project ECHO Working and Thriving in the New Normal series, subject matter experts, CHW’s, and folks from other related fields will have the chance to learn more about and discuss topics identified as important by CHWs and other community engaged health workers, related to social determinants of health, during this challenging time. Each topic will relate to ways you have/can adapt. Sample topics include: Parenting During COVID, Aging related resources for long-term planning, Motivational Interviewing, Health insurance, SUD/OUD and co-occurring disorders, Social Isolation, Food options, Domestic Violence.

During this series, resources shared will be focused on NH but folks from anywhere are welcome to join. 

First Date is December 14, 2021 – on the topic of Social Isolation.

To register for each session click here

Date:
December 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Enhancing Motivation, MAT Adherence & Retention with Routine Use of Contingency Management - January 27, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: 

Contingency Management (CM) is the best-researched, most effective — yet least utilized — treatment innovation in addiction. After a half-century of research, clinicians still have numerous concerns: ethics (is it enabling to pay patients money?), resources (where will the money come from?), testing (frequent and visually witnessed drug testing?), & management (who will do the intricate accounting?).

Technology can surmount each of these obstacles, with the added plus of patient engagement & relapse/dropout prediction. Providers will describe technology’s potential for enhancing motivation, improving MAT adherence, & extending treatment retention.

Data from thousands of patient events with several different technologic tools indicates that these approaches are feasible with many types of: Substance use disorders (from tobacco smoking to opioids) Subpopulations (from pregnant women to criminal justice-involved returning citizens to corporate executives) Providers (from counselors to case managers to recovery coaches), and Settings (from medical centers to recovery homes to national insurance companies). Finally, large data (e.g., >90,000 financial transaction events from 1,400 patients) can generate imminent dropout and relapse indicators with good validity (e.g., 70% positive predictive value) that can be used to issue real-time alerts to providers to intervene — even prior to a patient’s return to drug use, allowing rapid treatment intensification without the need for repeat detoxification to address withdrawal.

Impacts range from decreased drinking, to longer treatment retention to meaningful program completion (e.g., improving graduation rates from 67% to 87% within a justice-system involved long-term rehabilitation).

Attendees will workshop how to achieve practical implementation within busy, oversubscribed and scarcely-resourced practices and treatment programs in the midst of an epidemic. As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research foundation for enhancing treatment outcomes in patients with substance use disorders using contingency management.
  2. Explain the obstacles that have prevented wide-spread adoption of contingency management in routine care.
  3. Analyze the utility of various new technologies that have been proposed and implemented to overcome the obstacles to adoption of contingency management.

To register click here

Date:
January 27, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40; *NBCC add $5
HIV Trends & Treatment - February 4, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training is designed for the SUD professional to meet the 6-hour minimum HIV/AIDS training requirement for both the MLADC/LADC, CRSW and CPS credentials. The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. Participants will: gain a basic knowledge about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and will be able to relay this information to their clients; learn strategies to work with their high-risk clients utilizing harm reduction techniques; gain increased knowledge about the importance of integrating services of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, housing providers and other community resources to better serve their clients.

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

To register click here

Date:
February 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Exploring Youth Homelessness - February 7, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION:  This training will explore the experience of youth homelessness, including its intersection with substance use disorder.  The scope of the problem, both nationally and in New Hampshire, will be discussed, along with an overview of the many definitions of homelessness and how estimates are generated.  A review of the research of youth risk and resiliency factors, as well as best practices for working with youth experiencing homelessness.  Illustrative case studies will be woven throughout to help demonstrate key concepts.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple Federal definitions of homelessness and the challenges to accurately gauging the extent of the issue
  • Describe risk factors related to youth transitioning to homelessness and youth experiencing homelessness
  • Identify the impact of substance use in the trajectories of many youth experiencing homelessness
  • Explain three key approaches in working with youth experiencing homelessness

PRESENTER:  Jennifer Chisholm, LICSW, MLADC, is the Behavioral Health and Outreach Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in Manchester, where she provides case management and therapeutic support to a wide array of people experiencing homelessness, both in clinic and through Street Medicine, which brings integrated primary care to encampments.  Her career has focused on homelessness and substance use, especially among Transitional Aged Youth.  She was a Case Manager at a transitional living program for homeless youth, and an outpatient/IOP clinician for adolescents with substance use disorders.  She served on NH’s Legislative Task Force on Homeless Teenagers, and sits on the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition to End Homelessness.  Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at UNH and provides clinical supervision to the Student Assistant Program (SAP) coordinators in Manchester through Makin’ It Happen.

To register click here

Date:
February 7, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
$30; *NBCC add $5
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 17, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
February 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - February 18, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - March 15, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
March 15, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Hybrid: CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - May 11, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

*this training will be HYBRID. Please choose in-person or virtual when registering*

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
May 11, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100 or via ZOOM
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - May 12, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop on addiction and recovery is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics and impact of addiction on people whom we serve.  It will cover the neurological basis of addiction; mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual dimensions; stages of change; recovery; motivational techniques; and resources.  Learning Objectives:

  • describe the neurological process of addiction
  • explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual)
  • identify the five stages of change
  • match intervention strategies to stages
  • assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
May 12, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - May 13, 2022

Sponsor: NHADACA

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

  • describe the effects of addiction on the family
  • recognize roles within a family with addiction
  • identify strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction
  • make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the addiction field since 1980.  She received her A.B. in Psychology and Religion from Duke University and her M.S. in Community Mental Health with a specialization in Dual Diagnosis from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her experience includes direct service, consultation, training and administration of programs addressing substance use concerns.  She has presented workshops on aspects of addiction, co-occurring disorders, recovery, enhancing change, high‑risk youth, resiliency and families.  She has served on the faculty of the New England School of Addiction Studies since 2007.  In her current position as the Resources and Development Administrator for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, she is responsible for public and professional education, support for internal systems development and cross-systems policy and program development.

To register click here

Date:
May 13, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

Presenter(s): Tara Nichols, DNP, ARNP, RN-BC, CCRN, CCNS, AGCNS Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Target Audience: Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team).

Webinar Description: Dr. Nichols will present to Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team) that manage pain how to expand options to offer people with all levels of pain but specifically chronic pain, acute on chronic pain, people with chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder. Dr. Nichols led an interprofessional team (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist and Medical Assistant) and the people they cared for in creating Comfort Bundles© by starting the conversation focused on Understanding pain and planning for comfort© to create a pain plan of medicine and non-medicine treatment options.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the non pharmacologic protocol
  • Apply the protocol to a patient to determine “Comfort Bundles© (Pharmacologic and non pharmacologic treatment combinations)
  • Create a plan of care balancing pharmacologic and non pharmacologic

Continuing Education

See details on website

To access click here

Cost:
No costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE

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Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
ED-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)

This self-paced webinar focuses on the crucial role of the emergency department (ED) in recognizing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) patients with evidence-based medications for addiction treatment. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, discusses her pioneering work in creating the evidence for initiating ED buprenorphine treatment with ED patients presenting with opioid use disorder. Overall, the opioid epidemic intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly escalated the need to mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the rising rate of fentanyl use. Data supporting the use of buprenorphine in the ED setting as well as the consequences of not initiating treatment were discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine were discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships were outlined. Current research by emergency physicians regarding innovative strategies such as high-dose buprenorphine inductions and use of extended release 7-day formulation of buprenorphine were discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

To view click here

Cost:
free
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

Self-Paced- Anytime (MUST CREATE ACCOUNT)
This Tutorial includes video commentary on each chapter by Dr. Clark, alongside downloadable and printable chapters of the report, with the opportunity to reflect and take notes and check your knowledge along the way.

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Learn to identify the relationship between adolescents and sensation seeking/impulsivity. This connection is associated with the escalation of substance use. Students will become familiar with the screening tools that can detect and assess teens’ marijuana use, then explore new approaches to interventions and aftercare.

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners: Background, Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Directions

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

Presenter(s): Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University

Target Audience: Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and physicians, from novice to expert, in any field of practice, who are interesting in understanding factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing. The content will add to participants’ body of knowledge related to factors affecting buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners. The session is unique because it offers insights on prescribing identified from individual interviews with nurse practitioners who hold buprenorphine waivers. It also offers special insight into barriers and facilitators to prescribing in rural regions.

Webinar Description: The webinar will first provide an overview of buprenorphine and its role in treating individuals living with substance use disorder. Policies affecting buprenorphine prescribing will then be reviewed, with an emphasis on the role of advanced practice providers in treating substance use disorder in rural areas and the buprenorphine prescribing policies that specifically impact their ability to prescribe. Barriers and facilitators to physician prescribing identified in the extant literature on buprenorphine prescribing will be briefly considered before the presenter shares barriers and facilitators to nurse practitioner prescribing identified in her research. The webinar will close with directions for future inquiry.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe the role of buprenorphine in treating individuals living with opioid use disorder in rural regions
  • Analyze the policies that impact buprenorphine prescribing
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to buprenorphine prescribing

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Cost:
no costs
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorder Webinar Materials

Self-paced recorded session

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance

This workshop will explore the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of individuals with substance use concerns and its impact on their development. We will explore the experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that may present challenges in development. We will discuss practical, trauma-informed, outcome-driven strategies that improve the outcomes.

Objectives:

  • The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological, physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
  • The attendee will learn how to describe adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress that they may encounter.
  • The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work to understand ACEs and the client’s adaptive response(s) to circumstances and toxic stress.
  • The attendee will develop and understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs that impact the client/provider dynamic does not add to the traumatic experience.

Presenters: Brandon Jones & Kelly King

To register click here

Cost:
no costs
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

What is stigma and how does it affect people with substance use disorder. This training will discuss how making a small change in how we speak and write about substance use disorder will make a huge impact.

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.

To register click here

This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional CE. Expiration on CE’s March 31,2023

Cost:
FREE
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader.

To access click here

Cost:
free
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators.

Webinar Description: Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Learn how medical providers have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by providing compassionate care to people who use drugs and partnering with harm reduction services providers.

Educational Objectives:

  • Examine the intersection between quality medical care and harm reduction philosophy and practice
  • Identify partnership opportunities for physicians and harm reduction providers to provide compassionate care to people who use drugs

Continuing Education Information:

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to PCSS to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email #ob#cpff#at#nnnc.bet#ob# or call (855) 227-2776.Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024

Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.

Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

Cost:
No Costs
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

This 30-minute course is intended to help providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to: Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym; Identify the warning signs of suicide; Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment; Describe how to discuss lethal means, and; Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE