Upcoming Trainings & Events

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alcohol Use Disorder: Our Nation’s Hidden Epidemic - September 28, 2022

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Recovery Month provides an opportunity to discuss our nation’s hidden epidemic – alcohol use disorder (AUD). Deaths involving AUD increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in AUD mortality. In a separate study, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the U.S. before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home. Dr. George F. Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will join us for a discussion on AUD and the impact of AUD on people and families.

Join us for the eighth episode in our Wellbeing Wednesday virtual learning series on September 28, where the best minds in health care share their thoughts on topical issues:


•    George F. Koob, PhD,  Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

•    Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

To register click here


 

Date:
September 28, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

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Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

For more information or to register click here

Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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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PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

For more information and to register click here.

Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery - October 27, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

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.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy 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.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 27, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Ethics & Clinical Practice - November 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. During this training, participants will learn techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Participants will:

  • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations;
  • Articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical ethics presented in the class;
  • Explain how to reconcile differences between codes of ethics when treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems;
  • Describe the concept of power differential as it relates to client- therapist, client- agency, and supervisor- supervisee relationships;
  • Articulate the relationship between legally defensible actions, ethical practice and personal morality.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Prevention Ethics - January 27, 2023

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

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

Julie Yerkes, M.ED, CPS has worked in prevention and education for over 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development and prevent substance misuse.  As a Prevention Subject Matter Expert at JSI, Ms. Yerkes has provided consultation services, technical assistance, and training to various stakeholders, from direct service providers, coalition facilitators, and regional directors. Prior to her role at JSI, Ms. Yerkes served as the Parent Education Programs Manager at the New Hampshire Teen Institute. In that role, she worked throughout the state to bring school, family, and community resources together to support prevention work and positive adolescent development. In addition, Ms. Yerkes  has directly engaged and empowered youth through art, civics, and prevention opportunities. She is an experienced trainer for Staying Connected with Your Teen (Channing-Bete), Keep Connected (Search Institute), Everyone’s an Asset Builder (Search Institute); Diversity and Cultural Competence, Prevention Ethics (SAMHSA), and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAMHSA).

For more information and to register click here

Date:
January 27, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150,
Concord, NH
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
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alcohol Use Disorder: Our Nation’s Hidden Epidemic - September 28, 2022

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Recovery Month provides an opportunity to discuss our nation’s hidden epidemic – alcohol use disorder (AUD). Deaths involving AUD increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in AUD mortality. In a separate study, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the U.S. before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home. Dr. George F. Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will join us for a discussion on AUD and the impact of AUD on people and families.

Join us for the eighth episode in our Wellbeing Wednesday virtual learning series on September 28, where the best minds in health care share their thoughts on topical issues:


•    George F. Koob, PhD,  Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

•    Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

To register click here


 

Date:
September 28, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

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Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

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Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

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Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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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PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

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Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Families & Addiction - October 28, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

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

  • 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; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy 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:
October 28, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

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Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

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Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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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PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Ethics & Clinical Practice - November 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for both administrative and clinical staff members interested in ethical problem solving and legal risk management strategies. During this training, participants will learn techniques for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. Participants will:

  • Detail how legal and ethical issues are addressed by relevant professional organizations;
  • Articulate similarities and differences between the various codes of clinical ethics presented in the class;
  • Explain how to reconcile differences between codes of ethics when treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems;
  • Describe the concept of power differential as it relates to client- therapist, client- agency, and supervisor- supervisee relationships;
  • Articulate the relationship between legally defensible actions, ethical practice and personal morality.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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Date:
November 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Prevention Ethics - January 27, 2023

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

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

Julie Yerkes, M.ED, CPS has worked in prevention and education for over 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development and prevent substance misuse.  As a Prevention Subject Matter Expert at JSI, Ms. Yerkes has provided consultation services, technical assistance, and training to various stakeholders, from direct service providers, coalition facilitators, and regional directors. Prior to her role at JSI, Ms. Yerkes served as the Parent Education Programs Manager at the New Hampshire Teen Institute. In that role, she worked throughout the state to bring school, family, and community resources together to support prevention work and positive adolescent development. In addition, Ms. Yerkes  has directly engaged and empowered youth through art, civics, and prevention opportunities. She is an experienced trainer for Staying Connected with Your Teen (Channing-Bete), Keep Connected (Search Institute), Everyone’s an Asset Builder (Search Institute); Diversity and Cultural Competence, Prevention Ethics (SAMHSA), and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAMHSA).

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Date:
January 27, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150,
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

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Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
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
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
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
Alcohol Use Disorder: Our Nation’s Hidden Epidemic - September 28, 2022

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Recovery Month provides an opportunity to discuss our nation’s hidden epidemic – alcohol use disorder (AUD). Deaths involving AUD increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in AUD mortality. In a separate study, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the U.S. before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home. Dr. George F. Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will join us for a discussion on AUD and the impact of AUD on people and families.

Join us for the eighth episode in our Wellbeing Wednesday virtual learning series on September 28, where the best minds in health care share their thoughts on topical issues:


•    George F. Koob, PhD,  Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

•    Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

To register click here


 

Date:
September 28, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

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Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

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Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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.

For more information and to register click here

PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

For more information and to register click here.

Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery - October 27, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

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.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy 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.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 27, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Families & Addiction - October 28, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

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

  • 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; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy 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.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 28, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

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Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

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Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

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Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

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Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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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PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

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Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

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Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

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Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

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Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
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:

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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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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:
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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
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

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Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

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Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

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Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

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Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

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Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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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PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

For more information and to register click here.

Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use Disorder in Women

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Live presentation on March 8, 2022; recording will be available shortly after at  PCSS website (https://bit.ly/PCSSArchive).

Presenter: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Medical University of South Carolina  

About the webinar: Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic in the United States is a dangerous reality that affects all demographics. In this presentation, gender differences in opioid use disorders will be discussed from an epidemiologic perspective. Understanding the differences in trends by gender can help clinicians treat the patient, rather than treating the condition. Neurobiological and social determinants will also be reviewed as the differences vary greatly by gender. Finally, treatment implications will be discussed so we can better understand the impact of tailored OUD treatment.

Educational objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Apply the epidemiologic differences in the prevalence of OUD to your practice setting. 
  • Identify the gender differences in neurobiology of OUD when treating patients. 
  • Evaluate the patient treatment outcomes based on gender.

To register click here

Target audience: Interprofessional teams, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants. The live webinar is accredited for physicians.

Cost:
no fee
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
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
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
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
Neurobiology & Stimulant Use - September 29, 2022

Sponsored by: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Stimulant use affects the central nervous system and the entire body. During this training, participants will learn about the Pleasure and Reward neural pathways, and how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP act on specific areas of the Brain. Throughout the presentation we will elaborate on up-to-date data showing how Stimulants interacts with mental health diagnoses. At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Learn up to date models of the biology of Stimulant Use as it affects the CNS.
  • Learn to differentiate between factual and erroneous information about substance use and the Brain.
  • Review proper treatment for individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.
  • Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.
  • Explore the ethics of Stimulant Medications with people in Recovery, and
  • Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and to register click here

Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues & Stimulant Use - September 30, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This training is designed for clinicians at any experience level seeking to improve their understanding of how Mental Health issues interact with our client’s use of Stimulants. During this training, participants will learn how Stimulants such as Cocaine, Amphetamines and PCP are related to and can exacerbate mental health issues. Issues such as predisposing factors, why Stimulant can be attractive to some individuals and the evolving pool of drugs of abuse will be explored. At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Learn up to date models of how Stimulant Use affects the CNS.
  2. Learn to differentiate Mental Health and Addiction symptoms and diagnoses.
  3. Learn complicating factors for treatment of individuals with co-occurring Mental Health and Stimulant Use issues.
  4. Explore issues and problems with medication management and compliance with co-occurring diagnoses and recovery.
  5. Learn impactful ways of presenting this to their clients
  6. Describe their own experiences with their own unique client base.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph Zannella has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of AddictionPsybersickEating DisordersAdvanced EthicsEarly Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.     

For more information and registration click here

Date:
September 30, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Matrix Model of Treatment - October 3, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Multi-day training live in Nashua

Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults

Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System

Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only.

This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components. The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It’s a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training. It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care.

Presenter: Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 3, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
45 High Street
Nashua, NH
Cost:
see registration
Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury - October 4, 2022

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering.

Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire will discuss the connection between opioids and brain injury including effective treatment strategies and research from a pilot project at St. Joseph Hospital. Kerry Nolte, PHD, FNP-C, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire will explore in more detail SUD as it relates to brain injury including trends in rural areas, stigma & bias, and harm reduction strategies for overdose prevention/response and follow up.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify two key goals from the St Joseph Hospital pilot project that can be utilized by providers and clinicians.
  • List three resources available to providers and clinicians for working with this population.
  • Identify five effects of overdose on brain function particularly related to opioid use.
  • Identify regional trends related to overdoses in New Hampshire and opportunities for increasing intervention in at-risk regions.
  • Relate the concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about substance use disorders as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients.
  • Identify opportunities in varied practice settings to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals
  • Apply harm reduction principles to supporting patients experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms or signs/symptoms of brain injury.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  

Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Families First Health and Support Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has published numerously on various substance use related topics in peer reviewed journals and textbooks with a focus on reducing drug-related harms. Originally trained as an EMT, Kerry has used that background as inspiration to go into nursing. After receiving her degree, Nolte became a family nurse practitioner — it was later on in her career that her focus turned to providing compassionate care to those who misuse drugs. Nolte is also a founding member and current chair of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, a statewide organization that develops, supports and promotes policies, practices and programs that reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse.

Krystal Chase, LICSW, CBIS is the Director of Programs and Services at the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire in Concord, NH. She has years of experience as a social worker helping adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as with children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including in-home care and crisis stabilization. She is skilled in group facilitation of psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic and expressive therapy groups. Krystal received her Master of social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
North Country Health Consortium, 262 Cottage Street, Suite 230
Littleton, NH 03561
Cost:
40.00
Recovery Housing 101 - October 4, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Interested in learning more about Recovery Housing in NH? Are you in the process of opening a recovery home and would like some guidance? Do you want to know more about all of the factors that NHCORR certified recovery home operators consider and balance while operating their recovery home? As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the process in which a recovery house becomes and complies with nationally accepted NARR standards; 
  • Compare and contrast all aspects of recovery housing including location, financing, house layout and program rules and regulations; and 
  • Make use of real life and fictitious recovery house examples to explore these concepts.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Kim’s background in law and nonprofit board work allowed her to move the New Hampshire Coalition for Recovery Residences from a grassroots organization to a fully staffed organization. In the last 2 years, Kim has not only grown the number of certified recovery residences in NH by 70% but she has also developed a strong Housing Assistance Program for people entering recovery homes, awarding over $250K in the first 16 months of the program. Kim also spearheaded many projects for the support of recovery housing including a small bridge loan program to sustain houses through the first winter of COVID. Many more programs have been added to NHCORR with Kim’s guidance. NHCORR strives to provide support to house operators to service those in recovery. 

For more information or to register click here

Date:
October 4, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery - October 6, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022

PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors related to trauma and how an informed approach to diagnostic assessment can influence the treatment of specific trauma populations such as, veterans, survivors of abuse and rape, addiction, and other emotional and physical conditions.  Clinicians can often feel overwhelmed by finding successful interventions when treating trauma related disorders and addiction.  The variance of specific types of trauma survival and drug of choice can also impact symptomology effecting our approach to treatment. This two-day course will provide participants with a wealth of information and the opportunity to learn various strategies to effectively integrate trauma specific factors as well as factors related to drug use and drug of choice into their work with clients that promotes safety, resilience, and empowerment.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to clearly recognize the diagnostics of a trauma history for specific populations in an initial assessment.
  • Understand the various ways that trauma symptomology can confound the symptoms of other co-occurring disorders
  • Be able to identify the clinical factors of trauma that are uniquely related to men, women, and drug of choice within the diverse population of PTSD.
  • Review EBT and pharmacological interventions when treating trauma related disorders.
  • Learn ways to empower individuals by helping them identify their own unique treatment goals through an individualized trauma-informed approach to treatment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

For more information and to register click here

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Moreggi is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Nevada and has been practicing, consulting, and teaching in the field of psychology for over 20 years.  Dr. Moreggi is a national and highly respected professional trainer and educator and has provided professional trainings for a variety of behavioral health organizations throughout the United States since 1998.  Dr. Moreggi earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University- PGSP in 2000, and has been a licensed psychologist in CT, FL, and NV.  Her primary areas of expertise are in the assessment of psychopathology, professional development training, and psychological assessment. Her clinical experience has been focused on working with adolescents and adults with trauma related disorders, addictions, learning disabilities, and chronic medical conditions.  In 2020, Dr. Moreggi founded The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas (PILV) in Las Vegas, NV, and is the Owner and Clinical Training Director for this large group practice specializing in; providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and professional development services.  Dr. Moreggi’s professional career continues to focus on helping other behavioral health professionals understand the essentiality of an individualized assessment approach to clinical services, and how a transformational leadership approach impacts the quality of psychological services that we provide to our surrounding communities.  Dr. Moreggi continues to provide direct clinical services, clinical supervision, and consultative services at PILV and is known by her colleagues to be an educator at heart.  Dr. Moreggi is known to truly enjoy working with students and other professionals who share her values of life-long-learning and understand the grace of empowering others.   

Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
HIV Update for Substance Use Professionals - October 14, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

  • 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.
  • 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. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in early 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom. 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.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 14, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
See registration for details
Understanding Substance Use through the Lens of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma - October 17, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The interrelationship between substances including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, and trauma is understood. Treating substance use disorders as well as preventing lapse/relapse requires a working knowledge of not only what signs and symptoms exist with trauma but also, how trauma impacts brain function, coping, and client well- being. This session will cover the basics of trauma definition and symptomology, with a special focus on the impact of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and treatment considerations.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders.
  • Recognize those events and venues of trauma exposure.
  • Recognize the cumulative effect of Adverse Childhood experiences on the brain and coping.
  • Understand the impact trauma(s) has on coping.
  • Review treatment considerations when working with those experiencing trauma/complex trauma.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 17, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
What to Say and What to Do: Working with Survivors of Trauma - October 18, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: The impact of trauma on the survivor’s neurobiological/sympathetic nervous system response is well understood. Sensitive to this impact, an intentional and thoughtful treatment approach that recognizes previous use of substances including alcohol, opioids and stimulants is essential. Trauma responsive engagement and interviewing has the capacity to decrease or mitigate the likelihood of a stress or trauma response. This session will provide participants an opportunity to explore techniques in advancing physical and emotional safety.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Explore indicators of a trauma response.
  • Identify points/likelihood where individuals will be triggered.
  • Develop a proactive plan in decreasing a stress.
  • Identify opportunities in timing. location, voice tone, body posture, etc. to decrease trauma response.
  • Recognize opportunities to use language, questioning, etc. to increase feelings of safety for client.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 18, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors - October 19, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has left many to grieve the loss of a loved one.  While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose often creates complicated and unique grieving for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving found in the literature and identified by surviving family members. This session will review common tasks in healing.  Further, features of and skills in developing and facilitating a support group will be discussed.

As a result of this training, participant will:

  • Review of impact of Opioids, synthetic drugs and stimulants on death by overdose.
  • Examine the challenges in understanding survivors when death has been by overdose.
  • Identify themes in bereavement after death by overdose.
  • Explore the recovery tasks for survivors.
  • Recognize the critical skills needed for bereavement work.
  • Review critical components of a support group.
  • Acknowledge the need for self-care when working with this population.

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

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 19, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - October 21, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This 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.

ABOUT THE 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.

For more information and to register click here

PRESENTATION:

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.  

Date:
October 21, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 day training - October 24, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS and Julie Yerkes, MEd

October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2022 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention:  Understanding the Basics” AND  the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.

INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online): 

This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • Basic terminology and facts
  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
  • Addiction and the brain
  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion.  More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training. 

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 24-27, 2022

This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, from  8:30 am  to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily).  It will address the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

For more information and to register click here.

Date:
October 24, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
Virtual: Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder - November 8, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral approach that has robust evidence of efficacy for the treatment of stimulant use disorder.  Research evidence will be presented to demonstrate the populations and settings where CM has been used.  There is some critically important considerations in successfully implementing CM.  These include rigorous protocols, fraud prevention “guardrails” and fully developed training and implementation plans to ensure fidelity to CM procedures. As a result of this training, participants will be able to :

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder;
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder; and
  • Explain describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERRichard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group to Attorney General Janet Reno (1996-2000) and represented the US at numerous international meetings on methamphetamine.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 

For more information and to register click here

Date:
November 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
see registration
Opioid Use & Co-Occurring Disorders - December 9, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Opioid use has changes dramatically in the past few years with prescription abuse and availability driving a wave of new addictions in individuals who would not have been previously vulnerable. High potency man-made opiates such as Fentanyl and Carfentanyl are increasingly available and astonishingly dangerous. This training is designed to address clients with mental health diagnoses and that are using Opioids.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specifically to the opioid using population.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review several aftercare models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in individuals with multiple diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.       

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 9, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
see registration
Opioid and Stimulant Use & Personality Disorders - December 16, 2022

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: Personality Disorders are often regarded as difficult to treat. Adding to this, a client’s use of substances complicates both diagnosis and treatment and interferes with long term recovery. Opioid use is frequently paired with other substances of abuse and is often co-occurring with stimulants. High potency man-made Opiates are newsworthy, but we still have stimulant abuse such as Cocaine, PCP and Amphetamines to deal with. This training is designed to address clients with Personality Disorders that are using Opioids and/or Stimulants.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of diagnosing and treatment, and what specific problems and issues arise from multiple diagnoses and miss-diagnosis. Examples of diagnostic tools will be covered, as well as aftercare issues and ideas for improving outcomes. Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and differentiate several overlapping diagnoses in general, and specific to opioid and stimulant using individuals.
  • Gain an understanding of how Multiple Diagnoses complicates Recovery.
  • Review aftercare exercises and techniques that improve outcomes and reduce relapse.
  • Review the medications that are available including M.A.T. and the hazards of THC use with Mental Health diagnoses.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Joseph has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He was the Director of Outpatient Programs in Bridgeport for Connecticut Renaissance for five years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is presently the Clinical Director for the ASIST program at Family Reentry. He is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 18 years teaching multiple courses including Neurobiology of Addiction, Psybersick, Eating Disorders, Advanced Ethics, Early Recovery Issues and the history of addiction treatment. With extensive clinical and administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.   

For more information and to register click here

Date:
December 16, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH 03301
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Families & Addiction - October 28, 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

live at NH Audubon

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

  • 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; and
  • Make appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERLindy 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.

For more information and to register click here

Date:
October 28, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH
Cost:
free
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
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

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Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
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
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
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
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
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
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details

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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
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

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Cost:
FREE
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

To create a log in and register click here

Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
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
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
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

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Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
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
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

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Cost:
FREE
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

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Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
What’s in Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet? – Understanding Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

free On-Demand training

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore substance use disorders in the older adult population, and how unique age-related physiological and social changes present unique challenges for the identification and treatment of this disorder.

Presenter:  Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

Session Length:  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Estimate the prevalence of substance use/misuse in older adults.
  • Understand risk factors that may influence this population’s use/misuse of substances.
  • Understand physiological differences with aging.
  • List three potential treatment approaches that are safe, effective, and tailored to the unique strengths and needs of the older adult who has a substance use disorder (SUD).

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Cost:
free
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
Putting Trauma-Informed Care into Practice in the Perinatal Setting- (Part 3 of 3) – Birth Trauma Mitigation and Use of the Plan of Safe Care in Supportive Communication

Self-paced available September 29, 2021 through September 29, 2024

Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In this 3 hour self-paced workshop, participants will expand their awareness of trauma-informed care and compassionate communication and the impact it has on caring for families in the perinatal setting. We will examine the evidence behind and foundations of the trauma-informed lens to identify the purpose for compassionate communication and equitable care, the barriers to it, and the strategies and skills needed to improve upon it. We will use real world, challenging scenarios to examine habits and build new pathways to interacting with clients and patients to effectively express compassion and improve the quality of care. The population of focus will be families affected by trauma, health inequity, perinatal substance exposure and birth trauma.

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Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Eat Sleep Console and Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Specialist

Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to design a plan of care that utilizes a trauma-informed approach when interacting with women and their families during the perinatal period.

Cost:
There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).
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.

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Cost:
free
Substance Use Disorder Case Management with Military Veterans

Sponsor: Social Work Online CE Institute

Self-paced

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the United States approximately $416 billion per year in crime, lost work productivity, medical care and other social problems. In one study, the most common primary SUD problem among veteran admissions was alcohol (65.4%), followed by heroin (10.7%) and cocaine (6.2%) (SAMSHA, 2015). SUD treatment and aftercare requires case management which is frequently provided through the provision of social work case management services. This webinar will educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Inform the participant about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).   
  • Educate the participant about social work case management, benefits, most desirable treatment outcomes and associated challenges.
  • Problem-solve several important yet intractable concerns and obstacles that surround the case management, treatment, intervention and recovery of veterans utilizing social work practice skills.

Faculty- Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

Dr. Bradley Schaffer retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical social worker after 31 years. He retired as the Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO), Liaison, Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), VA Medical Center, and Butler, PA.  His years of VA service were primarily clinical, but he spent nearly a decade in management and social research. Dr. Schaffer has presented at numerous national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He published 4 book chapters and over 30 articles, all on military veterans. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, 1976-82. Dr. Schaffer earned his DSW at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work.

Dr. Schaffer is concurrently an Adjunct at the Edinboro University of PA, Department of Social Work, and Missouri State University. Prior, Mr. Schaffer was an Adjunct at Thiel College, Department of Sociology, California University of PA, School of Social Work, and the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  

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Cost:
0 - $30.00; see link above for details
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

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Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

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Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
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
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
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
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
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
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
Medication Assisted Treatment: The Stigma, Treatment Availability, Barriers & Strategies – Presented by the NASW New Jersey Chapter

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

The number of patients presenting with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) more specifically Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) is increasing across settings. Social workers can use existing skills to diagnose, treat and collaborate with other healthcare providers to increase access to evidence-based treatment modalities such as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Faculty: Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Anna Murawska, MSW, LCSW, LCADC graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University. In 2010, Anna obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Columbia University. In 2018, she obtained LCADC credential and transitioned to a leadership role as a Director of Counseling Services at an outpatient substance abuse facility in Southern New Jersey. Recently, Anna completed Executive Leadership certification program at Cornell University, New York and shifted focus to a building private practice located in Princeton where she works with adults and their families. 

Anna has been trained in several Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) modalities targeting addiction and mental health disorders: CBT for anxiety and depression at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; CBT for OCD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Motivational Interviewing through ASAM, Trauma and Addiction at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, and The Gottman Method for Couples among many others. 

Over the last ten years, Anna worked across a variety of treatment settings including: partial hospital, community outpatient mental health center, Emergency Psychiatric Screening Center, integrated primary care setting with focus on developing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, ambulatory detox center, co-occurring outpatient program and private practice (including telehealth) providing services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders. 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$40.00 - $60.00 - see above link for details
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free
NASW-NYS: Adolescents and Addiction: Trends, Treatment Approaches, and Developmental Considerations

Sponsor: Social Worker Online CE Institute

Self-study

Adolescence is a time of constant and significant change. In fact, most people will never experience a more dramatic change than when in their adolescence. So, what’s changing? Everything! Adolescents are simultaneously experiencing biological, psychological, social, and role changes, meaning that their bodies, brains, emotions, relationships, and everything in between are in a state of flux and growth. Substance use during adolescence further complicates – and even disrupts – this process. Youth and young adults who engage in substance misuse or suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) face additional challenges that impact their ability to successfully navigate their journey into adulthood, but social workers can be a mitigating factor for these young people. This training will provide an overview of addiction in adolescents, including information on current data and trends, co-occurring disorders, trauma, the developing brain, and effective treatment approaches.

Faculty: Samantha Kawola

Samantha Kawola, LMSW, is an LMSW charged with coordinating adolescent substance use services at the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). In 7 years with OASAS’ Bureau Adolescent, Women, and Family Services, she has been a key contributor to policy and program development and enactment, including writing and implementing clinical standards and guidance, establishing and overseeing recovery services for youth statewide (e.g., Youth Clubhouses, collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools), and implementing EBPs statewide. In addition, she sits on the Governor’s LGBT Task Force and is one of the agency’s subject matter experts in LGBTQ matters. Sam earned B.A. in Psychology from Siena College in 2014 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2017, the latter of which afforded her the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a residential substance use treatment facility for adolescents.

 

For more information and to purchase click here

Cost:
$10.00 - $20.00 - see above link for details
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
Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse

self-paced activity with CME/CE

released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023

This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners/other APRNs, and dentists engaged in the care of patients with substance use disorders.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the effects of stigmatizing language on patients with addiction.
  • Compare common terminology and assess which terms should be used or avoided and why.
  • Integrate person-first, non-stigmatizing language into everyday practice.
  • Identify terms to use and terms to avoid when speaking to patients about addiction.

To find more information and start click here

Cost:
FREE
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on January 11, 2022

Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations.

Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Topics:

  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To view the recording click here

Note that you will need to recreate a free membership to access.

Cost:
free
Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit.

Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD.

Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:

  • Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse
  • Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services
  • Khadija Muse, HCV Outreach Manager

Targeted population to be discussed: young adults ages 18-24

Topics:

  • Behavioral Prevention
  • Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
  • HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Cultural competence
  • Health literacy
  • Case management
  • Community linkages
  • Coordination of care
  • Organizational needs assessment
  • Practice Transformation

To access the recording click here

(Note that you must sign up for a free membership to access.)

Cost:
free
A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced

Release date: December 1, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and risks of stimulant use disorder.
  • Discuss the neuroscience of stimulant use disorder.
  • Identify potential treatments for stimulant use disorder.

More more information and to register click here

Cost:
free
Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand

Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan.


Presenter:
 Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN

For more information and to register click here

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe two ways that substance use during pregnancy impacts maternal/fetal developmental and neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.
  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities in providing care for substance-exposed pregnancies.
  • Implement screening procedures identify high-risk or problematic substance use during pregnancy.
  • Plan treatment approaches to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Cost:
free
Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss epidemiology and terminology related to stimulant use
  • Describe evidence-supported behavioral interventions for treatment of stimulant use disorder
  • Identify evidence-supported medications for stimulant use disorder and compare their advantages and disadvantages
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients with stimulant use disorder

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment for OUDs that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity.  

Patient-Centered Care:  We anticipate that completing this PIP activity will increase the likelihood that addiction specialists will offer and monitor high quality treatment that can result in better patient-centered care and outcomes, a key theme in the development of this activity. Patient-centered care is defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as: “helping people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions, allowing their voices to be heard in assessing the value of health care options.” Some questions that reflect patient-centered considerations include: (1) “Given my personal characteristics, conditions and preferences, what should I expect will happen to me?”; (2)“What are my options and what are the potential benefits and harms of those options?”; and (3) “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?”. Consideration of patient priorities in weighing treatment options is essential to treatment success and recovery, and an integral part–along with the best research evidence and clinical expertise—of achieving high quality care and better outcomes. Patients should learn about both the efficacy and side effects of treatments and how these apply to them so they can make individualized decisions. The level of patient motivation, choice, and education about treatment options are all important factors to appropriate counseling, prescribing, adherence, and recovery. 

You must create an account to access this training.

To register and for more information click here

Cost:
free
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
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
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
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
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
Contingency Management Provider Training

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction

To receive CME credit for this video, please complete the interactive version within the UVM CME portal. For instructions on how to complete this process, please visit: https://go.uvm.edu/cmhowto

Use of cocaine and methamphetamine is rising across the country resulting in a wave of overdose deaths that is truly alarming. The ability to help people with issues around cocaine and stimulant use is hampered by the limited number of treatments available. For example, there is no medication available to treat these issues. However, there are behavioral treatments that are effective, including contingency management (CM), where people can earn incentives for healthy behavior change. In fact, looking across all the available treatment options, CM has been shown repeatedly to be the most effective. Our faculty at UVM CORA have worked to develop educational resources for treatment providers, policymakers, health departments, health services, and clinicians in how to use CM. We have developed a brief video to highlight: –Why providers should consider CM with their patients who struggle with substance use –The evidence that supports the use of CM –The most important steps and considerations for using CM and resources available through UVM CORA to help support these efforts.

For the introductory YouTube version with objectives and more information click here

Cost:
free