Upcoming Trainings & Events

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
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

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

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

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Cost:
No costs
Project SUCCESS - September 27, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
  • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
  • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
  • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
  • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
  • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
see registration for details
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
  • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
  • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

To register click here

Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Families & Addiction - October 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students - October 19, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

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

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
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
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
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
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
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
Project SUCCESS - September 27, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
  • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
  • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
  • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
  • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
  • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
see registration for details
ED Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Webinar - September 30, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – TA

This webinar will focus 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, will discuss 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 will be discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine will be discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships will be 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 will be discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

Learning Objectives/Goals

  • Evaluate outcomes for Opioid Use Disorder in patients receiving buprenorphine through the Emergency Department and discuss supporting evidence
  • Identify barriers and solutions to initiating buprenorphine in the Emergency Department
  • Apply harm reduction strategies and components of the buprenorphine integration pathway
  • Discuss innovative solutions for buprenorphine induction in the ED including different formulations of buprenorphine and high dose strategies

To register click here

Date:
September 30, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
  • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
  • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

To register click here

Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Outcomes Driven MOUD, Part II: Stabilization and Retention - October 5, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance

The MOUD Best Practices Webinar series takes a person-centered, outcomes-focused approach to presenting and discussing best practices in the use of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), starting with client engagement and initiation of MOUD, patient stabilization and retention in MOUD, and supporting recovery during MOUD. The focus of each presentation in the series will be on the application of best practices to meet your community’s goals for each of the three topic areas, including adapting them to your local resources while maintaining fidelity to their evidence base.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of Session 2 participants will be able to

  • describe specific best practices related to stabilization and retention in MOUD
  • connect best practices to the community’s outcomes and goals
  • adapt best practices to local needs and resources while maintaining fidelity to the evidence base

Presenter: Melinda Campopiano, MD (#ob#zpnzcbcvnab#at#wofvagreangvbany.pbz#ob#)

To register click here

Date:
October 5, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

October 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2021

8:30am to 4:30pm (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. This can be done here.

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 12-14th, 2021

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100 ( first section online)
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration for details
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Families & Addiction - October 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students - October 19, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
Outcomes Driven MOUD, Part III: Remission and Recovery - October 19, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance

The MOUD Best Practices Webinar series takes a person-centered, outcomes-focused approach to presenting and discussing best practices in the use of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), starting with client engagement and initiation of MOUD, patient stabilization and retention in MOUD, and supporting recovery during MOUD. The focus of each presentation in the series will be on the application of best practices to meet your community’s goals for each of the three topic areas, including adapting them to your local resources while maintaining fidelity to their evidence base.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of Session 3 participants will be able to: describe specific best practices related to remission and recovery in MOUD, connect best practices to the community’s outcomes and goals and adapt best practices to local needs and resources while maintaining fidelity to the evidence base

Presenter: Melinda Campopiano, MD (#ob#zpnzcbcvnab#at#wofvagreangvbany.pbz#ob#)

To register click here

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH. She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years. Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the Board of the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Prevention Ethics - October 18, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6 hour training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS & Julie Yerkes, EdM, CPS

October 18, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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, EdM, CPS, is the Parent Education Coordinator at the NH Teen Institute, where she provides strength-based prevention programming to the parents of preteens and teens across the state of NH.  In addition, Julie supports TIs various programming for youth. For over 20 years, Julie has supported adolescents, parents, teachers, and youth workers in a variety of capacities: as a traditional classroom teacher, school counselor, community program manager, and school administrator. Julie has taught middle and high school English in VT, NH, and CA, taught English to International students at the New England School of English in Cambridge, MA, managed the Civic Education Programs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and directed the School of Creative and Performing Arts, with campuses in LA, NYC, and Burlington, VT. Julie develops creative programming to connect families, schools and communities to best support the healthy development of our youth.

To register click here

Date:
October 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
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
Project SUCCESS - September 27, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
  • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
  • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
  • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
  • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
  • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
see registration for details
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
  • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
  • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

To register click here

Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

October 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2021

8:30am to 4:30pm (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. This can be done here.

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 12-14th, 2021

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100 ( first section online)
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration for details
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Families & Addiction - October 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices.

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $50
Non-Members $60
NBCC add $5

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
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
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
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
Project SUCCESS - September 27, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
  • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
  • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
  • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
  • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
  • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
see registration for details
ED Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Webinar - September 30, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – TA

This webinar will focus 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, will discuss 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 will be discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine will be discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships will be 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 will be discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

Learning Objectives/Goals

  • Evaluate outcomes for Opioid Use Disorder in patients receiving buprenorphine through the Emergency Department and discuss supporting evidence
  • Identify barriers and solutions to initiating buprenorphine in the Emergency Department
  • Apply harm reduction strategies and components of the buprenorphine integration pathway
  • Discuss innovative solutions for buprenorphine induction in the ED including different formulations of buprenorphine and high dose strategies

To register click here

Date:
September 30, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION:  This training will focus on an introduction to the ASAM criteria and its application.  Participants will learn the 6 dimensions of the criteria, Withdrawal Management levels of care, treatment levels of care, imminent danger, continuing care criteria and discharge criteria.  Practice perspective exercises will be utilized to help participants develop a basic working application of the criteria.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the Criteria are utilized to determine patient’s treatment plans and level of care placement; 
  • Explore the fixed length of stay, program driven model and how it can result in negative outcomes; and
  • Learn about and verbalize an understanding of patient center care and patient driven lengths of stay.

PRESENTER:   Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12 years of experience working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project Manager at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance (nhcenterforexcellence.org),  Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. 

Prior to his position at the Center for Excellence, Mr. Kiernan was the Clinical Services Specialist at the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services with the State of New Hampshire. At the Bureau, Mr. Kiernan provided technical assistance and training to agencies contracted with the State of New Hampshire as well as other state agencies upon request, audits of substance use disorder treatment records and contract monitoring and clinical oversight of these contacted agencies.  Mr. Kiernan was involved directly with the American Society of Addiction Medicine for the state role out of the CONTNIUUM Assessment patient placement software.  He also served on several committees including the New Hampshire State Internal Review Board, the Behavioral Health Equity Work Group and the Sentinel Event Review Team.

Mr. Kiernan also has years of experience working as a clinician providing services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs. He spent the majority of his career working in intensive outpatient services at the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center.

To register click here

Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Outcomes Driven MOUD, Part II: Stabilization and Retention - October 5, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance

The MOUD Best Practices Webinar series takes a person-centered, outcomes-focused approach to presenting and discussing best practices in the use of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), starting with client engagement and initiation of MOUD, patient stabilization and retention in MOUD, and supporting recovery during MOUD. The focus of each presentation in the series will be on the application of best practices to meet your community’s goals for each of the three topic areas, including adapting them to your local resources while maintaining fidelity to their evidence base.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of Session 2 participants will be able to

  • describe specific best practices related to stabilization and retention in MOUD
  • connect best practices to the community’s outcomes and goals
  • adapt best practices to local needs and resources while maintaining fidelity to the evidence base

Presenter: Melinda Campopiano, MD (#ob#zpnzcbcvnab#at#wofvagreangvbany.pbz#ob#)

To register click here

Date:
October 5, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

October 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2021

8:30am to 4:30pm (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. This can be done here.

IN-PERSON SAPST TRAINING:    

October 12-14th, 2021

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100 ( first section online)
Concord, NH
Cost:
see registration for details
Outcomes Driven MOUD, Part III: Remission and Recovery - October 19, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Technical Assistance

The MOUD Best Practices Webinar series takes a person-centered, outcomes-focused approach to presenting and discussing best practices in the use of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), starting with client engagement and initiation of MOUD, patient stabilization and retention in MOUD, and supporting recovery during MOUD. The focus of each presentation in the series will be on the application of best practices to meet your community’s goals for each of the three topic areas, including adapting them to your local resources while maintaining fidelity to their evidence base.

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of Session 3 participants will be able to: describe specific best practices related to remission and recovery in MOUD, connect best practices to the community’s outcomes and goals and adapt best practices to local needs and resources while maintaining fidelity to the evidence base

Presenter: Melinda Campopiano, MD (#ob#zpnzcbcvnab#at#wofvagreangvbany.pbz#ob#)

To register click here

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

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

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6-hour training with Kelly Luedtke, MLADC

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices.

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $50
Non-Members $60
NBCC add $5

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
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
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
ED Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Webinar - September 30, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – TA

This webinar will focus 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, will discuss 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 will be discussed. While the use of ED prescribed buprenorphine has increased, universal adoption has lagged. Barriers to implementation of ED buprenorphine will be discussed as well as strategies to overcome these challenges. Components of successful integration of an ED program with community partnerships will be 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 will be discussed. Initiation buprenorphine effectively, reduces withdrawal symptoms, improves adherence to treatment, and saves lives.

Learning Objectives/Goals

  • Evaluate outcomes for Opioid Use Disorder in patients receiving buprenorphine through the Emergency Department and discuss supporting evidence
  • Identify barriers and solutions to initiating buprenorphine in the Emergency Department
  • Apply harm reduction strategies and components of the buprenorphine integration pathway
  • Discuss innovative solutions for buprenorphine induction in the ED including different formulations of buprenorphine and high dose strategies

To register click here

Date:
September 30, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual webinar
Cost:
free
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

PRESENTATION: The emergence of Peer Recovery Support Services has brought a new dimension to the dynamics of helping people recover from substance use disorders and the personal, family and social devastation that comes along with it.  Recovery Community Organizations have provided individuals seeking a path to recovery that works for them with a safe, understanding and welcoming place to begin and / or sustain that search.  The movement is founded in the value of individuals in long term recovery relying on their experience as well their learned skills and knowledge in order to help and guide those still searching.  As the concept of Peer to Peer Recovery Supports grows and more traditional treatment and service delivery centers recognize its value, coaches and recovery support workers increasingly are incorporated themselves into a growing number of diverse settings, both clinical and non-clinical.  However, unlike for counselors and other traditional treatment and prevention providers, the nature of their relationships with people with substance use disorder seeking recovery is frequently less clearly defined. The job description of the CRSW, the way in which recovery support workers communicate and interact with recipients and providers of services and the expectations placed on them by those with whom they work may differ greatly depending on setting. The institutional hierarchies, the scope of services delivered and the oral and written communication of information among diverse professionals may be different as well. This workshop will examine common ethical and practical issues faced by Recovery Support Workers in a variety of settings. It will focus on communication and boundary issues, clarification of expectations, provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties, and help establish baselines for mutual understanding and respect in interdisciplinary work settings. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and situational analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the similarities and differences in expectations and responsibilities placed on them in different service delivery settings;
  • Balance the peer to peer relationship that is the strength of recovery supports with the boundary requirements and service delivery expectations of clinical and non-clinical work settings; and
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how to complete it in a clear, professional and ethical manner.

To register click here

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

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

To access click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
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
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
Project SUCCESS - September 27, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 18-hour training with Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

September 27, 28 & 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily

PRESENTATION:  Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a highly rated  school-based program to prevent and reduce substance use among secondary school adolescents, by providing a full range (universal, selective and indicated) of substance use prevention strategies.   These include a prevention education series, school wide awareness activities, individual and group counseling, screening and referral, and environmental strategies.  This interactive training will provide participants with the information, skills, and resources needed to implement the program.    As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with preventing and reducing adolescent substance use;
  • Demonstrate skills to engage students in activities and in a Prevention Education Series in order to correct erroneous perceptions about alcohol and other drug use, build resistance skills, identify supports, and increase understanding of the developmental stressors they are experiencing;
  • Identify key components of a strength based assessment utilizing motivational and cognitive techniques;
  • Identify, assess, engage and counsel children of substance abusing parents;
  • Identify the importance of involving students in peer leadership activities/clubs and strategies to recruit students; and
  • Describe the difference between a selective and indicated group.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
see registration for details
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training will be remote if in-person is not possible

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Families & Addiction - October 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Please be advised that the format of this training (virtual or in-person) will be decided two weeks prior to its scheduled time and based on the best public health advice NHADACA can access.  Some trainings are not appropriate for the virtual format and may be cancelled as late as two weeks prior to their start date.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students - October 19, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
October 19, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
See registration for details
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

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

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This event is tentatively scheduled to be in-person. We reserve the right to switch to virtual based on CDC advisories and best practices

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00


New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit 2021 - December 6, 2021

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

​December 6-7, 2021

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

To register click here

Date:
December 6, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
700 Elm Street
Manchester
Cost:
see registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

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

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

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

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

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

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

This training is scheduled to be held in person; however, we reserve the right to offer it virtually based on public health conditions and CDC Advisories.

PRESENTATION: Troubling statistics indicate that death by suicide is rising at an alarming rate and increasingly impacting all racial/ethnic and age groups. Yet, suicide is a preventable public health issue. Half of those who died by suicide received health care services in the year prior to their death and half of these received services within 4 weeks of their death. For over three-quarters (76 %) of those patients, fewer than one-quarter (24 %) had a mental health diagnosis. In communities of color, cultural factors combined with race-related stressors known to negatively impact mental health present special challenges. Understanding the stressors and hopeless that lead people to consider suicide and connecting them to the appropriate help can save lives. Well-trained non-clinicians can save lives. They do so by recognizing and appropriately responding when a person is in crisis, and through providing culturally tailored assessment, education, and intervention about suicide for the communities they are entrusted to serve. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase understanding of the role of non-clinicians in suicide prevention; 
  • Understand the conditions which raise vulnerability to suicide; 
  • Recognize warning signs that a person is at increased risk of suicide;
  • Examine suicide trends in Black, Latinx, Asian, and White communities; and 
  • Learn strategies for culturally responsive suicide prevention. 

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

To register for this training click here

Date:
November 1, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00

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
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

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

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

To register click here

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

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education

See details on website

To access click here

Cost:
No costs
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

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

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
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
How to Talk about Substance Use Disorder Webinar – self-paced

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
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
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
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
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