Upcoming Trainings & Events

Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas - January 23, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders.  Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 911 dispatch; a new Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry facility which provides pre-charge jail diversion in partnership with many collaborators including The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and a 911 Crisis Call Diversion program in partnership with the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department.  During this webinar we will talk about how The Harris Center was able to coordinate with first responder partners to bring these programs to fruition and the outcomes they are seeing in their community due to these collaborations.

Presenters

  • Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Wendy Baimbridge, Assistant Chief at the Houston Police Department
  • Jose Gomez, Sergeant at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

To register click here

Date:
January 23, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Updated Guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the Treatment of Infants with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, and Dialogue with Dr. Stephen Patrick - January 26, 2021

Sponsor: SAMHSA

Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 10:30 – 11:30am (PST); 1:30 – 2:30pm (EST)
Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 10:30 – 11:30am (PST); 1:30 – 2:30pm (EST)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, in partnership with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare invites you to join two interactive virtual events featuring Dr. Stephen Patrick, a national leader on the implications of maternal opioid use on infants. Dr. Patrick, primary author of the new guidance on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) from the American Academy of Pediatrics, will provide two hour-long sessions to share his expertise on management of care for infants affected by maternal opioid exposure.

During first session on Tuesday, January 26th Dr. Patrick will provide up-to-date information on the opioid crisis and implications for the mother/infant dyad. He will provide an overview of American Academy of Pediatrics’ revised guidance on NOWS which provides recommendations for management of the infant with opioid exposure, including clinical presentation, assessment, treatment, and discharge planning.

Dr. Patrick will also be available on Thursday, January 28th for a 1-hour dialogue to take questions, discuss implications of infants with NOWS, and provide lessons from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy.

To register click here

Date:
January 26, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Virtual: Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns Among Older Adults in Rural NH - January 28, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  Behavioral health and primary care professionals attending this training will have a better understanding of substance use and misuse concerns among older adults in New Hampshire and how the pandemic have exacerbated these risks. Signs and symptoms of substance misuse and depression can be masked by other declining health problems that co exists and impact overall health. The subculture and social factors including ageism will also be addressed. Participants will learn about effective screening and treatment strategies specific to this population.

Objectives:

  • Recognize risk and signs of substance misuse and alcohol use disorders among older adults that are exacerbated by the social isolation of the pandemic.
  • Identify specific social cultural factors of this age group that impact their perception of their mental health needs and treatment.
  • Identify evidenced based screening tools and treatment strategies effective for this population.

PRESENTER: Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1-5, 15
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

For more information contact Laura Remick, #ob#yerzvpx#at#apupau.bet#ob#

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

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series – Part I - January 28, 2021

Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on  Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Unsheltered and Vulnerable Populations during the Pandemic.

 
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the special role of providers of health care to persons experiencing homelessness in addressing their medical and behavioral health needs during the pandemic
  • Understand promising practices for engaging unsheltered and vulnerable populations in substance use disorder treatment during the pandemic
  • Describe adaptations to ongoing services to improve access to behavioral health care during the pandemic
  • Gain awareness of the major challenges of implementing behavioral health services to persons experiencing homelessness during the pandemic

Featured Speakers:

CAPT Christopher Bersani, PsyD, ABPP, Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts.

Heidi Nelson, CEO, Duffy Health Center , Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Patricia A. Cawley, Senior Director of Program Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.

Daniel K. Rodrigues, MSW, LICSW, Associate Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.

Danielle Louder, Program Director, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, Augusta, Maine.

Webinar Moderator:

Elizabeth McNamee, LCSW, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts

To register click here

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Population Health Management Strategies - January 28, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE) for a two-part webinar series that will explore improving health outcomes for both individuals and populations, first by exploring care coordination practices, then by exploring population health management strategies.   

Webinar 2: Population Health Management Strategies

The second webinar in this series will focus on population health management, which considers all clients in a population, from low-risk, healthy individuals to high-risk individuals with chronic conditions. This approach requires the capacity to utilize data to pursue a wide range of activities to systematically track and manage health conditions, treatment access and use and effectiveness of treatment and services to understand population health priorities. This session will explore how to leverage common electronic medical record- (EMR)-based mental health and substance use screening tools, level of care determination tools and risk stratification tools to better inform behavioral health and primary care integration, with a focus on identifying and addressing health care disparities.

To register click here

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Virtual: Risks of Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults in Rural NH - February 11, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize because they look different than in younger people. During this session behavioral health and primary care professionals will understand how depression affects baby boomers; how it often coexists with other medical conditions; and ways as a rural community we can create a safety net to address risk factors.  Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Identify risk and protective factors of suicide specific to the older adult population
  • Discuss how to strengthen the rural community safety net to reduce risks of depression and suicide.
  • Identify appropriate depression screening tools for older adults.
  • Recognize the impact of the pandemic on the older adult populations.

PRESENTER:  Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 18, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
Free
Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training - February 18, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. We encourage attendees to participate via webcam (if possible).

For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills… We will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk.… Smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current use of MI and understand common roadblocks.
2. Deepen OARS skills through small group practice and use of basic coding.
3. Transition from listening for change talk to actively promoting change talk.

Trainer: Pam Pietruszewski, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

One participant per registration, participation via webcam with audio is required. A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Medications for Addiction Treatment - February 23, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6 hour training with Molly Rossignol, DO, FAAFP, FASAM and Ann Branen, RN, CARN   

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

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

Objectives:

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
February 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
Non-Members – $75.00

NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students - March 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire 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. 

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

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

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.

3 Contact Hours Available

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

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

CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $30;
Non-Members $40;
NBCC add $5.
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.
For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.
Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training - March 4, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform.

This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for eliciting behavior change.
  2. Use skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections, summarizing and change talk to experience Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Identify tools to enhance readiness and increase fidelity to the Motivational Interviewing approach.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence-Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $65
Non-Members: $75
NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training
Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. MORE INFO: 603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

6 Contact Hours Available
Teens, Anxiety and Depression: Concrete Skills for Treatment and Prevention - April 9, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
April 9, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals - Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC – $5.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
Non-Members – $75.00



CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - April 13, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
April 13, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord,
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
NatCon21 - May 3, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Join us for NatCon21 from May 3-5, the largest mental health and addiction recovery conference in the world and your path to practice improvement. What can you expect?

For starters, three days of high-quality content and industry-leading learning. We’re not just covering the topics that matter to you – we’re delivering the tools you need to tackle today’s challenges.

This is your opportunity to boost your knowledge base and supercharge your organization, while networking with 6,000+ peers from across the country. As an attendee, you will get to:

  • Hear from world-class speakers, like Carla Harris and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
  • Experience a robust curriculum led by 500+ speakers in health care and beyond.
  • Take advantage of virtual learning opportunities for leadership growth.
  • Enjoy a mix of TED-style Talks, Ignite Sessions, Workshops and iPoster Presentations.
  • Access best-in-class products, technologies and services from 200+ exhibitors.
  • Add more CE and CME credits to your learning portfolio

To register click here

Date:
May 3, 2021
Time:
Cost:
see registration for details
The Next Generation of Clinical Supervision: A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision - May 3, 2021

Sponsored by New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 24-hour training event with Alan Lyme, LISW, MAC 
May 3-6, 2021 (4-Day Training)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

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

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
May 3, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $115.00
$90 Registration fee plus $25 training materials fee
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $120.00
$90 Registration fee + $5 NASW/NBCC + $25 training materials fee
Non-Members – $125.00
$100 Registration fee plus $25 training materials fee
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $130.00
$90 Registration fee + $5 NASW/NBCC + $25 training materials fee

Art & Science of Peer Assisted Recovery - May 17, 2021

Sponsor – New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021

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

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
May 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $100.00
NHADACA Members – $95.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $105.00
Non-Members – $100.00


Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas - January 23, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders.  Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 911 dispatch; a new Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry facility which provides pre-charge jail diversion in partnership with many collaborators including The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and a 911 Crisis Call Diversion program in partnership with the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department.  During this webinar we will talk about how The Harris Center was able to coordinate with first responder partners to bring these programs to fruition and the outcomes they are seeing in their community due to these collaborations.

Presenters

  • Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Wendy Baimbridge, Assistant Chief at the Houston Police Department
  • Jose Gomez, Sergeant at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

To register click here

Date:
January 23, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Virtual: Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns Among Older Adults in Rural NH - January 28, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  Behavioral health and primary care professionals attending this training will have a better understanding of substance use and misuse concerns among older adults in New Hampshire and how the pandemic have exacerbated these risks. Signs and symptoms of substance misuse and depression can be masked by other declining health problems that co exists and impact overall health. The subculture and social factors including ageism will also be addressed. Participants will learn about effective screening and treatment strategies specific to this population.

Objectives:

  • Recognize risk and signs of substance misuse and alcohol use disorders among older adults that are exacerbated by the social isolation of the pandemic.
  • Identify specific social cultural factors of this age group that impact their perception of their mental health needs and treatment.
  • Identify evidenced based screening tools and treatment strategies effective for this population.

PRESENTER: Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1-5, 15
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

For more information contact Laura Remick, #ob#yerzvpx#at#apupau.bet#ob#

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

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series – Part I - January 28, 2021

Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on  Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Unsheltered and Vulnerable Populations during the Pandemic.

 
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the special role of providers of health care to persons experiencing homelessness in addressing their medical and behavioral health needs during the pandemic
  • Understand promising practices for engaging unsheltered and vulnerable populations in substance use disorder treatment during the pandemic
  • Describe adaptations to ongoing services to improve access to behavioral health care during the pandemic
  • Gain awareness of the major challenges of implementing behavioral health services to persons experiencing homelessness during the pandemic

Featured Speakers:

CAPT Christopher Bersani, PsyD, ABPP, Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts.

Heidi Nelson, CEO, Duffy Health Center , Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Patricia A. Cawley, Senior Director of Program Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.

Daniel K. Rodrigues, MSW, LICSW, Associate Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.

Danielle Louder, Program Director, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, Augusta, Maine.

Webinar Moderator:

Elizabeth McNamee, LCSW, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts

To register click here

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Population Health Management Strategies - January 28, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE) for a two-part webinar series that will explore improving health outcomes for both individuals and populations, first by exploring care coordination practices, then by exploring population health management strategies.   

Webinar 2: Population Health Management Strategies

The second webinar in this series will focus on population health management, which considers all clients in a population, from low-risk, healthy individuals to high-risk individuals with chronic conditions. This approach requires the capacity to utilize data to pursue a wide range of activities to systematically track and manage health conditions, treatment access and use and effectiveness of treatment and services to understand population health priorities. This session will explore how to leverage common electronic medical record- (EMR)-based mental health and substance use screening tools, level of care determination tools and risk stratification tools to better inform behavioral health and primary care integration, with a focus on identifying and addressing health care disparities.

To register click here

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Virtual: Risks of Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults in Rural NH - February 11, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize because they look different than in younger people. During this session behavioral health and primary care professionals will understand how depression affects baby boomers; how it often coexists with other medical conditions; and ways as a rural community we can create a safety net to address risk factors.  Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Identify risk and protective factors of suicide specific to the older adult population
  • Discuss how to strengthen the rural community safety net to reduce risks of depression and suicide.
  • Identify appropriate depression screening tools for older adults.
  • Recognize the impact of the pandemic on the older adult populations.

PRESENTER:  Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 18, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
Free
Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training - February 18, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. We encourage attendees to participate via webcam (if possible).

For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills… We will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk.… Smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current use of MI and understand common roadblocks.
2. Deepen OARS skills through small group practice and use of basic coding.
3. Transition from listening for change talk to actively promoting change talk.

Trainer: Pam Pietruszewski, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

One participant per registration, participation via webcam with audio is required. A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Medications for Addiction Treatment - February 23, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 6 hour training with Molly Rossignol, DO, FAAFP, FASAM and Ann Branen, RN, CARN   

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

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

Objectives:

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
February 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
Non-Members – $75.00

NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students - March 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire 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. 

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

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

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.

3 Contact Hours Available

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 2, 3 & 6

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

CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4

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

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $30;
Non-Members $40;
NBCC add $5.
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals may attend for free.
For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 traininginstitute@nhadaca.org.
Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training - March 4, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform.

This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for eliciting behavior change.
  2. Use skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections, summarizing and change talk to experience Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Identify tools to enhance readiness and increase fidelity to the Motivational Interviewing approach.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Brain Injury and Overdose: Evidence-Based Care & Case Management - March 16, 2021

A 6 hour training event with with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
March 16, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Members: $65
Non-Members: $75
NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training
Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application above. MORE INFO: 603-225-706 or traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

6 Contact Hours Available
Teens, Anxiety and Depression: Concrete Skills for Treatment and Prevention - April 9, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
April 9, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals - Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC – $5.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
Non-Members – $75.00



CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - April 13, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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.

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

To register click here

Date:
April 13, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord,
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $65.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
Non-Members – $75.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
NatCon21 - May 3, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Join us for NatCon21 from May 3-5, the largest mental health and addiction recovery conference in the world and your path to practice improvement. What can you expect?

For starters, three days of high-quality content and industry-leading learning. We’re not just covering the topics that matter to you – we’re delivering the tools you need to tackle today’s challenges.

This is your opportunity to boost your knowledge base and supercharge your organization, while networking with 6,000+ peers from across the country. As an attendee, you will get to:

  • Hear from world-class speakers, like Carla Harris and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
  • Experience a robust curriculum led by 500+ speakers in health care and beyond.
  • Take advantage of virtual learning opportunities for leadership growth.
  • Enjoy a mix of TED-style Talks, Ignite Sessions, Workshops and iPoster Presentations.
  • Access best-in-class products, technologies and services from 200+ exhibitors.
  • Add more CE and CME credits to your learning portfolio

To register click here

Date:
May 3, 2021
Time:
Cost:
see registration for details
Art & Science of Peer Assisted Recovery - May 17, 2021

Sponsor – New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 30 hour training with Jim Wuelfing and Brian Lane
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, May 17-21, 2021

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

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
May 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
VIRTUAL
Cost:
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $100.00
NHADACA Members – $95.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $105.00
Non-Members – $100.00


Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas - January 23, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders.  Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 911 dispatch; a new Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry facility which provides pre-charge jail diversion in partnership with many collaborators including The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and a 911 Crisis Call Diversion program in partnership with the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department.  During this webinar we will talk about how The Harris Center was able to coordinate with first responder partners to bring these programs to fruition and the outcomes they are seeing in their community due to these collaborations.

Presenters

  • Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Wendy Baimbridge, Assistant Chief at the Houston Police Department
  • Jose Gomez, Sergeant at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

To register click here

Date:
January 23, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas - January 23, 2021

Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders.  Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 911 dispatch; a new Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry facility which provides pre-charge jail diversion in partnership with many collaborators including The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and a 911 Crisis Call Diversion program in partnership with the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department.  During this webinar we will talk about how The Harris Center was able to coordinate with first responder partners to bring these programs to fruition and the outcomes they are seeing in their community due to these collaborations.

Presenters

  • Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Wendy Baimbridge, Assistant Chief at the Houston Police Department
  • Jose Gomez, Sergeant at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

To register click here

Date:
January 23, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - February 18, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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.

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:   6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:   5, 15, 16, 18
CRSW Performance Domain:  3 & 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual via ZOOM
Cost:
Free
Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training - February 18, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. We encourage attendees to participate via webcam (if possible).

For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills… We will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk.… Smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current use of MI and understand common roadblocks.
2. Deepen OARS skills through small group practice and use of basic coding.
3. Transition from listening for change talk to actively promoting change talk.

Trainer: Pam Pietruszewski, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

One participant per registration, participation via webcam with audio is required. A certificate of completion is available upon request.

To register click here

Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training - March 4, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform.

This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for eliciting behavior change.
  2. Use skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections, summarizing and change talk to experience Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Identify tools to enhance readiness and increase fidelity to the Motivational Interviewing approach.

To register click here

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Positive Psychology Foundations Online Course - January 27, 2021

A ground-breaking online course designed to help you plant in your life – and/or help others plant in theirs – simple, effective, proven practices to improve mood and quality of life. This course is a great introduction to Positive Psychology, helping you become familiar with foundational practices for personal use and/or for passing on to others. The next live webinar version of this eight-week online course starts on Wednesday 27th January 2021, though as all the webinars from this year’s course were recorded, you have a choice between joining the recorded version anytime this year  or waiting till January 2021 for the next live webinar based course. We’ll be introducing the course with a free webinar on 13th Jan 2021, and anyone booking for this will also be invited to join our free online introduction to positive psychology course that starts on Jan 1st, and runs till the end of that month. Click here for more information.

Dates of classes: 1/27; 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

Date:
January 27, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free for Introduction Webinars
8 week course- unknown amount
Virtual: Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns Among Older Adults in Rural NH - January 28, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  Behavioral health and primary care professionals attending this training will have a better understanding of substance use and misuse concerns among older adults in New Hampshire and how the pandemic have exacerbated these risks. Signs and symptoms of substance misuse and depression can be masked by other declining health problems that co exists and impact overall health. The subculture and social factors including ageism will also be addressed. Participants will learn about effective screening and treatment strategies specific to this population.

Objectives:

  • Recognize risk and signs of substance misuse and alcohol use disorders among older adults that are exacerbated by the social isolation of the pandemic.
  • Identify specific social cultural factors of this age group that impact their perception of their mental health needs and treatment.
  • Identify evidenced based screening tools and treatment strategies effective for this population.

PRESENTER: Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  1-5, 15
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

For more information contact Laura Remick, #ob#yerzvpx#at#apupau.bet#ob#

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

Date:
January 28, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Virtual: Risks of Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults in Rural NH - February 11, 2021

Sponsor North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Signs and symptoms may be difficult to recognize because they look different than in younger people. During this session behavioral health and primary care professionals will understand how depression affects baby boomers; how it often coexists with other medical conditions; and ways as a rural community we can create a safety net to address risk factors.  Objectives:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Identify risk and protective factors of suicide specific to the older adult population
  • Discuss how to strengthen the rural community safety net to reduce risks of depression and suicide.
  • Identify appropriate depression screening tools for older adults.
  • Recognize the impact of the pandemic on the older adult populations.

PRESENTER:  Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988.  She is currently the Director of Adult Programs at NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness NH).  Over the past several years, she has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on care giving, dementia, mental health and suicide prevention.  She is also the Geriatric Mental Health Training Coordinator at the Northern New England Geriatric Education Center at the Dartmouth Centers on Health and Aging in Lebanon, NH.  Previous work experiences include: Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital.  Her current affiliations include the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-22), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), the NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.

To register click here

1.5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  4, 15-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  4, 5
NASW: LICSW/LMFT/LCMHC & Psychologist:  Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This activity was approved for 1.5 Nursing Contact Hour(s). Activity #478.

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$25.00
Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training - February 18, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Description: Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform. We encourage attendees to participate via webcam (if possible).

For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills… We will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk.… Smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss current use of MI and understand common roadblocks.
2. Deepen OARS skills through small group practice and use of basic coding.
3. Transition from listening for change talk to actively promoting change talk.

Trainer: Pam Pietruszewski, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

One participant per registration, participation via webcam with audio is required. A certificate of completion is available upon request.

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Date:
February 18, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$99.00
Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training - March 4, 2021

Sponsor National Council for Behavioral Health

Please note: this training is in Eastern Standard Time and uses the Zoom platform.

This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes.

Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the spirit of Motivational interviewing as a key communication style for eliciting behavior change.
  2. Use skills of open-ended inquiry, affirmations, reflections, summarizing and change talk to experience Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Identify tools to enhance readiness and increase fidelity to the Motivational Interviewing approach.

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Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Teens, Anxiety and Depression: Concrete Skills for Treatment and Prevention - April 9, 2021

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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Date:
April 9, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals - Free
NH State Funded Student Assistance Professionals with NASW/NBCC – $5.00
NHADACA Member with NASW/NBCC – $70.00
NHADACA Members – $65.00
Non-Member with NASW/NBCC – $80.00
Non-Members – $75.00