Upcoming Trainings & Events

Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

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Cost:
No costs
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

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

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Cost:
free
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

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Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

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Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

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Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

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Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

To register click here

Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

To register click here

Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00
Virtual: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance Use - June 17, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This web based training is designed to specifically address how to utilize CBT principals and techniques when addressing a Substance using client.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of CBT and its utility in treating substance use and addictions. Specific problems and issues that arise from applying CBT in treating substance abusers will be addressed. The importance of aftercare and recovery planning will be covered as well.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

  • Learn how to effectively apply CBT in general and then specifically to the substance using population; 
  • Gain an understanding of how Substance Use complicates the use of CBT; 
  • Review several aftercare CBT models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse; and 
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in Substance using individuals. 

To register click here

Date:
June 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Motivational Interviewing Basic: Spirit and Power of Motivational Interviewing to Guide Change - June 18, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This is an brief introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  The training will provide an orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI and its goals and strategies in developing empathy skills, recognize and elicit client change talk, and roll with resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing;
  • Explain the difference between MI and client-centered;
  • Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements;
  • Identify change talk within client speech;
  • Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk;
  • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk; and
  • Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathetic skill.

PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

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Date:
June 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies - June 22, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 3 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI

PRESENTATION: The opioid crisis in the US has devastated individuals, families, and entire communities. While Covid-19 overshadowed the crisis, thousands of people have continued to die. This training will focus on opioid addiction and the impacts of overdoses. The participants will learn about effective treatment strategies and techniques and prevention methodologies. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the opioid crisis in the US and it’s impacts on individuals, families, and communities;
  • Describe effective and evidence-based treatments; and
  • Describe effective overdose prevention strategies and techniques.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing - June 22, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

New to MI or looking for a refresher course?

This four-hour training is available for $79 per person and space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!

This training uses a variety of methods including videos, paired and small group exercises, self-reflection activities and observation. Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the four fundamental processes of MI.
  • Observe and practice how to prompt behavior change using MI strategies.
  • Leave with practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Virtual: Supporting Families after Death by Overdose or Suicide - June 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose and suicide often creates complicated and unique grieving challenges for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving identified by surviving family members. Further, this session will review common tasks and opportunities to foster healing. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Participants will examine potential challenges in grief when death has resulted from overdose or suicide.
  • Participants will identify common themes experienced by these groups of mourners.  
  • Participants will explore the recovery tasks and opportunities for survivors.
  • Participants will acknowledge the need for self-care when providing grief supports.

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

To register click here

Date:
June 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change - June 25, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

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PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Date:
June 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - July 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

To register click here

Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Virtual: Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing - July 8, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 10 Hour Training with Scott Boyles

July 8 & 9, 2021

8:30 am -3:00pm (daily)

PRESENTATION: This 2-day Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing is designed for people who have previously attended an introductory MI workshop. The goal of this workshop is to consolidate learning, build on existing skills and increase understanding of using motivational interviewing in practice.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior; 
  • Use strategies to explore, and resolve ambivalence to change;
  • Demonstrate the ability to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk”;
  • Differentiate and practice simple and complex reflections;
  • Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation;
  • Practice formulating and using evocative questions; and
  • Be able to recognize and identify MI skills through observation, practice and real plays.

PRESENTER: Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

To register click here

Date:
July 8, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 2 - July 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

  • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
  • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
  • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
  • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

To register click here

Date:
July 14, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide - July 20, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

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

To register click here

Date:
July 20, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Different levels - see registration details
Virtual: CRSW Administrative Rules Overview - August 10, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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Date:
August 10, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $25.00
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - August 12, 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.

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Date:
August 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Understanding Your Ethical Confidentiality Obligations Under FERPA, 42 CFR Part 2, State Law and HIPAA - September 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The role of the Student Support Professional in a school setting comes with a myriad of ethical and legal obligations. One of your foremost duties is to preserve student record information privacy and this duty is informed by both state and federal law. The threefold goals of this seminar are to equip you to better understand the scope of your state and federal duties pertaining to student privacy; to recognize the exceptions to these duties, and to further best practices with regard to maintaining student privacy and making lawful disclosures. This fast-paced seminar will also provide an opportunity for a case study approach as well as questions and answers.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the scope of state and federal mandates regarding student privacy.

2. Identify the circumstances when exceptions to these regulations are applicable.

3. Learn best practices in maintaining records and making lawful disclosures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dean Eggert is an attorney with extensive experience representing school districts in the areas of general school law and federal special education law. He is admitted to practice law in all NH Federal Courts including the Supreme Court. He has argued cases in all, and has two pending cases in the US Supreme Court. Dean served as legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008. Today he represents numerous school districts throughout the state. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and speaks both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. Among his many accolades are: Lawyer of the Year in the field of education law, president of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and Best Lawyers in America in the field of education and municipal law. He is a certified mediator serving as such in over 80 cases.

Dean has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is active in local, national and global relief projects. He earned a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles where he served as a member of the UCLA Law Review from 1983-1985.

Dean resides in Bow, NH with his wife Cheryl. He has served on the board of his church and the board of a private school. He currently serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners and assists in formulating the vision and direction for the organization in Malawi. He is a veteran of ten trips to Malawi, Africa where he works with Good Soil in providing scholarships and developing a secondary school.

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Date:
September 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Harm Reduction - September 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: In response to the recent uptick in overdoses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, H2RC is working to enhance naloxone distribution in the region and is offering a new Overdose Prevention training for people who want to dispense naloxone, better support people who use drugs, or further their understanding of the overdose crisis. The goal of these trainings is to enhance the existing system of naloxone distribution and work with impacted communities to enhance access to life-saving harm reduction services for those who are most at risk of overdose.

This updated Naloxone and Harm Reduction Training will have an emphasize on harm reduction as a philosophy and a framework of working with people, current drug trends, and pragmatic approaches to overdose prevention.

You will leave this training with an understanding of:

  • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
  • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
  • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: A native of New Hampshire, Ryan Fowler is a person in sustained recovery and a Certified Recovery Support Worker. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. After working in addiction treatment and recovery for several years, Ryan began focusing on harm reduction, public health strategies, and overdose prevention efforts. Using both his negative lived experience and positive professional experience, he has grown in effectiveness and is passionate about helping other people who use drugs to stay alive and find recovery.

In January 2020, Ryan began his current position as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon, NH. He operates the Claremont Exchange, a legal syringe service program in Claremont, New Hampshire. He will be expanding this program within Grafton and Sullivan counties in NH. Ryan’s goal for this project is to ensure that everyone in these counties has access to life-saving Harm Reduction Services.Part of Ryan’s role with H2RC includes providing trainings to professionals and the community at large. These trainings cover several topics related to Harm Reduction. 

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Date:
September 16, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $25.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $30.00
Non-Members – $30.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $35.00

Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

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

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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

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

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

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

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Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education

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Cost:
No costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

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Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

To register click here

Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00
Virtual: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance Use - June 17, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This web based training is designed to specifically address how to utilize CBT principals and techniques when addressing a Substance using client.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of CBT and its utility in treating substance use and addictions. Specific problems and issues that arise from applying CBT in treating substance abusers will be addressed. The importance of aftercare and recovery planning will be covered as well.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

  • Learn how to effectively apply CBT in general and then specifically to the substance using population; 
  • Gain an understanding of how Substance Use complicates the use of CBT; 
  • Review several aftercare CBT models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse; and 
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in Substance using individuals. 

To register click here

Date:
June 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Motivational Interviewing Basic: Spirit and Power of Motivational Interviewing to Guide Change - June 18, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This is an brief introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  The training will provide an orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI and its goals and strategies in developing empathy skills, recognize and elicit client change talk, and roll with resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing;
  • Explain the difference between MI and client-centered;
  • Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements;
  • Identify change talk within client speech;
  • Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk;
  • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk; and
  • Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathetic skill.

PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

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Date:
June 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies - June 22, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 3 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI

PRESENTATION: The opioid crisis in the US has devastated individuals, families, and entire communities. While Covid-19 overshadowed the crisis, thousands of people have continued to die. This training will focus on opioid addiction and the impacts of overdoses. The participants will learn about effective treatment strategies and techniques and prevention methodologies. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the opioid crisis in the US and it’s impacts on individuals, families, and communities;
  • Describe effective and evidence-based treatments; and
  • Describe effective overdose prevention strategies and techniques.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Supporting Families after Death by Overdose or Suicide - June 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose and suicide often creates complicated and unique grieving challenges for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving identified by surviving family members. Further, this session will review common tasks and opportunities to foster healing. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Participants will examine potential challenges in grief when death has resulted from overdose or suicide.
  • Participants will identify common themes experienced by these groups of mourners.  
  • Participants will explore the recovery tasks and opportunities for survivors.
  • Participants will acknowledge the need for self-care when providing grief supports.

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

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Date:
June 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change - June 25, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

To register click here

PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Date:
June 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Supporting Women’s Voice and Choice: Compassionate Care for Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Their Child with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Webinar - June 29, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

This presentation will highlight the intersection of discrimination, women, substance use and reproductive rights from historical and current perspectives. It will then provide methods and techniques for eliminating stigma and discrimination on a provider-patient level and provide an opportunity for the audience to practice compassionate care.

Learning Objectives:
1)Identify where stigma and discrimination occurs for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children and ways to eliminate it

2)Practice ways to provide compassionate care for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children

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Date:
June 29, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - July 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

To register click here

Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Virtual: Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide - July 20, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

PRESENTER:  Ann 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.

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Date:
July 20, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Different levels - see registration details
Virtual: Effects of Opioids Use on the Human Brain - August 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on families across New Hampshire. The opioid overdose death rate doubled between 2011 and 2015 and has remained at that level since. For individuals still battling opioid use disorder, the effects on the brain are long lasting and difficult to overcome. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior. These changes can be long lasting and epigenetically passed on to next generations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe normal physiology of the reward system in the brain;
  • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit; and
  • Discuss opioids’ long lasting impact on overall brain function.

PRESENTER: Dr. Jabbour earned her doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve University, where she then also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the pathology department.  Her interest in drug use disorder begun when she volunteered for the Cleveland medical examiner. She is now an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University where her research is focused on investigating the effects of opioids on the human brain. In collaboration with the New Hampshire medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour generated a unique brain specimen collection, from human brains, collected at autopsy of opioid overdose. She is currently testing these specimens to assess differential gene expression across different brain regions. The project is specifically focused on three regions implicated with opioid use disorder, within the reward circuit (the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus). Her research is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – grant number P20GM103506.

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Date:
August 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - August 12, 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.

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Date:
August 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Understanding Your Ethical Confidentiality Obligations Under FERPA, 42 CFR Part 2, State Law and HIPAA - September 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The role of the Student Support Professional in a school setting comes with a myriad of ethical and legal obligations. One of your foremost duties is to preserve student record information privacy and this duty is informed by both state and federal law. The threefold goals of this seminar are to equip you to better understand the scope of your state and federal duties pertaining to student privacy; to recognize the exceptions to these duties, and to further best practices with regard to maintaining student privacy and making lawful disclosures. This fast-paced seminar will also provide an opportunity for a case study approach as well as questions and answers.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the scope of state and federal mandates regarding student privacy.

2. Identify the circumstances when exceptions to these regulations are applicable.

3. Learn best practices in maintaining records and making lawful disclosures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dean Eggert is an attorney with extensive experience representing school districts in the areas of general school law and federal special education law. He is admitted to practice law in all NH Federal Courts including the Supreme Court. He has argued cases in all, and has two pending cases in the US Supreme Court. Dean served as legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008. Today he represents numerous school districts throughout the state. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and speaks both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. Among his many accolades are: Lawyer of the Year in the field of education law, president of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and Best Lawyers in America in the field of education and municipal law. He is a certified mediator serving as such in over 80 cases.

Dean has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is active in local, national and global relief projects. He earned a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles where he served as a member of the UCLA Law Review from 1983-1985.

Dean resides in Bow, NH with his wife Cheryl. He has served on the board of his church and the board of a private school. He currently serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners and assists in formulating the vision and direction for the organization in Malawi. He is a veteran of ten trips to Malawi, Africa where he works with Good Soil in providing scholarships and developing a secondary school.

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Date:
September 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Harm Reduction - September 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: In response to the recent uptick in overdoses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, H2RC is working to enhance naloxone distribution in the region and is offering a new Overdose Prevention training for people who want to dispense naloxone, better support people who use drugs, or further their understanding of the overdose crisis. The goal of these trainings is to enhance the existing system of naloxone distribution and work with impacted communities to enhance access to life-saving harm reduction services for those who are most at risk of overdose.

This updated Naloxone and Harm Reduction Training will have an emphasize on harm reduction as a philosophy and a framework of working with people, current drug trends, and pragmatic approaches to overdose prevention.

You will leave this training with an understanding of:

  • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
  • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
  • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: A native of New Hampshire, Ryan Fowler is a person in sustained recovery and a Certified Recovery Support Worker. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. After working in addiction treatment and recovery for several years, Ryan began focusing on harm reduction, public health strategies, and overdose prevention efforts. Using both his negative lived experience and positive professional experience, he has grown in effectiveness and is passionate about helping other people who use drugs to stay alive and find recovery.

In January 2020, Ryan began his current position as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon, NH. He operates the Claremont Exchange, a legal syringe service program in Claremont, New Hampshire. He will be expanding this program within Grafton and Sullivan counties in NH. Ryan’s goal for this project is to ensure that everyone in these counties has access to life-saving Harm Reduction Services.Part of Ryan’s role with H2RC includes providing trainings to professionals and the community at large. These trainings cover several topics related to Harm Reduction. 

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Date:
September 16, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $25.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $30.00
Non-Members – $30.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $35.00

Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

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

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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

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

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

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

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Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

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


Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00
Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - July 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

To register click here

Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 2 - July 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

  • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
  • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
  • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
  • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

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Date:
July 14, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide - July 20, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

PRESENTER:  Ann 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.

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Date:
July 20, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Different levels - see registration details
Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

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

To register click here

Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

To register click here

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


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - December 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

To register click here

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


Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies - June 22, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 3 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI

PRESENTATION: The opioid crisis in the US has devastated individuals, families, and entire communities. While Covid-19 overshadowed the crisis, thousands of people have continued to die. This training will focus on opioid addiction and the impacts of overdoses. The participants will learn about effective treatment strategies and techniques and prevention methodologies. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the opioid crisis in the US and it’s impacts on individuals, families, and communities;
  • Describe effective and evidence-based treatments; and
  • Describe effective overdose prevention strategies and techniques.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change - June 25, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

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PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Date:
June 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Supporting Women’s Voice and Choice: Compassionate Care for Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Their Child with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Webinar - June 29, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

This presentation will highlight the intersection of discrimination, women, substance use and reproductive rights from historical and current perspectives. It will then provide methods and techniques for eliminating stigma and discrimination on a provider-patient level and provide an opportunity for the audience to practice compassionate care.

Learning Objectives:
1)Identify where stigma and discrimination occurs for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children and ways to eliminate it

2)Practice ways to provide compassionate care for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children

To register click here

Date:
June 29, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

To register click here

Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: Effects of Opioids Use on the Human Brain - August 3, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on families across New Hampshire. The opioid overdose death rate doubled between 2011 and 2015 and has remained at that level since. For individuals still battling opioid use disorder, the effects on the brain are long lasting and difficult to overcome. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior. These changes can be long lasting and epigenetically passed on to next generations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe normal physiology of the reward system in the brain;
  • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit; and
  • Discuss opioids’ long lasting impact on overall brain function.

PRESENTER: Dr. Jabbour earned her doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve University, where she then also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the pathology department.  Her interest in drug use disorder begun when she volunteered for the Cleveland medical examiner. She is now an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University where her research is focused on investigating the effects of opioids on the human brain. In collaboration with the New Hampshire medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour generated a unique brain specimen collection, from human brains, collected at autopsy of opioid overdose. She is currently testing these specimens to assess differential gene expression across different brain regions. The project is specifically focused on three regions implicated with opioid use disorder, within the reward circuit (the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus). Her research is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – grant number P20GM103506.

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Date:
August 3, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - August 12, 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.

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Date:
August 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Harm Reduction - September 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: In response to the recent uptick in overdoses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, H2RC is working to enhance naloxone distribution in the region and is offering a new Overdose Prevention training for people who want to dispense naloxone, better support people who use drugs, or further their understanding of the overdose crisis. The goal of these trainings is to enhance the existing system of naloxone distribution and work with impacted communities to enhance access to life-saving harm reduction services for those who are most at risk of overdose.

This updated Naloxone and Harm Reduction Training will have an emphasize on harm reduction as a philosophy and a framework of working with people, current drug trends, and pragmatic approaches to overdose prevention.

You will leave this training with an understanding of:

  • Current drug trends, evidence-based interventions for drug use, overdose prevention strategies, naloxone administration;
  • How, with harm reduction, all drug-related death is preventable; and
  • The intersectionality of {Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery} with Harm Reduction.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: A native of New Hampshire, Ryan Fowler is a person in sustained recovery and a Certified Recovery Support Worker. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. After working in addiction treatment and recovery for several years, Ryan began focusing on harm reduction, public health strategies, and overdose prevention efforts. Using both his negative lived experience and positive professional experience, he has grown in effectiveness and is passionate about helping other people who use drugs to stay alive and find recovery.

In January 2020, Ryan began his current position as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon, NH. He operates the Claremont Exchange, a legal syringe service program in Claremont, New Hampshire. He will be expanding this program within Grafton and Sullivan counties in NH. Ryan’s goal for this project is to ensure that everyone in these counties has access to life-saving Harm Reduction Services.Part of Ryan’s role with H2RC includes providing trainings to professionals and the community at large. These trainings cover several topics related to Harm Reduction. 

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Date:
September 16, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $25.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $30.00
Non-Members – $30.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $35.00

Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

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

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

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

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Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

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Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

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Cost:
free
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance Use - June 17, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This web based training is designed to specifically address how to utilize CBT principals and techniques when addressing a Substance using client.  The course content is intended to advance your understanding of CBT and its utility in treating substance use and addictions. Specific problems and issues that arise from applying CBT in treating substance abusers will be addressed. The importance of aftercare and recovery planning will be covered as well.  As a result of this training participants will be able to: 

  • Learn how to effectively apply CBT in general and then specifically to the substance using population; 
  • Gain an understanding of how Substance Use complicates the use of CBT; 
  • Review several aftercare CBT models that improve outcomes and reduce relapse; and 
  • Gain techniques on how to reduce resistance in Substance using individuals. 

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Date:
June 17, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies - June 22, 2021

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association

A 3 hour training event with Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LACDCI

PRESENTATION: The opioid crisis in the US has devastated individuals, families, and entire communities. While Covid-19 overshadowed the crisis, thousands of people have continued to die. This training will focus on opioid addiction and the impacts of overdoses. The participants will learn about effective treatment strategies and techniques and prevention methodologies. As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the opioid crisis in the US and it’s impacts on individuals, families, and communities;
  • Describe effective and evidence-based treatments; and
  • Describe effective overdose prevention strategies and techniques.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 30 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery (ATR), Recovery Supports, and the ten (10) Recovery Support Centers located throughout the Commonwealth. He also consults and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic ATTC. Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change - June 25, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

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PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Date:
June 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Supporting Women’s Voice and Choice: Compassionate Care for Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Their Child with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Webinar - June 29, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

This presentation will highlight the intersection of discrimination, women, substance use and reproductive rights from historical and current perspectives. It will then provide methods and techniques for eliminating stigma and discrimination on a provider-patient level and provide an opportunity for the audience to practice compassionate care.

Learning Objectives:
1)Identify where stigma and discrimination occurs for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children and ways to eliminate it

2)Practice ways to provide compassionate care for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children

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Date:
June 29, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing - July 8, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 10 Hour Training with Scott Boyles

July 8 & 9, 2021

8:30 am -3:00pm (daily)

PRESENTATION: This 2-day Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing is designed for people who have previously attended an introductory MI workshop. The goal of this workshop is to consolidate learning, build on existing skills and increase understanding of using motivational interviewing in practice.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior; 
  • Use strategies to explore, and resolve ambivalence to change;
  • Demonstrate the ability to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk”;
  • Differentiate and practice simple and complex reflections;
  • Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation;
  • Practice formulating and using evocative questions; and
  • Be able to recognize and identify MI skills through observation, practice and real plays.

PRESENTER: Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

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Date:
July 8, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 2 - July 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

  • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
  • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
  • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
  • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

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Date:
July 14, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - August 12, 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.

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Date:
August 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

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

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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians - October 4, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd., Suite 100,
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

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


Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

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

Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - June 16, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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

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Date:
June 16, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00
Motivational Interviewing - June 22, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

New to MI or looking for a refresher course?

This four-hour training is available for $79 per person and space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!

This training uses a variety of methods including videos, paired and small group exercises, self-reflection activities and observation. Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the four fundamental processes of MI.
  • Observe and practice how to prompt behavior change using MI strategies.
  • Leave with practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor - July 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

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Date:
July 7, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

Virtual: Ethics and Resilience: Organizational Leadership to Advance Provider Well-Being Part 2 - July 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   Part 2 of a two part workshop series, this session is an action-oriented workshop designed to assist participants with the steps in writing am organizational commitment statement. 

This interactive workshop series will briefly review the research behind this movement and outline steps for writing a commitment statement for your organization, and well as consider benefits to becoming a national network organization. This workshop provides an opportunity for individual practitioners and leadership teams to begin and/or continue this important conversation.

Part 1 reviewed the research behind this national movement as well as local data validating the importance of working from the inside out to create solutions.   As a result of attending Part 2, participants will:

  • Share their Commitment Statements ideas and drafts from Part 1;
  • Identify common themes of organizational commitment statements from network organizations;
  • Learn how to being a national network organization; and
  • Formulate concrete next steps they can take to furthering the establishment of an organizational commitment statement within their agency.

PRESENTERS: Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS, RYT, CCFP;  Motivated by lived experience, in 2018, Angela co-founded a grassroots effort to implement effective practices for clinician self-care to also improve patient care. Her 2020 publication NOT Too Tired to Care is an Amazon Best Seller in Practice Management and chronicles how crisis can lead to positive solutions and change. During her tenure on the NHADACA Board of Directors, she spearheaded re-defining the role of the Ethics Committee based on research from the American Psychological Association identifying the Stress-Distress Continuum (2006) and the National Academy of Medicine’s Call to Action for Clinician Well-being. NHADACA is now the first NH Network Organization to join this National Movement. She is Certified as a Compassion Fatigue Professional specializing in Trauma-sensitive Mind/Body practices and is licensed in NH as a Mental Health Counselor, Addiction Professional, and Clinical Supervisor. In 2009, she published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice. Her experience as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in long-term recovery as an integral part to her work-life balance.

Christine McKenna, MS, LICSW, MLADC works at Keystone Hall and is the Director of the Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court.  She has been working in criminal justice for over 25 years, supervising offenders with substance use and other mental health issues.  She became clinically trained when retiring from the State of NH to work with participants in the justice system from a clinical angle.  She has been the Director of Rockingham County Drug Treatment Court for nearly 4 years supervising clinicians and case managers in the treatment part of the drug court while also managing the day to day operations of a drug court including training of team members, court liaison, policy making, etc.

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Date:
July 14, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Ethical and Practical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers in a Variety of Clinical and Non-Clinical Settings - October 7, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

Participants will learn to:

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

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


CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

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

To access click here

Cost:
free
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

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

Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Motivational Interviewing Basic: Spirit and Power of Motivational Interviewing to Guide Change - June 18, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This is an brief introduction to the evidence and practice-based clinical method of motivational interviewing (MI).  The training will provide an orientation to the underlying spirit and principles of MI and its goals and strategies in developing empathy skills, recognize and elicit client change talk, and roll with resistance.  The use of client assessment feedback in MI is explained.  Research evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of MI and for the importance of the worker and the client relationship in positive outcomes. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three aspects of the spirit of motivational interviewing;
  • Explain the difference between MI and client-centered;
  • Recognize the ability to respond to clients with empathic reflective statements;
  • Identify change talk within client speech;
  • Recognize open questions designed to elicit change talk;
  • Provide an empathic summary statement collecting change talk; and
  • Describe a procedure to screen potential counselors for empathetic skill.

PRESENTER:   Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP, is a storyteller, trainer and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion focused private practice in Portland, Maine USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples and caregiver groups.  Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Holland, Sweden, Turkey & UK) for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups on motivational interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision and ethics for care professionals, men’s work and the power of group work, as well as supervising a coding/ coaching laboratory and training for Motivational Interviewing. Stephen is the proud father of an 18 year-old son, Sebastian, and co-author of Game Plan: A Man’s Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness.

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Date:
June 18, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing - June 22, 2021

Sponsored by: The National Council for Behavioral Health

New to MI or looking for a refresher course?

This four-hour training is available for $79 per person and space is limited, so register today for the date and time that fits your schedule!

This training uses a variety of methods including videos, paired and small group exercises, self-reflection activities and observation. Participants will:

  • Learn how to apply the four fundamental processes of MI.
  • Observe and practice how to prompt behavior change using MI strategies.
  • Leave with practical ideas and plans for integrating MI into their daily work.

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Date:
June 22, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
$79.00
Virtual: Supporting Families after Death by Overdose or Suicide - June 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: While there are groups and supports for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, death by drug overdose and suicide often creates complicated and unique grieving challenges for survivors. This session will offer a review of challenges and themes in grieving identified by surviving family members. Further, this session will review common tasks and opportunities to foster healing. As a result of this training participants will:

  • Participants will examine potential challenges in grief when death has resulted from overdose or suicide.
  • Participants will identify common themes experienced by these groups of mourners.  
  • Participants will explore the recovery tasks and opportunities for survivors.
  • Participants will acknowledge the need for self-care when providing grief supports.

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

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Date:
June 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change - June 25, 2021

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication designed to strengthen one’s motivation for change. When applied in clinical settings, motivational interviewing enhances patient-centered care and facilitates the identification and expression of patient values. This session will serve as a primer to motivational interviewing for beginners, and offer experiential exercises for advanced practitioners to sharpen their existing skills. Examples of clinical content used for this session will include substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses found within integrated medical settings. 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Apply foundational skills (Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries).
  • Recognize ways of identifying and responding to change talk.

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PRESENTER:Noel Burns Quinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with advanced competencies in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and serves as the Health Behavior Coordinator for a large VA Medical Center that is dedicated to delivering trauma-informed care. In this role, she develops, delivers, and evaluates health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Quinn is a clinician coach assisting healthcare providers in enhancing their patient communication skills. She is also an Associate Program Director for an interprofessional residency program in primary care, and the Co-Director of a postdoctoral residency program in Health Psychology.

Date:
June 25, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Supporting Women’s Voice and Choice: Compassionate Care for Parents in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Their Child with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Webinar - June 29, 2021

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program

This presentation will highlight the intersection of discrimination, women, substance use and reproductive rights from historical and current perspectives. It will then provide methods and techniques for eliminating stigma and discrimination on a provider-patient level and provide an opportunity for the audience to practice compassionate care.

Learning Objectives:
1)Identify where stigma and discrimination occurs for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children and ways to eliminate it

2)Practice ways to provide compassionate care for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their children

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Date:
June 29, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Recovery Coach Boot Camp - June 30, 2021

Sponsored by North Country Health Consortium and New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   This training will address substance use disorder as a chronic disease process, identifying appropriate language for professionals to use in order to help reduce barriers and stigma that may be voiced.  Currently there is a diversity of understanding amongst health care professionals often with a lack of understanding on best practices in language and available resources.  This lack of understanding has been demonstrated to: reduce patient access to treatment and recovery pathways, decrease overall health outcomes, and increase recidivism rates of hospital visits.  Health care professionals will increase their competence and skills in providing appropriate support and referrals for healthcare consumers experiencing substance use disorder in the North Country.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recovery process using the disease model.
  • Understand the spectrum of attitudes that impact recovery.
  • Recall effective communication skills when working with individuals who have Substance Use Disorder.
  • Describe the potential impact of stigma and negative language on individual outcomes.
  • Describe the multiple pathways for recovery, including the potential setbacks individuals may experience as an expected part of the recovery process.
  • Understand the federal guidelines around confidentiality and the importance of establishing a trusting relationship.

PRESENTER:In her role as the Recovery Coach Lead at the North Country Health Consortium, Jennifer Goulet, CRSW, works with clients in active addiction, in recovery, and at risk or relapse to help identify personal barriers and develop client tailored strategies to overcome and maintain recovery.  In 2019, Jennifer Goulet completed the NH Recovery Coach Academy train the trainer program.

Registration:  $40 which includes NASW continuing education. 

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Date:
June 30, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
$40.00
Virtual: Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing - July 8, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 10 Hour Training with Scott Boyles

July 8 & 9, 2021

8:30 am -3:00pm (daily)

PRESENTATION: This 2-day Advanced Clinical Workshop in Motivational Interviewing is designed for people who have previously attended an introductory MI workshop. The goal of this workshop is to consolidate learning, build on existing skills and increase understanding of using motivational interviewing in practice.  As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior; 
  • Use strategies to explore, and resolve ambivalence to change;
  • Demonstrate the ability to elicit, recognize and reinforce “change talk”;
  • Differentiate and practice simple and complex reflections;
  • Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation;
  • Practice formulating and using evocative questions; and
  • Be able to recognize and identify MI skills through observation, practice and real plays.

PRESENTER: Scott Boyles is a licensed addiction counselor, MINT trainer and the Senior National Training Director for Train for Change Inc.® Mr. Boyles has spent more than three decades in the behavioral health field and has many years of experience working with the ASAM Criteria. Mr. Boyles is one of the original early adopters of the ASAM criteria, starting in 1991.Before becoming a full-time trainer, Mr. Boyles used the criteria professionally as a counselor and director. From 2007-2011, Mr. Boyles also served as a member of the ASAM Steering Committee for the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. He also spent many years as a site reviewer, monitoring programs’ application of the criteria. Mr. Boyles’ experience at all levels of service and observation has enabled him to understand trainees’ needs in both education and application at different levels of the service system. Since 1993, he has trained more than 8,000 people in proper use of the criteria. Mr. Boyles has passion and expertise in system-change approaches to support effective implementation and use of the ASAM criteria. He is well-known for his information, engaging, and entertaining trainings, which include practical, real-world applications. 

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Date:
July 8, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
see registration for details
Virtual: Connect Suicide Postvention: Reducing Risk and Promoting Healing After a Death by Suicide - July 20, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.

PRESENTER:  Ann 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.

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Date:
July 20, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Different levels - see registration details
Virtual: CRSW Administrative Rules Overview - August 10, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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Date:
August 10, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $25.00
Virtual: LADC/MLADC Administrative Rules Overview - August 10, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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Date:
August 10, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $25.00
Understanding Your Ethical Confidentiality Obligations Under FERPA, 42 CFR Part 2, State Law and HIPAA - September 15, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:  The role of the Student Support Professional in a school setting comes with a myriad of ethical and legal obligations. One of your foremost duties is to preserve student record information privacy and this duty is informed by both state and federal law. The threefold goals of this seminar are to equip you to better understand the scope of your state and federal duties pertaining to student privacy; to recognize the exceptions to these duties, and to further best practices with regard to maintaining student privacy and making lawful disclosures. This fast-paced seminar will also provide an opportunity for a case study approach as well as questions and answers.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the scope of state and federal mandates regarding student privacy.

2. Identify the circumstances when exceptions to these regulations are applicable.

3. Learn best practices in maintaining records and making lawful disclosures.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dean Eggert is an attorney with extensive experience representing school districts in the areas of general school law and federal special education law. He is admitted to practice law in all NH Federal Courts including the Supreme Court. He has argued cases in all, and has two pending cases in the US Supreme Court. Dean served as legal counsel for the City of Manchester School District from 1985 to 2008. Today he represents numerous school districts throughout the state. Dean has authored numerous articles in the field of school law and speaks both locally and nationally on federal special education law and other school law issues. Among his many accolades are: Lawyer of the Year in the field of education law, president of the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys and Best Lawyers in America in the field of education and municipal law. He is a certified mediator serving as such in over 80 cases.

Dean has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is active in local, national and global relief projects. He earned a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles where he served as a member of the UCLA Law Review from 1983-1985.

Dean resides in Bow, NH with his wife Cheryl. He has served on the board of his church and the board of a private school. He currently serves on the Board of Good Soil Partners and assists in formulating the vision and direction for the organization in Malawi. He is a veteran of ten trips to Malawi, Africa where he works with Good Soil in providing scholarships and developing a secondary school.

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Date:
September 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
Registration Fee – $40.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00
Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support - September 23, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

PRESENTATION: Boundary issues, dual relationships and ethical conflicts among competing professional allegiances and responsibilities can require difficult decisions on the part of helping professionals.  These issues can become even more complicated for Recovery Support Workers and Recovery Coaches whose interactions with individuals seeking recovery are often more informal and more peer-based than the traditional counseling relationship.  The resulting familiarity can result in a blurring of boundaries traditionally established between service recipients and service providers. This workshop will examine common ethical issues and conflicts faced by recovery support workers in the usual course of practice. It will focus specifically on boundary issues, dual relationships and confidentiality issues and provide frameworks for sorting out priorities and competing loyalties in order to make the best decisions possible.   It will also examine how the potential overlap between the Recovery Coach’s professional and personal life could impact the coach’s privacy, safety and self-care. Ethical conflicts and dilemmas will be addressed through discussion and case analysis. Strategies for managing these conflicts will be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring ethical conflicts and questions they have encountered in their own practice settings for discussion. As a result of this training Participants will learn to:

  • Identify 3 common boundary violations and how to avoid them;
  • Balance the legal and ethical responsibilities with respect to member/participant confidentiality; and
  • Identify their own personal biases and beliefs and how they may impact the work they do in their respective professional settings.

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

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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH
Cost:
NHADACA Members – $50.00
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC – $55.00
Non-Members – $60.00
Non-Members with NASW/NBCC – $65.00

CRSWs Supervising CRSWs - October 12, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - October 14, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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Date:
October 15, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Free Registration
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

To register for this training click here

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

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Understand the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

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

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

• Discuss the principles of Evidence-Based addiction treatment.

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

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


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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

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

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

To register for this training click here

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE
Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery - August 12, 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.

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Date:
August 12, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
Free
Exploring Youth Homelessness - September 24, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

While we plan to hold this training in person, CDC Guidelines and advisories may require it to be offered virtually. We will advise participants accordingly.

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

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

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

To register click here

Date:
September 24, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:
30 Pembroke Rd, Suite 100
Concord, NH 03301
Cost:
Registration Fee – $30.00
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $35.00
Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians - November 1, 2021

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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

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

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

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

To register for this training click here

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

Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Integrating Non-Pharmacological Pain Planning in Primary Care

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded session – February 23, 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education

See details on website

To access click here

Cost:
No costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

Cost:
FREE
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE

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Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

To view recorded session click here

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

Cost:
no costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Online Course -Adolescence Marijuana Use

Sponsor: Institution for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

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

To register click here

Cost:
CEU's $10.00
Facing Addiction in America: Tutorial on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Sponsor: HealtheKnowledge

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

To register click here

Cost:
free
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

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

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

See details on link

To access recorded webinar click here

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

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System

Recorded webinar – January 2021

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

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

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

Educational Objectives:

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

Continuing Education Information:

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

To view webinar and slides click here

Cost:
No costs
Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction

A free prerecorded webinar -on demand

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

To access click here

Cost:
free
Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

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

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

To register click here

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

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

Available January 2020 through April 2028

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

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

To register click here

Cost:
See registration
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids

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

SELF-PACED; ON DEMAND; MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Certificate upon Completion

To register click here.

Cost:
FREE