Telebehavioral Health Webinar Multiple Parts Series

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on  Expanding Access to Medication—Based Treatment for OUD in Underserved Rural Areas Utilizing Telehealth—Part 3 Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration Even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only about  1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder (SUD) received needed treatment. Rural populations face additional challenges in accessing medications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) due to… Read more »

Virtual: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS and Julie Yerkes April 13, 15, 19 & 21, 2021 8:30am to 4:30pm (daily) The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce. What is the Substance… Read more »

The 12 Core Functions of a Substance Use Counselor

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… Read more »

Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians

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… Read more »

CRSWs Supervising CRSWs

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… Read more »

Understanding ASAM Criteria for Non-Clinicians

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… Read more »

Ethical and Boundary Considerations in Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support

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… Read more »

Ethical Suicide Prevention, Assessment & Response Using Telehealth

Sponsor: NASW NH Chapter This three-hour course will address the special complications and risks of working with suicidal clients when utilizing telemental health as the service delivery model. It will also provide guidelines for making determinations about which clients may and may not be suitable for treatment using distance technologies, and forms and templates to assist in mitigating the risk through appropriate assessment and development of a safety plan. In order to optimize the learning… Read more »

Virtual: Addressing Motivation and the Process of Change in Group Treatment

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This seminar will explore how to integrate stages of change and motivational communication strategies into group therapy.  Readiness to change among group members differs and creates heterogeneity in every group.  A focus on stages of change and the critical processes needed to address stage tasks can help group leaders understand this diversity and develop strategies to promote conversations about change more effectively. Participants will be able to:… Read more »

Virtual: Relationship-Building & Belonging: Capitalizing on the “Flock” Response

Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium/ Northern NH Area Health Education Center and NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION:   In this session, Cassie Yackley will explore the fundamental role that relationships play in the management of stress.  Unfortunately, so many people have had childhood relational experiences that were negative or even neglectful or abusive, which can rob a person of a sense of worthiness and safety with others.  The behavioral manifestation of this personal… Read more »