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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

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

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… Read more »

Motivational Interviewing: A Primer for Supporting Change

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Virtual: Initial Training on Addiction and Recovery

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… Read more »

Virtual: Effects of Opioids Use on the Human Brain

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… Read more »