Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association virtual PRESENTATION: There are many times when clinical practice with clients who have lived experience with mental health and substance use concerns present unique ethical challenges.  These types of challenges are most effectively and efficiently responded to by clinical staff that understand ethical principles and decision making.  This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.  Ethical issues that are not resolved… Read more »

The Other Epidemic: Opioids 2022

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association virtual PRESENTATION: The opioid epidemic has seen significant change in the last decade with the overprescribing of prescription opioids, the transition of prescription opioid users to heroin and the infusion of fentanyl into the drug supply. These first three waves of the opioid epidemic were somewhat more predictable than what has occurred in this, the fourth wave of the opioid epidemic.  The combination of the potent opioids, fentanyl and… Read more »

Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association In person at NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 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. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lindy Keller, MS, MLADC, is a Master… Read more »

Virtual: Stimulants 2022: Epidemiology, Effects on the Body & Brain, and Clinical Challenges

Sponsor: NHADACA PRESENTATION: Methamphetamine and cocaine use rates and overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in much of the US.  Use of these drugs produce severe damage to the body and the brain.  It is important for clinicians to be aware of how the unique effects of stimulants influence the treatment needs of people in treatment.    The presentation will review the clinical challenges presented by individuals who use stimulants and current protocols for addressing acute medical/psychiatric conditions…. Read more »

Evidence-Based Treatments for Stimulant Use Disorder

Sponsor: NHADACA Evidence-based behavioral/psychosocial strategies are presented, along with pharmacotherapies currently considered promising. The basic philosophy and essential components of contingency management, cognitive behavioral therapy, community reinforcement approach, motivational interviewing and physical exercise will be described. A brief review of the research evidence of these strategies will also be provided.  Compare and discuss the evidence of support for different EBPs for stimulant use disorder; Explain the key principles and strategies involved with contingency management; and  Explain how… Read more »

Ethical Practice & Confidentiality: Issues for Substance Use, Mental Health, and other Healthcare Providers

Sponsor: NHADACA Hybrid – please choose in person or virtual attendance when registering. Changes in confidentiality regulations and a changing healthcare landscape demanding increase integration of behavioral and physical healthcare make it critical for substance use disorder and mental health practitioners to have a firm grasp of the rules and laws that govern their practice in order to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the clients they serve.  Managed care, duty to warn issues, mandated reporting,… Read more »

Virtual: Opioid Addiction, the Impacts of Overdoses, and Treatment and Prevention Strategies

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association 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 the training, participants will be able to:  Describe the opioid crisis in the US and… Read more »

New Strategies to Help Unhoused Persons Webinar

Sponsor: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program This presentation offers new strategies to help unhoused persons. Dr. Richardson reviews current statistics, identifies root causes, offers a description of life without a home, highlights persons with lived experience, and discusses new strategies that work to help those struggling without a home. Learning objectives: Appreciate the status of unhoused persons in the US and its impact on rural communities. Identify root causes leading to persons being unhoused. Describe… Read more »

PCSS Clinical Roundtable – Navigating Insurance Hurdles with MOUD

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System Presenter: Joji Suzuki, MD This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal “round table” conversation. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss issues. The email you use to register for this roundtable will be used to enroll you in the evaluation on our learner management system. If you already have an account on the PCSS LMS (https://education.sudtraining.org) but… Read more »

Building it Together: A Primer for Social Workers on Collaboration with the Peer Mental Healthcare Movement

Sponsor: NASW Maine In this hour-long, interactive presentation, Lance Hicks, LMSW will provide insight into, theory regarding, and a bit of the history of peer-led mental health support movements in the United States. He will then provide two case studies regarding two different peer-led mental health efforts, offering opportunity for participants to dialogue as a large group about areas of strength and growing edges. Lance will then guide a facilitated dialogue amongst group members about… Read more »