Introductory/Refresher Virtual Motivational Interviewing Training

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing This half-day (4 hours) live session is ideal for busy individuals looking for introductory or refresher training. Whether you’re a clinician in a behavioral health setting, a supervisor trying to boost staff morale or a nurse helping patients manage diabetes, motivational interviewing (MI) training can help you create conversations that empower people to make meaningful changes. Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in… Read more »

Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Training

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing For individuals who have had prior MI training and want to hone their skills, we will jump right into the deeper use of spirit and OARS strategies to identify and evoke change talk. This is a smaller group format to allow for multiple guided practice opportunities. Curriculum pace and flow is intentionally designed to maximize engagement and interaction in a virtual environment. Learning Objectives: Trainer: Pam Pietruszewski, Integrated Health… Read more »

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Presenters: Andrew Kolodny, MD and Anna Lembke, MD Target Audience: This activity was developed to meet the needs of physicians and all interprofessional healthcare providers. 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. For more information and to register click here This discussion is designed to promote interactivity through an informal “round… Read more »

Virtual: Community Reinforcement Approach

Sponsor: Northern NH Area Health Education Center in collaboration with the NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association This one-day training is designed to provide a broad overview of the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA). Much of CRA centers around making non-use more valuable and rewarding than using behavior. On one hand, measures are taken to reduce use, and on the other, increasing competing pleasurable behaviors. With CRA, we think of squeezing the addiction out from the inside so it has… Read more »

Substance Use Disorder ECHO®:Fostering Connections to Drive Assessment, Treatment, & Outcomes

Sessions are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month – October 2022 to June 2023 Sponsors: NH Institute for Health and Practice, MCD Global Health, Collaborative for Advancing Rural Excellence – Equity Only 12.2% of persons with substance use disorder (SUD) access specialty treatment. Now more than ever, ALL who work with clients and patients are needed to collaboratively treat SUD. Renew your energy and empathy by learning to build connections and meaningful relationships… Read more »

Trauma Related Disorders and Substance Use: A Review of the Unique Clinical Factors Related to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association live, in-person training October 6th & 7th, 2022 PRESENTATION: Understanding the impact of trauma is complex and can be challenging to even the most seasoned clinician.  Trauma is often an underlying factor related to many co-occurring disorders and the proper diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions are essential for providing effective care for our clients. This course will include a review of the clinical and diagnostic factors… Read more »

Matrix Model of Treatment

Sponsor: NH Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association Multi-day training live in Nashua Days 1-2 will cover the Matrix Model for Adults Day 3 will cover Individuals in the Justice System Day 4 is for Key Supervisors only. This training will provide attendees information needed to understand the components of the Matrix Program and recommendations for implementation. We will discuss how to adapt the model to specific programs needs and requirements. Mock groups, videos and more depth… Read more »

Reducing Drug Related Harm: Spotlight on Overdose and Brain Injury

This training will be HYBRID – Please choose if you’d like to attend in-person (at North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH) or virtually when registering. Sponsor: Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center in collaboration with New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: During this half day training session, attendees will learn more about the intersect of substance use overdoses and brain injury. Krystal Chase, LICSW CBIS, Director of Programs and Services at the… Read more »

Practitioner and Stakeholder Perspectives on Opioid Use and Treatment Across Rural Northern New England

Sponsor: UVM Center on Rural Addiction This presentation will explore data from UVM CORA’s Baseline Needs Assessments in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, sharing insights gathered from practitioners and stakeholders about their concerns about opioid use and their perceived barriers to and beliefs about opioid use disorder treatment. Learning objectives: Describe which substances are of highest concern to practitioners and stakeholders in rural northern New England Identify the top barriers to opioid use disorder treatment… Read more »

Alcohol Use Disorder: Our Nation’s Hidden Epidemic

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing Recovery Month provides an opportunity to discuss our nation’s hidden epidemic – alcohol use disorder (AUD). Deaths involving AUD increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest upward trend in AUD mortality. In a separate study, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that problem drinking led to… Read more »