The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Use Counselor

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association PRESENTATION: This workshop provides an overview of the 12 core functions for substance use counselors.  It is created for new counselors working toward credentialing.  The core functions discussed will be screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation.  It will also include discussion of the related global criteria of substance use counseling. Participants will be shown… Read more »

Half and Half X-Waiver Training Includes 4-Hour Live, Interactive Webinar

Live portion of the 8-hour X-waiver course Sponsor: American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine How it Works: When you have completed the entire free course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Physicians will then be able to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. All other eligible providers can apply for the waiver after completing an additional 16-hour course . Providers eligible include: MDs, DOs, PAs, APRNs (NP, CNM, CNS, CRNA) To register and… Read more »

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 »