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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Training Events

Training topics are scheduled quarterly within training suites of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Look to the right-hand side of each training title to see the training suite.  Core required topics to meet NH substance use credentials will be repeated throughout the year. 

To ensure a positive training experience for our participants and trainers, we at NHADACA set a minimum and maximum number of available seats for in-person AND virtual trainings.  Trainings will be cancelled if minimum seats are not reached and closed once maximum seating is reached. Please consult our calendar of future events and our Professional Development page to find other training opportunities to meet your needs. Thank you for understanding.

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Upcoming events

    • July 03, 2023
    • August 08, 2031
    • Remote
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    2.5 Hour Webinar Training with Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC II, BACC, CGT, LADC & Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC, ICGC-II, BACC, AADC

    PRESENTATION: There has been a dramatic shift in the past 10 years in both the substance use and mental health fields. Not only are providers recognizing the importance of integrating treatment for multiple substances (e.g. alcohol, drug and tobacco use) but also the need to include mental health disorders into clinical formulations. However, the screening, assessment and treatment of gambling disorder often falls through the cracks, even in well-developed co-occurring disorder enhanced programs. This training will focus on how integration of services can be developed in substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorder programs as well as in the prevention services realm. Participants will be encouraged to adapt select philosophies and treatment interventions into their own programs. This training is relevant to both treatment and prevention, and will include lecture, small and large group discussion, and learning tasks.

    At the conclusion of the training participants will be able to:

    1. List a minimum of two (2) reasons it is important to include gambling awareness into practice in treatment and prevention programs;
    2. Identify three (3) ways to integrate gambling within an assessment;
    3. Describe a treatment intervention to assist clients working through a gambling disorder
    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, LADC is the Clinical Supervisor for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. Jeremy earned his Master in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling since 2007. He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), and also serves on the board of the National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS). In his current role as a state administrator, Jeremy provides oversight for all statewide problem gambling services which includes problem gambling specific clinical services, disordered gambling integration programs, outreach and engagement, prevention, and recovery support services. Jeremy is an advocate and trainer, providing education and technical assistance for key stakeholders throughout the state and has begun expanding training and technical assistance to other states throughout the New England region, with a focus and passion on building capacity of the clinical workforce and supporting the growing needs of other service administrators in the problem gambling field.

    Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), ICGC-II (International Certified Gambling Counselor, level-II), BACC (Board Approved Clinical Consultant), CGT (Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer), AADC (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), has provided clinical oversight for the treatment and integration programs for Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut since 2014. Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment at United Community & Family Services (UCFS) for individuals impacted by gambling disorder and affected loved ones in Eastern Connecticut for seven years in the roles of supervisor and clinician of the Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.

    Fred was also a clinician in an Opioid Treatment Program for nearly two years at Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) in Hartford, Connecticut. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Fairfield University. Fred is the chair of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Treatment Committee.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: Free, *Non-Members $15. 1 NBCC hour included. 

    For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


    2.5 Contact Hours Available 
    CRSW Performance Domains: 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 15, 16 & 18
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • May 30, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 6-hour training with Paul Kiernan, LADC

    May 30, 2024

    8:30am -4:00pm


    NH Audubon/McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH


    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. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the neurological process of addiction;
    • Explain how addiction manifests on various aspects of the whole person (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual);
    • Identify the five stages of change;
    • Match intervention strategies to stages; and
    • Assess appropriate resources for addressing alcohol and other drug concerns.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, licensed with the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Kiernan has been working in the field treating addictive disorders since 2006. He has provided direct clinical services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient counseling, and Intensive Outpatient services. Paul provided a variety of interventions in these settings including group and individual counseling, case management, evaluation and assessment, crisis management, referral, hospital based consultation, and psychoeducation.

    Mr. Kiernan has extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, Treatment planning and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. He has also provided training to direct service clinicians from all over the state of New Hampshire, primarily in the ASAM Criteria and its application. Throughout his career Mr. Kiernan has created clinical tools, provided extensive training, support and consultation for the New Hampshire substance use disorder treatment system. Paul is currently the State Opioid Program Coordinator for the Department for Behavioral Health.

    REGISTRATION FEE:  Free.  This is an introductory level workshop design for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

    6 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15, 16, 18
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A (included)
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


    • May 30, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Lincoln Town Hall, 148 Main Street, Lincoln, NH 03251
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    A 3-Hour Training with Christina Jones, LPC, LPC/S, MAC

    May 30, 2024

    9am-12:15pm


    another offering of this training will take place in Concord, NH on 5/31/2024


    PRESENTATION: No one would argue that recovery from a substance use disorder is a difficult process. Often what is not addressed is the level of difficulty for someone who is neurodivergent: that is for someone whose brain is wired differently than their neurotypical counterparts. This presentation will explore the many ways in which the ADHD brain struggles with executive functioning such as task initiation/completion, motivation, and time management; and offer strategies to those in early recovery for managing their ADHD symptoms. Participants will also learn about the concept of PAWS and how these “ADHD like” symptoms can be managed effectively with a set of skills and techniques that are aimed at getting the most efficiency from the recovering brain.

    Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

    • List at least 2 ways that executive functioning is hindered for someone with ADHD;
    • Describe how PAWS present for individuals in early recovery, and the risk these symptoms pose to their recovery efforts; and
    • Explain strategies to offer those in early recovery who may be struggling with PAWS and/or ADHD to better manage their recovery efforts.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Christina Jones is a native of South Carolina and has been employed by the University of South Carolina since 2015. She is an active board member with the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina (NAADAC affiliate). She earned her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina with a Certificate in Psychiatric Counseling. She holds certification as a Master Addictions Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor. Christina has been serving a wide range of populations since 2008 and in various settings such as outpatient & IOP substance use treatment, vocational rehabilitation, private practice, and college counseling. She offers specialized experience working with the neurodivergent community and is passionate about helping individuals seek a more fulfilling and happier life.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $30; Non-Members $35; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 11 & 13-17
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • May 31, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3-hour training with Paul Kiernan, LADC

    May 31, 2024

    8:30am-11:45am


    NH Audubon, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301


    PRESENTATION: This introductory workshop explores how the addiction of the individual affects the entire family system.  Special attention will be paid to the effects on children in the family.  Discussion will center on strategies and resources to help increase their resiliency and coping skills. This workshop is preapproved for three CEs. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the effects of addiction on the family;
    • Summarize roles within a family with addiction;
    • Explain strengths and needs associated with particular behavioral patterns of children and families with addiction; and
    • Apply appropriate interventions and referrals to community based resources.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Paul Kiernan, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, licensed with the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Kiernan has been working in the field treating addictive disorders since 2006. He has provided direct clinical services in residential withdrawal management, outpatient counseling, and Intensive Outpatient services. Paul provided a variety of interventions in these settings including group and individual counseling, case management, evaluation and assessment, crisis management, referral, hospital based consultation, and psychoeducation.

    Mr. Kiernan has extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, Treatment planning and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. He has also provided training to direct service clinicians from all over the state of New Hampshire, primarily in the ASAM Criteria and its application. Throughout his career Mr. Kiernan has created clinical tools, provided extensive training, support and consultation for the New Hampshire substance use disorder treatment system. Paul is currently the State Opioid Program Coordinator for the Department for Behavioral Health.

    REGISTRATION FEE:  Free.  This is an introductory level workshop designed for people working in any helping profession whose daily work encounters/engages people with substance use disorders.  Specific clinical, evidence-based practices are not covered.   Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Initial Training on Addiction & Recovery prior to attending this workshop.  This training is offered four times per year, generally in February, May, August and October.   For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or  training@nhadaca.org

    If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART captioning, assistance listening devices or other auxiliary aids, and/or services, please contact  training@nhadaca.org.  Seven business days advance notice is requested in order to ensure availability.   We will attempt to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event  but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

    3 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 15
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A (included)
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • May 31, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 3-Hour Training with Christina Jones, LPC, LPC/S, MAC

    May 31, 2024

    9am-12:15pm


    another offering of this training will take place in Lincoln, NH on 5/30/2024


    PRESENTATION: No one would argue that recovery from a substance use disorder is a difficult process. Often what is not addressed is the level of difficulty for someone who is neurodivergent: that is for someone whose brain is wired differently than their neurotypical counterparts. This presentation will explore the many ways in which the ADHD brain struggles with executive functioning such as task initiation/completion, motivation, and time management; and offer strategies to those in early recovery for managing their ADHD symptoms. Participants will also learn about the concept of PAWS and how these “ADHD like” symptoms can be managed effectively with a set of skills and techniques that are aimed at getting the most efficiency from the recovering brain.

    Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

    • List at least 2 ways that executive functioning is hindered for someone with ADHD;
    • Describe how PAWS present for individuals in early recovery, and the risk these symptoms pose to their recovery efforts; and
    • Explain strategies to offer those in early recovery who may be struggling with PAWS and/or ADHD to better manage their recovery efforts.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Christina Jones, LPC, LPC/S, MAC is a native of South Carolina and has been employed by the University of South Carolina since 2015. She is an active board member with the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina (NAADAC affiliate). She earned her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina with a Certificate in Psychiatric Counseling. She holds certification as a Master Addictions Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor. Christina has been serving a wide range of populations since 2008 and in various settings such as outpatient & IOP substance use treatment, vocational rehabilitation, private practice, and college counseling. She offers specialized experience working with the neurodivergent community and is passionate about helping individuals seek a more fulfilling and happier life.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $30; Non-Members $35; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

    3 Contact Hours Available
    CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 11, & 13-17
    CPS Domains: 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • June 05, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 4-hour training with Ann Duckless, MA

    June 5, 2024

    8:30am-1:30pm


    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

    We HIGHLY recommend you apply!

    Scholarship Application *click here*


    PRESENTATION: This training will provide insights into how an agency or community can take a collaborative, comprehensive approach to responding to a sudden death, to include suicide, with particular attention paid to reducing risk of contagion among youth.  Participants will also learn suicide postvention protocols specifically designed for mental health and substance abuse/addiction providers and how these protocols interface with those of other community disciplines.


    As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of National Best Practices for mental health and substance use providers in responding to a sudden death, to include suicide.
    2. Describe how to increase awareness of the complexity of suicide-related grief and cultural considerations regarding suicide and sudden deaths; 
    3. List recommendations regarding confidentiality, safe and sensitive communication, and media inquiries; and
    4. Demonstrate an advanced ability to encourage help-seeking and reduce risk for contagion, with identification of resources to promote healing for loss survivors and communities

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Ann has worked for NAMI NH for almost 20 years in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program, providing suicide prevention, postvention, Survivor Voices, and mental health trainings to community, military, college, and tribal nation settings. She has also gained over 20 years of experience in the field of substance use continuum of care. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance use disorders, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a collaborative systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

    REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC included.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


    4 Contact Hours Available

    CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
    LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 4-5 & 11-12
    CPS Domains2-3 & 6
    NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
    NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    • June 06, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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    A 5-hour Training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C. Psych, ABPP-CN

    June 6, 2024

    8:30am-3:00pm

    PRESENTATION: This 5 hour workshop will build on previous workshops related to substance use, brain injury and cognitive impairment.  This workshop will provide a very brief introduction to neurocognitive/neurobehavioural impairment.  The main focus of the content will be assessing the nature of neurocognitive impairment and providing accommodation in a clinical setting.  Learners will practice practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.  Specific adaptations for CBT and MI will be presented.  This workshop will also introduce the ACE Program which is a cognitive compensation program for addiction studies. 

    Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the nature of neurocognitive impairment;
    2. List at least 2 accommodations that can be provided in a clinical setting for individuals with neurocognitive impairment; and
    3. Explain practical strategies for adapting their presentation of psychoeducational materials, supporting self-assessment and promoting follow-through between sessions.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN, is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.


      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 16-18
      CPS Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This project was supported by Grant No. <15PBJA-21-GG-04133-DGCT> awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

      • June 06, 2024
      • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150 Concord, NH 03301
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      Wellness Fair: Self-Care in Action!

      June 6, 2024  |  4:30PM - 7:30PM


       Come join us for a day focused on wellness

      NHADACA is so excited to host our 1st annual Self-Care in Action wellness fair! This is a rain or shine event!


      EVENT SCHEDULE: 

      4:30PM - 6:00PM Guest Speakers Nathan and Christine Wiles join us to speak about “Understanding the Labyrinth: Exploring Common Questions" (1 CE)

      *There will be an additional .5 CE for a guided labyrinth walk at 6:30PM, weather permitting.

      6:00PM - 7:30PM Outdoor Fair where you can take a relaxing walk through a labyrinth, visit tables featuring our communities’ wellness providers, enjoy dinner at the Analog Pizza pop-up, and cool down at the Frozen Flamingo ice cream truck! We will have a wide range of wellness providers attending to share all about their specialties - you have the opportunity to learn about acupuncture, reiki, recovery housing and programs, therapy, health and wellbeing courses (and more!), or simply connect with the wellness providers in our community!

      *Fair will move indoors if it rains on the day of the event.

      OUTDOOR LABYRINTH SCHEDULE (available at 6:00PM):

      6:00-6:30PM - everyone is welcomed to self-pace

      6:30-7:30PM - everyone is welcomed to go on a guided labyrinth walk (.5 CE)


      2024 Current Confirmed Exhibitors:

      • Blossom Yoga and Wellness
      • Align Counseling
      • UNH Extension
      • New Hampshire Professional Health Program
      • New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences
      • Wellness Within
      • Capital Recovery Health
      • Keene Serenity Center
      • Live Free Recovery
      • Guardian Recovery Network (The Plymouth House)

      *We still have tables available! Contact Destiny@nhadaca.org if you wish to acquire a table. 


      PRESENTATION: Join us for an informative presentation that explores the five most frequently asked questions about labyrinths and the experience of walking them. In this session, we will explain the history as it is currently known and the significance of labyrinths, shedding light on their ancient roots and their relevance in today's world. Discover the meditative and reflective qualities of labyrinth walking, as we dive into the ways in which this practice can promote mindfulness and inner calm. Through a thoughtful exploration of these common queries, you will gain an understanding of labyrinths and the profound journeys they offer. Whether you're new to labyrinth walking or seeking to deepen your understanding, this presentation promises insights that resonate with both newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike. Q and A to follow presentation.


      ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

      Nathan Wiles, Veriditas Faculty, Professional Labyrinth Builder and Designer

      Nathan Wiles is a professional in the field of labyrinth education, building, and design. With a background as an Interior Designer and Project Manager, Nathan draws upon his extensive skills and experience to create labyrinth builds and facilitate workshops. With a career spanning over 30 years in building and designing, Nathan has honed his expertise specifically in labyrinth design and construction for over 15 years. Through his understanding of the labyrinth, he possesses the ability to tap into the collective consciousness of individuals and groups, bringing their visions to life. Nathan's passion lies in unraveling the mysteries that surround us in today's diverse world, while maintaining both a secular and non-secular approach. He aims to expand the labyrinth community by collaborating with public schools, corporations, churches, and wellness facilities to foster education and raise awareness about the labyrinth's benefits.



      Christine Pepin-Wiles, Veriditas Accredited Workshop Leader

      Christine's journey spans a rich tapestry of experiences, from a distinguished 25+ year career in Human Resources across diverse industries to her current roles as a Reflexologist and Manager at halotherapy wellness center nestled in northern Vermont. With a profound commitment to holistic well-being, Christine received training under the esteemed Dr. Lauren Artress, emerging as an Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator and workshop leader through Veriditas. Her expertise extends beyond labyrinth facilitation, encompassing certifications as a Reflexologist, Soul Collage Facilitator, and Nature Therapy Guide accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Driven by a deep-seated passion for fostering wellness and community connection, Christine finds fulfillment in leading transformative wellness workshops and actively engaging in local and national non-profit endeavors. Her dedication to service extends to her current role on the Windhorse Healing Arts Board and her contributions to expanding her family's businesses. With a curious and creative spirit as her compass, Christine embraces life's adventures with enthusiasm, always eager to explore new horizons and share her expertise with others.


      Ticket Price: $20 per person


      Proceeds benefit NHADACA's Clinician Wellbeing Network  to support the health and wellbeing of clinicians throughout New Hampshire.

      Unable to attend this event but want to help our cause? Donate today to support clinicians in our community.

      • June 10, 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
      • 65
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      The Contract Lifecycle: Series Wrap-Up

      June 10, 2024  | 9:00am - 12:00pm

      NH Audubon - 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301


      Join us for this finance session that will wrap-up this Contract Lifecycle series. This training is created for vendors with the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs.


      This Contract Lifecycle series wrap-up will review the two most recent Lunch & Learn sessions. It will review budget revisions and subrecipient monitoring, including supporting financial documentation. We will clarify any outstanding concerns from throughout the series. Participants will be able to ask any lingering questions.

      All seats reserved? A second round of these finance sessions will restart beginning July 8th, please check back to register. 

      Presenters:  Melissa Kelleher joins us from the State of New Hampshire’s DHHS Grants Office. She is the Grants Administrator, overseeing Federal Award policy and compliance. Primarily, she is responsible for the Federal grant compliance, including consistent evaluation of discretionary grant opportunities and ensuring subrecipient monitoring across all divisions and bureaus.

      Melissa has an extensive background in auditing and administrative law, which have helped to shape the agency’s approach to interpreting and complying with applicable regulations.


      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Refreshments for the in-person sessions are generously provided through a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation.

      • June 10, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 3-Hour Training with Dr. Foad Afshar

      June 10, 2024

      12:00pm-3:15pm 


      PRESENTATION: In the course of their work helping individuals with SUDs in their recovery, CRSWs inevitably confront a multitude of mental health concerns that the clients bring with them. These Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs) can significantly impact treatment compliance and outcomes. Lack of familiarity with mental health disorders and how they comingle with SUDs can confound the effectiveness of CRSWs’ work and create additional unnecessary complications.

      The purpose of this training is to familiarize CRSWs with various mental health issues that are most commonly co-morbid with SUDs, help clarify the important role a CRSW may play in screening and referring individuals for appropriate services to maximize treatment success, and to examine ethical considerations when dealing with CODs.


      As a result of this training participants will be able to:

      • List various psychiatric disorders that commonly are associated with SUDs;
      • Describe the importance of screening and referral of individuals to appropriate treatment providers;
      • Explain their observations with the client and other providers without engaging in diagnosis or treatment of such conditions; and
      • Summarize the ethical considerations and limitations in scope of practice when addressing CODs.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Afshar has been a professional psychotherapist, trainer and educator for over 35 years.  He received his Doctorate in Professional Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Coast University, his Masters in Counseling from Harvard University and his Bachelors in Psychology from U.Mass-Boston. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Psychologist. He is also a certified School Principle, and School Counselor.  

      Dr. Afshar has been a Director of Special Education & Guidance for SAU #37 & 50, Director of Guidance & Advising for Pinkerton Academy has taught courses in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Special Education, School Guidance and Psychology of Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 35 years. Dr. Afshar’s professional experience in addiction and recovery includes both clinical work as the Admissions Director of the Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center (Later Dorchester Counseling Center) in Dorchester as well Associate Executive Director and Clinical Director of Noddle’s Island Multi-service Agency in East Boston, Massachusetts. He was the addictions consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital—The Charlestown Clinic in Boston, and has consulted extensively with medical, legal, educational and business organization around the issues of addiction prevention, intervention and recovery He has taught courses on addiction at the graduate and undergraduate levels in topics such as Psychopharmacology of Addiction, History and Socio-Politics of Addiction, and treatment models.  

      With a wide range of professional expertise spanning nearly 4 decades, Dr. Afshar brings a considerable breadth and depth of understanding of addictions and mental health issues as applicable in a variety of settings, age spans and affected populations. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $30;  *Non-Members $40; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 14-17
      CPS Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 11, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6-hour training with Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM

      June 11, 2024

      8:30am-4pm

      PRESENTATION: Addiction treatment professionals have an obligation to protect patients, the workforce, and the communities we serve by continuously monitoring safe ethical practice. Working with substance use disorders often includes managing the needs and expectations of numerous stakeholders including the patient, their loved ones, state regulations, federal regulations, and the various tiers of ethics the everyday professional helper abides by. This presentation focuses on developing the helping professional’s situational awareness in applying ethical principles in every day complicated scenarios. Participants will examine real-world vignettes with ethical conflict and learn a system for ethical decision-making. Additional topics covered in this presentation will include confidentiality, boundaries, informed consent and health literacy, and clinical documentation principles for safe patient care.  As a result of the training:

      • Participants will be able to describe foundational principles and progressive updates to confidentiality and protected health information.  
      • Participants will be able to implement an ethical decision-making model for complicated scenarios with ethical conflict.  
      • Participants will be able to identify the most common warning signs of potential boundary crossings leading to the most common boundary violations. 

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 12 years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a Certified Lead Trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Samson previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.   

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65; *Non-Members $75; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 2
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 10-12
      CPS Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 13, 2024
      • 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 3-hour training with Kimberly Haney, LADC & Dave Suckling

      June 13, 2024

      12:45am-4:00pm

      PRESENTATION:  Police officers are playing a significant role in fighting the opioid addiction crisis. They're often the first on the scene of overdoses and drug-related incidents. Many police departments have changed their approach to that of treatment instead of incarceration. The presenters will share how they're working collaboratively with community programs to reduce the negative impact of substance use disorder in their region. Throughout this presentation Alexandria's Chief of police, Chief Dave Suckling, will share about his experiences with illicit substances as an officer. He'll share about the Departments response to overdose calls, drug & alcohol involved traffic stops and other drug related incidents. Dave will offer tips of what to do, and not to do when confronted with illicit substances. Participants will learn how to identify common street drug and paraphernalia. Dave will discuss how Alexandria's police department's response to substance use disorder has shifted, as well as share their unique response to a community tired of losing loved ones to substance use. Following Dave's presentation, Kim Haney, LADC, will review changes in substance use trends over the last decade. Kim will introduce current harm reduction methods being used in their region and review New Hampshire treatment options. Kim will give an overview of how the Rural Communities Opioid Response Implementation Grant has helped community providers work together to respond to opioid misuse in their region. 

      Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

      1. Describe the current street drugs and trends; 
      2. Identify common paraphernalia;  
      3. Describe medication disposal options; and 
      4. Explain the treatment options in NH. 

      ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

      Dave Suckling became the Chief of Police in Alexandria in 2020. Prior to this, he was a police officer in Danbury and completed the full-time academy in 2014. Dave has received numerous awards and recognition, such as the Carol J Estes Community Leader Award from the Communities for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth in 2022, The South Lakes Region Champion for Leadership award from the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. The 2018 NH Congressional Law Enforcement Award, and the Certificate of Commendation in 2013. Dave assisted the town in becoming a recovery friendly town, and implemented an officer assisted path to treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. Dave became passionate about helping people enter treatment after growing tired of seeing community members dying from substance use disorder. 

      Kimberly Haney, LADC is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with a masters degree from Plymouth State University and over 15 years of experience in the substance use disorder field. Among other awards, Haney received the NH Providers Association Provider of the year award in 2020. Her passion for helping individuals with substance use disorder started early in her own recovery from substance use disorder. She has experience as a certified recovery support worker, a clinician, a program manager and a director. Haney is currently the Medication Assisted Treatment program manager at HealthFirst Family Care, Inc. in central NH. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25; *Non-Members $30; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      3 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 &4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4-5 & 11-17
      CPS Domains: 2 & 4-6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 14, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • NH Audubon - 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 6-hour training with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

      June 14, 2024

      8:30am – 4:00pm

      PRESENTATION: This 6-hour training is designed specifically for clinicians in independent practice. Discussion will examine the various elements of ethical decisions independent practitioners may commonly encounter when working in isolation such as: billing and caseload concerns vs self-care, scope of practice vs practicing within one's scope of competence, difficulties setting limits on the scope of work, after-hours accessibility, and the imperative of practice sustainability and billable hours on decisions around turning away potential clients. This interactive training will allow for self-reflection as well as conversation and examination of potential ethical conflicts. Participants are encouraged to bring to the discussion examples of ethical dilemmas and internal conflicts they have faced.

      Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

      • Apply an ethical decision making model to real life ethical concerns;
      • Describe personal strengths and weaknesses in evaluating boundaries and limits set with clients and caseloads; and
      • State at least two actions they could take to strengthen their clinical practice and or self-care.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center, an outpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery center in the Lakes Region of NH. She has worked in program development in the area of criminal justice and trauma informed treatment, she was active in developing and administering the Recovery Court Program in Belknap County and in developing and implementing treatment programming for incarcerated populations. She has been a strong voice in the establishment of clinical and ethical practice standards in behavioral health on the state and national levels for over 30 years. Ms. Abikoff has chaired the Public Policy and Ethics Committees of the NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association and the NH Providers Association and she served on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. She provides training and consultation on confidentiality, professional ethics, co-occurring disorders, suicide prevention, clinical supervision, and criminal justice programming for behavioral health providers, criminal justice and healthcare programs both locally and nationally.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65;  *Non-Members $75;  *NBCC included.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12, 13
      CPS Domains: 6, Ethics (for Recertification) 
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 18, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Lincoln Town Hall, 148 Main Street, Lincoln, NH 03251
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      A 2-Hour Training with Erin Masury, CRSW

      June 18, 2024

      10am-12pm


      PRESENTATION: This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in January 2023 as well as the Alc 400 rules adopted July 2018.  The 300 rules describe the requirements for initial certification as a certified recovery support worker and the 400 rules describe the recertification and supervision requirements.  We will examine the certification requirements for the CRSW credential as well as the scope of service and requirements described in State statute (RSA 330:C). 

      Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

      • Access the administrative rules online and reference the sections pertaining to CRSW certification;
      • Describe the role of the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium for New Hampshire substance use credentialing; and
      • Answer questions about credentialing for both the people they supervise toward the credential or in their own pursuit of the credential.  

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Erin Masury, CRSW is a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) in New Hampshire. She has a BS from Hamilton College in Business Management. She has over 13 years of experience working in the Human Services field of which over 5 years has been in the field of substance use disorder. She is currently enrolled in school to further her education in addiction counseling with the hope to become a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC). Erin also successfully completed the New England Leadership Development Program, which focuses directly on the adoption and implementation of evidence-based treatment and practices.

      Erin also has her personal recovery and life experiences to support the treatment of individuals seeking treatment and recovery in substance use disorders. Helping others to be successful is her life mission and she is passionate about representation and advocacy of SUD.

      REGISTRATION FEE: $25  NBCC contact hours are not available for this workshopFor registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 1
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12
      CPS Domains: None
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC & Psychologist None
      This program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 18, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Lincoln Town Hall 148 Main Street, Lincoln, NH
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      A 2-hour training with Heather Smith, LCMHC, MLADC, R-DMT

      June 18, 2024

      1:00 pm-3:00 pm

      PRESENTATION: This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Alc 300 rules adopted by the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Use Professionals in January 2023 as well as the Alc400 rules adopted in July 2018.  New 400 rules have been proposed but are not yet adopted in final form.  The 300 rules describe the initial licensure requirements for LADCs and MLADCs and the 400 rules described the re-licensure and supervisor/supervision requirements.  Initial and re-licensure requirements will be examined for both credentials.

      Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

      • Describe the purpose and process of administrative rule making and rule making authority;
      • Review RSA 330-C, ALC 300 and ALC 400 rules, including newly adopted and proposed rules; and
      • Explain the requirements for becoming a NH licensed alcohol & drug counselor (LADC) and master licensed alcohol & drug counselor (MLADC).

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Heather Smith, LCMHC, MLADC, R-DMT is a dedicated professional with over 14 years of experience in the field of clinical mental health counseling with specialty in treating substance use and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in various levels of care and settings, including home-based to inpatient and has served as clinical supervisor for drug courts within NH. Heather's expertise lies in helping individuals aged 12 and above whose substance misuse and/or mental health challenges have become unmanageable.

      In her individual therapy sessions, Heather employs a diverse range of approaches. She incorporates expressive arts, body/mind exercises, dialectical behavioral therapy, skill-building techniques, person-centered therapy, and reality therapy to best address her clients' needs.

      Over the past 7 years, Heather has taken on a supervisory role, providing holistic guidance to candidates pursuing their LCMHC, M/LADC, and CRSW credentials. She is also an approved impaired driving service provider. In 2022, after becoming a mother, she expanded her expertise to include perinatal support for both birthing parents and caregivers.

      In 2020, Heather established her private practice, True Colors Counseling, PLLC. When it comes to self-care, she finds joy in spending time with her family, fishing, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, attending live music events, and exploring her creative side through painting, crafting, and dance/movement, whether teaching or participating.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *Registration Fee $25; *NBCC not availableFor registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: None
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12
      CPS Domains: None

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 20, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 4-hour training with Dr. Mark Hicks

      June 20, 2024

      8:30am-1:00pm

      PRESENTATION: One of the primary keys to recovery is relationships. Those dealing with substance abuse disorder will inevitably have to address the relationship in their lives. Overcoming dysfunctional relationships, restoring broken relationships, grieving lost relationships, and developing supportive relationships will all impact recovery. The language of relationships is often left to poets and songwriters who speak to the heart. Yet, in a world of damaged relationships and life trauma, you need more than a song. You need a straightforward, tangible, step-by-step plan to build healthy, happy, thriving relationships. This training will explore the five components of love that lead to healthy, thriving relationships when dealing with substance abuse disorder.

      Following this training, participants will be able to:

      1. Recognize the impact of relationships on substance abuse disorder;
      2. Explain the correlation between self acceptance and love; and
      3. List the 5 components leading to love and healthy relationships.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Dr. Mark A. Hicks is an author and speaker who specializes in mental health and family dynamics. With his educational background, including a Doctor of Ministry Degree, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters of Divinity, and a Bachelors in Psychology, Mark is deeply committed to understanding the human psyche and helping people build healthy relationships and meaningful lives. As a counselor, Mark has provided guidance and support to those facing various challenges such as addiction, divorce recovery, emotional struggles, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Mark's versatility and passion for making a difference extend beyond counseling. He has served as a minister, international missionary, recovery program director, disaster response coordinator, and radio host. His radio broadcast was a self-help themed program that aired nationwide in the Czech Republic. One of Mark's notable accomplishments is his book, "Learning Love: Building a Life That Matters and Healthy Relationships That Last." This book grew, not only out of Mark’s years of study of psychology and theology, but from the tough life lessons of a toxic first marriage and painful divorce. This experience set Mark on a course devoted to understanding love and relationships and how to have healthy, happy connections. In his book, he shares practical advice and real-life guidance helping readers find personal growth and fulfilling relationships. Outside of his professional endeavors, Mark and his wife, Heather, enjoy exploring new destinations and immersing themselves in different cultures and landscapes. While they love their adventures, they also enjoy their home base in Knoxville, Tennessee, and frequently take trips to the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40; *Non-Members $50; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      4 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5 & 11-17
      CPS Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 21, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 4-hour training with Dr. Mark Hicks

      June 21, 2024

      8:30am-1:00pm

      PRESENTATION: In the recovery process, one of the often-unseen hazards is the process of grief. Just as addiction or compulsive behavior is being managed, grief can emerge as the factor that brings hardship and even disaster to needed relationships. This training will explore recovery through the lens of grief and its impact on vital relationships. It will further explore practical interventions and assistance to support relationships and encourage continued recovery. 

      Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

      1. Explain the correlation between grief and love; 
      2. List at least 3 specific areas where grief impacts relationships during recovery; and 
      3. List at least 2 practical interventions to support relationships during the early stages of recovery given the impact of grief. 

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Mark A. Hicks is an author and speaker who specializes in mental health and family dynamics. With his educational background, including a Doctor of Ministry Degree, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters of Divinity, and a Bachelors in Psychology, Mark is deeply committed to understanding the human psyche and helping people build healthy relationships and meaningful lives. As a counselor, Mark has provided guidance and support to those facing various challenges such as addiction, divorce recovery, emotional struggles, and dysfunctional family dynamics. Mark's versatility and passion for making a difference extend beyond counseling. He has served as a minister, international missionary, recovery program director, disaster response coordinator, and radio host. His radio broadcast was a self-help themed program that aired nationwide in the Czech Republic. One of Mark's notable accomplishments is his book, "Learning Love: Building a Life That Matters and Healthy Relationships That Last." This book grew, not only out of Mark’s years of study of psychology and theology, but from the tough life lessons of a toxic first marriage and painful divorce. This experience set Mark on a course devoted to understanding love and relationships and how to have healthy, happy connections. In his book, he shares practical advice and real-life guidance helping readers find personal growth and fulfilling relationships. Outside of his professional endeavors, Mark and his wife, Heather, enjoy exploring new destinations and immersing themselves in different cultures and landscapes. While they love their adventures, they also enjoy their home base in Knoxville, Tennessee, and frequently take trips to the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $40; *Non-Members $45; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      4 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7, 11, 15-16 & 18
      CPS Domains: 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 27, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Remote via Zoom
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      A 6-hour training with Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADC

      June 27, 2024

      8:30am-3:30pm

      PRESENTATION: This training will explore the challenges faced by individuals, families and communities seeking services from the Substance Use Disorder treatment system.  Additionally, the participants will learn about the Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change (Stages of Change). Participants will explore the context in which change occurs and will learn about the multiple strategies that affect, promote, and sustain change.  As a result of the training, participants will be able to:

      • Describe at least 3 of the Substance Use Disorders challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities;
      • Describe and describe the Stages of Change and key characteristics of each stage; and
      • Describe their role in promoting, supporting and sustaining change.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hernández is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 35 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.

      Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity. He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports. He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by CSAT. Currently he serves on the Peer-Led Advisory Board of the National Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma. Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998, has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Hernández serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, was appointed to the Springfield Public Health Council in 2006, and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Latin American Advisory Commission in Massachusetts from 2000-2004.

      Haner earned his GED in prison, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is also licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $65; *Non-Members $75; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7 & 15-18
      CPS Domains: 1 & 6 
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • June 28, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 6.5-Hour Training with Janelle Havens, MS and Kayt Gagneux

      June 28, 2024

      8:30am-4:30pm


      PRESENTATIONMental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Public Safety teaches the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This evidence-based training promotes open dialogue, reduces stigma, and encourages officers to seek support when needed. Offering MHFA for Public Safety can help create a healthier, more resilient, and productive department.

      Who should take this training?

      • Law enforcement
      • Other first responders
      • 911 dispatchers

      Following this training, participants will be able to:

      1. List at least 5 signs and symptoms of common mental health and substance use challenges;
      2. Explain how to recognize common risk factors and warning signs;
      3. Describe various crisis diffusion and follow-up tactics; and
      4. Describe various affirming and reassurance tactic.
      ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: 

      Janelle Havens, MS, is the Resiliency Essentials Project Manager at Makin’ It Happen. She focuses on bringing effective mental health awareness and suicide prevention trainings to Greater Manchester youth and caring adults. She is a certified instructor for a variety of curricula, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Talk Saves Lives training.  Janelle earned her Masters in Science of Criminology & Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Merrimack College. Prior to her role at Makin’ It Happen, Janelle wasa former advocate for domestic and sexual violence survivors, focusing on cases where there was co-occurrence between domestic violence and child abuse/neglect as reported through NH DCYF. She has been trained extensively in trauma-informed crisis response techniques throughout her career.  

      Kayt Gagneux currently holds the Resiliency Essentials Program Director position for Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. She holds a Masters of Education from the University of New Hampshire, as well as multiple certifications in behavioral health and trauma informed care. Prior to her role at Makin’ It Happen, Kayt worked in the field of education for about a decade as a special educator, a teacher and a behavior specialist. She then worked in a residential treatment facility for youth focusing on developing and implementing mental health curriculum for teenagers in residence due to abuse/neglect, and through the criminal justice system. For Makin’ It Happen, Kayt delivers multiple curriculums, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), and multiple suicide prevention and trauma response programs.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $55; Non-Members $65; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      6.5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3-4 & 16-17
      CPS Domains: 2, 4 & 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • July 17, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 2-hour training with Penny Sampson, LPC, LAC, LCMHC, MLADC

      July 17, 2024

      1:00pm-3:15pm

      PRESENTATION: Adolescent development is a period of time where physical, emotional and social development, hormonal changes and brain development is rapidly occurring. This often is a very stressful time for youth. The youth’s peer group, family and/or socioeconomic issues or undiagnosed mental health issues may cause feelings of insecurity/instability and youth seeking a sense of grounding and stabilization.  This may lead to substance use as a coping mechanism.  At this critical time of growth and hardwiring of the brain and prefrontalcortex not fully developed, this puts adolescents at risk for interruptions in social development, reaching psychosocial milestones that may have lifelong effects.  We will examine healthy human growth and development, increased risk that introducing substances bring, root causes of substance use, increased risk, DSM-5- TR diagnostic criteria for level of severity and examine alternative coping skills for youth that keep them on track for healthy development. 

      As a result of this training, participant will be able to:

      • Describe at least 2 adolescent development characteristics/major milestones;
      • Describe adolescent brain development and the impact of substance use; and
      • Explain at least two current trends/causes and influences leading to substance use.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Penny Sampson, LPC, LAC, LCMHC, MLADC has worked in the field of human services for over forty-years in various capacities.  This includes clinical program evaluation and design for the public and private sector. She has held the position of Adjunct Professor/Student Advisor for the Springfield College School of Human Services facilitating courses in all areas of psychology, diagnostics and treatment.  She currently is a consultant with CJJA/Georgetown University providing technical assistance and training nationally for State Directors, Secure and Non-Secure Treatment Directors, Administrators and Staff working with at-risk populations. She conducts workshops and training programs relating to best practices in treatment programming, organizational wellness, staff wellness and life balance.  Her career and life mission is one of advocacy for at-risk youth and families and life balance for those who serve them.   

      She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Human Services and Counseling, and a Master of Science degree from Springfield College.  She has also completed Post Masters studies in Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame College.  Penny is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Board of Mental Health Practice and Board of Licensing for Alcohol and other Drug Use Professionals in the State of New Hampshire. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in the State of Colorado. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25; *Non-Members $35; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      2 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3-4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5-7 & 13-18
      CPS Domains: 2 & 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      • August 23, 2024
      • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
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      A 3-hour training with Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS

      August 23, 2024

      8:30am–12:00pm

      PRESENTATION: The goals of this workshop are to: increase knowledge about HIV progression and treatment, increase understanding about NH HIV/AIDS EPI profile, and increase awareness of the correlation between HIV/STD/HEP (A, B&C) and TB. The workshop will also address the utilization of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with clients at high risk for HIV infection and secondary transmission. Particular attention will be paid to the link between protentional increased infection rate and the current rise of methamphetamine use. 


      Upon completion of the event participants will be able to: