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Matrix Model of Treatment

  • October 03, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • October 06, 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • 45 High Street, Nashua, NH
  • 22


An 18-24 hour training with Donna L. Johnson, JD, ICADC II, ICCJP, ICCDP-D, LADC

October 3, 4, & 5, 2022

Additional Day for Supervisors: October 6th

9am – 4:30pm (daily) 

This training will take place at 45 High Street, Nashua, NH.


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 instruction will also help attendees prepare for use of the Matrix Model of Treatment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of typical program challenges and clarify any of the program components.  The training is very interactive with experiential exercises to help develop skills of the program. Promotes attendee discussions.

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based program in the world. It's a manualized intensive outpatient program (IOP) that any treatment center can implement upon having the training.  It includes built in outcome measures and fidelity tools to determine if a program is meeting Matrix Model Standards. It can be used in all levels of care and in a continuum of care

Training Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the model and what is needed for implementation
  • Utilize the various components in group and individual and family sessions
  • Explain how to use the fidelity tools and how to overcome typical challenges
  • Ensure good understanding of the basic Matrix principals
  • Practice mock groups in each of the components
  • Review and understand sample client handouts
  • Utilizing Key Supervisors as Coaches in fidelity and implementation

The Matrix Model is the only manualized multi-modality evidence-based treatment model in the world and includes:

  • Individual/conjoint therapy
  • Early recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family education
  • Social support
  • Urine testing
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Peer - Co-Leaders
  • Contingency Management

It's an integrated therapeutic model incorporating:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Twelve-Step and other Self-Help Programs
  • Use of Role Model or Co-Leader as co-leader in the group process
  • Fidelity Tools

It's a federally and internationally recognized treatment model:

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy and Department of Justice (National Synthetic Drugs Action Plan)
  • Listed on Registry of Evidence-Based Treatment Programs
  • Offered in all 50 states
  • Listed as a recommended model in the report on Facing Addiction in American Surgeon General
  • Utilized in over 27 countries including South Africa, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Canada, and others
  • Offers Program Certification to promote excellence of the model
  • Use of Key Supervisors to ensure program integrity
  • Listed as the Gold Standard for treatment of substance use disorders

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Donna is the Director of Training for Clare Matrix in Santa Monica, Ca. She has provided Matrix trainings for 20 years. Donna has expertise with international trainings and has worked in Dubai, UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, United Kingdom and many others.  She has numerous magazine articles and has been featured on CBS Atlanta, PBS, CNN and Fox News on various addiction related issues. Donna is the co-author of the Matrix Model for Criminal Justice and is a featured Criminal Justice columnist for Counselor Magazine. She provides consulting and training to numerous state addiction authorities, hospitals, agencies, Fortune 500 companies and many criminal justice programs.  She offers virtual and on-site trainings on the Matrix Model and other various topics. She has been a keynote speaker and speaker for numerous state and national conferences including the National Association for Drug Court Professionals Conference and the National Conference on Addictive Disorders and the United Kingdom and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders.


3 Day Attendees: *NHADACA Members $125    *Non-Members $135.  *NBCC add $5. 

Supervisors:  *NHADACA Members $175.    *Non-Members $185.  *NBCC add $5. 

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or

18 Contact Hours Available for 3-Day Attendees

24 Contact Hours Available for Supervisors
CRSW Performance Domains: 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 11-18
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 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.

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.

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