New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Treatment Webinars

Webinars are free for anyone to participate without a certificate.

If you are a NHADACA member it is free to receive a certificate of completion after the steps outlined below have successfully been completed. If you are a non-member, there is a $15.00 fee to receive a certificate of completion. Please make sure the steps outlined below are completed. Certificates are sent out within 10 business days. 

Note: To receive your certificate of completion please ensure you have completed the following:

  1. Watched the Webinar
  2. Successfully passed the Quiz with an 80% or higher
  3. Completed the Webinar Evaluation 
  4. Non-Members: Pay $15 via credit/debit card, cash, or check. Please make sure your name, and webinar title are attached to the payment. 
  5. Email TrainingInstitute@nhadaca.org to receive certificate

If you run into any technical difficulties please give us a call at 603-225-7060 or email us at TrainingInstitute@nhadaca.org

Compassion Fatigue Sensitive Clinical Supervision 

Presenter: Angela Jones

November 2019

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

  • Learn effective evidence-informed practices to reduce compassion fatigue risks
  • Learn how to bring evidence-informed techniques into clinical supervision sessions that address compassion fatigue and burnout through effective clinician self-care as well as clinical practice that assures patient safety

STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

24/7 Connectedness to Technology - It's Impact on Human Development and It's Role in Anxiety and Depression

Presenter: Ann Duckless 

January 2019

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

  • Discuss research related to the use of technology, its impact and implications for connectedness and communication with people.
  • Describe findings related to exposure of blue screen emissions on the neuroscience of the brain and effects on sleep patterns. 
  • Explain the correlation of connectedness to technology to the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in you

STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

Basics of HIV  

Presenter: James Figueiredo

July 2017


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

  • Learn about HIV risk associated with sexual behaviors and substance use
  • Gain knowledge about HIV prevention methods

STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

Ethics and Technology

Presenter: Susan Polyot

May 2014


This one-hour online learning webinar will help participants understand the responsibility of addiction and counseling professionals (as a clinician, clinical supervisor, or program administrator) to protect the confidentiality of their clients and maintain professional boundaries. Susan Polyot will identify ways in which technology presents unique challenges in practice and will discuss important safeguards in using technology to protect client confidentiality. Participants will learn to recognize the importance of establishing policies that secure professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and supervisees; and understand the importance of technology policies to protect confidentiality.

STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

Helping Individuals at Risk of Suicide

Presenter: Ann Duckless

December 2017

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

    • Gain knowledge of National Best Practices for community response to suicide thoughts, disclosures, and attempts.
    • Learn the risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide
    • Gain insights into suicide data and how age, gender, culture and other demographic and diversity factors impact suicide risk
    • Learn skills for intervening with community members at risk and connecting them with appropriate resources
    • Gain awareness of community resources and services and how they can be utilized for persons at risk

    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

    Street Drugs: Current Trends

    Presenter: Mary-K O'Sullivan

    February 2019

    As a result of this training participants will:

    • Be able to discuss specific prescription medications now being highly abused in the U.S.
    • Review the “new synthetic drugs” that are replacing the traditional drugs of abuse
    • Overview the risks of the multiple synthetic drugs currently flooding the illicit drug market

    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

    Acudetox

    Presenter: Laura Cooley

    June 2018

    A five-point ear acupuncture treatment is used around the world, beginning in the early 1970’s, and initially for detoxing from methadone. Now expanded for use in behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and emotional and disaster trauma, NH professionals can now be trained and certified to utilize this protocol.

    You'll learn:

    • What Acudetox is
    • Become familiar with how the safe application of 5 point ear acupuncture treatment and the protocol for successful integration.
    • Understand the law that allows the use of AcuDetox by those trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) for the purposes of Behavioral Health in NH.

    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

    ASAM Criteria for Clinicians

    Presenter: Ben Nordstrom

    April 2015

    This Webinar is designed to help clinicians get clients to the appropriate level of addiction care they require. Addiction presents with different levels of severity, and no one treatment type is “right” for everyone.

    You'll learn:

    • Recognize that addiction severity varies
    • Understand the need for “treatment matching”
    • Summarize how ASAM Criteria assist in this

      STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

      Personality Disorders Borderline and Antisocial

      Presenter: Joseph Zannella

      December 2015

      You'll learn:

        • How to effectively determine differential diagnosis of the personality disorders identified in the DSM-5
        • An understanding of how personality disordered functioning develops as it relates to differentiating which symptoms of normal personality functioning are exacerbated in abnormal psychopathology
        • To be able to discuss diagnostic criteria along a dimensional model of personality functioning
        • Techniques on how to effectively treat these two personality disordered individuals 

          STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

          Core Function III: Orientation

          Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

          March 2016

          Orientation is the 3rd Core Function in the IC&RC’s 12 Core Functions of a Chemical Dependency Counselor. Orientation focuses on the importance of continuing to build rapport and understanding with the client, while introducing the client to the rules governing the treatment program. Orientation also explore ASAM’s level of care, program goals and objectives, and overall program operations.

          You'll learn:

            • Know the steps for the orientation process.
            • Understand the Global Criteria associated with the core function of orientation.
            • Describe the ASAM levels of care.
            • Describe the client’s rights that are applicable to the treatment program.

            STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

            Core Function IV: Assessment

            Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

            July 2016

            The core function of assessment requires that the counselor or person doing the assessment: Be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders; Skillful and thorough in obtaining, reviewing and evaluating the client’s history;Accurate in making a preliminary diagnosis utilizing the DSM-5.

            You'll learn to:

              • Identify characteristics of substance use disorders
              • Identify co-occurring mental health problems associated with substance use
              • Understand Global Criteria associated with the core function of assessment
              • Describe assessment procedures and commonly used assessment tools
              • Describe ASAM-6 Dimensions

              STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

              Core Function V: Treatment Planning

              Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

              May 2017

              Treatment planning is the process by a counselor and client, collaboratively, identify and rank problems that are concerns for the health and well being of the client.

              You'll learn to:

              • Understand the need for effective treatment planning
              • Understand the global criteria associated with this core function
              • Construct an individualized treatment plan
              • Identify problem statements that are client-centered
              • Identify “SMART” and “SMARTER” goals and objectives

              STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

              Core Function VI: Counseling

              Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

              March 2019

              The core function of assessment requires that the counselor or person doing the assessment: Be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders; Skillful and thorough in obtaining, reviewing and evaluating the client’s history; Accurate in making a preliminary diagnosis utilizing the DSM-5.

              You'll learn to:

                • Understand the need for effective treatment planning
                • Understand the global criteria associated with this core function
                • Describe group counseling principles
                • Learn techniques associated with different stages of change
                • Understand the characteristics of an effective counselor

                STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                Core Function VII: Case Management

                Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                March 2019

                You'll learn to:

                  • Describe the requirements of case management
                  • Understand the global criteria associated with the core function of case management.
                  • Explain the rationale of case management activities to the client.

                  STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                  Co-Occurring Disorders in Youth Offering Hope and Help with Mental Health and Substance Misuse

                  Presenter: Ann Duckless

                  August 2016


                  Mental health issues often surface in school settings. Nationally, 1 in 5 youth will experience a serious emotional disorder. When additional stresses of substance misuse enter the picture, it often becomes more difficult to seek help (on the part of the youth) and to recognize what issues need immediate help (on the part of adults).

                  You'll learn:

                  • The signs and symptoms of thought and mood disorders and how to effectively intervene.
                  • The complexity of co-occurring disorders, with the intersection of mental health and substance misuse challenges.
                  • Of treatment implications when involving trauma and loss.

                  The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.

                  STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                  Cultivating Leaders in Addiction Services

                  Presenter: Catherine Iacuzzi

                  December 2017

                  This webinar will explore how leadership development can help address the addiction workforce crisis, including what leadership is and how to cultivate future leaders.

                  You'll learn:

                  • Elements of the current workforce crisis in addiction services
                  • About leadership and how it fits with and is different from management and clinical supervision.
                  • How to increase own leadership capacity.
                  • How to identify ways to cultivate future leaders in addiction services.

                  STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                  Opioid Addiction & Treatment: Understanding the Disorder, Treatment, and Protocol

                  Presenter: Michael Gaudet

                  December 2017

                  This course will provide an updated version of the NIDA and SAMHSA’s Blending Initiative product, originally entitled “Buprenophine Treatment: A Training for Multidisciplinary Professionals”. The primary goal of this training package is to create awareness among addiction professionals about medications currently approved by the FDA and used in the treatment of opioid dependence.

                  You'll learn:

                    • History of opioid treatment in the United States;
                    • The laws regarding treatment of opioid addiction and the implications for the treatment system;
                    • How medication will benefit the delivery of opioid treatment and the types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder; and
                    • About the demographics of people affected by opioid use disorder.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Postvention: How to Promote Healing and Reduce Risk After a Sudden Death or Suicide

                    Presenter: Ann Duckless

                    May 2017

                    Using national best practices, postvention training prepares key service providers with ways to participate in and/or coordinate an integrated and effective community response to the suicide death of a client, student, colleague, or community member. Since knowing someone who has died by suicide is one of the highest risk factors for suicide, taking steps to reduce risk and promote healing (postvention) becomes an integral part of suicide prevention efforts.

                    You will:

                    • Gain an awareness of the impact of suicide and recognize warning signs of individuals who may be at increased risk after a suicide.
                    • Understand the grief that results after a suicide and learn ways to enhance coping for oneself and/or others after a loss.
                    • Understand best practice protocols for communication and access to resources after a suicide that may reduce further risk, and support healing for an agency or community impacted by a loss.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Introduction to Psychopharmacology

                    Presenter: Joanne McKenna

                    May 2017

                    Psychopharmacology for Substance Abuse Counselors is an introduction to the current research informing psychiatric treatment of major psychiatric disorders to include Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and ADHD.

                    Various classes of drugs will be discussed as well as the brain chemistry associated with their mechanism of action and basis of side effects.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Transgender 101 What Substance Abuse Counselors Need to Know

                    Presenter: Gia Drew

                    May 2017

                    This one hour TRANSGENDER 101 webinar is a basic introduction to what it means to be Transgender. Included will be information about why we should become better informed about this issue and what it’s like to be a Transgender person in society today

                    You'll learn:

                    • What it means to be Transgender by learning and hearing about the experiences of transgender people;
                    • The language and terminology related to Transgender people, including the differences between Sex and Gender;
                    • What Transitioning means to each person
                    • Best practices to use when interacting with a Transgender person.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Trans-Theoretical Model- Stages of Change

                    Presenter: Haner Hernández

                    May 2017

                    This webinar 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).

                    You'll learn:

                    • About the Substance Use Disorders challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities
                    • The Stages of Change and key characteristics of each stage
                    • The role of the stages of change in promoting, supporting and sustaining change

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Trauma Sensitive Mindful Based Recovery Maintenance

                    Presenter: Angela Jones

                    May 2017

                    Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and is inspiring programs to adapt Mindfulness based models for schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and beyond. The relevance as a recovery maintenance skill for addictions is particularly significant because it is a skill of self-awareness - the first step into recovery. Mindfulness skills can assist in unraveling the complexity that often comes with addiction in the form of co-occurring symptoms.

                    This webinar will briefly review the research, relevance to effective trauma-sensitive practices, and provide three mindful practices with a script to try for yourself and with your clients or students.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Understanding Screening - The First Step in Becoming a Competent Substance Abuse Counselor

                    Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                    May 2017

                    This webinar is designed to provide individuals with the basic tools and understanding of the first step in becoming a competent substance abuse counselor.

                    You'll learn:

                    • The signs and symptoms of substance abuse
                    • The difference between eligible and appropriate for an agency's program
                    • The laws, regulations, policies surrounding the treatment of substance use disorders
                    • How to be a skillful listener
                    • Keeping necessary records during the screening process

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Understanding Intake - The Second Step in Becoming a Competent Substance Abuse Counselor

                    Presenter: Kelly Reardon-Luedtke

                    May 2017

                    The 12 Core Functions of addiction counseling have been set in place as a standard for counselors to use in their practice, and as a way for them to be held responsible and accountable for their work. This webinar is designed to provide individuals with the basic tools and understanding of the second step in becoming a competent substance abuse counselor.

                    You'll learn:

                    • Proper components and methods of filling out releases of information with clients
                    • How to address possible treatment barriers during intake
                    • About the beginning components of the clinical interviewing process, gathering data, and building rapport and empathy

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

                    Using SBIRT in Your Practice

                    Presenter: Misti Storie, MS, NCC

                    August 2013


                    This webinar is designed specifically for addiction professionals and will provide an introduction to promising, feasible approaches to implementing evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) methods in therapeutic settings. The presenters will outline how to ask clients about their drinking habits, enhance internal motivation to change their behavior if identified to be at risk using Motivational Interviewing and support clients in behavior change or treatment seeking goals by conducting follow-up and referrals.  Participants will walk-away better understanding SBIRT, how it impacts the addiction professional and how to use it in your practice.

                    You'll learn how to:

                    • Screen clients for unhealthy alcohol use with brief, valid questionnaires such as the AUDIT-C and the AUDIT;
                    • Deliver effective brief counseling informed by Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change;
                    • Link clients to medical or specialty addiction treatment services as needed, and work with physicians and other specialists in ongoing care coordination; and
                    • Provide follow-up and recovery supports to clients.

                    STEP 1: WATCH NOW STEP 2: QUIZ STEP 3: EVALUATION

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