Pre-Conference Sessions: Friday, September 22, 2017

The NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference will feature four all-day pre-conference sessions on Friday, September 22nd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Earn 7 CEs!

Thea Wessel Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Thea Wessel, MA, LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC
All psychoactive substances have a profound impact on the client’s body – physiologically, psychologically and emotionally. The neuropsychological science helping us understand how these psychoactive substances influence and dysregulate the brain is changing how we understand addiction and is influencing treatment and recovery services. This workshop - introducing NAADAC’s new Basics of Addiction Counseling Desk Reference – Module III: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders – will give a broad overview of what we are learning about the primary psychoactive substances used as well as an introduction to the current drug trends. Participants will leave this workshop with a clearer understanding of how substances impact the person and the body.
 
Thomas Durham Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills
Thomas Durham, PhD
This workshop is intended as both an introduction to the revised Module II of the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and a refresher on addiction counseling to assist those preparing to take the NCC AP credentialing tests. Covered in the workshop will be theoretically-based approaches to counseling; counseling practices, modalities, and skills; and considerations for special populations in addiction counseling. A case study will be presented and application of different theoretical models will be discussed. The interactive workshop will cover motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model of change, patient placement, co-occurring disorders, and mutual support groups.
 
Deborah Fenton-Nichols Basics of Addiction Counseling: Ethical & Professional Issues
Deborah Fenton-Nichols, EdD, LPC, LAC
Providing clinical and recovery services to clients struggling with addictions requires a strong ethical framework. Ethical issues are rarely black and white concerns and they arise frequently. Ethical issues often require supervision/consultation, an understanding of standards of practice, reasoned judgment, and an ethical decision making model. This informative and interactive workshop will engage its participants through the use of actual case studies to understand the inspiration behind the key Principles of the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics revised in 2016. Participants will leave with a clear understanding the SAMHSA competencies and how they are relevant to the Code of Ethics. Participants will leave this workshop with several tools that promote critical analysis and ethical decision making, for ethical issues that arise in behavioral health, addiction treatment and recovery support settings.
 
Marlene Maheu Thriving with the 21st Century Telehealth & Technology: Seven Legal and Ethical Strategies
Marlene Maheu, PhD
Curious about how to reach more clients legally and ethically telehealth? This workshop will expose you to a 65-year scientific literature (more than 4,000 peer-reviewed publications) and give an evidence-based roadmap for how to get started. Topics covered include the basics of (1) choosing the right technologies; (2) HIPAA compliance (privacy & confidentiality); (3) practicing over state & international lines; (4) informed consent; (5) screening & intakes; (6) specialized documentation; and (7) reimbursement. Handouts will include applicable CPT codes, access to bibliography of 1,000 references and access to presentation slides. Spend a day with us and explore a future with technology that allows practice with clients who may not be able to come to your in-person office -- and learn how to legally work from home!

 

Post-Conference Sessions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 The NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference will feature two all-day post-conference Sessions on Tuesday, September 26th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Earn 7 CEs!

Thomas Durham Clinical Supervision: New Technologies, Proven Approaches
Thomas Durham, PhD
Clinical supervision is essential ingredient of an effective treatment program. Successful programs appreciate and promote the availability of growth-based clinical supervision of staff. This workshop will demonstrate the processes of supervision that make it an essential component in effective clinical care. This workshop will cover a variety of topics, including ethical issues for supervisors; relational and cultural considerations; performance monitoring and goal development; modalities and methods; direct observation; and technology-based supervision. The workshop will be interactive and comprised of a combination of didactic presentations, class discussions, and small group experiential exercises.
 
Photo coming soon Motivational Interviewing: A Skills Update
Agnieszka Baklazec, MA, LPC, LAC
Motivational Interviewing is one of the most widely respected and utilized modality to increase readiness to change. The numerous techniques create a platform to explore ambivalence and help individuals realize the importance of change and what they can gain by changing. This workshop is designed to explore the new techniques and explore ways they can be added to your therapeutic tool box.

 

Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional Training: Monday, September 25, 2017 - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 The NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference will feature a two-day Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional Training on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th.  

Mita M. Johnson Substance Abuse Professional Training - Day 1
Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

Kathryn Benson Substance Abuse Professional Training - Day 2
Kathryn Benson, LADC, NCAC II, QSAP, QSC
This training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).