Pre-Conference Sessions: Saturday, September 28, 2019

The NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference will feature seven all-day pre-conference sessions on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Earn 7 CEs!

Darryl Inaba Updates on Treating Tobacco Dependence
Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, NCTTP, FAANP, Therese Shumaker, MA, NCTTP, James Brawner, MEd, NCTTP, and Jon Ebbert, MD

Presented in partnership with the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), this full day training will consist of mini-sessions on the following topics: (1) Tobacco as a Chronic Disease; (2) Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence; (3) E-Cigarettes; (4) Treating Special Populations - Mental Health/Substance Use/Adolescents; (4) The Four Es of Tobacco Cessation for Homeless Populations; (5) Motivational Strategies; and (6) National Certificate/Certification.
Loanne Tran
 
Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Ehab El Kharrat, PhD 

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce addiction counselors and other helping professionals to the study of pharmacology and to increase their familiarity with the signs and symptoms of psychoactive substances. Before pharmacology can be explored, it is important to understand the direct connection between psychoactive substance use, brain functioning, and addiction. This workshop is not intended to make clinicians or service providers experts in pharmacology. However the information presented will provide facts that can assist in the assessment, treatment, and referral of clients.
Tom Durham Clinical Supervision: A Relational and Individualized Approach
Thomas Durham, PhD

Effective clinical supervision is a mutual endeavor of clinical oversight and professional growth. It is a process that conceptualizes learning for the counselor that involves much more than monitoring a counselor’s work. This workshop is an overview of NAADAC’s new manual, Clinical Supervision: An Overview of Functions, Processes and Methodology, and will demonstrate the processes of supervision that make it an essential component in effective clinical care. Areas of focus include relational dynamics, individualized approaches, and strength-based competencies – all hallmarks of skill development through evidence-based supervision that ultimately leads to effective client care. The workshop will be interactive and comprise a combination of didactic presentations, class discussions, and small group experiential exercises.
 
Maeve O'Neill Los Opioides y La Comunidad Hispana (Opioids and the Hispanic Community)
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II, Glory McDaniel, MA, LPCC, NCC, CAC I, and Carlos D. Costa, MHS, LCSC, MAC, SAP

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Transfer Technology Center (ATTC). 


Los funcionarios de salud pública han calificado a la epidemia de opioides actual como la peor crisis de drogas en la historia de los Estados Unidos, matando a más de 72,000 personas en 2017. Los opioides son un contribuyente principal a nuestra adicción y a la crisis de sobredosis. Mientras que el "uso de analgésicos opioides fue más bajo entre los adultos hispanos esta comunidad continúa siendo afectada de manera desproporcionada por los trastornos por el uso de opioides. Esta sesión proporcionará una descripción general de la epidemia de opioides, cómo el DSM 5 considera el trastorno por uso de opioides, el tratamiento actual de las afecciones relacionadas con los opioides, y "qué sigue", en los pasos que se están tomando para abordar la epidemia. 
Loanne Tran
 
Being Your Most Ethical Self
Kathryn Benson, NCAC II, LASAC II, QCS, SAP 

This course is designed to explore the newest NAADAC Ethics Code in our examination of its intent, guidelines and directives as we come to identify and claim our higher ethical selves. Through discussion, real-life scenarios, group processing and self-examination our time together will also include tools such as Survey of Values, Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue.
Loanne Tran
 
The Opioid Epidemic: A 360 View  
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III, Richard Paul "Rick" Green III, BSBA, LCDC, Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD, and Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDC  

There is a lot of information being said about the opioid crisis.  This full day session will discuss the history of opioid drug use, factors that have contributed, different pathways of the use of opioids and the different pathways to treatment and recovery.  This presentation will include current research and the implications for treatment and long term recovery and policy implications these may warrant. This presentation will move from the overview of the opioid crisis to appropriate treatment and options for care  from leading experts in addictions. 

 

Post-Conference Sessions: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 & Thursday, October 3, 2019

The NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference will feature two all-day Post-Conference Sessions on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and two two-day Post-Conference Sessions on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Earn 7 CEs each day!  

Thomas Durham Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: Myths, Realities and Effective Approaches to Care
Thomas Durham, PhD

This one day workshop is a skill-based training that focuses on understanding, referring, and treating individuals who have co-occurring disorders. This workshop is an overview of NAADAC’s manual, Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know.  The presentation outlines the many myths related to mental illness treatment, barriers to effective care of co-occurring disorders, commonly encountered mental disorders, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, applicable screening and assessment instruments, and issues surrounding medication management and coordinating with other mental health professionals.  This workshop will also introduce the integrated model of mental health and addiction treatment services, outlining how to utilize current substance use disorder and mental health treatment best practices. 
 
Thomas Durham Evidence-Based Practices for Treating Gambling-Related Problems & More
Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Joshua Grubbs, PhD, Shane Kraus, PhD, Iris Balodis, PhD, & Deirdre Querney

Presented by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), this full day session will cover the DSM-5, post-traumatic stress in veteran populations, gambling problems among military veterans, and evidence-based practices for treating gambling-related problems.
 
Mita M. Johnson DOT SAP Qualification/Requalification Training (2-day training)
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).
UNT RTP Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) Training (2-day training) 
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP 

With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.