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Pre-Conference Sessions: Friday, October 5, 2018

The NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference will feature five all-day pre-conference sessions on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Earn 7 CEs!

Darryl Inaba Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment in Recovery
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) includes maintenance pharmacotherapy, replacement therapies, chemically assisted detoxification or recovery, agonist mediated “anti-priming” treatments, pharmacologic restoration of neuro-homeostasis, addiction vaccines, pharmacogenomics, and genetic treatment that “reset” the addicted brain. These terms would have been incomprehensible or even oxymoronic to the recovery field just a few short years ago. Recent advances in understanding and acceptance of addiction as a chronic persistent medical disorder resulting from anomalous neurocellular, neurochemical and neurofunctional elements in vulnerable individuals has resulted in an explosive growth of clinical and medical treatment resources targeted to address both the cortical (conscious) and the sub-cortical (instinctive) brain processes involved in addiction. This presentation will review MAT and other developments in addiction treatment, as well as the challenges to sustain continued abstinence (relapse prevention).
Loanne Tran
Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Deborah Fenton-Nichols, EdD, LPC, LAC 

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: a Self-Study Guide and Workbook 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.
Marlene Maheu Telebehavioral Health Legal & Ethical Best Practices: Dos and Don'ts
Marlene Maheu, PhD

This innovative, fast-moving yet introductory workshop will provide a practical overview of telebehavioral health laws and evidence-based techniques required by the NAADAC ethical code. Legal issues covered will include licensure, informed consent, mandated reporting, malpractice carriers, HIPAA, HITECH, privacy and confidentiality. Ethical issues will include boundaries, competence and client/patient education techniques. Practical issues include conducting an online intake, planning for and handling emergencies. Smartphones, iPads, apps, texting & other innovative practice issues will reviewed. Discussions will include examples of skills needed to practice/supervise using videoconferencing. Extensive handouts and references will be provide for audience members. Attend this program to glimpse how you too, can legally and ethically leverage the power and reach of telehealth to lower your overhead, reach more people, and increase your profits – often from home!
Maeve O'Neill Wholehearted Journey to Ethics
Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF

Wholehearted Journey to Ethics is an experiential workshop to explore the journey behavioral health professionals take to grow personally, professionally and in the organizations they work. Using the research-based resilience components from Brene Brown’s curriculum, we will apply tools to our daily work. Behavioral health professionals have a tough job meeting the needs of patients, their families, collateral contacts, referral sources and regulatory agencies. This is the source of ethical issues. It is critical to focus on self awareness and care of ourselves as we practice well-being within our teams. It is even more critical that organizations practice these components to develop healthy organizational cultures where staff can be well. We will practice methodology of a wholehearted life by being vulnerable, authentic and rising after falling. The behavioral health industry can be better served by approaching workforce and workplace issues in a cohesive and comprehensive approach that is offered in this curriculum. We are starting a movement and hope you will join us!


Post-Conference Sessions: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 The NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference will feature three all-day post-conference Sessions on Tuesday, October 9 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Earn 7 CEs!

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 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 abuse and mental health treatment best practices.
Nancy Roget Technology-Based Interventions: Exploring New Models of Care and Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas
Christina Boyd, LSCSW, LCAC 

Although behavioral health services are considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to services is often hindered, especially in frontier and rural areas. One approach to bridging this gap has emerged as a result of advances in technology and increased availability of and access to the Internet. Using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services, including substance use disorders treatment and recovery support, is impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. However, these growing trends towards using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services raises specific practice concerns that agency administrators and staff need to take into consideration. This two-part training series will first introduce technology-based interventions related to substance use disorders and then dig deeper into ethical considerations for professionals in the behavioral health field.
UNT RTP Recovery to Practice: Incorporating Recovery Principles in Your Practice 
University of North Texas Recovery to Practice Program

The Recovery To Practice Initiative is designed to hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services and builds on SAMHSA’s definition and ten fundamental components of recovery. (SAMHSA, 2011) NAADAC, as a partner in the original RTP initiative, developed curriculum to help addiction counselors gain/deepen understanding of recovery principles. ​Under a grant from the Hogg Foundation, UNT's Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services expanded the original work and curriculum whereas attendees will gain a full understanding of the components of recovery and be able to incorporate these principles into their everyday counseling practice. This training will be useful to peer recovery specialists as well as counselors.


Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Training: Tuesday, October 9 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

 The NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference will feature a two-day Department of Transportation - Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Training on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10.  

Mita M. Johnson DOT SAP Qualification/Requalification 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).