2022 Pre- and Post-Conference Training Sessions

The NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration featured eight all-day pre-conference trainings on October 7, 2022 from 8:15am to 5:30pm ET and two two-day post-conference trainings from 8:15am to 5:30pm ET on October 11 and 12, 2022. Attendees were able to earn up to 21 CEs!

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7 CEs

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7 CEs

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7 CEs

Pre-Conference Sessions – Friday, October 7, 2022, 8:15am - 5:30pm ET

Rehabilitating Addiction Treatment: An Anti-Racist Recovery Approach Workshop, presented by Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF, and Sarah Suzuki, LCSW, CADC

Addiction counselors increasingly work with clients who present with diverse intersectional identities. Although research documents declining life expectancy across racial groups, clinical guidelines remain silent on how to recognize and interrupt institutional racism in addiction recovery. In our current climate of increased anti-racist awareness, it’s now time to take action and rehabilitate our industry. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to tools of analysis to understand, address, and interrupt white supremacy dynamics when treating substance use in outpatient and inpatient settings. Participants will conceptualize anti-racism through the lens of 12 steps, as well as a framework to illuminate how addiction treatment professionals are uniquely qualified to interrupt systemic racism.

Total Telehealth: From Basic Set-Up to Applying Evidence-Based Practices, presented by Fredrick Dombrowski, LMHC, LADC, MAC, BC-TMH

Telehealth for the treatment of substance use will continue to expand in the foreseeable future. Appropriate foundations of telehealth help to ensure client safety, confidentiality, and create plans for crisis situations. The use of evidence-based practices must also be adjusted for appropriate application to individual and group sessions. Counselors may also feel disconnected from coworkers and supervisors while engaging in telehealth. This presentation will help participants establish a bedrock of best practices for telehealth. Those attending this session will observe how to apply cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) via telehealth. Supervisors and directors will identify ways they can support their supervisees and clients through the telehealth medium.

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, presented by 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.

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills, presented by Don P. Osborn, PhD, LCAC, MAC

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. Presenter Don P. Osborn, PhD, LCAC, MAC, will discuss 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.

Clinical Supervision: What You Need to Know to Grow Counselors, presented by Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

This course will provide the foundational knowledge and skills of what clinical supervision is and why it’s important for the field. Participants will learn about the history of clinical supervision and learn the foundational tasks required for ethical clinical supervision. Participants will come away from this session feeling prepared to implement or improve clinical supervision in their organization. This will be an interactive session during which participants are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns. This session will include how to construct a learning plan and implement corrective actions and how to handle the difficult issues that can occur in supervision.

Peer Supervision: Leadership & Lived Experience, presented by Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS

The approach to supervising peer support workers and recovery coaches is, to say the least, inconsistent across the country. Peer Support services are provided from the perspective of shared experience and mutual understanding. However, oftentimes we lose the spirit of equality and mutuality at the level of supervision. Lived experience, supervision, and leadership should be connected when developing and implementing the supervision of peer workers. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to peer supervision, supervisor ethics, and the role that lived experience plays in supervision, workforce development, and program implementation.

Being Our Most Ethical Self, presented by Kathryn Benson, LADC, NCAC II, QSC, and Frances Patterson, PhD, LADAC II, MAC, SAP

This workshop is designed to engage participants in a lively yet deep examination of our professional role, our impact on recipients of care, and the ultimate social view of the disease of addiction and the need for quality, evidence-based, ethically directed clinical care. Dual relationships, best-of-intention harm, navigating the legal-based clinical worlds, conflict of interests, power differentials and current 42 CFR requirements will be among many areas addressed. Participants will utilize NAADAC 2021 Code of Ethics in case studies, small group processing, and presentation. This experiential workshop uses muti-media, role-playing, large and small group experiences to enhance knowledge, skill, and professional networking.

Ética, Disparidades Raciales y Justicia Social en los Servicios de Adicción para Inmigrantes y Refugiados, presented by Pierluigi Mancini, PhD
This training will be presented in Spanish. 

This training is sponsored by the Multicultural Development Institute, Inc..

Durante los últimos años, hemos escuchado mucho sobre inmigrantes, refugiados y personas que buscan asilo en los Estados Unidos. Pero se ha compartido muy poco sobre las necesidades emocionales de esta población que está llegando durante el período político más polarizado de la historia reciente en los Estados Unidos. La mayoría de ellos se han escapado de los horrores traumáticos de la guerra, las pandillas, la muerte, la pobreza y la persecución y necesitan apoyo y tratamiento para la salud mental y las adicciones. Después de una gran disminución en el número de familias inmigrantes que ingresaban a los Estados Unidos, estamos comenzando a ver un aumento en la cantidad de inmigrantes que ingresan al país. También seguimos lidiando con la reunificación de menores no acompañados y nuevos refugiados de Ucrania. Pero seguimos viendo las barreras que existen y los retos que ellos tienen para acceder a servicios de salud mental y adicción en una manera cultural y lingüísticamente apropiada debido a problemas éticos, disparidades raciales y barreras de justicia social. Este taller abordará cuestiones éticas al atender a inmigrantes y refugiados, las disparidades de salud en las comunidades de inmigrantes, la cultura, el idioma, la diversidad y la inclusión, y presentará estrategias para mejorar el acceso y eliminar las disparidades de salud.

Over the past couple of years, we have heard a lot about immigrants, refugees and those persons seeking asylum in the United States.  But very little has been shared about the behavioral health needs of this population who is arriving in the United States during the most polarized political period in recent history. Most of them escaping traumatic horrors of war, gangs, death, poverty and persecution and in need of behavioral health treatment and supports. After a major decline in immigrant families entering the United States, we are beginning to see the number of immigrants coming into the country increase.  We are also still dealing with the reunification of unaccompanied minors and new refugees from Ukraine. But we continue to see the struggles they have in accessing culturally and linguistically responsive behavioral health services due to ethical issues, racial disparities and social justice barriers. This workshop will address ethical issues when serving immigrants and refugees, health disparities in immigrant communities, culture, language, diversity and inclusion and present strategies to improve access and eliminate health disparities.

Post-Conference Sessions – Tuesday, October 11, 2022 & Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 8:15am - 5:30pm ET

Assessing and Treating Co-occurring Disorders in 2022, presented by Gerry Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC, and Jerry A. Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC

Research has resulted in rapidly advancing techniques for substance use disorder (SUD) counselors to assess and treat co-occurring disorders (COD). This workshop will delve into the techniques and approaches for addressing CODs across the continuum of care as well as integrating with various treatment teams. Strategies will be presented for frequently encountered mental illnesses. This seminar will include an introduction to the Integrated Combined Therapies (ICT) approach which is considered the most comprehensive model for treating CODs.

Substance Abuse Professional’s U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulation Initial Qualification & Requalification Course, presented by Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

This live, interactive two-day training is designed to provide at least the required 12 hours of professional development relevant to performing SAP functions for people who wish to obtain or renew their U.S. DOT SAP Qualification. Registration for this live training includes the bound Substance Abuse Professional's U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulation Qualification & Requalification Course manual and access to a SAP Qualification or Requalification exam to allow the student to demonstrate their knowledge of the required regulations and skills. Participants must achieve a passing score of 75% or higher to qualify to apply for a SAP Qualification.