Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 3-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Watch: On-Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides 
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
Answers: Live Event Q & A 
Resource: Download webinar handout

This webinar will explore the combined usefulness of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Resource Tapping (an EMDR technique) in helping patients with chronic pain. These interventions, individually and together, are evidence-based practices for both chronic physical pain (e.g. back injuries, lupus) and "diffuse pain syndromes" more often associated with MH disorders (e.g. fibromyalgia). Traditional medical interventions for all these disorders often rely on opioid analgesics and anxiolytics which predispose persons in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) to relapse. While EMDRIA certification is required to perform Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the resource tapping technique developed by Laura Parnell, PhD, requires no formal training, and can effectively be taught to counselors and clients. The synergistic combination with ACT helps counselors empower clients to be active partners in their own healing.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the basic principles of both ACT and Resource Tapping and how they apply to chronic pain.
  • Explain the four traditional visualization modalities or "resources" used with chronic pain.
  • Participate in a brief experiential exercise using "tapping in" that they can use with clients (handout materials provided).

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Michael Bricker, MS, CADC-2, LPC, is the Adult SUD Treatment Program Manager for Lutheran Community Services in Klamath Falls, OR. He specializes in providing trauma-informed care to participants in treatment for methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse. Mike is also a consultant on “dual recovery” from substance use and mental disorders through the STEMSS Institute, and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other Wisdom Traditions. Mike is a seasoned trainer who presents regularly at national conferences, and is a member of the NAADAC Speakers Bureau. He has been a clinician, consultant and teacher for over 35 years.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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