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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Collaborating with Other Professions, Professionals & Communities

Free NAADAC Webinar

A component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative

Watch: On Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides 
Expand: Additional Resources
Answers: Live Event Q & A
Credit: Online CE Quiz

Description: Being an addiction professional requires working in collaboration with other professionals, professions and communities, but this is not always easy.  This free webinar outlines how to work within multidisciplinary teams, how to build community networks and how to work with managed care behavioral health organizations.  The presenter will also discuss collaboration with and assertive linkage procedures to recovery mutual aid organizations and rapidly expanding recovery community organizations.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • describe how to work on multidisciplinary teams;
  • describe how to build community networks and the role of third party payors as a partner;
  • list assertive linkage procedures to recovery mutual aid organizations and recovery community organizations; and
  • identify a number of resources for collaboration.

Price: Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit: All applicants for CE credit are required to complete and pass an online CE Quiz, made available after viewing the webinar.  Members of NAADAC or AccuCare Subscribers receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CE credits for free.  Non-members of NAADAC or Non-subscribers of AccuCare receive 1.5 CE credits 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 Credit.

Gerry Schmidt is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Valley HealthCare System in Morgantown, WV, and the Chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee.  He has been in the addictions treatment field for nearly 40 years and has served in various capacities with NAADAC.  He served on and chaired the NAADAC Certification Committee, is the current Chair of the Public Policy Committee and serves as NAADAC's Clinical Affairs Consultant.  Gerry has been active over the past 5 years in the development and implementation of several of NAADAC's Life Long Learning Series of trainings.  He is active both nationally and within West Virginia in legislative advocacy.
Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS, began working in the addiction treatment field in 1977 and has been with La Hacienda Treatment Center for 22 years. She manages their alumni, continuing care, and outpatient services around Texas, along with coordination of legislative involvement, assisting with accreditation and licensure compliance, and overseeing staff training.. Sherri serves as the Mid-South Regional VP for NAADAC and is a member of the Public Policy Committee. She frequently speaks on topics related to addiction treatment and recovery, clinical supervision, and leadership development. Sherri holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA in leadership, both from UTSA.

Who Should Attend: Direct care addiction counselors who provide addiction treatment and recovery services.

Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email Misti Storie.

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