Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

As of January 2023, registration and CE quiz and Certificate access for the NAADAC Free Webinar Series are available in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here to learn about the NAADAC Education Center.

Recorded on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? If so, consider the research on how best to help someone make lasting change. Research suggests that action-oriented strategies are more effective than talk strategies. This webinar will review the importance of creating structured learning opportunities, how to deliver effective and fun role-plays in both group and 1:1 settings, and leave you with concrete strategies to incorporate into your daily practice.


Myrinda Schweitzer Smith, PhD, received her Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati and is the Deputy Director at the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Schweitzer has co-authored publications, presented nationally and internationally on effective interventions, and served as a project director for over 300 projects involving program evaluation, the development and implementation of cognitive-behavioral programs for delinquency, criminality, substance use disorder, employment, and sexual offending, and effective practices for community supervision and support. Over the past year, she has delivered virtual training to corrections and addictions professionals on topics such as delivering treatment in a virtual world, effective case planning, and strategies to reduce the risk of reoffending.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the value of action-orientated strategies.
  • Participants will be able to utilize a step-by-step process for facilitating role-plays.
  • Participants will be able to administer concrete strategies to deliver effective and fun role-plays.
Content Level


  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.


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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.

This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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