Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on August 21, 2014

Access Education

A component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative


Techniques employed during treatment and early stages of recovery are different than those used to support long-term recovery.  This webinar outlines the differences between professionally directed, long-term treatment planning and patient-directed long-term recovery planning and the role of addiction professionals in long-term recovery of their clients and families.  The presenter will also explore specific post-treatment support skills and techniques used to help guide the individual into long-recovery and reconstruction of identity, character, relationships, and resiliency.  The end of the presentation will feature a story of long-term recovery to augment instruction.

Learning Objectives

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

  • describe the role of addiction professionals in supporting long-term recovery;
  • describe the difference between treatment planning and recovery planning
  • list three techniques for post-treatment support; and
  • demonstrate skills necessary to assist clients and their families with recovery-focused reconstruction of identity, character, relationships, and resiliency.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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

  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 $25 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, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.



Dr. Gisela Berger has been working in the addiction profession for over 20 years.  She began as a counselor in Charleston, South Carolina and worked at several facilities before pursuing her doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She currently is in private practice as the Director of Mental Health Services with Omni Family Medical Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Over the years, she has worked with persons with substance use disorders and their families to enhance integration after inpatient or IOP treatment.  Dr. Berger has taught psychology, sexual identity, family systems theory, clinical supervision, practicum, internship for Master's level courses at Marymount University; University of Maryland, College Park; George Washington University; and Concordia University.  She has presented workshops at local, regional, and national conferences.  Her work with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families, has earned her accolades from local organizations.

Art Romero is a Native New Mexican and is a mix of Navajo, Mexican and Portuguese. Art has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse, including over 25 years experience as a trainer and winner of the Counselor of the Year award at the national and state level. Art has served as President for the Certification Board for ICRC, President for the State Chapter of NAADAC, member of the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board, President of PSI CHI, and is currently on the Board of the State Chapter of NAADAC. In addition to his seven children, he has eight grandchildren and served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine in 1969 - 1970. Art has a Master's Degree in Psychology/Counseling and is licensed in New Mexico as an LPCC and LADAC.

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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