Free NAADAC Webinar

A Live, Interactive 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Often, individuals with co-occurring disorders will need to be treated with several different approaches. These approaches may include nutrition, mindfulness-based therapies, somatic and creative arts therapies, energy psychology approaches, and recovery models to affect real change. Neurotransmitters help maintain balance through proper nutrition with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Mindfulness-based therapies, including DBT, ACT, and EFT, work from a body and mind approach to soothe the limbic brain. In addition, somatic creative arts therapies help to heal the brain as a whole. This webinar will explore health, wellness, and balance approaches within counseling protocols that improve outcomes for those with co-occurring disorders. Attendees will also discuss effective ways to decrease stress while also increasing self-care and helpful coping strategies.


Tricia Chandler, PhD, MA, LPC, MAC, has worked clinically with diverse populations with trauma histories, mental health issues, and substance use disorders since 1993. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist who currently teaches as a Graduate Adjunct Professor for both mental health and substance use counseling students. She has supervised interns and paraprofessionals, developed treatment curriculum, and provided clinical supervision in day treatment schools. She has also presented Emotional Freedom Technique for NAADAC and has co-authored and co-edited an integrative text book, Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Evidenced-Based Integrative Treatment and Multicultural Application (Chandler, T. L., Dombrowski, F., & Matthews, T. G, 2022).

Tara Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nutritional Health Coach. Matthews has been teaching in higher education since 2009 and working clinically with diverse populations living with co-occurring disorders since 2004. As a Nutritional Health Coach, Matthews has been able to integrate health coaching into her work with colleagues and clients living with co-occurring disorders. Matthews has also provided clinical supervision to those seeking professional licensure. Matthews has presented on various topics, including Professional Ethics and Self-Care. She also co-authored and co-edited, Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Evidenced-based Integrative Treatment and Multicultural Application.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to recognize the link between nutrition and mental health.
  • Participants will be able to describe three mindfulness, creative arts, and energy psychology therapies that demonstrate efficacy working with those with co-occurring disorders.
  • Participants will be able to apply skills to bring balance and wellness into a whole person approach to treating those with co-occurring disorders.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • 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.

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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.

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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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