Free NAADAC Webinar

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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 26, 2023 @ 3:00-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Studies show that 30 to 80% of people in need of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment have some level of cognitive impairment (CI). CI is an umbrella term used to describe a number of conditions, including intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, serious mental illness resulting in loss of cognitive functioning, and more. Due to the opioid epidemic, the number of people with CI caused by overdose is on the rise. Yet, many clinicians feel under-prepared to effectively treat people with SUD and CI. This two-hour training will increase the knowledge base across the SUD workforce in understanding CI, its impact on treatment outcomes, possible signs of CI in individuals with SUD, and techniques and strategies for the SUD treatment of individuals with CI.


Julia Brower, Advanced CASAC, has had two careers: one in Special Education and the other in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. As Clinical Director of a unique SUD clinic for people with cognitive impairment (CI), Brower was able to combine both of her areas of expertise. Through her work, she became keenly aware of the need for specialized services for people with cognitive impairment (CI). Brower founded Dragonfly Consulting and Training, whose mission is to assist governmental units, provider agencies, and clinicians to improve treatment outcomes for those with CI. Brower is an approved trainer for the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS), and has provided training to several counties and organizations in New York. Brower continues to provide treatment as a CASAC with ITAP, the Intensive Treatment Alternative Program run by Dutchess County, NY.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to verbalize understanding of the functional presentation of cognitive impairment (CI) in a SUD setting, and identify individuals who could benefit from modified treatment approaches.
  • Participants will be able to verbalize their understanding of assessment and treatment planning considerations for individuals with CI.
  • Participants will be able to identify general approaches to treatment modification and develop strategies for adapting evidence-based practices.
Content Level


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

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Earn 2 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 $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, 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 webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) 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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