Free NAADAC Webinar

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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This introductory session will help counselors learn how to assess a client’s stage of change, how to implement practical strategies for measurable progress, and how to avoid pitfalls as counselors when facing resistance at any stage.


Ryan N. Wells Sr., MSCJ, MDiv, CADC II, SAP, has spent most of his professional career in the criminal justice field with over ten years of direct service experience providing RSAT services within the Georgia Department of Corrections. He has provided direct services to many populations and prides himself on being not only an advocate for recovery, but also a friend to the hurting. Wells Sr. is a sought-after national trainer, facilitator, and coach. He has presented at many conferences with his trade slogan, "SLAP, SLAP!" He is a graduate of Fort Valley State University with a Bachelor's in Political Science. He holds two Master's degrees, one in Divinity from Luther Rice University and one in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. He is certified in the state of Georgia as a CADC II, CAMS II, and SAP. He is married to his beautiful wife, Mika, and they have three children and a giant fur baby named Lyna. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and currently resides in the state of Georgia. 

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to learn the six stages of change and how to accurately assess a client’s stage of change. 
  • Participants will be able to create a treatment plan to measurably progress clients through the stages of change.
  • Participants will learn how to apply the use of "roll with resistance" to address client denial, ambivalence, and resistance.
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.

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.

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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 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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