Free NAADAC Webinar

June 22, 2016
Watch: On-Demand Recording 
Download: PowerPoint Slides 
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
Answers: Live Event Q & A 

The purpose of the training is to increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the latest science involving the brain and mind, including special attention to the latest research in neuroplasticity of the brain and how the brain is works in daily life.  For the clinician (mental health practitioner or substance abuse counselors) the course will focus on a discussion of how and why a medically driven definition of brain health matters to the mental health and addictions counseling professions; and why the concepts of neuroplasticity matter as revolutionary when considering both historical and contemporary approaches to understanding and treating the clients we serve in our careers.

Learning Objectives
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the latest science involving the brain and mind.
  • Comprehend a medical definition of a healthy brain functioning including the neurological subsystems involved.
  • Learn the 10 principles of neuroplasticity that supports active engagement and positive client gains in counseling.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Joseph Christensen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a certified Master Addiction Counselor. He has over 24 years of experience with mental health and over 15 years of addiction treatment experience. He has supervised 5 dual diagnosis programs and has provided brain development trainings since 2002 to the staff and grantees of over 14 California Counties. He has been a keynote speaker several conferences and has provided Grand Rounds trainings for trauma physicians, residents and nurses. In addition, Joe obtained continuing education training (CEU's) for doctors, nurses, and mental health counselors. Finally, he has written his first published book entitled, Brain Based Recovery Mentoring: Towards a Unified Model of Change, which has been approved by the state of Oregon as a Mentoring Certification Course.

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.

Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.

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