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DECEMBER 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM32:  Participatory Cinema: Cognitive Disorders 
Cat’s Eye (1985) is an anthology horror film written by Stephen King that comprises three stories that are connected by the presence of a stray cat. Participants will watch Cat’s Eye and follow the feline drifter through yet another tale: Disney’s Cinderella, as a unique way to review environmental toxins and acute confusional states such as delirium.  Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6   (not approved for hours through NBCC)

 


Thursday, December 3, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM351:  Videogame Addiction 101: The Latest Behavioral Disorder
Parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals are starting to discuss the concept of video game addiction in the United States. Alternatively countries in Asia have been treating video game addiction as a public health crisis for over a decade. Video game addiction is the latest behavioral disorder to hit the United States. Recent research in the United States found that up to 8.5% of U.S. youth meet the criteria for pathological gaming. While millions of Americans have already been affected by video game addiction, overall the United States is unprepared and ill-equipped to help.   This seminar will discuss research, prevention and treatment to help attendees start to recognize and help individuals struggling with video game addiction. With the recent release of the new ICD-11, video game addiction has become a public topic of discussion. News networks air segments of parents sharing how their children are addicted to video games. On the other end of the spectrum, many question if a person can really be “addicted” to a video game. Regardless of professional’s personal beliefs regarding video game addiction, it is imperative to be informed and provide services to those in need. While this issue is just starting to get examined in the United States, several Asian countries have been treating video game addiction as a national public health crisis. If the video game addiction trend in the United States is similar to video addiction trends in Asia, there is going to be a tremendous need for services. This workshop will explore the history of the gaming industry, starting with is inception in 1940 at the World’s Fair in New York up to present date with the popular hit Fortnite. A historical analysis helps shed light on explaining the complicated relationship between video games and the world overall. As the video game industry is a global industry, the history of video games in other regions of the world, particularly Asia, will also be explored. Video games rose to prominence in Asian countries much faster than it did in the United States. With the Asian video game markets more mature and gaming more readily acceptable, video game addiction has grown into a prominent societal problem. Starting in 2003, certain Asian countries started to draft legislation to combat video game addiction. Within a few years state sponsored treatment programs started to open to deal with the growing population size of citizens addicted to video games. Examination of the legislation and treatment in Asian countries can shed light on what the future may look like in the United States. The workshop will conclude with best practice recommendations for dealing with clients addicted to video games. Recommendations will also be made for best practices for family therapy for those who have a loved one who struggles with this disorder. Overall the objectives of this workshop is to inform attendees of a new disorder that may have a significant impact on the behavioral health field in years to come.
Instructor: Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM361:  Trauma Focused Addiction Treatment: The What, the Why and the How?
This course will provide evidence and the rational for the provision of trauma informed addiction treatment, examine the trauma focused knowledge, clinical skills and professional characteristics of effective addiction counselors, and explore how to utilize and adapt cognitive, psychodynamic and somatic trauma interventions in substance use treatment.
Instructor: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical 

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM411:   Culturally Relevant Clinical Work in Addiction Treatment: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence
Disparities within the addiction field go far beyond inequality of services and resources; we must consider the impact of disparities on our work with clients. Although, the mantra “addiction does not discriminate” is accurate; there IS discrimination within addictions. Health disparities among “minoritized” groups have been documented across all structural systems. With all the attention on eradicating addiction stigma, how much attention do we really pay to how health disparities impact substance use disorder treatment?  This interactive workshop will explore a Racial Identity Development model, the Developmental Model of Intercultural sensitivity (DMIS) and the impact of cultural humility on the therapeutic relationship and therapy outcomes.  
Instructor: Lorraine Y. Howard, LCSW, LCADC
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Cultural Competence

 

JANUARY

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM162: Connecting with Spirituality in Addiction Treatment
Spirituality can impact mental health and functioning in positive and negative ways though there can be discomfort by clinicians to bring it up in treatment. This seminar will explore ways clinicians can assess and incorporate spirituality into treatment, the importance of including spirituality, and the challenges in this area.
Instructor: Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, RYT
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 12 – 13, 2021   –    10:00AM to 3:00PM
ZOOM421: Motivational Interviewing: Practice of Supervision and Coaching
This two-day training will include effective methods of supervising workers and provide an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating effective interventions with workers in motivating them to grow in skill and work with our most “challenging” clients. The experience of parallel process using Motivational Interviewing in supervision and coaching staff in using the spirit, structure and skills will be illustrated using case presentations and interactive exercises. This course best defined as a worker centered guiding method for enhancing the intrinsic motivation within the worker by helping them to explore their counter transference and while using Motivational Interviewing as a client centered, evidence based model of treatment with clients in ambivalence. ​The Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP) package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors and other clinicians in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. During the NIDA clinical trials research the MI assessment protocol improved both client attendance and retention during the first four weeks of outpatient care. The researchers also discovered that the development and maintenance of MI skills was a challenge for the counselors engaged in the study. Participating in workshop training was not sufficient preparation. Ongoing feedback and mentoring were needed in order for most counselors to use MI skillfully. This package of products is meant to be used in the context of clinical supervision or mentoring. Use of these tools can help enhance both counselor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.
Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
Fee: $200.00
CE Credits: 9 Clinical

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM72: Cross-cultural Communication for Addiction Professionals
Every community, population, and group has its own culture, but how is culture understood when it is mainly comprised of unwritten rules? Culture is more than age, race, gender, and socioeconomic status. However, it can be difficult to assess the way culture shapes the identity of self and the way identity guides how we serve others. How does cultural competence differ from cultural sensitivity? And where does cultural awareness come into play? Participants will be able to list the components that constitute culture: norms, values, language, artifacts, technology, and symbols. Participants will be guided in critiquing their self-identified culture. The impact of implicit bias on professionalism will be discussed. Participants will be able to state the difference between cultural competence, cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and cultural humility. Participants will demonstrate the differences in approach to those in positions of power, while illustrating skills needed to build trustful relationships. Participants will construct effective strategies for communication that addresses potential barriers and builds relationships of trust.
Instructor: Regina Ford, MS
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Cultural Competence

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM341:  Navigating the System: An Overview of Social Services that are Available for Substance Use Disorders
This seminar will focus on providing attendees with an overview of social services that are available and designed for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders (SUDs). While there are many services available, navigating the system can be confusing and frustrating. Attendees will be given clear descriptions of the services available and information on how to effectively link individuals and families to the services.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW, Sabrina Sabater, MSW, and Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM152:   21st Century Drugs: Micro and Macro Strategies
This cutting-edge, clinical presentation covers the 21st century drugs: synthetic cannaboids (K2, spice, space), bath salts, Adderall, buprenorphine, and oxycodone. Whether you are a therapist who specializes in addiction or not, there is an excellent chance your clients have been affected by these substances. Participants will be taught the side effects, withdrawal symptoms, street names, costs, common places these chemicals are bought, legal issues around them, and strategies you can use to treat your clients. I will also discuss programs and policies that have (and can) helped address these substances on the macro level.
Instructor: Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, CASAC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM431:  Participatory Cinema: Caffeine Use Disorders
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) is a biographical drama on the lives of Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin. We’ll join the young boy’s fantasy play and creation of Winnie the Pooh and identify several parallels between the story and one of the most horrifying novels ever written: Stephen King’s It. If uncovering occult meanings in film is interesting to you, especially those that inform substance use and metal illness, then you cannot miss this one seminar! Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic. 
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 2 – 3, 2021   –    10:00AM to 3:00PM
ZOOM421:  Motivational Interviewing: The Power of Groups
This two-day training will provide information on how to use groups as a treatment strategy and incorporate Motivational Interviewing. We will address why using Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic support group format is extremely effective. Group work provides several important steps that help break isolation often experienced by a consumer.  This training experience will provide information on the issues and care of special populations (adolescents, dual diagnosis, addiction, intimacy, low-income families, parents, etc.) through the use of support groups in care.  We will also explore the issues of assessment, interaction, group norms, and various forms of support for the consumer within the context of Motivational Interviewing. We will also address “why” the therapeutic support group format is extremely effective.  We will also assess how the role of the group leader and the roles of the participants play in the group process and explore the importance of therapeutic contracts, goal setting, group frequency, duration and process some stages of group development.
Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
Fee: $180.00
CE Credits: 9 Clinical

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM132:  From the Bottom Up
Providers of substance abuse treatment recognize that most clients have trauma histories that complicate treatment and compromise recovery. Kaiser Permanente’s Adverse Childhood Experiences study has clearly established the link between traumatic childhood experiences and the risk of developing addictions. The reality is that we can no longer just treat the substance use disorder; the underlying trauma must also be addressed. Leading trauma experts have demonstrated that unresolved trauma is often stored in the body and interventions designed to primarily target cognitions are ineffective for individuals with complex trauma histories. Treatment programs are now seeking to adopt interventions that also treat the emotional and physical manifestations of trauma to improve recovery outcomes for their clients. This workshop will present a trauma-informed model of addiction treatment that combines sound addiction treatment protocols, poly vagal theory, emotional regulation skills training and body-based interventions. It will offer experiential exercises for participants to practice emotional regulation and body based interventions they can use in group and individual treatment.
Instructor: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM451:   Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Working with Substance Use Disorders
Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) addressing a variety of presenting problems that are related to emotion dysregulation.  There have been adaptations made to the original model that was designed to treat borderline personality disorder to address the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders.  This workshop will review the foundations of DBT such as the biosocial theory, dialectical abstinence, mindfulness, and the importance of balancing acceptance and change techniques. It will focus on strategies for using DBT with substance use disorders.
Instructor: Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, RYT
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM461:  CRAFT: Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training
The Community reinforcement family training (CRAFT) is a skills-based program designed to impact families in multiple areas of their lives, including self-care, pleasurable activities, problem solving, and goal setting. CRAFT addresses their loved one’s resistance to change, in addition to teaching families behavioral and motivational strategies for interacting with their loved one. Participants learn how to eliminate positive reinforcement for drinking and the power of positive reinforcement for sobriety and positive behavior. Families learn how to withdraw positive reinforcement for unwanted behavior and how to use positive communication skills to improve interactions and maximize their influence. The proposed goals of CRAFT: 1) Promote continued abstinence. 2) Reduce the risk of family violence. 3) Minimize distress and increase positive lifestyles for all family members. 4) Prepare the concerned significant other (CSO) to support the substance abuser during his/her treatment. 5) Prepare the CSO to suggest re-engagement in treatment if relapse occurs.
Instructor: Thomas Etts, LCSW, LCADC
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM471:  Participatory Cinema: Bipolar and Related Disorders
 If a single line from a script ever influenced a film, this is the Disney film that’s worth analysis! The first entirely animated film to win the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, The Incredibles (2004) is a computer-generated film set in an alternate version of the 1960s. Once the seminal scene is identified, we’ll launch a discussion that incorporates The Incredibles and Stephen King’s Misery that reviews stimulants and the potential role they play in the presentation of mental illness including the Bipolar and Related Disorders.    Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic. 
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

Thursday, March 4, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM261:  The Nurtured Heart Approach ®: Transforming Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Outcomes
The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology that is an effective tool for creating healthy relationships and repairing strained relationships. Founded strategically in “The 3 Stands™” for helping individuals build Inner Wealth ™ and assisting individuals to use their intensity in successful ways. In children, strong Inner Wealth is correlated to successful prevention practices. In addition, individuals struggling with substance use can benefit from developing a strong Inner Wealth to build resiliency and rebuild relationships with their support networks.  The utilization of the Nurtured Heart Approach ® with this population can promote prevention, compliment treatment efforts and enhance sustained recovery from substances.
Instructors: Crystal Wytenus, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS, Nurtured Heart Approach ®Advanced Trainer, and Whitney Chiriboga-Espinales, LSW                                                  Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

Wednesday, March 24-, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM371:  Integrating Peer Services: Working Collaboratively With Other Professionals
Peer recovery support services have started to become integrated into various organizations and community service providers. In response to the opioid epidemic numerous emergency departments have started to utilize peer services in an attempt to link overdose patients to services. The role and utilization of peer services has expanded faster than standards for integration. As the use of peer services continues to evolve lack of integration into traditional teams has led to inconsistency in the deployment of peer services. Confusion is abound due to the uncertainty of traditional providers on what peers can and cannot do. This seminar will focus on helping attendees integrate peer services into their organizations and advocate for their inclusion into the treatment team.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW, Sabrina Sabater, MSW, and Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

APRIL

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM211:  Ethical Considerations for Peer Work
Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of peer services for substance use disorder services. Peers with lived experience can aid individuals and families affected by substance use disorders in their recovery and linkage to services. However, there are numerous ethical pitfalls associated with peer work. These challenges include privacy and confidentiality, boundaries and dual relationships, and continuity of service. Additionally, patient brokering and other predatory referral practices have become areas of focus for various law enforcement agencies. Recently drafted legislation and court law has led to increased scrutiny of ethical behavior of peer services. This seminar help attendees identify unethical situations, how to avoid them, and what to do if they encounter them.
Instructor: Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSW
fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

Thursday, April 22, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM22:  Counseling, Programming and Policy in the Age of Legal Marijuana
This course will provide an overview of the history of marijuana policy in America and will cover both state and federal laws. It will focus on the most recent US and International studies on marijuana discussing how it affects the brain and the body. Participants will take part in a discussion about the seven great marijuana myths (including that it is harmless and non-addictive). We will discuss how marijuana criminalization has impacted the criminal justice system. The economics of marijuana will be a particular focus, as the instructor will discuss medical marijuana, taxes, regulation, marketing and how marijuana may be a new big tobacco.
Instructor: Frank Greenagel, MPAP, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ACSW, ICADC, CJC, CCS
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6

 

MAY

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM251:  Recovery Coaching with Youth and Young Adults
The average age of alcohol and drug experimentation for boys and girls continues to decrease. Youth substance use disorders continue to rise. Existing programs have expanded their offerings to include youth services. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of peer services for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders. However traditional peer services need to be tailored to meet the specific needs of youth and their families. This seminar will focus on providing attendees with the information necessary to leverage peer services provided to youths.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW and Sabrina Sabater, MSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

 

Thursday, May 6, 2020   –  9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM301:  Connection Through Self-Compassion and Compassion for Others: Reaching and Teaching the Minds and Hearts of Those We Serve
Research in Neuroscience and the application of Compassion Focused Therapies have provided us with the information that the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion for others has far-reaching effects on one’s physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health. In her book, “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” Kristen Neff details how self -kindness, mindfulness and a sense of common humanity, can replace the negative and diminishing self-criticism and self-judgment that so many engage in. Compassion therapies help to minimize destructive patterns of fear, anxiety, self-criticism and isolation, which if left untreated, can often lead to such at-risk behaviors as the experimentation, use and abuse of alcohol/drugs, eating disorders, suicidal ideation etc. Mindful Self-Compassion practice has been shown to aid in managing stress and trauma as well as the grieving processes which so many experience in their lives.
Instructor: Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CPS
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 Clinical

 

 

 

 

TBD   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM62:  CADC/LCADC Mandatory Renewal Course
The LCADC/CADC Mandatory Renewal Course meets the requirements for six contact hours of continuing education in legal standards related to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling. [See N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.2(d)]. In order to register for this seminar, individuals must have an active LCADC/CADC.  NOTE: This course IS NOT approved for initial certification courses C501 or C502.
Instructor: TBD
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6

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