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Announcing SAMHSA/NAADAC Workforce Webinar on September 7th: Research to Strengthen Behavioral Health Workforce Capacity
NAADAC, in partnership with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are excited to announce the first of two webinars in September of 2017 focusing on the addiction and mental health counselor workforce – methods to recruit and retain.
The webinar, Research to Strengthen Behavioral Health Workforce Capacity, presented by Jessie Buche, MPH, MA and Phillip M. Singer, MHSA, will provide an overview of the state of the behavioral health workforce in terms of size, composition, and characteristics. Emphasis will be on addiction professionals. This presentation will also summarize efforts underway by the SAMHSA/HRSA-funded Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center to conduct studies to build workforce capacity.
Register today for the webinar taking place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET (12 CT/11 MT/10 PT).
NAADAC Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception at 2017 Hill Day - RSVP Today!
NAADAC invites you to its 2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing & Receptionon Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The Advocacy in Action Briefing on NAADAC's legislative agenda and priorities will take place from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The AinA Reception, including presentation of NAADAC's Legislator of the Year Award, will take place from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This event is FREE! RSVP today!
This year, NAADAC has partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 19 other national mental health and advocacy organizations for the 2017 Annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Dayfrom October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
This free, two-day event brings together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd. After these sessions, Hill Day attendees take to Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.
Development of the 2018 NAADAC Webinar Series is underway, and we invite you to collaborate with us! The Webinar Series is wildly successful, with over 90,000 professionals trained so far.
If you are a subject-matter expert on a topic relevant to addiction professionals, we encourage you to complete the online Call for Webinar Presentations for a chance to present on a nationally-broadcasted webinar.
The 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice in Denver, CO, features breakout sessions in nine different subject tracks, including Practice Management, Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Skills, Recovery, Co-Occuring Disorders, Process Addictions, Cultural Humility, Professional Development, and Education.
Cultural Humility presentations include:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Male-Specific Addiction Counseling Practices, presented by Mark Woodford, PhD, LPC, MAC
Cultural Humility: Reflection on Self and Practice, presented by Kathy FitzJefferies, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Social Class Bias in the Clinical Relationship; Does Socio-Economic Status Impact Treatment?, presented by Anthony Rivas, LAC, MAC & Bita Rivas, LPC, NCC, ACS
No Safe Place – The Growing Epidemic of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders in the LGBTQ Community, presented by Steve Kelly, LPC, CSAT & Brian Lane
Monday, September 25, 2017
Historical Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and Indigenous Healing, presented by Yvonne Fortier, MA, LPC, LISAC
Understanding and Treating Co-Occurring Military Sexual Trauma and Substance Use Disorders, presented by Melissa Balent, LPC, NBCC, LAC, MAC
In addition to these specific tracks, the conference will feature five days of presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community from September 22-26, 2017 in Denver, CO. Earn up to 34.75 CEs!
Upcoming Webinar: Electronic Screen Addiction: Don’t Take My Ice Cream
Wed, September 13, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
This presentation focuses on the correlation between impulsive and prolonged use of electronic screens and potential for developing substance addiction. Participants will explore the link between prolonged screen use, impulse control, family relationships, and risk of mental health/addiction development in children and teens. Treatment ideas will be practiced using application scenarios.
This new program will provide an up $15,000 tuition stipend, training, and professional guidance to students who are enrolled in an accredited institution in a behavioral health Master's degree program (social work or marriage & family counseling/therapy) and who are committed to providing substance use disorders and addictions counseling services to underserved populations, including minority and LGBT populations and transition age youth (ages 16-25).
The Master's degree program must include an addictions concentration consisting of no fewer than 12 academic credits of addiction-specific content, and a supervised clinical internship. Read the full eligibility requirements.
This educational program discusses the four facets of alcohol dependence and addiction (biological, psychological, social and spiritual), will discuss addiction as a disease and the scientific evidence to support this claim, will compare of FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for alcohol dependence, focus on overcoming treatment obstacles, apply strategies to match patients to the most appropriate therapy and plans to motivate patients in treatment.
The NAADAC Career Center provides a variety of employment listings at no charge for addiction-focused professionals. If you are looking to find a new career, the NAADAC Career Center can help! Check out our latest listings!