Principles of Addiction Treatment Virtual Classroom December 2-4, 2022

Description: This class presents models of addiction, defines addiction treatment, presents the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment, outlines various types of addiction treatment and the use of evidence ­based treatment approaches, the competencies required of an addiction counselor and professional readiness for addiction counselors. It also covers addiction counselor credentialing […]

Motivational Interviewing Virtual Classroom Dec 2-4, 2022

Description: Prereq: Addiction Counseling Skills “Motivational interviewing is a client‐centered collaborative style of conversation designed to strengthen a person’s motivation for and commitment to change. MI is counselor‐guided in that the counselor is skilled at managing ambivalence, eliciting change‐talk and honoring the client’s autonomy about taking the next step toward a commonly agreed-upon goal” (Miller […]

Group Counseling Skills Virtual Classroom December 9-11, 2022

Group Counseling Skills Group therapy is a powerful tool in delivering addiction treatment services. Groups have many therapeutic elements and effects that draw people into the culture of recovery. Groups provide useful information, allow one or two therapists, depending on group size, to facilitate the group process which helps a number of clients simultaneously, and […]

Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Populations December 10-11, 2022

Description This course will introduce professionals to the concept of trauma informed care. Professionals will also increase their awareness on how trauma impacts functioning. You can expect ways traditional treatment can increase the sense of safety. Also, you will learn how to incorporate trauma-informed practices into substance use disorder treatment with diverse populations (military veterans, […]

Culturally Informed Treatment Virtual Classroom December 10-11, 2022

Description: This course will provide a basic foundation for understanding how cultural competence, awareness, and sensitivity can improve the quality of care and increase positive outcomes in treatment. The students will learn the importance of informed care and the variables to be considered with clients including age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, language, educational level, […]

MFT Exam Prep Virtual Classroom December 10-11, 2022

This is a virtual course that allows participants the opportunity to explore the materials that will be required for the national MFT examination. The professor will cover all categories of the test to help participants pass their exam successfully. Cost: $200 Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (w/ an hour lunch break)

Pharmacology I Virtual Classroom December 10-11, 2022

Description: This class will elaborate on the physiology and behaviors of substance use. Through short films and class discussions, you will learn about Neuroscience and how substances have an effect in the growing brain. Time/Duration: Virtual Classroom meets online via Zoom or Google Meet from 8:30 – 4:00 (14 hours) for 2 consecutive days. Students will […]

Clinical Supervision I Virtual Classroom December 16-18, 2022

Description Clinical supervision is the process by which the clinical practice provided by the counselor is evaluated and either modified or approved by the supervisor, providing a bridge between the classroom and the clinical work. Clinical supervision is a central organizing activity that integrates the program mission, goals and treatment philosophy with clinical theory and […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Virtual Classroom December 17-18, 2022

Description: In this course, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) will be explored as a treatment approach that has gained widespread application in the treatment of addictions and mental health disorders. CBT is structured, goal-oriented, and focused on the immediate problems faced by substance abusers entering treatment who are struggling to control their substance use. Participants in this […]

Treating Diverse Populations Virtual Classroom December 17-18, 2022

Description Addiction counselors work to improve people’s lives by identifying and treating the effects of substance abuse disorders. Addiction counselors may work with people from the general public or they may specialize in specific populations, such as gender specific, persons involved in the criminal justice system, families, LGBTQIA, veterans and the opioid overuse epidemic. This […]