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The Training Point: an uncommon learning exchange for trainers


A 3-day face-to-face learning exchange for professional in substance use treatment and behavioral healthcare fields.


This training is intended for:

  • Trainers who would like to enhance their ability to conduct interactive, facilitator-led,  participant-centered training sessions based on adult learning principles
  • Trainers who would like to enrich their understanding  of how training fits into systems of change and the role of the trainer as a change agent
  • Beginning trainers or people who plan to train for the ATTC and/or in the substance use field


This training will be held August 1-3, 2023 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The exact location will be provided to those who are accepted.


There is no cost associated with this training. However, participants are expected to provide their own lunch and dinner. Recommendations in the area will be provided. 


The availability of spots are limited to 20 participants so full commitment is required of participants for all three days of training.



Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC, is the owner of Compass Consulting & Training, LLC (Compass), a minority-owned organization that provides consultation, workshops, and trainings. Compass helps individuals, teams & agencies enhance tools for engaging people in the process of change. Compass is a member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and consults with the Opioid Response Network among other institutes and universities.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Amy served as the Director for the Addiction Medicine Services at Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) of UMPC. In this role, Amy launched quality improvement initiatives and managed prevention, intervention and treatment clinics specializing in co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Drawing on more than 25 years-experience in addition medicine, first as a clinician , then supervisor and ultimately administrator, Amy provided evidence-based behavioral health consultation and training to peers, professionals, criminal justice personnel, providers, and others. Amy has also conducted keynote addresses, training workshops and training-of-trainers across the US and internationally on diverse subjects including Leadership, Clinical Supervision, Motivational Interviewing, LGBTQAI, Contingency Management & Creative Problem Solving.


picBillie Jo Smith, MS, LPC, currently serves as a Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Integration team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Health Plan. Billie Jo has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than 5 years, first as a clinician, and later a supervisor and manager in various clinical settings including residential and outpatient treatment facilities.

Billie Jo trains and consults with providers in the behavioral and physical health fields across the United States. Billie Jo conducts all levels of Motivational Interviewing (MI) training up to and including coaching and supervision. Billie Jo trains MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency), SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), Technology-Based Clinical Supervision and other topics relevant to the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. Billie Jo has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2018 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania.




Starts: Aug. 1, 2023 9:00 am
Ends: Aug. 3, 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 1, 2023
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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