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31st Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

July 11, 2023

Join us for the 31st Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services! This year's school will run from August 28th - September 1st!

This unique and popular program grew from the New England Summer School, held each June for nearly 55 years.

The late summer Best Practices 5-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity for in-depth study of areas of special interest. The program includes offerings in advanced clinical treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment  approaches, a track for psychologists and experienced counselors, an advanced prevention track, current and emerging topics, and clinical supervision.


  • Select from over 20 courses!
    • 2nd Annual Psychologist Track with CE Hours for Psychologists - Designed for psychologists and experienced counselors
    • Advanced Prevention Track
    • Clinical Supervision Foundations and Advanced Clinical Supervision
    • Advanced Ethics for Addiction Counselors
    • Many additional courses for experienced clinicians, evidence-based practices, and current topics!


  • Options are available to attend the full program, just one day, or any number of days.
  • Earn up to 26 contact hours during the week of the program.
  • Virtual courses will take place by live video conferencing, allowing for interaction and group work.
  • If you work in New England, scholarships are available from most New England states.
  • In addition to courses: plenary sessions, virtual community, and more!


We are also proud to present the opening plenary session on Thursday, August 31st: Incorporating an Intersectionality Framework to Understand the Impact of Racism and Heterosexism on the Health Disparities Encountered by LGBTQ+ People of Color - David G.  Zelaya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences,  Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS), Department of  Behavioral and Social Sciences, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School  within the Department of Psychiatry.


Designed with the seasoned behavioral health professional in mind, the New England Best Practices School focuses heavily on evidence-based and promising approaches specific to addressing addiction. The courses offered are intended to appeal to a  wide array of professionals working in diverse settings. In addition to clinical, clinical supervision, and advanced prevention topics, some course offerings this year will again address the macro area of addiction and  behavioral practice such as program or agency oversight. Courses will be offered in the following areas: clinical supervision foundations, clinical supervision recertification coursework, ethics, coursework for established clinicians, the fourth annual advanced prevention track, and the first annual track for psychologists and experienced counselors.



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