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Training and Events Calendar

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Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in Advancing Your Group Practice Using Motivational Interviewing on 6/11/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. Using Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic support group format is highly effective and provides several important steps that help break isolation. Training objectives are 1) to define the different types of groups and to understand the effectiveness of groups; 2) to identify an effective  group work strategy for different group problems; 3) to learn a model of the process of change in group work and to anticipate potential pitfalls as a group leader; and 4) to understand the consumer's reactions to groups and the effects those reactions have on the group as a whole.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in Motivational Interviewing and the Power of Groups on 6/11/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. Using Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic support group format is highly effective and provides several important steps that help break isolation. This training provides information on issues and treatment of special populations (adolescents, dual diagnosis, addiction, intimacy, low-income families, parents, etc.) through the use of support groups in treatment. In addition to the role of group leader, the roles of the participants will be discussed and compared in various types of group settings, as well as the importance of therapeutic contracts, goal setting, and group frequency duration, course, and process. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Intermediate Motivational Interviewing" on 6/12/24 and 6/13/24 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with a review of the spirit and micro skills of MI, and focuses on using the strategies of the model to elicit change talk in conversation. Participants will integrate the spirit, skills, and strategies in practice conversations, and are encouraged to attend the Advanced MI workshop to develop proficiency in this method.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing this targeted technical assistance on 6/14/24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with subject matter expert Haner Hernandez. This training will introduce participants to how the social determinants of health have contributed to disparities and marginalization in the US and how institutionalized forms of racism, discrimination and disparities impact individuals, families and entire communities. The training will also describe strategies and techniques grounded in social justice that build healthy Social Determinants of Health, which in turn build and sustain equity. Register now!!
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in "Crisis Intervention for the Helping Professional" on 6/18/24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. The primary role of a helper in a crisis situation is to identify, assess and intervene to help return the client to their prior level of functioning as best as possible. However, our profession leads us to work with clients who have substance use issues, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, addictions and in many cases suffer from personal tension, stress and anxiety. Our clients are often plagued with deficits in tolerating distress or other strong feelings which leads to personal impairment, feelings of being overwhelmed, detachment with treatment motivation, increased pressures for stability, disconnection with relationships and a hesitancy to complete life’s tasks. During this course, the participant will explore crisis intervention strategies while maintaining rapport and communication with the client. In addition, attention is given to helping the professional in understanding their role and function in identifying a problem-solving oriented approach while decreasing personal stress and conflict. Register now!!
Face-to-Face Training
Stigma is a factor that can prevent those with substance use disorders from receiving evidence-based practices that allow them to seek and stay in recovery. This training is led by someone with lived experience of drug use, overdose, and navigating the care continuum to eventually becoming a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. We will look at this story and the role stigma played in delaying and distressing the recovery process. Participants will have the opportunity to observe how stigma affects their own experiences and discuss ways to shift attitudes and improve actions which lead to better outcomes and more people in recovery. This training will take place at the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse.
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Community Renewal Team is providing targeted technical assistance in Criminal Thinking and Antisocial Logic on 7/19/24 from 9:00-4:00 with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. This training will introduce specific thinking patterns that underline criminal behavior patterns for justice involved clients. The use of evidenced based practices in assessment and treatment planning will be covered in addition to exploring how to deal specifically with these behaviors in criminal justice settings. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
Webinar/Virtual Training
Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based method for reducing harm and improving outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. This SBIRT training will prepare participants to deliver SBIRT interventions in health care and other settings. In this interactive, instructor-led workshop, you will learn the SBIRT process, practice using SBIRT screening tools, practice administering and interpreting assessments, and understand how to give feedback and make recommendations, including recommendations for treatment.   Note: Participants must complete Motivational Interviewing: Relational Skills (Level 1) and Motivational Interviewing: Technical Skills (Level 2) to be eligible to attend Screen, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (Level 3). Those who fully attend Level 1 and Level 2 will automatically receive an invitation to register to attend Level 3. More information can be found on our MI and SBIRT Training 2024 webpage.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define the five categories of use on the substance use continuum Explain the rationale for universal SBIRT Understand how to use motivational interviewing to conduct each step of the SBIRT process (screening, brief assessment, and intervention/referral) Administer SBIRT to adult patients Discuss how to conduct patient follow-up after initial SBIRT sessions Describe indications, adverse effects, and dosing for FDA-approved medications for substance use disorders Delineate common barriers to administering high-quality SBIRT systematically to all patients and how to overcome those barriers     CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 8 NAADAC-certified continuing education (CE) hours. CE certificates are sent to qualifying individuals via email within two weeks after the event or training.   TRAINER: Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, is a highly experienced family physician and healthcare leader who is a nationally recognized leader in implementing the "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment" (SBIRT) program focused on preventing problematic use, abuse and dependence of alcohol and illicit drugs. Dr. Brown has served as a practice-transformation team member for an SBIRT-related project administered by the National Council on Behavioral Health and funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Most recently, Dr. Brown served as a market medical director for ConcertoHealth. Previous to that he as professor of Family Medicine and director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Wellsys, LLC. Among his many accolades, Dr. Brown is a recipient of several awards including the Hope in Healing Award from the Addiction Resource Council of Waukesha, Wis. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he also received his M.D. degree. He also earned an M.P.H. degree from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Wash.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in “Basic Group Counseling” on 8/6/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Dee Lexandra. This course will provide the basic group counseling skills that apply evidence-based research into real world practice. Skills that address heterogeneous group populations (various stages of their recovery process, age, gender, cultural diversity, sexual orientations, substance use, dual diagnoses, socioeconomic status, education, and support systems) unique to substance use treatment will be provided. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the counseling skills to “join” individual group members where they are in their recovery process while utilizing their individual strengths and resources to create a “whole” resilient group. Register now!!
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Gateway Healthcare is providing targeted technical assistance in Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Incorporating CLAS Standards into Practice on 8/6/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Haner Hernandez. This training is designed to highlight and explore the needs of treatment professionals working with culturally diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.  The participants will learn about Health Disparities, Cultural Intelligence, CLAS Standards and proven techniques and strategies for engagement and improving outcomes.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) consists of a basic introduction of the 15 standards that provide a framework for organizations, teams, or departments to extend and support cultural responsivity within an operating system Cultural Awareness with CLAS will provide a basic introduction to the CLAS standards and explore ways to apply and integrate the standards in practice. The overall goal is to improve service delivery and yield compassionate outcomes that are inclusive, diverse, and respectful to marginalized populations.  
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Connecticut Department of Corrections is providing targeted technical assistance in "Motivational Interviewing in Groups" on 8/12/24 and 8/13/24 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method of guided communication that allows a practitioner to engage with a person’s strengths and help them to articulate and act upon their own reasons for making a positive change. This twelve-hour event presumes participants’ prior familiarity with the spirit, skills, and strategies of MI, and assists them to adapt those elements for use in working with groups. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island is providing targeted TA in Advanced Group Counseling Skills on 8/13/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Dee Lexandra.  This course requires knowledge of “Basic Group Counseling,” skills through professional experience or completion of the course which identified evidence-based group treatment models, group dynamics, and the role of the group counselor. Practical examples of treatment intervention applications that match the specific needs of special group populations will be presented. The term special populations can be defined as any subgroup of the dominant culture. For example, groups that are of a different culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, or composed of members with similar experiences (sexual and physical abuse; war; chronic illness), and emotional states (dual diagnoses, fear, anger, depression). Interactive lessons will be processed in multiple breakout sessions which will provide an opportunity to integrate group leadership roles and skills that meet the course objectives. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to share a difficult group treatment experience in order to receive treatment intervention feedback from the instructor and other participants.
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with Connecticut Department of Corrections is providing targeted technical assistance in "Motivational Interviewing in Groups" on 8/14/24 and 8/15/24 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method of guided communication that allows a practitioner to engage with a person’s strengths and help them to articulate and act upon their own reasons for making a positive change. This twelve-hour event presumes participants’ prior familiarity with the spirit, skills, and strategies of MI, and assists them to adapt those elements for use in working with groups. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
Other
Supervision and Leadership Every Thursday from August 22, 2024 to September 26, 2024 (12:00pm - 1:30pm CT) Online Enhanced Professional Learning (EPL) Series Registration Information Coming Soon!   Supervision is more than tending to schedules, checking documentation, and reviewing cases. Clinical supervisors are in the unique position to assist clinicians in their ongoing clinical skill development. Adopting the concept of deliberate practice, supervisors can help clinicians implement clinical skills that may lead to better outcomes for the people they serve. These interactive sessions will guide participants in exploring current practices, focusing on skill practice to enhance supervision, and incorporating routine feedback for specific skills. Participants will practice using real- and case-examples to examine managing feedback, difficult situations, and cultural differences. This EPL is hosted by NFARtec, a partner of the SSW ATTC.
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with Gateway Healthcare is providing targeted technical assistance in Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Incorporating CLAS Standards into Practice on 9/10/24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with subject matter expert Haner Hernandez. This training is designed to highlight and explore the needs of treatment professionals working with culturally diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.  The participants will learn about Health Disparities, Cultural Intelligence, CLAS Standards and proven techniques and strategies for engagement and improving outcomes.  [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969 Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 
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