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  • Idaho Events


    The Peer Recovery Supports of Idaho: Professional Ethics and Mandatory Reporting

    This class offers CEU’s.

    August 18th, 2017

    2nd Annual Recovery Month Awards and Proclamation Celebration

    The Division of Behavioral Health is getting ready for our 2nd Annual Recovery Month Awards and Proclamation celebration! Substance Use Disorders touch everyone’s lives; whether you are currently in recovery, struggle with recovery, or care about someone who has struggled with recovery, you are familiar with the devastation it can cause. Our annual event is meant to recognize those in recovery and empower people to overcome their struggles.

    September 1st, 2017 at the Idaho State Capital building

    4th Annual Out-of-School Summit

    The Idaho AfterSchool Network is thrilled to announce the dates for our 4th Annual Out-of-School Summit, September 13th and 14th at Boise State University. Registration will open in April!  Please plan to join us for the only statewide conference dedicated to out-of-school time.

    We need a dedicated team of 4-7 individuals to help us plan the Summit.  Free registration for our planning team.  If you can commit a couple hours a month March through August and 2-3 hours a week in the three weeks leading up to the Summit, please submit your name here and we will reach out to share more.

    We are officially requesting proposals for breakout sessions to be considered for the 2017 Summit. The Summit is a great opportunity to share your expertise and dive deeper into topics to improve the out-of-school program quality. Presenters receive free summit registration and funds are available for those that need to travel more than 60 miles. You can find the proposal form here.

    September 13th and 14th – Boise State University

    Community Information and Resource Fair

    Do you have a client, family member, or friend involved in the criminal justice system? Join us at the 6th annual Community Information & Resource Fair! This is an excellent opportunity to discover what resources are available to ex-offenders out in the community.

    September 15th, 2017

    7th Annual Fall into Fort

    We’ll depart from the shop at 11am and take a leisurely, family-friendly ride to Fort Street Skate Park. The Skate Comp will begin at Noon, folks will have a chance to register to compete or watch. Plus there will be local artists, businesses and organizations, killer grub food trucks, awesome live music provided by The Boise Hive, sumo wrestling and monster boxing – get your smack on! All proceeds benefit River Sober Living, helping those suffering from addiction during the National Recovery Month of September. A free community-event.

    September 23rd, 2017 – Fort Boise Skate park

    2017 Community Coalitions of Idaho Fall Training

    More details and information coming soon…

    September 24th – 26th, 2017

    Out of the Darkness Walk

    When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

    Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

    September 20th, 2017

    CASA Family Day

    In this fast-paced, 24/7/365 hyper-connected world, we all need reminders to look up from our phones, unplug, take a breath and appreciate one of our greatest gifts: our children. Family dinners are the original social network and kids who eat dinner with their families 5 or more times a week are significantly less likely to have substance use problems. Pledge to eat dinner with your family on September 25th to celebrate Family Day.

    September 25th, 2017

    Idaho Drug Symposium 2017

    The Northwest Alcohol and Substance Abuse Conference is excited to announce the 2017 Idaho Drug Symposium. This two day symposium is open to all who work in law enforcement, prevention, education, coalitions, treatment providers and probation.  The symposium will focus on today’s issues involving heroin, marijuana and prescription pills.

    Monday, October 2 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ~ Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    The Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho

    The Dynamics of Drugs & Opioid Trends

    52 Million Americans reported using a prescription drug for non-medical reasons at least once in their lifetime. Thousands of overdoses and deaths have occurred with narcotic analgesics and sedative drugs, in 2016 alone. With the numbers increasing daily, it is imperative to learn the recent trends in prescription drug abuse. This will include investigation techniques, identifying impairment, and identifying the various different types of products. All attendees will come away with the skills that allow for the detection of people under the influence of the 7 major drug categories. This training will open your eyes to the widespread usage of designer drugs, and drug impairment in our communities along with the associated items involved with the drug culture.

    December 4th, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Bobby Rogers and Tiffany Walters Memorial Scholarships

    Applications are available on our website at  All high school seniors and college students through age 24 are eligible IF they can produce evidence of attendance at an Alive at 25 course.  Information about the course is available at or In addition, we are announcing a one-time only scholarship opportunity for underclassmen.  Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to compete for several $500.00 scholarships with the deadline being 7/31/16.  They must show evidence of Alive at 25 class attendance as well.

    Community Resource Meetings

    Date: Ongoing. The first Tuesday of each month, (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct and December), at 10:00 am.

    Location: Dept. of H&W in Caldwell

    The purpose of the Community Resource meeting is to provide an informal forum for agencies to get together and network. The goal is to use the knowledge and contacts to better serve the clients.

    Family Healing Group: Education and Support

    Open to the Community: For loved ones of anyone struggling with a substance use disorder.

    – Learn About Codependency and Addiction

    – Family Roles and Family Dynamics

    – Communication Skills

    Tuesday Nights  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Ashwood Recovery Building – 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704 – 208-895-7950

    Medicine Drop Off

    Date: Ongoing

    Location: Visit site for drop off locations.
    Unwanted medications and old prescriptions can be dropped off at area law enforcement offices for free and safe disposal. Boise City Police, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and Garden City Police will each offer a ‘no questions asked’ medications collection bin in the lobby of their respective headquarters.

    NAMI Affiliate Meetings: NAMI Idaho

    NAMI Family & Friends Support Groups are a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    Boise: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the El-Ada Program Building

    Nampa: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church

    Optum Trainings for Network Providers – click here to check on training availability

    Optum is pleased to work with our network to provide training opportunities.  Please be sure to take note of registration requirements.  Most registrations will close the week prior to the offered training to allow for proper planning of webinar resources as well as provide participants with necessary information to join the sessions.

    FREE Parenting Classes

    As individuals in Recovery, we learn that our behaviors do not only affect us – they affect those we love, as well.  As parents in recovery, we have an opportunity to make ammends and break unhealthy cycles that will have a powerful and long lasting impact on our children’s lives by learning to become the best parents that we can be. Call to reserve your place today: 208-853-8536.

    Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Please come at 2:45 the first time to fill out paperwork)

    PEER Wellness Center – 963 S. Orchard St. #101, Boise, ID 83705

    Quit with NancyQuit with Nancy!

    Free Program Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus Health ALLIANCE

    Watch a 5-minute video presentation at 

    To register call: 208-367-5864

    See flyer for dates and times.

    Tobacco Cessation Classes

    Date: Ongoing
    Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and no cost quit products.

    Panhandle Health District (Region 1): Tobacco Cessation

    North Central District Health Department (Region 2): Smoking Cessation Classes

    Southwest District Health Department (Region 3): Tobacco Cessation

    Central District Health Department (Region 4): Free Quit Tobacco Classes

    South Central Public Health District (Region 5): Tobacco Cessation

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (Region 6): Tobacco Cessation

    Eastern Idaho Public Health (Region 7): Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

  • Non-Local Events


    Webinar: Part Two: There Is Hope: Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention

    Connecting people to treatment and recovery support has been shown to be effective and can save lives. During part two of this series, experts from SAMHSA and the CDC will review early intervention and treatment options, and they will discuss the essential role that the community plays in recovery support and prevention. They will also discuss strategies for getting ahead of the problem, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the development of a substance use disorder, and how upstream preventative action can restore hope and lead to a brighter and healthier future for generations to come. The webinar will close with a Q&A session and a review of resources.

    Click this link for part one of the series.

    August 16th, 2017

    Webinar: Medicaid Coverage and Financing of MAT, Current Status, and Promising Practices

    We will review information on state Medicaid payment policies for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and speakers will present case studies of innovative MAT models. This up-to-date information about Medicaid MAT coverage will be helpful for consumers and family members, providers, health plan and Medicaid staff, policymakers, and government officials.

    After this webinar, participants will: Understand how MAT currently is covered under Medicaid at the state level. Understand barriers to MAT coverage and possible actions to improve coverage. Be able to describe some innovative financing models.

    August 17th, 2017

    DBT Foundational Training

    This five-day training is designed specifically for individual therapists or skills trainers who are members of an intensively trained DBT team, but have not completed Intensive training themselves. It is meant to assist teams that have hired new staff or experienced turnover by allowing newer team members to get trained in the standard content of DBT. Lecture, video, role-play and small group exercises will be used to teach DBT theory and strategies in depth. Participants agree to attend the entire five days of training, do their best to learn the material, and participate in a willing, committed manner.

    August 14th – 18th, 2017

    2017 Alcohol Education Summit

    The Alcohol Education Summit is Great for:

    • Law enforcement officers • Probation officers • Parole officers • Health prevention specialists • Addiction counselors • Attorneys • Judges • State certified alcohol seller/server trainers • Community coalitions • DUI Task Forces • Courts

    August 15-17, 2017, Big Sky Resort, Montana

    1st SAM Summer Summit

    Dr. Marilyn Huestis and Dr. Amelia Arria will join us in Baltimore – we hope you will too! They are the world’s experts on drug-impaired driving and drug use among young adults. And you can hear them both at our Summit!

    Come and learn about this and many other issues at our 1st Summer Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on August 16th, in conjunction with the National Conference on Addiction Disorders at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel! (You can also earn 6 CE’s by attending). You’ll hear from former White House drug czars, senior NIDA officials, and top academics and practitioners in the field. You can join us by registering for the Summit here. (You do not have to register for the entire week’s summit.)

    August 16th – 20th, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders 2017

    Knowledge that builds and sustains clinical excellence in treatment of addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, as well as strategies and tools that drive organizational and service delivery excellence.

    August 16th – 20th , 2017

    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    Webinar: Co-Occurring Inter-Relational Domestic Violence and SUD

    Extreme correlation of these two disorders does not suggest a cause and effect relationship. Instead, each disorder reinforces the other and leads to progression of each. Treatment must recognize how the two disorders interact in order to develop effective intervention and treatment strategies. Everyone can participate in the webinar for free.

    August 23rd, 2017

    2017 National Cannabis Summit

    An objective national forum for changing public policy, public health, treatment and research.

    August 28th – 30th, 2017

    Denver, Colorado

    Webinar: Skill-Building: How To Recognize, Respond To, and Elicit Change Talk

    “Change talk” is a Motivational Interviewing expression that refers to language a client or patient uses that favors change. Whether in the context of a brief intervention or in an ongoing counseling relationship, when people use change talk to voice their intrinsic motivations, they are more likely to make a change.

    August 30th, 2017

    2017 National DEC Conference

    Knowledgeable speakers, great information, and fun networking events!

    August 29th – 31st, 2017

    Webinar: Beyond Trauma: Proven and Effective Applications of EMDR

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has burst into the mainstream of addiction treatment, bolstered by a growing interest in mind-body medicine approaches. EMDR is now on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and is one of two recommended trauma therapies from the World Health Organization. It can be used in a non-invasive manner to promote important changes in patients’ thinking, but maximizing its potential requires skills in both EMDR therapy and addiction.

    This presentation will discuss the origins and phases of treatment with EDMR, the advantages of combining EMDR with mindfulness, and various proven applications of EMDR addressing issues other than trauma, including addiction and other Obsessive-Compulsive conditions.

    August 29th, 2017

    National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children’s 14th Annual Conference

    This national conference addresses emerging issues and best practices for identifying and responding to children endangered by their caregivers using, distributing or manufacturing drugs. It will be attended by law enforcement, social service personnel, medical personnel, educators, parents, tribal and community leaders, prosecutors, and other individuals.

    August 29th – 31st, 2017

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Webinar: Process and Settings in Addiction Treatment

    This webinar is the second in the Drug Testing Webinar Series and is designed to help build knowledge of the process and settings of drug testing in addiction treatment. t will allow physicians to determine clearly how to choose and schedule a test and respond to test results. It will also allow physicians to recognize the specific guidance warranted by different settings and levels of care including early intervention, outpatient services, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization services, residential/inpatient care, medically management-intensive inpatient services, and opioid treatment services.

    September 6th, 2017

    Rally for Recovery National Hub Event

    Rallies for Recovery! happen every September all across the nation and the world. Faces & Voices of Recovery selects one city for each annual national hub event. Every year, we work with local and state recovery community organizations and allies to hold marches, walks, town-hall meetings, picnics and other events in September as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

    September 9th, 2017

    National Wellness Week

    SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative raises awareness of health disparities among people with serious mental and/or substance use disorders and the general population. National Wellness Week is held during the third week of September and shares the message that practicing wellness provides an essential foundation for good health. Since the founding of National Wellness Week in 2011, at least 300 organizations in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam have celebrated wellness with more than 700 wellness-related events and activities.

    September 10th – 16th, 2017

    Millennials: Identity, Image and Addiction Therapies

    The Summit for Clinical Excellence Presents: Millennials: Identity, Image and Addiction Therapies

    Adolescents and young adults are more connected than any group before them, but at the same time can suffer from crippling anxiety, depression, and loneliness as they grow up in a fast-changing world in which social media is omnipresent. Trauma, addiction, and body image issues impact too many of the Millennial and Z generations. Yet researchers and helping professionals are refining therapies and techniques to guide young people to recovery. Join us in Denver as field-leading experts explore clinical tools to treat and guide young people transitioning to adulthood.

    September 26th – 29th, 2017

    Denver, CO

    CASA Family Day

    In this fast-paced, 24/7/365 hyper-connected world, we all need reminders to look up from our phones, unplug, take a breath and appreciate one of our greatest gifts: our children. Family dinners are the original social network and kids who eat dinner with their families 5 or more times a week are significantly less likely to have substance use problems. Pledge to eat dinner with your family on September 25th to celebrate Family Day.

    September 25th, 2017

    The Importance of Understanding Gender Matters with Young Adults

    For years, we have talked about the importance of gender in treating addictive disorders. However, the clear majority of that has been focused on the experience of girls and women. Finally, the conversation on gender and trauma has expanded to include the experiences of boys and men. This presentation explores the complexity of gender, gender relations, and addiction treatment through the primary constructs of the “Man Rules” and the “Woman Rules” and discusses how gender fluidity is a concept that clinicians will be experiencing more and more when working with teens and young adults. The presentation will also analyze how the gendered experience of trauma affects our lives individually, our relationships, and our experience of community.

    September 26th – 27th, 2017

    Denver, CO

    The Perfection Deception: What’s It Costing our Kids?

    Some young people continually strive for excellence, trying to do their best, willing to make mistakes and learn from them, and
    take on challenges to grow their interests. Others chase perfection, setting unrealistic goals for themselves, and being more concerned with looking smart and “getting it right.” Although the behaviors may look similar, there is a huge difference in the destructive outcomes and risks perfectionistic children can face.

    September 26th –  29th, 2017

    Denver, CO

    NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference: Elevating Your Practice

    The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from September 22-26, including pre-conference training sessions on September 22 and post-conference training sessions on September 26. Regular conference sessions will take place

    September 23rd – 25th, 2017

    2017 Moments of Change

    Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight, but there are key moments that turn the tide. Those battling co-occurring disorders often experience life-changing breakthroughs with the help of treatment professionals, programs and committed individuals. The Moments of Change conference is committed to preparing you for those breakthroughs with information on the latest innovations and knowledge about time-tested methods that continue to deliver results.

    October 2nd – 5th, 2017

    Positive Culture Framework Training

    The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the Positive Culture Framework training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety.

    October 17-19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX

    2017 NASCSA Conference

    Click here for program details.

    October 16th – 20th, 2017

    The Missing Peace 2017 National Forum Character Education

    Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with noted educators and researchers (like Harvard University’s Richard Weissbourd). Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Schools of Character and discover the latest products and services that support character education in our exhibit hall.

    October 20th – 21st, 2017

    Arlington, VA

    The Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Treatment and Recovery

    Prescription drug and opioid abuse is devastating New England. News outlets continuously report on overdoses, broken families, and straining healthcare systems. Yet stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Despite the many tragedies, real change is happening, lives are transforming, and helping professionals are making a difference. Join leading researchers and clinical experts tackling this crisis–and be part of the solution–at the third annual Summit for Clinical Excellence in New England.

    November 2nd – 3rd, 2017

    New England

    2nd Annual National Healing Neen Trauma Informed Care Conference

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Healing Neen Trauma-Informed Care Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Together We are the Resolution!” Join individuals from around the country as we dialogue and learn from national experts about how to use the power of community to implement trauma-informed approaches to evoke healing.

    This conference is sponsored by Tonier Cain, a nationally renowned speaker and consumer advocate on trauma, incarceration, and recovery. After surviving a childhood of unspeakable sexual abuse, unrelenting violence, and betrayal by systems that were charged with helping, Ms. Tonier Cain stands before her audiences today, a testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit exemplifying the innate human instinct to survive.

    November 3rd – 5th, 2017 

    Baltimore, MD

    Agents of Change Summit 2018

    The Agents of Change Summit unifies and expands the community of professionals using marketing and technology to change people’s health behaviors for social good. In 2018, the Agents of Change Summit returns to San Diego with new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help you change health behaviors in your community.

    February 12th – 13th, 2018

    San Diego, CA

  • Online Training and Continuing Education

    Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

    Building on a rich history, the ATTC Network continuously strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders. By connecting them to the latest research and information through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications, the ATTC Network responds to the emerging needs of the field.

    FREE Alcohol and Pregnancy Webinars

    The one-hour webinars will be offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm Eastern time and will be archived and available for download at The series will feature alcohol and pregnancy, and FASD issues.

    Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide

    This activity is intended for pediatricians, family practitioners, and other health and mental health care providers who care for youth aged 9-18 in the United States.The goal of this activity is to outline steps for youth alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment.Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    1. Plan screening strategies for alcohol use in children and adolescents using evidence-based tools and age-appropriate communication
    2. Use the NIAAA brief, 2-question screener for child and adolescent alcohol use
    3. Identify lower, moderate, and highest risk alcohol use among children and adolescents and propose steps and recommended language for an appropriate intervention for each
    4. Describe the prevalence, risk factors, and acute- and long-term risks for alcohol use in children and adolescents

    APAeducation: Lifelong Learning and CME Center

    American Psychological Association. Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses are designed to provide innovative educational programs to advance clinical knowledge and expand the skills of physicians to promote quality patient care. Discover new CME opportunities now.

    Summit for Clinical Excellence: Continuing Education for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals

    We’re helping you update, broaden, and extend your professional knowledge and skills through our high-quality courses offered across a broad range of topics—while also maintaining affordability and convenience.

    Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals With Co-occurring Disorders

    This two-course series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. In this scenario-based series, participants meet “Nick,” a young father with many strengths who is challenged by both substance use and mental illness. The course explores the question: How do I approach Nick and help him meet his needs in ways that are both clinically sound and recovery focused? The faculty are national experts in recovery, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, and peers. They offer tools, tips, and strategies for addressing Nick’s needs and those of other individuals facing similar challenges. Watch one or both courses at your convenience!

    Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs

    The vision of TTS Training Program accreditation is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in the professional preparation of Tobacco Treatment Specialists through the accreditation of Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. As an accrediting body, we are committed to the development and proliferation of standards and procedures that meet the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex population of tobacco users.

    Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series

    The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.

    HCV Snapshot: An Introduction to Hepatitis C for Health Care Professionals

    HCV Snapshot is a free, 90-minute online course. It is designed to briefly familiarize medical and behavioral health professionals with hepatitis C.

    Here you will find courses on a variety of topics related to improving health and healthcare services.

    Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention

    The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S), a CDC-funded research center focusing on a public health approach to suicide prevention and research, will begin its second annual webinar series in January 2014.  A project of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Education Development Center, the ICRC-S draws suicide prevention directly into the domain of public health and injury prevention and links it to complementary approaches to mental health.

    IRETA: Institute for Research, Education, & Training in Addictions

    IRETA offers web-based training on a variety of topics related to substance use, addiction, and recovery. Most trainings offer the opportunity for continuing education credits.

    KAP E-Learning

    SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP)
    Click above to find training with CEUs available.

    Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT): Excellence in Motivational Interviewing

    This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing! It is hosted by the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training.

    Motivational Interviewing Online Courses

    This event provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing as described in Miller & Rollnick’s 3rd edition of their now classic work published in 1991. Basic information is presented for those unfamiliar and interested in learning more about this evidence-based intervention. For others, it will provide a review and/or update. We’ll cover the definitions, 4 processes, basic skills needed, and terminology used.

    More and more primary health settings are recognizing the need for their patients to make major lifestyle changes in order to reduce the impact of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and a multitude of other conditions. Primary health settings also have patients with risky substance use and/or mental health issues. At the same time, behavioral health providers are recognizing the impact of physical health on their client’s quality of life and wellness outcomes. One tool for both settings is Motivational Interviewing which is increasingly used for improving health outcomes by addressing behavior change. This webinar will offer some practical suggestions for basic health care behavior changes, including, but not limited to adopting healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.

    NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals

    Recovery to Practice Webinars
    These webinars are a component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative that is designed to hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services.

    National Council for Behavioral Health

    National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

    NCSACW: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

    The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare is an initiative of HHS and jointly funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

    Webinars          Journals          Online Training

    NIH: Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE and Patient Simulation

    The goal of the CME activity is to introduce concepts of motivational interviewing that can be used in patient interactions and guide physicians and clinicians through skills building and technique development.


    Since 1979, PESI Inc., has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. We work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of our continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.

    The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestion, and Exposure

    This FREE self-paced online course covers important topics in prescription opioid misuse. The three sections will introduce you to prescription opioids, the link between multiple doctors and opportunities for misuse, and the prevalence of high-risk use among adolescents (including mixing pills with other drugs).

    Opioids are here to stay. Knowing and addressing risky behaviors associated with nonmedical use can help prevent potentially grave consequences such as overdose and addiction.

    Continuing Education Credits available:
    NAADAC Approved for 2 CEHs
    PA CADC Approved for 2 CEUs
    Social Work Approved for 2 CEUs

    Provider’s Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment

    We are a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid use disorder.  The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings.

    SAMHSA Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Online Courses

    A search engine to find available courses in prevention training and technical assistance.

    Stepping Stones to Recovery SOAR Online Curriculum

    Training case managers to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness to apply for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

    Women Matter!

    Women Matter! focuses on women’s substance use and mental health concerns. Tune in as experts in the field share treatment approaches that support women from diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and life experiences.

    The Workshop Calendar

    The Guide to Continuing Education for the Mental Health Community of the Northwest