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Events and Trainings

  • Idaho Event

    Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Foundations Training for Families and Stakeholders

    The State of Idaho is developing a new system of care for Idaho’s children and youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), called Youth Empowerment Services (YES). YES will use a strengths-based and family-centered team approach to individualize care. Two trainings have been scheduled for families and stakeholders. One is about the CANS assessment tool and this training is for family members and caregivers. The other is a Foundations Training to prepare families and other stakeholders for the new system of care to help them understand what to expect when looking for guidance and treatment for children.

    1 pm – 4 pm MST | February 15, 2018
    Location: IDHW Region 7 Office, large conference room
    150 Shoup Avenue, Idaho Falls

    Registration for all trainings will be coming soon. Please check the YES website

    Advocacy Day: A Day of Suicide Prevention Conversations

    AFSP State Capitol Days bring together passionate volunteers to advocate for state policy changes that will improve mental health and prevent suicide. We will meet with our state legislators during the event to:

    • Share with them why suicide prevention is important to YOU and to your community
    • Educate them about the work being done in your community to prevent suicide
    • Teach them what more must be done to prevent suicide.

    The event will include a brief training session on the basics of an effective advocacy visit and current policy issues. We will then go on several in-person visits with state legislators that will be scheduled ahead of time.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    February 21, 2018 (Registration deadline February 18th)

    Idaho State Capitol Building, Main Floor Rotunda

    7:00 AM – 4:00 PM MT

    SIRCA: The Sober Idaho Recovery Community Act Legislative Event

    Come learn about the Idaho movement that is bringing a cost-effective approach to helping those who struggle with mental illness and drug and alcohol problems. Through an initial investment made possible largely with millennium funds, Idaho has established nine recovery community centers. These centers, effectively aligning with the new, 23-hour crisis centers, are offering bridges to services and ongoing recovery activities that will help people get well and stay well – Bridges to Recovery! Recovery Community Centers provide a welcoming and hope restoring place, a bridge to other services in the community, and a place where people can also give back and help others in need – such giving back is the heart of the Recovery Community movement.

    February 22nd

    5:30 PM – World’s Greatest Cookies

    6:00 PM – Program

    Statehouse, Lincoln Auditorium

    SIRCA 2018 legislative event flier

    Ashwood/Northpoint: CE Lunch Opportunity: Relapse Phases and Warning Signs

    Presented By:  JoLynn Tracy, CADC and obert Hadley, LMSW

    February 22nd, 12:00-1:00 PM

    Ashwood Recovery, 7941 West Rifleman Street, Boise, ID 83704

    Idaho Perinatal Project 2018 Winter Conference

    February 22 Keynote Lecture: Treatment of Opiate Addiction In Pregnancy
    Lauren Miller, MD, MPH

    February 22nd-23rd, 2018

    Jack’s Urban Meeting Place

    Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Webinar: “Growing Up, Staying Safe, and the Journey to Adulthood”

    This presentation will help parents understand how to talk to their tweens and teens about the changes that occur in their lives as they go through puberty. Strategies and tools for having these discussions are provided and include information on physical development, relationships, and social behaviors. In addition, information will be shared about risk factors that can put children with mental health conditions in dangerous situations including managing technology and online behaviors.

    February 27, 2018

    10:00 am MT

    7th Annual Teens & Substance Abuse Workshop

    Tuesdays: February 27-March 20, 2018

    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    West Ada School District, East Entrance, Salmon Room, 1303 E Central Drive, Meridian

    • February 27: The Legalization Landscape of Marijuana
    • March 6: Processing Youth Drug Citations: Start to Finish
    • March 13: Natural High Representative from California
    • March 20: Paper Tigers: A Film About Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

    Professional Development Credit and CEUs available through Boise State University. Registration is required. For more information call (208) 846-7313.

    Sessions are FREE to attend unless seeking PDC or CEUs. Seating is limited.


    Community Coalitions of Idaho/Law Enforcement Training Conference


    Where: Oxford Suites, Boise, ID 83709

    March 5-6,  2018

    CCI Registration Form 2018

    Strengthening Families Training Institute 2018

    Every year the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund convenes the Strengthening Families Training Institute which brings together practitioners and parents from throughout Idaho to learn best practices from national and local experts, and to share their experiences with each other.

    Dr. Beverly Fortson will deliver the keynote address and will highlight the five key strategies identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their technical package for preventing child abuse and neglect.

    Where: Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd, Boise ID 83714

    March 6-7,  2018

    The Dynamics of Drugs and Opioid Trends

    This training will cover a wide array of various prescription drugs, overall drug trends, drug overdoses, and impairment. Also included will be new drug references, marijuana concentrates, new drug clothing lines, drug concealment methods, drug paraphernalia, logos, trending synthetic drugs, marijuana legalization trends, new E-cigarettes, and popular party drug trends.

    Co-Facilitators: Jermaine Galloway and Buzz  Buzzini

    Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Twin Falls

    April 4,  2018

    10:00 AM (Mountain Time)

    25 Annual Idaho Prevention and Support Conference

    The Annual Idaho State Prevention & Support Conference is a gathering focused on innovation, best practices, collective problem-solving, and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health, and support academic success for Idaho students.

    April 12-13, 2018

    Sun Valley Convention Center, Sun Valley, ID

    34th Annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (ICADD)

    This year’s theme is Professional Practices & Promising Futures

    Keynote speakers:

    • Jennifer Golick, PhD, LMFT: The Evolution of Cannabis
    • Cardwell Nuckols, PhD, The Opiate Crisis: Understanding and Treating the Opiate Addict, Emphasis on Heroin and Fentanyl and Its Analogues
    • Scott R Petersen, LCSW, MAC, CACIII: Intersections of Mental Health, Substance Use and Trauma

    Pre-conference May 21, 2018 (CBI-AP, CS Supervision, DBT-S, Prevention Ethics, Recovery Ethics & Exam Prep, Suicide Prevention)

    General Conference May 22-24, 2018

    Boise, Idaho Boise State University Student Union Building

    Save the Date! 8th Biennial Northwest Alcohol Conference

    July 18th-20, 2018

    Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714

    Ashwood 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, and communication skills.

    Ages 18 and up (special permission for teens may be granted). No RSVP required.

    Tuesday Nights

    6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Ashwood Recovery Building, 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704


    Medicine Drop Off

    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.

    Date: Ongoing

    Location: Visit collection site webpage for drop-off locations.

    NAMI Boise Programs & Support Groups

    All programs and support groups are FREE. Programs offered include:

    • Family & friends support groups
    • NAMI Connection (peer support groups)
    • Peer-to-Peer: 10-week experiential learning program
    • Family-to-Family: 12-week course for family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses
    • In Our Own Voice: public education program in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery
    • NAMI Basics: 6-week program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed

    If you’re not located near Boise, click here to find a NAMI-Idaho Affiliate near you.

    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 amends 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 – 4:00 PM (Please come at 2:45 PM the first time to fill out paperwork)

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

    Phoenix Event Calendar

    Please check for updates to the calendar. Phoenix Multisport is a sober active community. All events are FREE and open to anyone with a minimum of 48 hours of continuous sobriety.


    Quit with Nancy!

    Free Program Sponsored By Saint Alphonsus Health ALLIANCE.

    To learn dates and times and to register call (208) 367-5864.

    Watch the 5-minute video presentation below.

    Tobacco Cessation Classes

    Date: On-going

    Idaho’s seven district health departments all offer tobacco cessation and FREE 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: The Role of Collegiate Recovery Programs and the Continuum of Care

    Collegiate Recovery Programs are designed to provide recovery support services within the college environment to allow students in recovery the opportunity for an authentic college experience. This webinar will help providers understand how campus-based recovery support through a CPR is a critical component of the continuum of care. Research outcomes and recommended standards supported by ARHE will be discussed.

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

    1:00 – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    Annual Summit for Clinical Excellence: Shame, Trauma, and Addiction

    America is a country in pain. Physical pain receives much attention, but often the impact of emotional or spiritual pain is under-emphasized, particularly in discussions regarding the opioid crisis. In fact, physical pain is usually accompanied—and enhanced—by emotional distress. This presentation will explore the critical role that behavioral healthcare professionals have in reducing individual suffering and providing non-pharmacologic solutions to address chronic physical pain. Dr. Pohl will delve into the principles of chronic pain, the effects of emotional distress on increasing chronic pain, and the techniques to manage opioid dependence and chronic pain with clinical methods including mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and ACT.

    February 14th – 16th, 2018

    Phoenix, AZ

    What Neuroscience Can and Can’t Answer: An Informed Look at Pain

    This presentation will provide a neuroscience-informed overview of what pain is, including nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, and pain for psychological reasons.  We will build on that foundation in a discussion on how to talk to your patients about pain in a way that engages them in appropriate care.  At the end of the session we will take a step back from the addiction narrative, challenge the assumptions that underlie our current approach to the opioid crisis, and build on the first segment of the session to recast the opioid crisis as a trauma crisis, requiring somewhat different resources and a different approach.

    February 21st, 2018

    11:00 am MT

    Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Webinar

    Opioid Use Disorder Patients: Characteristics and Outcomes from Residential Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment

    Learning objectives:
    • Differentiate relevant characteristics within and between opioid use disorder patient presenting for treatment
    • Understand the relevant data collection standards and evaluate the reliability and validity of data presented based on these standards
    • Review the outcomes for opioid use disorder patients treated in private residential treatment for substance use and mental health disorders

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2018

    11:00 – 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)

    Webinar: Journey Through Grief and Loss

    This webinar with help participants explore the various components of grief and loss. It will identify different losses in an individual’s life. It will look at the various forms of grief:  anticipatory, complicated, and disenfranchised. It will help participants identify how grief affects individuals from a physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual perspective. It will address when grief is complicated and ways to help individuals address complicated grief. This webinar will also help participants identify warning signs associated with grief and loss, and how to support individuals who are experiencing intense emotions.

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    1:00 – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Webinar: Journey Through Grief and Loss

    This webinar with help participants explore the various components of grief and loss. It will identify different losses in an individual’s life. It will look at the various forms of grief:  anticipatory, complicated, and disenfranchised. It will help participants identify how grief affects individuals from a physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual perspective. It will address when grief is complicated and ways to help individuals address complicated grief. This webinar will also help participants identify warning signs associated with grief and loss, and how to support individuals who are experiencing intense emotions.

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

    1:00 – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Uniting the World for a Tobacco-Free Generation

    Convened by the Advisory Board for WCTOH, the Cape Town Consortium and the Conference Secretariat, The Union, the WCTOH is a call for a collective resolution to fight tobacco by working together and integrating tobacco control into our health and development goals. Held once every three years, the WCTOH is the premier, international conference on tobacco control.

    March 7th – 9th, 2018

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Conference: Traumatic Stress– Treatment, Resiliency and Approaches

    Traumatic stress is a powerful moderator of physical and mental health outcomes.  The impact of traumatic stress is visible across the lifespan from perinatal to late life stages of development.  The biological mechanisms that drive symptom onset and expression have been the focus of intense study.  Advances in neuroimaging and psychophysiology methods and applications now define clinical phenotypes that map onto biological indices.  Treatment approaches that target specific cognitive, behavioral, and biological processes linked to traumatic symptoms show promise yet additional work is needed to optimize outcomes for individuals exposed to traumatic events.  “Traumatic Stress” will bring together internationally recognized researchers in the field of trauma to deliver cutting-edge insights into core biological mechanisms and targeted therapeutic approaches in the field.  The proceedings of the conference will challenge current dogma and press scientific research and clinical applications into new territory.

    March 15th, 2018

    Chesterfield, Missouri

    The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

    The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2017 Summit.

    April 2nd – 5th, 2018

    Atlanta, GA

    Innovations in Recovery

    Every year conference attendees come to Innovations in Recovery seeking insight on how to best treat the clients they serve.

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Botticelli – Former Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House in 2015

    April 9th – 12th, 2018

    Hotel Del Coronado

    San Diego, CA

    The ASAM Annual Conference: Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

    Looking for the best in addiction medicine and science? The ASAM 49th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event showcasing the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. The 2018 program offers more quality education, networking opportunities, and access to thought-leaders than ever. Join over 2,000 colleagues in San Diego for innovative, interactive, and incredible experiences!

    April 12th – 15th, 2018

    San Diego, CA

    Health Care’s Behavioral Health Conference

    Be among 5,000 like-minded leaders, as you explore health care’s greatest innovations in practice improvement, financing, integrated health care, technology, policy and advocacy, and professional development.

    April 23rd – 25th, 2018

    Washington, D.C.

    Addiction Science Conference: The Science and Policy of Cannabis

    Leading experts in the fields of cannabis-related epidemiological, biological, and policy research will present on a variety of topics highly relevant to the ever-evolving landscape of cannabis in the United States. National and state leaders will highlight the current research on use patterns and scientific evidence of the role of cannabis in the treatment of physical and psychiatric symptoms and conditions, the societal implications of marijuana prohibition and legalization, and much more. This one-day conference will include presentations, a Q&A panel discussion, and interactive dialogue.

    April 27th, 2018

    Clayton Missouri

    The 1st Center for Health & Safety Culture Symposium

    Rather than choosing a traditional conference format where speakers and experts share information with attendees, we have chosen a symposium format in which attendees will have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, listen to presentations in multiple formats, and create knowledge together. Indeed, there are many definitions of a symposium, but they all include gaining knowledge through interaction, conversation, and partnerships.

    June 20th – 22nd, 2018

    Bozeman, MT

    National Conference on Addiction Disorders

    Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, August 19-22, 2018, in Disneyland, California. NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2018.

    August 19th – 22nd, 2018

    Disneyland, CA

    11th Annual Brain Matters Conference: Shame, Trauma, and Addiction

    The Summit for Clinical Excellence consistently makes your conference experience count with cutting-edge content presented by renowned speakers that stand out as pioneers in their fields, best-selling authors, and leading experts. Our advanced clinical training features the top faculty and authors in the field of mental health who cover today’s issues. Join us for our 11th annual Atlanta Summit in which we explore important topics in the treatment of mental health issues, particularly related to shame, trauma and addiction.

    October 17th – 20th, 2018

    Atlanta, GA

    2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous

    The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

    July 2nd – 5th, 2020

    Detroit, MI

    Registration information will become available Fall 2019.

  • 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 NOFAS Webinar Series features current FASD research, intervention and treatment strategies, and other topics, presented by leading authorities from the FASD field. Webinars will be available for download 24 hours after the live presentation. Please register to view the webinar recordings. You may need to download special software to view the webinars, particularly on Mac computers.

    The one-hour, free webinars are usually offered on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Mountain Time).

    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

    American Psychiatric Association Learning Center: For Every Stage of Your Career

    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.

    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.

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training And Resources: Collaborative for an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Free, online trainings are available for healthcare providers who care for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, and for those who work with individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). These online trainings provide strategies to improve the delivery of care related to FASDs and their prevention.

    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) is a collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC). Both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention. URMC directs the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS), and EDC operates the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Site features webinar archives, training opportunities, and resources.

    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). Trainings 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          Online Training

    NDEWS Archived Webinars: National Drug Early Warning System

    NDEWS Presents are monthly webinars convened by the NDEWS Coordinating Center to explore emerging drugs and timely drug-related topics. Future webinars will offer in-depth reviews of newly detected drugs, timely drug issues or trends, and events in specific geographical areas. Webinars may also be convened to explore innovative research and resources for better understanding changes in drug use and drug use trends in the United States.

    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 (FREE)
    PA CADC Approved for 2 CEUs (FREE)
    Social Work Approved for 2 CEUs ($10)

    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.

    Safe at Every Stage: Injury and Violence Prevention and the Developing Brain

    This course is designed to help you understand and plan developmentally appropriate injury and violence prevention efforts that take into account the latest research on brain development. Using examples, interactive exercises, and real data sources, the course walks you through the process of analyzing injury and violence data through a developmental lens to tailor and implement your efforts. It also guides you through connecting with partners and communities to plan and work together on applying this knowledge to injury and violence prevention efforts.

    Format: Online course

    Time: 1.75 hours

    Cost: Free

    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