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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.

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

    Annual Treasure Valley Community Resource Center Information Fair: Making Connections

    This is a community service project aimed at:

    • Promoting networking between agencies
    • Educating the public about services available in the community
    • Allowing agencies to promote their services and recruit volunteers

    April 18, 2018

    8:00 AM – 2:00 Pm

    O’Connor Field House, Caldwell, ID

    Service Provider Registration Form

    What to Know When Your Child Becomes Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

    Join a conversation between a parent and Juvenile Justice professional as they share information about court processes, how to be prepared, and factors to consider when a child with mental illness become involved in the system.

    Monday, April 23rd

    1:00 PM MDT

    Ashwood Recovery and Northpoint Recovery Lunch and Learn: Codependency in the Family

    Presented By: Marilyn Brown, LMFT and Jonathan Meldrum, CADC

    Presentation Overview:

    • What is codependency?
    • Who does it affect?
    • How is codependency treated?

    Thursday, April 26th

    12:00-1:00 PM MDT

    Ashwood Recovery, Boise ID

    Film Screening and Guided Discussion: Raising of America

    Imagine an opportunity where we can change the conversation about why some children are thriving while others are struggling. Through the study of neuroscience, how a child’s earliest surroundings and interactions are directly affecting the developing brain, the foundation for life-long cognitive and emotional development, can be better understood.  Idaho Public Health Association, along with Idaho’s Sexual Violence Prevention Program are hosting a screening of two episodes from the Raising of America film series that illustrates how a strong start for all our children can lead to better individual outcomes and a healthier, safer, more prosperous and equitable America. Registration is required.

    Thursday, April 26th

    5:30-8:30 PM MDT

    The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove Street, Boise ID

    Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy CRAFT Training

    Supported by 20 years of peer-reviewed research, Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy (CRAFT) is a comprehensive behavioral program that teaches families to optimize their impact while avoiding confrontation or detachment. CRAFT methods provide families with a hopeful, positive, and more effective alternative to addressing substance problems than other intervention programs.

    April 30 – May 2, 2018

    Coeur d’Alene Resort, Idaho

    Idaho Mental Health Awareness Event

    May 4, 2018

    Proclamation presentation 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Idaho Statehouse

    Mental Health Event Flyer

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

    This year’s theme is Professional Practices & Promising Futures

    Keynote speakers:

    • Frances Patterson, PhD, IADCII, MAC, APA Diplomate, BCPC, CJAS, QSAP, QCS, Humor in Self-Care and Recovery
    • Cardwell Nuckols, PhD, The Opiate Crisis: Understanding and Treating the Opiate Addict, Emphasis on Heroin and Fentanyl and Its Analogues

    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

    5th Annual Idaho Out-of-School Network Summit: Power Up!

    Save the date: The Idaho Out-of-School Network is thrilled to announce the dates for our 5th Annual Out-of-School Summit, September 10th and 11th 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.

    September 10-11, 2018

    Boise State University, Boise Idaho

    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: A Hidden Epidemic: Alcohol and Opioid Use and Abuse by Adults 50-Plus

    An increasing number of adults 50-plus who use alcohol or other drugs are at greater risk for addiction because of metabolic changes, increased stressors, grief issues, loss of identity/dreams, chronic pain, other health issues or a loss of independence. Substance use problems in this population have been historically underestimated, and a new emerging epidemic is opioid use and abuse. Studies show that while the growing impact of opioids is having a strong effect on all ages, it’s especially deadly for the older population. While overdoses have nearly quadrupled overall since 2000, for people age 55 and older the increase is seven to eight times greater. Because symptoms in this population can mimic common medical and aging concerns, they are often misdiagnosed, and even when they seek treatment, they may not be properly treated.

    Please join nationally known expert and author Brenda Iliff, executive director of Hazelden in Naples, which offers specialized programming for adults 50-plus. She will share profound insights into identifying addiction in these adults and provide innovative ways to work with them. You’ll learn the most up-to-date, effective and evidence-based methods to help your clients and their families.

    April 18, 2018, 11:00 pm MT

    Webinar: Veterans and Tobacco: Population, Product Use, and Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Describe U.S. military veterans’ use of five tobacco product types: cigarettes, cigars, roll-your-own tobacco, pipes, and smokeless tobacco.
    • Identify population-wide, evidence-based policy solutions that will reduce smoking among veterans.
    • Describe rates of smoking among veterans receiving health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and tobacco use treatment in the VA.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:00am MDT (90 minutes)

    Webinar:  Impact of ACEs and Adoption of Trauma-Informed Approaches in Integrated Settings

    Join the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) and nationally-recognized speakers for this webinar to learn more about trauma and its impact, hear the case for adopting trauma-informed approaches, and walk through a methodology for implementing trauma-informed care.

    Presenters: Linda Ligenza, LCSW, Clinical Services Director, National Council for Behavioral Health; Karen Johnson, LCSW, Senior Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health; Patricia Gerrity, Ph.D, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Community Programs, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Health Center, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University

    April 18, 2018
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT

    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.

    Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare

    Developing cultural competence is a process, not an endpoint. Features of a culturally competent health practitioner include understanding the concept of culture and how it can influence emotions. Clinicians must demonstrate a willingness to explore culture from the perspectives of those from diverse backgrounds while leveraging appropriate strategies for working with such individuals.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 11:00 p.m. MDT

    ASAM Webinar: Pathways to the Addiction Medicine Subspecialty

    This webinar will provide an overview of the current state of the addiction epidemic and the huge gap in addiction treatment. It will then move on to the role physicians can play to help close this gap, and the importance to sit for the ABPM Addiction Medicine exam. The webinar will finish with an ABPM representative discussing the details of how physicians can apply for the ADM exam and any “lessons learned” from last year. There will be a 10-15 minute Question and Answer session at the end of our webinar.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    10:00 am MT

    Webinar: Behavioral Health Disparities Overview

    In this first Webinar, the Behavioral Health Disparities Overview, participants will learn

    • How behavioral health disparities are defined
    • Several frameworks that explain behavioral health disparities
    • An overview of findings from key national reports and research
    • An overview of how social determinants contribute to behavioral health disparities and unequal access to evidence-based/quality behavioral health care
    • An overview of how certain practices and policies might contribute to behavioral health disparities

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    12:00 – 2:00 pm MT

    Webinar: Comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment

    Join presenters Michael Weaver, MD, FASAM, DABAM and Don Hall, LCDC, for this free NAADAC webinar and learn about the different types of medication-assisted treatments (MAT) for alcohol, nicotine, and opioids and the respective roles of the doctor, medical staff, and substance use disorder counselor. The presenters will discuss how the doctor identifies clients that would benefit from MAT, as well as the information that the counselor needs to have available to engage the client, help to develop compliance with the regimen, and how to prepare the client for eventual withdrawal from the long-term maintenance medications, or for ongoing maintenance.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    1:00-2:30 pm MT

    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

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

    The DEA will have local drop sites posted on their website on April 1.

    April 28, 2018

    NADAAC Webinar: Advocating in Your State – Where Most of the Rubber Meets the Road!

    This webinar provides an overview of how to build relationships with your state officials and how to have your voice heard. It will also share ideas on how to connect locally with your elected federal officials to influence current legislation and bring the local picture into focus for your legislators. The presentation will prepare a novice in advocacy with how to get started, as well as bring new ideas to the more experienced. Register now – earn 1 NAADAC CE!

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    12:00 pm MT

    NADAAC Webinar: Intergenerational Trauma and the Healing Forest Model

    The concept of Wellbriety (sobriety/wellness) will be introduced as balance and connection to the natural laws that create healing. Culturally based tools are discussed for ways to heal families. A combination of immense losses and traumatic events that have perpetrated an entire culture, need healing as natives across the nation are encouraged to reinstate cultural ways, language and sacred traditions. The unfortunate consequences of trauma include not believing you have a future, difficulties within families and a distrust of the outside world, which is passed down throughout each generation. Healing will take place through an application of cultural and spiritual knowledge.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    12:00 pm MT

    NADAAC Webinar: Ensuring Fidelity to Motivational Interviewing Among Frontline Service Providers

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based treatment protocol often used when treating individuals with substance use disorders. The literature supports MI as an effective strategy for reducing symptoms of substance use disorders. However, while many service providers express agreement with the spirit of MI and align ideologically with MI, MI is a detailed treatment protocol that requires training and skill. This webinar will explore how fidelity to MI was monitored at Prism Health North Texas, an HIV/AIDS service organization in Dallas, Texas. We will detail specific tools, continuous improvement and evaluation processes, and practical strategies that increase fidelity to MI principles among care coordinators.

    Wed, May 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

    NAADAC Northwest Regional Conference: Exploring Treatment Alternatives

    May 31st – June 2, 2018

    Portland Oregon

    The conference will feature three intensive days of training sessions with national trainers, such as Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CADC-V, CADC III, Deena Vandersloot, MEd, Malcom Horn, LCSW, MAC, SAP, NCIP, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP.

    Conference attendees will be able to earn up to 21.25 CEs for the full conference.

    NADAAC Webinar: Therapeutic Considerations of Psychopharmacology for Opiate Use Disorder

    This presentation will prepare clinicians and administrators for implementing or improving their buprenorphine medication assisted outpatient program. Clinicians will explore potential client profiles and learn how to identify appropriate buprenorphine patients. Due to the high rate of co-occurring MH disorders with opiate use disorder, considerations for that population will be reviewed. Finally, participants will become aware of the value of effective collaboration between therapists and prescribers to create an effective person centered plan.

    Wed, June 13, 2018

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

    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

    The Opioid Crisis: The Clinician’s Role and Treatment Practices

    Prescription drug and opioid abuse is a public health crisis affecting the Greater Pittsburgh area, the region, and the entire country. Stakeholders of all types are finding ways to work together to heal communities, promote recovery, and address stigma. Join the conversation and be part of the solution at the third annual Summit for Clinical Excellence on the Opioid Crisis in Pittsburgh, June 25-26. The Summit offers intermediate to advanced clinical training for mental and behavioral health professionals as well as insights on opioid addiction for stakeholders of all types.

    Pittsburg, PA

    Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

    June 25-26, 2018

    NADAAC Webinar: Picking up the Pieces for Wholeness and Recovery

    It is one thing to have a problem and another to be a problem. Substance-abuse problems turn people into problems, and this identification and confusion provokes shame, denial, and relapse. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidenced-based practice that gives counselors the perspective and tools for working creatively with the all the parts of the self to deactivate shame and empower hope and change. IFS makes counseling a joy.

    Wed, June 27, 2018

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MDT

    2018 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference

    The Trauma-Informed Certification Track (Day 1 only) is designed to help you begin to make the paradigm shift necessary to effectively respond to individuals impacted by trauma. Trauma-Informed Certification Track is limited to 100 participants for English-language course; and 30 participants for Spanish-language course.

    General Conference Sessions (Day 1 and Day 2, various sessions detailing strategies and process for trauma-informed practices; participation limited to room size) including: six Community Implementation Sessions (6 sessions offered over Day 1 and Day 2; no repeats) The origin of the CRI movement was based on the premise that whatever the problem, community is the answer, and a community-wide approach in addressing negative experiences through Resilience is our passion.

    June 26-28, 2018

    Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington

    2525 North 20th Avenue

    Pasco, WA 99301

    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

    NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars

    Attendees may register to attend one of five full-day pre-conference sessions on October 5, 2018, one of three full-day post-conference sessions on October 9, and/or a two-day U.S. Department of Transportation – Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Re-Qualification training on October 9 & 10.

    October 5th-9th, 2018

    Houston, Texas

    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.

    Save the Date: 42nd Annual AMERSA Conference: Interdisciplinary Addiction Strategies: Prevent, Discover, Teach, Treat

    The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), founded in 1976, is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy.

    November 8th – 10th, 2018
    InterContinental Mark Hopkins – San Francisco

  • 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