Schedule of Classes
Core Classes - Spring 2014 (7 Required Courses)
Role of the Addiction Treatment Counselor (ATC)
January 17-18, 2014
Description: This seminar explores the necessary skills and abilities necessary for those seeking the credential of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Counseling methodologies will be reviewed as well as agency setting in which substance abuse counseling takes place.
Instructor: Roland Lamb, Director, Addiction Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services.
Drug and Alcohol Education
January 24-25, 2014
Description: An introduction to the physiological mechanism underlying the affects of alcohol and other drugs on the brain, the individual and society. Topics include basic pharmacology, placebo and an overview of the nervous system.
Instructor: William Hample, B.S., Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Senior Probation Officer for State of New Jersey
Intake/Assessment/Record Keeping with the Substance Abuser
January 31 & February 1, 2014
Description: Documentation skills are an essential component in the field of substance abuse counseling. This seminar reviews the essential elements of record keeping as it relates to effective treatment and further defines the standards by which agencies are reviewed for compliance in this regard.
Instructor: Laura B. Jones, M.Ed/CAC, Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, North Philadelphia Health System
Ethical Decision Making: Discovering Solutions to Ethical Situations in Substance Abuse Treatment
February 7-8, 2014
Description: This course will provide an operational model for identifying, problem solving, and resolving relevant ethical issues confronting the substance abuse treatment staff member. Participants will have opportunities to utilize this model to identify current ethical practice problems, recognize applicable ethical and legal issues, and discover methods to assist in the resolution of these problems. Issues of confidentiality as related to the treatment of substance abusers and their families will be a primary area of focus in this course.
Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Substance Abusers
February 14-15, 2014
Description: This seminar will walk the counselor from the initial meeting with the client to their involvement in an ongoing counseling relationship. The essential ingredients for counselor skill-building will be explored as well as practiced in this core seminar.
Instructor: Nailah Green, MS, LCADC, CCJP, Substance Abuse Evaluaor, State of New Jersey Office of the Judiciary
February 21-22, 2014
Description: Being able to work with groups in counseling is a critical skill. Topics covered in this class include observational methods in groups, supportive vs. self‑awareness group therapy, an overview of group therapy approaches and how to lead a therapy group. Develop your skills in group counseling through this core class.
Instructor: Paul Boyd, MS, CAADC, Clinical Coordinator for the Co-Occurring Disorders Unit at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, adjunct professor for Eastern University and Camden County College
**New Core Course**
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
February 28 & March 1, 2014
This course is designed to introduce the most common mental health disorders. This includes a review of the relevant signs, symptoms and diagnostic criteria. They will see how substance related problems as well as barriers to maintaining sobriety interplay with the mental health diagnosis. Participants will practice various techniques that apply to both mental health and substance related disorders, seeing how to best address client’s complex needs. Responding to suicidality will also be emphasized.
Instructor: Galeet Farrow: MA, LPC, NBCC, Assistant Dean of Students for Alcohol and Drug Intervention- Villanova University
Elective Courses - Spring 2014 (select any 5)
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING AND MOTIVATIONAL ENHANCEMENT THERAPY
March 14-15, 2014
Description: This training is designed for addictions professionals and other professionals who are working with substance abusing populations. As one of the evidence based practices endorsed by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Motivational Interviewing has become a integral component in the treatment arsenal for therapists and counselors who regularly work with substance abuse disorders. The training includes: Overview of the Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy Model, Stages of Client’s Readiness to Change, Building Motivation for Change, Comparison and Contrast with Other Treatment Approaches.
Instructor: Tom Baier, MHS, LPC, CADC, CCS,
INFECTIOUS DISESES (formally HIV)
March 21-22, 2014
Description: This course will take an in-depth look at some of the most prevalent infectious diseases that are associated with drug and alcohol use, abuse and/or dependence. Topics will include H.I.V., Sexually transmitted diseases, and other infectious agents.
Instructor: Lynne Rittenhouse, M.S
Certified A.I.D.S. EducatorExecutive Director for Addiction Service at JEVS Human Services Relapse Prevention
**New Elective Course**MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY (MAT)
March 28-29, 2014
Description: This course will help students understand the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that when treating substance-use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is clinically driven with a focus on individualized patient care.
Instructor: M. Dean Bowman LCADC, CCDP, CCJP, Drug Court Coordinator
April 4-5, 2014
Description: ‘Addicts don’t have families, they have hostages!’ Although the definition of co-dependency has evolved during the last four decades to encompass a host of pathological issues negatively impacting family relationships, in this course, the topic of co-dependency is explored primarily through the context of the addict/alcoholic and its impact on the family unit. Learners will be able to identify and understand how co-dependent behavior sabotages a client’s recovery and impedes the healing process. Skill building sessions will equip the learner with practical interventions that will address co-dependent behaviors utilizing a therapeutic approach.
Instructor: Nailah Green, MS, LCADC, CCJPSubstance Abuse Evaluator State of NJ Office of the Judiciary
CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT CRIMINAL OFFENDER: TRENDS AND TREATMENT
April 11-12, 2014
Description: This course examines the link between chemical dependency and the criminal offender. Students will receive an in-depth look at how crime and chemical dependency contribute to the increasing problem of recidivism, prison overcrowding, and the use of drug and alcohol treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration. The course will explore the complexity of the ant-social personality, and effective treatment strategies designed to address the chemically dependent criminal offender will be presented.
Instructor: William Hample, BS, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Senior Probation Officer State of NJ
**New Elective Course**Problem Gambling: Special Population
April 25-26, 2014
Description: This seminar will orient participants to the history, etiology, and prevalence of problem and pathological gambling. The class will provide students with the knowledge of assessment, evaluation tools, treatment planning, counseling, interventions, and referral techniques. The characteristics and types of problem gamblers and their behaviors, cognitive dysfunctions, stages of progression, relapse prevention, stages of change, motivational interviewing, as well as similarities and differences with other addictions will be reviewed. The course will also cover the psychosocial impact of problem and pathological gambling on families as well as the negative consequences involving financial, employment, and legal issues including the co-occurring nature with other mental health conditions.
Instructor: Tom Baier, MHS, LPC, CADC, CCS, Executive Director for Addiction Service at JEVS Human Services
CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELOR (CAC) APPLICATION PROCESS
May 10, 2014
Description: This ½ day seminar will provide you with an understanding of all the CAC requirements and offer Written Test preparation strategies. This seminar is being offered Free of Charge to all students who have been, or are currently enrolled in the Certificate in Alcohol and Drug counseling Program. The fee for all other participants is $15.00. Space is limited. Students must register for this event.
Instructors: Mary Jo Mather PA Certification Board & Dean Bowman LCADC, CCDP, CCJP, Drug Court Coordinator