Training

Clinical Supervision for Chemical Dependency Counselors 
This 12 hour course will provide a framework for the definition and usefulness of clinical supervision; identify the role of a clinical supervisor; identify the dimensions of clinical supervision; describe the adult learning theory as it relates to clinical supervision.
 
Chemical Dependency and Comprehensive Case Management
Case management has been linked to better client outcomes in areas such as mental health and HIV services. The field of chemical dependency has now recognized that providing this same level of case management services to individuals recovering from chemical dependency will serve the interest of the patient, providers and the community.
 
The course will cover competencies, case management principles, meeting the challenges in pre/post treatment, and aftercare. Issues dealing with conflict of interest will be explored.
 
Case Management
This coursework will explore case management skills, client advocacy, wellness and recovery action plans, assertiveness skills and how to evaluate the case management efforts.
 
Counselor Burnout
Provides a framework for the understanding of Counselor Burnout in relationship to work, and working with chemical dependency individuals many of whom are returning to the same treatment programs with chronic relapses.
 
Corporate Compliance
This one day course is intended to assist program administrators in the development of compliance protocol for successful program compliance and reducing organizational risk in Chemical Dependency Programs, and other healthcare environment.
 
Confidentiality (42CFR) and PHI
The violations of federal confidentiality laws that govern the health records of healthcare recipients are very serious and can lead to the loss of credentials, and or operating certificate. This 12 hour course will also cover the HIPAA standards relative to records management and organizational standards.
 
Counselor Ethics
Some of the issues that will be explored and discussed during the six hour course:
  • Ethical responsibilities and practices which are common to the workplace.
  • Ethical values and responsibilities to the broader society’s norm. 
  • Ethical responsibilities to clients; ethical responsibilities to colleagues.
  • Ethical responsibilities that defines all professional relationships relative to the working environment; values clarification; justice in ethics means giving each person what he or she deserves, or in more traditional terms, giving each person his/her due.
Do we practice favoritism that gives benefits to some people without a justifiable reason for singling them out? How do we determine what people (your clients) deserve especially when they do not follow certain recommendations?
 
Conducting Effective Chemical Dependency Evaluation
This six hour course work will focus on the elements that are of importance in conducting an effective evaluation. The purpose of an evaluation will be explored relative to collecting all of the important information that will serve in the development of an individual action plan. 
 
Cultural Competency
Systems and organizations must sanction, and in some cases mandate the incorporation of culturally specific knowledge into policy making, infrastructure and practice. This six hour course will provide a definition and conceptual framework for policy makers and organizations; emphasis will be placed on culturally competent guiding values and principles.
 
Documentation Skills
The purpose of this six hour training is to ensure that individuals working in the field of human services understand the importance of documented information. Emphasis will be placed on purpose, integration, clarity, actionable, cause and effect, omission, process and training. 
 
Harm Reduction Techniques
To provide a framework in which to understand the harm reduction techniques in relationship to work, and working with chronic relapsing individuals, in a chronic healthcare environment.
 
HIPAA Standards(65CFR)
This course will explain the uses and disclosures of identifiable health information that are allowed or permitted by the HIPAA privacy regulations, regardless of the healthcare setting.
 
Hepatitis “C”
To provide health and human service workers/providers/counselors with information relative to providing care and services to individuals who are positive for Hepatitis “C”, or who are at risk of becoming infected.
 
Heroin Treatment and Management
The goal of this training is to examine and understand the history of Heroin/Opiates to include an overview of its national and international significance, its effects on the under-ground economy, and laws that went into effect in the US giving some attention to timelines. Discuss historical Heroin treatment and its impact on infectious disease prevention, harm reduction and its overall usefulness to the field of addiction treatment. Examine, assess, and challenge common assumptions regarding the use, addiction and treatment of those individuals for whom chemical dependency continues to be problematic. Working in small group’s participants will examine their working knowledge of addiction treatment utilizing the attached case study to construct a bio-psychosocial, and treatment plan that would be suitable for the client in question as if you were in fact the counselor responsible for his treatment, and treatment outcome in your agency. Develop a utilization review summarizing the client’s readiness for change and the agency’s ability to assist the client’s recovery.
 
Recovery Coach Training
This is a five day training utilizing the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery model (CCAR). The purpose and focus of the training is on training individuals who are interested in becoming peer based recovery support person to an individual who is recovering from chemical dependency. Participants must complete the full five days of training to claim the title of a recovery coach.
 
Records Management
The focus on this workshop will be specific to the scope of practice that is the participants will be working in, i.e hospital, health centers, or private offices. Note this training maybe tailored to meet specific organizational needs.
 
Suboxone Treatment as an Alternative to Opiate Use
See training for Heroin Management and Treatment.
 
Interventions for Families Involved with Chemical Dependency
The goal of this six hour course is to present an in-dept examination of the specific characteristics, dynamics and best practice interventions in working with families affected by chemical dependency. The course will provide brief details relative to addiction with emphasis on dispelling the myths about the irrational behaviors of the individual family member that is chemically addicted
 
Using Diagnostic Tools for Diagnosing Chemical Dependency
This four hour workshop will focus specifically on the diagnostic tools that are used in the diagnosing of chemical dependency.
 
Women and Chemical Dependency
This workshop will explore the most effective models of care for women in recovery; components will include overcoming barriers to outreach and treatment.