Training

These resources include:

  • in-person trainings
  • scheduled online trainings
  • self-paced online trainings
  • printed training materials and references in a wide variety of topics relevant for the addictions workforce
See the Calendar for specific, scheduled training opportunities which are in-person, online or both.

AdCare Educational Institute develops statewide trainings, education and logistics management with the MA DPH Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Also includes the AdCare ACE (Addiction Counselor Education) program. Online trainings available

AddictionCounselorCE.com offers continuing education (CEUs) for Addiction Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and others in the mental health disciplines.  Online trainings available

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England is a regional center supported by SAMHSA Online trainings available

Training calendar for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

The Institute for Geriatric Social Work at the Boston University School of Social Work is dedicated to strengthening the workforce for an aging society through educational innovation, workforce change and research. Among their offerings is the Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate Online... Read More

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Trains local grassroots groups to assess substance abuse-related problems and develop comprehensive plans to address them, using effective community problem-solving strategies

The Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders combines workshops and seminars with an industry showcase.

Praxis, funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), draws on best practices and the latest research to train and support addiction professionals to deliver recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services. Current offerings include trainings on: Harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Opioid Overdose Prevention.

Our live, online courses delve deeply into specific evidence-based and promising practices. We use cutting-edge, easy-to-use technology to engage learners in conversation with one another and expert instructors.

The Community Health Training Institute is a partnership between MA Department of Public Health and Health Resources in Action. We provide targeted skills development to individuals and teams working to build healthy communities in Massachusetts. Our in-person trainings and webinars are customized around core competencies that include: Coalition Building; Leadership;... Read More

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery.  Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long term recovery, CCAR is there to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access area support services.

The Division on Addictions – Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance coordinates research, education, training and communication relevant to substance abuse through Harvard Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

Hazelden offers a variety of professional training:

  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies offers a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling and a Certificate in Addiction counseling.
  • Professionals in Residence Program for Healthcare professionals, addiction counselors, Mental Health providers and other professionals
  • Online continuing education courses, product trainings offered live... Read More

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy and program development agency.  Trainings on a wide variety of topics are available through BSAS Training Calendar.

Institute for Wellness Education

IWE created competencies and curriculum for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wellness Coaching Registered Apprenticeship Program. Training is online, self-paced, and led by experts. Approach is human-to-human and heart-to-heart. IWE empowers students to help their community live longer, healthier, and happier lives.... Read More

Laban's Addiction Specific Trainings provide distance-learning opportunities for drug and alcohol counselors and a variety of behavioral health professions Online trainings available

The Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program's main goals are to increase the number of Latinos and Latinas with addiction treatment credentials; to increase the Latino community’s access to culturally and linguistically competent care; and to increase the capacity of the publicly funded system to serve Latinos/as, while improving treatment outcomes.

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling

The Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training and Technical Assistance program (MASBIRT TTA) supports BSAS’ ongoing efforts to establish SBIRT practice as a standard of care in diverse healthcare settings throughout Massachusetts by providing implementation and sustainability guidance, along with skills training and coaching for all levels of clinical and administrative personnel.

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The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MASSTAPP) supports communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addressing substance abuse prevention, offering technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)-funded programs and other communities across the state.

The National Council for Behavioral Health (The National Council) members are community mental health and substance use treatment organizations, and the organization's mission is to advance members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. Online trainings available

The New England Institute for Addiction Studies (NEAIS) offers the New England Schools of Addiction Studies, Prevention Studies, and Best Practices; Annual Addiction Medicine Conference for General Healthcare Providers and Addictions Professionals

The Northeastern University Institue on Urban Health Research and Practice conducts projects on behavioral health interventions with specific populations, providing guidance on how to tailor practices to be most effective for specific populations.

On-Demand Training

On-Demand training opportunities allow you to work online on at your own pace and according to your own schedule. 

Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers/Provider's Council offers a Certificate in Supervision consisting of six sessions addressing the challenges of supervision.  The training can apply to continuing education credits.

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 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. ... Read More

The Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic. PCSS-O provides free, online CME programs on the safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and safe and effective treatment of opioid use disorder. ... Read More

SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technlogies is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation's behavioral health workforce.

The mission of the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.

SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) works to close the gap between available treatment capacity and demand; Supports the adaptation and adoption of evidence-based and best practices by community-based treatment programs and services; and improves and strengthens substance abuse treatment organizations and systems.  It has a set of... Read More

SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol Series and Technical Assistance Publications ("TIPs" and "TAPs") provide guidance for individuals and organizations. There is also an e-learning component, approved by NAADAC. Online trainings available

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration-Health Resources Services Administration's Center for Integrated Health Solutions provides a Workforce section with education and training resources for all members of integrated care teams. Online trainings avaliable

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based, public health approach to delivering early intervention to anyone who uses alcohol and/or drugs in unhealthy ways.

Apply to participate in the New Adolescent SBIRT Nurse Preceptor Program

See the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center's On-Demand offerings.

The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here for a list of upcoming online trainings.

Knowledge @ Work (K@W) units are online, self-paced webinars which cover topics important for anyone working in human services and health care. K@W units are completed on your own schedule using illustrated slides, readings, audio and video clips, activities, and quizzes.

This training is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma informed care.  While this training was developed specifically for substance use disorder treatment professionals, anyone who wants to know more about the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders may benefit from it.

The training is broken down into four separate one-hour modules.  Each module is designed to... Read More

The Opioid Use Disorder Education Program (OUDEP) is an accredited, free, online medical education program for the identification and management of opioid disorder. This program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborating to treat patients with substance use disorder.

 

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The Federal Addiction Technology Transfer Center's Network Coordinating Office maintains the ATTC Network's Online Learning Portfolio at HealtheKnowledge.org. There are free courses, both self-paced and instructor-led. Continuing Education credits are available for a small fee per contact hour. Online trainings available.

The purpose of the Certified Wellness Coach Training Program is to develop a cohort of trained community members of all ages, from teens to older adults, from professionals to lay people, who can influence and inspire those around them. They do this by modeling positive lifestyle choices, sharing accounts of their own wellness journey, and using evidence-based tools to help others reflect on their current state of health and... Read More

The InterNational Association of Peer Supporters, Inc. (formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists), is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peer support in mental health systems.

A free, interactive course "Military Culture: Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals" by the Center for Deployment Psychology, offered as part of the Veterans Administration's Community Provider Toolkit.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adolescent substance use screening and education as part of routine care, using the universal Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). However, many health professionals report having little time, training, tools, and treatment resources to conduct SBIRT with... Read More