Training Resources: search scheduled trainings and self-paced online trainings
Check to see if training opportunities meet any of your educational, licensure or certification requirements – you may get an extra benefit in those areas in addition to the knowledge and skills from the training.
Most of these trainings could be useful for anyone working in addictions, across all the relevant disciplines.
Desciption: This three-hour professional development module is intended to educate different service providers, community members, coalitions, and other entities on the War on Drugs and how it has fostered racialized drug policies in the 21st century. Like alcohol Prohibition in the early... read more
Desciption: This curriculum is designed to educate and build skills about understanding secondary trauma and cumulative stress. A 2018 provider guide generated by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health discusses a trauma-informed approach as “...an approach to care that integrates an... read more
Recovery Coach Academy fulfills 30 of the 60 educational hours required to become a Massachusetts Certified Addiction Recovery Coach. Designed to provide those seeking to work as Recovery Coaches with a thorough overview of addiction science, the various substances of misuse and their effects,... read more
This training is recognized as a NAADAC Approved Provider. See below for additional 25 states under Meets the criteria for the NCPRSS credential.
October 13, 2021. 6 CEs. 9 AM – 4:30 PM
This class is designed for Peer Support Workers and Peer Recovery Coaches. Coaches will learn... read more
This workshop is grounded in the current reality that is NOW. Loss of purpose, social unrest and mental distress are all major factors in the modern world where both decisions have to be made and actions taken at a faster pace than ever before. As the roles of frontline workers continue to be... read more
This training focuses on the brain structures and systems involved in addiction, the role of learning in the addiction process, and the critical neurological differences between youth and adults. We will first review typical adolescent brain development and how... read more
This workshop will be highly interactive utilizing case studies and video vignettes to illustrate the information provided. The focus of the content will be an overview of changes in the DSM-5 and their implications for treatment planning and counseling. The impact... read more
Ethics and boundaries are the cornerstone of professional conduct for the wellbeing of both clients and counselors. This experientially based seminar will explore professional ethics, impact of HIPAA laws and ethical dilemmas encountered by the substance abuse counselor.... read more
Ethics trainings are not all created equal. Recovery Coaches need an understanding of ethics that differs from those of clinicians due to their unique role while guiding someone through their own recovery process.Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown... read more
Description: This training reviews fundamental concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for those new to the organization and for organizations just beginning to incorporate DEI principles to their mission. This highly interactive training includes breakout groups, videos... read more
This training is aimed at mid- to advanced level experienced clinicians, as well as experienced direct care staff, to learn about the evidenced-based, therapeutic curriculum created by Lisa Najavits called “Seeking Safety”. It is essential for participants to... read more
Virtual* Infinite Pathways of Recovery
With social media and prime time shows highlighting recovery as a possibility, recovery is slowly becoming a household word. Yet the most commonly championed path of going to “meetings” continues to be frequently suggested and recommended as a single... read more
Virtual* CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is a 5-day intensive training academy designed to provide individuals with an understanding of both the art and science of Recovery Coaching. Delivered in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy... read more
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Bilingual Spanish Speakers Encouraged
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is a 5-day intensive training academy designed to provide individuals with an understanding of both the art and science of Recovery Coaching. Delivered in a retreat like environment, the... read more
Description: This training examines policies and practices that are promoters and inhibitors of racial equity in employment. Activities and exercises address:Hiring practices and policies to amplify diversity, equity and inclusion Salaries... read more
Training Description: The use of the classic “Ice Breaker” activity can often backfire, making it more of an “ice-maker” experience for groups; meaning-a well intentioned activity offered for the purpose of tone setting and participant engagement can have the effect of creating... read more
What is a Recovery Coach? Anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 30-hour intensive training academy focusing on... read more
Training Description: The process of addiction recovery is difficult for adolescents and emerging adults (youth) and often involves multiple returns to use and subsequent rounds of treatment. Recovery capital is the total set of resources one can use to initiate and sustain recovery and is... read more
It can be challenging to run effective support groups for youth and young adults in recovery from substance use disorders. This training focuses on understanding the basic concepts of group work, best practices for structuring groups, and identifying ways to... read more
Training Description: Psychological First Aid has long been established as the gold standard of disaster responses. Created by a global team of experts, it is the only intervention endorsed by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government (FEMA/MEMA) for use in the... read more
Choices is a NAADAC Approved Provider.
This is a two-day training held on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.
Motivational Interviewing is evidence-based and said to be an integral role in counseling to initiate movement towards behavior change. How do Peer Recovery... read more
This class is designed for Peer Support Workers and Peer Recovery Coaches. Coaches will learn their role in Suicide Prevention as peer support workers.
Gain an Understanding of Suicide
Gain an Understanding of Suicide & Mental Illness
Review... read more
Do any of your clients have challenges like these…?Sporadic in follow-through in spite of intentions Difficulty doing things on their own Consistently get into difficult situations with others Wander away, “fade out,” “space out” Need tremendous amount of one-on-one support Can’t... read more
Training Description: This workshop will examine the behaviors and beliefs of those who cause harm in intimate relationships and deepen our understanding of perpetration as a behavior within the frameworks of white supremacy and other forms of superiority and domination.
Through an... read more
DESCRIPTION: This compassionate, interactive training provides an overview of sexual harassment and violence, and includes our Ethical Upstander© training. Data and activities will allow participants to consider the impact of sexual harassment and violence within the field of substance... read more
Training Description: This evidence-based training takes 2 hours and is for gatekeepers to learn how to help someone who might be considering suicide. Gatekeepers are people who, during the regular course of their lives, have contact with a certain population who might be at risk for... read more
Description: Successful outcomes between and client and staff depend on the quality of the professional relationship. As staff members, we are challenged to be supportive, empathetic, and understanding while maintaining a professional relationship with our clients. In this training we... read more
This training focuses on helping providers understand the differences between suicidal and non-suicidal self injurious (NSSI) behaviors, and to review therapeutic interventions used to address and reduce NSSI behavior for youth and young adults in substance use... 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.
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.
The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-hour CME Program empowers primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated... read more
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... read more
See the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center's ongoing offerings.
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 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,... read more
This training is A Comprehensive Introduction to Psychological Trauma for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals. It training is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma informed care. While this training was developed specifically for substance use... read more
We offer live and self-paced online courses through cutting-edge, easy-to-use technology that engages learners in conversation with one another and expert instructors. Our live, instructor-led courses delve deeply into specific evidence-based and promising practices. We also offer flexible, self... read more
Adolescent SBIRT Field Instructor and Preceptor Program. 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... 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... read more
Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter is the first in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.
Despite recognition of addiction as a health condition, terminology used in both... read more
Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery (WPAR) Program is the second in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.
Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that... read more
Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders is the third in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.
Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with... read more
In this 2-hour Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics course, you will explore what sustainability looks like in the context of substance misuse prevention—and how to prepare for sustainability planning in your community.
In this 5-hour Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention course, you will learn about the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, and specific drug effects—and get a glimpse of the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.
In this 2-hour Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews course, you will learn how to plan and conduct key informant interviews that produce the valuable information you need to inform your prevention efforts.
This 75 minute Men, Gender, and Trauma training will help substance use disorder and other treatment professionals understand how men’s socialization as men can interfere with recovery from substance use and other disorders. Specific techniques are presented for working with men to... read more
AlliesinRecovery.net puts together the best of what science and psychology offer when a family struggles with the drug or alcohol problems of a loved one. The CRAFT method has been carefully studied in 6 clinical trials and is the most effective approach of its kind for helping families to... read more
This course provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone).
The ATTC Educational Packages For Opioid Use Disorders provide training curricula and slides, online courses, recorded webinars, toolkits, and other resources related to working with people experiencing opioid use problems.
This 3-module training program for medical prescribers will address opioid use and opioid use disorder in pregnancy. During pregnancy medical providers must respond to women’s pain management and behavioral health needs while minimizing potential risks to the fetus, and this balance is further... read more
CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal is to inform clinicians of overdose death rates among U.S. women aged 30–64 years during 1999–2017, overall and by drug subcategories, and clinical implications for members of the health care... read more
SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Coupled with “motivational interviewing,” in which the clinician partners with the client to make decisions about the client’s care, SBIRT is... read more
EMO Health provides medication management support by addiction pharmacists to SUD treatment provider organizations across MA. Our team of healthcare professionals, risk managers, and trainers is dedicated to implementing innovative solutions that engage, empower, and transform our community.