COVID-19 UPDATE: As restrictions on indoor activities begin to allow for in-person trainings, our summer offerings will remain live, interactive webinars. As things return to normal in the post-pandemic timeframe, Advanced Counselor Training will continue providing 3 trainings of this topic per year. Spring and Fall trainings will be live, in-person trainings, and the summer will always now be live, interactive webinars. This workshop is scheduled as a live, interactive webinar using the Zoom platform. This will allow opportunity to participate in this workshop for those who cannot or do not want to travel to Tinton Falls, NJ location, and for those preferring the interactive webinar as their format of choice moving forward. We will be starting this practice with this summer’s live, interactive webinar workshop and hopefully by the fall we will be back to live, in-person workshops. However, live, in-person workshops will only resume when it is safe to do so. If you are good with proceeding in this webinar format, then please feel free to register today!
I know what you’re thinking … a webinar? Really? Yes, and I solemnly swear to do my best to not make this a snooze fest! Here is recent feedback from webinars:
“The instructor was awesome and really made the training fun. Great information and very enjoyable, even as a webinar over Zoom!” – April, 2020
“Thank you for making it feel like we were with a real person, not a webinar-bot. It was the best webinar presentation in last 51 days of social isolation, and I have done lots of webinars.” – April, 2020
“An amazing distribution of information!” – May, 2020 (and yes that is actual feedback from a webinar participant).
“Glenn was engaging and very interactive. This was probably the best web based CE I have attended and I really appreciate how enthusiastic the presenter was to keep us engaged.” – September, 2020
“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021
Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Current Drug Trends
The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids, MDPV, Mephedrone, Kratom, and other emerging drugs that have been showing up with clients recently. Workshop participants will be introduced to the physiology of these drugs and how they can possibly impact, mimic and exacerbate mental health disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders. Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse in both youth and adults will be discussed as will the latest trends both on the national and local levels.
NOTE: This course satisfies the statutory requirement of one contact hour being in education programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion. This is pursuant to P.L. 2017, c. 341 for both LPCs 2[12.] 11.2 and LCSWs 2[11.] 10.2.
July 9, 2021
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Live, Interactive Webinar using the Zoom Platform
By attending this conference you will be able to do the following:
1.Workshop participants will be able to differentiate the major elements the Federal Government uses when classifying drugs from schedule 1 through schedule 5.
2.Workshop participants will be able to identify three different energy drinks w/alcohol & their side effects.
3.Workshop participants will be able to identify at least two differences (in terms of negative effects) that occur with the ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids.
4.Workshop participants will be able to identify which class of drugs synthetic cannabinoids & bath salts (synthetic cathinones) are classified under in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Workshop participants will be able to list at least three negative side effects of each.
5.Workshop participants will be able to differentiate differences that drugs of abuse such as Adderall, Oxycodone and Suboxone are classified under in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Workshop participants will be able to list three negative side effects of each drug listed in this lecture.
6.Workshop participants will be able to list and describe two different best practice therapy approaches regarding counseling clients who are abusing these emerging substances of abuse.
7.Workshop participants will be able to verbalize current legal issues both locally and nationally as they relate to using these emerging substances of abuse.
8.Workshop participants will be able to list and identify three street names and at least one route of administration of the research chemicals covered in this lecture.
This will be a live, interactive webinar using the Zoom platform. We will have interaction utilizing real-time questions and answers, Zoom polling questions, and breakout room small group exercises.
How do I obtain my certificate of completion in a Webinar World?:
Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the workshop day to participants who meet our requirements. We will determine conference attendance through Zoom logs (as Zoom tracks when people enter and leave a conference), ensuring participants were attending during the entire conference. NOTE: You must use your own computer, if you and an office mate are attending the conference, do not surf off somebody else’s monitor because Zoom will state you weren’t in attendance. Your fillable PDF workshop evaluation will be emailed to you prior to the conference. Please fill out this evaluation and email it back to us at the same email address that sent you the evaluation. PDF Certificates of completion will be emailed to participants within 48 hours upon the return of the workshop evaluation.
Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for this 1 day workshop can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $4.04 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards. Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.
Advanced Counselor Training keeps all information private. None of your information will go out to any other vendors, marketers, or other 3rd party applications or programs. On-line sign-up is done via a secured, encrypted server and any hard copy information sent to Advanced Counselor Training is stored in a locked, secure location.
Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.
Any social worker not pleased with the complaint resolution provided by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC may appeal to the CE accrediting entity or their jurisdictional board. The State Board of Social Worker Examiners at the Division of Consumer Affairs can be reached at (973) 504-6495.
If you need any accommodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the workshop. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30 AM – Sign-in/Morning Coffee Station
9:00 AM – History of drug emergence and of being federally controlled (10 min)
1. Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.
9:10 AM – Synthetic Cannabinoids (50 min)
1. History of classifying/prohibiting marijuana.
2. Synthetic vs. naturally occurring cannabinoids.
3. What are synthetic cannabinoids and the history of their rise in popularity.
4. Classes of synthetic cannabinoids.
5. Effects and dangers.
6. Generational iterations of synthetic cannabinoids.
7. Legal Status both locally and nationally.
8. Vaporizor’s with Marijuana/Hash Oils
10:00 AM – MDPV/Mephedrone (“Bath Salts”) (50 min)
1. What are “bath salts” and the history of their rise in popularity.
2. Synthetic amphetamines with hallucinogenic properties.
3. Dangers/lethality/Poison Control Center data.
4. Timeline, effects of use and relation to Ecstasy.
5. Legal status in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nationally.
10:50 AM – (15 Minute Morning Break)
11:05 AM – Opiates and Synthetic Opiates (1 hour)
1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.
2. Opiates (Opium, Kratom) and synthetic opioids (Heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin).
3. Medicated assisted treatment for opiate addiction (Methodone, Suboxone, Vivitrol).
4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine
5. Dangers/effects of use.
6. Differential Diagnosis issues and group exercise
12:05 PM – Lunch (On Your Own)
1:05 PM – National Emerging Trends of Existing Drugs (Cocaine and Alcohol) (1 hour)
1. History of classifying/prohibiting alcohol and cocaine
2. Cocaine lacing trends
3. Alcohol trends (alcopops, and different routes of ingestion)
4. History of prohibition of different drug classes
2:05 PM – (15 Minute Afternoon Break)
2:20 PM – Molly/Hallucinogens, Synthetic Hallucinogens, Ketamine and Detramethorphan (1 hour)
1. History of classifying/prohibiting hallucinogens
2. Ecstasy & new trends with MDMA (Molly)
3. Synthetic psilocybin, 2C-I, 2C-E and the “new school” of synthetic hallucinogens
5. Old School Trends (PCP, Ketamine)
8. Salvia Divinorum & Salvinorin A
3:20 PM – Other Emerging Trends – (10 min)
1. Drug trend possibly on the horizon (Krokodil & Oxi)
3:00 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination
5 Hour Emerging Drugs of Abuse Workshop
$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 06/25/21)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 06/26/21 – 07/07/21)
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Is this course approved for LCSWs, LSWs, LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, LAFMTs and/or LFMTs?
This course is an NBCC approved course which is good for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, LAFMTs and LMFTs. We have submitted this course for consideration of 5 contact hours through ASWB ACE.
2) I see on your website/brochure the following: “This course satisfies the statutory requirement of one contact hour being in education programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs”, is that something new as I have never heard of that requirement?
Yes it is a relatively new requirement. It has NOT been posted in either the LCSW or LPC regulations yet, though it has been a requirement from the State of New Jersey since January, 2018. This new requirement is pursuant to P.L. 2017, c. 341 which can be found by clicking here. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see the following:
2[11.] 10.2 (New Section) The State Board of Social Work Examiners shall require that the number of credits of continuing education required of each person licensed or certified by the board as a condition of renewal include at least one credit of educational programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
2[12.] 11.2 (New Section) The Professional Counselor Examiners Committee shall require that the number of credits of continuing education required of each person licensed by the board as a condition of renewal include at least one credit of educational programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
3) Is this new requirement (P.L. 2017, c. 341) just for LPCs and LCSWs?
No! It is also a requirement for Licensed Psychologists (LPs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs). Those regulations are listed on that same website above the LPC and LCSW sections. Only LCADCs/CADCs do not have this requirement.
4) Will this workshop only be held as a webinar?
Currently, we are holding all workshops as live, interactive webinars using the Zoom platform. Once it is safe and we are allowed to go back to live, in-person workshop formats, we will be holding this conference with both live, in-person options and continue to provide live, interactive webinars for those who do not want to attend a live workshop. We have held our live workshops in Tinton Falls, NJ as it is a central location allowing people access throughout the state.
5) If the workshop is presented in both a live, interactive webinar and as an in-person training, can I take this workshop in a hybrid fashion (e.g., take the webinar portion in the morning, and later attend the in-person workshop in the afternoon?)
No! We currently do not have approval for the hybrid format, nor are we seeking approval for the hybrid format. Therefore, the entire workshop must be taken either as a live, interactive webinar or as an in-person live workshop.
6) I have both my LPC and LCADC. Since the LCADC does not have this requirement, do I still have to take the 1 hour of opioid training every 2 years?
YES! According to the LPC licensing board a licensee will still have to take this 1 hour requirement. Please see the LPC committee opinion on this issue below: