COVID-19 UPDATE: As things return to normal in the post-pandemic timeframe, Advanced Counselor Training will be providing at least 3 trainings per year of each topic we provide. Based on participant feedback, we have decided to stay virtual throughout 2021. We are currently judging the desire to return to in-person trainings. Basically the pandemic has shown people that they can attend live, interactive webinars for their continuing education instead of going on site, dealing with traffic, etc. It is much easier to pop open your device, and attend a live, interactive webinar without the worry of traffic, COVID, or other concerns that could come with attending, in-person workshop. Thus we will continue to provide our top quality live, interactive webinars and continue to assess participants desire to return to live, in-person trainings in 2022. Our live, interactive webinars will be using the Zoom platform. 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:
“I chose this [Harm Reduction] course because it’s a topic to which I have a very visceral reaction and I wanted to challenge myself. I’m so happy that I did challenge myself. I realized that I thought I knew what encompasses harm reduction, but having more education about what good harm reduction means was a real game changer.” – August, 2021
“Glenn presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. He is very entertaining which helps to keep my attention. I would rank him as one of the best presenters ever.” – June, 2021
“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021
“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
“An amazing distribution of information!” – May, 2020 (and yes that is actual feedback from a webinar participant).
“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
Harm Reduction – From Principles to Practice
The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss all aspects of harm reduction. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 principles of harm reduction work. Participants will be able to define harm reduction. Participants will also be able to differentiate between a successful harm reduction approach and less successful approaches and identify at least two reasons behind unsuccessful approaches. Participants will be introduced into the diagnostic criteria of the DSM and dimensional criteria of the ASAM 3, in the lens of determining the need of admission to treatment and continued care need from a harm reduction treatment perspective. Participants will be able to identify three different medicated assisted treatments (MAT), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option.
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.
November 30, 2021
Workshop hours: 9:00 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 define harm reduction.
2. Workshop participants will be able to identify two harm reduction stances and be able to define the differences between these stances.
3. Workshop participants will be able to identify at least 3 harm reduction principles.
4. Workshop participants will be able to list how to use the DSM-5 and ASAM 3 criteria to help identify objective criteria to determine admission and/or continuing stay need.
5. Workshop participants will be able to identify how Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change can be utilized as a therapeutic style using a harm reduction perspective.
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.
This course is approved for 5 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). Harm Reduction: From Principles to Practice, Course #3606, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/01/2021 – 06/01/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Clinical continuing education credits.
Course Content Level:
Social Workers: Course content for this workshop is beginner/intermediate level.
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 email@example.com.
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. If curse words tend to give you existential angst and/or you find them offensive… then DO NOT ATTEND!
DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due random curse words (low level really, not the really bad ones), then it is possible this is NOT the workshop for you. Caution! Presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning may cause professional confusion in a small percentage of users; if this has occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include not attending this conference. A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!
8:30am – Zoom Meeting Opens for Participants to Enter
9:00am – Workshop Begins/Definitions (10 minutes)
1. Definitions of Addiction, Recovery and Harm Reduction.
1. History of harm reduction.
2. Helping to understand just what is harm reduction.
1. Naloxone – A harm reduction case study.
2. The starting point and history of naloxone.
3. Routes of naloxone administration.
4. Positives and negatives of what naloxone does.
5. Less successful harm reduction strategies: Medicinal Marijuana to stop Opioid Overdoses and South Dakota methamphetamine campaign.
1. 8 principles of harm reduction.
2. Harm reduction strategies – compassionate stance.
3. Harm reduction strategies – pragmatic stance.
4. Differences between the two HR stances.
5. Criticisms of harm reduction.
1. Brief overview and purpose of the ASAM 3 criteria.
2. The principles of the ASAM 3 criteria.
3. ASAM 3 criteria dimensions and assessment considerations.
4. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.
5. Differing criteria with stimulants, opioids and sedative/hypnotics.
6. Using the DSM and ASAM criteria using a harm reduction lens small group exercise.
1. Therapies commonly associated with harm reduction.
2. Atheroetical harm reduction counseling strategies.
3. Stages of Change in the harm reduction lens.
4. Motivational interviewing in the harm reduction lens.
1. 5 myths surrounding harm reduction work and the reality behind each myth.
1. 14 things all clinicians should embody when doing harm reduction work.
1. Harm reduction FAQ section.
2. Question/Answer Period.
9:10am – Overview of Harm Reduction (20 minutes)
9:30am – Successful and Less Successful Attempts at Harm Reduction (45 minutes)
10:15am – (15 Minute morning break)
10:30am – Principles of Harm Reduction (45 minutes)
11:15am – Diagnosing and Assessing using the ASAM 3 Criteria and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria using a harm reduction lens. (1.25 hours)
12:30pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm – Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Strategies (1 hour)
2:30pm – (15 minute afternoon break)
2:45pm – Myths and Realities of Harm Reduction (15 minutes)
3:00pm – Harm Reduction Clinical Tenets (15 minutes)
3:15pm – Harm Reduction FAQ (15 minutes)
3:30 PM – Worskhop Ends
5 Hour Workshop – Harm Reduction – From Principles to Practice
$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 11/16/21)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 11/17/21 – 11/28/21)
Substance Use Counselors, Clinical Directors, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, DMHAS Licensed Facilities and Case Managers.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Which licensures are these clock hours approved for?
This course is NBCC approved thus it is good for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, LMFTs and LAMFTs. Harm Reduction: From Principles to Practice, Course #3606, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/01/2021 – 06/01/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Clinical continuing education credits.
2) 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.
3) 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.