August 1, 2022 (Live, Interactive Webinar)
Due to COVID-19 changing the way we participate in continuing education over the past 2 years, we have switched from in-person to live interactive webinars. This switch has shown us many conveniences such as not having to deal with traffic while attending a workshop, being able to schedule clients directly after a webinar (when you would be driving home from the in-person workshop), and other general conveniences that a live, interactive webinar provides to participants. Given this convenience, and the fact that all states where we teach allow live, interactive (synchronous) webinars to count as in-person workshops, we will continue to provide these trainings as live, interactive webinars for now. We will be keeping our eyes open for the possibility of live in-person workshops in 2023 and beyond, but for the remainder of 2022 we will continue with live, interactive webinars. Our live, interactive webinars will use 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:
“The most useful part of this course was the combination of comprehensive information, and how it was delivered. Glenn was enthusiastic and informative. He had endless informative examples and was ready to answer any questions that came up.” – April, 2022
Glenn presents the material in a knowledgeable way and provides amazing clarity to guidelines that can be confusing. I always look forward to his trainings and find them highly applicable. He is also approachable to ask questions and I feel individual needs are met in addition to the basic training material.” – February, 2022
“Glenn is literally the best instructor ever as he effectively uses his sense of humor and knowledge so that i actually retain the information. He keeps me very interested in the subject matter.” – November, 2021
“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
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.
August 1, 2022
Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Live Interactive Webinar using the Zoom Platform
December 5, 2022 (Live, Interactive Webinar)
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. Random cursing has occurred in the past. The presenter does his best to use outdated curse words that you have to Google to understand their meaning, like “tarnation” and “dagnabbit”. So, if you think a “muckspout couldn’t teach a hen to cluck” or if you find current curse words offensive… then DO NOT ATTEND!
DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due to random (tier 2) curse words, 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 has been shown to have certain side effects in less than 1% of the population. Side effects include professional confusion from laughing and learning, and mild to moderate irritability in some users. If any of these have occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include, but not limited to, 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 07/18/22)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 07/19/22 – 07/30/22)
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?
When live workshops resume again, then it will be offered in Tinton Falls and possibly other locations. However, we are seeing a couple of things 1) COVID variants causing rolling changes in live in-door events, and 2) the ease of being able to do continuing education remotely. We hope to go back to live workshops, but will only do so when it is safe and we feel enough people would support coming out to a live in-person workshop.
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.