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 and the first quarter of 2022. 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
The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options
The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids. Participants will be able to identify national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use. Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids. Participants will be introduced into the assessment of and treatment of Opioid Use Disorders via the DSM 5 criteria, the latest nationally recognized medication assisted treatment (MAT), or more recently known as medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD) and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients. Participants will be able to identify three different medication assisted treatments (MAT/MOUD), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option. Workshop participants will be introduced to a harm reduction treatment paradigm and will be able to identify at least 3 different harm reduction principles when working with clients. Finally, workshop participants will engage in an interactive case that will develop throughout the workshop and have different objectives (e.g., assessing a proper level of care, and then incorporating a harm reduction treatment orientation with the client in regards to their MAT decision process).
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.
January 7, 2022
Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Live, Interactive Webinar
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 national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use.
3. Workshop participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids.
4. Workshop participants will be able to list and describe three different best practice medication assisted therapies when working with clients who have an opioid use disorder.
5. Workshop participants will be able to identify at least three different harm reduction principles as it relates to treatment work with clients who have an opioid use disorder.
Feedback From Previous Workshop Participants of this Workshop:
“One of the best informational workshops I have ever attended! Fantastic!”
“The instructor was awesome and really made the training fun. Great information and very enjoyable, even as a webinar over Zoom!”
“This lecture provided up to date research on the topic of Opioids that is critical to our field. The instructor was very dynamic, and his use of humor helped keep me engaged throughout the entire training!”
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). The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #3604, 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 conference 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/The Controlled Substances Act (10 minutes)
1.Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.
1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.
2. Defining Terminology: natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids.
1. The history of prescription opioids.
2. Changes in prescribing practices (1990s)
3. National prescribing trends.
4. NJ prescription opioid law limiting first time prescriptions.
1. National overdose trends up until 2017 (CDC information).
2. Introduction to Narcan.
3. NJ specific opioid overdose and Narcan implementation trends.
1. History of Heroin and recent trends.
2. History of Fentanyl and recent trends.
3. Carfentanil, W-18, and other extremely potent opioids.
4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine.
1. Introduction to the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) National Practice Guidelines for medicated assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders.
2. Methadone and ASAM medication guidelines.
3. Buprenorphine and ASAM medication guidelines.
4. Naltrexone and ASAM medication guidelines.
5. Medicinal marijuana as an MAT option for NJ residents.
1. DSM-5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder.
2. Exercise Diagnosing and Assessing a level of care of a person with an Opioid Use Disorder.
1. History of Harm Reduction.
2. Harm Reduction Principles.
3. Types of Therapies Using Harm Reduction Principles (MI, CBT).
4. Interactive Exercise with a Client Using Harm Reduction Principles.
9:10am – The History of Opioids and the Latest Terminology (20 minutes)
9:30am – Prescription Opioids (30 minutes)
10:00am – (15 Minute morning break)
10:15am – National Overdose Trends and NJ Specific Trends (30 minutes)
10:45am – Opioids and Synthetic Opioids (45 Minutes)
11:30am – Medication Assisted Treatments (45 minutes)
12:15pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm – DSM 5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder (30 minutes)
1:45pm – (15 minute afternoon break)
2:00pm – Harm Reduction Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (90 minutes)
3:30 PM – Workshop ends.
5 Hour Workshop – The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Best Practice Treatment Options
$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 12/23/21)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 12/24/21 – 01/05/22)
Substance Use Counselors, Clinical Directors, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, DMHAS Licensed Facilities and Case Managers.
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. The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #3604, 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.