MTAADAC EDUCATION SERIES

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Our goal is to bring addiction and addiction-related behavioral health professionals together to share their ideas and expertise.  As local stakeholders in this mission, we meet regularly to address changing issues in our field of work.   Learning about new and effective interventions, as well as local resources can help us bring healing to our clients and their families.   

Nov 15, 2019

Ethics in Addiction Therapy

WHEN: Friday, 11/15/19 WHERE: Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203 - Open Business Meeting: 10:30am - FREE ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON with Registration: 11:00am - Education Presentation: 12:00 - 3:00pm ~THIS TRAINING IS APPROVED FOR 3 CEU'S~

This ethics training workshop is presented by Kathryn Benson, LADAC II, NCAC II, SAP, QCS and will explore many facets of the application of ethical practices in addiction and mental health therapy/counseling.

Attendees will receive a certificate of training attendance for 3 NAADAC approved CEU's

Don't miss our annual holiday luncheon complete with all the fix'ins at 11:00 am prior to this workshop!

Impairment: Compassion for Self and Others

Integrity, Honesty, Appropriateness, Personal Conflicts, Recognizing Impairment, Seeking Assistance, Intervention and Prevention of Harm to Self, Others, Clients, and our Profession

The challenge is how to do this within the realm of our human efforts to avoid conflict, hide our vulnerabilities, mask our imperfections and fear of loss of our professional self and livelihood.

We will explore together what it REALLY means to be fully human beings doing the work we do.  Understanding and coming to acceptance with fact that “what I do is NOT who I am”.  Understanding and coming to terms that a person can be “good” at what they do AND still act in unprofessional and unethical ways.

I AM a human being with all the attributes of being fully present in this lifetime with all the joys/sorrows, connections/loneliness, health/illness, appropriate/inappropriate thoughts/actions, desire to help/desire to take advantage, intent to do no harm/desire to get my needs met. 

Come prepared to use your thoughts/words about “others” to do some self-reflection.  Come prepared to know your vulnerabilities to impairment and identify and make compassionate choices about healthier self-care.

I invite you to come be your wonderful human self, connected with courageous others and be your real self.

-Kathy Benson, LADAC II, NCAC II, SAP, QCS

This training is NAADAC approved for 3 CEU's.

$5 for NAADAC/MTAADAC members, $10 for non-members

Jul 19, 2019

PAST EVENT: NARCAN TRAINING : How to Save a Life

WHEN: Friday, 7/19/19 WHERE: Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203 - Open Business Meeting: 10:30am - FREE LUNCH with Registration: 11:30am - Education Presentation: 12:00 - 2:00pm ~THIS TRAINING IS ALSO CPRS APPROVED FOR 2 CE'S~

Naloxone (or NarcanTM) is a proven tool in the battle against drug abuse and overdose death. When too much of an opioid medication is taken, it can slow breathing to a dangerously low rate. When breathing slows too much, overdose death can occur. Naloxone can reverse this potentially fatal situation by allowing the person to breathe normally again.

Naloxone is not a dangerous medicine. However, proper training is required by law. 

In July 2014, Tennessee became the 18th state to pass and support a "Good Samaritan" civil immunity law centered on the lifesaving medicine naloxone. Naloxone, also known as NarcanTM, is an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

 

MTAADAC's July 19th Education Series event will feature training and FREE LIFESAVING NARCAN KITS to attendees.

More info is forcoming. Please pre-register for this event so that we can make sure to have a FREE NARCAN KIT for all attendees.  

Attendees will receive a certificate of training from the state program as well as a certificate for 2 NAADAC and CPRS approved CEU's

This training is NAADAC/CPRS approved for 2 CEU's.

$5 for NAADAC/MTAADAC members, $10 for non-members

May 17, 2019

PAST EVENT: Nashville CARES: The HIV/AIDS in Addiction Epidemic in Middle Tennessee. Presented by Mary Hawkins (Now CPRS Approved for 2 CE's)

WHEN: Friday, 5/17/19 WHERE: Tennessee Center for Change, 417 Welshwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37211 - Open Business Meeting: 10:30am - FREE LUNCH with Registration: 11:30am - Education Presentation: 12:00 - 2:00pm

With the heroin epidemic upon us, IV drug use has exploded in Middle-Tennessee.  Through this upcoming presentation/workshop Nashville-CARES will offer a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention, and discuss the risks related to people with substance-use disorders. 

As industry providers of professional and peer-based therapeutic interventions for the treatment of substance-use disorders, we must be regularly trained and updated on services and resources for clients battling the disease of addiction.  This 2 hour session will provide critical information and potentially life-saving best-practices for educating our clients. 

 

Last year, Nashville CARES:

Offered 2,500 hours of individual and group counseling and addiction therapy

Educated 8,700 teenagers and young adults about HIV prevention
Tested 10,100 individuals for HIV and linked the 104 people who tested positive to care and support

Provided 23,100 hours of planning and advocacy to help 2,470 PLWHA find needed resources
Provided 1,440 hours of peer education on prevention and treatment
Answered 9,900 calls to our HEARTLine for assistance

This training is approved for CPRS credit of 2 CEU's as well as NAADAC approved for 2 CEU's.

Mar 15, 2019

PAST EVENT: Music and the Brain in Recovery: Recent studies show that music can have healing effects as well as triggering effects for those in recovery from substance use-disorders as well as other co-occurring conditions.

WHEN: Friday, 3/15/19 WHERE: Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203 - Open Business Meeting: 10:30am - FREE LUNCH with Registration: 11:30am - Education Presentation: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Presented by John McAndrew, Recovery Music Therapist. When we hear music, dopamine is released in the brain that creates pleasure. However, we know that memories associated with music can trigger happiness or trauma.  This session will review music and music therapies which may be applied in a variety of treatment settings to help bring about positive therapeutic change.  Presenter John McAndrews will perform several compositions to describe events in recovery that can make a  measurable difference in people with substance-use and other behavioral-health disorders. 

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be impowered to: Define how music affects brain function; Describe how tonality is linked to emotions;  Understand a demonstration of how the brain predicts music and it's effects on emotions.

See John's Bio and download the PowerPoint slides by visiting our Bio & Download page HERE

Jan 25, 2019

PAST EVENT: "Relapse Prevention in Addiction Treatment": Evidence-based, best-practices for recovery and relapse prevention.

WHEN: 1/25/19 WHERE: Tennessee Center for Change, 417 Welshwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37211 - Open Business Meeting: 10:30am - FREE LUNCH with Registration: 11:30am - Education Presentation: 12:00 - 2:00pm

Presented by Cindy Spelta, LADAC II, NCAC. "As someone in long-term personal recovery and a helping professional in the field of clinical addiction therapy for over 16 years, Cindy Spelta is dedicated to relapse prevention.  Cindy began her work at Cumberland Heights Foundation in 2007 as a primary counselor and a Gorski Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist.  Cindy now serves as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services for Cumberland Heights.  A Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor and a LADAC II licensed by the State of Tennessee, she provides clients and staff an environment filled with hope and healing.  Cindy is passionate about helping those who are struggling to find peace, health, happiness and an improved quality of life.  Cindy is also the organizer of Nashville's annual RecoveryFest."

See Cindy's Bio and download the PowerPoint slides by visiting our Bio & Download page HERE

Nov 16, 2018

PAST EVENT: "Ethics in Addiction Treatment" + Annual Holiday Luncheon

This presentation will offer clinical guidance for appropriate application of Ethics in the field of Addiction Treatment as administered by the State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and NAADAC.

Agenda

10:30am: Business Meeting

11:00am: Holiday Luncheon (free with registration)

12:00pm: Education Presentation

03:00pm: Certificates

See Randal's Bio and download the PowerPoint slides by visiting our Bio & Download page HERE

Jul 20, 2018

PAST EVENT: "Understanding EMDR Therapy for Trauma, Dysfunction and Addictions"

7/20/18-Presented by: George Comeaux, LCSW, CSAT Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203

Learn evidence-based therapeutic values of EMDR therapy.  This presentation will offer clinical guidance for appropriate referral of clients with substance-use disorders for EMDR treatment. This workshop will focus on discussion of the 8 phases of EMDR treatment, the impact of trauma on an individual and his or her functioning, and methods used to help clients with mood stabilization between or during therapy sessions.

See George's Bio and download the PowerPoint slides by visiting our Bio & Download page HERE

May 18, 2018

PAST EVENT: "Recent Impacts on our Profession - A Conversation"

5/18/18-Presented by: Kathryn Benson, NCAC II, LADAC II, QCS, SAP Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203

Being witness to the recent events that have impacted both our profession and the clients we are committed to protecting and assisting in their healing journey, we will hold space for exploration and mutual support.  We are creating an opportunity for all to self examine, share and offer mutual emotional support, sit with grace for self and others, examine hero worship, damage to our profession, along with creation of  ideas, attitudinal and behavioral changes, policy advocacy, and methods for improving and strengthening both our profession and our own professionalism.  We hope you will join us for this healing experience.

Mar 16, 2018

PAST EVENT: "Overcoming Resistance: Experiential Interventions Work!"

3/16/18-Presented by: Jack Dills, LADAC II Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203

This training will demonstrate several experiential interventions for use in group addiction counseling settings and will address therapeutic intentions and benefits of each.  Engaging clients with a different approach can often “flip the switch” of resistance.

Jan 19, 2018

PAST EVENT: "Addressing Substance Abuse in Suicide Prevention"

1/19/18-Presented by: Joanne Perley - Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203

QPR : Question, Persuade, Refer

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