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- Convenient & cost effective per CEU hour training prices.
- Training can be provided at your facility.
- Group discounts can be awarded for hosting facility group trainings to your staff.

  • staff development
  • addiction counseling competency training
  • recertification CEU's
  • conveniently scheduled
  • can be individually developed for you or your agency's specific needs
  • value and savings is priority

Maximize productivity and efficiency with trainings such as:

  • Ethical Competency Training
  • Cultural Diversity Competencies
  • Core Competencies of the Addiction Counseling Field
  • Integrating Core Counseling Competencies
  • Client Retention Skill Building
  • Interdisciplinary Teamwork Competencies
  • Co-Occurring Competency
  • Group Cohesiveness Competencies
  • Recovery Support Networking Competencies
  • Clinical Team Competencies
  • Clinical Supervision Skill Building
  • Competency Training for Counseling Trainers

Current Trainings Available that can be tailored to your organization's individual needs

- All trainings include LA-ADRA Approved CEU hours presented by Approved Education Provider - AEP #34

- All trainings can be implemented in 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, etc. hour segments presented at your agency for your treatment team or open to your local professional community

- All trainings are available as electronic Correspondence Courses which will be sent to you to complete conveniently at your leisure. When you have completed the course(s) and course exams a certificate of completion will be sent to you conveniently at your email address, or regualr mail if you prefer.

Currently Available Trainings

1) Foundations of Addiction and Mental Health Counseling Confidentiality and Ethics: HIPAA and 42CFR - Part2 - Sections A-E

2) Clinical Supervision for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorder Counselors

3) Addictive Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Integration
Separate regulations, financing, provider education, licensing and credentialing, and eligibility for services have existed for decades between the division of substance abuse and mental health treatment systems. This training presents definitions, terms, and classification systems for Co-Occurring Disorders along with components and implementation the SAMHSA evidenced-based practice of The Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model. Components include application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to comprehensively address both mental health and substance abuse issues in persons with COD.

4) Motivational Interviewing and Brief Interventions
The focus of this training is an overview of the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing and the implementation of MI as a diffuse style of clinical interaction as opposed to just another helpful clinical method. Critical factors are at play when external mandates and motivational factors lead a consumer to seek help. The presentation reviews effective strategies for addressing consumer ambivalence about change, denial or resistance and moving these consumers through a journey of emphasizing consumer choice, self-efficacy. It also addresses treatment planning as a collaborative solution for consumers for whom change plans may represent premature goals and the understanding that highly effective helpers are rooted in "being" rather than "doing".

5) A Look at Addiction Treatment Curriculum Based Provision: (Including Matrix Model, Thinking for a Change, Texas Christian University - TCU)

6) Core Competency Skills in Addictive Disorder Treatment Service Provision

7) Screening, Assessment and Treatment Planning Integration
A detailed training surrounding skill transfer of solid and experiential integration of these core competencies and global criteria. Skill base includes the levels of care determination combined with American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) dimension and Patient Placement Criterea (PPC) guidelines for clinical justifications of Level of Care (LOC) determination along with a description of current evidence based addiction recovery treatment modalities.

8) Treatment Planning and Documentation in Addiction Treatment

9) Integrating the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and ASAM Client Level of Care Patient Placement Justification

10) Cultural Competence - Reducing Multicultural Barriers in Addiction Treatment Service Provision

11) Criminal Justice Addiction Treatment for Offenders - Reintegration

12) A Brief Look at Licensing Standards in Addiction Treatment - Individual and Organizational Issues

13) Addressing Women's Issues in Addiction Treatment

14) Addiction Treatment Service Teams - Staff Development as a Professionally Integrated Treatment Team

15) Building Trust with Clients
This session will cover professionalism that will not only improve your business, but will also build trust with your clientele. Experts agree that the most important skill to grow both personally and professionally is to build trust. The key to trust building is to first learn how to assess self trust in clients and yourself. Second, you will learn personal credibility is the foundation of all trust, and how to enhance the 4 cores of personal credibility that you can use to enhance trust within and with your clients. Also, learn 13 behaviors that you can use to build trust personally and professionally. You will learn how to interact with clients in ways that increase trust and avoid interacting in ways that destroy it!

Your Instructor: Ralph J. Melancon, Jr., LAC, AADC, CCDP-D, CCS, DOT-SAP is an Advanced Licensed Addiction Counselor, Co-occurring Disorder Professional, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional who has been serving the addiction program direction, development and administration field since 1984. He is an Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA) Approved Education Provider (AEP) and conducts training for the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) International Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) credential. He is the past Vice-Chairman and current Chairman of the addiction counseling Certification Examination Board (CEB) in Louisiana and works closely with the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers (LASACT) to provide certification, examination and practice competency verification and professional addiction counseling competency trainings.

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