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ubstance Abuse Prevention & Treatment

Course Catalog February - July 2012 Continuing Education


Table of Contents State of Nevada................................................................ 4 Funded By......................................................................... 5 Continuing Education Hours............................................ 6 Resource Information....................................................... 7 Nevada Licensing CEH Requirements............................ 8 Prevention Specialist Credentialing............................... 9 Workshops........................................................................ 10 Online Learning............................................................... 16 Video/DVD Workshops................................................... 17 CASAT Academic Programs.......................................... 21 Workshop Schedule & Locations................................... 22 Article Credit.................................................................... 23 Registration/Payment Information................................. 24 Scholarships..................................................................... 25 Course Fees..................................................................... 26 Workshop Registration Form........................................... 30 Workshop Calendar........................................................ 31

Table of Contents


State of Nevada ƒƒ Nevada Department of Health and Human Services ƒƒ Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) ƒƒ Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)

ƒƒ Brian Sandoval, Governor ƒƒ Michael J. Willden, Director Nevada Department of Health and Human Services ƒƒ Richard Whitley, Acting Administrator MHDS ƒƒ Deborah McBride, Agency Director SAPTA

“This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS), Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/ or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.”


Catalog Design and layout by: Mike Wilhelm

State of Nevada

Funded By: yy Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) yy Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) yy Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) yy Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) yy Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) yy Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)/279 Division of Health Sciences University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557

Contact CASAT ƒƒ Toll Free:


ƒƒ Phone:


ƒƒ Fax:


ƒƒ Web: ƒƒ Register

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Funded By:


Continuing Education Hours Professional Workshops are approved by the following professional associations for continuing education hours: Association National Approval yy National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) yy National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

in-person workshops and webinars only CASAT is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Nevada State yy Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Approval Gambling Counselors yy Nevada State Board of Nursing yy Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors yy State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

California yy State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFCC & LCSW) yy California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) (Pending) yy California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators (CAADE)

Contact Hours


Certificates indicating the number of contact hours earned are issued to all participants at the conclusion of each training (if payment has been made in full.) Participants who arrive late or must leave a workshop early will have their contact hours adjusted to reflect workshop time missed. Those signing up for a training the day of onsite will have their certificates mailed to them.


Resource Information Resource publications Reference Library

CD-ROMs Videos

SAMHSA Materials CSAP Model Programs

Nevada RADAR Network State Center Nevada Prevention Resource Center

Order materials Online at:

University of Nevada, Reno William Raggio Building, Room 1021 - MS/1284 Reno, NV 89557-1284 Phone: 775.784.6336 Toll free: 1.866.784.6336 Fax: 775.327.2268 E-mail: Web:

Nevada RADAR Network State Associate Centers Churchill Community Coalition

90 N. Maine St. Suite 301 - Fallon, NV 89406 Phone: 775.423.7433 Fax: 775.423.7504

E-mail: Web:

Frontier Community Coalition

1475 Cornell Ave. Suite 500 - Lovelock, NV 89419 Phone: 775.623.6382 x123 E-mail: Fax: 775.623.6386 Web:

Statewide Native American Coalition

680 Greenbrae Dr. Suite 234 - Sparks NV, 89431 Phone: 775.355.0600 Ext. 117 Fax: 775.355.0648 E-mail: Web:

Partners Allied for Community Excellence Coalition 1645 Sewell Drive, Suite 41 - Elko, NV 89801 Phone: 775.777.3451 Fax: 775.738.7837

E-mail: Web:

Partnership of Community Resources Coalition 1615 Highway 395, Suite C Minden, NV 89423

Phone: 775.782.8611 Fax: 775.782.4216 E-mail: Web: Resource Information


NV Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Requirements

Licensed/Certified Counselors Nevada Administrative Code 641C (NAC 641C.300) requires that all licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselors earn 40 hours of continuing education hours during a two-year period of licensure or certification, of which three hours must pertain to ethics and three hours must pertain to confidentiality and HIPAA.

Clinical Supervisors Licensed counselors who supervise certified interns must attend at least ten hours of continuing education in counseling supervision, ethics, and Nevada law during the two-year certification period. These hours may be included in the required 40 hours of continuing education.

Interns Registered counselor interns are required to earn 15 hours of training within the first six months of their internship employment, 10 hours during the second six months, and 20 hours in each subsequent year. During the first three months, six hours of continuing educations credits must pertain to ethics and six hours must pertain to confidentiality and HIPAA.

Social Work CEUs Pursuant to NAC 641B.189(2) revised February 11, 2009 and the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) may take up to 15 hours of continuing education credits and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) may take up to 18 hours of continuing education credits via distance learning/remote study courses, home study and/or self directed learning programs during a two-year period.

Record Keeping Participants in need of contact hours for alcohol and drug counseling licensure, certification, or internship, must have proof of attendance (Certificate of Completion) for possible audit by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselor’s office.


For questions about continuing education for counselor licensure, certification, becoming a clinical supervisor, or internships and/or for securing approval for attending or presenting a non-CASAT SAPTAsponsored training, contact:

Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselor’s office (775.884.8922) or visit their website at:


Participants are reminded that maintenance of contact hour records, certificates, etc., is the responsibility of the individual, not CASAT nor the Board of Examiners Nevada Requirements

Prevention Specialist Credentialing The state of Nevada does not have an established International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Member Board which recognizes the Prevention Specialist Certification. Those interested in receiving this certification are advised to visit a neighboring state that has an approved IC&RC Member Board to apply for certification in that state. For example, the California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors recognizes the Prevention Specialist Certification and offers the examination to receive such designation. In order to become a Prevention Specialist, the IC&RC has established the following minimum standards, however each member board may have additional requirements that must be met in order to qualify for the Prevention Specialist Certification:


2000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention work experience.


100 hours of prevention specific education. Fifty hours of this education must be ATOD specific. Six hours must be specific to prevention ethics.


120 hours specific to the domains with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.


Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Prevention Specialist Examination.

Code of Ethics

Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.


40 hours of continuing education earned every two years. If the above standards are met, along with the individual IC&RC member board requirements, one must apply to take the Prevention Specialist examination. The Prevention Specialist examination will include questions pertaining to the following domains, which were identified as a Prevention Specialist’s areas of expertise: 1. Planning & Evaluation 2. Education & Skill Development 3. Community Organization 4. Public Policy & Environmental Change 5. Professional Growth & Responsibility Testing dates and IC&RC member boards can be found on the IC&RC website: Prevention Specialist Credentialing


Workshops February Ethics Feb. 7 Reno Feb. 7 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm


to Las Vegas

Alcohol and other drug treatment providers face many different and complex ethical issues. Concerns regarding dual relationship, scope of practice, and professional conduct frequently arise. In this course, these and other ethical issues will be discussed in the context of the ethical standards in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 641C. These standards will be compared to the ethical standards of other mental health professional groups. This workshop includes the ethical code for licensed and certified alcohol and drug counselors. Locations: Reno - UNR CMM, Rm. 111 Las Vegas - Teleconference to UNLV CBC, Rm. 117B

Instructors: Chuck Holt, Ph.D. CEHs: 6 Advocating for Your Program Feb. 14 Reno Feb. 14 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 12:15pm Videoconference

to Las Vegas

Learn about the process of how a bill becomes a law and ways that can help educate elected representatives to hear your voice whether you are advocating for a program or for an individual client. In this workshop, attendees will discover ways to create interest in the issues that are important to the success of individual treatment or in the treatment process, no matter the political climate. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus, TMCC Bldg, Rm. 103 Las Vegas - Cheyenne Campus, Rm. 2647B

Instructors: Jan Gilbert CEHs: 3



February Implementing and Utilizing Peer Recovery Specialists in Your Agency Feb. 23 Reno only Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This workshop will provide behavioral healthcare and treatment providers the history and background of the recovery movement in the United States and introduce the concept of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). The principles and elements of ROSC will be highlighted along with current research and definitions for recovery and peer-based recovery services. In addition, this workshop will assist behavioral healthcare and treatment providers in applying the principles and elements of ROSC into their agencies and/or organizations. Specifically, this workshop will include a review of the science of recovery and strategies for executive directors and clinical supervisors as they shift their services from an acute care model to recovery-focused service delivery.  Finally, topics specific to working as a Peer Recovery Specialist will be reviewed, including: 1. roles and boundaries; 2. client advocacy; and 3. ethical and scope of practice issues. A video will be showcased highlighting the success of implementing Peer Recovery Specialists and managing this shift within the NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET): Behavioral Health & Social Services agencies. Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213

Instructors: Kevin Quint, LADC CEHs: 6

February/March ASAM PPC-2R Fundamentals Review Feb. 29 Las Vegas March 21 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This class is designed for those who have already taken a formal class on the ASAM PPC-2R at some point in their career (although you don’t have to remember everything you learned). This class is designed to review the fundamentals of the ASAM PPC-2R while focusing on application, documentation, treatment planning, and troubleshooting cases. Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Instructors: Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC CEHs: 6



March ASAM PPC-2R Fundamentals March 1 Las Vegas March 22 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This class is designed for those who may be already using the ASAM PPC-2R, but have never taken a formal class. Levels of care and the six dimensions will be explored. Application, documention, and treatment planning will also be addressed. This will be a hands-on workshop, so bring your cases and questions! Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Instructors: Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC CEHs: Working with the Externally Motivated Client March 2 Las Vegas March 23 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm


This class is specifically designed for therapists, clinical case managers, and other professionals, who work with clients who are externally motivated by the courts, child welfare, their parents or partner, or other sources. It provides a solid review of the fundamentals of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy while placing special emphasis on how to engage challenging clients and how to find a common goal. This course is specifically designed to ensure professionals can leave the classroom and effectively implement these skills with challenging clients. Upon completion of this course, therapists and other professionals will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the ability to think from a system’s perspective and use this perspective to identify a common goal;

2. Demonstrate the ability to hear what is at the client’s heart despite the client’s complaints;

3. Demonstrate the ability to hear clients’ successes despite system complaints;

4. Understand the concept of neutrality and the role it plays when working with externally motivated clients.

Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Instructors: Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC CEHs: 6



April Aging & Addiction April 17 Las Vegas April 19 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

The substance abuse and aging workshop will examine the problem and prevalence of substance and behavioral addiction in older adults. Specific focus will be given to the following topics: yy yy yy yy

Prevalence of addiction in older adults; Neuroscience of addiction; The effect of aging on our biological response to drugs; Substances of abuse, including non-medical use of prescription drugs; yy Gambling and internet addiction; yy Protective and risk factors related to addiction; yy Assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of dependence.

Locations: Reno - Sparks Medical Office Bldg. 203 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Instructors: Angela Broadus, M.A. Teresa Sacks, M.P.H CEHs: 6 Access to Effective Healthcare Summit April 24 Reno April 25 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

For more information regarding this event, please visit our website at

Locations: Reno - Silver Legacy Las Vegas - TBA

May Other Addictions: This Crazy Thing Called Porn - What’s Its Impact? May 3 Reno May 4 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

The purpose of the training is to help clinicians and others appropriately identify those who might be struggling with pornography or sexual addiction issues and then to provide information on how to help them. The goal is to take an objective look at the pornography industry and explore how it is effecting individuals and families in our society. This is a timely and hot topic with many differing viewpoints. Whether we like it or not pornography is a mental health issue we all must deal with. Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - DETR, Rm. A/B

Instructors: Gordon Bruin, M.A., LPC CEHs: 6



June Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Persons June 11 Las Vegas June 12 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This course will begin by offering participants an understanding of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender sub-cultures from a psycho-social perspective. It will present the epidemiology of substance abuse as it manifests through the subculture and some of the antecedent conditions that may occur regarding substance use. Recent studies regarding rapid cultural changes will be offered along with the best approaches to recovery that indicate understanding on behalf of clinicians. Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Instructors: Ronald W. Lawrence LADC, MFT CEHs: 6 Confidentiality & HIPAA June TBA Las Vegas June TBA Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

HIPAA regulations and their relationship to the Federal Confidentiality Rules and Regulations 42 CFR-Part II will be discussed. Specifically, the workshop will cover the following topics: proper consent, subpoenas, qualified service organization agreements, exceptions to the confidentiality rules, child and elder abuse reports, and much more. This course is required for interns as well as for licensed or certified counselors who are renewing their license or certificate. Locations: Reno - TBA Las Vegas -TBA

Instructors: TBA CEHs: 6

June/July Smoking Cessation June 19 Las Vegas July 13 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Upon program completion, the participant will be able to: yy Confidently discuss the negative impact of tobacco use/ exposure on health and quality of life; yy Apply evidence-based techniques to perform a brief tobacco; cessation/avoidance assessment and intervention as a routine practice at the point-of-care (“Best Practices” as the Standard of Care - “vital sign”); yy Describe relevant resources available to assist patients, clients, family, or friends to abstain from tobacco use and/or avoid second and thirdhand smoke exposure.

Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - DETR, Rm. A/B


Instructors: Sher Todd, Ph.D., M.S. N., CNS, RN Marta Azzam, BSN CEHs: 6 Workshops

July Woman’s Trauma Informed Therapy July 25 Reno July 27 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Women face more intense stigma and personal struggles when beginning the journey towards recovery. This presentation will provide an overview of the types of trauma informed therapy that can be offered to women with addiction problems. Examples will demonstrate treatment techniques and models. We will look at the role trauma, mental health symptoms, addiction, poverty, and relationships play in a woman’s recovery. Locations: Reno -Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - DETR, Rm. A/B

Instructors: Trudy Gilbert-Eliot, M.S., LMFT, LADC CEHs: 6 Crossing Boundaries: Military vs. Civilian Life July 30 Las Vegas July 31 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Military culture, effects of deployment, posttraumatic stress syndrome, and other stressors can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors and/ or addiction to alcohol and drugs in veterans returning to civilian life. This workshop examines treatment availability on substance use disorders and treatment options available for veterans, military personnel and their families. In addition, this workshop will address current trends and prevalence of substance use disorders among military personnel and veterans. Locations: Reno - Redfield Bldg A, Rm. 213 Las Vegas - NV Co-Op, Rm. E

Workshop Suggestions

Instructors: Rich Shannon M.A., MFTI, NCC CEHs: 6


Have a training in mind? We would love to hear about it. Please email Michelle Berry at


Online Learning

All of the following courses are available online. For additional information regarding the following courses, please visit the following website: or contact Julie Tieman toll free at (800) 268-0356 Substance Abuse Prevention – 18 CEHs This substance abuse prevention material provides comprehensive information about substance abuse prevention, with areas of emphasis in prevention research, prevention program planning, facts about drugs, the cultural context and ethics of prevention, incorporating human development theory into prevention, media and prevention, logic model and evaluation, communication strategies and grant writing. The material provides information specifically targeted for substance abuse prevention professionals and other professionals in related fields who need an overview and/or comprehensive review.

Socioeconomics and Prevention – 6 CEHs This course provides participants with the knowledge about approaching, understanding, and working with students, adults, and organizations representing the socioeconomic spectrum of poverty, middle class, and wealth. The material is written for the beginner to advanced professional in prevention, education, and related fields.

Environmental Prevention Strategies – 8 CEHs This substance abuse prevention material provides basic information about substance abuse prevention, with areas of emphasis in evidence-based environmental strategies and overcoming barriers to implementing environmental strategies. The material provides information specifically targeted for substance abuse prevention professionals and other professionals in related fields who need an introduction to environmental prevention strategies.

Methamphetamine Prevention: An Inquiry – 10 CEHs This material is designed specifically for substance abuse prevention specialists who are interested in exploring resources that can inform their work in preventing methamphetamine use. This material will guide students in a close examination of current knowledge and practices related to methamphetamine prevention.

Ethical decision Making in Substance Abuse Prevention (Ethics) – 8 CEHs This is introductory material to the Ethical Decision-making Model and the Code of Ethical Conduct for Prevention Professionals designed for participants who are motivated to learn and apply an ethical decision making model and code of ethical conduct to their work in the substance abuse prevention and/or related fields.

Cultural Communities – 6 CEHS, option to continue for 20 CEHs To increase the level of knowledge and obtain new tools to work effectively with diverse cultural communities and to create and/or implement a plan to begin work with another culture.

Creative Leadership – 8 CEHs In this course, participants will explore how we learn about and perceive our world, including the practices of “survival-thinking“ and “scarcity-thinking”. Explore self-concept and identity, including the “calculating self” and the “central self,” as they relate to shifting our focus from survival to opportunity. Apply principles learned in the material and the material to professional applications.


Online Learning

DVD Workshops Fee & Deposit Earn contact hours through home study of videotaped workshops: Sign up for home study DVD workshops online or send a registration form by fax or by mail: ONLINE: FAX: 775.784.1840 Mail: CASAT/UNR ATTN: SAPTA Training University of Nevada, Reno/279 Reno, NV 89557 *Allow 7 business days for processing Prepay the nonrefundable fee listed for each workshop dependent upon CEHs. (No discounts or scholarships are available.) A refundable $25.00 deposit is due for each tape. If paying by check, please write a separate check for $25.00. We will return the check if the DVD is returned on time. If the DVD is not returned on time (21 days after the original postmark), the deposit will be forfeited. If paying by credit card, we will charge your card the $25.00 deposit if the DVD is not returned on time (21 days after the original postmark).

How it works View the DVD. Complete the assignment for the DVD training as indicated in the as indicated in the DVD packet, which will be a paper, self-tests or a combination of both. Return the DVD and assignment(s) in the prepaid envelope within 21 days of the original postmark.

A certificate will be issued when the DVD and paper have been returned to the CASAT office. Please allow seven business days for content review and processing.

DVD Workshops


Contingency Management DVD Rental Fee: $50

The MET-CBT Approach for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders DVD Rental Fee: $75

The Principles of Detoxification: Enhanced DVD Rental Fee: $75


This course reviews the development of Contingency Management (CM) treatments for substance use disorders. It describes some of the initial treatment studies of CM using vouchers as incentives, along with lower cost alternatives. The recently completed National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network study of this CM approach will also be detailed. The video will depict use of CM techniques in practice. The second half of the course reviews aspects of behavioral therapy necessary to develop an effective CM approach for practice. Viewers will be provided the opportunity to develop their own CM program for use with unique patients or within special populations. Instructor Nancy Petry, Ph.D. CEHs 5 MET-CBT is an engaging therapy approach combining Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapists and counselors looking for an effective brief intervention for treating adolescents with substance use disorders are likely to find this training beneficial. The workshop begins with a fairly brief overview of MET and CBT, and how they are implemented through this manualguided treatment. Instructor Susan Sampl, Ph.D. CEHs 6 This course is designed to inform participants about the basic principles of caring for persons who suffer from withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. The course will review the state of Nevada’s laws and regulatory guidelines for operating and working in a Level 111.2 D (Social Model Detox Program) and a Level 111.7 D (Modified Medical Detox Program), and will include a section on commonly used medications for detox along with a skills-based section on the proper way to measure, record, and report vital signs. A significant portion of the course will be dedicated to teaching participants about the biopsychosocial aspects of withdrawal from AOD and will also address engagement and retention strategies at this level of care. Instructor Theresa Lemus, R.N., LADC CEHs 6

DVD Workshops

Using Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2R) DVD Rental Fee: $75

Confidentiality & HIPAA DVD

Rental Fee: $50 Rental Fee: $75

Managed care companies, treatment providers, and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate level of care. This training examines the patient placement criteria for clients with substance use disorders adopted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Admission, continued stay, and discharge criteria for adults and adolescents will be reviewed. Case studies will be utilized to help participants apply the principles of placement criteria. This workshop is appropriate for addiction counselors, especially individuals preparing for the oral licensure or certification exam. Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and probation/ parole officers may wish to take this workshop, as they frequently encounter patient placement criteria issues when seeking placement for their clients. Instructor Frankie D. Lemus, M.A., LADC CEHs 7 HIPAA regulations and their relationship to the Federal Confidentiality Rules and Regulations 42 CFR-Part II will be discussed. Specifically, the workshop will cover the following topics: proper consent, subpoenas, qualified service organization agreements, exceptions to the confidentiality rules, child and elder abuse reports, and much more. This course is required for interns as well as for licensed or certified counselors who are renewing their license or certificate. 4 CEHs David Spitzer, Esq. 6 CEHs

Legal Action Center

Working with the This workshop will address the unique challenges face when working with mandated clients. Mandated Client clinicians Philosophy and treatment methods conducive DVD

Rental Fee: $30

Addiction Treatment and 12-Step Programs VHS OR DVD Rental Fee: $75 DVD Workshops

to successful outcomes will be be presented. Participants will engage in interactive exercises designed to demonstrate useful tools to use while working with clients. Instructor Phil Glessner, MFT, LADC CEHs 2.5

This workshop will cover the following areas: history of addiction treatment and Twelve-Step programs, research regarding the role of Twelve-Step programs in attaining and maintaining sobriety, traditions affecting treatment providers’ work with the TwelveStep service structures, and dealing with resistance. Instructor John Chappel, M.D. CEHs 6


Club Drugs VHS ONLY Rental Fee: $30

This one-hour workshop describes the pharmacological actions of the club drugs Ecstasy, GHB, and Ketamine. It explains the effects of these drugs on the central nervous system, their toxicity, dependence profiles, and how these drugs change behavior. yy A one-page paper is due for this workshop yy Special rate for this videotape is $30.00.

Instructor Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D. CEHs 1

Chronicity & Neurobiology DVD Rental Fee: $75

Ethics DVD Rental Fee: $75 This course can be applied to the 10-hour training requirement for clinical supervisors.

Methadone & Other Pharmacological Approaches to Substance Abuse Treatment VHS ONLY

This workshop addresses two emerging topics critical to understanding addictions. The first part of the workshop is spent examining the underlying neurobiology of acute and chronic drug effects, such as changes on thinking, impulse control and judgment. The second half of the workshop explores the chronic disease model, and long-term addiction treatment strategies for best outcomes. Instructor Melissa Piasecki, M.D. CEHs 6 Alcohol and other drug treatment providers face many difficult and complex ethical issues. Issues involving dual relationships, scope of practice, and professional conduct frequently arise. These and other ethical issues will be compared to the ethical standards of other mental health professional groups within this course. Instructors Jenny Brenn, M.A., MFT, LADC CEHs 6 A major focus of this course is the use of methadone in the treatment of opiate addiction. Research results of the success of this form of treatment, as well as the controversial aspects of methadone maintenance will be discussed. In addition, other pharmacological approaches to detoxification, withdrawal, craving reduction, and the use of these drugs in treatment will be presented. Instructor John Chappel, M.D. CEHs 6

Rental Fee: $75


DVD Workshops

CASAT Academic Programs DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE? CASAT’s Addiction Treatment Services Programs are designed for those majoring in a health or social service field who are interested in the addiction field as a supplement their academic studies. • CASAT offers the following: • Undergraduate Minor & Certificate Programs • Graduate Certificate & Specialization Programs • Addiction Treatment Services Specialization for Master’s Level Students Completion of the minor certificate, or masters program , satisfies 2500 work experience hours towards becoming a certified drug and alcohol counselor in the state of Nevada. Classes you may take include*: • Addiction Counseling • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders • Aging and Addiction • Exploring Gambling Behaviors • Bio-psycho-social Factors in Addiction Classes develop treatment skills, clinical experience, and promote effective delivery of services to individuals with substance use or problem gambling disorders and their family members. For advisement information, please contact Terra Hamblin: 775.682.8543 or toll free 866.617.2816. *Class available online and in-person

CASAT Academic Programs


Workshop Schedule & Locations Schedule

All workshops begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:15 pm, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description and/or confirmation letter. Sign-in begins one-half hour prior to the start time.

Special Requests

Anyone requiring special arrangements (i.e., sign language interpreters, large print, braille, etc.), should contact the CASAT office at 775.784.4707 or toll free at 1.866.617.2818, prior to the workshop.

Las Vegas

Nevada Cooperative Extension Service Building 8050 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89123 - Phone: 702.222.3130 College of Southern Nevada - Cheyenne Campus 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave Main Building Room 2638 (Conf A) DETR 2800 E. St. Louis Ave.; Conf Room C Las Vegas, NV 89104 UNLV 4505 S Maryland Parkway - Las Vegas, NV Classroom Building Complex, Building B, Rm. 117


University of Nevada, Reno - Joe Crowley Student Union 1664 N. Virginia Street - Reno, NV 89557 UNR, Redfield Campus Building A

18600 Wedge Parkway - Reno, NV 89511 Sparks Medical Building 2385 E. Prater Way - Sparks, NV 89434

Reno Parking Information


Parking passes are issued for all workshops scheduled at UNR main campus only. Parking passes are mailed to registrants 10 days prior to the scheduled workshop. If a registration is received less than 10 days prior to the scheduled workshop, parking passes will be made available for pick-up at the registration desk the day of the workshop. Please allow enough time to go back to your car with the parking pass before the start of the workshop. No parking pass needed for UNR, Redfield Campus

Workshop Schedule & Locations

Article Credit Earn one continuing education credit by reading the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network’s article entitled, “Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health, Part 2: New Designs for Service Delivery.” You will find the article online at the following website: Please read the article in its entirety and then go to the following CASAT website to register for the online quiz: products/ArticleEdPart2. Once you successfully sign-up and pay the $25.00* registration fee, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the link to the online quiz. The quiz will be displayed as a PDF document; to ensure that you are able to open and fill-out the quiz, please download the most current version of Adobe Reader. The quiz will include a combination of ten multiple choice, true/false, and fillin-the-blank questions to assess your comprehension of the article. Your quiz will be graded and a score of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for one certified continuing education hour. Questions that are not answered will be considered incorrect. This is an open-book assessment and you may refer back to the article as you please. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing, grading your quiz, and/ or receiving your certificate. Your certificate will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided during registration. It is your responsibility to print off this certificate of completion, it is not the responsibility of CASAT to provide a physical copy of your certificate of completion should you pass the continuing education course. Should you be unsuccessful in passing the quiz, you will be eligible to retake the quiz in order to achieve the 70% or better passing rate. If the quiz is failed both times, you will be ineligible to apply to take the quiz again. CASAT will not be offering refunds to those who fail the quiz and/or those who register and pay to take the quiz, but do not do so by July 31, 2012. *There is a flat fee of $25 to take this training regardless of licensure, student status, or retiree status.

Article Credit


Registration /Payment Information Online Catalog

A copy of this catalog is available on our website at Click on CASAT Training Opportunities. The catalog is a PDF file. You will need Acrobat Reader which is a free download from The website includes a copy of the registration form.

Advance Registration

Advance registration is requested. In the event that a workshop reaches capacity, registration may be closed prior to the day of the workshop.


Please pay all fees in advance. We accept payment by check, money order, purchase order, cash, or credit card. Please do not send cash through the mail. Certificates will not be processed until payment has been received.


Make check payable to: Board of Regents

Credit Card

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By Mail

Send completed registration and payment to: CASAT/UNR ATTN: SAPTA Training University of Nevada Reno 1664 N. Virginia St. /MS 279 Reno, NV 89557

By Fax

Use for purchase order or credit card payment only. Fax completed registration form and purchase order/ credit card information to: 775.784.1840

By Phone

We are happy to assist you with workshop related questions via telephone, but we cannot accept registrations over the phone


Registration/Payment Info

Registration /Payment Information Confirmation

Participants will receive written confirmation notice, provided the registration form is received at least 10 days prior to the workshop. Please review confirmation notice for any possible changes in location. E-mail confirmations will be sent to those who register online at and to those who include their legible e-mail address on a paper registration form submitted by fax or mail.


Refunds will NOT be offered for non-attendance. yy Refunds will be made ONLY if the cancellation is received at least three working days prior to the workshop. yy Social Security or tax ID number is required for refunds paid for by check.

Questions, Need Help?

If you have registration questions or need additional help, contact the CASAT office by phone or fax, or check our website: Toll free: 1.866.617.2818 Phone: 775.784.4707 Fax: 775.784.1840 Web: Click on CASAT Training Opportunities

Scholarships Scholarships

A limited number of full or partial fee-only scholarships are available for each class. Scholarships are primarily for persons with extremely limited resources. Scholarship applications must be made 30 days in advance of the workshop to be considered. Applicants can only receive a scholarship for one class per catalog.

Application Process

To apply, send the following information with your workshop registration: 1. A list of training scholarships received in the past year. 2. The reasons why you need the scholarship assistance. Scholarship awardees will be notified two weeks before the class.

Registration/Payment Info


Course Fees In-Person Workshops (Cost Per Day) Registered LADC/CADC Counselor Intern w/proof of internship


Student (6 credits or above) w/valid Student ID


Retired Professional


NV Licensed or Certified Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselor* employed in a SAPTA-funded treatment program


SAPTA/Federally Funded Prevention Staff


NV Alcohol, Licensed Drug or Certified Gambling Counselors*


Social Worker


Other licensed professionals, such as: EAP Professionals Federal/State/County/ City Employees Licensed Addiction Counselors (other than NV) Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, School Personnel




In-Person workshop handouts


Half - day workshops


Two - day workshops


DVDs or Videotapes All participants The cost is dependent on the number of CEHs for the DVD. For example, 1-3 CEH trainings are $30, 4-5 CEH trainings are $50, and 6-7 CEH trainings are $75. Plus refundable $25 Deposit All participants–Add’l cert only To purchase a DVD (no cert)

$20/each $150/DVD

Call the CASAT staff at 775.784.4707 or toll free at 866.617.2818 with fee-related questions. Participants may be asked to provide documentation that verifies the training rate requested. *Licensed or Certified Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors This term refers to all individuals who hold a current license or certification as an alcohol, drug and gambling counselor in the state of Nevada.


Course Fees








Registration Form Registrant Information

Please submit a separate registration form for each workshop and type or print clearly

First Name


Last Name

(This name will appear on your certificate. No personal credentials will appear on certificates.)

Street Address

Apt/Suite #



Home Phone


Work Phone




Organization Primary Field:




How did you hear about us Which State do you currently work in

In-Person Workshops: Workshop Title Workshop Date

Workshop City:

Registered LADC/CADC Counselor Intern ONLY

$25 Intern # Student (6 credits or above) Student ID Required $25 SAPTA Funded Lic/Cert Alcohol & Drug Counselor $35 SAPTA/Federally Funded Prevention Staff $35 Lic/Cert Alcohol & Drug Counselor $60

q Reno q Las Vegas

Other Licensed Professionals Social Worker Others *Half day workshops* *Two-day workshops* Retired

$65 $65 $70 Half Price $X2 $25

Videos Workshop Title: Workshop Type:


1 - 3 CEHs VHS/DVD Rental 4 - 5 CEHs VHS/DVD Rental 6 - 7 CEHs VHS/DVD Rental

VHS $30 + $25 Dep $50 + $25 Dep $75 + $25 Dep

VHS/DVD Purchase (No Cert) VHS/DVD (Add’l cert only)

Payment Information

$150 $ 20

Handouts available for purchase the day of the training for $3.00

Registration Fee Total $ Check (Please make checks payable to the Board of Regents) Credit Card:




American Express

Card Number Security Code (3-digits on back/4 digits on front for American Express) Expiration Date Billing Zip Code Signature as it appears on card


Fax To: 1.775.784.1840

Mail to: CASAT/UNR - Attn: SAPTA Training

Mail Stop 279 Reno, NV 89557

Registration Form

Workshop Calendar

February - July 2012

Workshop Title


Las Vegas


February Ethics

Feb. 7

Video Conference

8:30 - 4:15pm

Advocating for Your Program

Feb. 14

Video Conference

8:30 - 12:15pm

Feb. 23

Reno Only

8:30 - 4:15pm

Feb. 29

8:30 - 4:15pm

Implementing & Utilizing Peer Recovery Specialists in Your Agency ASAM PPC-2R Fundamentals Review

March ASAM PPC-2R Fundamentals Review

March 21

ASAM PPC-2R Fundamentals

March 22

March 1

8:30 - 4:15pm

Working with the Externally Motivated Client

March 23

March 2

8:30 - 4:15pm

8:30 - 4:15pm

April Aging & Addiction

April 19

April 17

8:30 - 4:15pm

Access to Effective Healthcare Summit

April 24

April 25

8:30 - 5:00pm

May 4

8:30 - 4:15pm

June 12

June 11

8:30 - 4:15pm



8:30 - 4:15pm

June 19

8:30 - 4:15pm

May Other Addictions: This Crazy Thing Called Porn-What’s Its Impact

May 3

June Substance Abuse Treatment for Gay, BiSexual & Transgender Persons Confidentiality & HIPAA Smoking Cessation

July Smoking Cessation

July 13

Woman’s Trauma Informed Therapy

July 25

July 27

8:30 - 4:15pm

Crossing Boundaries: Military vs. Civilian Life

July 31

July 30

8:30 - 4:15pm

8:30 - 4:15pm


Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies University of Nevada, Reno/279 Reno, NV 89557-2279

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2012 SAPTA Training Catalog  

This is the 2012 SAPTA Training catalog.

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