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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 Free CASAT Webinars........................................................16 Online Learning.................................................................18 Video/DVD Workshops.....................................................19 Workshop Schedule & Locations.....................................23 Extended Studies at UNR...................................................24 Article Credit......................................................................25 Registration/Payment Information...................................26 Scholarships.......................................................................27 Course Fees.......................................................................28 Workshop Registration Form.............................................29 Workshop Calendar..........................................................31 Table of Contents


State of Nevada • Nevada Department of Health and Human Services •

Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS)

• Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)

• Brian Sandoval, Governor • Michael J. Willden, Director Nevada Department of Health and Human Services • Dr. Harold Cook, Administrator MHDS • 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.”


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 • Toll Free:


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• Web: • Register The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Catalog Design and layout by: Mike Wilhelm Funded By:


Continuing Education Hours Professional Workshops are approved by the following Association professional associations for continuing education hours: Approval National 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.

State Nevada yy Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Approval 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) 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 on-site 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


Nevada Alcohol and 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


CEH 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: CEH Requirements


Workshops August/ September FASD Intervention This workshop will offer information addressing Strategies possible effects of substance exposure, the RESCHEDULED possible impact of prenatal substance abuse on Nov. 2 Reno the recovery program of the birth mother, and Nov. 4 Las Vegas prevention of prenatal exposure to alcohol along with referral considerations that include but are Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm not limited to: medical, clinical, therapeutic, and educational interventions. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus, Bldg A, Room 214 Las Vegas - DETR, Conf. Room C Instructors: Susan Doctor, Ph.D. CEHs: 6 Addiction Counselor Competencies Aug 24 Las Vegas Sept. 22 Reno Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

BUP Aug 25 Las Vegas Sept 21 Reno Time: BUP Detox 8:30am - 12:30pm BUP Youth 1:30pm - 4:30pm

This training will feature a brief overview of SAMHSA publication TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice and TAP 21 -A: Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors. Participants will be offered assistance to design and implement basic inservice education about the publication at their own agencies. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus Bldg A, Rm 221 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room C Instructor: Mark Disselkoen, M.S., LCSW, LADC CEHs: 6 Bup Detox: The key purpose of these Blending Team products is to instruct treatment providers about a unique, 13-day buprenorphine intervention for opioid dependent patients. Bup Youth: Recent concern has focused on opioid use among youth, particularly non-medical use of pain relievers. This Blending product highlights the findings of the NIDA CTN study that compared longer term versus short-term buprenorphine/ naloxone treatment in an outpatient setting. Locations: Reno - UNR Main JCSU Rm. 320 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room B Instructors: Mark Disselkoen, M.S., LCSW, LADC CEHs: AM=4; PM=3; All Day=7



Workshops September Cont. Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI) Aug 23 Las Vegas Sept 20 Reno Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This NIDA Blending product training is designed to review the positive research outcomes and lessons learned from the NIDA CTN study, Motivational Incentives for Enhanced Drug Abuse Recovery (MIEDAR). Updates will inform the field about successful approaches in the use of motivational incentives and encourage adherence to the seven core principles of motivational incentives (also referred to as contingency management). Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus, Bldg A, Rm221 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room B Instructors: Mark Disselkoen, M.S., LCSW, LADC CEHs: 3

Treatment Planning Fundamentals Sept. 28 Reno Sept. 29 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Nevada Law Sept. 23 Reno Sept. 30 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm


It is of great importance to view clients and their problems from a biopsychosocial perspective, and provide for the “marrying� of the assessment and the treatment planning process, resulting in a plan that addresses specific client needs. This training will teach you how to start with a problem and end up with tangible steps/interventions for client success. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus Bldg A, Rm 221 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room A Instructors: James Von Busch, M.Coun., L.P.C. CEHs: 6 Do you deal with members of the criminal justice system professionally, but you have little idea as to the limits of what you can ask and the relative limits of their authority? Learn about the different levels of the justice system as it applies to addictions and counseling. Topics will include sentence structures, community based corrections, understanding the NRS, and the limits of court authority. Locations: Reno - UNR Main JCSU Rm. 356 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room E Instructors: Matt Leone, Ph.D. CEHs: 6


Workshops October Ethics Oct. 7


Oct. 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, such as the American Counseling Association. This workshop includes the ethical code for licensed and certified alcohol and drug counselors along with a review of ACA and NAADAC’s ethical code. Locations: Reno - TMCC Dandini SIER 108 Las Vegas - CSN Cheyenne Rm: 2638 Instructors: Chuck Holt, Ph.D. CEHs: 6

Confidentiality & Who can you tell and when? Who must you tell HIPAA and when? This workshop will cover federal and Oct. 20 Reno Nevada rules of confidentiality with an emphasis Oct. 21 Las Vegas on practical solutions to real problems. Topics Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm will include: what is a proper consent for release of information, how to respond to a subpoena, exceptions to the rules, and child and elder abuse reporting requirements. (This course is required for interns as well as for licensed or certified counselors who are renewing their license or certificate.) Locations: Reno - UNR Main Campus, Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 111 Las Vegas - To be announced Instructor: Dave Spitzer, Esq. CEHs: 6



Workshops November Healthy Steps to This 2-day workshop is designed to examine the Freedom relationship between overall health and recovery Nov. 16-17 Las Vegas for females in substance abuse treatment. Nov. 16-17 Reno Participants will gain knowledge and resources Time: to assist in the treatment of women by utilizing Nov. 16 12:00-5:00pm the health and body image curriculum, Healthy Nov. 17 8:00am-1:00pm Steps to Freedom. Body image, nutrition, physical activity, body composition, calories & metabolism, eating disorders, cognitive thinking, and eating behaviors will be discussed. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive the Videoconference curriculum manual used to facilitate the Healthy Steps to Freedom Curriculum. Due to the cost of materials, this training is $100.00. to Reno Locations: Reno - TMCC HTCR 103 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op Instructors: Anne Lindsay, MS Sara Velasquez, MPH, CHES CEHs: 8

December Anger Management Dec. 9 Reno Dec. 9 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

Anger is a fundamental human emotion and how we think about anger, how we feel about it, and our reactions/actions are critical issues, not the anger itself. Anger rarely appears alone, and if we are to address one emotion, we are better served by addressing all of them and figuring out what they mean to our clients and how they help the clients define and live productive lives. This training is appropriate for professionals who conduct anger management groups or do individual counseling.


to Las Vegas


Locations: Reno - TMCC Dandini SIER 108 Las Vegas - CSN Cheyenne Rm: 2638 Instructor: Chuck Holt, Ph.D. CEHs: 6


Workshops January Advanced Clinical Supervision Jan. 12 Reno Jan. 13 Las Vegas Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm


In this course, supervisors will explore the latest professional writings regarding models of supervision and the process of developing supervisor/supervisee relationships. The attendees will also learn to differentiate between supervision and therapy, gain understanding of the various roles that supervisors fulfill within supervision, and how culture/diversity issues impact the supervision relationship. The course will conclude with a thorough review of ethics related to supervision along with outlining the important paperwork requirements for supervision such as contracting, tracking supervision, tracking cases, and setting supervision goals Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus Bldg A, Rm 221 Las Vegas - Nevada Co-Op, Room A Instructor: Trudy Gilbert-Eliot, M.S., LMFT, LADC CEHs: 6


Workshops To Be Determined Get Your Message Out! Nov. 1 Reno Nov 2 Las Vegas Time: 8:30 - 11:30AM

Don’t Drown, Engage Volunteers Nov. 1 Reno Nov. 2 Las Vegas Time: 1:00 - 4:00PM


Rural and Frontier communities may be “traditional” (TV, Radio, and Newspaper) media poor, but they are a gold mine for creative marketing channels. You will leave this training with at least 20 different hands on strategies to get your message out to the community and schools. Since many of these media strategies can be implemented with little to no cost, this training is for anyone from urban or rural communities looking for new cost effective ways to get your message out! We will include a strategy exchange, so please bring your creative ideas ready to share with your peers. This session will be a half day interactive training suitable for people in a broad range of prevention work. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus, Bldg A, Room 214 Las Vegas - DETR, Conf Room C Instructor: Christy McGill CEHs: 3 Work in a field with a worthy cause like treatment, prevention, or social work? Everyone always has great ideas about what should be done, but who has time or staff? Open up that bottleneck by engaging your community in your cause through meaningful volunteer work. A small amount of up front planning time on how your agency, coalition, school, or initiative will use volunteers can help you build social capital to make your work: more desirable to funders, more effective overall, and enhance your cost benefit ratios. In this training you will learn how to assess your agency for volunteer opportunities, plan for using volunteers, and celebrate the work done together. Then ideas will be exchanged about how to tap into Nevada’s great heritage of personal independence, to help YOU engage your community in your worthy cause. Locations: Reno - Redfield Campus, Bldg A, Room 214 Las Vegas - DETR, Conf Room C Instructor: Christy McGill CEHs: 3


Free CASAT Webinars Fundraising Now - Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times Nov. 10 3:00 - 4:30pm

This webinar will provide an overview of current trends in fundraising, strategies to diversify income; ways to find donors; special events planning; and developing an effective corporate package. Leave this class with: Strategies and action steps for increasing your fundraising revenue from individuals and businesses; An understanding of how foundations giving is changing and how to respond; Improvements for your communication with donors and prospects; and Activities you can use to get your board more involved in fundraising. Audience: State and Coalition level staff. Instructor: Melissa LeRoy CEHs: 1.5

Strengthening Prevention Program Capacity for Evaluation Nov. 16 Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Let’s face it... we all evaluate our programs at the end of the day. Whether we do so in a structured, clear, documented and logical manner is another question. This webinar is designed for individuals aspiring to improve their grasp of key evaluation concepts and identify next steps in improving their approach to evaluation. Facilitator: Eric Ohlson, MSW CEHs: 1

Management & Fiscal Responsibility Jan. 19 3:00 - 4:30pm

With nonprofit oversight being one of the popular topics in today’s news, more nonprofit leaders and funders are taking a closer look at how nonprofits do their work and how they hold themselves accountable. Learn how to equip your board and leadership staff with the knowledge and confidence needed to provide fiscal oversight to your nonprofit organization. Instructor: Melissa LeRoy CEHs: 1.5


Free CASAT Webinars

Free CASAT Webinars This webinar will summarize the results of the ACE The effects of adverse child study, highlighting the effects of adverse childhood experiences on experiences (ACEs) on substance abuse, substance abuse depression and suicide attempts during adulthood. and mental The ACE Study assessed the relationship between health outcomes: multiple categories of adverse childhood Evidence from experiences (ACEs), and health and behavioral the ACE study outcomes later in life. The ACE Study is an ongoing (Part I) collaboration between the Centers for Disease Nov. TBD - Time: TBD Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente. Instructor: Robert Anda, MD, MS (CDC) CEHs: 1.5 Measuring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at the state level: Implications for prevention (Part II)

This webinar will summarize ACE results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Implications for substance abuse prevention and behavioral health promotion will be discussed Instructor: Kristen Clements-Nolle, Ph.D. CEHs: 1.5

Dec. TBD - Time: TBD

Free ATTC Webinars Join us the Third Thursday of each month to learn about various topics effecting the field of addictions treatment and recovery services! Each month, a different Regional Center will present information and resources on topics ranging from healthcare reform to implementing specific evidence-based practices.

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July 21, 2011

Serving the Elderly


Aug. 18, 2011

Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic Populations

Caribbean Basin & Hispanic

Sept. 15, 2011

Clinical Supervision (TAP 21)

Central East

Oct. 20, 2011

Brief Interventions/Brief Therapies Gulf Coast for Clinical Supervisors (TIP 34)

Nov. 17, 2011

New Ethical Dilemmas Facing Counselors and Clinical Supervisors Free ATTC Webinars

Mountain West


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 selfconcept 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 yy Prepay the nonrefundable fee listed for each workshop dependent upon CEHs. (No discounts or scholarships are available.) yy 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 videotape is returned on time. If the tape is not returned on time (21 days after the original postmark), the deposit will be forfeited. yy If paying by credit card, we will charge your card the $25.00 deposit if the tape is not returned on time (21 days after the original postmark).

How it works

1. View the DVD. 2. Complete the assignment for the DVD training

as indicated in the packet you receive which will either be a paper, self-tests, or a combination of both. 3. 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.

VHS/DVD Workshops


DVD Workshops Contingency Management DVD ONLY Rental Fee: $50

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

The Principles of Detoxification: Enhanced DVD ONLY 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 manual-guided 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

VHS/DVD Workshops

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

Club Drugs VHS ONLY Rental Fee: $30

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 Twelve-Step service structures, and dealing with resistance. Instructor John Chappel, M.D. CEHs 6 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 ONLY 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 Rental Fee: $75

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 longterm 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

VHS/DVD Workshops


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 clinicians face when working with mandated Mandated Client DVD Rental Fee: $30

clients. Philosophy and treatment methods conducive 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


VHS/DVD Workshops

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 Bldg. 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) Las Vegas, NV DETR 2800 E. St. Louis Ave.;Conf Room C Las Vegas, NV 89104


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

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



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Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network’s article entitled, “Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health, Part 1: A Sea Change.” 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: 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 fill-in-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 January 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.)

Advanced Registration

Advanced 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 cards. 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 We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express,

and Discover credit cards. “CASAT, UNR, Reno, NV� will appear on your statement for this charge.




Register online at

By Mail

Send completed registration and payment to: CASAT/UNR ATTN: SAPTA Training University of Nevada Reno/MS279 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 Information

Registration/Payment Cont. 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. 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.


Refunds will NOT be offered for non-attendance.

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 tuition-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.



Course Fees In-Person Workshops (Cost Per Day) Registered LADC/CADC Counselor Intern w/proof of internship $25 Student (6 credits or above) w/valid Student ID


Retired Professional


NV Licensed or Certified Drug & Gambling Counselors* 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


Other $70 In-Person workshop handouts


Half - day workshops


Two - day workshops


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

Registrant Information 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 of front for American Express) Expiration Date Billing Zip Code Signature as it appears on card Mail to:

CASAT/UNR - Attn: SAPTA Training Mail Stop 279 Reno, NV 89557


Fax To: 1.775.784.1840

Questions? Call us Toll-Free: 1.866.617.2818





Workshop Schedule August 2011 - January 2012 Workshop Title


Las Vegas


August/September Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI)

Sept. 20

Aug. 23


Addiction Counselor Competencies

Sept. 22

Aug. 24

8:30 - 4:15pm


Sept. 21

Aug. 25

8:30 - 4:15pm

Nevada Law

Sept. 23

Sept. 30

8:30 - 4:15pm

Treatment Planning Fundamentals

Sept. 28

Sept. 29

8:30 - 4:15pm

Oct. 7

Oct. 7 Video

8:30 - 4:15pm

Oct. 20

Oct. 21

8:30 - 4:15pm

October Ethics Confidentiality & HIPAA


November Get Your Message Out!

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

8:30AM - 11:30AM

Don’t Drown, Engage Volunteers

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Intervention Strategies for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Nov. 2

Nov. 4

8:30AM - 4:15PM

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 16 12:00 - 5:00 pm Nov. 17 8:00 am -1:00 pm

Dec. 9 Video Conference

8:30 - 4:15pm

Jan. 13

8:30 - 4:15pm

Healthy Steps to Freedom

Nov. 16 -17 Video Conference

December Anger Management

Dec. 9

January Advanced Clinical Supervision

Jan. 12

Webinars Fundraising Now - Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

Nov. 10

3:00 - 4:30pm

Strengthening Prevention Program Capacity for Evaluation

Nov. 16

10:00 - 11:00am

Management & Fiscal Responsibility

Jan. 19

3:00 - 4:30pm

The effects of adverse child experiences on substance abuse and mental health outcomes:



Measuring adverse childhood experiences at the state level: Implications for prevention





August 2011 - January 2012 SAPTA Catalog  

This is our new SAPTA training catalog