Advanced CADC Courses

Advanced CADC Courses

While all of Wellspring's online CADC courses can be taken toward both your initial certification or license, as well as the renewal of those credentials (and many others), Wellspring has designed a monthly series of advanced courses for Addiction Counselors who have already earned their CADC or LCADC. Beyond the basics necessary for your initial credentialing, these courses are specialized to bring the most up-to-date research in the field to your practice. By sharing a classroom with other seasoned professionals, you have the opportunity to learn from each other take your skills to the next level. Each year, all new courses are developed to keep your training current and expand your knowledge base.

Available Courses

20Feb

RENEWAL - What’s Addiction Recovery

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


This training will attempt to clarify what Addiction Recovery entails as a process of change that goes beyond abstinence to improved health and wellness as well as quality of life. We will explore the individual person’s right to build a meaningful life for themselves. We will look at the "whole person" (mind, body and spirit) both prior to recovery and when in recovery. Twelve step philosophies will be examined as will what it mean to be “in recovery, achieve recovery and remain in recovery”? Instructor: Alan Shapiro MA, LPC, LCADC Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class! Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless otherwise stated) toward the Addiction Counselor License and Certification (LCADC and CADC) in New Jersey. They are also approved for CEU's needed for the MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, and LRC credentials, as well as re-certification hours f...
20Mar

RENEWAL - Biopsychosocial Assessment

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


The biopsychosocial (BPS) framework is an approach that emphasizes the importance of a systemic view of the individual and an integration of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors on human development and functioning. The biopsychosocial interview, an assessment typically conducted by therapists and counselors at the beginning of therapy, assesses for biological, psychological and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a client. It's considered a holistic assessment, looking at a client on all different levels. The biopsychosocial interview is utilized because problems usually don't exist in a vacuum--they all influence each other in different ways. It's not enough just to look at a person; you have to look at his or her environment as well. Instructor: Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, SAC, CPS, DRCC Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class! Our co...
17Apr

RENEWAL: Introduction to Addiction

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


This course will provide a survey of characteristics, assessment, intervention, and prevention of addictive behaviors with a primary examination of chemical dependency. This course reviews basic pharmacology, conceptualizations of alcohol and other drug problems, assessment, intervention, treatment, and prevention. Additionally, the influence of family environment and cultural background are explored as they relate to chemical use and abuse. Instructor: Joel M Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class! Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless otherwise stated) toward the Addiction Counselor License and Certification (LCADC and CADC) in New Jersey. They are also approved for CEU's needed for the MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, and LRC credentials, as well as re-certification hours for all credentials issued by the Addictions...
15May

RENEWAL - Motivating the Helping Professional Self-Care, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


Motivating the Helping Professional Self-Care, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue The literature on burnout has spanned nearly 40 years and the concept of self-care is certainly not new to our profession. Although we are warned about falling prey to burnout and compassion fatigue from the onset of our studies, how often do we really stop and take inventory of how our work impacts our personal life and well-being? We are living in a critical time, with increasing environmental and social pressures that affect the professional just as much as the consumer. Self -care is not only the way to respond to our occupational stressors, but it is an essential component to our competent and effective ongoing professional practice. In this course, participants will explore the physiological, psychological and social-relational impact of working in the helping profession. Effective strategies for identifying burnout, and compassion fatigue will also be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to ...
05Jun

RENEWAL - Are We All Co-Dependency?

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


This training will present an overview of Codependency and look at its manifestations. We will examine "over-functioning" in another's life while potentially "under-functioning" in one's own life. Consideration will be given to Codependency possibly being at the core of any addiction. The training will examine compulsions and obsessions as well as prevailing theories of Codependency. Included will be personal and professional manifestations. Instructor: Alan Shapiro MA, LPC, LCADC Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class! Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless otherwise stated) toward the Addiction Counselor License and Certification (LCADC and CADC) in New Jersey. They are also approved for CEU's needed for the MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, and LRC credentials, as well as re-certification hours for all credentials issued by the Addictions Professio...
19Jun

RENEWAL - Co-Occurring Treatment

Time: 09:00AM - 04:00PM Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy


Co Occurring treatment is the care that is provided when a person has symptoms of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. This comorbidity can be any drug or alcohol diagnosis, combined with any mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.). In most cases, the symptoms and issues related to one can worsen the issues of the other. It essential to address the dual presentation simultaneously, as brain changes take place in the same areas of the brain that are affected by other mental illnesses. This includes alterations in the structure of neurons in the reward pathways, increase in dopamine receptors and increases and decreases in production of neurotransmitters. Instructor: Joel M Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class! Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless oth...

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