CADC/LCADC Renewal Courses

A monthly series of advanced courses for Addiction Counselors who have already earned their CADC or LCADC

CADC/LCADC Renewal Courses

In addiction to Wellspring's online CADC courses which can be taken toward 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. 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

26Sep

RECERT - CBT with the recovery clients

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


At the end of this workshop, you will learn:

  1. Understand that substance use is a learned behavior that can be modified according to principles of conditioning and learning
  2. Understand how these principles apply to the treatments delivered in cognitive behavioral therapy and relapse prevention training
  3. Understand the basic approaches used in cognitive behavioral therapy and how they apply to reducing drug use and preventing relapse
  4. Understand how to conduct a functional analysis and know about the 5 Ws of a client’s drug use

Instructor: Derrick Watkins MSW


10Oct

RECERT - - DBT with the substance use disorder

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


This class will include an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which was developed for individuals with substance dependence and borderline personality disorder. It will also feature a comparison with other treatments; a discussion on addiction as a brain and behavioral disorder; how DBT has been used to assist individuals who are diagnosed with depression, and the use of DBT and borderline personality disorders.  Students will learn how this new therapy is being used to assist individual with substance abuse diagnosis challenge, the cravings and desires to use drugs, and addictive behaviors. 

 

Instructor: Pascale Augustin, LCSW, LCADC, CCS


24Oct

RECERT - Medical Marijuana; uses and the impact on treatment.

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


Is marijuana the new miracle drug or is it an excuse for people to get high?   Are you confused about medical marijuana?  This course is appropriate for everyone that wants to know more about medical marijuana.  We will discuss the impact that medical marijuana has made on treatment, clients and children.  We will also cover the normalcy of marijuana, the way clients now regard it and the future of marijuana.  This will be a class you do not want to miss.

 

Instructor: Heather Domalewski, PhD


12Dec

RECERT: Medication: Psychotropic drug use working with co-occurring clients

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


According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug use and Health, more than 8 million adults aged 18 and older (3.4% of all adults) had both a mental illness and substance use disorder in the past year, and 2.6 million adults had co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders in the past year.  Much like medical conditions that cause other medical conditions to worsen, people who suffer from mental illness often experience serious symptoms when drugs or alcohol addiction is involved.  Some of these symptoms include intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation or a fear of public situations.  The more the individual uses substances to cope with their symptoms, the greater the risk of developing addiction.  Co-Occurring Disorders can be described as major depression with cocaine addiction, alcohol addiction with panic disorder, alcoholism and multiple-drug addiction with schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder with episodic multiple-drug use disorder...