Latest Past Events

Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: Myths, Realities and Effective Approaches to Care


Registration deadline: May 14, 202 This half-day webinar is a skill-based training that focuses on understanding, referring, and treating individuals who have co-occurring disorders. This webinar outlines the many myths related to mental illness treatment, barriers to effective care of co-occurring disorders, commonly encountered mental disorders, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, issues surrounding medication management, and coordination […]

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & VAPA annual meeting


VAPA annual meeting 8-8:45am ACT Training 9-4:30 Registration deadline May 6, 2021 In this 6-hour training, we will explore the basics of ACT, and how they can be extraordinarily effective in the treatment of substance use disorders.  We will examine the theoretical basis and practical application of the six “Core Processes” of ACT in behavioral […]

Motivational Interviewing: A sprit of communication and an effective approach to the process of change


Registration deadline: April 30, 2021 Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented evidence-based approach of communication with particular attention to individualized language of change. This half-day webinar will explore the spirit, processes, and strategies of motivational interviewing that can lead to client movement toward effective transformation. Emphasized will be the strengthening of personal motivation for, […]