Impact of Marijuana & Vaping on Brain Development, Depression, Anxiety


Registration deadline March 8, 2021 DescriptionMarijuana has now been fully or partially legalized in 44 of the 50 United States.  According to the 2019 and 2020 Monitoring the Future Study, marijuana use among both teens (especially through vaping) and adults has increased significantly.  Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting […]

Clinical Supervision: An Overview of Functions, Processes and Methodology


Effective clinical supervision is a mutual endeavor of clinical oversight and professional growth.  It is a process that conceptualizes learning for the counselor that involves much more than monitoring a counselor’s work. This one-day webinar will demonstrate the processes of supervision that make it an essential component in effective clinical care. Areas of focus include: […]

Introduction to ASAM Criteria – The Basics


Registration deadline March 26, 2021 Description During this 3 hour training we will be introduced to the ASAM Criteria and have an understanding why it is used and its importance in your work with individuals. We will explore how this is important within not only assessments and how it should be used ongoing to determine […]

Psychological Self-Care in the Age of COVID 19

Zoom Online

This live experiential workshop will include both internal (personal) variables as well as external (environmental) variables that increase psycho-social stress.

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, […]

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & VAPA annual meeting


VAPA annual meeting 8-8:45am ACT Training 9-4:30 Registration deadline May 5, 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 […]

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 […]