New England School
of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment
August 24 - 27, 2015, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
ABOUT THE EVENT
The New England
Institute of Addiction Studies is pleased to announce the 23nd Annual New
England School of Best Practices in Addiction Studies will take place August 24 - 27, 2014 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.
This four-day event
gives addiction professionals the opportunity to combine in-depth study of an
area of special interest with the opportunity to learn in a wilderness setting.
The program includes advanced clinical and administrative skilled-based
treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment approaches,
as well as a current and emerging best opioid treatment practices, and clinical
The highly popular
program site, the Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, is nestled
in a secluded area of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Valley offers
indoor and outdoor swimming, tennis and racquetball courts, a nine-hole golf
course, and hiking trails. Free time has been set aside so students can enjoy
these facilities on designated evenings and afternoons.
Each year, the New
England Institute welcomes new participants and previous participants. We
invite you to join us in our 23nd year of intensive and stimulating studies,
networking, and relaxing in one of the most beautiful parts of New England!
choose from a wide variety of intensive, research-based courses listed below. Complete course descriptions will be posted shortly.
You can register here: http://www.neias.org/events/register.aspx?id=428984
ABOUT WATERVILLE VALLEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Resort and Conference Center is located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The resort has a variety of hiking trails, restaurants, cafes and specialty
The Waterville Valley
Resort offers the following fee-based recreational activities: access
to the White Mountain Athletic Club, swimming, racquetball courts, spa, nine
holes of midweek golf, unlimited tennis on 18 clay courts, boat use,
rollerblade rental, and mountain bike rental. Participants can choose to purchase a
package pass for these recreational activities in Waterville Valley, or "pay as
you go” for individual activities.
Course work is available for established clinicians and prevention professionals, program managers, and clinician supervisors. Please note that
participants attending advanced clinical course offerings should hold substance
abuse treatment credentials or have worked in chemical dependency treatment for
at least five years. Continuing education credits will be provided for this
event for social workers, addiction counselors, professional counselors, mental
health counselors, and other professions as requested.
This year, as we observe our 22nd Best Practices School and our 46th Summer School, we remember and honor two outstanding faculty members, Dr. David Powell and Dr. Patricia Mulready. David's involvement with NEIAS began in the 1970's, and Pat's began in the early 1980's. In addition to their many accomplishments serving people with addictions, Pat and David were an important part of the NEIAS community, with a strong commitment to training and mentoring many New England professionals.
Summer School Program Sponsors
For 4 years, NEIAS summer school programs have been a collaborative effort of the New England Institute and partners at the New England state drug and alcohol abuse agencies and training entities. Special thanks to this year's program sponsors for their outstanding assistance with planning, logistics and financial support:
State agency partners:
The four-day program
is a combination of daily plenary events and intensive workshops totaling up to 32
contact hours. Click here for course descriptions.
SPECIAL THANKS to
the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England
at Brown University for their support in providing courses.
- $625- entire event
- $475-Three days
- $350 –Two Days
- $200- One Day
- $50 Additional Fee for DOT SAT course (covers
materials and consulting)
The tuition cost covers:
· All educational activities;
· Breakfast, lunches and breaks at the conference center during the program.
Dinner is on your own.
· Lodging is a separate fee.
Lodging rates range from $75/night for a single bedroom in a shared condominium
to a variety of traditional hotel rooms from $90 to $101.40/night, and family
style one-bedroom hotel rooms with full kitchens range from $114.50/night to
$168.95/night. Further details are provided later in this document if you wish
to make a direct lodging reservation now.
Attendance at the total program, optional Sunday
evening plenary, and evening plenaries totals 32 hours. Contact hours are
available for addiction counselors, licensed mental health counselors, and
social workers. Participants
will select from a combination of one-, two-, or four-day courses in this
year’s program. Most of this year’s courses are listed below. Click here to view complete course descriptions.
Track 1: Operational Management Certification Track (Management, Fiscal Management, and Human Resources Management)
· 1.M.T.W Effective Management and Fiscal Oversight (Monday – Wednesday)
· 1.Th Human Resource and Labor Laws
Track 2: Collaboration with Primary Care
· 2.T Criminal Justice Populations, Health Care Reform and Behavioral Health Business Practices (Tuesday)
· 2.W Opioid Treatment Program Health Homes: A collaborative model for development and implementation (Wednesday)
· 2.Th Connecting Medicine and Addiction Services (Thursday)
Tracks 3: 3.M.T.W.Th Clinical Supervision (Monday – Thursday; 30 hours are available)
Track 4: 4.M.T. Clinical Supervision Foundations (Monday - Tuesday on site with pre-event and post-event online; meets 30 hours)
Track 5: Co-Occurring Disorders
· 5.M. Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction and Co-Occurring Disorders (Monday)
· 5.T Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction and Co-Occurring Disorders Part 2 (Tuesday)
· 5.W.Th Sensitization and Kindling in Co-Occurring Disorders (Wednesday – Thursday)
Track 6: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices
· 6.M Criminal Justice - Risk Reduction Implementation: a systemic adoption of evidence-based practice (Monday)
· 6.T Buprenorphine Treatment with the Criminal Justice Population (Tuesday)
· 6.W.Th Evidence-based Criminogenic Risk Reduction Group Facilitation (Wednesday - Thursday)
Track 7 – Evidence-Based Practice Implementation – Motivational Interviewing:
· 7.M.T Motivational Interviewing (Monday – Tuesday)
· 7.W.Th Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA – STEP) (Wednesday – Thursday)
Track 8: Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Planning
· 8.M DSM 5 Updates for Addiction Clinicians (Monday)
· 8.T Update on ASAM Criteria Revisions (Tuesday)
· 8.W Recovery Planning (Wednesday)
Track 9: DOT Substance Abuse Professional Qualification or Requalification
9.M.T Department of Transportation/Substance Abuse Professional Qualification or Requalification Training (Monday – Tuesday)
(IC & RC DOT/SAP Written Examination is available on site)
Track 10: Current and Emerging Issues
· 10.M Trauma Informed Supervision (Monday)
· 10.W Advanced Ethics (Wednesday)
· 10.Th Opioid Overdose Prevention (Thursday)
Track 11: Serving Families Affected by Substance Use
· 11.W Cultural Competence: Addressing The Needs of Children With Criminal Justice Involved Parents (Wednesday)
· 11.Th Child Welfare and Families Affected by Substance Abuse - Assessment (Thursday)
Track 12 - National Institute on Drug Abuse Evidence-Based Practices – Blending Products
· 12.W National Institute on Drug Abuse Evidence-Based Blending Products: Treatment Planning: Translating Required Paperwork into Clinically Useful Information (Wednesday)
· 12.Th National Institute on Drug Abuse Evidence-Based Blending Products: Buprenorphine Update for the Addiction Clinician and Promoting the Use of Motivational Incentives (Thursday)
Professional certification will be available for addiction counselors and social workers.
LODGING IS A SEPARATE FEE
FROM TUITION. Please note that all types of lodging are limited and will be
assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Town Square Condominiums:
Town Square Condominium lodging is available ONLY for
those participants arriving Sunday, August 24 and staying 4 nights. Town Square
housing is shared housing with other Best Practices participants in a
3-bedroom, 2-bath condominium with kitchen and living room.
The cost for Town Square Housing is:
· Single Bedroom ($75/night) in shared Condo
Those wishing to stay in the Town Square Condominiums
should indicate this choice on their Best Practices School registration form.
A variety of lodging options are available for single,
double, or family occupancy.
Participants who wish to stay in one of the following
hotels should make direct reservations by calling the phone numbers or follow
the links below to reserve rooms by July 24, 2015. Note that you are with the
New England Institute of Addiction Studies group to get the group rates listed.
Rates include taxes.
* Important note about Activities Passes: Activities Passes may be requested at the Silver Fox Inn or the Valley Inn. If you wish to reserve a room that includes, an activities
pass your rate will be higher. Inquire at reservation time.)
Traditional hotel rooms:
* Silver Fox Inn ($94.01 - $105.86/night) (603)
* Valley Inn ($94.01 - $105.86/night): (603)
236-8425 or (800) 343-0969
Snowy Owl Inn ($98.10/night): (603)
236-8383 or (800) 766-9969
Hotels with condominium
efficiency units with full kitchens:
Black Bear Lodge ($124.26 - $146.06):
(603) 236-4501 or (800) 349-BEAR (2327)
Golden Eagle Lodge ($118.81 - $174.40): (603) 236-4600 or (888) 703-2453
All hotels are within walking distance of the conference
center, or ample parking is available for those wishing to drive. Additional
details about the various lodging facilities can be found by using the links to
their web sites.