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Summer School Preliminary Information
Summer School 2016 Worcester State University, Worcester, MA June 6th - 9th (Monday - Thursday)



Below please find preliminary information regarding our upcoming 2016 Summer School, which will take place:

June 6 - 9, 2016, Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Complete course details, state scholarship application links, online registration and further information will be posted on this website over the next few days.

Program Information

The 47th Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is a four-day intensive experience for participants to further their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of addiction services through in-depth coursework. Individuals may select topic specific tracks where similar topic courses have been grouped together or, if a participant would like to tailor their experiences even more, they may select specific courses from different focus areas. These focus areas have been designed to meet the needs of various audiences. Potential attendees will notice there is programming intended for many different partners in the world of addiction prevention, treatment, intervention and recovery. Whether you are a new addiction counselor, a juvenile probation officer, or a licensed clinician, you will find unique offerings within this year’s program. Over 60 courses are offered.

The Summer School is appropriate for anyone who recognizes the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. Each year, participants from many disciplines come together to form a unique and diverse community. The School’s comprehensive curriculum offers a wide variety of best practice courses in the field of addiction services. The School’s nationally and regionally recognized faculty includes instructors who are respected for their accomplishments in the behavioral health field, and also recognized for their training expertise.

Courses have been designed for the extensive demands of today's professionals and their organization: certification and licensing, evidence-based practices, behavioral healthcare and primary care integration, recovery oriented care, and current and emerging topics. In today’s workplace where training time is greatly limited, the value of attending summer school is not limited to the skills developed and knowledge gained. The ability to develop a strong professional network and exchange ideas with professionals from across New England can be transformative.

Over the years, our summer programs have been developed to respond to specific needs in our regional workforce. The 16th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies will again be co-located with this year’s program. Participants have the opportunity to attend offerings from both programs, and co-locating the schools offers wonderful networking and combined learning opportunities for participants working in different areas of the behavioral health services continuum.

The four-day program is a combination of major presentations and courses. Courses provide intensive, skill-based training in research-based programming for all students. The School’s target audience includes persons from all disciplines who are concerned with alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues, persons new to the field, and persons in behavioral health and allied human services whose activities require a general knowledge of substance abuse.

We welcome you to be part of our community. If you work in treatment, prevention, recovery services, other social services, or a related field, please join us for new knowledge, skills, networking and continuing education credits in June! WELCOME!

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