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Continuing Education Event – Treating the Family in Addiction: The Forgotten Patient – Westminster, MA – 5/16/2019


Date & Time

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:30 am

Ends at 12:15 PM


Recovery Centers of America at Westminster

9 Village Inn Rd.

This training will explore the importance of family engagement and identify key reasons for the necessity for families to remain engaged in their loved one’s treatment. Participants will explore the historical value of families being involved in substance use treatment, how familiar roles can affect treatment and the messages received by their loved one currently in treatment and learn effective family therapy tools to help engage families.

8:30 AM: Registration & networking
9:00 AM: Training begins
10:30 AM: 15 min break
12:15 PM: Training ends

• Identify 5 reasons for families to remain involved
• Identify 5 familiar patterns learned within a family system
• Provide basic understanding of the goals of family therapy
• Learn 3 different family therapy approaches that can be used to engage families

Trainer Bio:
Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Family Services Director for Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.

Recovery Centers of America is a NAADAC approved education provider (#155307). This course qualifies for 3 contact hours. NAADAC approved CE(s) are accepted by most state licensing and certification boards. Please contact your credentialing board or visit NAADAC’s website for CE acceptance information:

**Because regulations may change at any time, it is the sole responsibility of the licensee to maintain compliance with their Board’s continuing education policies and regulations.**

Below are the MA Boards that currently accept NAADAC CE(s) for licensure/certification renewal.

  1. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
  2. MA Board of Social Workers (must contact Board for approval)

NAADAC is NOT a pre-approved provided for CEs with MA Board of SW. However, the Board’s information on CEs (see attachment) indicates:

Licensees may obtain credit for completing an individual continuing education activity:

(a) If it pertains to their professional growth and practice AND

(b) Is a lecture, an oral presentation at a course or conference, publication of a book, publication of an article in a recognized professional journal, completion of research for such a presentation or publication AND

(c) Application for this activity is made to the Board for approval at least 60 days prior to the expiration of their licensure period.

No more than 50% of required CEUs for the license cycle can be earned by completing an individual continuing education activity.

The Board receives a high volume of these CEU requests in the months leading up to the October 1st expiration date. If you request approval during this time frame, you may not receive a decision on whether credit has been awarded until close to, or after, the expiration date of your license.


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