NM Opioid Hub Trainings

Trainings are open to the public and we welcome those who are inclined to learn. Most trainings are aimed at social workers, counselors, community health workers, peer supporters, and other mental health providers. Community members, first responders, and others who are affected by opioid use disorders are also encouraged to attend.

The New Mexico Opioid Hub is pleased to announce a series of trainings at no cost to participants. Training descriptions, dates and locations are available below, to access, click on the training type you are interested in. Alternatively, you may view trainings in the calendar.

Basic American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Training provides evidence-based practices for overdose prevention and treatment, medication-assisted treatment, relevant therapies, and case management.

Presenters: Jennifer Panhorst, LCSW and Lisa Morad-McCoy, LCSW

Continuing Education Credits: 6 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

January 23 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | United Way Training Center, Albuquerque, NM

February 18 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

March 12 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Location TBD, Espanola, NM

April 16 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

May 19 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Location TBD, Las Cruces, NM

June 3 @ 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Training of Trainers Course focuses on enhancing fidelity of criteria, increasing quality of supervision, and promoting effective use of resources.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 12 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

February 12-13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders Training provides participants with skills that allow them to assess and treat addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Participants learn differential diagnosis using the DSM-5 covering substance use, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. Experiential pieces include an opportunity to discuss diagnosis and treatment planning for consumers with complex comorbid concerns.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 12 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

February 4-5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

February 25-26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Roswell, NM

March 10-11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Las Cruces, NM

April 21-22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Espanola, NM

Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) Adolescent CRA Training teaches clinicians to be able to use a scientifically-supported substance abuse treatment called the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA). A-CRA is based on the belief that one’s environment plays a major role in determining whether an individual will use alcohol or illicit drugs. As such, it teaches individuals how to examine the triggers and the consequences (positive and negative) for drug use, and to then re-arrange their lives so that clean, sober behavior is more rewarding than is using alcohol/drugs. Strategies that increase the likelihood that sober behavior will be supported are taught, and skills deficits are addressed in the process (e.g., problem-solving, drug-refusal, communication). The important role of an adolescent’s caregiver is acknowledged, and special sessions are introduced to teach some of these same basic skills, as well as overall parenting strategies, to the caregivers.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 12 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

March 12-13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Las Cruces, NM

March 31-April 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

April 29-30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Espanola, NM

Ethics & Multicultural Training

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 12 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

March 25-26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Roswell, NM

Ethical Concerns in the Era of the Opioid Crisis Training explores the ethical issues that contributed to the development of a nationwide Opioid epidemic from multiple perspectives (medical, pharmaceutical, cultural, etc.). Participants apply ethical principles to issues including MAT in all of its various formulations, information sharing across programs as in a LEAD program, and other contemporary issues.  Reviews and updates regarding confidentiality laws (HIPAA and 42 CFR) are also be explored.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 6 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

April 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

Multicultural Issues in Norther New Mexico Training gives participants an opportunity to explore how multiple waves of colonization have impacted issues that affect clients today. Experiential exercises provide participants with insights into historical trauma, applied attachment theory and cross-cultural counseling competencies.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

Continuing Education Credits: 6 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

April 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Location TBD, Albuquerque, NM

FAQs

Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is an international trainer and consultant in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs), ethics and cultural issues in behavioral healthcare. Mr. Serna excels at designing programs that implement EBPs with individuals who are resistant to change and have cultural barriers to accepting treatment. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), a Motivational Interviewing Supervisor Trainer (MIST), and has evaluated programs in their use of MI techniques and strategies in working with resistant clients. He has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states and five different countries. Brian is also on the faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM and at the University of New Mexico’s Substance Abuse Studies Program. He has been working with and for tribes since 2008. His company, Serna Solutions LLC provides consultation services and direct behavioral health services to adults, adolescents and families.

Jennifer Panhorst, LCSW, graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Nevada Reno in 2007 and has done clinical work with adolescents and families in mental health facilities, community drop-in centers, schools, and detention centers.  Since 2010, Jen has provided training throughout New Mexico on a variety of topics, including lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) issues, assessment and diagnosis, and substance use.  Jen currently works at the Division of Community Behavioral Health in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science as a clinical supervisor and trainer.

Lisa Morad-McCoy, LCSW is a Senior Program Therapist at UNM Community Behavioral Health (CBH). Lisa received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan in 1996. She has done extensive clinical work with children, adolescents and families at Para Los Ninos and the UNM School Based Health Center.  At Para Los Ninos, UNM’s child sexual abuse/sexual assault team, Lisa developed and facilitated a  group curriculum (Segura Y Fuerte: Safe and Strong) for adolescent female survivors of sexual assault.

At CBH, Lisa provides free clinical Tele-supervision for social workers in New Mexico who are seeking their LCSW. She is a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid for youth and adults. Lisa is also a trainer for Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS). She provides clinical services for the Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention Outreach and Networking (ACTION) team and is  trained in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) trauma focused therapy model.

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Brian Serna is recognized by the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board as a Continuing Education Provider. Provider number is CCE0185731, effective date of 11/28/2016 and expiration date of 9/30/2020.

Kesselman-Jones, Inc. is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. Provider number is 99185 with the expiration date of 4/1/2021.

Please view the details for the training you are interested in to see how many CEUs are available for that training.

There is NO COST to attend the trainings,  and a complimentary breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for full day trainings. Space is limited, and you must register to attend. To register, click on the training you wish to attend, and you will be redirected to that training’s registration page, or click the button below.

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Trainings are open to the public and we welcome those who are inclined to learn. Most trainings are aimed at social workers, counselors, community health workers, peer supporters, and other mental health providers. Community members, first responders, and others who are affected by opioid use disorders are also encouraged to attend.

All trainings are capped and a wait list is available. If you know you won’t be able to attend, please let us know so we can open your spot to someone on the wait list.

All trainings begin promptly at 9:00 am. If you are pre-registered and have not picked up your badge by 9:15 am, we will open up your spot to someone on the wait list. If you show up after 9:15 am, your attendance will be subject to availability at that time.

Space is limited and a waitlist is available. If you register and need to cancel, please contact us to let us know. You are expected to cancel 3 days in advance and we will contact the first person on the waitlist.

Failure to cancel in advance will result in your exclusion at future trainings or events.

Participants must arrange for their own lodging.