NM Opioid Hub Trainings

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 the training information, click on the training type you are interested in, and a dropdown will appear with the dates, description, and registration link..

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.

Given the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all attendees should follow health guidance to protect themselves and keep others safe that is located on the following websites:

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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)

February 22 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

March 22 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

April 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

May 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

June 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

July 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

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Motivational Interviewing (Level 1)  is an approach that attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and towards finding motivation to making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals. MI is a directive, consumer-centered style of interacting with the goal of eliciting behavior change by helping individuals explore and resolve ambivalence. Rather than acting in an antagonistic or combative way, the helper engages with the consumer to explore his/her feelings, including ambivalence about changing, and help clients find their own motivations. The therapist becomes a person of support, allowing the consumer to make their own choices and arrive at their own conclusions without feeling outside pressure to do so.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

May 11-12, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

July 7-8, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

September 14-15, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Motivational Interviewing (Level 2)  is an approach that attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and towards finding motivation to making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals. MI is a directive, consumer-centered style of interacting with the goal of eliciting behavior change by helping individuals explore and resolve ambivalence. Rather than acting in an antagonistic or combative way, the helper engages with the consumer to explore his/her feelings, including ambivalence about changing, and help clients find their own motivations. The therapist becomes a person of support, allowing the consumer to make their own choices and arrive at their own conclusions without feeling outside pressure to do so.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)
*You must attend level 1 first.

May 27-28, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation

August 18-19, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

September 28-29, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Ethical Practice through Cultural Humility ​​
A hearts-on training bringing to the forefront ethical practices through culturally humble and responsive skills in direct practice that go beyond cultural competence at the individual, interpersonal, and systems levels. Participants will gain an understanding of ethical standards in relation to the historical and present-day uniqueness of New Mexico’s behavioral health needs. The training will offer introspective awareness through experiential activities and interactive exercises. The training is intended for anyone working with Opioid-impacted communities (licensed providers, peer support, general staff, administrators, etc.). 10 CEUs approved by NASW.

Presenter: Kee Straits, PhD, and Brenda Quiñonez, LCSW.

Continuing Education Credits: 10 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend) Trainings are scheduled for one and a half days. Day 1 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Day 2 from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm.

April 15-16, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

May 20-21, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

June 17-18, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

July 15-16, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

August 19-20, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

September 23-24, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a comprehensive behavioral program for treating substance abuse problems. It is based on the belief that environmental contingencies can play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging drinking or drug use. Consequently, it utilizes social, recreational, familial, and vocational reinforcers to assist consumers in the recovery process. Its goal is to make a sober lifestyle more rewarding than the use of substances. CRA was originally developed for individuals with alcohol use disorders, has been successfully employed to treat a variety of substance use disorders for more than 35 years.

Presenter: Luke Higgins, MA, LPCC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

June 22-23, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

July 15-16, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

October 6-7, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used approaches and has been demonstrated to be effective for a wide-range of problems and diagnosis. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT is based on several core principles including that challenges are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. CBT can facilitate learning of better ways of coping and involves efforts to change thinking patterns. This workshop will be highly interactive and will provide participants with many opportunities to exercise CBT tools.

Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

 

July 1, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

September 16, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

October 21, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Level 1 (DBT)  is a therapy that was originally created for the difficulty to manage mood and personality disorders. It is now an evidenced-based practice that assists clients with mood, personality, anxiety, addictive and trauma-related disorders. DBT provides clients with skills that promote emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. This training will provide participants with an overview to this approach and its different applications.

Presenter: Mary Evans, LPCC, Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

May 17-18, 2021| Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

August 3-4, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Level 1 (DBT) is an evidenced based practice that assists clients with mood, personality, anxiety, addictive and trauma related disorders. DBT provides clients with skills that promote emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. This training will provide participants with an in-depth explanation and practice of teaching DBT skills to your clients.

Presenter: Mary Evans, LPCC

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

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

October 13-14, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

Harm Reduction 101  will provide an overview of harm reduction theory and practice, and how it can be applied in multiple professional settings and across populations.

The presentation will also cover how harm reduction practices can reduce stigma and discrimination and enhance health outcomes.

Presenter: Bernie Lieving, MSW

Continuing Education Credits: 1 total CEUs earned for attending the entire training

Available Trainings: (free to attend)

May 24, 2021 | Online Webinar (this training REQUIRES audio & video participation)

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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.

Amanda Browne, LMSW, MPH is a program specialist at the University of New Mexico Division of Community Behavioral Health. She currently manages the youth council for ASPYR (Alliance-building for Suicide Prevention and Youth Resilience) and provides training for the Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research (C-BHTR). Prior to joining UNM, she served as a school-based therapist and has provided Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) for youth and families in Valencia and Bernalillo counties. Amanda received her Master of Social Work (MSW) and her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University in 2018. She is bilingual in Spanish and English​ and has more than ten years of diverse experience with violence prevention practice and programming in the U.S. and Latin America.​

Brenda I. Quiñonez, LCSW, Born in México and raised in Los Angeles, Brenda values family and community. She received Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology, Spanish, and Chicano Studies from Loyola Marymount University. She later graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Brenda’s twenty years of professional experience extends to field counseling, medical social work, program management, and various realms of non-profit work and clinical mental health settings, school-based therapy, university teaching, and, more recently, training
and consulting. Her community involvement includes social justice advocacy and activism for BIPOC communities, in particular, the immigrant population and other underserved youth and families. As President of El Puente de Encuentros, Brenda is a driving force in implementing and realizing the organization’s efforts in promoting equity in education and behavioral health by supporting and guiding students of color entering the behavioral/mental health field.

Kee Straits, PhD, Born Quechua (Indigenous) in Perú and raised in the United States, Kee is a Clinical/Community Psychologist. She received her BA in psychology from Williams College, her MA in Special Education from the University of New Mexico, and her PhD in psychology from Utah State University. Dr. Straits offers consultation to schools, organizations and communities, trainings, evaluation, and direct clinical services. In her career, she strives to achieve health equity in Native American and Latinx communities, improve the effectiveness of mental health systems that serve
youth, and increase the number of competent Native and Latinx health professionals.

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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.

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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.

Audio and video participation are required to participate in an online webinar.

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.

We will contact you via email if a space becomes available. Please check your email frequently, as we will give you a time frame to accept your wait list spot. If you do not respond within the allocated time, we will offer your spot to the next person on the list.

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.