Anchorage Classroom Learning

Clinical Supervision 1
This course is designed to increase understanding and skill in assessing the clinical skills of counselors in addiction treatment settings and building learning plans for their continued profession growth and development. Focused on the teaching and mentoring aspects of clinical supervision in the context of the Addiction Counseling Competencies. Topics include the importance of observation, performance evaluation, negotiation of learning plans, and the structuring of supervisory interviews.
Hours: 15 CEU's
Date: February 4-5, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been extensively evaluated and is structured, goal oriented and focused on immediate problems. The primary goal of CBT is to modify underlying faulty thinking and maladaptive beliefs which often lead to self-defeating behaviors. Participants who successfully complete this training should be able to:
• Understand the nature of thinking and how it influences and controls behavior
• Understand the application of CBT in treatment and recovery programs
• Interact with clients in a manner consistent with motivational enhancement principles
• Conduct a client interview to assess current patterns of thinking and behavior
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: February 6-7, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph.D
Cst: $70.00
Location: See Below
Family Violence & Substance Use Disorder
Domestic violence and chemical dependency are progressive, chronic, and potentially lethal conditions. This class will focus on the two interactive cycles, responses from victims and perpetrators, resistance factors, and roadblocks to change. Strategies for unraveling and identifying treatment issues and networking protocols will be addressed.
Hours: 8 CEU's
Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Cst: $35.00
Location: See Below
ASAM 3.3
CLINICALLY MANAGED POPULATION SPECIFIC HIGH INTENSITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES


This course will provide information on specific accommodations and the clinical services provided in a manner to meet the functional limitations of patients treated at this level of care. Such individuals are often elderly, cognitively impaired or are developmentally delayed.

Participants will also develop a greater understanding of what differentiates this residential level of care from a 3.1 or a 3.5 level of care.

Hours: 6 CEU's
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
Cost: $35.00
Location: See Below
ASAM
This course will present the information on the use of ASAM criteria. The course will provide information regarding evaluating behavioral health disorders and issues using the six assessment dimensions, and they relate to the levels of care. Participants will be provided guidance in evaluation of client risk and/or severity associated with the six ASAM Dimensions. Application exercises will use case examples for practicing client placement recommendations based on the level of care.
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: April 9-10, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
Documentation
In this course we will discuss Medicaid documentation requirements for the integrated behavioral health and substance use treatment services within the State of Alaska. Specifically, we will address the components of the assessment process, treatment planning and service delivery, and how to document each. Class participants will be introduced to the regulations that pertain to these area and have the opportunity to exercise those skills.
Hours: 8 CEU's
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Date: April 24, 2020
Instructor: Timothy Brown, Mental Health Clinician III
Cost: $35.00
Location: See Below
MATRIX Core Training
This updated training is based on the second edition "Matrix Model Manual Revised and Expanded". The two day workshop includes a didactic overview of the Matrix Model and experiential exercises. Participants in this training will be able to :
• Describe the various core components that comprise the Matrix Model and begin implementing them at their organization
• Educate their clients on the brain and addition
• Apply the Matrix format of cognitive behavioral manualized treatment with difficult and complex populations and incorporate elements of the Matrix Model into existing treatment programs
Hours: 12 CEU's
May 4-5, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCIP, ICCDP, LADC
Cost: $100.00
Location: See Below
NOTE: LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
MATRIX Model Key Supervisor Training
PREREQUISITE: Requires a previous training in a 2 day Matrix Model Core Training or Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Setting Training

A Key Supervisor leads their organization in implementing the Matrix Model and assuring structural and clinical fidelity. The Key Supervisor Training will include a Matrix Key Supervisor Manual, observations of actual group treatment sessions and use of the Fidelity Instruments of the model along with a host of other advance training and support materials. The Key Supervisors will be trained to supervise clinicians in the Matrix Model of treatment, to work with administrators to adapt the Model to their settings, and to administer the fidelity instruments. Becoming a key Supervisor is the first step to leading your organization toward Certification in the Matrix Model
Hours: 6 CEU's
May 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCIP, ICCDP, LADC
Cost: $50.00
Location: See Below
NOTE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Introduction to Client Centered Counseling
This course will provide information on the characteristics of the effective counselor, establishing a counseling relationship, and defining counselor and client roles. Through applied exercises students will be introduced to the practice of the client-centered approach, using communication skills such as listening, attending, reflection, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: May 7-8, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
This course will focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as it relates to substance use and mental health disorders. The course will present information on the functional principles of DBT, and the five essential features: Improving patient motivation to change: enhancing patient capabilities; generalizing new behaviors; structuring the environment, and enhancing therapist ability and motivation. The course will also focus on DBT's substance abuse specific behavioral targets which include:
Decreasing use of substances
Diminishing urges, cravings, and temptations to abuse
Avoid opportunities and cues to abuse
Reducing behaviors conducive to drug abuse
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: May 11-12, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: John Michael Worrall P.hD
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
Co-Occurring Disorders
This course will provide information on mental health issues, such as anxiety, mood, personality, phobic, post-traumatic stress and thought disorders. Students will develop a basic understanding of how mental health, substance use disorders and other related conditions can exist in combination and how they affect treatment service. Students will also receive information about potential causes and origins of these disorders, along with client perspectives of symptoms and limitations. Applied exercises will help students practice their developing skills associated with identifying and describing these disorders.
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: May 14-15, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph. D
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
DSM
This course will describe the use of DSM 5 with particular emphasis on Substance-related, Addictive Disorders and other disorders most likely to co-occur with substance use disorders (i.e., Depressive, Anxiety, Trauma, and Stressor-related Disorders). The course will focus on diagnosis, determination of severity, and the relationship between diagnosis and treatment planning.
Hours: 16 CEU's
Date: May 28-29, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph. D
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
To register for the classes above please call or email Virginia @ 907-563-9202 or email: virginiar@gci.net

Classes will be held at the RADACT OFFICE
3901 Old Seward Hwy Ste 8
Anchorage, AK 99503

entrance---outside the mall Brown door under the SOLARA sign.
Please call or email if you would like to register for any of the classes
Call Virginia @ 907-563-9202 or email virginiar@gci.net to register
RADACT office location: 3901 Old Seward Hwy., Ste. 8