Anchorage Classroom Learning

Psycho-Physiology
This course will provide information about the brain-body connection, nervous system structure, neuro-anatomy, neurotransmitter and receptor function, and drug class/classification effects. Application exercises and discussion will help the student understand the impact and importance of psychoactive substances (legal and illegal) on both the brain and the body.
Hours: 16 CEU
Date: January 23-24, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
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
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
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
Date: February 20, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Cst: $35.00
Location: See Below
ASAM
An overview of the six(6) ASAM assessment dimensions and levels of care. Participants will learn about assessing severity of illness, treatment, and how the dimensions relate to the levels of care.

Hours: 4 CEU
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
Cost: $35.00
Location: See Below
ASAM
An overview of the six(6) ASAM assessment dimensions and levels of care. Participants will learn about assessing severity of illness, treatment, and how the dimensions relate to the levels of care.
Hours: 4 CEU
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 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: 12 CEU
Date: April 9-10, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA
Cost: $70.00
Location: See Below
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
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
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
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
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