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Opportunities to Learn

May 15, 2011
by Donovan Kuehn, NAADAC Director of Operations and Outreach
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New NAADAC Webinar Series Tackles Issues Important to Professionals
Donovan Kuehn, NAADAC Director of Operations and Outreach
Donovan Kuehn, NAADAC Director of Operations and Outreach

Addiction-focused professionals are busier than ever. Budgets are being cut. How can conscientious professionals stay informed of the important clinical and professional issues they must address?

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, has a new tool open to members and non-members alike. The 2011 NAADAC webinar series tackles issues as varied as clinical supervision, enhancing your career and strategies for successfully taking exams. The webinars are led by nationally recognized presenters and offer practical strategies for professionals.

The project is a collaboration between NAADAC and the health technology company AccuCare, and is focused on keeping you up-to-date on changes in your field. While the webinars are focused on delivering an in-depth presentation, each webinar includes a feedback session where participants can discuss the issues they have just learned and place them in a larger context of what it means for their individual practice and for the profession as a whole.

The full schedule is detailed in the accompanying box. Two continuing education (CE) credits are available for anyone who attends the webinars. CEs are free for NAADAC members and are available for $12.50 for non-NAADAC members. There is no charge to attend the webinars.

Upcoming NAADAC Webinars

June 16: Get the Most out of Your National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD 11) Experience

July 14: Co-Occurring Disorders

August 18: Strategies for Successful Test Taking

September 15: Your Voice Counts: Advocacy and the NAADAC Political Action

October 13: Conflict Resolution for Clients and Professionals

November 17: What's Next in Your Career? Recap and Highlights from the NAADAC Workforce Conference

December 15: Clinical Supervision: Keys to Success

For more information and to reserve your virtual seat, please visit the NAADAC website at www.naadac.org/education. Registration for each topic is available two weeks before the session.

If you are unavailable to participate in the live webinar, presentations will be archived and can be accessed from NAADAC's website (www.naadac.org/education) within five days of the program. Viewers of the archived programs are still eligible to earn two CEs by completing a continuing education quiz.

Donovan Kuehn serves as the Director of Operations and Outreach for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. While serving as Editor of the NAADAC News, the publication won an Apex Award for Communication Excellence in 2008. In 2010, Kuehn won a Rising Star Scholarship from the Angerosa Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 2003 to conduct industry research to benefit the association publishing and marketing professions. Addiction Professional 2011 May-June;9(3):N4