Treatment Provider Training

Regional Substance Use Disorder Treatment Provider Training Now Available
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In partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, NDCI is bringing world-class training to substance use treatment professionals working with clients involved in the justice system. Trainings are FREE, include up to 12 continuing education hours (NDCI training is accredited by NAADAC) and are presented at locations throughout the United States.

If you are an addiction therapist, mental health therapist, drug and alcohol counselor, social worker, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor, students or just interested in foundational and advanced addiction treatment training - this program is for you.


  • Neurobiology of addiction and latest information on opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and synthetics
  • The truth about medication as a part of addiction treatment
  • Evidence-based psychosocial approaches, including trauma-competent interventions
  • Treating opiate use disorders, including overdose prevention and response
  • Strategies for treating methamphetamine, cocaine and other stimulant use disorders
  • Screening, assessment and treatment planning
  • Coordinating treatment and supervision case management plans
  • Motivational Interviewing and other strategies to engage criminal justice-involved participants
  • Strategies for working successfully with treatment courts, pretrial services, probation departments and other parts of the criminal justice system
  • Relapse prevention and long-term recovery management


  • Co-author of Motivational Interviewing with Offenders: Engagement, Rehabilitation, and Reentry, Michael D. Clark
  • Co-creator of Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Ken Robinson
  • NADCP chief operating officer and addiction expert, Terrence D. Walton
  • Culturally competent treatment expert, Diana Padilla
  • Youth and young adult treatment and trauma competent care expert, Isaiah Pickens

*Faculty may vary based on location


Treatment provider trainings are for anyone currently delivering or supervising the delivery of addiction treatment, co-occurring disorder services or clinical case management to participants in treatment courts, on community supervision or otherwise involved in the justice system. Professionals who practice in communities where treatment courts exist are encouraged to attend, even if not currently treating treatment court participants.

Individuals requiring training hours for clinical certification or recertification, as well students and interns interested in addiction studies will especially benefit from this free training. Up to 50 applicants are accepted for each event.

Trainings are intended for those treating adults. However, some may include special tracks for those treating adolescents and their families.

1-Day Training

There will be twelve 1-day trainings (6 hours). These trainings include foundational information, as well as some advanced material for more experienced professionals.

2-Day Training

There will be eight 2-day trainings (12 hours). These trainings contain more advanced content intended for professionals with 3 or more years of treatment experience, including working with treatment court or other justice system participants. Additional content includes trauma-competent treatment, strategies for supervising the delivery of treatment services, strategies for working with physicians, and approaches for reaching young adults and difficult-to-treat individuals.


Trainings begin fall 2019 and continue through 2020. Training event locations are assigned based on applicant location and availability—including some held in rural, remote and tribal communities.

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, lodging (if required) and meals. Registration and all materials are provided without charge.

Special note: While not required to apply, treatment agencies or courts that can provide training space for up to 50 trainees are invited to host one training (programs serving rural, tribal or other remote populations may provide space for under 50). Host agencies provide only the training event space at no cost to NDCI. NDCI brings this training to your location and covers all related expenses.


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  • If this is your first NADCP application, set up your account

  • Complete online application