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Addiction Counseling Training
1 April 2005

BISMARCK, ND - "Professional and Ethical Responsibilities" in the field of addiction counseling is the topic of a training session Friday, April 22 for substance abuse counselors throughout North Dakota. The session is part of the "Toolbox Training Series," presented by Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

      Training covers professional codes, client's rights, boundary issues, scope of practice, ethical responsibilities, mandatory reporting, supervision, and motivational interviewing. The presenter is Jeanie Kerber, MPA, LISW, CADC.

      This training is geared for entry-level substance abuse counselors and for more experienced counselors seeking to "brush-up" on skills. The 12 module series began in March with monthly sessions; it concludes in 2006.

      Toolbox Training is an addiction-counseling curriculum based on the SAMHSA TAP #21, "Addiction Counseling Competencies".

      Kerber's one-half-day session, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., originates in Iowa and is presented in Iowa and North Dakota over each state's Interactive Video Network (IVN). The IVN site in room 210 of the Jack Barden Center at United Tribes Technical College will be used. Additional sites are sought. The training carries 4.5 CEUs per session and a registration fee of $300.

      To review a brochure and/or register online, visit the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center website, www.pattc.org, or call Ros at 319-335-5368. Prairielands is a network of addiction technology centers.

      For more information or to add a site in North Dakota, contact Julie Creed, Prairielands ND Coordinator, United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504, 701-255-3285 x 1410, jcreed@uttc.edu.


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