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Toolbox Training
4 May 2005

BISMARCK (UTN) - "Clinical Evaluation Screening" in the field of addiction counseling is the topic of a training session Friday, May 27 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 crisis management, data gathering, screening instruments, motivation, drug therapies, treatment options and action plans. The presenter is Candace Peters, MA, 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 "toolbox" 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."

      Peters' 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.

      To review a brochure and/or register online, visit the Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center website, http://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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