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Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute®



A1 - CAT Classes - Individual

in 2 - Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™ (NACCTP)

NACCTP: Culturally-Informed Treatment

$199

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Jan 17, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: This class provides a basic foundation for understanding how cultural sensitivity, awareness, responsivity, and humility can improve quality of care and increase positive outcomes for clients receiving treatment for substance use disorders and other problem behaviors. The professional counselor has an obligation to understand the client’s context and learn to communicate in a manner that the client is likely to be able to hear, understand, and accept. The counselor must have the courage and insight to explore their own biases and misconceptions of others with cultural and ethnic differences. Cultural variables to be considered include age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, language, educational level, physical ability, economic status, and social class as well as racial and ethnic backgrounds - all of which can be influential in the therapeutic process. Individual differences when considered in a cultural context can become strengths and resources for recovery. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NART-PE Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: January 17 and 18, 2023 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 14.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors, available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = N/A (Not Required).
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.00, paid every two weeks.

NACCTP: Addiction Counseling Skills

$249

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Jan 30, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: Along with Principles of Addiction Treatment and Case Conceptualization and Documentation, Addiction Counseling Skills is considered to be part of the “Core Curriculum” and basic to the foundational training of an addiction counselor. The purpose of this class is to provide a framework and counseling model for working with clients with substance use disorders and other problem behaviors as well as addiction. The focus of this course is to teach the essential counseling skills needed to help clients unpack their stories and move forward in the change process. The models utilize a client-centered, counselor-directed therapy approach along with a motivational spirit of counseling. Recording and feedback assist the participants in developing a standard level of counseling skills proficiency. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NART-CP Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: January 30, 31, and February 1, 2023 (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 21.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = N/A (Not Required).
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 3 payments of $58.00, paid every two weeks.

NACCTP: Pharmacology I

$199

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Feb 14, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: Training in pharmacology is a cornerstone of addiction counseling and a major part of what differentiates the professional field of addiction counseling from other mental health disciplines. This class will provide a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including what is happening in human physiology and behaviors. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NPAC-PE Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: February 14 and 15, 2023 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 14.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT/LAC Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: Yes.
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = None.
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.00, paid every four weeks.

NACCTP: Case Conceptualization and Documentation

$199

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Feb 23, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: Along with Principles of Addiction Treatment and Addiction Counseling Skills, Case Conceptualization and Documentation, is considered to be part of the “Core Curriculum” and basic to the foundational training of an addiction counselor. This class is designed to provide the counselor with an understanding of the clinical record and the continuum of client care that the record documents and tracks. The class presents screening, basic assessment and evaluation, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) diagnostic criteria, ASAM patient placement criteria, introduction to treatment planning, progress note completion, documentation requirements, and basic referral and discharge planning. It emphasizes the confidentiality of the client record and includes releases of information, mandatory disclosure, and informed consent among other things. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NPAC-CP Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: February 23 and 24, 2023 (Thursday & Friday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 14.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors, available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = N/A (Not Required).
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.00, paid every four weeks.

NACCTP: Motivational Interviewing for CAC/LAC

$249

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Mar 13, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: “Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client‐centered collaborative style of conversation designed to strengthen a person’s motivation for and commitment to change. MI is counselor‐guided in that the counselor is skilled at managing ambivalence, eliciting change‐talk, and honoring the client’s autonomy about taking the next step toward a commonly agreed-upon goal” (Miller & Rollnick, 2010). Over 385 studies to date have demonstrated the effectiveness of the model at increasing client engagement, retention, compliance, and improving treatment outcomes. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has identified MI as a best practice within the addiction treatment field. The CAC Clinical Training Program at the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is committed to a process of integrating the Motivational Interviewing style, spirit, and strategies into all levels of training and to supporting clinical supervision of motivational interviewing as a counseling style. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NART-PE Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: March 13, 14, and 15, 2023 (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 21.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = Addiction Counseling Skills; LAC = N/A (Not Required). 
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
  • PACKAGE DISCOUNT: In addition to the discounts mentioned above, save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NPAC-PE-2 Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 3 payments of $58.00, paid every four weeks.

NACCTP: Ethical Practice in Addiction Treatment

$199

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: This training focuses on professional and ethical issues specific to the practice of addiction counseling and the treatment of co-occurring disorders. This training builds and strengthens the student's knowledge of NAADAC’s Code of Ethics along with federal and state rules and regulations that are essential for safe practice. In this class, students are exposed to the Colorado Mental Health Practice Act including the prohibited activities, 42 CFR Part 2, and HIPAA that regulate the practice of psychotherapy including addiction counseling. Students learn about the important roles and activities of the Colorado BHA (Behavioral Health Administration) and DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies). Students additionally learn the process of certification, licensure, and credentialing to practice in Colorado legally. There is an emphasis on developing critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills. Students also learn about the differences between privacy and confidentiality, and exceptions to confidentiality. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NPAC-CP Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: April 4 and 5, 2023 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 14.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = N/A (Not Required).
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 4 payments of $31.00, paid every four weeks.

NACCTP: Principles of Addiction Treatment

$249

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar Apr 17, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: Along with Addiction Counseling Skills and Case Conceptualization and DocumentationPrinciples of Addiction Treatment is considered to be part of the “Core Curriculum” and basic to the foundational training of an addiction counselor. This class presents the models of addiction, defines and outlines various types of addiction treatment, presents the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment, and reviews the use of evidence-based treatment approaches. The competencies required of an addiction counselor and scope of practice will be reviewed along with applicable rules and professional readiness. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NPAC-PE Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: April 17, 18, and 19, 2023 (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 21.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAT/CAS/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Practice Endorsement™ (NART-PE) and/or the more comprehensive Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT/LAC Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: Yes.
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = None.
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
  • PACKAGE DISCOUNT: In addition to the discounts mentioned above, save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NART-PE-1 Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 4 payments of $43.50, paid every four weeks.

NACCTP: Trauma-Informed Care for Diverse Populations

$199

with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, MAC, RN, ACS

Calendar May 16, 2023 at 9 am

DESCRIPTION: This class will introduce the counselor to the concept of trauma-informed care, an approach that is being adopted more frequently within the human services fields based upon an increased awareness of the ways in which trauma impacts functioning. It will describe and define what trauma-informed care is and ways in which a traditional treatment setting can be modified to increase the sense of safety experienced by clients. Participants will learn how to incorporate trauma-informed practices into treatment with diverse populations, such as military veterans, women, people with co-occurring disorders and other groups. Although trauma treatment approaches will be considered, this class will not teach how to do trauma specific-treatment. Additionally, this and all addiction counselor classes seek to enhance the ability of the counselor to offer treatment services in a manner that respects gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural, familial, systemic, and socioeconomic diversity. NOTE: This class can be taken independently, as a required course for CAT/CAS/LAC credentialing, as part of the Noeticus Trauma-Informed Care - Practice Endorsement™ (NTIC-PE), and also as part of the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP); Save an additional 20% by purchasing the complete NART-CP Course Package. Learn more or register HERE.

  • DATE: May 16 and 17, 2023 (Tuesday & Wednesday).
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • CE CONTACT HOURS: 14.0 Contact Hours.
  • CE APPROVALS: DORA, NAADAC, NBCC; Applicable to CAC/LAC Credentialing; Applicable to the Noeticus Trauma-Informed Care - Practice Endorsement™ (NTIC-PE); Applicable to the Noeticus Addiction and Recovery Therapy - Certification Program™ (NART-CP).
  • RECOMMENDED TEXT: Participants may find it helpful to read the Handbook for Addiction Counselors (CAC/LAC), available HERE.
  • CLASS CATEGORY: CAT Class.
  • BHA REQUIRED INSTRUCTOR: No (May Apply for Educational Equivalency).
  • PREREQUISITE(S): CAT/CAS = None; LAC = N/A (Not Required).
  • PAYMENT PLAN: A payment plan can be established through the online registration process.
  • DISCOUNTS: Groups of 3+ = Save an Additional 10%; Military/Veterans = Save an Additional 15%; Graduate Students = Save an Additional 20%; BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice Rate = Save an Additional 25%; Noeticus Staff/Former Staff = Save an Additional 30% (Only One Category Available; Discount Provided Automatically at Check-Out).
Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 4 payments of $31.00, paid every four weeks.




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