Clinical Interventions for Harm Reduction Patients: 2024 Association for Addiction Professionals Webinar Series

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

General Information:

NAADAC (or the Association for Addiction Professionals) is excited to announce the lineup for the 2024 NAADAC Free Webinar Series.

Each FREE 1 to 1.5-hour live, interactive webinar is presented by experts in the field of addiction and are worth continuing education (CE) hours. While viewing the education is free, non-members must pay to receive CEs (from $20 for 1 CE to $25 for 1.5 CEs). NAADAC members can earn CEs for free. (Join NAADAC now)

Can’t make the live webinar? All webinars are recorded for later viewing and added to our on-demand library of free addiction-specific education available 24/7 so you can earn CEs on your own schedule.

Closed captioning is available on live NAADAC webinars. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.


January Webinar:
Clinical Interventions for Harm Reduction Patients
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time (2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/12:00 Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

The addiction profession has made incredible progress in adopting harm reduction strategies as clinical intervention tools for persons with substance use disorders. Many patients in a harm reduction clinical pathway will often express no need or no desire for counseling. Unfortunately in this scenario, the clinical interventions that are most effective for a patient who does not believe they need treatment are not used. Counselors simply stop and feel ambivalent about “pressuring a patient” into counseling that they express they are not in need of. In this presentation, participants will review which clinical interventions most effective for people who express they do not want or do not need counseling.

Christine S. Martin, MA, LMFT, LACS, CS, is an addiction professional from Charleston, South Carolina. For the last 16 years, she has been working in the field of opioid treatment. Martin currently works as the National Clinical Director – Central Division for Behavioral Health Group, overseeing the quality of clinical work in 14 OTPs across five states. She previously worked as a program surveyor for CARF. Martin represents South Carolina on the Board of AATOD, the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, and is the president of the South Carolina chapter. She serves on the board of Faces and Voices of Recovery Lowcountry, a local recovery community organization. Martin is a passionate advocate for individuals and families in and seeking recovery and a believer in the value of evidence-based practices, MAT, harm reduction, and supporting multiple pathways to recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to utilize three empathic skills to help engage disengaged patient populations.
  • Participants will be able to connect evidence-based clinical interventions with direct points of need towards patients who express they do not want or need counseling services.
  • Participants will be able to apply three new tools for their toolbelt to support harm reduction patients in their recovery journey.

Content Level:
All Levels.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
  • Advanced level courses provide content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These courses cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.

Polls and Q&A.

FREE to all professionals.

Who Should Attend:
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Live closed captioning is available, and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.

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NAADAC, or the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 54 state, territory, and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.