The Power of the Brain-First Approach in Recovery Coaching: 2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series
February Webinar:
The Power of the Brain-First Approach in Recovery Coaching

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
3:00-4:30 pm Eastern Time, (2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/12:00 Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

Your brain is the center of your being. It controls everything you think, do, and feel. When your brain experiences physical or emotional distress or trauma, it causes your autonomic nervous system to react and can create imbalances in how your brain functions. This can lead to self-destructive behavior, substance use, overwhelm, and chaos. This presentation will help attendees gain deep knowledge and understanding of how the brain drives behavior. Self-destructive choices, substance use, and drifting in life are not about a moral failing or character defect. It is not a lack of willpower—it is all about brain power. We will lead you through a practical journey with easy to implement skills that you can apply to your coaching or peer support efforts to create deep and lasting impact.

Dave Kenney, PhD (cand.), has enjoyed over 30 years in human performance and development, serving as an educator, sports coach, life coach and mentor. He is currently the Co-Founder of Emergo Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Education from Northwestern State University and is a Doctoral candidate in philosophy at Canterbury University, focusing on neuroscience and psychology. Kenney is also a certified brain health coach (Amen University), a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a member of the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), a life coach (Coachville), a certified recovery coach (CCAR), has been trained in self-management for addiction recovery (SMART Recovery), and is a certified Brain Echo neuro-technician (Brain State Technologies). Kenney is also the Chair of Humber College’s post-graduate health and wellness program.

Susan Kenney, CHWC, has always been deeply curious about the workings of the human body, supplemented by her knack for rigorous reading and researching. She is currently the Co-Founder of Emergo Academy. Kenney is also a certified health and wellness coach (Well coaches), a brain health coach (Amen University), a life coach (Coachville), holds a certification in positive psychology (Whole being Institute), a certified Brain Echo neuro-technician (Brain State Technologies), is a certified sports nutritionist (BodyMind Institute), and has studied functional medicine (Kresser Institute) and nutritional psychiatry with Dr. Drew Ramsey. Currently, Kenney is completing her practitioner training program in functional medicine at the Kresser Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain how the brain drives behavior.
  • Participants will be able to summarize how a brain-first approach to recovery is critical to create transformational change leading people to thrive in their recovery.
  • Participants will be able to apply ten skills that will lead to positive, lasting change in the clients.

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.

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Education is FREE to all professionals.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.

A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.

Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name.

Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is NOT available for ASWB ACE CE hours.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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.

General Information:
2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

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.