Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest

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The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).

Upcoming Trainings

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Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment Approaches
May 11th, 2012 - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 hours CEU
Sponsored By
Lifeline Connections
PeaceHealth Southwest Health Center - 33rd & Main

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians, at all levels, information about Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment practices including Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), and the Global Assessment of Individual Needs. Clinicians will gain knowledge on using these practices, will learn how the Global Assessment of Individual Needs Full I tool connects with the A-CRA and ACC approaches. Clinicians will increase their knowledge on how to interpret the information and utilize the assessment summary with treatment plans. This training is most appropriate for participants who want a thorough, but introductory presentation of the topic.

Behavioral Objectives
This training will provide participants with: • The fundamentals of A-CRA and ACC and demonstrate utilization, • A basic understanding of how to administer the GAIN Full I, • How to comprehend the assessment information, • How to read the clinical interpretation, and • Ways to recognize treatment recommendations and outcomes.


9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
9:10 - 10:10 A-CRA Procedures
10:10 - 10:45 ACC Procedures
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - Noon Problem Solving Activity/Questions & Answers
Noon - 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 - 2:15 Video-history of GAIN / GAIN Overview
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Mock GAIN/Clinical Interpretation/Q&A
4:15 - 4:30 CDTC Staff - Participants evaluation

Karyn Carteby, MA, CDPT, received her Bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. She is continuing her studies at Bellevue College in chemical dependency. She has been working with adolescents and co-occurring treatment since 2001. She is active in the Native American community and participate on our Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee and Native American Education program for school aged children. Karyn is currently employed by Lifeline Connections.

Marisa Scaff, BA, CDP, graduated from Eastern Washington University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Addiction Studies and minor in Psychology. Her passion has always been helping other people. She is currently employed by Lifeline Connections.

Carrie Martin, BA, CDPT, received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Development with an Option of Family Consumer Science. She has 3 years of experience working in the medical field and 6 years working with children and families in mental health and addictions. She is currently employed by Lifeline Connections.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
  • Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
    • Please mail your payment at least one week prior to training
    • We do not accept any form of debit or credit card at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
    • Send payment to: CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
  • Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
    • Refund: A refund may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
      prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
    • Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
      given for the next training only.
    • If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.
Date: May 11th, 2012 - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: This training is held in the Health Connections Conference Room at PeaceHealth Southwest Memorial Health Center, 100 E. 33rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98663.

PeaceHealth Southwest Memorial Health Center is located off Main St./E. 33rd St.

  • Parking and entrance are off 33rd Street.

  • Health Connections Conference Room, is on second floor, down the hallway.

  • Look for CDTC signs.

To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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Lisa Westlund
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CDTC of the Northwest
PO Box 213
Amboy, WA 98601