Archive for November, 2009

NFATTC Training: CBT (Seattle, WA)

November 12, 2009

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
December 14 – 15, 2009
Seattle, WA

This 1.5 day training will focus on building skills in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for counseling interventions. The trainer is John Porter, MA of Pegasus Training & Consulting, also a regular NFATTC Trainer.  The target audience for the workshop is substance abuse counselors at beginner to experienced levels.   Cost is $60 / 10 CEU available. Deadline to register is December 9, 2009.

Click here for details & registration.


NFATTC Addiction Messenger: Twelve-Step Facilitation Series

November 12, 2009

Twelve-Step Facilitation is the topic of the latest issue (July – Sept) in the NFATTC Addiction Messenger series.  Reading this series should help you better understand the CTN STAGE-12 Protocol (Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step).  Also, you can earn 2.0 NAADAC CEUs by reading all three issues, paying a $20 fee, and taking a short test.

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STAGE-12 Update

November 12, 2009

After months of hard work, the STAGE-12 protocol has met and exceeded their recruitment goal, ending recruitment on September 31st with 471 participants, 21 over the target! The end of the randomization phase came roughly 7 weeks ahead of earlier projections. The PNW Node has two sites participating in the study. Recovery Centers of King County (RCKC) was a part of the first wave, and has now completed all follow-up interviews. As one of only three CTPs to initiate the study, RCKC staff were responsible for helping to fine-tune the protocol as they recruited and tracked participants. Evergreen Manor was part of wave two, and despite the shortened recruitment period, they were able to meet their target of recruiting 40-50 participants! Congratulations to the staff at both of these sites! All follow-ups for this study should be complete by April 12th, 2010.