Advanced Online Addiction Counseling R. Kennedy

Advanced Online for CAC/LAC (with Ryan Kennedy)
Online and Live-Streaming; Advanced (USA; Mountain Time)
Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™ (NACCTP)
Advanced Motivational Interviewing for CAC/LAC:
Further Guiding Therapeutic Change with a Client-Centered Approach to Transforming Ambivalence
“Digging Deeper for Treasure – Together”
Training Description:
Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence-based practice used in the effective treatment of addiction, substance use problems, and many other types of behavioral change is an important skill set that is developed and deepened in this advanced class. Advanced MI begins with a brief review of the fundamental spirit, principles, and skills taught in the basic MI course. The remainder of the class then focuses intensively on clinical skills development. The course is designed to support the counselor in developing and practicing skills that assist clients in identifying and strengthening their intrinsic motivation for positive change. Because this is an advanced course in MI it is expected that all participants are able to demonstrate the foundational MI skills by conducting a client interview using the OARS+ micro-skills and also responding effectively both to change talk as well as to sustain talk (ambivalence). The format is interactive and experiential in nature. Participants are afforded an opportunity to obtain focused practice and to receive individualized feedback regarding their MI skills with student and trainer ratings. There is also a brief introduction to two popular MI feedback tools: 1) the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI); and 2) and the Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA-STEP).
Prerequisite(s): (Please disregard if you are not seeking a CAC/LAC credential in Colorado)
- CAS/CAT: Motivational Interviewing for CAC/LAC
- LAC: None (Not Required; May Take as an Elective)
Training Objectives:
Participants in this Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Approved training learn: 1) to verbalize a working definition of MI and the roots and principles of the MI framework; 2) to determine the stage of readiness for change by interviewing clients regarding their attitudes about change, their intentions to change within the next month, and their past efforts to change; 3) to explore both sides of clients’ ambivalence about change; 4) basic MI strategies including OARS; 5) the ability to recognize and appropriately respond to change talk (EARS); 6) to utilize the MI skills to include the use of change talk by evoking motivation to change, using complex reflections, developing discrepancies, exploring ambivalence, and eliciting self-motivational statements; 7) to decide whether and how to initiate change plans with clients; 8) to demonstrate an understanding of MI Skills coding; 9) the role of clinical supervision in skill development in an integrated care environment; 10) the use of core MI skills to facilitate integrated care communication and collaboration; 11) to exhibit instructor rated MI skills with a minimum score of 4 in an Adherence and Competence; and 12) to integrate the MI skills of active listening and reflection to empower inter-professional communication on the integrated healthcare team with consumers, family members, and other providers.
NOTE: This training is approved by the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) for CAC/LAC credentialing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The training can also be taken independently of pursuing CAC/LAC credentialing as well as for general CE/CPD contact hours.
Training Instructor:
Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LP, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, ACS, is the Training Director for the Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NCPD) and an approved Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Addiction Counselor Trainer. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy is a Licensed Psychologist (LP), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Nurse (RN), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and MINT Certified MI Trainer. He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996, serving as core faculty at Naropa University in the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology and as adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College, Prescott College, Regis University, University of Colorado Denver, and Walden University. Dr. Kennedy's clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addictions and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses.
Training Text:
Participants taking this training (and all trainings offered through the Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™) are encouraged to download and read the most recent edition of the Handbook for Addiction Counselors published by the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and available from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). For access to the handbook and all associated CAC and LAC-related application materials, please visit the DORA website HERE
Training Information:
  • Date: September 16 and 17, 2024 (M/T)
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm All Days (USA; Mountain Time)
  • Where: Zoom Live-Streaming Platform
  • Cost: $199 General Registration
  • Discounts: 10% Group; 15% Military; 20% Student; 25% BBIPOC/LGBTQIA+/Social Justice
  • Contact Hours: 14.0 NAADAC/NBCC/BHA Approved Contact Hours
  • Size: Limited to 12 Participants; Please Register Early
  • Pre-Registration: Required for Attendance
More Information:
  • Program: Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™ (NACCTP)
  • Contact: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD; Training/Education Program Director
  • Website:
  • Call: 303-399-9988 x 505
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy:
Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584 and NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute® is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. All Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program™ (NACCTP™) classes have been approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) for workforce development grants. All trainers affiliated with the NACCTP have been approved by the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to provide such training.
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16 Sep 2024 - 9:00am to 17 Sep 2024 - 5:30pm
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