Learning Opportunities at Your Desktop

elearningsmallerDo you find that your schedule doesn’t permit you to take advantage of educational opportunities that come your way that sound interesting and beneficial?  There are so many workshops, seminars and conferences that we all wish we could attend. But let’s face it, time limitations often prevent us from participating.

A perfect alternative to these events only takes a small block of time out of your day (45 minutes to a few hours)  and can prove extremely beneficial for your continuing education and often time credits can be earned.  The NCCA offers a catalog of nearly 500 course selections, ranging from Adolescents to Aging; Ethics, Risk Management and Leadership Techniques with more than 800 training hours. Visit https://www.guesthouse.org/education to view our complete list of online courses.

In addition, webinars are a wonderful option for furthering your knowledge.  I recently participated in one through the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).  I highly recommend trying a webinar from their extensive library which can be found at https://www.naadac.org/education/webinars. 

I wish you all the best in your educational endeavors. May your journey be filled with many varied opportunities that add inspiration and spark to your desire for learning!

Louise Westcott, Director – NCCA

Following is an example of one such webinar:                                        

Impacts of Addiction on the Family System and Children

Produced in partnership with National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

Description: A client is often thought of as only the individual who presents to treatment.  However, the vast majority of clinicians provide direct and indirect services to the client’s spouses, partner and/or children.  By learning how the emotional health of the client’s family members impacts the overall emotional health of the client, one can better understand the effects of alcohol within the family system.  This webinar will outline the dynamics of the alcoholic family in order to better support both the client and the affected family members.

Price:Education is FREE to all professionals

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • recognize and explain to clients how addiction affects the whole family; and
  • describe the process and levels of family recovery.

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