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At each annual conference NADA holds an Acu Detox Specialist training in the week prior to the conference.
Earn an ADS Certificate of Training (CE Credits available)
Attend this pre-conference session as well as the 2-day conference (you must attend both to qualify) and earn an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist certificate of completion in a 7-day period. This cost effective and time efficient ADS training and conference combination comes only once a year. From NADA’s top trainers, learn the simple ear needling technique and how to integrate it into addiction, behavioral health and disaster response treatment settings. You will gain practical clinical experience at one or more local programs. Register early – this event always sells out.
Who can be trained?
Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals: If you work in the addiction treatment, behavioral health, or disaster response fields as a counselor, social worker, nurse, corrections officer, psychologist, medical doctor, case manager, mentor, etc. you may be able to add acu detox to your skill base. Many states have specialized exemptions that allow non-acupuncture professionals to learn and utilize the ear acupuncture protocol. NADA has documented the following states and provinces as allowing some type of ADS practice: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Native American reservations, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. Check your state laws and regulations for more specific information.
Join in the exciting integration of Chinese medicine within a traditional Western addiction and behavioral health setting. Become an advocate for the 5-point NADA protocol in addiction treatment as well as dual diagnosis and mental illness, and disaster response including PTSD. Enjoy the rich experience of opening doors for acupuncture to benefit those who may not otherwise seek out such a simple yet powerful healing treatment.
Trainees participate in a 5-day intensive training that begins on a Sunday and ends on Thursday, followed by the 2-day conference on Friday and Saturday. The training interweaves the theory and application of acu detox along with a clinical practicum at one or more local programs. Trainees gain hands-on experience by providing acu detox treatments to each other as well as clients served by local programs. There may be some assigned reading to complete PRIOR to the training. If so, you will be provided the material one month in advance of the training. Trainees receive a training certificate of completion at the end of the of the conference, and you are required to participate in both days of the conference to earn the certificate of training.
Travel and Accommodations
For the 2013 conference, accommodations will be available at the Cherry Creek Marriott for the discounted rate of $119/night (up to 2 people per room). This includes complimentary internet and parking. Trainees are responsible for covering the cost of transportation, lodging and food throughout the training period, although there may be organized carpooling to and from the training site each day. Approximately one month prior to the start of training, the NADA training team will contact you to provide more detailed information about the daily schedule and transportation but you can expect a standard 8-hr day for each of the training days starting with Sunday.
Directors and Administrators Workshop
5 CE credits; facilitated by Dr. Michael Smith, founder of NADA and retired director of the Lincoln Recovery Center
9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 2
Workshop purpose: to give administrators practical information on how to integrate acu detox into an addictions or behavioral health treatment program and maximize its benefits with a variety of client populations. Discussion will focus on your unique questions and be tailored for your needs.
Common questions include:
How does acu detox help clients better engage and participate in treatment activities?
How often should our program provide treatments?
What are the costs of running an acu detox program? Can it save us money?
How has acu detox been integrated in prisons and other criminal justice settings like drug courts? What are the outcomes?
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