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

Friday, June 29th, 2018
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma, and Substance Abuse

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Developing an Effective Family Program
Friday, November 10th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU Hours
Sponsored By
Astoria Pointe
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Mill Plain
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave.
600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Goal of Training
Addiction research has determined that successful treatment of an addicted person ideally includes the education of family members. Just as the disease of addiction causes dysfunctional behaviors in the addict, so too does it have psychological, emotional, and spiritual effects on family members. Development of a family program is essential for treatment programs that want to provide complete care. Designing and implementing family programs to fit the needs of specific treatment facilities can be challenging. Various models will be reviewed, and a variety of experientials will be introduced, to enhance the development of effective family programs. This training will discuss assessment of feasibility and expansion of treatment to include a family program and provide a framework for development of family programs.

Behavioral Objectives
Participants of this training will learn:

  • The defining qualities of a family program,
  • To identify the goals of family program specific needs,
  • Elements for demonstrating how family programs meet group objectives,
  • How to assess the needs of the population served and capabilities of the agency, and
  • The development of program options from support groups to family weekends.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
9:10 - 10:00 Training Overview & Needs Assessment
10:00 - 11:00 Educational Components: Addiction Cycle, Common Feelings Exercise, Pleasures Unwoven, and Helping vs. Enabling
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - Noon Developing Support: Forming Groups, Peer Lead Groups, and Self Help vs. Facilitated
Noon - 1:00 Lunch ***On Your Own
1:00 - 2:15 Invitation into Own Recovery: Family Fallacy, Role of Trauma, Al-anon and ACOA, Breaking the Cycle, and additional programs
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Putting the Pieces Together: Assessing Program Needs, Constraints, Expertise, and Experientials
4:15 - 4:30 Evaluations and Training Closure

Jeff Holbrook, CADC II, , brings 29 years of experience in the substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment field. He began his career as an interventionist, helping many people get the treatment they needed to recover. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and has become a nationally known addiction treatment professional, recognized for his record developing family, outpatient and residential programs, creating business opportunities, streamlining processes, analyzing solutions, and delivering results. Jeff has certifications from various professional boards including the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon, the International Reciprocity Consortium, and the International Interventionist Credentialing Board, and he is a member of The Association of Intervention Specialists.

Course No: 11-17N - Nonmember
11-17S - Student
11-17M - Member
Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

If your agency would like to issue a purchase order or require an invoice, please email a request to

The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy:

For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.

Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge. Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.

If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.
Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664

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
Phone: 503-805-0989
Fax: 1-360-557-5032 (vFax)

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CDTC of the Northwest
PO Box 847
Vancouver, WA 98666