Online Courses

Misused Drugs

1.5 CEUs

Presenter: Karen Torry Greene, DBH, LCSW

Many people who have a substance use disorder also develop other mental illnesses, just as many people who are diagnosed with mental illness are often diagnosed with a substance use disorder. The purpose of this Online Training is to provide clinicians with a detailed overview of misused drugs, including the different substances known as Opioids, Cannabinoids, and Hallucinogens. The presentation seeks to raise awareness by defining key terms, describing the main classes of misused drugs commonly available, presenting available data, and providing information on how to identify these drugs.

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Online, Self-Paced: Peer Support Specialist 101

Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving deliver peer support services. By sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community. The services often provided by peers are multi-faceted and include, but are not limited to: individual advocacy, education, development of natural supports, support of work or other meaningful activity of the individual’s choosing, crisis management support, and specific skills training. This 46-hour self-paced course is designed provide a foundation for providing peer support services.

Please Note: completion of this course does not mean you are certified as a Peer Recovery and Support Specialist (PRSS) in the state of Nevada. This course is designed to meet the educational requirements in order to apply to become a certified PRSS through the Nevada Behavioral Health Association (NBHA), an affiliate member board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

Visit Nevada’s PRSS certification for more information 

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Online, Self-Paced: Co-Occurring 101 for Community Health Workers and Peer Recovery Support Specialists

This workshop is designed for Community Health Workers (CHW) and Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS). In this workshop participants will be presented with an introduction of co-occurring disorders, the prevalence and demographics and the types of disorders that are more frequently co-occurring with substance use disorders. Participants will also learn about evidence-based practices in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

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Online, Self-Paced: Peer Recovery Support Specialist Ethics

A brief overview of Ethical practice guidelines and PRSS are presented.

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Communicable Diseases - Online Video

The purpose of this training is to help peer specialists understand their role in effectively supporting their clients living with communicable diseases. This training will inform peer specialists about high-risk health conditions associated with substance use disorders, special considerations when working with clients who have been diagnosed with a communicable disease, and their role in supporting these clients. In addition, this training will equip peer specialists with appropriate resources to which they can refer their clients when additional support is warranted.

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Ethics in Addictions Treatment

$27.00 | CE Hours: 9.00 | Intermediate | Access CE Course

Confidentiality: Title 42 CFR Part 2

$6.00 | CE Hours: 2.00 | Intermediate | Access CE Course

Confidentiality: 42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule Update 2018 for Alcohol and Drug Treatment

$7.50 | CE Hours: 2.50 | Intermediate | Access CE Course

HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

$3.00 | CE Hours: 1.00 | Intermediate | Access CE Course

Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information (HIPAA)

$9.00 | CE Hours: 3.00 | Intermediate | Access CE Course

HIPAA: Secure Electronic Health Records

$6.00 | CE Hours: 2.00 | Intermediate | Access CE Course


IC&RC Approved Trainings via the Florida Certification Board

Foundations of the Health Care System for Peer Specialists

This free course, designed for those who work as Peer Specialists, offers an overview of the health care industry and its array of services, costs, accessibility options, system organization, and financing. This course also shows the linkage between the primary health care system and the behavioral health care system, and addresses future roles in new integrated systems for Peer Specialists. 2.5 continuing education credits/hours are available with successful course completion.

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The Role and Integration of Peer Services – for Administrators, Managers and Supervisors

This webinar-based course is for administrators, managers and supervisors who wish to increase their understanding of organizational readiness to provide professionally-delivered peer support services, and learn how to develop the structural supports necessary for a successful peer support program. 1.5 continuing education units/hours are available with successful completion of the course exam.

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New Perspectives on Recovery

Many advances have been made to promote behavioral health recovery concepts and practices.  This course addresses the values, structure, and components of recovery-oriented systems of care. It offers practical examples of how behavioral health professionals and organizations can incorporate the types of recovery-focused services and supports that have been proven effective for persons with mental health and substance use conditions. Three (3) continuing education credits or hours are available after successful course completion.

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In-Person Courses


6 CEU Hours

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Hawthorne, Nevada
Location to be announced

Contact: Wanda Nixon RN CHNII
775 945-3657

Join professionals from around Nevada as we discuss the rural community opioid epidemic and ways to treat and prevent the abuse of opioids.

Summary of Training:

Intro to Harm Reduction and peer support for Opioid Response

State of the opioid crisis in rural NV:  Review of current data
Best Practice in Treatment and prevention of opioid abuse
Current opioid initiatives in NV and future opportunities

Name & Credentials of Presenter(s):                                              
Lisa Lee, M.A., CADC-I SPRSS   – Life Change Center
Morgan Green CASAT Univ. of NV   Reno
Erik Schoen, Exec Dir – Community Chest Resilient 8 Grant
Jessica Johnson MPH, CHES, CPS SNHD Health Educator
Dr. Stephanie Woodard, PSY.D NSHD
David Dummar, MFT, LCAD, New Frontier DV Therapist
Brook Sasser, MOST CHW, Mineral Co.  Jail Diversion

Sponsoring Organization:
Mineral County Coalition
PO BOX 1477
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult)

Las Vegas, Nevada | April 15th from 8 to 5 pm at Foundation for Recovery, 8.0 CEHs

Please contact Chelsey Mony at 702-478-0918 |

"Crisis in our Community" 2019 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nevada Annual State Conference

May 7, 2019
Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV,
8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

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Nevada Council on Problem Gambling 2019 Nevada State Conference

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is pleased to announce plans are underway for our 2019 Nevada State Conference!  This annual statewide event brings together diverse experts and stakeholders to address the impact of this significant community health issue in Nevada.

June 20-21, 2019
Suncoast Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

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Live Webinar Trainings

Compassion Fatigue for Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists

Participants will identify the symptoms of burn-out, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma, assess personal functioning, and review self-care skills to ensure greater resilience. Attendees will leave with practical skills to apply to their professional and personal lives to prepare for continued service to the community and peers.

What’s in a Name? The Role of Peer Specialists

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, invites you to this no-cost webinar on April 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., ET.

April 10, 2019
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., ET

About the Webinar
To support people on their paths to recovery from substance use disorders, the use of peer specialists in peer recovery support services (PRSS) is increasing across diverse criminal justice settings. Peer specialists offer the benefits of their own experiences with recovery; they provide hope and social support and can change the outcomes for those in recovery.

This session will highlight the roles of peer specialists across multiple programs.

  • Explore the work from an “insider” vantage point: by a peer specialist working in the field.
  • Discuss the value of implementing peer specialists at all of the criminal justice intercepts.
  • Identify the support needs of peer specialists and common ethical PRSS considerations.


  • Melissa Thompson, Recovery Coach, Centerstone Reentry in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Nancy McConnell, MSW, MCAP, CRPS-A, Chief Operating Officer/Program Director, Rebel Recovery Florida
  • Charles Delaney, MA, CPS, Certified Peer Specialist, Community Recovery Connections Team, Bedford VA Medical Center in Massachusetts

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