Online Courses

 Earn credits at your leisure! Credits become available for all online courses once you have completed both the evaluation & online quiz. 


Online course credits currently apply to 

  • Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors, and Psychologists (NASW - Connecticut Chapter). These are accepted in the states of MA, RI, VT, and NJ. For additional states, please check with your local licensing board.

  • Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors (CCB – Connecticut). These are accepted nationally. 

  • We do not offer medical credits for online training.  Learn more about credits and policies. 

NEW! Opioid Use Disorder Recovery
Opioids: Whole-Person Approaches to Treatment and Recovery | Charles Atkins, MD | 3.5 Credits

This workshop explores how we got to where we are with opioids, and what strategies, including medication assisted treatment, legislative fixes, wellness, therapeutic interventions, and such are being put into play to turn back the tide of disability and death.
NEW! Adolescents & Substance Use
All In The Family: Adolescents And Substance Use Disorders
Charles Atkins, MD | 2.5 Credits

This online course covers the basics of adolescent development, substance use disorders, assessment, and treatment. Participants will explore the complexities of co-occurring mental-health problems, as well as challenges specific to opioid-use disorders.
NEW! The Toxicity of Racism
Kenneth Hardy, PhD. and Mara Gottlieb, PhD | 3 Credits

Enhance your understanding of the role of racism in the workplace and beyond in this highly experiential and immersive course. Learn how to have effective and progressive conversations about race and utilize strategies for providing racially sensitive services to clients.
A Framework for Caring:
The Challenges and Responses to Substance Exposed Infants | Marilou Giovannucci, Carol Weitzman, MD, and Matthew Grossman, MD | 6 Credits

Learn about substance exposed infants including children affected by maternal alcohol use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in children. Learn how to advocate for medical, behavioral and educational interventions for children.
Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Charles Atkins, MD | 5 Credits

In this online course, learn about all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Specific attention will be placed on helping caregivers access available resources and support. High risk/high-stress situations will be explored through didactics and the use of case studies.
An EMDR Refresher
with Theory, Practice, and Practicum | Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW | 4.5 Credits

For those familiar with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this online course combines a refresher on the theory of EMDR, practical information about its use in community mental health settings, and a practicum to strengthen skill with clients.
Biology of Addiction
Lauren Doninger, LADC, LPC | 4.5 Credits

Learn about alcohol, opioids, and stimulants and the physical effect of these substances on the body and fetus. In this online course, you will learn about the signs of substance use, dependence, withdrawal, and treatment. From a counseling perspective, learn the basics of neuroscience and how the clients brain has been hijacked by addiction.
Biology of Addiction Continued
Lauren Doninger, LADC, LPC | 4.5 Credits

Learn about the constant "innovation" in drug development that results in an ever-changing landscape of drugs of abuse and challenges to consistent regulation. This online course includes discussions on inhalants, steroids, marijuana and designer drugs.
Buried in Treasures
The Nature and Treatment of Hoarding Disorder | David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP | 6 Credits

Hoarding Disorder has frustrated mental health and social service workers due to its chronic and treatment-resistant nature. Learn specific skills to increase patients' motivation and compliance, challenge maladaptive ways of thinking, and teach new behavior patterns. Online presenter Dr. Tolin has been featured on the TV show "Hoarders."
Creating Trauma Informed Spaces
Colette Anderson, LCSW | 3 Credits

Incorporating trauma-informed, gender-responsive practices into physical space helps a program welcome client and retain motivated staff. After this online course, you will have the ability to assess the environment, transform the space and advance your program.
De-escalation & Engagement
De-escalation and Engagement Strategies: A Trauma-Informed Approach | Chris Dorval, LCSW, LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC | 3 Credits

Aggressive and drug-seeking behavior creates unique and often frustrating challenges in clinical settings, often these behaviors are fueled by substance use and trauma-related disorders. This online course will offer strategies in an assertive and therapeutic approach.
End of Life Issues
Cynthia Carloni, BS | 4 Credits

This online course will help caregivers and providers improve communication and better assist a person who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Considerations include medical decisions, emotions, spiritual issues, family dynamics, cultural and medical practices, finances and legal issues often intersect and create conflict.
Harm Reduction
The Scientific Revolution in Addiction Treatment
Andrew Tatarsky, PhD | 4 Credits

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies as well as a movement for reducing negative consequences of substance use and addiction. It oftentimes can affect those who have been traditionally thought to be hard to reach. In this online course, learn about Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP).
Healing from Heartache
Women and Partners with Abuse & Addiction:
Healing from Heartache
Felice Block MA, LCPC | 4.5 Credits

This online course is based on a seven-step treatment model developed for women who have been in relationships where a partner exhibited at least one of the following: abuse, mental illness or addiction.
LGBTQIA - Gender & Sexuality
LGBTQIA…SOS! Differentiating and Demystifying Gender and Sexual Identity
Mara Gottlieb, PhD, LMSW | 3 Credits

This course provides participants with a clear understanding of sexual orientation, sexual identity, and gender identity. It is appropriate for participants with any level of knowledge and is a straightforward, accessible online learning course.
Racism & the Myth of Colorblindness
Mara Gottlieb, PhD, LMSW | 4.5 Credits

This online course is ideal for any individual who does not yet feel well-informed about race but has the courage and curiosity to learn more. This learning experience is designed to provide you with accurate information for having conversations and making decisions that involve racial identity.
Recovery 101
David Howe, LCSW | 4 Credits

In this online course, you will learn concepts of surviving and thriving that are integral to helping clients create recovery goals. You will understand strategies to foster a collaborative, helping relationship that supports the ongoing process of planning.
Responding to IPV
Responding to Intimate Partner Violence through Screening Intervention | Jillian Gilchrest, MSW
3 Credits

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a public health issue that affects millions of Americans. In this online course, learn about the significant health problems for victims such as anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases, serious injury, and substance use.
Risk Assessment for Violence
Phillip J. Resnick, MD | 4.5 Credits

In this online course of a CWC spotlight event, hear from Dr. Resnick, an internationally known forensic psychiatrist noted for his expertise in the assessment of violence risk and the detection of malingered mental illness. He has provided consultation in many high-profile cases including Jeffrey Dahmer, Susan Smith, Timothy Mcvey, Andre Yates, Scott Peterson, and Brian Mitchell.
Serving Those Who Serve
Enhancing Perspective, Reducing Barriers and Creating Helping Opportunities
Amy B. Otzel, MA, MS, LPC | 3 Credits

Military members, veterans, and their families have endured unique hardships. This online course addresses culture, stressors, mental-health, and resiliency building considerations and introduces the helping professional to strategies.
Sexual & Domestic Violence
Spotlight on Sexual and Domestic Violence
Beverly Gooden, Lisa Winjum, JD & Jillian Gilchrest, MSW | 3.5 Credits

An online course of our spotlight event, take an in-depth look at the traumas of sexual assault and domestic violence and the ways in which society can work towards healing from them. Hear from keynote Beverly Gooden about her creation of the #WhyIStayed movement.
The ABCs of MAT
Medicated Assisted Treatment
Jeffrey Quamme, BA | 3 Credits

In this online presentation, understand Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options for alcohol and opioid use. This course supports the dissemination of accurate, research & science-based information. This course was designed by The Connecticut Certification Board to include the most recent trends in pharmacotherapy.
The Other Gender - Men & Trauma
The Other Gender: Using Trauma-Informed Framework for Working with Men | Chris Dorval MSW, LCSW LCDP, LCDCS, ICADC | 2.5 Credits

.Our society has often turned a blind eye to trauma's impact on males and subsequently, trauma has been focused on as a "female issue." This online course will offer a look at trauma-informed practice that is responsive to the unique challenges and strengths of men with addiction.
Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking
The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking | Jillian Gilchrest, MSW | 2.5 Credits

While there are differences, the methods of control and cycle of violence perpetrated against victims of domestic violence is similar to those experienced by victims of human trafficking. In this online course, gain a new understanding of these types of gender-based violence and ways to support a victim’s recovery.
From the Co-Founder of ACE Study
The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Well-Being
Vincent Felitti, MD | 2.5 Credits

In this online course of our spotlight event, learn from international expert Dr. Vincent Felitti, who conducted the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. The study
of over 17,000 adults found their current health status linked with adverse experiences.
Solution-Focused Approaches
Solution-Focused Approaches
with Challenging Clients
Don Scherling, PsyD, LADC, CCS | 5 Credits

Solution-Focused approaches (SFBT) build on a client’s, family, agency or community strengths and are proving more powerful and hopeful in encouraging change, than traditional problem-focused methods of assessment and treatment.
The Long Reach of Childhood Trauma
Using the ACE Study to Inform Practice | Colette Anderson, LCSW & Shannon Perkins, LMSW
3 Credits

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic experiences that occur during childhood which impact development into adulthood. In this online course, recognize the presence and impact of trauma later in life.
Women, Babies & Opioids
Women, Babies and the Opioid Epidemic: A Multi-System Approach | Charles Atkins, MD, Matthew Grossman, MD, & Jordana Frost, MPH, CPH, CD(DONA) | 3 Credits

In this online course of our spotlight event, learn about challenges and stigmas unique to women with opioid use, and babies born with opioid dependence. You will learn about an innovative approach for pregnant women and babies used at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
Women, Opioids & Co-Occuring
Women, Opioid Use Disorders, and the Complex Conundrum of Co-Occurring Disorders
Charles Atkins, MD | 4 Credits

In this online course, learn about the basics of opiate dependence-recognition, diagnosis and treatment. From there take a deeper exploration into gender-specific challenges of treating woman dependent on opioids such as pregnancy and the post-partum, as well as psycho-social risks.
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