Aliya Academy

Aliya Academy

Welcome to Aliya Academy, Aliya Health Group’s free source for NAADAC continuing education credits in behavioral health care.

In partnership with the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), we offer higher-level learning and credentialing in specific addiction treatment-related education. Our webinars and specialty online trainings are delivered by highly experienced and revered licensed, credentialed behavioral health professionals and cover topics such as:

  • Substance use disorders
  • New treatment modalities
  • Clinical skills
  • Trauma
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Crisis intervention
  • Treatment center management and administration
  • Recovery homes
  • The evolving addiction treatment landscape
  • SUD-specific issues in LGBTQ+ communities
  • SUD-specific issues for military/veterans
  • SUD-specific issues for Native Americans
  • Codependency and healthy boundaries
  • Family counseling in SUD treatment

Our free webinars provide valuable learning experiences for:

  • Substance use treatment providers
  • Social workers
  • Case managers
  • Private practitioners
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Addiction treatment support staff
  • Administrators in the behavioral health field
  • Professionals whose work may intersect with substance use issues (ex. attorneys)

About Aliya Academy

Aliya Academy is the educational entity of Aliya Health Group, a distinguished nationwide network of behavioral health treatment centers. Our mission is to provide the latest education, innovations, best practices, and resources to behavioral health care professionals in the evolving field of substance use and mental health treatment. We strive to be your go-to source for higher-level learning and provide courses that not only enhance your knowledge and skills but that in turn help transform the individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance use and mental health disorders.

Areas of study are carefully selected and vetted by esteemed and diverse clinical leadership who have their finger on the pulse of the latest trends, information, cutting-edge treatments, advocacy, and certification needs in the field. Courses are delivered by seasoned presenters who use active learning to keep you engaged with methods like problem-solving, case studies, and discussions. The process is simple with quick and easy online registration, check-in with the click of a button, and the ability to print certificates immediately at check-out.

Upcoming CEU Courses

Aliya Academy’s presenters are some of the best in the field. They are highly qualified doctoral and master’s level medical and behavioral professionals, certified addiction therapists, licensed clinical professional counselors, and top-level administrators who have years of experience in a range of treatment environments.

Enhance your knowledge and skills in behavioral health treatment and earn CEUs with these upcoming courses. If you’re interested in a topic you don’t see below, please contact us. We welcome ideas from our peers so that we can provide the most relevant education and resources for your needs.

Educator: Amy Sohler, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT
With over 30 years in the field, Amy holds two master’s degrees, and has served in several roles in the industry such as primary, family, lead and float therapist; lecturer/trainer; program designer; and clinical director. Amy is a faculty member and Subject Matter Expert in multicultural counseling for Grand Canyon University. She is also faculty at Northwest Indian College, the only accredited tribal college or university serving reservation communities of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Course description:
It is important for substance use disorder professionals and mental health counselors to be aware of clients who presents with co-occurring sexual compulsivity, more commonly known as sex addiction. Untreated sex addiction can and does lead to substance use disorder relapses. This is attributed to underlying shame, relational collapse, secretive behaviors, and the continued activation of the same dopaminergic response system seen in the euphoria seeking of substance use disorder. This workshop presents what sex addiction is and is not, common sex addiction behaviors and neuroscientific understandings, etiology, addiction interaction, the differences between sex offending and sex addiction, and therapeutic recovery tools.

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Educator: Niggi Granado, MS-Psy, LADC, LADC-S
Niggi has over a decade of experience in the behavioral health field. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and licensed alcohol and drug counselor supervisor (LADC-S). Niggi has held roles such as case manager, inpatient clinician, admissions clinician, group counselor, psychosocial rehabilitation provider, and basic skills trainer. Currently, he serves as an inpatient clinician and the clinical team lead for Vogue Recovery Center’s Nevada location.

Course description: Developing rapport through healthy social connections with clients promotes self-discovery and growth and gives us more energy for optimal care. This training covers communication skills that promote a positive and productive alliance with clients. Niggi will address the importance of maintaining consistency and efficiency in the treatment experience. Participants will learn how to foster a “united front” as a treatment team and avoid communication disconnects between staff.

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Educator: Philip T McCabe, CSW, CAS
Philip is a certified social worker and a nationally certified addiction specialist in the areas of compulsive gambling, sexual addiction, alcoholism, tobacco, and other drugs. He is also a certified domestic violence counselor and disaster response crisis counselor. Phillip is a health educator for Rutgers School of Public Health and an adjunct instructor for Rutgers School of Nursing. He is the current president of NALGAP, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals, and their Allies.

Course description: For LGBTQIA+ individuals, substance use prevention and treatment interventions must include a focus on the effects of stigma, trauma, homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism to be beneficial. This training distinguishes the differences between sexual behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. It will address the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, age, class and other subcultures within the LGBTQIA+ communities. Participants will learn about appropriate interventions for special issues facing these communities and will practice some intervention skills. They’ll also learn how to create a safe space that is affirmative for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

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Educator: Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC
Justin earned a master’s in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. He is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a problematic and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC). Before joining Footprints to Recovery as the Director of Clinical Services, Justin served in several behavioral health roles, including manager of outpatient addiction services, clinical supervisor of addiction services, lead clinical therapist, and counselor for youth and family services organizations.

Course description: This workshop will focus on the search for a sense of purpose in recovery. Early in recovery, many individuals feel lost, uncomfortable, and vulnerable. Establishing a sense of identity is critical for sustained recovery. This presentation will focus on identifying ways to support the individual reclaim their life impacted by both substance use and form meaningful relationships with themselves and others.

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Educator: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Glenn has 27 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He has lectured nationally on many topics and owns Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP) for 15 years. He sees clients privately and provides clinical supervision for the Administrative Office of the Courts in NJ. Glenn has served as an expert panel member for a SAMHSA. He is an educator and a national expert on emerging drugs of abuse and existing drug trends

Course description: The first half of this course will define the duty to warn and protect and the legal standards regarding duty to warn. We will define imminent danger and address supervisor and supervisee issues surrounding duty to warn. The second half will cover ethical decision making and ethical theory. We’ll discuss social interaction and utilitarian theories of ethical decision making as well as the most common ethical complaints against therapists.

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Educator: Montsho Corppetts PA-C
Montsho Corppetts is physician assistant certified (PA-C). Prior to joining Royal Life Centers, Montsho served in the U.S. Air Force as the Director of Medical Operation for the Survival School at Fairchild AFB. He completed his military career after 23 years and retired as a USAF officer. Montsho has 17 years of experience as a physician assistant.

Course description: This training describes Royal Life Center’s medication-assisted treatment program and reviews medications used in the program. Participants learn about the effects of mood-altering substances and medications used for alcohol and opioid use disorder. Long-term consequences of substances on the liver are addressed in detail.

Educator: Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC
Justin earned a master’s in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. He is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a problematic and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC). Before joining Footprints to Recovery as the Director of Clinical Services, Justin served in several behavioral health roles, including manager of outpatient addiction services, clinical supervisor of addiction services, lead clinical therapist, and counselor for youth and family services organizations.

Course description: The workshop will focus on the impact early attachment and relationships have on an individual’s way of engaging with the world. The foundations of attachment are critical to be aware when working with individuals who have a substance use disorder. We will address how to foster self-compassion during a time where criticism and self-hatred often reside. The workshop will identify ways to support connections with others and with one’s own recovery program.

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Educator: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Glenn has 27 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He has lectured nationally on many topics and owns Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP) for 15 years. He sees clients privately and provides clinical supervision for the Administrative Office of the Courts in NJ. Glenn has served as an expert panel member for a SAMHSA. He is an educator and a national expert on emerging drugs of abuse and existing drug trends.

Course description: The first half of this course will cover the historical relevance of marijuana federal and state legalization in the U.S. Participants will gain an understanding of federal cannabis statutes and state laws regarding medicinal and legal cannabis. We will discuss how the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 impacts policy on cannabis today as well as treatment and assessment issues, The second half will cover nomenclature and relevant cannabinoids. At the end of the course, participants will be able to state at least one difference between THC and CBC and at least one difference between TCHa and THC.

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Educator: Rotem Brayer, LPC
Rotem is a licensed professional counselor and a certified EMDR therapist. He has held positions in substance abuse counseling, refugee mental health counseling, outpatient treatment, and recovery support. Rotem holds a Master of Education with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse counseling from Cambridge College and has advanced training in motivational interviewing (MI).

Course description: This program focuses on the practical application of mindfulness and EMDR and includes an overview of the benefits of mindfulness, up-to-date research on mindfulness, and the neurological benefits of mindfulness practice. We will discuss how to help clients develop a mindfulness practice, state change vs. trait change, how EMDR and mindfulness are similar and how they are different, and some relevant points from the Buddha’s teaching, The Eightfold Path, that are relevant to therapy in general and EMDR in particular. Additionally, we will talk about different types of mindfulness practice and how they can supplement EMDR therapy.

Educator: Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC
Justin earned a master’s in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. He is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a problematic and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC). Before joining Footprints to Recovery as the Director of Clinical Services, Justin served in several behavioral health roles, including manager of outpatient addiction services, clinical supervisor of addiction services, lead clinical therapist, and counselor for youth and family services organizations.

Course description: This course will define what forgiveness is and is not. It will cover barriers to forgiveness and the impact of unforgiveness. This training will also identify how to forgive and introduce willingness as a tool to support self-forgiveness.

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Educator: Justin Van Elsberg
Justin earned a bachelors’ degrees in psychology and anthropology from Washington State University (WSU). In addition to several independent anthropological research projects, he spent several years working on a cross-cultural study of mindfulness under the mentorship of Dr. Julia Cassaniti. Justin facilitates addiction recovery groups, provides one-on-one biofeedback and meditation training, and teaches yoga classes at Royal Life Centers.

Course description: This training provides an overview of core concepts in trauma treatment and addresses the co-occurrence of substance use issues with bodily dysregulation and tendencies toward experiential avoidance that may follow adverse experiences. Elsberg will touch on a variety of evidence-supported approaches that help clients face challenging sensory experiences and thought content. He will experientially walk participants through the tools themselves and the variety of contexts for applying them.

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Educator: Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC
Justin earned a master’s in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. He is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a problematic and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC). Before joining Footprints to Recovery as the Director of Clinical Services, Justin served in several behavioral health roles, including manager of outpatient addiction services, clinical supervisor of addiction services, lead clinical therapist, and counselor for youth and family services organizations.

Course description: Shame in the treatment of substance use disorders and mental health conditions is very common. Shame becomes the very state of being that one goes to great lengths to avoid, and by doing so, most often they end up reinforcing the very feelings that they wish to no longer experience. Shame is often talked about and not truly understood as it is difficult to fully comprehend an emotion that is not often talked about. This presentation will cover how to identify shame, understand what influences shame, and how to help support your client resolve shame through self-compassion.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about Aliya Academy, topics, presenters, and registration at: edu@aliyahg.com.

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