Aliya Academy

Welcome to Aliya Academy, the premier educational resource proudly presented by Aliya Health Group, designed for professionals dedicated to advancing their expertise in behavioral health care. In our commitment to support the ongoing development of those in the helping professions, we offer a comprehensive suite of courses eligible for NAADAC continuing education credits—at no cost to you.

Our curriculum is thoughtfully developed by leading experts in the field, ensuring that each course not only meets but exceeds industry standards. Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding of specific behavioral health topics or aiming to fulfill your continuing education requirements, Aliya Academy is here to facilitate your professional growth every step of the way.

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

Aliya Academy
NAADAC

Our trainings have been approved by Aliya Health Group as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #212491, Aliya Health Group, is responsible for all aspects of the programming. 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:

Our free webinars provide valuable learning experiences for:

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.

For a list of states and boards that may accept NAADAC-approved CEs, click here. Please check with the individual licensing body for their individual policies on NAADAC-approved CEs.

Educator: Amy Sohler, MPA, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT

Amy Sohler, MPA, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, boasts over three decades of expertise in mental health, specializing in sex addiction, substance use disorders, eating disorders, codependency, and trauma. Renowned as a highly skilled psychotherapist, trainer, and addiction treatment curriculum creator, Sohler has served as a subject matter expert at institutions like Grand Canyon University and Northwest Indian College. Praised by clients for her dynamic presentations and compassionate approach, Sohler integrates evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, experiential, and Native American healing modalities. With extensive experience at renowned treatment centers like Hazelden-Betty Ford, Sierra Tucson, and The Meadows, she has developed a comprehensive understanding of complex behavioral patterns and treatment models. Through her private practice, Liberation Counseling, Sohler empowers individuals with sexually compulsive behaviors, substance use disorders, and trauma, guiding them on a journey of growth from shared imperfections.

Description: Many clients understand the neuroscience of addiction and recovery better than their counselors. As a counselor, it’s imperative to minimally know what your clients do and be able to give your uninformed clients the most legitimate information. In this training, participants will learn the essential aspects of neuroscience that their clients may or may not already know, delving into the intricacies of the limbic system and the pleasure-reward pathway and gaining insight into their significance in addiction and recovery. We will explore the pivotal role of neurotransmitters like dopamine and understand their impact on neural network wiring. Additionally, the session will focus on the neurochemical mechanisms underlying medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its efficacy in addressing addiction.

Duration: one hour

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Educator: Dr. Dixie Brown

Dr. Dixie Brown is a PhD level Therapist, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritionist with 15 years of experience working in the Mental Health field, specifically with trauma, eating disorders, and substance use. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Supervisor. Dixie is a supervisor certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, who provides Mind-Body Medicine Skills Groups to support trauma healing internationally. Furthermore, Dixie has also completed certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Biofeedback, and Wellness Coaching. Dixie founded Lotus Healing, a consulting and educational firm that supports those seeking to build integrative treatment models and treatment teams globally, developing wellness programs for organizations and supporting existing mental health programs and private sector businesses by offering consulting, training, and supervision.

Description: This course will explore the intricate relationship between the gut and the brain. Throughout the course, we will explore various vital topics, including an in-depth look into the nervous system and understanding the intricacies of the gut. We will analyze the gut-brain axis, its implications, and the role of inflammation in this connection. Additionally, we will examine the link between gut health and mental well-being, mainly its association with anxiety and depression. Furthermore, the course will cover the significance of pro and prebiotics in maintaining a healthy gut and its impact on overall well-being.

Duration: one hour

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Location: Red Bank, New Jersey
Educator: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS

Glenn Duncan LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS has worked in behavioral healthcare for thirty-two years. He has lectured nationally on many topics, including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC since 2011. For 15 years (2003-2018), Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc., retiring from the position in 2018.

Description: During this workshop Glenn will overview the major ASAM Criteria 4th Edition changes. The discussion will include level-of-care updates, dimensional redesign, and introduction of new concepts. New concepts include the introduction of subdimensions, conceptualizing dimensional drivers when assessing clinical needs and repurposing risk ratings. The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition also embraces and includes a focus on harm reduction, utilizing cultural humility, and conducting shared decision-making with patients. ASAM also has updated recommendations for assessment and treatment planning standards.

Registration cost: $24.71 (fees + tax included)

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Educator: Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS, CFT-I, is passionate about giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze decisive action. She is a TEDx Speaker, Licensed Mental Health Therapist, and Financial Therapist in Colorado. Khara enjoys various roles as a serial entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, professor, and consultant. Her greatest joy is engaging driven entrepreneurs, fellow helpers, and perfectionists to move from workaholic to well-balanced with streamlined strategies that fit their busy lifestyles. Khara specializes in helping therapists and financial therapists turn pain points into possibilities through consultation, courses, and supervision.

Description: This course helps support clinicians in their money-healing work and introduces tools for money-healing in clinical practice. The course covers three areas of focus: Money Healing, Money Practices/Strategies, and Money Freedom. In the Money Healing section, the course focuses on shutting down money shame. In the Money Practices/Strategies section, the course covers removing the mystery of money. And in the Money Freedom section, the course includes reworking worth and wealth. Through this course, clinicians can gain valuable insights and tools to help clients with financial trauma and work towards a healthier relationship with money.

Duration: one hour

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Educator: Paul Lavella Jr. MA, LPC, LCADC, ICGC-I, CSAT, ACS, CCS

Paul Lavella Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor and is the Founder and Director of NJ Recovery & Wellness, an outpatient counseling practice in Florham Park and Cherry Hill, NJ. Approaching 20 years of service in the behavioral health field, Paul is ever the advocate for early intervention, having experience in treating adolescents, young adults, and families seeking to improve the quality of their lives. Mission-driven, Paul aims to reduce stigma for those with mental health conditions and substance use disorder and improve outcomes for those seeking services.

Description: In formal treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders, skilled professionals may be generally aware that co-occurring conditions may reveal themselves. Those seeking relief from one symptom group may have others that impact the quality of life and present themselves alongside the primary condition or reveal themselves when addressing the primary symptoms.

Clinicians largely stand to benefit from an update in current presentations of other compulsive behaviors or process/behavioral addictions. In this advanced-level training, participants will review features of co-morbid gambling disorder, internet gaming disorder, compulsive sexual behavior, and binge eating disorder, be introduced to psychometric tools to evaluate these conditions, and gain a deeper appreciation for how the relationships between these co-occurring compulsive behaviors can help guide treatment interventions.

Duration: an hour and a half

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Educator: Amy Sohler, MPA, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT

Amy Sohler, MPA, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, boasts over three decades of expertise in mental health, specializing in sex addiction, substance use disorders, eating disorders, codependency, and trauma. Renowned as a highly skilled psychotherapist, trainer, and addiction treatment curriculum creator, Sohler has served as a subject matter expert at institutions like Grand Canyon University and Northwest Indian College. Praised by clients for her dynamic presentations and compassionate approach, Sohler integrates evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, experiential, and Native American healing modalities. With extensive experience at renowned treatment centers like Hazelden-Betty Ford, Sierra Tucson, and The Meadows, she has developed a comprehensive understanding of complex behavioral patterns and treatment models. Through her private practice, Liberation Counseling, Sohler empowers individuals with sexually compulsive behaviors, substance use disorders, and trauma, guiding them on a journey of growth from shared imperfections.

Description: Do you notice that your client plays one of three roles – victim, rescuer, or persecutor? Are they always seeking sympathy and avoiding responsibility, or do they prioritize others’ needs over their own? Alternatively, do they frequently exhibit traits of being critical and judgmental towards others? While playing the victim role may offer sympathy and avoid responsibility, it often hinders personal growth and genuine connections. Meanwhile, adopting the rescuer role provides validation and purpose but may distract from addressing one’s needs. On the other hand, taking on the perpetrator role falsely empowers and deflects attention from personal shortcomings, perpetuating unhealthy dynamics and inhibiting self-awareness.

Duration: one hour

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Educator: Dr. Dixie Brown

Dr. Dixie Brown is a PhD level Therapist, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritionist with 15 years of experience working in the Mental Health field, specifically with trauma, eating disorders, and substance use. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Supervisor. Dixie is a supervisor certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, who provides Mind-Body Medicine Skills Groups to support trauma healing internationally. Furthermore, Dixie has also completed certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Biofeedback, and Wellness Coaching. Dixie founded Lotus Healing, a consulting and educational firm that supports those seeking to build integrative treatment models and treatment teams globally, developing wellness programs for organizations and supporting existing mental health programs and private sector businesses by offering consulting, training, and supervision.

Description: In this course, we will cover topics such as yoga, the science of stress and mental health, mental health disorders, and the use of yoga as a complementary therapy for substance use disorders. We will explore the mind-body connection, yoga techniques for mental wellness, and how yoga can be incorporated into treatment plans. Additionally, we will discuss the challenges and considerations of integrating yoga into mental health treatment and provide various resources and opportunities for further learning. Join us better to understand the relationship between yoga and mental health!

Duration: one hour

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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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