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.

Find the list of states and boards that accept NAADAC’s education for CEs here.

Educator: Montsho Corppetts, MPAS, PA-C
Montsho earned his master’s in physician assistant studies (PA-C) from the University of Nebraska Medical School. With 17 years of clinical experience, Montsho Corppetts is an established and highly skilled physician assistant certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. Before joining Royal Life Centers, Montsho served in the U.S. Air Force as the Director of Medical Operations for the Survival School at Fairchild AFB. He completed his military career after 23 years and retired as a USAF officer. Over the course of 10 years, he has provided care in several clinical settings including family practice, urgent care, and survival medicine. Since joining Royal’s medical team in 2017, he has provided care for clients undergoing treatment within detox, residential, and outpatient programming.

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.

Duration: one hour

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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.

Duration: one hour

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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.

Duration: one hour

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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.

Duration: one hour

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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 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.

Duration: one hour

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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.

Duration: one hour

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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.

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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