Addiction Counseling Training / Support Sessions for Clinicians
Invest In You
Supporting NJ’s Addiction Workforce
Are you an alcohol and drug counselor, professional counselor, social worker, or other licensed clinician currently working in the field of Addiction and returning to the office or been providing direct services in person or through seemingly endless virtual sessions?
There is no greater satisfaction than helping others—especially in times of great complexity—but now, more than ever, it is important to value your own health and overall well-being. NJPN wants to empower you as you navigate your path by offering professional and personal support opportunities.
Now available are Supportive Group Sessions
and 1-on-1 Private Appointments.
Strength in Connections
Under normal circumstances, it is understood your work as an alcohol and
drug counselor, social worker, or other clinician currently providing services
comes loaded with a plethora of stress. The current environment adds even more pressure as the professional- and home-life demands are frequently changing.
NJPN cares about you and has developed safe spaces to discuss issues
and strategies that can assist in your overall health and well-being.
We invite you to strengthen your support network by joining our
Group Support Sessions for Clinical Staff and 1-on-1 Private Appointments.
Designed for all CADC/LCADC, interns, and all other licensed professionals
currently working or volunteering in multiple supportive settings in search
of an inclusive community that embraces and honors all.
Experience level does not matter—all are welcome to join the conversation!
Jeff Lang, LCADC &
Judeth Forlenza Wesley, LCSW
Similar to group meetings, the goals of these virtual sessions are to discuss universal topics that will guide interactive solution-based discussions and assist in the promotion of self-care, health and wellness.
Explore topics such as—
Managing stressors related to returning to workspaces amidst a public health crisis
Blurred boundaries between remote work and home life
Delivering extended telehealth practices
Find A Support Session
Join a Zoom
A safe community space for group discussion.
Wednesdays @ 9:30 am
Fridays @ 9:30 am
NO Registration Needed
Although all are welcome to join any group session, we've catered discussions to professional experience level—
Wednesdays: Best for all new counselors entering the mental health and addiction field or those with less than 5 years experience.
Fridays: Tailored towards counselors working in the field with over 5 years experience.
Individual sessions are available for those looking for a more intimate support setting. Book a private 30-minute Zoom session with Jeff Lang, LCADC or Judeth Forlenza Wesley, LCSW.
first come, first serve basis
Rescheduling missed or cancelled appointments will not be allowed
Call in By Phone
Meeting ID: 957 1584 2836
Here's What's Expected
Attending from a laptop maximizes the Zoom operability but you can also join via a smartphone. Video is optional.
If you wish to remain anonymous you may do so by calling in verses using video capabilities.
Audio can be muted when you are not contributing to the conversation. Text chat option is also available.
Please be respectful of all participants just as you would in any other meeting—we're all in this together!
Help with Zoom
Both group discussion and 1-on-1 private sessions are hosted on Zoom, a free video conferencing platform that can be accessed via a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection or through audio by phone. Learn more about how to use Zoom via the links in this section.
NJPN offers two different types of NAADAC scholarships—
Conference: Attend this year's virtual conference, September 24–26, 2020.
No longer accepting applications—all conference scholarships have been awarded.
Membership: Receive reimbursement for a NAADAC Associate Membership.
To be considered, you must be a peer worker seeking national peer certification and work or volunteer in a DMHAS-funded initiative.
Select a Scholarship—
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant.