New Training Opportunities Available!

ADC Exam Prep I

Saturday Feb. 15th, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $50 for class and 6 hour CEU Certificate

Space is limited! 

Registration Deadline: Jan. 31st, 2020

Instructor: Summer Prado, MA, CS, ADC, CTTS, SAP

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide counselors-in-training highlighted information assisting them with passing either the ADC or AADC exams. This is not designed to substitute for learning the basic counseling skills or long hours of study time. This course is a 6-hour refresher of the 12 core functions in addition to other treatment knowledge. This course will assist a counselor in understanding their Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) as a drug/alcohol counselor. Participants in this course will be expected to engage in all group activities as a teaching method.

Prerequisites: Must be a counselor in training or a person who works in the behavioral health/criminal justice field.


  • Review 12 core functions

  • DSM-V

  • Level of Care

  • 12 Steps

  • Treatment planning

  • Medication Awareness

  • Counseling Techniques (Individual & Group)

  • Documentation

  • Family Education

  • Cultural diversity

  • Activities & Case Studies

  • Basic concepts of ADC Exam


1100 N University Ave Suite 108

Little Rock, AR 72207

(501) 747-2300


To register click on the link below:

Marijuana in Arkansas: Impacts and Expectations Prevention Conference

February 25, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm

Registration Fee: $50.00

APNet Members: $30.00

Benton Event Center, Benton, AR 

In collaboration with community partners, the Arkansas Prevention Network will host “Marijuana in Arkansas: Impacts & Expectations” Prevention Conference to educate and inform attendees on what is happening in the state concerning marijuana and the 2016 legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshop sessions from three different tracks: Educational, Clinical, and Legislative.

A host of state and national speakers, including experts from the National Marijuana Initiative (NMI) – one of three national initiatives within the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program – will provide an overview of marijuana’s history and its evolution into the high potency drug of today, the rules and regulations that guide cannabis dispensaries in Arkansas, and how medical marijuana impacts workforce policies across the state. Marijuana impaired driving and youth drug prevention strategies will also be discussed.

CEUs Provided by MidSOUTH Center for Prevention & Training. Use the registration button to register for the conference.  

Harbor Recovery Systems Presents: Groups Bootcamp

March 11-12, 2020 8:30am - 4:00pm

Registration Fee (early): $159.00

Registration Fee (late): $185.00

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2020

Staybridge Suites, 1020 University Ave, Little Rock, AR

This NADACC approved workshop will be presented by Harbor House Inc. CEO, Jimmie Wooding, LCSW, AADAC, LADAC. The evidence-based theories of group work will focus on psychoeducation, reflection and interpersonal groups.  Throughout this cutting edge training the participants will learn:

  • impactful skills and techniques to facilitate groups

  • how to ground clients to the here and now

  • and marketing strategies to increase referrals

Trainer Profile

Jimmie Wooding, LCSW, M.Ed., LADAC is a clinical social worker, adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and recovery life coach. She is the CEO of Harbor House, Inc., an organization of recovery management systems. Wooding offers training, and consultation to those working with addictions, traumatic stress, relational challenges, and more.


  • Describe at least 3 techniques to facilitate groups

  • Explain leader’s tasks in setting up a group

  • Learn and practice at least 4 facilitator skills

  • List 3 marketing strategies to increase referrals

  • List at least 4 tasks of preparation

Bonuses for Participants

  • Earn 13 CEU’s

  • Same Day Certification

  • Networking Opportunities  

2020 ASACB Spring Workshop

March 16-19, 2020

The Centre at University Park, Little Rock, AR 

The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB) is pleased to announce the dates and agenda for the 2020 Annual Spring Workshop. Participants have the opportunity to gain 24 CEU hours. The ASACB workshop registration fee is $175 for 4 days @ 24 hours. The training will start Monday morning 9:00am-4:00pm everyday through Thursday. This fee includes a ticket to the awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 18th at noon. Twenty-four (24) clock hours will be available to those who attend the entire four day training. Awards luncheon tickets purchased separately are available for $20 for those not attending the full four days.

MidSOUTH Conference, May 4-6, 2020

Rogers, Arkansas

28 hours of continuing education!

The 2020 MidSOUTH Conference is coming to Rogers, Arkansas this year! We are excited to offer our training to a whole new audience!

The 2020 MidSOUTH Conference will focus on a variety of topics, including the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, issues in working with emerging adults, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, therapeutic interventions, working effectively with peers, ethics, and more.

Continuing Education hours: Join us for this conference on May 4-6, 2020 offering 22 hours of live training. For those attending the conference, a 6-hour ethics workshop will be offered by Livestream over the internet on Friday, May 8.

Who should attend:  Licensed Clinicians (LMFT, LPC, LPE, etc.), Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified and Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Employee Assistance Program Personnel. Mental Health Professionals, Private Practitioners, State Agency Personnel, and Educators and School Counselors

Conference brochure and registration available soon.

This conference is sponsored by: 

Arkansas Office of the Drug Director, Division of  Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services,

UA Little Rock MidSOUTH School of Social Work

Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board

 1100 N University Avenue Suite 35
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 749-4040