2013 New England School of Addiction Studies and 2013 New England School of Prevention Studies
June 3 – 6, 2012, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Call for Presenter Proposals
The 2013 New England Institute of Addiction Studies is pleased to announce that the New England Summer School, featuring courses on addiction, treatment, recovery, prevention, intervention, and related topics, will take place June 3 – 6, 2013 at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.
Approximately 400 participants are expected to attend the 2013 program. The goal of the school is to provide critical information and intensive skill building to professionals working in fields that interact with individuals addressing substance or process addictions in a variety of settings and formats, whether that be in the prevention, intervention, treatment or recovery of substance or process addictions.
More specifically, the School’s target audience includes:
- persons from all disciplines who are concerned with alcohol, tobacco, other drug, and process addiction issues;
- persons new to the field;
- and persons in behavioral health and allied human services whose activities require a general knowledge of substance abuse.
While many New England Summer School attendees work in behavioral healthcare, particularly in addiction-focused treatment recovery, prevention, or intervention, the school also draws participants from allied professions, such as mental health, corrections, public health, general healthcare, education, law enforcement, and other social services.
As the field has moved toward addressing the co-occurrence of mental health and substance abuse needs, NEIAS intends to ensure our programming helps to enhance the competencies necessary to address the various needs of diverse client populations. As we continue our long and rich history of offering quality adult learning experiences, we are pleased to welcome proposals from trainers with addiction expertise and experience in training day-long courses for addiction, and mental health, and other professionals. Proposals will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee, and invitations to train will be presented offered as a result of that process. The goal of this process is to gather from the field new and fresh workshops that will enrich the offerings at the summer school.
Honorarium and Expenses:
NEIAS is a non-profit entity committed to providing training. If desired, an honorarium of $65 per hour (of teaching time on site during course) is available, and the New England Institute will provide one day/night of lodging and meals for each day of presenting on the college campus. Presenters will be responsible for their own mileage/travel if they request the honorarium; if they do not request the honorarium, reasonable travel costs will be covered by NEIAS. Trainers wishing to participate in workshops to obtain CE credits for their own licenses on days when they are not presenting will be offered a significantly reduced registration rate. In addition, a trainer table will be available for trainers to place materials and books.
Timeline and Process:
Proposals are due by December 30, 2012. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by a New England planning subcommittee and will be notified by January 30, 2013. Please use this online form to submit your proposal. Please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenna at email@example.com with questions.
Additional History about the New England “Summer School”:
The New England Institute of Addiction Studies began 44 years ago, when the six New England state substance abuse agencies offered the first School of Addiction Studies to educate the emerging addiction services workforce. The New England Institute continues to work with the six state agencies, their training partners, and other organizations to provide continuing education to support today’s substance abuse service system development and workforce development. This unique four-day program offers the opportunity to: participate in intensive training from leaders, researchers, and practitioners from across the continuum of substance abuse and behavioral healthcare services; acquire knowledge and specific skills in best practices to apply to their work; and network with colleagues. The program features keynote addresses and a variety of intensive workshops featuring current and emerging topics, from core through more advanced skills. Most workshops take place in a 5 to 7.25-hour format, although a small number of 13.75 or 18.75-hour courses may be offered.
Online Presenter Proposal Form:
Please click here to complete our 2013 Online Presenter Proposal Form.