Friday September 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
9:00-9:30 AM Registration HST

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University of Phoenix - Kapolei Campus 
Class Room 112
949 Kamokila Blvd.
Kapolei, HI 96707

Free parking at the James Campbell Building

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$25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through this registration site.  Personal/cashiers, agency checks and money orders are accepted and may be mailed to:
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
Attn: Michelle Park
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite A259
Honolulu, HI 96817

Registration Deadline

Friday, September 4, 2015
Open to first 25 registrants


6 CSAC hours ADAD approved


Michelle Park 
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii 
Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence
808-545-3228 ext. 37 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Training: Denial and Resistance 

Content:  Based on the presenter book, A Handbook to Assess and Treat Resistance in Chemical
Dependency, this workshop deals with the diverse and often inaccurate assumptions of denial and resistance. These are not simple problems and they require far from simple interventions. Resistance
and denial can originate from a number of sources that include clients, counselors, groups, treatment
programs, and the field itself. A number of ideas will be examined to help the participant more accurately determine true resistance from other types of behavior. Particular attention will be given to the “Denial Decision Tree”, and how that assessment tool can produce a more accurate representation of client behavior. The participant will walk away from the workshop with new ideas about the nature of addiction resistance and better methods to engage it.

Facilitator: Mike Taleff, Ph.D., CSAC;  Dr. Taleff,  is a nationally known educator and trainer in substance 
abuse and mental health services. He is an author and contributor to clinical 
magazines  and research.

Target Audience: Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), and applicants; those with other ADAD professional credentials; and anyone involved in the human services field.

Please Note:

  • Complete registration by clicking on the link below.
  • Seat availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not confirmed without payment.
  • The $25.00 fee is non-refundable.  Payment must be received by registration deadline.  Payment by check will be processed as received.
  • Please include a copy of email confirmation with check or money order payment.
  • Walk-in registrations are not accepted.