Thousands of behavioral health and criminal justice programs in the US and around the world offer ear acupuncture using the NADA protocol (acudetox) to support the treatment and recovery process. NADA strives to make acudetox based, barrier-free addiction and mental health treatment accessible in all communities and to ensure its integration with other treatment modalities. (www.acudetox.com)
Behavioral health treatment professionals, Western medical and Oriental medical practitioners may learn the NADA protocol in 70 hours, divided into didactic and clinical experiences. This three-day training provides a mixture of both. To complete the process, trainees will do additional homework assignments, attend 12-step meetings, and complete supervised acudetox treatments. Texas law allows for the following licensed professionals to cross-trains a Certified Acu Detox Specialists: Social Workers, Nurses, Counselors (LCDCs, LPCs), and psychologists. Space is limited. Texas law limits those practitioners to using the five ear point protocol specifically for addiction.
DATE / TIME: January 11-13, 2020, Saturday through Monday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Trainees are responsible for scheduling supervised acudetox clinical experience and homework assignments, and will not be considered eligible for a certificate until completion.
CREDIT: This activity is approved for 24.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 19103981. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.”
COST: $450.00 payable by check or credit card to TNP for members. (Non-members $600 – this fee includes one year of TNP membership.) Fees include application fee for and first-year NADA membership, training manual (may be digital), materials and supplies. Upon completing this training and the follow-up assignments and mastering the skills, NADA will provide an ADS certificate. Trainees can then apply separately to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners to become Certified Acudetox Specialists (CAS).
REGISTRATION: Registration will be available on the TNP website by September 26, 2019 and is limited to 20 people.
OBJECTIVE: Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the auricular acupuncture for addiction protocol along with clinical strategies for application and integration of acudetox within behavioral health treatment and recovery.
LOCATION: AOMA Offices at Westgate 4701 West Gate Blvd, Building C, Austin, TX 78745
FACILITATORS: Claudia Voyles, LAc, DAOM is a licensed acupuncturist in private practice, formerly on the NADA Board of Directors. She teaches and provides clinic supervision for the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
NADA Protocol: Document 1 Document 2
Hotel Information: We have a negotiated room rate of $129 for a single King and $149 for a double queen at the Holiday Inn Express located at 4892 US Hwy 290 West, Sunset Valley, TX 78735. The room rate is based on availability through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Please mention TNP when you call to make reservations (512) 891-9500 or use the Group Code TNP and make your reservation online here. Hotel Cancelation Policy: 24 hrs in advance to avoid penalties.