Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe Any Time


Cost Range

FREE to $20.00

Host and Instructor

Host: National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Instructor: Janice E. Stevenson, PhD


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional
The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile.


Using case studies, the presenter will delve into “identity” as it is defined and understood for the participants in a therapeutic relationship. Webinar participants will learn about the development of a strategy to sort out the levels and layers of identity that occur in every therapeutic relationship. As the layers and levels of identity are highlighted, areas of alignment and misalignment are defined. Previously unknown areas of identity are articulated, such as societal, cultural, ethnic, familial, regional, and other points of reference with the discussion focusing on options for alignment, conflict resolution, clinical vulnerability, and previously unknown strengths available for the therapist and the client. The therapist and the client can experience the humility present in each contract for change.

Learning Objectives

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

CE Credits

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.