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Training and Conferences

Up Coming Conferences

4th Annual MAT Conference will be held in Anchorage, AK on September 3 and 4, 2020. The theme this year is "Breaking Down Silos". Please visit to register. You can also view the MAT Conference flyer for this conference.

*** Due to the recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and subsequent travel restrictions, we have decide to move the DBH 4th Annual MAT Conference from April 28th and 29th to September 3rd and 4th.  The conference location at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anchorage remains the same.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but would rather that conference participants are healthy and safe.  If you are unable to attend September 3rd and 4th, your conference fee will be fully refunded.  If you are able to attend the conference in September, you do not need to do anything.  Your registration will be honored.  Be well and we hope to see you in September! ***

Region X Opioid Summit will be held in Portland, Oregon on August 11 & 12, 2020. For more information please visit

Specialized Trainings

RADACT Training - RADACT strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering, or working in, the substance abuse counseling field.

Akeela Training- Akeela, Inc. is a leading statewide provider of alcohol and drug abuse prevention, education, training, intervention and treatment services in Alaska. Akeela is dedicated to assisting Alaskans in developing and sustaining healthy communities by working to reduce and eliminate the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, and other drug abuse and related problems. Other prevention programs and services available at Akeela include: Training & Technical Assistance.

- The CoDI team accesses current research, models and training while creating assessment and intervention strategies for the co-occurring disorder population. Provision of topical workshops, skill trainings and publication of materials addressing co-occurring disorders is available to behavioral health care providers, medical providers, teaching professionals, parents, and interested community members. CoDI provides training, consultation and/or supervision to agencies in the Mat-Su Borough (currently working toward expanding throughout the State of Alaska) that serve adolescents, chronically mentally ill, elderly and disabled individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders.

Center for Human Development UAA - If you provide community, familial, workplace, educational, or respite support to children or adults with disabilities, you can enroll in their distance delivered courses, taught using video and print instructional materials, homework activities completed in your community, and audio conferences. You can enroll for either professional development or University of Alaska credit.

Learn as you earn program

The Alaska Boards for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Psychologists recognize Continuing Education programs sponsored by the NASW Alaska Chapter. They also have a Video Lending Library which offers CE credits for videos of trainings they have hosted or other approved offerings, including Ethics.

Many of the national associations provide continuing education and training during annual conferences or throughout the year.

American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association

Am. Assn. for Marriage & Family Therapy

Alaska Mental Health Board