Connection? Can an App Really Do That?

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 08:00 AM until 09:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Ingrid D. Hicks, PhD and Nikhil Zaveri, software developer
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C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional

Training Overview Description

An increased number of clients present with depression and anxiety, which results from - or may be caused by - social isolation and loneliness. As clinicians, the goal is to decrease symptoms and help make connections between feelings and behavior. Can an app help clinicians better help their clients? There are many different mental health and wellness apps out there – some offer “technique” approaches to reduce symptoms, others are a marketplace to help partner clients with therapists, others offer recovery support or community. The demand for mental health care has sky-rocketed in the last year and the demand on providers has, as well. Can an app provide solutions to rising cases of social isolation and loneliness AND assist clinicians with larger caseloads? To app or not to app? Too much too soon? Or not soon enough? We will explore these questions during this presentation.

This training is part of the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession eight-part series offered by NAADAC.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to understand the pre and post cursors of loneliness and isolation.
  • Participants will be able to identify "share and care" stories, that can be utilized in treating trauma.
  • Participants will be able to identify the importance of using technology WISELY in building and maintaining a practice, clinic, etc.

Content Level Beginner

Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

CEs and Certificate

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all eight CE quizzes for this eight-part series will be eligible to apply for the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession Certificate. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration.

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

Event-specific Details

More information on this training is available at

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.