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Vt. Addictions Professionals Association

6 CEU's per one day training are available from:

  • VT Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
  • VT Board of Social Workers
  • VT Board of Drug and Alcohol Advisors

Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact VAPA at 866-482-3222, you will be given credit toward a future training, if canceled at least one week prior.  In some instances refunds can be made. For a refund to be considered, it must be requested at least ten days prior to the date of the training. ALL REFUNDS WILL BE IN THE FORM OF A CHECK, NOT CREDITED BACK TO A CREDIT CARD. We ask that you alert us to your cancellation as soon as possible.
We never like to do it, but because life happens VAPA reserves the right to cancel any course. In such instance, your registration fee will be refunded, in the form of a check.
NOTE: If there are weather issues and a training needs to be canceled, you will receive notification via the email you registered with, by 6am the day of the training (perhaps earlier).

If training is canceled due to weather, in most cases it will be rescheduled and you will have the option to attend the new date, be credited for another, future training of your choice or be refunded by check.

Current Trainings & Conferences

Please Note: The following triainings are not sponsored by VAPA.
Please do not contact the VAPA training coordinator with questions. Thank You.

Trauma-Informed Care for Substance Use Disorders Training

Friday, June 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Montpelier, Vermont

This interactive training will provide an in-depth overview of the rationale, approach and benefits of trauma-informed care.

REGISTER HERE: http://www.pear-vt.org/trauma-informed-care/

 Medication Assisted Treatment Training 

Thursday, July 13 & Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

Montpelier, Vermont

In addition to providing an updated version of the NIDA and SAMHSA's Blending Initiative product, originally entitled " Buprenorphine Treatment: A Training for Multidisciplinary Professionals, this 12 - hour training will address the use of medication in the treatment of other substances of abuse.   The primary goals of this training package is to create awareness among addiction professionals about the medications currently approved by the FDA and/or used in the treatment of substance use disorder. The course includes information about the rationale for Medication Assisted Treatment, what to expect when someone is treated with medication, information about the legislation that permits office based Buprenorphine treatment, the science of addiction, the mechanism of each medication, patient selection criteria, counseling, and therapeutic issues. PLEASE NOTE: this is not intended to cover all aspects of the medications as is typically addressed in a psychopharmacology training, but to address the clinical aspects relevant to counselors and therapists.  

REGISTER HERE: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3546441/MAT-Training-Registration


Check back in September for the next series of
VAPA sponsored trainings.


This training series is made possible by a grant from
the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.