Health Affiliates Maine offers Free Trainings for Case Managers

(Auburn/Lewiston, Maine) Health Affiliates Maine (HAM) a growing statewide substance abuse and mental health agency is excited to offer a free cutting edge seminar open to all mental health case managers on “A Recovery-Based, Trauma-Informed Approach to Co-Occurring Disorders” presented by Ruth Johnson, LADC, SAP, CCS.   The trainings will be provided in two locations:  the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Friday, April 3, 2015 and the Fireside Inn in Portland on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Andrea Krebs, Executive Director of HAM says “Successfully managing substance abuse and mental health issues with clients can be a complex challenge for Case Managers.”  Understanding the dynamic between these two challenges, better equips Case Managers to provide quality care.

Ruth Johnson is Region 3 Co-Coordinator of the Driver Education and Evaluation Program for the State of Maine and is one of two Coordinators in the State to hold National Master Instructor status with Prevention Research Institute.  Her extensive experience began in 1987 and includes clinical positions, as well as Clinical and Program Directions positions in residential and outpatient treatment programs throughout Maine.  Ruth’s passion is to enhance treatment opportunities for those suffering from addiction through professional development of case managers, counselors, supervisors and leaders in the addiction and mental health professions.

The free training sessions will be from 9 a.m – 4:00 p.m., worth 5.5 contact hours and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited.

To register and save your spot for this seminar or for a complete schedule and details call 1-877-888-4304 or visit

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