Danya Institute Inc.


New Job Posting – Director of Training

We are hiring for a Director of Training for the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us announce this opening.  If you know anyone who is interested, please encourage them to apply. If you have any Behavioral Health networks, please feel free to share with them.    Additional details […]

Problem Gambling: Let’s Bring the Problem out of Hiding

My name is Bill LaBine. I am the executive director and clinical supervisor at the Jackie Nitschke Center in Green Bay, WI. Green Bay has three casinos, all located within three miles of my home; I pass one daily on my way to and from work. I am saddened when I drive by the casino early in […]

File Review: My Name is Al

  My Name is Al is a beautifully photographed 15-minute documentary profile by Kristin Alexander of a medical professional in recovery. Dr. Al Peters is a high achiever who completed 7 years of schooling in 5 and had established a successful dental practice by age 21. By then he also already had a significant problem […]

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Credential Training

There are certain knowledge areas and skills that are required to provide effective peer recovery support services to individuals living with behavioral health disorders. Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must demonstrate the ability to provide effective services including advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery support, and ethical responsibility. In addition, Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must provide services with […]

Movie Review: Bob and the Monster

Bob and the Monster is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of musician and addiction counselor Bob Forrest. Director Keidra Bahruth does a masterful job of recreating the frenetic rock and roll lifestyle of her subject with a visually engaging mix of home movie footage, animated sequences and interviews. This movie is also a […]

“Introduction to Mental Illness” Training at the D.C. Department of Mental Health

On September 20, 2013, the District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health conducted a free three-hour training seminar titled “Introduction to Mental Illness” which this author attended.  Although open to the general public, most of those in attendance dealt in some professional capacity with individuals with mental illness, but still felt the need to become better […]

Treatment Planning Training in Washington DC

Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. (Measurable, Attainable, Time-Limited, Realistic and Specific) Free 6 Contact Hours Available October 4 or 11, 2013 9 am – 4 pm Click here to download the flyer for October 4 Click here to download the flyer for October 11

Maryland Institute of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Studies – Fall 2013 – Training Schedule Commuter Courses and Workshops

19, 20 and 21  Introduction to Addictions – Gregory Hunter, MPC, MS, LCSW-C, CISD, Therapist and Trainer in Private Practice, Baltimore, MD – 21 Hours DECEMBER 3 and 4  Motivational Interviewing Techniques – Dace Svikis – PhD, Professor, Director of Research Institute for Women’s Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia – 14 Hours 10, 11 […]

Tips for Talking with Your Patients About Their New Health Coverage Options

Health care providers touch the lives of uninsured individuals and families daily and are a trusted source of information for their patients. Providers and their staff can be an excellent resource in educating their uninsured patients about the new health insurance marketplace and expanded Medicaid coverage. Everyone who works in the health care delivery field […]

Housing Support and Homeless Services – Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace Toolkit

SAMHSA Enrollment Coalition “Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace” Toolkit This toolkit explains the health care law and how it helps people with mental and substance use disorders; outlines how to use the Health Insurance Marketplace; and provides a wealth of communications ideas and materials with a focus on getting the word out to […]