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Hawai’i SUPD Training

Hawaiʻi SUPD works to provide training opportunities for substance use and other health and human services professionals by developing a curriculum addressing the determined workforce needs. The project prides itself on its values and principles that are incorporated in each training: sustainability, culturally and community informed, and innovation. 

Upcoming Trainings

Day 1: Tuesday | July 16, 2024 | 9:00AM – 4:30PM HST | In Person

Topic: Foundations of Effective Screening, Assessment, and Documentation Approaches for Treating Substance use Disorders

Location: UH Manoa Campus Center, Ballrooms, 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


Day 2: Wednesday | July 17, 2024 | 9:00AM – 4:30PM HST | In Person

Topic: American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria – Documentation and Other Procedures

Location: UH Manoa Campus Center, Ballrooms, 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


Day 3 AM: Thursday | July 18, 2024 | 9:00AM – 12:15PM HST | In Person

AM Topic: Approaches for Managing Mental Health Disorders in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings/Co-Occuring Disorders

Day 3 PM: Thursday | July 18, 2024 | 1:30PM – 4:45PM HST | In Person

PM Topic: DSM-5-TR Diagnosis of Substance Use of Psychiatric Disorders

Location: UH Manoa Campus Center, Rooms 307-310, 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Neurodivergence Mini Series Part 2: Strengths and Challenges | Zoom

Wednesday | July 17, 2024 | 11:00AM – 1:00 PMHST | Zoom

This activity is approved for up to 2.0 continuing education contact hour(s) by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (#ADAD-24-844) and by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawaiʻi Chapter (NASWHI-CEP-002) for up to 2.0 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s). 

The Evolution of the ASAM Criteria: What's New in the Fourth Edition | Zoom

Wednesday | July 24, 2024 | 10:30AM – 3:00PM HST | Zoom

This program is approved for up to 4.0 continuing education contact hour(s) by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (#ADAD-24-855).

My Story, My Journey, My Recovery: Experiential Exercises to Support the Healing Journey | In Person

Friday | July 26, 2024 | 9:00AM – 4:30 PMHST | In Person

Limited Capacity

This activity is approved for up to 6.0 continuing education contact hour(s) by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (#ADAD-24-851) and by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawaiʻi Chapter (NASWHI-CEP-002) for up to 6.0 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s). 

Neurodivergence Mini Series Part 3: Combating Systemic Ableism | Zoom

Wednesday | August 14, 2024 | 11:00AM – 1:00 PM HST | Zoom

This program is approved for up to 2.0 continuing education contact hour(s) by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (#ADAD-24-845) and by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawaiʻi Chapter (NASWHI-CEP-002) for up to 2.0 Social Work continuing education contact hour(s). 

Please take a minute to review applicable training policies.

Trainings From Our Partners

Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence: Prevention Ethics | Zoom

Hawai'i Behavioral Health Training Institute: Best Practices for Clinical Supervision | Zoom

Frontline Staff Survey

Hawaiʻi SUPD Trainers

Michael McGee, CSAC, LCSW

Mike is the Clinical Team Leader at HOPE Services Hawai’i. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health.

Jessica Torralva, PhD

Dr. Torralva is a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Hawaiʻi. She works at Parents And Children Together as the State MultiSystemic Therapy Expert.

Brent Oto, MHS, CPS

Brent is the 9th MSC U.S. Army Reserves, Suicide Prevention Program Manager located at Fort Shafter, Hawaiiʻ. He established the Joint Military Suicide Prevention Task Force in 2015.

MaryElizabeth Pacheco, LMHC, QMHP, CCS, CSAC, CPS

Mary is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Qualified Mental Health Professional of Hina Mauka Teen CARE Intensive In-Home program through the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division.

Elaine Hicks, MPS, MSW, CSAC, LCSW

Elaine has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who creates a safe space for clients in their healing journey at her private practice.

Dayna Schultz, PsyD, LSW, CSAC

Dr. Schultz is the Executive Director of Pouhana O Nā Wāhine, the first federally funded Native Hawaiian Resource Center on Domestic Violence that believes in the healing power of kakoū.

Zahava "Zee" Zaidoff, MRAS, CCS

Zee runs group therapy sessions for two treatment centers on the Big Island, facilitates national curriculums, and creates and delivers trainings to adults and adolescents on a myriad of topics.

Diane Logan, PhD, ABAP, CSAC, ICADC

Dr. Logan is a Board Certified Addiction Psychologist and provides clinical care to underserved patients throughout Hawaiʻi while also being an Opioid Response Network consultant.

Dawn Martin, LMHC, CSAC, CCS, CCJP, CSAPA

Dawn Martin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years in the field working with addictions & trauma with individuals and families. She also teaches at UH in the areas of addiction and family therapy.

Dolly M.I. Tatofi, MSW, LCSW

Dolly has worked in Behavioral Health for over 10+ years and is a founding member of Pouhana O Nā Wāhine, a non-profit organization focused on the building of the first Native Hawaiian Resource Center.

Training Framework

Michael C. DeMattos, MSW, PhD | Training Component Co-investigator

Ongoing training is central to professional growth and the Hawaiʻi SUPD team is committed to developing and distributing trainings that range from those that are foundational to the more advanced and the innovative. The Hawaiʻi SUPD framework differs from both this and other stage-based models in that it assesses the training content and not the training attendee. Additionally, the framework is nonhierarchical and is best understood as an integrated whole. Perhaps the best image to convey this idea is a house as opposed to the step ladder or pyramid of other frameworks. 

Hawaiʻi SUPD Training Calendar

Additional Training Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Is there a cost associated with Hawai'i SUPD trainings?

Any training with a cost associated will have the cost listed on the flyer and/or on the registration page.  If there is no cost listed, the training is free to attend!

My registration confirmation email didnʻt have a link to the Zoom. What do I do?

Some of our trainings have a capacity limit.  If the training is online, your registration submission is a request and will need to be confirmed by staff prior to your registration being completed.  You will receive a confirmation that your registration request was submitted that will not have a Zoom link.  Upon being approved, you will receive a second confirmation email that your registration is complete that will have the Zoom link.  If this does not apply to the training you registered for, contact us at hisupdtr@hawaii.edu.

How do I cancel my training registration?

If the training is on Zoom, you can find the cancelation link in the registration confirmation email that was sent to you.

If the training is in-person, or you are not sure, please email hisupdtr@hawaii.edu.

How do I get my continuing education (CE) certificate?

During the training you will be directed to the training evaluation.  After completing the evaluation, you will be automatically redirected to the attendance verification form.  Upon submission of the form your attendance verification letter will be emailed to the email address you entered within one week of the training.  Please keep this email as it serves as your certificate or verification for license or certification renewal.

I didnʻt receive my attendance verification letter, what do I do?

Please contact us at hisupdtr@hawaii.edu with the information below:

  • Name of training
  • Date and time of training
  • If you completed the evaluation and the attendance verification forms
  • Email or phone number you used to register and attend the training

Can’t find the answer to your question?                                                Email us at hisupdtr@hawaii.edu

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