With Ryan Bemis, DOM
With guest speakers JP Dedam, MD Megan Yarberry, Lac Claudia Voyles, Lac Will Hall MPC
What is NADA and acudetox? And what is acupuncture? How do these fit into community recovery, into promoting wellness and preventing illness and reducing harm in the world? This is an intro course for program administrators, students, and health providers. And this is also a class for the general public, really anyone interested in learning more about the use of acupuncture for public health, for recovery, and as an agent of social, inter and intrapersonal change.
We’ll be covering research on acupuncture for addictions, a People’s History of Acupuncture in the US, and taking a look at what is the role of NADA ear acupuncture in community health, which guest teachers sharing their experience in psych and addictions and refugee care from around the world. We’ll explore how acupuncture functions as a modality of nonviolent resistance, a medium for social change, and how you can help facilitate solidarity through tiny needles.
- Learn about how NADA ear acupuncture functions as a group-based behavioral health intervention
- A People’s History of Acupuncture, and the evolution of the group / community model.
- Intro to the role of cultural competency within acupuncture and community healthcare
- Case studies of how acupuncture and NADA fit in and how they don’t fit into different cultures, and starting points for how to take the first steps in introducing acupuncture into different contexts. You’ll learn some starting points in how to discern what is the next right step in changing hearts and minds when it comes to changing the status quo.
- Review of the various types of acupuncture models of care, both historically, in the present, and what it might look like in a Covid-19 world.
- The pros and cons and limitations of different models of care
- The different types of licensed providers that may play a role in making acupuncture accessibe for people in recovery, in harm reduction, in pain management, and in opiate overdose prevention
- Zooming in and zooming out: how acupuncture functions at a micro and at a macro level of change.An intimate look at the NADA Model for recovery developed at Lincoln Hospital, South Bronx, NY with first hand accounts of how acupuncture started by activists in response to the opiate epidemic in the 1970’s
- Research and outcomes on NADA ear acupuncture for community health
- Spirit of NADA, solidarity, nonviolence, and social justice in the field of public health acupuncture and community acupuncture.
- The function of acupuncture as a non-verbal agent of creating safe space for silence and mindfulness, as an adjunct and as an alternative to talk therapies
- A review of the barriers to healthcare, and how the NADA model functions as a way to respond to these barriers and can be an agent of liberation.
- You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how to become an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, to be certified or licensed at a local level, as well as the process of becoming a trainer.
- If you want to be working in the field of acupuncture within community healthcare, this is a primer and a first step, whether you will be working in admin, or as a clinician.
This webinar is Module 1 of our Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) training program, approved by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, offering qualified students the chance to complete a portion of the didactic parts of this 70-hour ADS training online.
Who this course is designed for:
- Acupuncturists and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists
- Doctors, Nurses, and community health workers
- Acupuncture educators
- Administrators in hospitals, community health and addictions programs
- Counselors, therapists and peer-support workers
This specific course is open for anyone to take. However, if you would like to receive credit for this course to use towards your 70-hour ADS training, you will need to do the following prior to signing up for this course:
- Review carefully the entire ADS training program that we offer
- Email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details on your professional background, your licenses as a health provider or counselor, and the location and setting you work in.