Dr. Kenny “Khensu” Carter • Registered NADA Trainer
Diplomate Integrative Psychiatry Consultant, Population-Based Whole Health Care
Participation: On-site and In-person only. Students must attend all three days in full (24 hrs) and complete the homework (6-10 hrs). Follow up of certification hours (40 hrs) as described below. Maximum 20 students.
FEE $130 includes:
Certificate of Training Completion: Competency based. Includes requirement for 30 hours didactic and completion of at least 40 supervised individual client intervention hours. Includes trainee demonstration of ability to complete four client/NADA protocol interventions per hour. Includes trainee demonstration of ability to engage clients in a culturally competent and sensitive manner throughout the training process.
Awarding Certificate: Certificate of training completion is awarded only after trainee submits documentation of completion of at least 40 patient hours to merit NADA Certificate of Training Completion. This requirement is usually satisfied in totality in the weeks to months following the intensive training weekend.
Practice Guidelines & Restrictions: Trainees are responsible for identifying all local laws governing their scope of practice. Check your State and Provincial Laws for more info.
Course Location: NCMC, 2 Park Place, 2nd Floor, Newark NJ 07102 (Size of attendance may effect the location. There is no elevator access.)
Covid Restrictions: Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID test result (within 3 days of course) required. Mask and shield required; clear shield will be provided. Registrants will be updated on any changes to our Covid protocol.
Registration: Limited seating so register soon. Registration and payment must be made by March 15th, 2022.
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NADA involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes allowing the treatment to take effect.
NADA ear acupuncture is an adjunct therapy which is clinically effective, cost-efficient, drug-free and compatible cross-culturally. It can easily be established within behavioral health, addictions or disaster relief settings or in any location that a group of people can sit together.
The combined application of acupuncture with counseling, education, medical support and self-help groups such as AA and NA enhances opportunities for success.
• Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine
• Minimized withdrawal symptoms
• Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation
• Relief from stress and emotional trauma
• An easier connection with counseling
• A discovery of inner quiet and strength.
• Trauma & crisis
• Mental health & wellness
• Substance use disorders & addiction
• Behavioral health & wellness.
• Addictions & harm reduction counselors
• Mental health therapists & social workers
• Correctional officers & drug court personnel
• Disaster relief teams & trauma support center staff
• First responders & EMTs
• Medical doctors, health promoters & nurses.
Any caregiver can easily learn and implement the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) protocol using 5-point ear stimulation and the Lincoln Legacy Tea. Successful trainees will receive the nationally/internationally recognized NADA Certificate of Training Completion.
The NADA Protocol can be easily used in any location where a group of people can sit together. It is most commonly used for behavioral health & wellness, addictions, disaster & emotional trauma. It is a technique that is versatile, effective and economical.
Completion of this 3-Day NADA in-person training (24 hrs), coupled with some homework (6 to 10 hrs) and completion of requisite protocol/client applications (40 hours) is sufficient to prepare most trainees to receive the competency-based NADA Certificate of Training Completion as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS).
Again, trainees are responsible for identifying all local laws governing their scope of practice. Check your State and Provincial Laws for more info.
Dr. Kenny “Khensu” Carter MD, MPH, NCCAOM
Diplomate Integrative Psychiatry Consultant, Registered NADA Trainer, Medical Acupuncture, Founder Medicine Wheel Healing Arts, Researcher, Author, Population-Based Whole Health Care, and Primary Care-Mental Health Integration.
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association trains people in the NADA protocol, an ear acupressure and acupuncture intervention for trauma, substance misuse, abuse, dependence and related behavioral and mental health conditions. Together they promote and advocate for access to holistic health as a right of all communities. They envision a world where healthcare is people-centered, holistic, and accessible to the most vulnerable and underserved in our communities. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information go to: https://acudetox.com/.
Newark Center for Meditative Culture
Newark Center for Meditative Culture (NCMC) is an urban meditation community serving within the context of the socially engaged, multi-cultural, and diverse population of the Greater Newark Area and beyond. NCMC is an inclusive community of practice, study, healing, and social engagement that provides a refuge for all people who seek meditation, spiritual development, and a purposeful, conscientious lifestyle. Newark Center for Meditative Culture is a New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information go to: http://newarkmeditation.org/.
Ear Acupuncture for Substance Abuse and Stress Reduction
— CN2 News “Focus on Healing” Featuring Keystone Substance Abuse Services. 3 minute view: https://youtu.be/66wzODcSGr0.
— Carter KO, Olshan-Perlmutter M. NADA Protocol: Integrative Acupuncture in Addictions. Journal of Addictions Nursing, October/December 2014, volume 25, #4, 182-187.
— Carter K, Olshan-Perlmutter M. Impulsivity and Stillness: NADA, Pharmaceuticals, and Psychotherapy in Substance Use and other DSM 5 Disorders. Behavioral Sciences, 2015, 5, 537-546.
— Olshan-Perlmutter M, Carter K, Marx J. Auricular Acupressure Reduces Anxiety and Burnout in Behavioral Healthcare. Journal of Applied Nursing Research: Special Issue on Nursing Wellness. 2019 Oct;49:57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.05.011.
— Carter K, Olshan-Perlmutter M, Marx J, Martini J, Cairns S. NADA Ear Acupuncture: An Adjunctive Treatment to Improve and Maintain Positive Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment. Behavioral Sciences, 2017, 7(2), 1-13; doi: 10.3390/bs7020037.
Ear Acupuncture for COVID Stress Management
— Olshan-Perlmutter M, Carter K. NADA Ear Acupressure for COVID-19 Stress Management. Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Disorders. 2021; 5(2):11-17.
Ear Acupuncture for Disaster and Trauma
— Unimagined Bridges: Ear Acupuncture Treatment for Disaster and Trauma 4 minute view: https://youtu.be/7C7NzqB7p3s.
Ear Acupuncture as Restorative Justice
— The John Marshall Law School Restorative Justice Project. 22 minute view: https://youtu.be/4KV7uLJetR8.
— Holley S.E. How Acupuncture became a Radical Remedy in the Bronx. Atlas Obscura. Nov. 9, 2021.
— Carter K. What NADA means to me: Vindication, Solace & Neuroscience in the Work of Restorative Justice. UIC John Marshall Law School Restorative Justice Project: Readings in Restorative Justice. July 2021;275-290. ISBN:978-1-60042-538-7.