• 5th Southeast Conference TRAUMA Addiction and Intimacy Disorders

    June 13 - 15, 2018
    Atlanta, GA

    This conference has ended, please see our Distance Learning options for recorded sessions from this conference.

    Conference Host

    • Newport Banner 9.27.18

      Newport Academy

    Contributing Sponsors

    • RMH

      RiverMend Health

    • Treatment Center Full Banner

      Treatment Management

    Participating Sponsors

    • The Guest House Ocala
    • Crossroads Centre Antigua
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    Exhibitors

    • Alina Lodge
    • Twin Lakes
    • Foundationals Recovery
    • refuge
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    Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop—6 Hours
    A Multicultural Orientation in Clinical Practice: Current Issues
    Pamela H. Harmell, PhD

    Permanent Lecturer, Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Psychologist, Private Practice, Los Angeles CA. Past Chair, CA Psychological Association Ethics Committee, Former President, L.A. County Psychological Association.
    The provision of ethical and responsive treatment to clients of diverse cultural backgrounds is expected of all practicing health care providers. Cultural competence is mandated by professional ethics codes and will be the focus on attention in all topics addressed: (1) Child maltreatment and culture, (2) Assessment of child maltreatment with immigrant families, (3) Therapist self-disclosure related to a variety of populations, (4) A range of multiple relationships in various cultures (small to large community settings), and, (5) suicide assessment, prevention and treatment. Literature updates and current expert opinion will be included along with current research findings and practice knowledge that informs ethical and legal clinical work. Emphasis will be placed upon prevention of ethical violations.

    8:30–9:00 am
    Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

    9:00–11:00 am

    Multicultural orientation to child maltreatment; Treating clients fairly; Bias and stereotyping; Current statistics on abuse; Working with culturally diverse families; Respect and sensitivity; Multicultural orientation to child maltreatment (continued); Special problems related to immigrant families; Culture shock, isolation, keeping secrets, definitions; Suggestions for improving competence with interviewing immigrants; Assessing families for maltreatment; Special circumstances; Reasonable suspicion with diverse cultures; Lack of family cooperation; Structured decision making; Structured professional judgment model.

    11:15–12:15 pm
    Suicide Assessment, prevention and treatment Prevalence and statistics of suicide; Consideration of DSM-5 diagnoses; Risk factors and warning signs; Protective factors; At-risk populations and cultural competence; FOCUS: Teens and adolescents; Discussion of evidence-based techniques; Suicide and mental health issues; Risk and protective factors among diverse populations; Outline ethical and legal considerations; Discuss issues pertinent to suicide survivors.

    1:15–2:15 pm
    The supervisory relationship; Boundary issues; Difference between subpoenas and court orders; Handling subpoenas and court orders; Elements of civil suit of malpractice.

    2:30-4:30 pm
    Multiple relationships; Cultural considerations; Sexual contact with clients, students, supervisees, former clients; Nonsexual multiple relationships; Rural and small communities; Working with vicarious traumatization; Compassion fatigue; Using the DOVE method of self care; Therapist impairment and self-care; Handling burnout; Wrap up and questions.
    Level of Instruction: All Sessions are Intermediate/Advanced unless otherwise noted.
    8:00 am Conference Registration
        Continental Breakfast
        Sponsored by Newport Academy

        
    8:45–9:00 am Opening and Welcome                
             Gary Seidler, Dan Barmettler, US Journal Training, Inc.
             Jamison Monroe, Newport Academy
             Honorary Chair: Mark Gold, MD, Rivermend Heath


    9:00–10:00 am Your Brain on Drugs: Progress in the  Understanding and Treatment of Addiction
    Mark Gold, MD

    Mark Gold is a translational researcher, author and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food. He has published over 1000 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and practice guidelines, including citation classics in cocaine neurobiology, opioid addiction neurobiology and treatment, food and process addictions. Dr. Gold has been called a groundbreaking researcher, father of medication assisted recovery, the first to translate rat experiments into theory and treatments for human addicts. He is currently Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards. Dr. Gold was a Professor, Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Alumni Professor, Emeritus Eminent Scholar, and Chairman during his 25 years at the University of Florida. He is currently Adjunct professor at Washington University.
    Dr. Gold will review his career in addiction research from 1972- present.

    10:00-10:30 am Refreshment Break
               Refreshment breaks will be held each AM and PM in the Exhibit area.


    10:30–11:30 am    MAT and the Opiate Crisis in America
    Andrea G. Barthwell, MD, DFASAM

    Corporate Medical Director for Treatment Management Behavioral Health and the Founder and Director at Two Dreams Outer Banks, a comprehensive wellness center for the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse disorders.  She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, DC based global health care and policy consulting firm EMGlobal LLC. Dr. Barthwell served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP, 2002-2004). She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan. Following post-graduate training she began her practice in the Chicago area. Dr. Barthwell served as Past President of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
    The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic that leaves no community untouched and has driven even the most conservative of individuals to suggest extreme and radical responses just so individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) do not die. The most important decision a clinician can make is to decide which of three (3) simple solutions can be applied at the assessment or discovery phase of initiation of treatment for each patient who presents for care whether in a law enforcement setting following an arrest, at a hospital emergency room following an overdose, or as a result of chronic opioid therapy in a patient with pain. Unfortunately, there are solutions that are not immediately available to those who could benefit from them. As this epidemic deepens, it is important for clinicians to examine their biases for and against Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and how those biases may act to interfere with referral to and advocacy for the most appropriate treatment for some.

    11:30–12:30 pm    ADHD NATION: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
    Alan Schwarz (with Mark Gold, MD)

    Alan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated national correspondent for The New York Times whose acclaimed investigative series of 100 articles exposed the seriousness of concussions in sports, led to safety reforms nationwide, and was ultimately described as “the greatest feat in sports journalism history.” His work was profiled in The New Yorker and several documentary films, and was one of three finalists for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
    ADHD NATION is a groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most mishandled and controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society. Schwarz takes readers behind the scenes to show the roots and rise of this cultural and medical phenomenon. While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be successfully medicated, Schwarz sounds a long-overdue alarm and urges America to address this growing national problem.

    2:00–3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops

    Healing Trauma–The Pathway to Authenticity and  Authentic Connections
    Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

    Barbara Nosal has worked in the mental health and addiction treatment field with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. She has held managerial and clinical positions in a variety of treatment settings, including a private practice in Newport Beach. She holds a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and dual master’s degrees in human services and counseling psychology, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Dr. Nosal is the founding Clinical Director, and currently Chief Clinical Officer of Newport Academy, where she oversees the treatment of adolescents, ages 12-20, and their families in their residential and outpatient programs.
    Trauma from the past interferes with intimacy in the present. Exploring past traumas provides insight into the barriers, which prevent authenticity and the ability to be authentic with others. This presentation provides an overview to the different types of trauma, their effects, symptomology and treatment modalities, as well as proactive and risk factors and the positive effects trauma can have in a person’s life. Family systems theory provides the context for life-long relational and emotional patterns that drive behavior and prevent intimacy. Healing trauma in the present creates the freedom to be vulnerable and authentic in intimate relationships.

    Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care
    Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

    A master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Basic Training and Advanced Topics Courses with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Stephen is Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers where he developed and instituted the MET(T)A Method and Protocol, a design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016) and more recently, together with Dr Jamie Marich, EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and other centers nationally and internationally.
    2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching.  The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care.

    Medically-Assisted Treatments for non- MDs: What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients Navigate Recovery Program Options
    Stacy Seikel, MD

    Stacy Seikel, MD is the Medical Director with RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia and Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Recovery Programs for RiverMend Health. A nationally recognized addiction expert, Dr. Seikel is known as a patient advocate and as a professional mentor and leader in the field of addiction treatment. She is Board Certified in both Addiction Medicine and in Anesthesiology. Dr. Seikel has worked on state and national levels to improve care for men and women with substance use disorders, and has developed programs to keep families intact while a parent achieves recovery and sobriety. In 2012, she was honored with the Dole-Nyswander Award for patient advocacy from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, after being nominated by the state of Florida.  
    This workshop will teach the non-physician professional how to help support their patients who are considering MAT or are currently on MAT. We will review current medications used in MAT and how they work. We will also discuss how medications are chosen and who are good candidates for each type of medication.

    Reclaiming the Body and Mind:  Treating Trauma, Body Shaming and Eating Disorders
    Dena Cabrera, PsyD

    Dena Cabrera, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist at the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, where she is serves as the executive clinical director.  Dr. Cabrera has spent her entire career passionate and committed to efficacy and quality of treatment of patients with eating disorders.  Dr. Cabrera is a well-known specialist, speaker and author in the field.  Dr. Cabrera is the author of The Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy.
    Exposure to trauma during childhood is a risk factor for eating disorders in teenage years and adulthood. The prevalence and relationship between eating disorders and trauma are significant and needs to be understood and treated concurrently.  This workshop will focus on the role of childhood adversity, especially sexual, emotional, and physical abuse as a risk factor for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Understanding the mind, body, and soul connection in working with trauma and eating disorders will be discussed   An overview of effective treatments will be reviewed such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), DBT, EMDR and other experiential movement treatments.   

    4:00–5:30 pm    Concurrent Workshops

    Neuroscience for Non-Scientists: Clinicians as Advocates to Change the Trajectory of the Opioid Epidemic
    Andrea G. Barthwell, MD, DFASAM

    The U.S. is in the throes of an unrelenting opioid epidemic and the individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are meeting a tepid response from policy-makers and practitioners. We are witnessing overdose deaths from opioids, or opioids in combination at an unprecedented rate, The change in morbidity and mortality is occurring at a time when psychosocial and pharmacological therapies are being developed at an amazing pace and systems of care are responding with expansion and employing disruptive technologies to overcome barriers of remote access and an inadequate number of people in the workforce to respond to the growing need. Additionally, polices to limit the individuals who can employ medication therapy are changing, but not at a pace equal to the expansion of the epidemic. Dr Barthwell will recommend strategies to expand access that can be employed by clinicians who are trying to save lives and provide access to individualized care.  Her presentation will explore the critical role that practitioners have in helping an individual with OUD decide whether medication assisted treatment is necessary, or not.  Dr. Barthwell will delve into the basis of neuroadaptation to OUD, and more.

    Awakening Your Heart’s Wisdom—Working with the  Medicine Bag to Align Heart, Mind and Spirit
    Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP

    Holly brings 25 years’ experience in the addiction and mental health fields to the Integrative Life  Center. She received trainings over the years with several “masters” including Jay Haley, Chloe Madanes, Luigi Boscolo and William Glasser. Holly has managed a variety of programs and provided training on topics such as Motivational Interviewing, treating trauma, adolescent development and treating adolescent substance abuse, and addiction. Her leadership in the field has earned her numerous awards both in the U.S. and Germany. Holly continues to be a vital force in Integrative Life Center and developing cutting edge, effective programming combining the latest scientific/medical data with heart felt counseling. Director of Program Development at Integrative Life Center.
    Lee McCormick
    Lee McCormick is co-founder of Integrative Life Center, and founder of Spirit Recovery Inc., which produces Sacred Journeys, workshops and other personal growth experiences. Author of Spirit  Recovery Medicine Bag (with Mary Faulkner), he is executive director of Dreaming Heaven, a  documentary on spiritual awakening, and co-creator of Dreaming House in Teotihuacan, Mexico, a group retreat center.
    As caretakers we give generously to others even when our own energy supply is running low. But can we give away what we don’t have? This workshop introduces a way to align heart, mind and spirit using the Central American medicine bag. We will teach a simple heart-mind practice enabling participants to access their heart’s deeper knowing and aligning it with the knowing of the mind. Using the Central American practice of creating a medicine bag with one’s own medicine to take on the journey, participants will gain an understanding of the heart’s intelligence and wisdom we all carry within.

    The Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program(M-CAP)
    Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, APN, MS, RN, CADC

    Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program (M-CAP) at RiverMend Health Chicago and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Positive Sobriety Institute. Ms. Bettinardi-Angres leads a team of Board-Certified professionals who evaluate physicians, nurses, dentists and other highly accountable professionals for addictive diseases, disruptive, cognitive and mental or behavioral health disorders. A board-certified nurse practitioner, Ms. Bettinardi-Angres is an adjunct faculty member for the Rush University Department of Nursing. She is a frequent lecturer and dedicated mentor to nursing students.
    Dominic Angres, LPC, CADC
    Program Manager at Positive Sobriety Institute (PSI), Dominic has a Masters in Clinical Professional Psychology. He facilitates day-to-day treatment needs of the patients at PSI, including sober living and continuing care, and is also involved in outcome research and community outreach. Dominic started his career at Gateway Foundation as both a counselor and admissions coordinator. He has additional experience and expertise in neuromodulation including facilitating transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy with patients suffering from treatment resistant depression.
    An alternative to the traditional ‘Intervention’, the M-CAP program includes a team of multidisciplinary professionals. The pros and cons of interventions are included.

    8:00–8:45 am Maintaining Equilibrium in Our Ever Changing  Society: A Meditation (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    Sheri Laine, LAc, Diplomate of Ac

    Author of Living The Enerqi Connection, Sheri is a state and nationally certified acupuncturist/herbologist, who uses oriental teachings designed for the busy practitioner. Director of Eastern MedicalArts in San Diego area for almost 30 years. Sheri teaches about the benefits of integrative living and how to achieve a balanced lifestyle.
    This workshop will explore the powerful benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. We will discuss how to integrate healthful techniques for the busy practitioner, as well as for their clients/patients. We will review healthy nutritional eating, cultivation of Qi (i.e. Life Force), open expressive communication, and the benefits of exercise, sexuality and restful sleeping, and engage in a closing meditation.

    9:00–10:00 am Love, Sex and Attachment
    Helen Fisher, PhD

    An American biological anthropologist, Helen is a Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction and is today the most referenced scholar in the love research community. In 2005, she was hired by Match.com to develop personality-based matching systems.  She is a TED Talks all-star with five major speeches there.  Dr. Fisher has written six books, including Why We Love, The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love, Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love and her most recent Anatomy of Love (2nd ed.) 2016. She appeared in the 2014 documentary film about heartbreak entitled Sleepless in New York.
    Helen Fisher wields a sobering yet entertaining lens on human patterns of love.   She discusses three brain systems that evolved for mating and reproduction:  the sex drive; passionate romantic love; and feelings of deep attachment to a long-term partner. She then focuses on her brain scanning research (using fMRI) on romantic rejection and the trajectory of love addiction following rejection. She concludes with discussion of the brain circuits associated with long-term partnership happiness and the future of relationships in the digital age—what she calls “slow love.

    10:30–11:30 am Self-Transcendence and Addiction Recovery
    Daniel Angres, MD

    Dan Angres is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services. Dr. Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. He has lectured at major academic medical centers and he has been work published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored two ground-breaking books, Healing the Healer and Positive Sobriety.
    This presentation will define self, self-transcendence (ST), and addiction as well as describe contributions to this area by three prominent clinicians: Maslow, Cloninger and Hayes. This presentation will also compare and contrast mindfulness and ST and  give examples of clinical approaches that facilitate ST including Alcoholics Anonymous. Finally, there will be examples of research areas for ST approaches in addiction recovery.

    11:30–12:30 pm Post-traumatic Growth: Strategies in Dealing with Disenfranchised and Complicated Grief
    Rokelle Lerner

    A pioneer in the development cutting edge treatment for children and adult children of alcoholics and a renowned author and lecturer in the field of addiction and relationship issues. She has trained counselors, psychologists, teachers and social workers throughout the world in healing the family from the ravages of addiction. Rokelle is the Senior Clinical Advisor for Crossroads Recovery Center in Antigua. She has received numerous awards for her work including the National Association for Children of Alcoholic’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Esquire magazine’s “Top 100 Women in the US Who are Changing the Nation. She is author of Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics, Affirmations for the Inner Child, and The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection.
    Hope, to be real, includes a future story. Yet, for many addicts their future story has been interrupted as a result of the consequences of their use. Lost dreams and the building and creating of new dreams are an integral part of recovery. Hidden pain is not all that we are treating when we deal with grief. Post-traumatic growth includes investigating the hidden positive feelings, such as hope, pleasure, strength or forgiveness that, for many reasons, our patients are not comfortable “holding” or trusting. This lecture will focus on techniques that will help guide the patient through complicated and disenfranchised grief and will offer strategies that will promote resilience.
     
    2:00–3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops

    Why Him? Why Her?:  Who You Choose to Love and the  Biology of Partnership Conflict and Love Addictions
    Helen Fisher, PhD

    Why Him? Why Her? Helen Fisher provides a new way to understand relationships, whether you’re searching for one or eager to strengthen the one you have.  She discusses four broad basic styles of thinking and behaving associated with four primary brain systems—the dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen systems—to show why we are predisposed to love one person rather than another, as well as the biological origins of partnership happiness and conflict. And she hypothesizes that individuals who primarily express the constellation of traits linked with each of these brain systems may be predisposed to different forms of love addiction—including romance junkies, attachment junkies and those predisposed to violence or depression.

    The Integrative Medicine Approach to Eating Disorders: Shedding New Light on Depression and Anxiety
    Carolyn Coker Ross, MD

    An internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, obesity and addictions, Carolyn is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. She is the former head of the eating disorder program at internationally renowned Sierra Tucson.  Dr. Ross is a consultant for treatment centers around the US who want to include her unique integrative medicine approach to help clients recovering from eating disorders and addictions.  She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.  Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for obesity and binge eating disorder. She currently has private practices in Denver and San Diego specializing in Integrative Medicine for treating eating disorders, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders and obesity.
    This workshop offers a combination of experiential exercises and lecture to teach the philosophy of an integrative approach to treating eating disorders. Integrative medicine is an important tool in addressing the brain chemistry and nutritional deficits associated with eating disorders.   The workshop will present evidence regarding current research on eating disorders as well as teaching specific skills for clinicians to address a whole person approach to treating these prevalent disorders including: approach to dietary strategies, addressing co-morbid disorders, motivating clients to exercise and the use of body-centered therapies and dietary supplements to enhance treatment efficacy.

    EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care
    Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

    This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way  of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

    4:00–5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops

    Spirituality and Recovery
    Steven J. Jaffe, MD

    Steven Jaffe, M.D., is a pioneer in the development of treatment programs for substance abusing adolescents and young adults. He did his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a pediatric internship at UCLA and a psychiatric residency at the Mass. Mental Health Center where he was a teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School. A child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship was completed at Emory University. Dr. Jaffe has been Visiting Addiction Professor at the University of Hawaii and has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
    Although spirituality is considered an important part of 12 Step substance abuse treatment, there has been little research on its role in the recovery of Teenagers and Young Adults. In this presentation, we will discuss strategies to help patients struggling with Addiction to develop their own spiritual identity. Case examples derived from numerous interviews from young people in enthusiastic recovery will be presented.

     

     Blending Methods: Integrative Approaches in Working with Addictions
    Carolyn Coker Ross, MD and Sheri Laine, LAC

    This interactive workshop is designed as a conversation between a Wholistic Minded MD and an Oriental Medical Practitioner. Both presenters will share case studies, clinical tools and pearls of wisdom from years of experience in working with patients.

    “But I Want to Lose Weight!” Treating Binge Eating Disorder in a Diet-Focused World
    Dena Cabrera, PsyD

    Binge Eating Disorder was officially recognized as a formal diagnosis in 2013.  However, much is misunderstood about the disorder as well as effective approaches to treatment.  Many patients enter treatment because their binge behaviors are out of control and they want to lose weight.  If weight loss doesn’t occur, they become frustrated and drop out of treatment.  This workshop will address the weight cycling issues, common co-morbid disorders, and cultural weight stigma that perpetuates the internalized body dissatisfaction.  This will be an engaging workshop discussing sensitive issues with patients with binge eating disorder and how to engage them in treatment.

    7:00–9:00 pm    Thursday Evening Session

    The Trauma Heart: Stories of Survival and Hope
    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP

    Judy Crane has 3 decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003 she created The Refuge-A Healing Place. In 2008 Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering Trauma Retreats and a nationally renowned certification training. Most recently, Judy has created a luxury treatment center, The Guest House in Ocala, FL that focuses on healing trauma and treating addiction simultaneously. Author of The Trauma Heart: Stories of Survival, Hope and Healing.
    What do the stories of our clients tell you about them, their families and perhaps about you? This presentation offers the stories and the work of past clients, their families, their therapists and the therapeutic processes that provide a road to healing. It provides therapeutic modalities that may be useful in your own practice.

    8:00–8:45 am   Meditation: 4th Pillar of Health  
    (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    Sheri Laine, LAC, Dipl AC

    Within traditional oriental medicine, there are four essential avenues of treatment that offer a particular approach to bring one’s body to a healthy state of equilibrium. These are known as the 4 pillars of health. This meditation will explore the Qi Gong pillar/Qi vitalization pillar, the modern term for a host of traditional exercises focused on the breath. With a calm spirit and heart, health will persevere.

    9:00–10:00 am     Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy  Integration
    John Arden, PhD, ABPP

    Author of 14 books including, Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults, Dr Arden’s upcoming book is entitled Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy.  He recently retired from Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Northern California Regional Director of Training where he developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversaw more than 150 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 24 medical centers. Dr. Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy which he has presented in all US States and 25 countries.
    This presentation synthesizes the already substantial literature on psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics, combining it with the neuroscience of emotional, interpersonal, cognitive, dynamics, with psychotherapeutic approaches to offer an integrated vision of psychotherapy.  The integrative model promotes a sea change in how we conceptualize mental health problems and their solutions.  We can now understand how the immune system, diet, brain structure, and even gut bacteria effect mental health.  Psychotherapists in the 21st Century will by necessity become more like healthcare workers to address and resolve adverse mind-body-brain interactions.

    10:30–11:30 am       Family Therapy Updated for the Digital Age:  Understanding the Role of Social Media and  Digital Technology in the Lives of Our Clients
    Robert Weiss LCSW, CSATS

    A digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—most notably sex, porn, and love addiction - Rob is an internationally acknowledged clinician who frequently serves as a subject expert on human sexuality for multiple media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. He is the author of Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating, Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction, Sex Addiction 101: The Workbook, and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Psych Central. Rob has created and overseen more than a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities. Currently, he is CEO of Seeking Integrity, LLC, being developed as an online resource for recovery from infidelity and sexual addiction.
    While much fear and hype has been created in the past decade by well-meaning clinicians and the media, the actual role and effect of digital media on American family life has yet to be fully understood and researched. So, what can a useful, caring counselor or therapist offer today to families struggling with issues such as digital boundaries, cyberbullying and tech stressors, as well as problems like online gaming, gambling and sexuality? This timely, engaging talk, by a clinical thought leader and author of several books related to our evolving digital world and its’ effect on the therapy space, gives attendees a chance to revisit, reshape and challenge their beliefs about how digital technology is affecting family life, relationships, school and the workplace. Blending current research with historical references, this talk will provide clarity in an area where we clinicians
    sometimes feel under-informed or even downright confused.

    11:30–12:30 pm    Nation Taken Hostage
    Heather Hayes, MEd

    A licensed counselor, educational consultant and board-registered interventionist (BRI II), Heather is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA from Emory University and her MEd from Antioch University. Ms. Hayes has treated addictions and other disorders for over 29 years. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents/young adults, trauma, brain disorders and the full spectrum of addictive disorders. She is currently the president of the Network of Independent Interventionists. Ms. Hayes has presented nationally and internationally on the issues of addiction, co-occurring and psychiatric disorders, disordered eating, trauma, and adolescent and young adult issues. In addition, she is the psychological profiler for the Hostage Negotiation and SWAT team for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.
    Heather Hayes utilizes her thirty plus years of experience as a clinician, and sixteen years as a Hostage Negotiator and Psychological Profiler, to liken addiction to terrorism. By reviewing tactical protocol used in infamous hostage situations of the past; Hayes lays the framework that rhetorically encourages viewing addiction as a terrorist, and emphasizes the hard-hitting philosophy of “zero acceptable losses.” By providing solution based strategies, we turn our efforts from an ineffective offense, to a strategic, grass roots defense. With these methods, we can RESIST, and begin taking back our communities, one family system and human being at a time.

    1:45–3:15 pm    Concurrent Workshops

    Epigenetics and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    John Arden, PhD, ABPP

    This workshop discusses the wide-ranging health and mental health ramifications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) studies. The ACE studies highlight the interaction between early adversity and epigenetic affects expressed later in life that significantly impact mental health.  The rapidly evolving field of epigenetics reveals how the gene-environment interaction brings about the expression or suppression of the genes. Maternal neglect and growing up in poverty have been shown to suppress genes regulating the cortisol receptors on the hippocampus, making it more difficult to turn off the HPA axis later in life.  In the extreme, low cortisol receptors are associated with suicide.

    Adolescent and Young Adult Continuum of Care: Increasing Engagement and Decreasing Trauma
    Heather Hayes, Med

    The young adult population can be difficult, challenging, and rewarding to intervene on. Developmental issues, drug impact upon an undeveloped brain, and lack of impulse control potentially escalating to violence must be considered and evaluated. As Interventionists and behavioral health experts, we have learned just as much from our missteps than we have from our successes; the entire evolutionary process has shaped a new set of guidelines for safely and effectively engaging adolescents, their families/support systems, the treatment they seek and the long-term strategy for keeping everyone anchored to the most beneficial path. Without effective communication, awareness of emerging trends, and healthy engagement by everyone involved, the long-term continuum of care suffers. Our workshop will address the best ways we’ve learned to secure optimal, long-term outcome.

    Sex Addiction 101:  The Basics
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSATS

    In the real world, tens of thousands of men and women daily voluntarily choose to attend sexual addiction 12 step programs and related therapies. Yet in the clinical world, the DSM 5 does not acknowledge the issue (Hypersexual Disorder), while many consider it a joke, a form of social control or simply “an excuse” for bad behavior. This talk is designed to offer realistic, useful insight into the problem of compulsive/addictive porn use, infidelities and other sexual acting out (on and offline). The talk will provide insight into the process addictions, their treatment and the empathic insight required to view this problem for what it is—the adult expression of early complex trauma and attachment loss.

    3:30–5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops

    Psychoneuroimmunology: The Intersection of Health and Mental Health
    John Arden, PhD, ABPP

    This workshop illustrates how the interface between the immune system, mind, and the brain affects mental health.   For example, high levels of inflammation are strongly associated with a broad range of health and mental health problems, including devastating effects on mood, cognition, and the desire to engage other people.  Inflammation can result from adversity and one of several dimensions of the interface between mind, brain, and body.  In fact, long-term inflammation is strongly associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive deficits, including dementia.

    Out of the Doghouse: Healing Relationships Affected by Digital Infidelity
    Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

    What defines cheating today in our age of webcams, online porn and “adult friend finder apps”? “Sadly, those who repeatedly betray their deepest relationship commitments (online and in-person) are often both intimacy- and empathy-challenged, lacking the mature concrete insight and the related skills needed to help revitalize a wounded relationship. These tools are especially important, “after the affair” when anger and emotional instability tend to rule the roost. This talk provides a reset for professionals working with those acting out their needs and desires in a digital world, while offering new views toward addressing sexual and romantic acting out- via social media and the web. With new clarity regarding what defines ‘cheating’ today, we can help couples find the empathy, honesty and lasting behavior change required to grow relationship intimacy. This discussion will offer an overview of the problem along with specific empathy, and relationship rebuilding skills.

    Hidden Intervention Pitfalls: A Blueprint for Intervening  in the Presence of Undisclosed, Advanced Psychiatric and  Co-occurring Conditions; Increasing Engagement and  Decreasing Trauma
    Heather Hayes, MEd

    High-level negotiator, mental health expert and intervention leader Heather Hayes has developed a blueprint for safely and securely intervening on individuals when previously undisclosed, advanced psychiatric conditions manifest. Whether it is Dementia, Anorexia Nervosa, Delusional Disorder, Paranoid Schizophrenia, or any psychiatric disorder, traditional intervention protocols do not apply and if improper intervention techniques are applied, the outcome can be devastating for all those involved. Heather will be sharing her highly sought after process and protocol for safely and effectively intervening on patients struggling with psychiatric issues, improving assessment protocol, and securing optimal outcomes for interventionists, families, and the facilities that treat them.

    Participants will be able to:
    1. To identify effective treatment approaches for successfully treating trauma, addictive disorders, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, as well as other psychological and behavioral issues.
    2. To be able to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to diminish/correct their negative impact on the client’s interpersonal and family relationships.
    3. To identify the key implications of neuroscience research as it applies to addictive disorders, trauma, process addictions, the resistant client and other issues in recovery.
    4. To identify several key advances in the mental health and addiction fields resulting from research and practice innovations.
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    PROGRAM FOCUS:
     
    • TRAUMA—Body and Brain
    • Neuroscience of Addiction
    • MAT and the Opiate Crisis
    • Co-Occurring Disorders
    • Love, Sex and Attachment
    • Sex Addiction 101
    • Post-Traumatic Growth
    • Transcendence and Addiction Recovery
    • EMDR and Mindfulness 
    • Family Therapy in the Digital Age
    • Integrative Medicine 
    • Heart Reconnection Therapy
    • Epigenetics and Adverse Childhood Experiences



    Who Should Attend?
    The training will be valuable for those working in the areas of:
    • Mental Health
    • Addictions Counseling
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Psychology
    • School Counseling
    • Registered Nursing
    • Courts and Corrections
    • Prevention
    • EmployeeAssistance
    • PastoralCounseling
    • And Others Fields

     
    Limited Number of Exhibit Spaces Available


     
    For more information contact:

    Lorrie Keip Cositore
    1-800-851-9100 x9220
    lorriek@hcibooks.com

    Conference Site
    Enjoy the boutique style of this hotel in the heart of Buckhead, known for its upscale malls, independent art galleries, and Southern hospitality.

    Conveniently located in the beautiful park setting of Tower Place, this landmark complex features a one acre pedestrian park, restaurants, offices, retail and high rise residential towers. Take the complimentary shuttle to locations within 3 miles of the hotel. Walk a few blocks to find shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Atlanta’s premier malls. The hotel is located 1½ blocks from the Buckhead MARTA Station where you can board Atlanta’s rapid transit for a 10 minute ride to downtown Atlanta or a 30 minute ride to Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport.

    U.S. Journal Training has reserved a block of rooms for registrants until May 15 (but room block may sell out prior to that date). Room rates are $144 single/double (plus tax). Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. For reservations call 404 -231-1234 ext. 656 or 800-222-8733 and mention ”U.S.Journal Training” to receive our conference rate.For reservations Reserve Online at http://group.doubletree.com/atlantabuckheadusj

    Hotel valet parking is $23.00 (overnight guests) and $12.00 for discounted day valet parking.

     

    Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta-Buckhead
    3342 Peachtree Road
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 231-1234 or (800) 222-8733

    Transportation to the Hotel

    MARTA-( Atlanta’s Rapid Transit) is $2.50 (one way) from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to the Buckhead station which is 1½ blocks from the hotel.

    Taxis are also available.

    Faculty
    Daniel Angres, MD
    Dan Angres is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians’ health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services. Dr. Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert
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    Dominic Angres, LPC, CADC
    Program Manager at Positive Sobriety Institute (PSI), Dominic has a Masters in Clinical Professional Psychology. He facilitates day-to-day treatment needs of the patients at PSI, including sober living and continuing care, and is also involved in outcome research and community outreach. Dominic star
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    John Arden, PhD
    Author of 14 books including, Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults. He recently retired from Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Northern California Regional Director of Training where he developed one of the largest mental health training program
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    Andrea Barthwell, MD, DFASAM
    Andrea Grubb Barthwell, MD, DFASAM is an internationally renowned physician that has been a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine within the American Addiction Society of Medicine (ASAM) and a contributor to the field of alcoholism and addiction treatment. She is a past president of ASAM, was a
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    Kathy Bettinardi-Angres, APN, MS, RN, CADC
    Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program (M-CAP) at RiverMend Health Chicago and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Positive Sobriety Institute. Ms. Bettinardi-Angres leads a team of Board-Certified professionals who evaluate physicians, nurses, dentists a
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    Dena Cabrera, PsyD
    Dena Cabrera, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist at the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, where she is serves as the executive clinical director.  Dr. Cabrera has spent her entire career passionate and committed to efficacy and quality of treatm
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    Carolyn Coker Ross, MD
    An internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, obesity and addictions, Carolyn is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. She is the former head of the eating disorder program at i
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    Holly Cook, LPC
    Holly Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor, mental health service provider with more than 30 years of experience as a therapist, program administrator and international trainer. Holly has been described as a “life artist” who works with people, helping them find and create the life they want to
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    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP
    Her presentations and seminars on Trauma, Resilience, PTSD and sexual trauma resolution are widely known, and she has 3 decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003 she created The Refuge-A Healing Place.  In 2008 Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering
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    Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
    Dr. Dansiger is a rocker who got sober in the late 80’s and then became a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher. He became a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Basic Training and Advanced Topics Courses as Senior Faculty with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and helped
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    Helen Fisher, PhD
    An American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author, she is a professor at Rutgers University and has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over 30 years. She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction and is now the most referenced scholar in the l
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    Mark Gold, MD
    Mark Gold is a translational researcher, author and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food. He has published over 1000 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and practice guidelines, including citation classics in cocaine
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    Heather Hayes, MEd
    Heather Hayes is a licensed counselor, educational consultant and board-registered interventionist (BRI II). Heather is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA from Emory University and her MEd from Antioch University. Ms. Hayes has treated addictions and other disorde
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    Steven Jaffe, MD
    Steven Jaffe, M.D., is a pioneer in the development of treatment programs for substance abusing adolescents and young adults. He did his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a pediatric internship at UC
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    Sheri Laine, LAc, Diplomate AC
    Author, teacher and lecturer, Sheri is a California state and nationally certified acupuncturist/herbologist licensed in Oriental medicine. She has been the Director of Eastern Medical Arts in the San Diego area for over 25 years. Sheri writes a regular column for Counselor The Magazine for Addictio
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    Rokelle Lerner
    An international speaker and trainer on addiction, trauma and women’s issues. She is the Senior Clinical Advisor for Crossroads Centre Antigua. For the past eighteen years Rokelle has been the co-founder and clinical director of Spring Workshops in London, UK. She is also co-founder of Children Are
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    Lee McCormick
    Lee McCormick is co-founder of Integrative Life Center, and founder of Spirit Recovery Inc., which produces recovery conferences, Sacred Journeys, workshops and other personal growth experiences. Author of Spirit Recovery Medicine Journal and Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag (with Mary Faulkner). He is
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    Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LAADC
    Barbara Nosal has worked in the mental health and addiction treatment field with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. She has held managerial and clinical positions in a variety of treatment settings, including a private practice in Newport Beach. She holds a doctorate in Transpersonal
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    Alan Schwarz
    Alan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated national correspondent for The New York Times whose acclaimed investigative series of 100 articles exposed the seriousness of concussions in sports, led to safety reforms nationwide, and was ultimately described as “the greatest feat in sports journalism hi
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    Stacy Seikel, , MD
    Stacy Seikel, MD is the Medical Director with RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia and Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Recovery Programs for RiverMend Health. A nationally recognized addiction expert, Dr. Seikel is known as a patient advocate and as a professional mentor and leader in the field o
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    Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
    Robert Weiss PhD, MSW  is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—most notably sex, porn, and love addiction. ●Author; Sex Addiction 101, Out of The Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating, Prodependence: Moving Bey
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    Board Approvals

    PROFESSIONAL CREDITS:

    A maximum of 26 contact hours are available for this conference.

     

    6 HOURS Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop June 12

    20 HOURS Full Time Conference June 13–15

    (6 Hours for W, Th, F and 2 optional hours for Thursday Evening)

    American Psychological Association (APA)
    US Journal Training, Inc., is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists. US Journal Training, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

    Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
    US Journal Training, Inc., #1143 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. US Journal Training, Inc., maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 12/5/16-12/5/19. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 continuing education clock hours.

    California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    U.S. Journal Training is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists #56349 to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. U.S. Journal Training maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meet qualifications for up to 26 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
    California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN). Provider #10512.

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP-E1)
    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, Provider approved by CCAPP-E1. Provider number OS-86-057-0518 FOR 26CEHs

    Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF)
    Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF).

    Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida (No. 17A)

    EAP Association/EACC-Program
    EAP Association/EACC-Program Approved for 26 PDHs

    Florida Board of Nursing
    Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #50-2076

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
    State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for Mental Health Counselors, Clinical Social Workers and Marriage/Family Therapists. Provider #50-2076.

    National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
    National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Approved Education Provider Program #10069.

    National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), ACEP No. 5130
    U.S. Journal Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. US Journal Training Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Full-Time conference attendees who complete all required evaluation and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day in attendance.

    Note: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility of this training to meet your CEU requirement.

     
    ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by May 9, 2018. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.


    Full-Time Registration (June 13-15, 2018)
    up to 20 hours
    Tuition: $465.00 Register by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 for: $415.00
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    Daily Registration Wed., June 13, 2018
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 for: $150.00
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    Daily Registration Thur., June 14, 2018
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 for: $150.00
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    Daily Registration Fri., June 15, 2018
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 for: $150.00
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    Ethics Workshop, Tues., June 12, 2018
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $135.00 Register by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 for: $115.00
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    Early Registration Rate:

    Registrations received or processed by midnight (EST) May 9, 2018 will qualify for the early rate.

    Group Discount:

    Groups of TWO or MORE registrations, entered on one order, receive a 10% Discount per registration! This offer applies to conference registrations only and cannot be combined with other discounts/coupon offers.

    Cancellation/Refunds:

    All registration fees are refundable, less a $50.00 processing fee, when requests for cancellation are submitted in writing and postmarked by May 23. No refunds are available after May 23.

    Other ways to register:

    By Phone: 800-441-5569 or 954-360-0909. Please have your MC/Visa/AMEX number ready. (Business Hours are M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET) 


     

    By FAX: 954-360-0034. You must first print out our Registration Form.  To do this, click on the Brochure Tab and print out the Registration form. Please make sure to include MC/Visa, AMEX number, exp. date, security code and signature.


     

    By Mail: Registration by mail requires check, credit card information or agency purchase order accompanied by a completed registration form. To get the Registration Form, click on the Brochure Tab and print out the form. If paying by credit card, please make sure to include MC/Visa, AMEX number, exp. date, security code and signature. If paying by check, please make check payable to: U.S. Journal Training, Inc.

    Mail to:
    U .S. Journal Training/Atlanta
    3201 SW 15th St
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190

    When you provide a check for payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. For inquiries please call 954-360-0909.

    Your name and address will be added to our mailing list unless otherwise requested.

    ADA accommodation will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs no later than 5 weeks prior to the conference start date, USJT phone 800-851-9100. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.