• 9th Annual Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

    November 8 - 10, 2018
    Newport Beach, California

    Conference Host

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      Newport Academy

    Contributing Sponsors

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      The Meadows

    • American Addictions-670x120

      American Addiction Centers

    Participating Sponsors

    • New Found Life
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    • The Guest House Ocala
    • Eating Recovery Center
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    Exhibitors

    • Cliffside Malibu
    • hope by thte sea
    • True Recovery
    • Recovery Resources real
    • Health TrackRx
    • Seeking Integrity
    • Center for Discovery
    • Milestone Addiction Centers
    • Niznik Behavioral Health
    • Incredable Marketing
    • CAADE
    • Solara Mental Health
    • Montevista Hospital
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    • Foundationals Recovery
    • refuge
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    • Monde Nido NEW
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    Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop—6 Hours    

    Client Welfare, Therapist Responsibility,  Legal and Ethical 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.

    This workshop addresses therapist responsibility to ensure patient welfare in all aspects of practice.  Participants will learn to deal with ethical dilemmas related to (1) introduction to ethics and law, four elements holding therapists accountable for their professional work, (2) updates to elder and dependent adult abuse detecting, assessing, and reporting  (3) how law and ethics interact with confidentiality, privacy and privilege, (4) proper handling of the two types of subpoenas, the difference between subpoenas and court orders, (5) the interaction between the Opioid crisis, social media and suicide which counts as one hour of suicide CE. Literature updates, along with relevant Codes of Ethics and current expert opinion will be included in all areas of discussion. This program overviews the current research findings and knowledge that inform the practice of ethical and legal practice.

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

    9:00–11:00 am  Introduction to legal and ethical issues; Four elements holding therapists accountable for their professional work; Proof hurdles in legal decision making; The difference between confidentiality, privilege and privacy; Examples of real life ethical situations; Frequently asked questions; Landmark decision: The rule of least restrictive treatment O’Connor vs Donaldson (1975) Federal Supreme Court Ruling; Therapist self-disclosure; Three types of self-disclosure; Family/Collective model vs  Personal/Individual; Research findings and conclusions.

    11:15–12:15 pm Elder abuse; Dependent adult abuse; Reporting requirements; Assessment and detection.

    1:15–2:15 pm Subpoenas—Two types—Ad Testificandum, Deuces Tecum; Court orders; Handling each one; Multi-client situations in the court.

    2:30-4:30 pm Proper diagnosing using DSM-5; Working with insurance companies; Diagnostic discrimination and insurance fraud; “Insurance diagnosis”; Parity vs non-parity diagnoses; Opioids and social media; Research and statistics; Opioids and suicide; Interactions between social media, suicide and substance abuse.

    5:30–7:30 pm Early Conference Registration Exhibitors Set-Up

    6:00–7:00 pm Meet and Greet Reception
            
    8:00–9:00 pm Open 12-Step Fellowship Hosted by Hemet Valley

    Level of Instruction: All Sessions are Intermediate/Advanced unless otherwise noted.

    7:45 am    Conference Registration (Continued)

    8:00 am    Continental Breakfast

    9:00–9:15 am    Conference Opening
            Gary Seidler and Dan Barmettler, US Journal Training
            Jamison Monroe, Jr., Founder/CEO, Newport Academy

    9:15–10:45 am    AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence
    Dan Siegel, MD

    Dr. Siegel’s most recent work integrates the theories of Interpersonal Neurobiology with the theories of Mindfulness Practice and proposes that mindfulness practice is a highly developed process of both inter and intra personal attunement. His newest book is AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence. Siegel completed his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his post-graduate medical education at UCLA. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He is the author of several books on parenting and child development including the New York Times Bestseller Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.
    This lecture provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, participants will learn how to harness the power of the principle “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.” Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence will help you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.

    10:45–11:15 am    Refreshment Breaks AM & PM Breaks will be held each day in Exhibit Area

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    11:15-12:45 pm    The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
    Dan Siegel, MD   
        
    This presentation will explore the nature of the changes in the teenage brain and how they set the stage for changes in adolescent mental, physical, and interpersonal well-being. We will explore the increased risk-taking and statistically demonstrated heightened chances of harm during this period of life.  But these negative aspects of adolescence are only one side of the coin of this period of life. Seen from an inside view, adolescence is an essential part of our development and our evolution. This “inside out approach” to the second dozen years of life gives us an exciting new perspective on the essence of adolescence: Emotional intensity, social engagement, novelty-seeking, and creative explorations are not aspects of an “immature” stage of development but actually can be seen as a necessary set of characteristics that are essential for both the individual’s development and for the health and adaptation of our species. Further, these features of the teenage brain set the stage for changes that not only shape our life as adolescents, but can surprisingly be seen as essential to thriving in adulthood. How we approach adolescence as a period and adolescents as individuals can make all the difference in how these important years are navigated well.

    12:45–2:00 pm
    Lunch on Your Own

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    Luncheon Program 
       
    ‘Drugs Over Dinner’ at Lunch Onsite Registration Required: Limited to 50 people.  (Box lunch provided). This session not offered for CE credit.
    Jamison Monroe, Jr.

    As founder and CEO of Newport Academy, Jamison brings years of both professional and personal recovery experience. He has become a prominent voice in the field of adolescent mental health, and an active participant in the movement to reduce the stigma around mental health and substance abuse challenges. Jamison is a writer, spokesperson, kundalini yoga instructor, and meditation teacher.
    ‘Drugs Over Dinner’ is an interactive online platform that provides the tools to have a conversation about drugs and addiction over dinner, with anyone.  It’s time to have an open conversation about drugs and addiction. There is a critical need to reframe the conversation. ‘Drugs Over Dinner’ is an opportunity to push through the fear and embrace a compassionate perspective on this very important topic.

    2:00–3:30 pm
    ‘Dual Keynote Presentations’

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    Nutritional Needs and Challenges for Adolescents  and Young Adults
    Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN
          
    The lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, Kristin is a Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. She is a best-selling author and an award winning dietitian.  Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show and has contributed to several national newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Oprah, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” In 2017, Kristin published her first book, Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease. Kristin’s show “the New Rules of Food” is aired nationally on PBS.
    This presentation will focus on the most up-to-date research on trends and nutritional needs of adolescents and young adults. The following issues will be discussed: Current nutritional challenges of adolescents; Current nutritional challenges of young adults; Nutritional guidelines for both groups; Deficiencies and risk factors; Warning signs of malnutrition; Engaging young people in a discussion on good nutrition and How to implement in treatment programs.

    On the Front-Lines: The Critical Role of Counselors in Navigating  the Changing Landscape of Addiction
    David M. Marlon, MBA, MS

    CEO and co-founder of Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas, an accredited alcohol and drug treatment center and part of the American Addiction Centers’ family of treatment centers. ‘Dave’ has formed several non-profit organizations which combat substance abuse by providing education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the economic, physical, and social consequences of mental illness and substance abuse. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group, the Governor’s Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, and is the Community Partner for Roseman University’s Drug Abuse Survey Pilot Program.
    From the proposed American Health Care Act to a new focus on medication-assisted therapy, the landscape for treating those with addiction continues to evolve. An experienced addictionologist, ‘Dave’ Marlon provides a compelling perspective on the future of the industry, drawing from his own treatment experiences and his background in mental health counseling to educate and inform today’s counselors on how to navigate the changing landscape.

    4:00–5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
    Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionals: From Burnout to Resistance
    Matthew Goldenberg, D.O.

    Associate Medical Director of the Professionals Treatment Program and Lead Psychiatrist of the Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program, Dr. Goldenberg is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Goldenberg is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of professionals working in safety-sensitive positions, including physicians and other healthcare providers. He works with the clinical team at PTP to assist professionals from a wide range of industries, including healthcare providers, pilots, and lawyers, to successfully return to work in highly safety-sensitive positions.
    Psychiatrists, therapists, and addiction providers are on the front lines of helping those with a chronic relapsing disease of the brain that we call addiction. Our patients and clients often have co-occurring mental health conditions, trauma, family and legal problems and other difficult environmental stressors that they also need help overcoming. As a result, healthcare providers suffer from high rates of occupational burnout and suicide. Developing resiliency, emotional intelligence and a more balanced work/life relationship are career enhancers and there are many other individuals and occupational strategies that will be discussed that can improve the current state of healthcare provider health.

    Buddhist Psychology, Trauma Focused Care,  and Addiction Treatment
    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 set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers. At the center he developed and instituted the MET(T)A Protocol, a new design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice.  He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and other centers internationally. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. He is also the co-author (with Jamie Marich)  of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (Springer Publishing). His new book Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions, is due for release in November 2018 by Althea Press.
    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. 2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. Pierre Janet’s 3 Stage Model of Trauma Treatment provides the bridge from Buddhist psychology to proactive treatment of trauma and addiction today. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of Shapiro’s standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. (This workshop is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists).

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    How Relational Trauma Affects Spirituality   
    Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW

    A psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating trauma and its destructive effects on individuals and families, Heather has worked in the fields of teen treatment and prevention for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the Newport Academy team, Heather was the Director of Family Services at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in New York City, before leaving to focus solely on trainings for families around effective prevention and workshops for adolescents in treatment centers.
    This talk will define what relational trauma is and how it is formed in childhood. It will explore how it alters the way in which we interact with the world. The presentation will highlight how relational trauma affects our ability to experience divine connection with ourselves and with one another.  

    Food and Mood: The Role of Nutrition and Diet in Emotional Wellbeing
    Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN

    Issues that will be addressed include: The link between dietary deficiencies and depression; How specific foods (both healthy and unhealthy) respond to neurotransmitter activity; The role of caffeine; Emotional eating and sugar/carb cravings, The role of sleep and appetite and The role of exercise on mood.

    7:00–8:30 pm    Spotlight Presentation    
    High on Spirituality    
    Leo Booth, CAC

    Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity minister and an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem. Spiritual Advisor to New Found Life in Long Beach, CA, Rev Leo is the author of several publications, including Say Yes to Your Life, Say Yes to Your Spirit, Spirituality and Recovery, The Wisdom of Letting Go, and The Angel and The Frog.
    Reverend Leo states clearly in his book The Happy Heretic that a new approach needs to be taken in understanding the dynamic spiritual power within every human being.  Rev. Leo, in this presentation, will offer a new understanding of spirituality, a new understanding of grace, and a new understanding of prayer.

    7:45–8:45 am    Maintaining Equilibrium in the Here and Now
            (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 Medical Arts in San Diego area for almost 30 years, Sheri teaches about the benefits of integrative living and how to achieve a balanced lifestyle.
    This session 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.

    9:00–10:30 am  The Neuroscience and Practice of Compassion
    Joan Borysenko, PhD

    This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of  meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Harvard Medical School trained cancer cell biologist, a licensed psychologist, and bestselling author of 15 books including New York Times bestselling Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resistance in Times of Change, and The Plant Plus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life.     
    Compassion is the awareness of suffering of others, and the desire to alleviate it.  Compassion activates the reward circuits of the brain, inhibits the stress response, and increases psychological and physical wellbeing. Research in interpersonal neurobiology describes how the mind is both embodied in the brain and nervous system, while also embedded in relationships. The quality of relationship affects the release of informational molecules by the brain and gut. These signaling molecules turn genes on and off and predispose to health or disease; anxiety, depression or equanimity. Loving relationship to self and others is the crucible from which health and healing emerge. Fortunately, compassion can be cultivated with simple mental tools derived from meditation practice, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

    11:00–12:30 pm        ‘Dual Keynote Presentations’

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    Arrested Development and Teen Recovery: Facing  Adolescent Addiction to Drugs, Devices, and Dropping Out
    Stephanie Brown, PhD 
         
    An internationally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families, Stephanie is the founder and director of The Addictions Institute, an outpatient counseling and therapy program in Menlo Park, CA. Her landmark work is based on  research defining a developmental process of active addiction and recovery.  Stephanie is the widely-published author of eleven academic and popular books on addiction and recovery, including her acclaimed first  book, Treating the Alcoholic: A Developmental Model of Recovery. A licensed psychologist with more than 35 years of clinical experience, she was the founder and director of the Stanford Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and a Research Associate at the Mental Research Institute where she co-directed The Family Recovery Project.
    Many adolescents are sliding into a complex addiction to drugs, devices and dropping out as the age of technology has swept our nation and the world. We will look at this new crisis of arrested development, outline what needs to happen to stop this arrest and restart development at an individual, family and cultural level, and define what recovery means now. All treatment today must include a focus on the addictive nature of technology. We are headed for a shake-up in what treatment means for teens of all races, economic levels and gender.

    Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S

    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 and 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 several books, including the newly-released (Spetember 2018) Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency; Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating; and Sex Addiction 101.  Over the years, 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.
    The past 35 years have brought many new, useful and cutting edge treatments to the addiction space . . . when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s partners and loved ones, however, we have seen little new thought utilized to redefine their care since the concepts of codependency were first fleshed out over three decades ago. Prodependence—the first attachment based model for the treatment of addict’s partners and loved ones—moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction. Prodependence, as a model, is more invitational, less pathological and more personally affirming to those intimately involved with addicts (partner, wife, husband, child, parent), as Prodependence neither assumes nor assigns any pathology/label to anyone simply because they are loving an addict in the best way they can.

    2:00–3:30 pm 
         Concurrent Workshops
    The Cutting Edge of Mind-Body Medicine: From Immunology to Neuuroscience
    Joan Borysenko, PhD

    The most important determinant of physical health is mental health. In this research-based practical presentation, participants will learn how adverse childhood experiences set the stage for chronic illness and substance abuse later in life through epigenetic changes, neurochemistry, immune function, and brain wiring. Dr. Borysenko will examine how evidence-based psychological interventions can rewire neuro-hormonal circuitry and help restore both physical and mental balance. Some of the interventions covered include the modification of explanatory style, stress hardiness and resilience training, narrative medicine, meditation and mindfulness techniques, imagery, cognitive approaches, and the all-important gut-brain connection. Since the quality of the provider-client relationship is key to healing, there will be an implicit focus on how to optimize the therapeutic bond.

    Owning the Right to Exist: Healing for the Adopted Young Adult  
    Leanne Lemire, MSW, LCSW

    Executive Director of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in Massachusetts. Leanne has held the position of primary counselor both at The Meadows and at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center prior to becoming the Clinical Director of CBC and now Executive Director. Her specialty focus is with trauma resolution, addictive disorders, and complex psychiatric disorders among young adults.
    The attachment disruption that stems from adoption can lead to a deep sense of abandonment, rejection, loss, confusion, identity issues, and shame. Often experienced in early childhood without conscious awareness, recognition or vocabulary, by the time the adopted child becomes a young adult the effects are still felt on a very profound level coupled with present day emotional dysregulation and relational difficulties. Left untreated, this underlying trauma fuels addictions, mood disorders, risk-taking behaviors, self-sabotage, expectations of further abandonments and chronic suicidality. The young adult often maintains the shamed-based belief that he/she does not have the right to exist.  Leanne will discuss the various traumas experienced by the adopted young adult and what differentiates them from the non-adopted young adult.  She will also describe treatment interventions utilized to assist the client in recognizing the impact adoption has had on their development, challenging shame-based beliefs, and beginning to heal layers of delayed grief.

    Sex Addiction 101: Sex, Porn and Addiction in the Digital Age
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    In the real world, tens of thousands of men and women daily voluntarily choose to attend sex, porn and  relationship 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.

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    When Chaos Rules: Understanding Our Current Culture  of Speed/Technology/Social Media and Its Impact on  Children, Youth, and Families
    Karen Hamilton, LMFT, CATC /Stephanie Brown, PhD

    Karen is a Marin County Psychotherapist and a Certified Addictions Specialist. She has been working with teens and families for over 15 years. She has a private practice and writes and lectures on the topic of teens, technology and social media.
    Stephanie will describe four organizing factors that define our out of control culture of SPEED as an addiction. She will then outline the guidelines for societal recovery. Karen will next outline: A parent’s guide to teens, technology and social media” She will describe a program of ‘best practices’ in establishing and enforcing family internet and social media rules and use of devices.

    4:00–5:30 pm     Concurrent Workshops
    Reconnecting to the Heart’s Wisdom     
    Sonnee Weedn, PhD, CSAT, Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP, Lee McCormick, with Joan Borysenko, PhD

    Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health care, as well as wisdom keepers from many traditions, Dr. Weedn applies traditional wisdom to a dynamic format.
    Holly 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 live. In addition to her private practice in Nashville, TN, Holly is a co-founder of the Integrative Life Center which integrates spirit and science-based approaches to healing and creating community.
    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), and newly-released Heart Reconnection (with Mary Faulkner, Holly Cook and Will Taegel) 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.
    An integrative, multi-perspective, mindfulness-based and heart-centered approach to personalized wellness and recovery—designed to meet our needs as human beings today. While we cannot literally disconnect from our heart (it is always part of us) nor can we really break it, we can lose our awareness of its sacredness, its power to love, its willingness to forgive, and its ability to heal. Drawing upon knowledge from ancient ages to modern neuroscience, this interactive workshop focuses on the connection between the heart and the brain and how to reconnect to the heart’s wisdom to help ourselves and those we work with to answer the question “Who am I?”.

    Food, Mood, Anxiety, Stress
    Lara Effland, LCSW

    Executive Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center’s Washington location, Ms. Effland has worked in the field of eating disorders for 13 years in multiple levels of care throughout the country.  Ms. Effland specializes in co-occurring eating, mood, anxiety, and traumatic stress disorders, with a focus primarily on mindfulness and evidenced based behavioral interventions, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and mindfulness meditation and theory.
    An eating disorder is a life threatening illness, that coupled with a mood or anxiety disorder can cause a longer course of treatment and increase in risk and safety.  Approximately 80% of individuals with an eating disorder are diagnosed with another psychiatric disorder at some time in their life.   This talk will discuss the high co-occurrence of eating disorders and mood, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse disorders; review how mood and anxiety disorders can maintain or exacerbate an eating disorder, and outline effective and evidence based treatment for these co-occurring disorders.

    #metoo meet #imperfect men: Women Are Speaking Out—Are Men Listening?
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    With so many women bravely speaking out today about sexual violation and relationship abuse, today we pay the most attention to her, as we skewer and then eliminate the man who has been accused. But what about all the rest of the guys whose behavior has been less than stellar? Where is the room and the opportunity for all us #imperfectmen to talk about our confusion, our mistakes and our need to grow? Is the only response to a sexual accusation by a woman to ‘eliminate’ such men from view (by firing them for example)? This timely, highly topical talk will address the thinking behind men who push women into unwanted sexual acts (non-offending) and what it takes for such men to grow (emotionally and relationally).

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    Creativity and the Adolescent Brain:  An Experiential Workshop Using Creativity  to Foster Authentic Connections
    Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC  

    Kristin is the National Director of Clinical Outreach for Newport Academy and has been working in the treatment field since 1997, in a variety of mental health treatment settings, including inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. She is passionate about the integration of holistic care in the treatment milieu. Prior to joining Newport Academy, Kristin held various positions, including clinical supervisor, executive director, trainer, interventionist, clinical outreach representative, and marketing director.
    Kristin will explore new research on the adolescent brain, the development of the  prefrontal cortex and the importance of increasing creative expression during adolescence. We will look at the role school-based services can have on facilitating classroom cultures and relationships that promote creativity and thus support an adolescent’s “job” of finding their identity, establishing their beliefs and questioning authority.

     

    Creating an LGBTQi2 Affirming Organization
    Kristina Padilla, MA, LADC


    Kristina is a leader with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), where she serves as the Director of Education. She also is Director of Business Development for the organization traveling throughout California and the nation bringing addiction focused businesses together to promote the profession, increase access to services and improve the quality of AOD service provision through education, business development, and investment in quality programming. Ms. Padilla led California’s innovative criminal justice program serving as the Offender Mentor Certification Program Director for three years where she managed 12 in-prison programs for training counselors..  Ms. Padilla has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Kristina is also a Certified Gang Specialist of the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) and is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies (NALGAP).

    This Workshop provides an opportunity for Clinicians, Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, and Allies to assess where their organization are in consideration to incorporating LGBT issues into their work. Participants will identify the need for LGBT affirmative policies and procedures in an organization’s structure. The workshop will outline ways in which an organization can implement effective training programs toward engaging LGBT Clients and improving services delivered to them. Participants will understand the need for alliance-building and strategies for doing so effectively. This curriculum was developed from ATTC YMSM LGBT.


     
    7:00–8:30 pm    Spotlight Presentation    

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

    7:45–8:45 am Maintaining Equilibrium in the Here and Now
                (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    Sheri Laine, L.Ac, Diplomate of Ac
    We will discuss ways to create harmony through lifestyle, using Oriental living techniques that anyone can do in the here and now. We will experiment with Qi moving exercises, and explore deepening breath patterns that are fun and easy to do.

    9:00–10:00 am Spiritual Transcendence  and Transformation:Taking That Step Beyond
    Fred Hanna, PhD

    Professor in the Department of Counseling at Adler University, Chicago, IL and also serves as a Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University, Fred has held positions on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals and has published a wide range of professional articles. His research interests have focused on developing the Precursors Model of Change. He has also developed and published many innovative clinical techniques aimed at positive change for aggressive adolescents, addicted clients, suicidal clients, victims of personal and cultural oppression, and criminal personalities. Author of Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change.
    Now that mindfulness has taken the psychotherapy world by storm, perhaps it is time to go deeper, toward their true purpose of transformation and transcendence. In this presentation, mindfulness and meditation are redirected beyond stress reduction back to their true purpose 2500 years ago and more, by a presenter and published author that has been studying, practicing, compiling, and teaching powerful meditation techniques for well over 40 years. He will share little known, seldom taught, powerful tips for transcending in meditation. Sources are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Vijnanabhairava, and Chinese Chan practices. Many of these techniques were learned by the presenter while studying in Asia.

    10:30–11:30 am  Boiling Point: The High Cost of Unhealthy Anger to Individuals and Society
    Jane Middelton-Moz, MS

    An international trainer and consultant, Jane is the Director of the Middelton-Moz Institute. She has appeared on national radio and television and her own PBS Special. Jane has authored numerous books including, Shame and Guilt: Masters of Disguise; Children of Trauma; and Boiling Point. She is co-author of  Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom; and The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger. She is also co-author of the revised and expanded After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma.
    There are many indicators in our world today that life is out of balance. Stress related illnesses, addictions of all kinds, widespread use of anti-depressant medications, lateral violence within racial and ethnic groups and between women, road rage, cults, righteousness, domestic violence, rage, and perhaps most frightening, our children killing our children. In this presentation, participants will learn the impact of current and historical familial cultural and societal trauma, increased technological advancements, and resulting disconnection on the individuals and families they treat. The dynamics of lateral violence, multiple addictions, and the effects of societal desensitization, isolation, and operant conditioning will be presented.

    11:30–12:30 pm Mastering the Anxiety Game: Teaching Clients to Welcome Their Fears
    Reid Wilson, PhD

    Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, NC; author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety & Worry and Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks and co-author of Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions and Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. In 2014 Reid received the highest award in his field by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
    Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, there’s growing evidence that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to ramp up their fears while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to help clients shift their relationship with their fears and override the responses that perpetuate them.

    1:45–3:15 pm Concurrent Workshops  

    Adolescent Treatment Track
    Engaging Adolescents in Their Recovery
    Kelly Seiker, LMFT

    Program Director of Touchstones in Orange County, CA providing residential and outpatient services for adolescents, Kelly is certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute as a trainer for Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention. She is also certified with EAGALA to facilitate Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. More recently, Kelly has worked to incorporate music into treatment within multiple programs of Social Model Recovery Systems, helping to coordinate music instruction and live music rehearsals and performances with residential clients.
    This presentation focuses on important elements of residential therapy that have been stated to be beneficial in adolescent participation and retention. The presentation then discusses how these elements are addressed daily with the clients of Touchstones.

    Treatment of Worry and Generalized Anxiety
    Reid Wilson, PhD

    Those suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are worry-making machines who become anxious about topics that can concern any of us: money, work, family, our health. But for some clients, the noise of worry is like a boom box in their heads with no off-switch.  Participants will learn practical therapeutic strategies, based on the latest research, on how to help clients face the unneeded worries of GAD head-on and dispatch with them rather than trying to avoid them.

    Shame and Guilt:The Masters of Disguise
    Jane Middelton-Moz, MS

    The impact of growing up in a shaming environment affects an individual’s life. Debilitating shame, and resulting debilitating guilt, affects our ability to form loving relationships, to adequately honor and positively regard ourselves, and results in our blocking the spontaneous expressions of ourselves. Adults shamed as children frequently feel that “no matter what I do, it won’t make a difference”. This presentation will fully explore the dynamics of shame and guilt and attempts at mastery. Characteristics of adults shamed as children will be presented. Steps towards resolution will be presented.  

    From Resistance to Resilience: Motivating Difficult Clients to Change
    Fred Hanna, PhD

    Graduate schools do not typically teach courses that address how to help resistant, involuntary, and/or defiant clients to to change. You have heard of the defense mechanisms of course, but this presentation makes use of the “offense mechanisms” of change. It is based on the nationally recognized and empirically validated Precursors of Change and the book in which they were described.. Participants will learn revolutionary, paradoxical, easily applied techniques that have remarkable change potential, such as admiring negatives, the freedom challenge, redirecting goals, keys to eliciting disclosure, powerful reframes, addiction validation, and more.

    3:30–5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops

    Treating Anxiety Disorders in Teens

     Reid Wilson, PhD
    The anxiety disorders represent the #1 psychological problem for teens. This skill-building workshop will provide understanding and clinical insight into the dynamics of anxiety and its manifestations in youth. Most strategies used intuitively by parents and schools actually strengthen anxiety’s control; in contrast, the strategies described here go after the process of anxiety by teaching families a different approach to anxiety’s demand for certainty and comfort.


    From Nightmare to Vision: Healing from Grief and Loss
    Jane Middelton-Moz, MS

    Grief that is unresolved in each generation travels to the next generation. Unresolved losses in childhood affect adult relationships and the unconscious choices individuals make in their lives.  Understanding multigenerational losses and their effects, the difference between grief and trauma, and the importance of attunement from a supportive other in working through grief and loss will be explored.  Jane will focus on grief resolution using an attachment informed lens.  In this presentation, the steps for healthy grief resolution will be explored.

    A Model for Empowerment and Liberation:  The Cognitive Therapy of Oppression
    Fred Hanna, PhD

    Empowerment is one of the most common and yet vague terms in our current lexicon of therapy. This experiential program provides a meaningful, specific conception of empowerment and a powerful approach to get there—for anyone who has ever been hurt or oppressed by another person or group over a period of time. This includes, and extends beyond, racism, sexism, homophobia, and prejudice toward personal oppression regardless of the “isms.” This approach has received international attention for offering affirming, positive, and empowering interventions. The model enhances current multicultural approaches by providing techniques!

    Heart Reconnection—An  Experiential Practice Using the Medicine Bag and Medicine Wheel to Create a Healing Experience
    Sonnee Weedn, PhD,  Lee McCormick,  Holly Cook, LPC, MHSP

    The medicine wheel and medicine bag have been used by generations of various Native American tribes to support healing and overall health. This workshop will introduce participants to the ways in which the Medicine Wheel and Medicine Bag may be used in treatment to promote a heart-centered, heart-reconnecting experience to healing and recovery.

    Conference Objectives 

     

    Participants will be able to: 

     1. Identify treatment approaches for successfully treating addictive disorders, trauma, relationship and intimacy issues, co-occurring disorders and other psychological and behavioral issues. 

    2. Discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to  diminish/correct their negative impact on the clients interpersonal and family  relationships.

    3. Identify the key implications of neuroscience research as it applies to addictive  disorders, trauma, resilience, relationships and related issues.

    Program Focus  

    This conference addresses the most relevant and cutting edge topics for professionals working in the addictions and behavioral health fields. It offers a comprehensive view and updates in a series of plenary sessions along with focused in-depth workshops to provide participants with skill-building in their areas of interest. 

    Once again, we have assembled many of this nation’s leading speakers, authors, and trainers to present on the most pertinent topics of specific interest to professionals in the fields of mental/behavioral  health and addictive disorders.

     

    Topics:

    • Neuroscience and Therapy
    • Mastering Anxiety
    • Trauma and Addiction
    • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
    • Relationships in Digital Age
    • Heart Reconnection
    • Behavioral Addictions
    • “Prodependence”
    • Spirituality and Recovery
    • Mind-Body Medicine
    • Experiential and Expressive Therapies

     

    Conference Objectives  

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify treatment approaches for successfully treating addictive disorders, trauma, relationship and intimacy issues, co-occurring disorders and other psychological and behavioral issues.

    2. Discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to  diminish/correct their negative impact on the client’s interpersonal and family  relationships.

    3. Identify the key implications of neuroscience research as it applies to addictive  disorders, trauma, resilience, relationships and related issues.

     

     

    Exhibit Opportunities
    For exhibit information contact:  
     Lorrie Keip Cositore, 800-851-9100 ext. 9220  

    Conference Site:
    Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
    900 Newport Center Drive 
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (800) 228-9290 or (949) 640-4000

    The Marriott Hotel at Fashion Island offers the ultimate in Southern California style and hospitality.  Nestled near the spectacular Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, the Marriott features two outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art spa (Pure Blu).

    US Journal Training has reserved a block of rooms for registrants until October 4 (Room block may fill prior to this date).  Room rates are $195 single/double (plus tax).  Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

    For reservations call 877-622-3056, and mention U.S. Journal to receive the conference rate.  Please note hotel’s cancellation policy.

    Transportation
    Super Shuttle provides service from Orange County/John Wayne Airport at $17 one way and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at $38 one way.  Prices are subject to change.  Reservations can be made online at www.supershuttle.com or by calling (800) 258-3826. (24 hour advance notice is required for return to airport.) Taxis are also available.

    Faculty
    Leo Booth, Mth
    Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity minister and an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem. A Certified Addictions Counselor, a Certified Eating Disorders Counselor, a CAADAC
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    Joan Borysenko, PhD
    Harvard Medical School trained cancer cell biologist, a licensed psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. A pioneer in psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, Joan is known for her tender exploration of the human spirit—what kindles it and what snuffs it out. Fo
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    Stephanie Brown, PhD
    Stephanie Brown, PhD, director of the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park, CA, is a clinician, researcher, theoretician, author, lecturer, and consultant in the field of addiction. She founded the Stanford Alcohol Clinic in 1977 and codirected The Family Recovery Research Project at the Mental Resear
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    Holly Cook, LPC
    Holly brings 25 years experience in the addictions 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 several programs and received numerous awa
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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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    Lara Effland, LCSW
    Executive Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center’s Washington location, Ms. Effland has worked in the field of eating disorders for 13 years in multiple levels of care throughout the country.  Ms. Effland specializes in co-occurring eating, mood, anxiety, and traumatic stress disorders, with
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    Matthew Goldenberg, DO
    Associate Medical Director of the Professionals Treatment Program and Lead Psychiatrist of the Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program, Dr. Goldenberg is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Goldenberg is experienced in
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    Karen Hamilton, LMFT, CATC
    Karen is a Marin County Psychotherapist and a Certified Addictions Specialist. She has been working with teens and families for over 15 years. She has a private practice and writes and lectures on the topic of teens, technology and social media.
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    Fred Hanna, PhD
    Professor in the Department of Counseling at Adler University, Chicago, IL and also serves as a Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University. He has held positions on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals and has published a wide range of professional articles. His research interests have
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    Kristin Kirkpatrick , MS, RDN
    The Lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian.  Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NB
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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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    Leanne Lemire, MSW, LCSW
    Leanne Lemire is the Executive Director of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, an inpatient treatment program tailored to young adults aged 18-26 who struggle with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, or complex co-occurring conditions. She received her master’s in clinical social work from Smi
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    David Marlon, MS
    Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas, an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by the Joint Commission and is part of the American Addiction Centers’ family of treatment centers.  He has formed several non-profit organizations, which combat subst
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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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    Jane Middelton-Moz, MS
    Jane Middelton-Moz is the Director of the Middelton-Moz Institute. She is an international trainer and consultant and has appeared on national radio and television including Oprah, Montel, Maury, and has had her own PBS Special. She has authored numerous books including, Shame and Guilt: Masters of
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    Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW
    Psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating trauma and its destructive effects on individuals and families. Heather has worked in the fields of teen treatment and prevention for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the Newport Academy team, Heather was the Directo
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    Jamison Monroe, Jr
    Founder and CEO of Newport Academy, Jamison is a prominent voice in the field of adolescence, mental health and addiction treatment. He is an active participant in the movement to reduce social stigma and substance abuse and mental health challenges. Jamison is also a writer, media spokesman and fie
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    Kristina Padilla, MA, LADC
    Kristina is a leader with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), where she serves as the Director of Education. She also is Director of Business Development for the organization traveling throughout California and the nation bringing addiction focused businesses t
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    Kelly Seiker, LMFT
    Program Director of Touchstones in Orange County, CA providing residential and outpatient services for adolescents, Kelly is certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute as a trainer for Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention. She is also certified with EAGALA to facilitate Equine Assiste
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    Dan Siegel, MD
    Dr. Siegel’s most recent work integrates the theories of Interpersonal Neurobiology with the theories of Mindfulness Practice and proposes that mindfulness practice is a highly developed process of both inter and intra personal attunement. His newest book is AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presen
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    Sonnee Weedn, PhD
    Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health care, as wel
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    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—most notably sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he frequently serves as a subject expert on human sexuality for multiple media outlets includi
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    Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC
    She is the National Director of Clinical Outreach for Newport Academy and has been working in the treatment field since 1997, in a variety of mental health treatment settings, including inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. She is passionate about the integration of holistic car
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    Reid Wilson, PhD
    Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center; author/co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children; Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks; Facing Panic and Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions an
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    Professional Credits:

    27 Contact Hours Available
    6 HOURS Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop November 7, 2018
    18 HOURS Full Time Conference November 8-10, 2018 plus 1.5 optional evening hours for Thursday and 1.5 optional evening hours Friday

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    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.

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    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 27 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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    ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by October 3, 2018. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.


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