CADTP Spring Conference

The Power of You!

May 18 & 19, 2022

CADTP Spring Conference The Power of You!

Who Should Attend

  • Registered and Certified Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors
  • SUD Students
  • State and County SUD Administrators
  • Public Stakeholders

 

Benefits of Attending

  • Network with other SUD treatment professionals
  • Expand your skills and knowledge
  • Earn up to 12.5 continuing education hours
  • Food, fun and raffle prizes

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Hotel Reservations

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton La Quinta Hotel & Spa in Palm Springs, California.

Use code CAD at the reservation payment page for the conference discount of $135-$145 per night.

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Conference Presenters

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Craig French

Craig French

Veronica Kelley

Veronica Kelley

Aven Armstrong-Sutton

Aven Armstrong-Sutton

Christina Veselak

Christina Veselak

Jennifer Hays-Grudo

Jennifer Hays-Grudo

Roland Williams

Roland Williams

Bob Tyler

Bob Tyler

TJ Woodward

TJ Woodward

Barbara Aday-Garcia
Executive Director, CADTP

The Spring conference theme, The Power of You, speaks to the impact our counselors have on people struggling with alcohol and drug use, their families and friends, and the overall well-being of our communities. Continued growth in knowledge and skills assists our counselors in meeting the demands of their profession. We are honored to be able to assist in their journey.

The CADTP Leadership Team would like to thank Wholehearted for bringing together our conference presenters who have a tremendous amount of expertise and passion for substance use disorder treatment.

We look forward to seeing all of you at one of our favorite conference venues, the Hilton Embassy Suites, La Quinta in Palm Springs!

Cassandra Garcia
Executive Assistant, CADTP

The CADTP Certification Team looks forward to meeting our counselors and other stakeholders at the conference! If you have any questions regarding registration, please feel free to call us or send an email. We’re here to help!

What attendees say about CADTP conferences…

Very nice selection of speakers. Go team CADTP! You inspire me!

 

It was more than I expected! Very insightful and educational!

 

Very good for present time and re-focusing post COVID.

Friendly crowd, good food, very good presenters!

 

First conference attended. I found it to be very informative and useful.

 

Great content. Practical and Inspirational!

Conference Agenda

Pre-Conference Activity – May 17

Welcome Reception and CADTP Association Meeting

Join us for a networking event, refreshments, and reports from CADTP Board Members. Learn about CADTP activities in membership, certification, and legislation.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Day 1 – May 18

Registration & Hosted Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Welcome & Keynote

The Art of Counseling

Craig French and Veronica Kelly

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Moving Past ‘I Don’t know’: Effectively Engaging Youth in AOD Treatment – Part 1

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

Youth can be difficult to engage in AOD treatment for many understandable reasons. The aim of Moving Past ‘I Don’t Know,’ is to help AOD Counselors better understand adolescence as a developmental stage and how this influences AOD treatment from assessment to discharge. In this presentation, AOD counselors will also learn how to adapt motivational interviewing and other motivational strategies to enhance youth engagement and buy-in to AOD treatment.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Break

Moving Past ‘I Don’t know’: Effectively Engaging Youth in AOD Treatment – Part 2

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Hosted Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Feeding the Recovering Brain: Practical Nutrition to Reduce Relapse Risk

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

This presentation will introduce clinicians to the role of nutrition in addressing key biochemical drivers of addictive disorders and provide an understanding of the unique nutritional needs of the recovering brain. We will explore how optimal executive functioning and mood stability are crucial to recovery and relapse prevention and will then explore ways a person in recovery can optimally support these crucial functions using a pro-recovery food plan and specific nutrients. Finally, several clinical tools and suggestions will be given to help the clinician integrate this information into their practice or program.

1:15 am – 2:45 pm

Refreshment Break and Raffle – Hosted by LowCost Interlock

Strengthening Recovery through Effective Relapse Prevention

Roland Williams, MA, MAC, LAADC, ACRPS, SAP

For many addicts and alcoholics, life becomes a vicious and discouraging repetitious cycle of getting clean and relapsing. Treatment programs frequently fail to identify the relapse warning signs and high-risk situations that threaten the client’s Recovery, and many addicts find it easier to learn the “tools of Recovery” than to practice them.

This presentation will provide practical skills in developing an effective relapse prevention plan, teaching clients to identify specific relapse warning signs, develop warning sign management strategies and develop a more comprehensive Recovery plan. With the clinical skills in this presentation, you’ll be able to inspire hope and help the chronic relapser to develop the tools to achieve and maintain long term recovery.

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Day 2 – May 19

Hosted Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cultivating Deeper Connection with Clients: Holding Space, Active Listening and Attunement

TJ Woodward

Many clinicians are trained to focus on symptoms and behaviors, but little attention is given to the power of deeply attuning to our clients. In this sacred space of attuned connection, we can better understand our clients and help them connect to the deeper traumas, beliefs and experiences that underlie their ineffective behaviors.  In this workshop we’ll learn how to help clients access their inner-wisdom and heal from multiple layers of unresolved trauma, spiritual disconnection, and the toxicity of shame.

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Break

ACEs and PACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences influence addiction, and what we can do to heal from them – Part 1

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) significantly increase the likelihood of lifelong physical and mental health problems, and dramatically increase the risk of addiction. In this engaging presentation, Dr. Hays-Grudo will describe how early life adversity affects brain development, and the discuss the resulting later-in-life impacts. Fortunately, new research indicates that Protective and Compensatory Experiences (PACEs) also have powerful neurobiological and behavioral effects that buffer the effects of adversity.

This workshop will review the 10 PACEs and provide practical skills in (a) using the PACEs tools with clients to identify sources of resilience and strength (b) learning to create an ACEs and PACEs genogram to help clients identify their own adversity strengths and weaknesses and (c) creating individual PACEs plans to build resilience in adults and children, enhance coping skills, and increase relapse prevention resources.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ACEs and PACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences influence addiction, and what we can do to heal from them – Part 2

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

1:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ethics & Confidentiality

Bob Tyler, CADC-II

Participants will learn to build an ethical practice, thereby creating a lens by which to view any ethical situation. After learning the ethical tools and principles, participants will utilize such tools to grapple with compelling ethical dilemmas.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break and Raffle – Hosted by Breathe Easy Insurance

Group Counseling for Chemical Dependence

Bob Tyler, CADC-II

The purpose of this training is to increase counselors’ ability to structure chemical dependence (CD) group counseling sessions in a way that increases efficiency and effectiveness, while maintaining their proper focus. Seminar participants will also increase their understanding of the counselor’s role when facilitating a CD group and learn specific strategies to aid clients in processing and coping with uncomfortable emotions.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Call for Exhibitors!

CADTP Conference exhibitors gain exposure to stakeholders in the SUD industry. Download and complete the application for an exhibitor table and join the fun this Spring!

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CADTP Spring Conference 2022

CADTP Spring Conference 2022

May 18 & May 19, 2022

The Power of You!

Expanding SUD Counselor skills and knowledge to meet the ever-changing terrain of substance use disorder treatment.

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Dr. Jessica Rodriguez
LAADC-S, ICAADC, MAC, SUDCCIV-CS, BSP, CTRTC, CIP, CTP, CTS, FSS

Dr. Rodriguez was named the Executive Director of Gateway Corp in 2012.  Gateway Corp was developed as a non-profit, public charity and founded October 27, 2011. November 2014, she developed a clinical hub for Gateway Corp called OnSite Strategies. OnSite is also a United States Trademark.

She has held the position of CEO, Clinical Director, Lead Educator and Clinical Trainer as well as the Clinical Business Developer. She has fulfilled the roles of a clinical consultant, professional development consultant and has clinically supervised many SUD/addiction counselors, mental health professionals and addiction and family interventionists for over 12 years.

She has been active in the mental health field since 1995. She has also clinically trained throughout the US and provides clinical oversight for several organizations in California.

Dr. Rodriguez released her first book, “When the Rainbow Ends a Shadow from Heaven Appears" in 2017.” Her newest book, "The Cart, From Adversity to Collateral Beauty" is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2022.

Dr. Rodriguez is currently a writer for Rapporteur Magazine. Her focus is about Mental Wellness also covered topics to include ACE's, trauma, anxiety, and Systemic Racism.

Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward's Conscious Being Workbook, the Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.

She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Her first book, “What If You’re Not as F*cked Up As You Think”, was released in October.

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

June Price Tangney, Ph.D

Dr. Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. She is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology at George Mason. She is a Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour, coeditor (with Jess Tracy and Richard Robins) of The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research, and coeditor (with Mark Leary) of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist.

Her research on the development and implications of moral emotions has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. She draws on theory and research in psychology and criminology to develop novel interventions that leverage inmates’ moral emotions and prosocial values. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

Founder and Director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition

Christina T. Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy, to help prevent cravings and recurrent drug use. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.

Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA

Sean is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse settings, in inpatient, PHP, and private practice. He holds b a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Philips Institute and an MBA from Baker College.

Sean’s clinical practice has specialized in working with Personality Disorders, Couples, Adolescents, and individual suffering from chronic mental illness. As a clinician Sean enjoys working with clients who can be resistant to traditional treatment and believes in the philosophy of “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. BUT you can feed them saltines to make them thirsty!”

Sean is the Program Director for Akua Mind Body’s Sacramento inpatient mental health program. His prior leadership experience includes oversight of acute inpatient, utilization management, hospice/palliative care, home health and skilled nursing. Sean’s approach to management is to ensure the work that needs to get done gets done. “Our job is patient care. This include everything from making coffee to running groups. There is not one person who is more important that the other when it comes to providing exceptional care to the clients we serve.”