CADTP Spring Conference

Speaker Profiles

May 18 & 19, 2022

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Craig French

Craig French

CADTP Board Chair and CEO of Twin Palms Recovery Center

Craig French is the Executive Director of Twin Palms Recovery Center, Inc in Southern California. Craig has over 36 years of diverse experience in the field of alcohol and drug use and abuse recovery services. Twenty-one years of personnel management with proven leadership, administration, communication, and interpersonal skills with an extensive background in program development, implementation, and management. Craig holds a Certificate in Alcohol Studies from the University of California San Diego, Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor III (CADTP) and a B.A. Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. Craig currently serves as the Chair of the CADTP Board of Directors and the Treasurer of the Association of Batterers Intervention Programs. As the founder and owner of French Sculptures, Craig’s dimensional wall sculptures are exhibited in galleries, museums, public and private collections in the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia and Japan. Comprised of exotic materials including glass, hardwoods, acrylics, copper, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and resins, all connote energy and verve. Collectors are often taken with the improvisational character of his pieces. But what first appears playful is revealed upon further reflection to be an exacting technical mastery of diverse materials and shapes.

Veronica Kelley

Veronica Kelley

Dr. Veronica A. Kelley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. She currently serves as the Chief of Mental Health & Recovery Services for the Orange County Health Care Agency, overseeing the public behavioral health system. Prior to that she served for 13 years with San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, the most recent assignment was her appointment as the Behavioral Health Director from 2006-2021. She is the Past President of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association and co-chairs the Substance Abuse, Prevention & Treatment Committee. She is an Associate Member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and holds numerous positions on Statewide committees, including an appointment to the Governors No Place Like Ome Advisory Board, CalAIM committee membership, Incompetent to Stand Trial Work Group and the Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda School of Social Work & Social Ecology and a Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University in the Social Work and Sociology programs.

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

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.

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

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.

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

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

International Speaker, Clinical Consultant, Writer, and Master Trainer

Roland Williams is a Master Addictions Counselor, college lecturer, and consultant who has worked in numerous aspects of the addictions and mental health field for 35 years, from founder and clinical director to curriculum author. He is a sought-after international speaker, clinical consultant, writer, and master trainer whose work has touched many thousands of lives and made profound contributions to the addiction treatment field.

TJ Woodward

TJ Woodward

Founder, Concious Recovery

TJ Woodward is the founder of Conscious Recovery, a trauma-aware approach to treating addiction while integrating all aspects of self.  Conscious Recovery helps clients recover their whole self instead of simply focusing on a diagnosis. TJ has helped thousands of people move beyond sobriety and into addiction healing. His simple yet powerful approaches to addiction treatment have demonstrated a profound impact on quality of life and resilience to relapse.  TJ is an ordained Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith. He was the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, PhD, is a Regents Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She is the Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA). She is the author of the first scholarly book on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Adversity and Resilience Science. She previously served as Department Head of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, a George Kaiser Chair of Community Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, and an associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC-CA, ACRPS, SAP, ICADC

Bob Tyler, BA, LAADC-CA, ACRPS, SAP, ICADC

While working in Inpatient, Residential, and Intensive Outpatient levels of care, Bob Tyler has been working in recovery since 1990. He serves as Compliance Officer at L.A. CADA, is owner of Bob Tyler Recovery Services (consulting, CD private practice, public speaking, continuing education), is Past President of CAADAC, and is on faculty at LMU Extension in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program. He authored the EVVY Award-winning book, Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and has produced several educational videos shown in over 1000 treatment centers across the country, including Craving and Relapse.  Please visit our website at www.bobtyler.net.

CADTP Spring Conference 2022

CADTP Spring Conference 2022

May 18 & May 19, 2022

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

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