The CADTP Spring Conference sparkled at the Embassy Suites in La Quinta, CA on May 18 -19, 2022. With an exceptional agenda of presenters, a full house of attendees, and friendly, engaged sponsors, the event was a success all around.

The feedback was stellar. Participants cited the presenters, the hotel, and the connections with other SUD Professionals as the main reasons they rated the conference at the top of the scale.

Read on to to see some great photos of the event, with links to the presenters and sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at the CADTP Fall Conference 2022!

CADTP Spring Conference Meeting Room

Conference Presenters

The Art of Counseling

Craig French and Veronica Kelly

Our keynote speakers kicked off the conference with The Art of Counseling. They encouraged us to view ourselves as artists as we work to help people to find their true selves, without alcohol and drugs. They talked about getting into the “flow” and allowing your work to unfold naturally, as an artist would.

Craig French and Veronica Kelly
The Art of Counseling

Moving Past ‘I Don’t know’: Effectively Engaging Youth in AOD Treatment – Part 1 & 2

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

Aven Armstrong-Sutton

Strengthening Recovery through Effective Relapse Prevention

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

Roland Williams
Roland Williams

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

TJ Woodward

TJ Woodward
TJ Woodward

ACEs and PACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences influence addiction, and what we can do to heal from them – Part 1 & 2

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.
Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D.

Ethics & Confidentiality

Bob Tyler, CADC-II

Bob Taylor

Conference Attendees

Valued Sponsors

AG Management Consulting Services

Serving DUI Program and SUD Treatment Providers in the State of California. AGMC offers:
  • On-call SUD Counselors
  • Alcohol and Drug Assessments
  • Online CEU Training
  • In Person Staff Training and Professional Development
  • DUI Program Development
  • Website and Graphic Design

With over 90 years combined experience in administration, staffing, and executive management, the AG Management Consulting staff delivers the experience, resources, and knowledge to help you meet your business goals. Visit

AG Management Consulting

LowCost Interlock

LowCost Interlock offers the easiest, cheapest, fastest & most hygienic ignition interlock device available. Our ignition interlock system allows you to effortlessly complete your ignition interlock requirement and get you back on the road!

LowCost Interlock

Breathe Easy Insurance

At Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions, we are committed to excellence. We strive to give our clients the most competitive insurance rates available. We specialize in SR22 insurance and risk management for all your insurance needs including auto, home, motorcycle, renters, RV, boat, and business & commercial.

Breathe easy offers a scholorship to CADTP SUD Counselors. Check out the scholarship and visit their website.

Wholehearted’s mission is to foster understanding, connection, and awareness.  Our organization specializes in connecting you to wellness, mental health, and lifestyle media. We offer memberships & courses for professionals and individuals seeking to learn and grow.  We are committed to bringing you quality education and entertainment through exclusive videos, courses, podcasts, and articles featuring  thought leaders, researchers, and other contributors.

Health Staff Training Institute

HealthStaff Training Institute

The Right Choice For Your Future
HealthStaff Training Institute (HSTi) is a professional, private vocational institution that trains individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals. HSTi is dedicated to provide quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time. Our industry-focused courses and curricula are designed to properly train and educate students interested in the several allied health or business programs we offer.

Bob Tyler Recovery Services

Author, speaker, trainer, and more. Bob Tyler has been working in the chemical dependence recovery profession since 1990. Along with serving as Board President of STAT Sobriety Services, Bob currently serves as Compliance Officer for Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA), is owner of Bob Tyler Recovery Services (consulting, addiction private practice, public speaking/training), and Humble House Publishing. He authored the EVVY award-winning book, “Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol” and “Drug Addiction” (2005) to help people get sober who can’t afford formal rehab.
Bob Tyler

OnSite Strategies

We are a diverse group of psychologists, clinicans, certified addiction counselors, choice theorists, addiction interventionists and more specialists. We are committed to work with both individuals and families by providing curent mental health, SUD and spiritual abuse treatment.

We also provide a very effective treatment called “Brain Spotting” which we refer to as EMDR on warp speed! We also specialize in areas of addiction intervention training, supervivison and intervention services.  We also offer an extensive family system strategies training also.

Onsite Strategies


VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL Prevent relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification. This means that if you take opioids or opioid-containing medicines, you must stop taking them before you start receiving VIVITROL. VIVITROL must be used with other alcohol or drug recovery programs such as counseling.