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  • 08
    September 8, 2022

    Virtual Open House- Hazelden Betty Ford

    3:30 pm-5:00 pm
    September 8, 2022

    When Should You Invest in Your Career? The Best Time Is Now
    Don’t postpone your personal and professional dreams and ambitions. Attend the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School Virtual Open House, and learn about the incomparable education, experience and career momentum you gain from one of our master’s degrees in addiction counseling. You’ll also hear from students and graduates: What’s it like? And how has their graduate degree helped them achieve their goals?
    We hope to see you there!

    Virtual Open House
    September 8, 2022
    3:30-5 p.m. Central

    Attend the Open House, and we will waive your application fee!

    What do our master’s degree programs offer?
    • Enroll either part time or full time, and pick from a variety of internship opportunities.
    • Apply for generous financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans. In 2021, our students received more than $375,000 in financial aid.
    • Customize your learning schedule with flexible weekend and evening courses.*
    • Enjoy the high demand for your skills. Ninety two percent of Hazelden Betty Ford graduates have gained employment in the field within six months of graduation.**
    • Join a cohort that boasts a 98.6% student satisfaction score.***
    • Participate in Hazelden Betty Ford’s world-renowned system of care, and benefit from all its coveted clinical experiences.
    • Learn the latest in evidence-based treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
    • Skip the GRE. It’s not required to apply, but applicants do need a bachelor’s degree in any field of study.

    Can’t Make the Virtual Open House?
    You can contact our admissions team to arrange a Zoom meeting for individuals or student groups. Email or call 1 877 470 4626.

  • 09
    September 9, 2022

    2022 Solano County Substance Use Symposium

    8:00 am-6:00 pm
    September 9, 2022
    Farragut Inn
    1750 Club Dr Vallejo CA94592

    Please join to learn from experts about recent substance use disorder and overdose trends and to help us create a collaborative community vision to face these challenges by strengthening community partnerships, embracing innovation in treatment and navigation, and removing barriers to integrated community care and services. Conference efforts and planning launched by Healthful substance use navigators.

    Hosted at Farragut Inn on Touro University campus, attendees can expect seminars, learning series, and networking opportunities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Directions and campus map can be found here

    IMPORTANT: Every attendee will need to bring proof of vaccination and proof of a negative antigen test taken the day of. Antigen testing will be provided on-site for those who cannot test before hand.

  • 16
    September 16, 2022

    Cultural Competency in Recovery Settings

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    September 16, 2022


    Receive tools that will foster better communication in recovery settings.


    CALL or EMAIL TO REGISTER OR ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS: Email Shawn Griffin, Shawn Or call Kari Bower at 323.653.3332

  • 16
    September 16, 2022

    Cultural Competency in Recovery Settings

    2:30 pm-6:30 pm
    September 16, 2022


    Receive tools that will foster better communication in recovery settings.


    CALL or EMAIL TO REGISTER OR ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS: Email Shawn Griffin, Shawn Or call Kari Bower at 323.653.3332

  • 24
    September 24, 2022

    SUD Counselor Job Fair

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    September 24, 2022
    WellSpace Health Behavioral Health North
    4441 Auburn Blvd Sacramento, CA 95841

    Free to Attend


    Please e-mail for any additional registration or attendee questions

Dr. Jessica Rodriguez

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.”