Title 9 Regulations for Programs for Alcohol and Drug-Impaired Drivers

With Barbara Aday-Garcia, CADTP Executive Director

This Training Event is sponsored by CADTP Sponsors, Low Cost Interlock and SavePlus Insurance Services. Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Title 9 Regulations for Programs for Alcohol and Drug-Impaired Drivers

September 22, 2023 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hilton Arden West, Sacramento

6.5 CEUs • Cost: $70.00

The event is a training on the California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 3, Programs for Alcohol and Drug Impaired Drivers which is open to any SUD Treatment Program and DUI Program stakeholders. The training will provide an interactive overview of key sections of Title 9, Chapter 3. Attendees will earn Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor continuing education hours (CEU’s), a light morning refreshment and lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend

  • SUD Counselors working in a DUI Program
  • Supervisors, Managers, and Staff working in a DUI Program.

Training Objectives

  • Review the DUI Program System
  • Explore Key Points of Title 9
  • Familiarize yourself with T9 for Future Ease of Use
  • Review DUI Program Evaluations
  • How to implement telehealth ensuring compliance with regulations
  • CADTP Best Practice Suggestions for California DUI Programs Services via Live Virtual Platforms
Barbara Aday-Garcia

Barbara Aday-Garcia
CADTP Executive Director

Barbara Aday-Garcia is the Executive Director of The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) and also serves as the CEO of AG Management Consulting. With over 30 years of experience in implementing successful processes for companies, her primary area of expertise lies in the administration and management of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services, including budgeting, personnel, counselor supervision, program regulations, and training and development. Ms. Aday-Garcia’s passion for sharing her knowledge, skills, and experience has led to the development of an online training platform exclusively for California SUD Counselors.

Ms. Aday-Garcia has been involved in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Offender Treatment since 1987 and has worked as an Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, Supervisor, and Manager of one of the largest DUI programs in the State of California for over 19 years. She holds a certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Clinical Supervisor through CADTP and the Breining Institute and a CADC-II with CCAPP.

Ms. Aday-Garcia received her initial Alcohol and Drug Counselor education from the University of California San Diego and continued her education in Business Management and Administration through the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. AG Management Consulting, LLC is an approved Continuing Education Provider (CEU) for SUD Counselors with CADTP and CCAPP.


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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.”