Program Schedule

Start any date in any order in Las Vegas and/or Miami 
Any Ten  of the 15 hour weekend courses earn the C.Ad.
All 20 weekend Courses earn the DACACD, Diplomate in Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
3 Week Clinical Residency Earns an Additional 150 Hours Towards Diplomate
Take any individual Module to earn 14 to 15 CEU's

2017 Miami Dates  (see below for Las Vegas dates) 

JANUARY 7 & 8, 2017                                                                                                                 
Pediatrics & Pregnancy in Addictions, ADD & Other Compulsive Disorders
Management of Pregnant Addicts and Detoxification of infants, Protracted Abstinence. ADD/ADHD, & other compulsive disorders. Diagnosis and management of Withdrawal, Relapse, Case Review, Treatment Goals.
Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD

FEBRUARY 4 & 5, 2017
Clinical Skills, Assessment & Treatment, PTSD & Other Trauma
This seminar focuses on basic clinical skills in the counseling experience, including active listening, reflection, and building rapport. Building on these basic skills leads to comprehensive assessment of Substance Use Disorders and the assessment of trauma. Generalities and specifics of treatment are then presented, including the use and benefit of didactic lectures.

Instructor: William Berry LMHC, CAP
 
MARCH 4 & 5, 2017
Comprehensive Mechanisms and Dynamics of Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Definition of Addiction, The Five Addictions, theories of Addictions; The Brain Reward Cascade, Disease Concept of Addiction, Multi-factorial Addiction
components, Toxicology & Laboratory testing.
Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD
 
APRIL 1 & 2, 2017
Co Occurring Disorders, Adolescents, Trauma and Integrated Treatment
Psychopathology Affective/behavior Disorders, Personality Disorders Organic Brain Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Principles. DSM V Guidelines, Assessments.   Interacting with schools, organizations and institutions.
Instructor: Linda Wilson, LCSW 
 
MAY 6 & 7, 2017
Disease Model of Addictions:  Integrative Approaches to Recovery & Aftercare
Nutrition is vital to brain health and emotional processing. Stress and poor diet aggravate nutrient status and increase need for key factors the body uses to heal nerve tissue and damaged organs. This class will cover essential nutrients and supplements to complement rehab and recovery clients.We will also look at factors which affect nutrient absorption and requirements. Discussion will include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and homeopathics. 
Instructor:  Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., MBA, N.D., CNC, CNHP

JUNE 3 & 4, 2017  
Intervention Strategies & Techniques for Substance Abuse & Mental Health
This seminar defines interventions, identifies different types of interventions, explores systems theory and the importance of family systems to interventions, and discusses techniques for both the screening for and application of intervention techniques
Instructor: William Berry, LMHC, CAP    

 

JULY 8 & 9, 2017
Auriculotherapy: Management of Withdrawal & Treating the Five Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Overview of Auriculotherapy - The 4 Cranial Nerves of the ear. General Principles, use in Diagnosis, & Management of Withdrawal. Treatment Goals.
Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD

AUGUST 5 & 6, 2017
Diagnostic Strategies, Substances of Abuse, Psychopharmacology & Detox

Establishing a Differential Diagnosis, Problems in Diagnosis, DSM V Guidelines. The Biopsychosocial Assessment. Alcohol, Sedatives, Cocaine, Heroin, Methadone, Marijuana, Inhalants, Nicotine, Steroids. Perceptual Disorders, Neuro-Synaptic Junction and Dynamics.
Instructor: William Berry LMHC, CAP

SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2017
Opioid & Alcohol Epidemic:  Medical Stabilization, Detox & Treatments
From field, first responders to SAMSHA licensing. Bio-Psychosocial, Amino Acids, Nutraceuticals, Titration from Suboxone, Naltrexone & other Interventions.  Detox Placement.  Suboxone and The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) requirements for licensing, Naltrexone & other Interventions 

October No Miami Class

NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017
Motivational Interviewing, Intervention Strategies & Aftercare
A collaborative person centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. An evidence-based practice in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders
Instructor: Linda Wilson, LCSW

DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2017

Inpatient/Outpatient Addiction Treatment:  Traditional & Alternative Models and Criteria
Differences between Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment Levels of Care and Services. Models for treatment using traditional and alternative modalities. SAMSHA guidelines, and ASAM
Instructor: Phillip Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD
 

Las Vegas

JANUARY 14 & 15, 2017                                                                                                                              
Pediatrics & Pregnancy in Addictions, ADD & Other Compulsive Disorders
Management of Pregnant Addicts and Detoxification of infants, Protracted Abstinence. ADD/ADHD, & other compulsive disorders. Diagnosis and management of Withdrawal, Relapse, Case Review, Treatment Goals.
Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD
 
FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 2017
Children & Adolescents:  Substance Abuse, Mental Health Disorders, Assessments & Considerations.
This workshop will address issues relevant to working with youth who have substance abuse issues and mental health disorders.  We will address the assessment tools most often used with this population and other considerations unique to working with minors
Instructor: Michelle McGuire, Psy.D.
 
MARCH 18 & 19, 2017
Comprehensive Mechanisms and Dynamics of Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Definition of Addiction, The Five Addictions, Theories of Addictions; Understanding The Brain Reward Cascade, Disease Concept of Addiction, Multi-factorial Addiction components, Toxicology & Laboratory testing.
Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD
 
APRIL 29 & 30, & 2017
Co-Occurring Disorders, and the Interface between Mental Health & Drug Courts
  
Co-occurring Disorders (COD), Early attempts of treating Substance Abuse and Serious Mental illness as COD, Risk and psychosocial factors, Diagnoses of COD (DSM-V, ICD-10); Assessment of COD; Treatment of COD, Relapse; History of legal interventions in COD; Research on specialty courts & Interaction between the courts 
Instructor: Gerald F. McKeegan, Ph.D., ABPP, MCP, BCBA-D, FAACBP
 
MAY 20 & 21, 2017
Co- Dependency: Interventions, The Process, Models & Tactics & Family Strategies & Resources
Family Issues & Dynamics; Different Intervention Models & their Approaches; Treatment plans for in-patient and family members. Impaired Physician/Professional
Instructor:  :  Joseph J. Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad., DACAC.D,, Psy.D.(c )

 
JUNE 24 & 25, 2017 
Disease Model of Addictions:  Integrative Approaches to Recovery & Aftercare
Nutrition is vital to brain health and emotional processing. Stress and poor diet aggravate nutrient status and increase need for key factors the body uses to heal nerve tissue and damaged organs. This class will cover essential nutrients and supplements to complement rehab and recovery clients.  We will also look at factors which affect nutrient absorption and requirements. Discussion will include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and homeopathics. 
Instructor:  Ronald Jahner, ND, Lac., C.Ad, DACAD

JULY 22 & 23, 2017

Auriculotherapy: Management of Withdrawal & Treating the Five Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Overview of Auriculotherapy - the 4 cranial nerves of the ear. General Principles, use in Diagnosis, & Management of Withdrawal. Treatment Goals.

AUGUST 19 & 20, 2017
Opioid & Alcoholic Epidemic:  Medical Stabilization, Detox & Treatments.

From field, first responders to SAMSHA licensing. Bio-Psychosocial, Amino Acids, Nutraceuticals, Titration from Suboxone, Naltrexone & other Interventions. Detox Placement.  Suboxone and The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) requirements for licensing, Naltrexone & other Interventions
Instructor:  Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, 2017

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Implementing Advanced Strategies of Motivational Interviewing.
This workshop will address DBT, the origins, the research, and practice applications.  Additionally, the workshop will discuss motivational interviewing strategies when working with individuals.  Role play’s and case scenarios will be used to demonstrate the application of skills.
Instructor:  Michelle McGuire. Psy.D.

OCTOBER 21 & 22, 2017
Understanding The Genetic Disposition of Addictions, Reward Deficiency Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
General Overview of Biogenetic Components, Reward Deficiency Syndrome/The Brain Reward Cascade. How the biogenetic components manifest Compulsive Disorders; DNA Structure, Alleles, Genetic Disposition, Traumatic Brain Injury & Chemical Dependency
Instructor:  Joseph J. Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad., DACACD, Psy.D.(c)

NOVEMBER 18 & 19, 2017

Clinical Skills Assessment; Domestic Violence, PTSD & Other Trauma  
History of domestic violence (DV) in society and the law; Risk and psychosocial factors; Interfacing of DV and Serious Mental Illness and Co-occurring Disorders (COD, Structured interview assessments and screenings; Primary symptoms of PTSD; Treatment of Trauma-related diagnoses; Psychopharmacological; Trauma informed care for all health professionals; History of legal intervention in DV

Instructor:  Gerald F. McKeegan, Ph.D., ABPP, MCP, BCBA-D, FAACBP

DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2017
Inpatient/Outpatient Addiction Treatment:  Traditional & Alternative Models and Criteria 
Differences between Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment Levels of Care and Services. Models for treatment using traditional and alternative modalities. SAMSHA guidelines, and ASAM
Instructor: Phillip Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

 

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