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

2018 Miami Dates  (see below for Las Vegas dates) 

JANUARY 6 & 7, 2018                                                                                                                 
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 3 & 4, 2018
Toxicology: Target Organs, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Withdrawal & Relapse
Toxicology of Abused Drugs, Pharmacology of Treatment Drugs, Indications vs. Drug Interactions. Neurotransmitter Replacement Therapies. Diagnosis & Management of Withdrawal. Treatment Goals, Reward Deficiency Syndrome & The Brain Reward Cascade
Instructor: William Berry LMHC, CAP
 
MARCH 10 & 11, 2018
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 14 & 15, 2018
Nutritional Strategies in Addictions, ADD, PTSD, & Depression
Nutrition is vital to brain health and emotional processing. Stress and poor diet aggravate nutrient status, 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
 
May 5 & 6, 2018
Process Addictions, Food, Sex, Gambling & Internet; History Of Substances of Abuse

Process Addictions are addictions that do not involve a substance. The focus will be on defining, identifying, and diagnosing these problem behaviors, as well as effective treatment strategies. The seminar will also include the history of substances of abuse, and will focus on how these substances have been used throughout time.
Instructor:  William Berry, LMHC, CAP
 
JUNE 2 & 3, 2018   
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 
 

JULY 7 & 8, 2018
Auriculotherapy: Management of Withdrawal , Treating The Five Addictions & OCD's

Overview of Auriculotherapy - The 4 Cranial Nerves of the ear. General Principles, use in Diagnosis, & Management of Withdrawal. Treatment Goals
Instructor:  Jay Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD
 
AUGUST 4 & 5, 2018
Cognitive, Behavioral, & Mindfulness Based Therapies for Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Therapeutic interventions using mindfulness, behavioral, and cognitive approaches. The material will introduce Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness based techniques, and then integrate aspects of each to help those with substance abuse and compulsive behavior disorders.

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2018
No Classes

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2018
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 

NOVEMBER 3 & 4, 2018
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Implementing Advanced Strategies of Motivational Interviewing
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment originally used for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is especially effective for those with dysregulated behaviors. Research has shown DBT to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, and dropout from treatment, substance abuse, anger and interpersonal difficulties. 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.

DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2018
New Trends in Drug Treatment Programs, Treatment Models & Development
Treatment History, Med Assisted Treatment, Models & Components, Profile of Patients, Drug Courts, Federal Funding and Grants. Confidentiality, National Strategy, Legal Issues, Assessments & Placement Criteria, Recovery Coaching, Marketing & Program Development.
 

Las Vegas 2018

JANUARY 13 & 14, 2018                                                                                                                              
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 10 & 11, 2018
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: Joseph Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad., DACACD, Psy.D(c)
 
MARCH 24 & 25, 2018
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 21 & 22, & 2018
Part I: Impact Of Trauma on Professonals Treating Addictions, PTSD, TBI:  Coping Skills for the Professional
First Responders & Veterans, PTSD & Addictions, Coping Skills for the Therapist

InstructorJoseph Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad., DACACD, Psy.D(c)
 
MAY 12 & 13, 2018
Cognitive, Behavioral, & Mindfulness Based Therapies For Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Therapeutic interventions using mindfulness, behavioral, and cognitive approaches. The material will introduce Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness based techniques, and then integrate aspects of each to help those with substance abuse and compulsive behavior disorders.
Instructor: Michelle McGuire, Psy.D

 
JUNE 9 & 10, 2018
Coaching Strategies For Rehab & Recovery For OCD, Addictions & PTSD
Models, Tools & Techniques of coaching to create life style changes for Compulsive Behavior Disorders, Addictions, and PTSD

Instructor:   Ronald Jahner, ND, Lac., C.Ad, DACAD

JULY 14 & 15, 2018
Auriculotherapy: Management of Withdrawal & Treating The Five Addictions & OCD's
Overview of Auriculotherapy - The 4 Cranial Nerves of the ear. General Principles, use in Diagnosis, & Management of Withdrawal. Treatment Goals

AUGUST 18 & 19, 2018
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
Instructor:  Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

September:  No class
 
October 13 & 14, 2018
Co Occurring Disorders/Case Management for Adults & Adolescents

Risk & Psychosocial Factors, Assessment of COD & Screenings.  Type of substances used, abused.  Treatment of COD, Relapse Factors, Error Factors  Legal Interventions in COD. HIPPA  Compliance for COD, Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Recovery Principles, Ethical Principles & Boundaries with Adolescents  
Instructor:  Michelle McGuire, Psy.D.

November 17 & 18, 2018
Part II: Impact of Trauma on Professionals Treating Addictions, PTSD, TBI: Coping Skills for the Professional

Intervention, treatment for the Responders suffering from PTSD, Trauma and Addictions.
Instructor:  Joseph Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad, DACACD, Psy.D(c) 

December 15 & 16, 2018

New Trends in Drug Treatment Programs, Treatment Models & Development
Treatment History, Med Assisted Treatment (MAT), Models & Components, Profile of Patients, Drug Courts, Federal Funding and Grants. Confidentiality, National Strategy, Legal Issues, Assessments & Placement Criteria, Recovery Coaching, Marketing & Program Development.
Instructor:  Phillip Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD
 
 

 

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