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

(Las Vegas dates below Miami)

 

2020/2021 MIAMI DATES

December 5-6, 2020
New Trends in Drug Treatment Programs

The human services business challenges; Develop an Addiction Program with mental health programs; how to avoid Funding issues for substance abuse and mental health; Documentation/Operational Issues Laws and Rules and Risk Management
Instructor: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

Marco Polo Ramada Hotel

 

January 9 & 10, 2021

Reward Deficiency System, Understanding the Genetics of Addictions, the Tonal Model & P300  

General Overview of Biogenetic Components, Reward Deficiency Syndrome/The Brain Reward Cascade. How the biogenetic components manifest Compulsive Disorders; DNA Structure, Alleles, Genetic Disposition, Re-Norming the system through therapeutic nutraceuticals & pharmacological intervention Traumatic Brain Injury & Chemical Dependency

Instructor: Jay M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD

 

February 13 & 14, 2021

Private Practice Implementation New Directions EAP, SAP

What constitutes Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment? Levels of Care and Services. Models for treatment using traditional and alternative modalities.

Uncle Phil & Papa Jay unleashed, head to head, toe to toe, A-Z on Addictions

Classic treatment integrating chiropractic and other modalities: street drugs        

Instructors: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD  & Jay, M. Holder, D.C., CAP, CASAP, DACACD

 

March 13 & 14, 2021

Co-Occurring Disorders in Adults, DMSV, Diagnosis & Evidence Based Practices  

Mental disorders that coexist with at least one substance use disorder in an individual. These two behavioral health conditions are intertwined and interacting. Individuals are likely to have complex health and social needs Affective/behavior Disorders, Personality Disorders Organic Brain Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Principles. DSM V Guidelines

Instructor: Carmine Pecoraro, Psy.D., C.Ad., CAP, DACACD

 

April 10 & 11, 2021

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:  William Berry, LMHC, CAP

 

May 1 & 2, 2021

Nutritional Strategies for Addictions & the Nervous System: Burn Out & Recovery

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 12 & 13, 2021

Auriculotherapy, Management of Withdrawal & Treating The Five Addictions

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


July 10 & 11, 2021     

Criminal Justice and Problem-Solving Specialty Courts, Intervention strategies

This course will examine the overrepresentation of people in the criminal justice system identified with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Specialty courts are problem-solving courts that help to connect offenders to treatment and additional services that will lead to successful reentry, recovery and community integration. The course will explore assessment for criminogenic risk/need, intervention strategies, community services and grants. 

Teacher: Cindy Schwartz, MS, MBA

August 7 & 8, 2021

Co-Dependency, Family Issues & Dynamics, and The Intervention Process Family Issues & Dynamics; Stages & Steps of Grief

Intervention Models & their Approaches; Treatment plans for in-patient and family members. Impaired Physician/Professional    

Instructor:  William Berry, LMHC, CAP

 

September 11 & 12, 2021  

Opioid Epidemic, MAT; & the Impact of Trauma on Professionals Treating Addictions PTSD, TBI   

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 medications. First Responders, Trauma and burnout.
Instructor: Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

October 9 & 10, 2021  

Mental Health First Aid For Children; Support Processes; Assessments & Resources

A comprehensive overview related to how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This course gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to a youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course covers common signs and symptoms of mental illness, as well as substance use, how to interact with a person in crisis, and how to connect individuals with help. Each participant will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification 

Instructor:  Liliana Legra-Salazar, M.S., Ed.S, Ed.D(c)

November 6 & 7, 2021  

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 

December 4 & 5, 2021

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

2020/2021 LAS VEGAS

Nov 21-22, 2020 

Adolescent Treatment, Inpatient/Outpatient, Implementing Stages of Change

Where are we at with Adolescent addiction treatment? How do we treat adolescents different than adults in treatment to get the best outcomes? How do we decide what is the best level of care for an adolescent? What are the differences between public and private treatment programs for adolescents? What are the stages of change and how do I use them in treatment? This class will cover and answer all the previous questions and shed light on how to do better treatment with adolescents. We will also look at factors that influence adolescent treatment and how to work differently with this population. 

Instructor: Luke Hatch, LCSW, C.Ad.

December 12-13, 2020
New Trends in Drug Treatment Programs; Traditional & Alternative Approaches

New Trends in Drug Treatment Programs; Traditional & Alternative Approaches The human services business challenges; Develop an Addiction Program with mental health programs; how to avoid Funding issues for substance abuse and mental health; Documentation/Operational Issues Laws and Rules and Risk Management
Instructor: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

January 23 & 24, 2021    

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

February 20-21, 2021   

Pediatrics, Family Systems; Attachment Theory in Addictions, Assessment & Treatment

Addiction & Mental Health Impact on Family Systems:  Reactive Attachment Disorder and Addicted Mothers; disinhibited attachment disorder.  Primary caregivers in early childhood.

Instructor:   Kimberly Landero, LMFT CPC, LCADC

March 20-21, 2021   

Resiliency, PTSD, Trauma, MI, Intake, Assessment Mental Health Initiative for School Based Health Care Systems

Relapse prevention. Clinical strategies to prevent relapse in addictions. Drugs and the work place. Understanding Federal Government's initiative on the Drug Free Workplace. Societal issues, drug free schools and community programs

Instructor:   Oscar Flores Sida, M.S., NCC, CPC, LCADC, CPGC

 

April 24-25, 2021

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:  Kimberly Landero, LMFT, CPC, LCADC

 

May 22-23, 2021

Opioid Epidemic MAT & The Impact of Trauma on Professionals Treating Addiction 

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 medications. First Responders, Trauma and burnout.
Instructor: Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

 

June 26-27, 2021 

Co-Occurring Disorders in Adults, DMSV, Diagnosis & Evidence Based Practices

Mental disorders that coexist with at least one substance use disorder in an individual. These two behavioral health conditions are intertwined and interacting. Individuals are likely to have complex health and social needs Affective/behavior Disorders, Personality Disorders Organic Brain Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Principles. DSM V Guidelines.

Instructor:  Kimberly Landero, LMFT, CPC, LADC

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