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

2019/2020 Las Vegas

2019/2020 Miami Dates

December 7 & 8, 2019
In Patient/Outpatient Addiction Treatment: Traditional & Complimentary Models and Criteria
Instructor: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

January 4-5, 2020
Pediatrics & Pregnancy, Managing the Mom, Infant & Child in Addictions & OCD's
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 8-9, 2020
Positive Psychology & Addiction Recovery: From the Recovery Model to Self Actualization
The history of Positive Psychology; Current trends in Positive Psychology; the Recovery Model; The 9 components of the Recovery Model
What is Self-Actualization; The B-Values and other components of Self-Actualization. From Recovery to Self-Actualization
Instructor: William Berry, LMHC, CAP, DACACD

March 7-8, 2020
Comprehensive Mechanisms & 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 4-5, 2020
Healing Trauma, PTSD with Recovery Support Systems & Recovery Capital Model
What is PTSD, What qualifies as trauma? Intergenerational trauma. Effect of Trauma
Nightmares, sleep disorder, panic, compulsive thoughts. Crisis treatment for Trauma
debrief within 24 hours. Seeking Safety an evidence based method. EMDR, Memory Therapy,
Recovery Support services, creating employment, educational support, case management.
Instructor: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

May 2-3, 2020
Nutritional Strategies for Addictions & The Nervous System
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 6-7, 2020
Co-Occurring Disorders, Diagnosis with the DSM-5
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 needsAffective/behavior Disorders, Personality Disorders Organic Brain Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Principles. DSM V Guidelines
Instructor: Linda Wilson, B.S., MSW, LCSW

July 11-12, 2020
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, DACACD

August 8-9, 2020
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

September 5-6, 2020
Opioid & Alcohol Epidemic, MAT & Natural Strategies; Reward Deficiency Syndrome
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
Instructor: Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

October 17-18, 2020
Certification Training for Mental Health First Aid for Youth & Adults
This course provides 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 or adult who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course covers common sign and symptoms of mental illness, common signs and symptoms of substance use, how to interact with a person in crisis, and how to connect individuals with help. Each course participant will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification and an Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification at the conclusion of this course.
Instructor: Linda Wilson, B.S., MSW, LCSW

November 7-8, 2020
Process Addictions , Food, Sex, Gambling & Internet; History of Substances of Abuse
Dynamics of addictive behaviors. abuse of substances and process addictions including gambling, shopping, hoarding and sex addiction. Special attention is given to physiological factors, personal traits, family dynamics, and implications for schools, communities, and businesses. Overview of latest practices in SA treatment including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MI), Mindfulness BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Community Reinforcement/ Contingency Management
Instructor: William Berry, LMHC, CAP, DACACD

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

2019/2020 Las Vegas

November 23 & 23, 2019
Nutritional Strategies in Addictions, ADD, PTSD, & Depression
Instructor: Ronald Jahner, N.D., C.Ad, L.Ac., DACACD

December 14 & 15, 2019
In Patient/Outpatient Addiction Treatment: Traditional & Complimentary Models and Criteria
Instructor: Phil Diaz, MSW, LLD(H), DACACD

January 11-12, 2020
Pediatrics & Pregnancy, Managing the Mom, Infant & Child in Addictions & OCD's
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 15-16, 2020
Current Recovery Models for Mental Health & Addictions: Mindfulness to Positive Psychology
Understanding recovery as a process of change incorporating recovery models. Exploring recovery models, i.e., Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy; Positive Psychology. Implementing Self-Actualization.
Instructor: Michelle McGuire, Psy.D

March 21-22, 2020
Comprehensive Mechanisms & 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 25-26, 2020
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: Michelle McGuire, Psy.D

May 16-17, 2020
Adolescent Treatment, Impatient/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, MSW, LCSW, C. Ad.
Instructor: Luke Hatch, LCSW, C.Ad.

June 27-28, 2020
Understanding the Genetics of Addictions: Reward Deficiency Syndrome
General overview of Biogenetic Components. How the biogenetic components manifest in Compulsive Disorders. DNA Structure, Alleles, Genetic Disposition. Mutation, manifestation, Expression of genes. How the genes of addiction affects an individual’s behavior. Re-Norming the system through therapeutic nutraceuticals & pharmacological interventions.
Instructor: Joseph Bradley, M.S., D.C., DNS, C.Ad., DACACD, Psy.D(c)

July 18-19, 2020
Disease Model of Addictions , Nutritional & Coaching Strategies for Rehab & Recovery
Therapy Paradigms: Acute vs. Chronic; Functional PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome); Psychosomatic Influences in Chronic Syndrome; Practical Spiritual Counseling/Cognitive Processes
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
Instructor: Ron Jahner N.D., C.Ad., L.A.c., DACACD

August 15-16, 2020
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

September 12-13, 2020
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)

October 24-25, 2020
Opioid & Alcohol Epidemic, MAT & Natural Strategies; Reward Deficiency Syndrome
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
Instructor: Michael Schaefer, D.C., OMD, MPH, DACACD

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

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