Welcome to the 45th Annual Winter Symposium

January 27 - January 30, 2019

Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health

Join us in celebrating 45 years of exemplary service to the Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Fields!

The purpose of the 45th Annual Winter Symposium includes improving health professional attendee’s evidence-based diagnostic/assessment, treatment, knowledge and practice skills specific to reducing and/or eliminating health care provider care gaps and facilitating integrative care related to a broad spectrum of addictive disorders, behavioral health and mental health disorders.

Attendees completing the full Symposium will be able to identify 5 or more evidenced-based diagnostic/assessment measures, treatment interventions, practice gap reduction measures and integrative care interventions including psychotherapies, psychosocial treatments, medical and psychotropic care, self-help care and adjunctive care interventions for persons manifesting a broad spectrum of disorders and conditions included in this educational program.

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Special THANKS to our 2019 Educational Supporters:

New Health Peaks Recovery Logo The Foundry Treatment Center Acadia Healthcare CAAP CeDAR Cedar Springs Hospital Colorado Association Of Addiction Professionals Crossroads’ Turning Points, Inc.
DOC Dominion Diagnostics Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center Gloo Harmony Foundation Healing Springs Ranch Health Solutions Highlands Behavioral Health Jaywalker Lodge Peak View Behavioral Health
Pine Grove Behavioral Health Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado Recovery Unplugged Red Rock The Rose House Sandstone Care Sierra Tucson The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Valley Hope West Pines Behavioral Health

Featured Faculty

Cabral, Osvaldo, LPC, LAC

Cabral, Osvaldo, LPC, LAC

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Cabral has worked in addiction and mental health since 2002 and joins New Health from Choice House in Boulder, Colorado, where he served as Director of Clinical Operations. As director of integrated services, he coordinates the operations of New Health’s medical and behavioral health professionals to ensure continuity of care for New Health patients.

Forrest, Gary G., EdD, PhD

Forrest, Gary G., EdD, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director and Founder of Psychotherapy Associates and the Annual Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Winter Symposium, Nationally recognized Addictions Consultant, Educator and Clinician, Colorado Springs, CO.

Levin, Michael B., MD

Levin, Michael B., MD

Michael B. Levin, MD is a psychiatrist and addictionologist in private practice in Denver. He has been interested in how theory shapes technique since his first year of psychoanalytic training. His approach to treatment of addiction arises from his varied professional background, which includes careers as an electrical engineer, a neuroscience researcher, and an internist before his career in psychiatry. He has been treating patients with addictions for 26 years.

Marzilli, Lisa, PharmD, CDOE

Marzilli, Lisa, PharmD, CDOE

Lisa Marzilli holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, is a diabetes educator, and an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island. She has worked in the home infusion/oncology industry and community pharmacy since 1989, focusing primarily on outpatient educational services and wellness programs in disease-state-management.

Moe, Jerry, MA

Moe, Jerry, MA

Jerry Moe is a National Director of Children Programs at the Betty Ford Center, a part of the Hzelden Betty Ford Foundation. An Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), he is an author, a lecturer, and trainer on issues for children and families hurt by addiction.

Moreno-Tuohy, Cynthia, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

Moreno-Tuohy, Cynthia, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

Executive Director of NAADAC, Internationally recognized Addictions Trainer, Educator and Longmont, CO Consultant, Author, “Rein in Your Brain: From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery,” Alexandra, VA.

Platter, Bari K., MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Platter, Bari K., MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Bari K Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with over thirty years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings.  Ms. Platter is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer and a certified Crucial Conversations trainer.

Ross, Colin A., MD

Ross, Colin A., MD

Dr. Collin Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders and addictions. He is the founder of the Colin A Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. He has authored 29 books and more than 200 professional papers.

Wandler, Kevin, MD

Wandler, Kevin, MD

Kevin Wandler, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Recovery Systems and has assisted in opening all of ARS programs since 2011. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and he is double boarded in Addiction Medicine by The American Board of Psychiatry and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr Wandler has been working with patients with substance abuse and eating disorders for over 30 years and is a national and international speaker.

Weiss, Robert, LCSW, CSAT-S

Weiss, Robert, LCSW, CSAT-S

Robert is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—in particular sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he has served as a subject expert for multiple media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, and CNN, among others.

Wilson, Aaron, R., MD

Wilson, Aaron, R., MD

Trauma is a biologically complex disorder and is often the underlying reason contributing to mental health disorders and addiction pathology. Please join us as our presenter explores the neurobiology of trauma and provides up-to-date treatment modalities for PTSD.

Wubbolding, Robert, EdD

Wubbolding, Robert, EdD

Internationally known teacher, author, and practitioner of reality therapy, teaches choice theory and reality therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His contributions to theory and practice include the ideas of positive symptoms, the cycle of counseling, five levels of commitment, and others; he has also significantly expanded the procedure of evaluation.


Symposium Purpose and Core Learning Objectives

The purpose of the 45th Annual Winter Symposium includes improving health professional attendee’s evidence-based diagnostic/assessment, treatment, knowledge and practice skills specific to reducing and/or eliminating health care provider care gaps...

The 45th Annual Advanced International Winter Symposium

is an exciting and fun educational experience held in Colorado Springs, CO. Each year this internationally recognized Symposium brings together a distinguished faculty to address the issues of treatment, recovery, and research in the addictions, mental health, and behavioral health fields.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

This exciting, booming city is located 60 miles south of Denver and is an exceptional setting for the 45th annual symposium. Our great airport makes Colorado Springs easy to reach! The climate, scenery, recreational opportunities and Pikes Peak make Colorado Springs an exceptional setting for the 45th annual symposium.