44th Annual Winter Symposium

January 28 - January 31, 2018

Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health

Join us in celebrating 44 years of exemplary service to the Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Fields!

The purpose of the 44th 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 2018 Educational Supporters:

Peaks Recovery Logo The Foundry Treatment Center Acadia Healthcare Arapahoe House AspenPointe CeDAR Cedar Springs Hospital Choice House, Inc. The Lookout, Ladies Choice
Colorado Association Of Addiction Professionals Crossroads’ Turning Points, Inc. DOC Dominion Diagnostics Elements Behavioral Health Harmony Foundation Healing Springs Ranch Health Solutions Highlands Behavioral Health Las Vegas Recovery IABMCP Jaywalker Lodge
Peak View Behavioral Health Pine Grove Behavioral Health Problem Gambling Red Rock Rose House Sandstone Care Sierra Tucson Road to Recovery The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Valley Hope West Pines Behavioral Health

Featured Faculty

Barnes, Dr. Michael, PhD, MAC, LAC

Barnes, Dr. Michael, PhD, MAC, LAC

Dr. Barnes, a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has developed Trauma Integrated Addiction Treatment Programs and speaks nationally on Trauma Integrated Treatment and Trauma, Families, and Addiction.

Copelan, Russell, MD

Copelan, Russell, MD

Dr. Copelan graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Medical School. He trained in neurosciences, neurosurgery, and emergency psychiatry. He is currently a reviewer for Academic Psychiatry.

Genovese, Michael V., MD, JD

Genovese, Michael V., MD, JD

Michael is the Chief Medical Advisor for Acadia Healthcare Recovery Division.

Ilardi, Stephen S., PhD

Ilardi, Stephen S., PhD

Dr. Ilardi is associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas and the author of over forty professional articles on mental illness, including his book, "The Depression Cure." Through his active clinical practice, Dr. Ilardi has treated several hundred depressed patients. He lives with his family in Lawrence, Kansas.

Lisa, PharmD, CDOE

Johnson, Amber, MD

Dr. Johnson is a board certified psychiatrist who is the current director of TMS services at WestPines, where she also works as an inpatient psychiatrist.  She attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed her Psychiatric Residency at Duke University MedicalCenter.

Lisa, PharmD, CDOE

Marzilli, Lisa, PharmD, CDOE

Lisa 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.

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.

Pohl, Mel, MD, DFASAM

Pohl, Mel, MD, DFASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, (ABAM), and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Smith, Caroline, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, CIP, CCMI, EMDRII

Smith, Caroline, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, CIP, CCMI, EMDRII

Ms. Smith is a LPC, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist, and Certified Interventionist Professional. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ottawa University.

Wandler, Kevin, MD, CEDS

Wandler, Kevin, MD, CEDS

Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS, is the Medical Director for Advanced Recovery Systems and the immediate past President of iaedp. Dr. Wandler is one of the nation’s leading physicians in the eating disorders treatment field as well in Addiction Medicine.

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.

Wright, Steven, MD

Wright, Steven, MD

Steven Wright, MD, is a residency-trained family physician with a 32 year clinical career. Active in addiction medicine 30 years and medical pain management 14 years, he focuses on building sober and pain-managed persons and communities through evidence-based, personalized, and respectful medical approaches as a medical director of a clinical practice in Colorado and through consulting, speaking, advocacy, policy development, education, medical provider assessment / supervision, and medical legal work. Program Medical Director: The International Benzodiazepine Conference, Bend, OR. Medical Director: Mountain Medical Care and sponsored by Road to Recovery, LLC, Denver metro, CO.


Symposium Purpose and Core Learning Objectives

The purpose of the 44th 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 44th 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 44th 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 44th annual symposium.