Welcome to the 43rd Annual Winter Symposium

January 29 - February 1, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

A four day conference dedicated to Addictive Disorders,
Behavioral Health, and Mental Health professionals.

Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health

Join us in celebrating 43 years of exemplary service to the Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Fields!

The purpose of the 43rd 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.

Contact Symposium Staff

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Or Call | 719-597-5959 / 719-594-9304

Hotel Eleganté Information

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This event is powered by our 2017 Educational Supporters:

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

Featured Faculty

Zeig Jeffery

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD

Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, edited, co-edited, authored or co-authored more than 20 books in psychology. Architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, considered the most important conferences in the history of psychotherapy and is president of Zeig, Tucker, and Theison, Inc., Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ

Austin Eubanks

Austin Eubanks

Chief Operations Officer of The Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, CO. Austin’s personal journey through trauma and addiction has garnered international recognition. Now a featured member of Speakers for Change, his message plays a powerful role in reducing the stigma of addiction.

Barbara Peavey

Barbara S. Peavey, PhD, MS, PsyPharm, BCIAC

Internationally recognized Licensed Psychologist, CEO and Clinical Director of the Lawlis-Peavey PsychoNeuro Plasticity (PNP) Center, Origins Recovery Centers, Grapevine, TX

Lincoln, Justin

Justin Lincoln, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Addictions and Behavioral Health Clinician, Peaks Recovery Centers, Colorado Springs, CO, Longmont, CO

Jason Friesema

Jason S. Friesema, LPC, CAC III

Clinical Director, Peaks Recovery Centers, Colorado Springs, CO

Chris Burns

Christopher Burns, BS

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Peaks Recovery Centers, Colorado Springs, CO

Jerry Moe

Jerry Moe, MA

National Director, Children’s Program at the Betty Ford Center, and component of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Advisory Board Member, Author, Lecturer and Trainer on issues for children and families hurt by addictions, recipient of Numerous Awards, Palm Desert, CA

Wubbolding, Robert

Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD

Director, Center for Reality Therapy, Cincinnati, OH, Director of Training, William Glasses Institute (1987-2011), International Consultant and Reality Therapy, Education, Author of 14 books, he has been a halfway house therapist for ex-offenders as well as a consultant to drug and alcohol programs for the U.S. Military, Cincinnati, OH

Forrest, Gary

Gary G. Forrest, 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

John Suthers

John W. Suthers, JD

Mayor of Colorado Springs, served as District Attorney and later as Attorney General of the State of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.

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Marcie Chambers, PhD

Dr. Marcie Chambers received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was in private practice for a number of years, treating clients for depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency and addiction. Dr. Chambers taught psychology at the University of Colorado, Regis University, and Metro State College. Dr. Chambers opened The Rose House in Boulder County, Colorado in 2008.

Moreno-Tuohy, Cynthia

Cynthia Moreno-Tuohy, 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

Moreno-Tuohy, Cynthia

Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD, LP, LAC, CC-AASP

Dr. Bader graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a PhD in counseling psychology and specializing in sport psychology, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Symposium Purpose and Core Learning Objectives

The purpose of the 43rd 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 43rd 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.


This exciting, booming city is located 60 miles south of Denver. 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 43rd annual symposium.