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.

Sunday, January 29th

11:00-3:00pm EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS
12:45-5:30pm Hospitality Suite - Breckenridge Room
Hosted by: Recovery Village at Palmer Lake
“Early Arriver” Session
Open Forum:
1:30-3:00pm
  1. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: A Watershed Moment for the Future of Behavioral Health Care Uniting the Community with What We Know to Transform Our Systems of Care.
    Megan Marx-Varela, MPA, Moe Keller, Tonya Wheeler, and Moderator: Jeannie Ritter
  2. DBT Practice as Stand-Alone or Complementary Treatment for SUDAnna King, MA, MSW, LSW, DBTC
  3. A Scientific Integrated Approach to Addiction Recovery Judith Miller, PhD, CAC III and Rick Bolin
  4. The Use of Mindfulness in Addictions Treatment Annie Peters, PhD, LPC
SESSION I
3:00-5:00pm
  1. Keynote: The Yin and Yang of Brain Networks: Relevance to Addiction, Depression, Schizophrenia, Autism and ADHD John L. Fleming, MD, DLFAPA
  2. The Feminization of Addiction Barbara Flood, PhD, MSW
  3. The Emerging Face of Addiction: Process Addictions Chris Simon, MA, LPC, NCC, CSAT
  4. Law Enforcement Support for Victims of Human Trafficking Sgt. Craig Simpson, DRE at CSPD
Dinner break (on your own)
SESSION I (continued)
7:00-8:30pm
  1. Keynote: We Stand at the Fork in the Road: Which Pathway is better? Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD
  2. Psychodrama in Clinical Practice, Bill Wysong, MA, LPC, EMDR II, TEP
  3. In-Depth Ethical Exploration of the Therapeutic Alliance and How it Effects Outcomes and Quality of Care Libby Timmons, MEd, LISAC, CEAP, SAP
  4. Beyond the Couch: Intentional Peer Support, Recovery Education and Vocational Services as Valuable Follow-up Community Services Steven Bell, BA, CPRP
8:30- 9:45pm Open Forum: Breckenridge Room
Therapeutic Alliance, Attachment, Trauma, Transference and Countertransference Dynamics
Discussants: Gary G Forrest EdD, PhD, Thomas Jewitt, MD, and Libby Timmons, MD, LISAC, CEAP, SAP