Welcome to the 44th Annual Winter Symposium

January 28 - January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 31st

“Early Bird” Session:
7:30-8:45am Relapse Prevention and Quality of Life Planning Tim Gust, PhD
8:00-11:45am Hospitality Suite Open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: Jaywalker Lodge
  1. KEYNOTE: Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy: The Foundations of Empathy, Hypnotic Response and Attunement Jeff Zeig, PhD
  2. Overcoming the Challenges and Stigma of Heroin and Opioid Dependence, and other Addictions Joseph Cabaret, MD and Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, LMFT, ACRPS
  3. Transformers: Chronic Diseases and Integrative Interventions Linda Sweeney, LPC, LAC, NCC, Megan Swenson, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC, and Athena Baca-Chieza, PsyD-MCPN
  4. Panic Disorders, Phobias, and Anxiety: Origins, Co-Occurring Conditions, Maintenance Dynamics and Treatment Strategies Brian Bagwell, PsyD
10:15-10:30am SOCIAL BREAK
Exhibit Hall
  1. KEYNOTE: Advanced Techniques of Psychotherapy: UtilizationV, The Foundation of Solutions Jeff K. Zeig, PhD
  2. Measuring Individual Treatment and Program Success with Real-Time Outcomes Dianna Sandoval, MA, LPC, CAC III and Rick McKenzie, BS
  3. Integrative DBT with the Twelve Steps: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Managing Emotional Deregulation in Addictions Treatment Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC and Osvaldo Cabral, MA, LPC
  4. Another Look at Brain Chemistry, Nutrition and Recovery Jean Armour, BSN, MA, LPC, CACIII
12:15-1:30pm *LUNCH PRESENTATION (or Lunch on your own) 1 Credit Hour
The Impact of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado. Green Pastures or Up in Smoke? Will be held in SUMMIT ROOM, 4th Floor *Preregistration & $30 Prepayment Required – no audit- only option. Suthers, John W., JD, Current Mayor of Colorado Springs, Former Attorney General of the State of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Summit Room
1:00-4:00pm Hospitality Suite Open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: AspenRidge Recovery
  1. KEYNOTE: PsychoNeuroPlasticity: Principals and Practices in Addiction Treatment Barbara S. Peavey, PhD, MS, PsyPharm, BCIAC
  2. It’s All Greek to Me- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Launch of a National Sober College Fraternity Bob Ferguson, BS
  3. Cultural Humility and Embracing Ethical Multiculturalism in Patient Care Mita M. Johnson, EdD
  4. Radical Aliveness Michael Holtby, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
3:15-3:30pm SOCIAL BREAK
Exhibit Hall
  1. KEYNOTE: A Way Out: Columbine and The Prescription Drug Epidemic
    Austin Eubanks, Executive Director, The Foundry Treatment Center
  2. Sober Living Facility Standards and The Right Model: Choice House Continuing Care, Monitoring and Professional Ethical Oversight Strategies Mara Lehnert, CAC III, Certified Interventionist, and Jordan Hamilton
  3. Prescription Opioid and Heroin Use in Adolescents: Trends and Treatment Options Hy Gia Park, MD
  4. “Drunkorexia”: Treatment for Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders Dorie McCubbery, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS
5:30PM Movie: Generation Found, sponsored by Peaks Recovery Centers
The documentary will be followed by a professional discussion panel. Join us while we come together as a community to address youth recovery, early intervention, and discuss long-term alternatives to the "War on Drugs". Sign up at information desk to enjoy pizza, popcorn, and sodas!
  1. KEYNOTE: 21st Century Marijuana Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD, LP, LAC, CC-AASP
  2. The Colorado Springs Opioid Collaborative: A Community Based Approach to the Opioid Epidemic George Hertner, MD, Jennifer C. Huskinson, RN, BSN, CCM, Lt. Mark Comte, Joel Dickerman, DO, Mary Steiner, BSN, RN, Facilitator and Ryan Smith, Co-Facilitator
  3. The Gut Brain and Addiction Annie Hatcher, EdD, RD (ret), CAC III, NCAC II
  4. Care Strategies for Combat Veterans and Military Personnel: PTSD, Trauma, Major Depression and Co-Occurring Disorders Thomas L. Jewitt, MD
8:00-9:30pm Open Forum: Breckenridge Room
Alliance-Focused Integrative Psychodynamics Psychotherapy of Addictive Disorders

Gary G. Forrest, EdD, PhD