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USJT Conference Report

By the time you read this, summer will be over and we’ll be ready for another season of the “best of the best” in quality professional training.


Following the USJT September conferences in San Francisco, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, we are now busy preparing for our last two events of 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults  
Oct 15–17, 2014, Philadelphia, PA  
Cohost: Caron Treatment Centers  


Working with adolescents and young adults whose lives have been impacted by addictive disorders, behavioral issues, and mental health problems has challenged even the best of those working with this population.


Join colleagues from throughout the country for a conference addressing the cutting edge issues, research advances, and clinical applications for this special population of clients with their unique demands on educators, counselors, and other helping professionals.


Topics to be addressed include:


  • Understanding trauma
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Screen addiction
  • DSM-5
  • Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents  
  • Bullying
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Marijuana issues
  • Neuroscience
  • Parent support groups
  • Resilience


Early-bird registration is available until September 15 at www.usjt.com.


2nd International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction  
Nov 12–14, 2014, Fort Lauderdale, FL  
Cohosts: Caron Treatment Centers and The Meadows  


Following the success of this inaugural conference last spring in Brooklyn, New York, US Journal Training brings together an international cast of authors and presenters to further our understanding of compulsive sex disorders, love addiction, and codependency. 


At this conference, the honorary chairperson is Dr. Patrick Carnes, director of the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows. This year’s conference theme is “The Changing Architecture of Addictive Desire, Trauma, and Attachment: Families, Children, and Partners.”


Keynote speakers include:


  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Claudia Black, PhD
  • Helen Fisher, PhD
  • Donald Hilton, MD
  • Stefanie Carnes, PhD
  • Pat Love, EdD
  • Ken Adams, PhD
  • Robert Weiss, LCSW


Program and registration details are now available at www.usjt.com.