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USJT Conference Report

U.S. Journal Training and Counselor magazine will present the 6th Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders, October 28–30 in Newport Beach, CA at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa at Fashion Island.


The conference offers 26.5 credit hours for Continuing Education, including six hours of ethics training at a preconference workshop held on October 27.


The focus of this year’s conference includes: 


  • The neuroscience of resilience
  • Trauma treatment
  • Food and mood
  • Heart connection
  • Attachment disorders
  • Storytelling and mindfulness
  • Family treatment
  • Relationships in the twenty-first century


A special evening presentation on October 29 will focus on “Marijuana: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” An expert panel will discuss the costs and benefits of decriminalization of cannabis, including medical marijuana and legalization.


Nationally recognized speakers at this conference include:



The conference cohost is American Addiction Centers; cosponsors are The Meadows and Newport Academy; participating sponsors include Balboa Horizons, The Change Companies, Cottonwood Tucson, Evolve, His House/New Creations, Northbound Treatment Services, and Sovereign Health.


In addition, members of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) are entitled to a 10 percent conference registration discount. 


Complete program and registration details can be found at www.usjt.com.