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U.S. Journal Training Conference Report – March 2013


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National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) 30th Anniversary Celebration held at U.S. Journal Training Conference    

ebc_6442451301Several founders, as well as current and past board members of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, joined hands at U.S. Journal Training’s Counseling Advances Conference (Las Vegas, March 13-15, 2013) to celebrate NACoA’s 30th anniversary.

Over 400 conference delegates attended an emotional luncheon, sponsored by The Betty Ford Center, which honored many of the pioneers of a social movement that forever changed the way we view the impact of addiction on the family system. 

Jerry Moe, Director of Childrens Programs at the Betty Ford Center, gave a moving presentation which focused on the significance of NACoA’s educational outreach both in the North America and abroad. Founders were presented Certificates of Appreciation and Sis Wenger, NACoA’s Executive Director, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Claudia Black, PhD a Senior Fellow at The Meadows and co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

Last Call  

By the time you read this, two major U.S. Journal Training conferences will be upon us. You may still register online at www.usjt.com or phone 800-441-5569 or 954-360-0909. The 1st International Conference on Sex and Love Addiction—Global Advances in Clinical Treatment will be held April 4–6, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Co-hosted by Caron Treatment Centers. This landmark event will explore the global impact of sex and love addictions 6n individuals, families and society. The 11th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults will be held April 11–13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the LVH Hotel. Co-sponsored by American Addiction Centers, the conference offers up to 24 hours for Continuing Education, including 6 hours for Ethics pre-conference workshop on April 10, 2013.

Join us in Seattle  

U.S. Journal Training, The Institute for Integral Development and Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals have announced details of the 26th Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders to be held May 29–31, 2013  in Seattle (Bellevue), Washington.

The conference provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders. Emphasis will also be placed on special topics such as neuroscience, trauma, couples in recovery, co-occurring disorders, attachment, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, loneliness, cultural diversity, affect regulation, ethics and more.

Faculty includes Allan Schore, PhD; Joan Borysenko, PhD; Pat Love, EdD; John Briere, PhD; Don Meichenbaum, PhD; Steven Passik, PhD, Beverly Berg, MFT; Cardwell Nuckols, PhD, and many more. Conference Co-Sponsor is Millennium Laboratories. Participating Sponsors include Awakenings-By-The Sea, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Hemet Valley and Timberline Knolls.

Up to 20 Credit Hours for Continuing Education, including 4 Hours Ethics are offered.