NAADAC invites you to its 2019 Annual Conference: Navigating the Addiction Profession in Orlando, FL from September 28 - October 3, 2019 at the Renainssance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Don't miss six days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession!  The conference will feature full-day pre- and post-conference sessions, six keynote speakers, 10 tracks, over 60 breakout sessions, a two-day Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification course, a two-day Conflict Resolution for Recovery course, onsite book stores, an Awards Lunch, a packed Exhibit Hall, and exciting evening activities!  Don't miss out on this important educational event!

Please note that the full 2019 Annual Conference Preliminary Program will be available in April 2018.

Business & Partner Meetings

FRIDAY, SEPTember 27

7:30AM – 8:30AM           NAADAC Executive Committee Breakfast

8:00AM – 5:00PM           NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting

11:30AM – 12:30PM          NAADAC Executive Committee Lunch     

10:00AM – 4:00PM          INCASE Board Meeting

6:00PM – 7:30PM            NASAC Advisory Board

7:30PM – 9:00PM            NASAC Commissioners Meeting

SATURDAY, SEPTember 28

7:30AM – 8:30AM          NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Breakfast

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting

12:00PM – 1:00PM          NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Lunch

SUNDAY, SEPTember 29

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NCC AP Meeting

11:30AM – 12:30PM         NAADAC Regional & International Caucus Meetings

7:00PM – 8:00PM           INCASE Membership Meeting

8:00PM – 10:00PM         INCASE Reception

TUESDAY, OCTober 1

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NCC AP Meeting

Saturday, September 28 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:30am – 7:00pm Registration
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast (for PRE-Conference Attendees only)
8:30am – 5:00pm PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Updates on Treating Tobacco Dependence 
Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, NCTTP, FAANP, Therese Shumaker, MA, NCTTP, James Brawner, MEd, NCTTP, and Jon O. Ebbert, MD, MSc
Presented in partnership with the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), this full day training will consist of mini-sessions on the following topics: (1) Tobacco as a Chronic Disease; (2) Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence; (3) E-Cigarettes; (4) Treating Special Populations - Mental Health/Substance Use/Adolescents; (4) The Four Es of Tobacco Cessation for Homeless Populations; (5) Motivational Strategies; and (6) National Certificate/Certification.

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Deborah Fenton-Nichols, EdD, LPC, LAC, NCC
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce addiction counselors and other helping professionals to the study of pharmacology and to increase their familiarity with the signs and symptoms of psychoactive substances. Before pharmacology can be explored, it is important to understand the direct connection between psychoactive substance use, brain functioning, and addiction. This workshop is not intended to make clinicians or service providers experts in pharmacology. However the information presented will provide facts that can assist in the assessment, treatment, and referral of clients.

Clinical Supervision: A Relational and Individualized Approach
Thomas Durham, PhD
Effective clinical supervision is a mutual endeavor of clinical oversight and professional growth. It is a process that conceptualizes learning for the counselor that involves much more than monitoring a counselor’s work. This workshop is an overview of NAADAC’s new Manual: Clinical Supervision: a Self-Study Guide and Workbook and will demonstrate the processes of supervision that make it an essential component in effective clinical care. Areas of focus include: relational dynamics; individualized approaches and strength-based competencies – all hallmarks of skill development through evidence-based supervision that ultimately leads to effective client care. The workshop will be interactive and comprise a combination of didactic presentations, class discussions, and small group experiential exercises.

Being Your Most Ethical Self
Kathryn Benson, NCAC II, LASAC II, QCS, SAP
Coming soon...

Telebehavioral Health Legal & Ethical Best Practices: Dos and Don'ts  
Marlene Maheu, PhD
This innovative, fast-moving yet introductory workshop will provide a practical overview of telebehavioral health laws and evidence-based techniques required by the NAADAC ethical code. Legal issues covered will include licensure, informed consent, mandated reporting, malpractice carriers, HIPAA, HITECH, privacy and confidentiality. Ethical issues will include boundaries, competence and client/patient education techniques. Practical issues include conducting an online intake, planning for and handling emergencies. Smartphones, iPads, apps, texting & other innovative practice issues will reviewed. Discussions will include examples of skills needed to practice/supervise using videoconferencing. Extensive handouts and references will be provide for audience members. Attend this program to glimpse how you too, can legally and ethically leverage the power and reach of telehealth to lower your overhead, reach more people, and increase your profits – often from home!

The Opioid Epidemic: A 360 View   
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III, Richard Paul "Rick" Green III, BSBA, LCDC, Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD, and Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDX 
There is a lot of information being said about the opioid crisis.  This full day session will discuss the history of opioid drug use, factors that have contributed, different pathways of the use of opioids and the different pathways to treatment and recovery.  This presentation will include current research and the implications for treatment and long term recovery and policy implications these may warrant. This presentation will move from the overview of the opioid crisis to appropriate treatment and options for care  from leading experts in addictions. 

Los Opioides y La Comunidad Hispana (Opioids and the Hispanic Community) - Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Transfer Technology Center (ATTC).
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II, Glory McDaniel, MA, LPCC, CAC I, NCC, and Carlos Costa, MHS, MAC
Los funcionarios de salud pública han calificado a la epidemia de opioides actual como la peor crisis de drogas en la historia de los Estados Unidos, matando a más de 72,000 personas en 2017. Los opioides son un contribuyente principal a nuestra adicción y a la crisis de sobredosis. Mientras que el "uso de analgésicos opioides fue más bajo entre los adultos hispanos esta comunidad continúa siendo afectada de manera desproporcionada por los trastornos por el uso de opioides. Esta sesión proporcionará una descripción general de la epidemia de opioides, cómo el DSM 5 considera el trastorno por uso de opioides, el tratamiento actual de las afecciones relacionadas con los opioides, y "qué sigue", en los pasos que se están tomando para abordar la epidemia. 

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for Pre-Conference attendees only)
3:00PM – 7:00pm NAADAC BOOKSTORE OPEN
5:00pm – 8:00pm WELCOME RECEPTION in Exhibit Hall 
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Sunday, September 29 - Up to 7.5 CEs available

7:00am – 4:30pm Registration & Engagement Center
7:00AM – 4:30PM NAADAC BOOKSTORE OPEN
7:00AM – 4:15PM CONFErenCE BOOKSTORE OPEN
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 4:15pm Poster Presentations
7:00am – 4:15pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am – 9:45am MORNING KEYNOTE

Welcome & State of NAADAC
Bobbie Hayes, MS, LMHC, CAP; Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP; and Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC

After a brief opening and welcoming remarks by NAADAC’s Executive Director and Florida NAADAC, NAADAC’s President and Executive Director will then give an overview on the state of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and reveal NAADAC’s 2019-2020 strategy and initiatives for the addiction profession.

The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction
Kevin McCauley, MD
The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding not only of addiction (substance use disorder), but also how brains enable human capacities such as valuation, decision-making and social cognition. Following the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s definition of addiction, this lecture describes the current neuroscientific models of this brain disorder. Addiction shows us how the brain constructs pleasurable experiences, what happens when this process goes wrong, and why this can have a dramatic impact in our ability to make proper choices. The lecture links the pathophysiology of addiction to the symptoms of SUD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

9:45am – 10:00am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 11:30am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:30am – 12:30pm NAADAC REGIONAL CAUCUS MEETINGS

Mid-Atlantic Regional Caucus
Mid-Central Regional Caucus
Mid-South Regional Caucus
North Central Regional Caucus
Northeast Regional Caucus
Northwest Regional Caucus
Southeast Regional Caucus
Southwest Regional Caucus
International Regional Caucus
Military Regional Caucus

12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:30pm – 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:00pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15pm – 5:45pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSION

The Opioid Epidemic: A 360 View  
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III, Richard Paul "Rick" Green III, BSBA, LCDC, Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD, and Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDX 
There is a lot of information being said about the opioid crisis.  This panel discussion will review the history of opioid drug use, factors that have contributed, different pathways of the use of opioids and the different pathways to treatment and recovery.  This presentation will include current research and the implications for treatment and long term recovery and policy implications these may warrant. This presentation will move from the overview of the opioid crisis to appropriate treatment and options for care  from leading experts in addictions. 

6:30pm - 8:00pm TOWN HALL 
Town Hall meeting with NAADAC and NCC AP Leadership and Federal Partners.
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Monday, September 30 - Up to 6 CEs available

7:30am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30am – 4:30pm Registration
7:30AM – 4:30PM NAADAC Bookstore
7:30AM – 2:00PM CONFERENCE Bookstore
7:30am – 2:00pm Poster Presentation
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30am – 10:00am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION

When the Titanic Meets the Iceberg: Addressing Trauma Beneath Addiction 
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
In this keynote address, you will learn the diagnostic criteria and evidence based approaches to treating 5 types of traumatic stress disorders common among clients with substance use disorders, including: acute stress disorder; post traumatic stress disorder; complex trauma; historical trauma and 24-7-365 terror. Other topics include: the history of trauma treatment and the need for advocacy; boundaries and how to avoid doing harm in the clinical relationship with clients exposed to trauma; experiential approaches to trauma recovery; relapse prevention for clients with trauma histories; how to develop a trauma informed system of care; the use of humor and other strategies to prevent secondary PTSD in your work with clients with trauma histories.

10:00am – 10:15am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15am – 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSIONS
11:45am – 2:00pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2:00pm - 3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon Break
3:45pm – 5:15pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSION

Cultural Humility in Practice:  Where our Personal and Public Lives Intersect
Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD
The current sociocultural climate and discourse in the United States elucidates the importance of understanding our humanity while fostering deeper cross-cultural relationships.   As the nation demographically represents a multitude of cultures, our ability to engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussions on cultural issues remains ever present.  This presentation addresses the current literature on implicit bias, color-blind racial ideology, and working with culturally diverse clients in counseling situations. The results provide insight into the importance of understanding one’s own cultural background, while understanding the important relationship between who we are as citizens of the world and professionals.

6:30pm - 8:30pm NAADAC Education & Research Foundation (NERF) Auction
Hosted by Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Tuesday, October 1 - Up to 6.5 CEs available

8:00AM – 4:30pm naadac & CONFERENCE BOOKSTORES OPEN
8:00am – 4:30pm Registration
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am Q&A with NAADAC President & Executive Director

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

9:00am – 10:30am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION

The Changing Face of Healing Trauma
Dr. Gary Ferguson, BS, ND
Healing is holistic. As we look to address the root causes of addiction, we need to incorporate mind, body, and spiritual aspects in our approach to healing trauma. Current research, promising practices show a message of hope for practitioner and patient.  In this talk we will cover nutrition, botanical medicine, mind/body, and incorporating spiritual healing/ceremony in our healing modalities, practice.  As wounded healers, many of us also face our own journey of healing trauma.  As we heal ourselves, be become an even brighter vessel of change, medicine for those we serve.

10:30am – 10:45am Morning Break
10:45am – 12:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
12:30pm – 2:15pm President’s Awards Luncheon
2:30pm - 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:00pm - 4:15pm Afternoon Break
4:15pm - 6:00pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE & CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC

9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Wednesday, October 2 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:00am – 11:00am Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 4:30pm Post-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: Myths, Realities and Effective Approaches to Care
Thomas Durham, PhD
This one day workshop is a skill-based training that focuses on understanding, referring, and treating individuals who have co-occurring disorders. This outlines the many myths related to mental illness treatment, barriers to effective care of co-occurring disorders, commonly encountered mental disorders, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, applicable screening and assessment instruments and issues surrounding medication management and coordinating with other mental health professionals. This workshop will also introduce the integrated model of mental health and addiction treatment services, outlining how to utilize current substance abuse and mental health treatment best practices.

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) Training - Day 1
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP 
With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Substance Abuse Professional Qualification/Requalification Course - Day 1
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for Post-Conference Attendees only)

Thursday, October 3 - Up to 7 CEs

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm POST-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) Training - Day 2
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP
With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Substance Abuse Professional Qualification/Requalification Course - Day 2
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for CRR & SAP Course Attendees only)