Personal Education, Professional Seminars and Conferences 


ADDICTION 101
Ipsilanti, Michigan

September 17, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
Presented by: James Balmer, President, Dawn Farm This program will examine the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and provide an overview of the process of recovery from addiction. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use, gain an understanding of the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, gain a basic understanding of how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and become familiar with tools utilized to treat addiction. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program.
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events
 

MOMENTS OF CHANGE
Palm Beach, Florida
September 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2013
Back by popular demand, this event will present some of the most relevant topics Foundations has offered across the spectrum that is integrated treatment. The fall conference will provide a fresh face to the annual “The Moment of Change” conference as we bring you the most pertinent topics presented by the industry’s top experts. Given the exceptional venue at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, and the premium experience, including top entertainment and sober fun, you can expect this year’s conference to be better than ever! Continuing education credits will be available as you learn from leading professionals from six distinct fields. Attendees will have the option to tailor their experience to one particular subject or attend presentations on a variety of topics.
THE BREAKERS
One South County Road
Registration $449, available on-line
For more information, please visit: http://foundationsevents.com

HOW TO SUPPORT RECOVERY AND NOT ADDICTION
Ipsilanti, Michigan
September 24, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
PRESENTER: Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM:    When all else has failed – what does work when confronted with a loved one’s addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person’s recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person’s recovery, avoid enabling another person’s addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program.
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events

TEENS USING DRUGS - PART ONE - WHAT TO KNOW
Ipsilanti, Michigan
October 1, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
A two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists. Part One: What to Know: How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events

TEENS USING DRUGS - PART TWO - WHAT TO KNOW
Ipsilanti, Michigan
October 8, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
Second of a two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists. Part Two: What To Do: What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events  

3rd ANNUAL LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION CONFERENCE
Las Vegas, Convention
October 7, 8 & 9, 2013
An estimated 72 million Americans face addiction, a large portion of those are dealing with process addiction.  You may choose from four topic tracks.  Speakers include; Patrick Carnes, Claudia Black & Robert Lustig. 18 CEU's available
BELAGIO HOTEL
2600 Las Vegas Blvd
Registration $429, after August 21, $479, available on-line
For more information, please visit www.lifestyleintervention.org

THE INTERSECTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Ipsilanti, Michigan
October 15, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
PRESENTERS: Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center; and David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, and Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the batterer’s abusive behaviors and support the survivor. People with a personal or professional interest in this topic are welcome. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program.
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND THE FAMILY
Ipsilanti, Michigan
October 22, 2013
(7:30 to 9:00 pm)
PRESENTER: Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D.; Director, Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This program will provide participants with an understanding of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program
ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL
Educaton Center Auditorim (ground floor)
5305 Elliott Drive
Registration FREE
For more information, please visit: www.dawnfarm.org/events


 


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