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Past Conferences

Prevention, Treatment and Recovery: Keeping Pace with the Changing Times

DATE: Monday, June 24, 2019
LOCATIONDoubleTree By Hilton Somerset Hotel, NJ -200 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873

6 CE credits approved for CADC, LCADC, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Social Workers

This One-Day Conference will provide participants the opportunity to focus in on important and timely issues related to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Fundamentally, this event will set the course and tone for the Summer School of Addiction Studies (SSAS). Nevertheless, registration solely for the One-Day Conference is available for those who are unable to attend the full Summer School of Addiction Studies.

Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and GSAPP Trauma Conference

At the Crossroads of Complex Trauma: Domestic Violence and Addiction

DATE: Friday, March 29, 2019
LOCATIONRutgers University Inn and Conference Center -178 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

6 CE credits for Psychologists (including 4 Domestic Violence CE’s available through attendance of afternoon breakout sessions)
6 CE credits for CADC, LCADC, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Social Workers

We welcome professionals from allied fields and provide certificates of attendance for those who sign in and out and request them

Conference Agenda:

8:00 – 9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00The Link Between Complex Trauma and Addictions: Treatment Implications
Christine A. Courtois, PhD, PLLC
Consultant/Trainer, Trauma Psychology and Treatment
10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:45Panel-Associated Features and Challenges in Working with Complex Trauma
Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Chief Clinical Officer, The Center for Great Expectations
Monica Indart, PsyD
Clinical, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD, LPC
Associate Director Mental Health Services, Rikers Island
11:45 – 12:15Lunch
12:15 – 4:30Breakout Option 1: Domestic Violence
Breakout Option 2: Supporting Recovery from Partner Violence with Seeking Safety
Lisa Caren Litt, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Training Consultant and Supervisor

Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies Focus Day 2018

DATE: Sunday July 8, 2018
LOCATION: DoubleTree By Hilton Somerset Hotel, NJ -200 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873

The Measurement of Success

DATE: Friday October 20, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATIONRutgers University Inn and Conference Center -178 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Conference Agenda:

8:15 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:15Welcome Remarks
9:15 – 10:15Keynote Address: David Gastfriend, M.D.
The Promise of Science and the Challenge to Practice
10:15 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00An Intimate Conversation with the Moyers Family
12:00 – 12:15Adele Smithers Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Individuals with Addictions
Presented by: Christopher B. Smithers
President of the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:00Afternoon Workshops (optional)
Workshop 1: Data and Evaluation in Addiction Treatment
Workshop 2: Navigating the Addiction Field in New Jersey

Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies Focus Day 2016

DATE: Sunday July 10, 2016

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