CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 5 continuing education clock hours.
Workshops available for Continuing Education are clearly indicated next to each workshop.
CE Process Info:
A continuing education certificate for the Conference will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 2 days before the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
  • Add Sessions you attended to your roster.
  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 877 248 6789 ext. 5 or by email at support@ce-go.com
Here are the sessions that will receive credit:
1. Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219
Rebecca Cooper, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS – Author “Diets Don’t Work®” – Founder, Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs, Rebecca’s Eating Disorder Foundation (501c.3)
“Does Your Patient Have an Eating Disorder?”
CE Info: Code E01 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
Does Your Patient Have an Eating Disorder? - Rebecca Cooper
How do you treat dysfunction eating patterns in a substance abuse treatment center? Many recovering people start using food instead of their addiction of choice. Some people in early recovery will relapse because of their increase in weight, food obsession, binge eating, food addictions, disordered eating, or eating disorder. Eating disorders are often a precursor to substance abuse. There are some foods that use the same neuro-pathways as addictive drugs.  Learn the importance of a correct assessment, determine the right level of treatment and in what setting will a patient with an eating disorder recover.
3 Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to differentiate between eating disorders, disordered eating and food addictions.
  2. Participants will be able to utilize assessment tools for eating disorders.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss proven eating disorder treatment modalities.
2. Thursday, July 13, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (KEYNOTE) |GREAT HALL 6
David Mee-Lee, M.D. – Senior Vice President, The Change Companies®“The ASAM Criteria in an Era of Healthcare Reform and Managed Care: Implications for Funding and Reimbursements”
CE Info: Code E02 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
The ASAM Criteria are the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for assessment, service planning, placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of people with addictive disorders.  As funding and care shifts from fee for service to other financing mechanisms such as case rates, capitation and population health, treatment will also need to move from volume to value-driven services.
This presentation will highlight how The ASAM Criteria can help providers, payers and administrators design, deliver and pay for the flexible continuum of disease management services needed to survive healthcare transitions.
1. Review current trends in healthcare financing, reform and reengineering.
2. Identify how The ASAM Criteria can help design and deliver services in an era of changing funding mechanisms.
3. Discuss how to prepare for the transitions necessary to survive and thrive in the changing healthcare environment.
3. Friday, July 14, 2017
10:15 AM - 11: 30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219
Laurie Reid, LMFT, CAP - Lead Consultant, Medivance Billing Services, Inc. 
"The 'NOT IN MY BACKYARD' Climate: Important Tips for California, Florida, and Texas Substance Abuse Treatment Providers"
CE Info: Code E03 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
The "NOT IN MY BACKYARD" Climate: Important tips for California, Florida and Texas substance abuse treatment providers.

There are a variety of factors that greatly impact the startup or expansion of services within the substance abuse treatment market in the three top recovery states; California, Florida and Texas. These include but are not limited to the development of a plan of operation, policies and procedures, clinical competencies, local zoning requirements and current state legislation. One must plan ahead to stay ahead. 
The current proposed legislative bills driven by local cities, particularly those in California, strictly limit the number of residential treatment centers and sober living homes. Any owner who doesn’t follow the city rules will be forced to shut down before they even open. Also, all indications are that sober living homes will soon require licensure similar to traditional residential programs. 

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will: 
1. Recognize key challenges posed by current 'Not In My Backyard' legislation in top three recovery states; CA, FL and TX specific to Treatment Centers and Sober Living Homes and why it matters to your agency. 
2. Discern the required staffing, training and competencies specific in each state provided to prevent costly hiring mistakes. 
3. Identify the actions steps essential to opening or expanding your treatment center seamlessly. 
4. Friday, July 14, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 216
Dr. Aldo Morales – Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers
“Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”
CE Info: Code E04 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
Title: "Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists."
Description:  An overview of our pharmacopeia for the management of psychiatric disorders, intended for mental health providers who may or may not have a background in the biological sciences.
Learning Objectives. After attending the above presentation participants will be able to:
 (1) Trace the roots of the modern pharmaceutical industry to its origins in the 1800s.
 (2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of older vs. newer psychotherapeutic agents.
 (3) Cite the Dos and Don'ts of Addiction Psychiatry.
5. Friday, July 14, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | GREAT HALL 6 
Deni Carise, Ph.D.  – Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America
“The Times They Are A-Changin': Designing and Implementing De Novo Treatment Program with Integrity”
CE Info: Code E05 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
Topic Area: Services: Envisioning, creating, launching, and sustaining new treatment modalities and service offerings
Title: The Times They Are A-Changin': Designing and implementing de novo treatment program with integrity
Presentation synopsis:
The substance abuse treatment and behavioral health fields have recently grown and expanded at an extraordinary pace and continue to do so.  In this presentation we will describe how 3 factors have led this growth – Parity Legislation, the Affordable Care Act and the marketing and proliferation of prescription opioids.  All of these events have led to an increase in interest in the substance abuse treatment field both by those in this field and notably, by those previously outside of our field. This, in turn, has led to a swell of new business partners and business practices.  Our field now has the attention of investors, marketers, media experts, advertisers, diagnostic laboratories, pharmacogenomics experts, design groups, billing and patient management companies as well as therapists, counselors, nurses and physicians.  We also present the challenges of a de novo roll-out of comprehensive treatment programs, selecting locations and real estate, facing zoning boards and community opposition (the NIMBY issue) and designing the building for delivering various clinical programs.  Finally, from experience in implementing evidence-based practices in over 250 public and private treatment programs, we show how a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care can be offered by all treatment systems.
Name, Title and Organization information of Presenter:
Deni Carise Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Learning Topics of the Presentation --- Including 3 identified objectives of the Presentation
Upon completion of this session attendees will be able to:
  1. Understand how Parity legislation, the Affordable Care Act and the proliferation of prescription opioids have intertwined to change the landscape of our field.
  2. Identify how a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care can be offered by all treatment systems – private and public
  3. Describe the challenges and activities needed for opening new treatment programs surrounding zoning and NIMBY issues
  1. Friday, July 14, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219
Sandra Greenblatt, Esq, MBA/MHA – Board Certified Health Lawyer/Partner, Lubell Rosen, LLC
Cynthia Barnett Hibnick- Partner, Lubell Rosen, LLC
“7-1-17: A Whole New World for Substance Abuse Service Providers”
CE Info: Code E06 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
7-1-17: A Whole New World for Substance Abuse Service Providers
On June 27, 2017, Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 807, the Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act, a wide-sweeping new omnibus law to regulate the substance use disorder industry in Florida.  This workshop presents a comprehensive review of Florida’s new Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act:
                                    -New laws
                                    -New licensing and accreditation requirements
                                    -New felony penalties
                                    -New restrictions on relationships with sober homes and recovery residences
                                    -New prohibited marketing practices
                                    -New pitfalls for the uninformed
Health care attorneys Sandra P. Greenblatt, Esq. and Cynthia Barnett Hibnick, Esq. of Lubell | Rosen walk you through this important new omnibus law, effective as of July 1, 2017.  Be sure that you and your facility are ready.  The future is now. 
Learning Objectives:
1. Comply with new restrictions on relationships between substance abuse service providers and recovery residences.
2. Apply for new marketing contract and license requirements and restrictions on marketing.
3. Mitigate risk of new enhanced fines and criminal penalties for violating the new Act.
  1. Friday, July 14, 2017
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 216
Sarah Badahman, CHPSE – CEO, HIPAAtrek
“Modernization of 42 CFR Part 2”
CE Info: Code E07 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB
Title: Modernization of 42 CFR Part 2
Description: The Final Rule of 42 CFR Part 2 came into affect in March 2017. This is the first substantive update to Part 2 since the 1980’s. The Final Rule seeks to modernize Part 2 and make it easier for qualified service organizations to operate in today’s digital age. This session will guide attendees through the changes and how to implement the Final Rule in their facility.
1. Describe the changes made to Part 2 in 2017
2. Discuss how to map the new Part 2 changes to HIPAA
3. Implement the required changes in their treatment center based on changes made to Part 2