Providing an educational forum for addiction specialists, counselors, and behavioral health professionals for
over 48 years.
The Advanced International Winter Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health has provided addiction specialists, counselors, and behavioral health professionals with world-class education and training for over 48 years. This symposium creates unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, and cutting edge research.
The Winter Symposium has been privately owned and operated by Dr. Gary G. Forrest, Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Addictions Expert, for over 48 years.
The 2023 Winter Symposium attracted over 1,500 attendees, including 38 Educational Supporters and 115 Exhibitors.
The 2024 Winter Symposium includes exhibits, plenaries, and networking opportunities related to:
Our attendees include many of the most esteemed addictions specialists, behavioral, and mental health practitioners including:
To improve health professional attendees' evidence-based diagnostic assessment, treatment, knowledge and practice skills specific to reducing health care provider care gaps and facilitating integrative care related to a broad spectrum of addictive disorders, behavioral and mental health disorders.
Attendees completing the full symposium will be able to identify 5 or more evidence-based diagnostic/assessment measures, treatment interventions, practice gap reduction measures and integrative care interventions including psychotherapies, psychosocial treatments, medical and integrative care, self-help care and adjunctive care interventions for persons manifesting the broad spectrum of disorders and conditions included in this educational program.
Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director, Founder, and Owner of Psychotherapy Associates and the Annual Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Winter Symposium, Nationally recognized addictions consultant, educator, author, and clinician practicing in Colorado Springs, CO since 1974.
The Winter Symposium Staff includes:
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, February 3 - Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Interested in becoming and Educational Supporter or Exhibitor? Register online or contact us.
Can't wait to see you in 2024!