46th Annual Winter Symposium January 25-29, 2020

46th Annual Winter Symposium January 25-29, 2020

46th Annual Winter Symposium January 25-29, 202046th Annual Winter Symposium January 25-29, 202046th Annual Winter Symposium January 25-29, 2020

Providing an educational forum for addiction specialists, counselors, and behavioral health professionals for 

over 45 years.

Welcome to the 46th annual winter symposium

General Information

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 45 years. This symposium creates unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge, perspectives, and cutting edge research. 


The 2019 Winter Symposium attracted over 1,350 attendees, including 29 Educational Supporters and 77 Exhibitors. 

     

The Winter Symposium includes exhibits, plenaries, and networking opportunities related to: 


  • Addictive disorders 
  • Behavioral and mental health 
  • Ethics 
  • Trauma therapy 
  • Integrative care 
  • Depression, bipolar disorder, eating
    disorders, PTSD, intervention, etc. 

     

Our attendees include many of the most esteemed addictions specialists, behavioral, and mental health practitioners including: 


  • Addiction treatment providers
  • Mental health providers 
  • Military and state agencies 
  • Residential and outpatient providers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • LMFTs 
  • LPCs 
  • LACs 
  • EAPs 

Thank you to the Colorado Department of Corrections for being our GOLD Educational Supporter in 2020

Thank you to the Colorado Department of Corrections for being our GOLD Educational Supporter in 2020

2020 Keynote speakers

Thomas D. Shanahan, JD

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Claudia Black, PhD

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Robert Weiss, PhD, LCSW

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Steve Millette, MS, LAC, LMHC

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Bennet E. Davis, MD

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Hans Watson, DO

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SYMPOSIUM PURPOSE AND CORE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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.

Gary G. Forrest, EdD, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director and Founder of Psychotherapy Associates and the Annual Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Winter Symposium, Nationally recognized Addictions Consultant, Educator and Clinician practicing in Colorado Springs, CO since 1974.


The Psychotherapy Associates Winter Symposium Staff includes:

  • Dr. Robert Ochsner, Medical Director
  • Allison Forrest, MS, Director of Operations
  • Sandra Della-Giustina, Symposium Coordinator
  • Sarah Forrest, MS, Administrator
  • Jen Ochsner, MA, Office Manager