Providing an educational forum for addiction specialists, counselors, and behavioral health professionals for
over 48 years.
Parker Smith, CAS, CEO
Behavioral healthcare is rapidly evolving. Workforce shortages, regulatory changes, payer requirements and evolving reimbursement models create an immediate and ongoing challenge for all industry stakeholders. This presentation will cover recent regulatory changes, define the most pressing challenges, and provide both education and immediate solutions to behavioral healthcare executives and leaders.
*Registration Required ONLINE (cannot be done in the app) prior to noon on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.
Space is limited.
Join recovery comedian Mark Lundholm, for a comedy performance that will entertain and educate. Lundholm will provide an unflinching view of the current landscape of gratitude, client care, passion & purpose at work, and...laughter along the way!
*Registration Required ONLINE (cannot be done in the app) prior to noon on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024.
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:
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