West Coast Symposium
Jun 2017
Thursday, June 1st:  Sunday, June 4th

West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Booth 10

La Quinta Resort & Spa

49499 Eisenhower Dr.

La Quinta, CA 92253

Attendance to all seven workshops outlined below is included with registration to the West Coast Symposium.

Register now online and receive a $110 discount off regular registration rates using the code ROSEWOODVIP (all caps).

West Coast Symposium
Jun 2017
Friday, June 2nd - 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Successful Supervision: Building Skills in Eating Disorders and Addiction Professionals

Presented by: Dena Cabrera, PsyD

This presentation will assist and support those leaders, managers and supervisors in working with supervisees to enhance treatment, professionalism and ethics. This is a professional development workshop that will include role-playing, audience participation and laughter.

West Coast Symposium
Friday, June 2nd:  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Masculinity, Feelings and ED: An Exploration in Working with Male Clients Struggling with an Eating Disorder

Presented by: Stephen Reeder, MA, LPCC, NCC

This lecture will focus on working with men in treatment, emotional anorexia in men and how as clinicians we can adjust our approach to working with males in a treatment setting.

West Coast Symposium
Friday, June 2nd:  4:15 PM – 5:45 PM EDT

Food Addiction and Eating Disorder Treatment

Presented by: John S. Camarillo, MS, RD

This presentation aims to describe the neurochemical process of addiction in general, review the current empirical data surrounding the Food Addiction theory, address how Food Addiction can play a role in eating disorder treatment, and review dietary recommendations for treating an individual with an eating disorder and Food Addiction.

West Coast Symposium
Saturday, June 3rd:  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

A Tough Nut to Crack: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Individuals Struggling with Eating Disorders

Presented by: Stephen Reeder, MA, LPCC, NCC

This presentation will teach you more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and how it is an empirically based psychological intervention that focuses on Mindfulness and Acceptance with the goal to achieve Psychological Flexibility.

West Coast Symposium
Saturday, June 3rd:  12:15 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

There and Back Again . . . Opioids

Presented by: William Jacobs, MD

Dr. William Jacobs has had a 35-year career spanning the changes in the guidelines and standards of care for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. His presentation will discuss how it was, how it changed and his opinions of the results of these changes.

West Coast Symposium
Saturday Luncheon, June 3rd: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bridging the Gap: Mental Health with the Asian American Population

Presented by: Shana Chan, LMFT

This presentation gives an overview of main values in Asian American culture, potential factors that are correlated to the development of substance use, eating disorders and depression in Asian Americans and therapeutic considerations when working with the population.

West Coast Symposium
Saturday, June 3rd:  4:15 – 5:45 PM EDT

To STEP or Not to Step: Appropriate Use of the 12 Steps in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Presented by: Donald Durham, PhD

This lecture will address the question of whether, and when, an eating disorder is an addiction. A conceptualization of an integrated approach will be provided, taking into account the current best-practice methodologies from the field of psychology as well as the tried-and-true approaches of addictions recovery.

Friday, June 9th:  

Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2017 Annual Convention and Expo

Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ 85040

Jennifer Lentzke, MS, RD, CEDRD, CSSD, will be presenting. Information on time and topic coming soon.