Exhibit and Sponsor

Reach over 5,000 Conference Attendees

Connect with over 5,000 addiction health care workers, employers, unions, EAPs, physicians and the general public over a month long Building Recovery Capital initiative across Canada in SIX cities as an EXHIBITOR and SPONSOR

Keynote speakers include

  • Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Johann Hari
  • David Sheff, Author of Beautiful Boy
  • Steven Page, Co Founder of the Bare Naked Ladies
  • Plus discussions with Portugal and Iceland drug policy leaders
  • Lived and Living Experience
  • Continuing Education

Key workshops

  • Building Recovery Capital in Healthcare
  • Building Recovery Capital in the Workplace
  • Building recovery Capital in Community

30 plus events in  SIX cities

Value added options – Reach over 30,000

  • We’re are collaborating with Recovery Day events across the country
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Please call 1-888-525-9771 to reserve your exhibitor booth and ask about our branding placement opportunities today. 

Our national marketing campaign and registration starts mid March 2019. 

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Building Recovery Capital – Halifax

REGISTER TODAY – September 24th 2019

Eventbrite - Recovery Capital Conference of Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia

Do you manage employees, work in healthcare, or want to learn more about Recovery Capital?  The Recovery Capital Conference is now being held in 6 cities across Canada.

Building on the momentum of the BC conference which has sold out over the past two years, followed by Recovery Day BC, which saw 20,000 people attend last year..

Join us for a national dialogue where delegates will be engaged across Canada to provide input regarding Building Recovery Capital in Canada, and offering suggestions for a Recovery Capital Tool Kit for Canadians, designed by Canadian Addiction Recovery Stakeholders like  you.  Our goal by 2022, every Canadian with a substance use disorder participates in a nationalized Recovery Capital Assessment to sustain recovery from addiction and find their own pathway to better health outcomes.

Presented by

Last Door Recovery Society   |   Westminster House,

Canada Centre on Substance  |    Cedars at Cobble Hill

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.

With over 35 speakers, continuing education units, and exhibitors .. this Canadian Conference will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems.

This year’s conference also features the premiere of a Canadian documentary film on the Portuguese model.


Hotel – Please mention the Recovery Capital Conference to receive your conference rate at booking Westin Nova Scotian 

Conference CentrePier 21 Convention Centre

EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Steven Page

Founding member of the Barenaked Ladies

Overcoming Adversity

In his funny and self-deprecating keynotes he offers insightful tips on how to feel better, live well, express ourselves every day, and how music helps to heal us. Through moving anecdotes, Page shares his creative processes, how it helped him through his issues. Page talks about overcoming embarrassment, and learning to appreciate, love, and harness his voice. Late in the talk, he picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to strum, reminding us why he’s counted among Canada’s premiere musicians.


Vikki Reynolds

A Consultant, Instructor and Supervisor specializing in Team Development, Resisting Burnout and Organizational Change. Her work addresses Addiction, Substance Misuse, Diversity, Homelessness, Trauma and Violence.

Resisting Burnout with Justice-Doing and Believed-in Hope

I will differentiate vicarious trauma & Burn Out from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we want to be useful to. We’ll look at our solidarity and ‘shouldering each other up in dark times immersed in mean spirited politics and neo-liberalism. I will invite us to consider the transformations our work and the people we work alongside co-create. We’ll explore our relationship to a believed in hope, and resisting charitable and patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that is client-centered, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient…and that’s going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness.


Nuno Capaz

Portugal’s Dissuasion Commission

The Portugal Model: How the Experiment Became the Model

From Crisis to Solution,  Practical explanation on how the Dissuasion Commissions work on a daily basis. It’s more than just decriminalization.


BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN THE WORKPLACE WORKSHOPS


Dr. Paul Farnan and Dr Paul Sobey

Addressing and resolving substance use issues – challenges for the workplace.

Substance use disorders in the workplace are costly, difficult to identify early and can profoundly impact worker health as well as workplace safety and morale. Employees with substance use disorders generally present with complex medical and psychosocial needs. The issues that arise when trying to assist employees with substance use disorders can be challenging and require collaboration between key stakeholders.This session is designed to assist stakeholders in developing customized approaches to having the difficult conversations required, coordinating assessments, treatment and follow up with the goal of safe and durable return to work. Using didactic and interactive approaches the presenters will discuss the foundations of a recovery informed workplace and how structuring a cooperative substance use in the workplace policy can benefit from this approach.


BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN HEALTHCARE WORKSHOPS


Dr. Ray Baker and Jessica Cooksey

Recovery Oriented Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for Addiction Clinicians

A training experience for specialized clinicians, community based volunteers, paraprofessionals and primary care health providers, introducing the attitudes, knowledge and skills most effective in helping persons with addictions and psychiatric disorders as they enter and progress along their individual journeys of recovery. Topics covered include definitions of recovery, description, discussion, measurement and application of recovery capital and the principles and practices included in an effective recovery oriented system of care.



Additional Ticket Option – Evening Session, Building Recovery Capital in Communities and Family.



David Sheff *EVENING SESSION ONLY*

An American author of the books Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

Just Say Know: Helping Families and Communities Face the Drug-use and Addiction

In the past, people thought addiction was a choice made by people without will power or morals, who wanted to get high no matter how much they hurt their loved ones – or themselves. Suffers were shamed and blamed. We demanded of them confession and contrition.

But addiction isn’t a choice. It’s a progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal disease. People who are ill don’t need blame, chastisement, or punishment, but compassion, support, and the best medical treatment available.

Addiction doesn’t only affect the one who’s ill, but their family; every family with an addicted loved one knows the confusion, debilitation, and fear. Like their addicted loved one, they need support. They also need help navigating what can be the most harrowing challenge they’ll ever face.

The good news is that the addicted – and their families – can heal. No person or family can face addiction alone. To help our loved ones and families, communities must come together and work together. Our efforts must involve the efforts of parents, teachers and schools, social services agencies, providers of health care, businesses, faith-based groups, law enforcement, politicians, and others. When we face addiction together, we move out of darkness and suffering and into light, hope, and healing.

Moderation provided by:

Linda Lane Devlin of Interventions on Demand

BUILDING RECOVERY CAPITAL IN COMMUNITY

September 7th 11 am. Anvil Centre Room Studio 413

Moderated by Jessica Cooksey

Learning Objectives

  • Identify distinct recovery capital areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes
  • Identify evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life
  • Updated knowledge about the interventions that are most effective for promoting recovery among people with complex mental health and substance use challenges

Dr. Julian Somers SFU

Recovery Capital: When Wealth and Poverty Have the Same Price.

Updating knowledge about the interventions that are most effective for promoting recovery among people with complex addictions;

Promoting the use of “recovery capital” as a concept to differentiate effective and less effective interventions, even when they cost the same amount of money


Keir Macdonald Look Out Society

Recovery Capital through Harm Reduction

Identify evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life. Updated knowledge about the interventions that are most effective.


Susan Hogarth Westminster House for Women

Recovery Capital Through Residential Treatment

A community based women’s residential treatment program perspective on building Recovery Capital. Identify distinct recovery capital areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes


There is a growing recognition that there are many pathways of recovery. This presentation explores the barriers and facilitators to recovery capital. Using the concept of Recovery Capital – a biopsychosocial recovery presenters provide a lens to identify distinct areas that can be enhanced and barriers to be addressed in individuals’ recovery processes. Three distinct community services present person-centered approaches to strengthening recovery capital. Because recovery is a relatively understudied topic, this presentation highlights evidence-informed approaches that can engage with and support people in their goals recovery from complex mental health and substance use challenges and improved in quality of life.


Register Today – 30+ speakers, CEUs, networking opportunities 


Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

VPD Peer Support Experience

Constable Garett MacDonald
Peer Outreach Coordinator
Vancouver Police Department
Garett MacDonald Is a 19 year member with Vancouver Police Department. He has had a number of assignments within the VPD.  His current role is the Peer Outreach coordinator for the the Peer Support Unit. 
  • The Importance of a Peer.
  • Reducing Stigma in the workplace

Presentations may be live streamed, Do you give permission to the Recovery

Portugal’s Assessment Process for Substance Use Disorder

Nuno Capaz
Portuguese Ministry of Health’s Dissuasion Commission
In 2001 Portugal decriminalized the usage of all drugs and diverted drug users from the judicial / criminal system to the health care system.
Sharing our experience of 17 years of decrim of all drugs.
Nuno Capaz has been working for the Portuguese Ministry of Health’s Dissuasion Commissions since they were created in 2001. These Boards were created to apply Portugal’s law passed in 2000 decriminalizing all drug use. As such, he is a member of an interdisciplinary team that evaluates drug users. He has also been in charge of correspondence with foreign delegations seeking information and research about the Portuguese model for drug policy.

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
September 6th and 7th, 2018

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PRESENTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORS
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITORS
Together We Can John Volken Academy Inner Visions Recovery
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Interior Chemical Dependancy All Cleared Pardons Narcotics Anonymous
Chopra Health Centre Western Addiction Forum Sunshine Coast Health Centre New West Recovery

First Responders & Psychological Hazards

Maintaining First Responders health & well-being during the overdose Crisis

David Burns
Matthew Johnston

 

First Responder Health: Maintaining Well-Being During the Overdose Crisis

First Responders represent a unique segment of the population. These professionals routinely engage in emergency situations that overwhelm and even traumatize most civilians. This behavioural response is a trained reaction that is attractive to certain personality types, but counters the evolutionary nature of human brain development.

In this presentation we will examine the unique psychological challenges facing first responders and what can be done to sustain a healthy existence.

Issues surrounding call volume, scope of practice and call diversity will provide the audience a context for understanding the modern psychological challenges facing first responders.

The Surrey Fire Service identified many years ago that providing mental health support to members was critical to maintaining a healthy workforce. We developed a peer support program and implemented a CISM team to help members assist with their exposures to traumatic incidents. For many years this program has been very effective, but the loss of three members within a three month period strained the ability of our members to cope with the emotion of these events. Compounding this has been the stress on our members due to the ever increasing number of incidents occurring in our community due to the constant population growth. The opioid epidemic has also contributed to the demand for service across the city. To assist our members the City and the Union have collaborated on developing more resources and programs to assist our members to maintain their mental health.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the challenges facing first responders
  • Explain the services provided to SFD members
  • Explain the services developed through the BCPFFA
  • Overview how society’s suffering has contributed to the psychological crisis facing first responders.
  • How one’s natural negativity bias leaves oneself susceptible to moral injury, compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • What fire fighters and mental health professionals can do to bridge existing gaps to counter the mental health crisis.
Matt Johnston BIO

Matt Johnston is a clinical counsellor and full-time professional fire fighter. Matt has mastered the art of closing the gap between mental health services and first responders. Through his proactive, strengths-based approach, Matt’s ultimate goal is to alleviate the mental health crisis gripping first responders across North America.

Matt’s skill set is grounded by twenty years of study in the field of psychology and over ten years in clinical practice. His unique approach to conceptualizing trauma is an introspective blend of academic training, clinical practice and direct experience of attending over 2,000 emergency calls as a fire fighter in the Metro Vancouver area.

Matt is the creator of an innovative course for mental health professionals titled Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists: Understanding First Responder Trauma. This ‘first of its kind’ initiative provides specialized training to counsellors who look to build a sustainable, working relationship with first responders.

David Burns BIO
David Burns has worked with Surrey Fire Service for 29 years as a suppression fire fighter and holds the rank of captain. He has been a member of the workplace peer support and CISM team for the majority of his career and is the coordinator of the department’s Members and Family Assistance Program. He was the Vice President of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association for 10 years and is the Fraser Valley Vice President of the British Columbia Fire Fighters Association. David is a Master Trainer for the International Association of Fire Fighters and delivers peer support training throughout North America.

Topics – Workplace Wellness, Psycho-social, Trauma, Innovative Treatment, Neurology

This session is followed by

VICARIOUS RESISTANCE: INSPIRING HOPE AS AN ETHICAL POSITION with Vikki Reynolds plus 30 other speakers

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Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
September 6th and 7th, 2018

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PRESENTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORS
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITORS
Together We Can John Volken Academy Inner Visions Recovery
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Interior Chemical Dependancy All Cleared Pardons Narcotics Anonymous
Chopra Health Centre Western Addiction Forum Sunshine Coast Health Centre New West Recovery

Portugal Decriminalized Model – assessing patients.

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Portugal’s Decriminalized Model, assessing patients.

September 6th Anvil Centre Morning Keynote

For those who attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in 2017, this is part 2 of the Portuguese Series offered by the Conference.  For new registrants, there will also be an overview of last year’s session.

In 2001 Portugal decriminalized the usage of all drugs and diverted drug users from the judicial / criminal system to the health care system.

Learning Objectives,

  • Sharing our experience of 17 years of decrim of all drugs.
  • Practical explanation on how the Dissuasion Commission’s work on a daily basis.

Nuno Capaz has been working for the Portuguese Ministry of Health’s Dissuasion Commissions since they were created in 2001. These Boards were created to apply Portugal’s law passed in 2000 decriminalizing all drug use. As such, he is a member of an interdisciplinary team that evaluates drug users. He has also been in charge of correspondence with foreign delegations seeking information and research about the Portuguese model for drug policy.

Full Schedule 

When Wealth and Poverty Have the Same Price

Dr. Julian Somers

Date: September 7th 11 am to3:30 pm

Community Focus  – Studio 413

Abstract:

Many people receive addiction treatment only when their lives have become complicated by other challenges, including involvement with the law, loss of housing and employment, or mental illness. This talk examines research on the life trajectories of people who experience complex addictions. It also reviews evidence concerning interventions, and considers how the concept of recovery capital can explain why some interventions are more effective than others.

Over the past 10 years a series of studies in British Columbia have involved people experiencing complex addictions. This research has used a variety of methods: economic analyses; cohort studies; randomized controlled trials; qualitative interviews; and comparative outcome studies. Many of these studies have focused on integrated multi-agency interventions.

Taken together, the results show that people develop complex challenges over time and frequently seek help for their health and social problems. The results also show that mainstream resources in most communities have limited effectiveness for people with complex addictions, leading to greater problems in other domains and relocation to new places.

A variety of specialized programs have been developed for people with complex addictions including Drug Treatment Court, Housing First, Assertive Community Treatment, and Intensive Case Management. Evidence confirms that these programs can deliver better outcomes than the status quo on a wider range of outcomes: housing stability; crime reduction; community integration; improved health; etc. But the results also show that it’s possible to spend equivalent amounts of money of programs that yield significantly different results.

Differences between similarly-funded interventions can be explained by considering their effects on recovery capital: court outcomes are better when they provide health and social services; housing outcomes are better when people live in diverse neighbourhoods versus exclusively with others who were homeless; health outcomes are better when people have the authority to make decisions. There is an urgent need to replace ineffective services with effective ones, and to move the point of interventions upstream. This talk concludes with a focus on opportunities to achieve both objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increasing knowledge regarding the relationship between addiction and additional serious life challenges including conflict with the law, employment loss, and homelessness;
  • Updating knowledge about the interventions that are most effective for promoting recovery among people with complex addictions;
  • Promoting the use of “recovery capital” as a concept to differentiate effective and less effective interventions, even when they cost the same amount of money.

References:

Rezansoff SN, Moniruzzaman A, Fazel, S, Skeem J, McCandless L, Somers JM (2017). Housing First improves adherence to antipsychotic medication among formerly homeless adults with severe mental illness: results of a randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 43(4): 852-861. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbw136

Somers JM, Moniruzzaman A, Palepu A. (2015). Changes in substance use among people experiencing homelessness and mental illness: 24-month outcomes following randomization to Housing First or Usual Care. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.13011.

Somers JM, Moniruzzaman A, Rezansoff SN, Brink J, Russolillo A. (2015). The prevalence and distribution of complex co-occurring disorders: a population study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796015000347.

Bio:

Dr. Julian Somers completed his clinical training at the University of Washington, Seattle’s Harbourview Hospital, and British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. He was Director of the UBC Psychology Clinic and President of the BC Psychological Association.

Dr. Somers has led Provincial and multi-jurisdictional programs addressing public health crises involving addiction, physical and mental health, social welfare, public safety, and housing. He began his academic career in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and is currently Full Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

The Somers Research Group is internationally recognized for public health initiatives with governmental, private, and not-for-profit collaborators. Dr. Somers has led large-scale applied randomized trials, multi-site interventions, and population-level studies described in over 100 publications. He has also created advanced information systems for public health surveillance and to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and services.

Members of the Somers Research Group have garnered numerous awards and distinctions for research in the public interest. Dr. Somers serves as an advisor to senior officials in government and corporate roles and is a frequent media contributor.

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
September 6th and 7th, 2018

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PRESENTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORS
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITORS
Together We Can John Volken Academy Inner Visions Recovery
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Interior Chemical Dependancy All Cleared Pardons Narcotics Anonymous
Chopra Health Centre Western Addiction Forum Sunshine Coast Health Centre New West Recovery

 

Beyond Cannabis Legalization: Refocusing on Communities and Public Health

Beyond Cannabis Legalization: Refocusing on Communities and Public Health
Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s First Director of Marijuana

September 14th 1:30-3:00 pm Round Room

Abstract: Over the past decades, North America has been torn apart by diametrically opposed and deeply held beliefs about cannabis. To some it inspires love, medicates the sick, and promotes wellbeing. To others it is a limitless font of crime, addiction, and social unrest. Through the last half of the 20th century we witnessed two Beatles’ arrests for possession of hashish, an Olympian stripped of his Gold medal, and a grisly Mexican drug war. Voters became tired of the War on Drugs, and the new millennium brought a wave of populist-led legalization efforts.
Evaluating the success of these legalization efforts has been almost as divisive as legalization itself, with some claiming that the sky has fallen and others claiming only upside. Freedman understands something that few else can. The cannabis legalization experiment cannot be easily shoehorned into a simple narrative. He knows that its short-term successes and shortcomings do not definitively answer the “Should we legalize?” question. He knows that we can’t yet conclude whether legalization will be good or bad for society. Informed by his unique experience, Freedman’s conclusions are much richer than the doom-and-gloom pronouncements of prohibitionists or the panaceas presented by proponents. How you legalize matters. Getting legalization right matters. Alone among policy experts, Freedman is able to offer a nuanced evaluation of the history-making experiment – and how it will profoundly impact the world for generations to come.
Join Freedman as he provides a tempered view of what we currently know about the effects of legalization. Freedman will then lead a dialog about how best to engage your community on this divisive topic going forward.

References:

1. Lessons and approaches to engaging the community.

2. An agenda-free look at current data and how best to collect data going forward.

3. Preparing the public health community to engage in the future policies of legalization.

Learning Objectives: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1500043; https://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/ors/docs/reports/2016-SB13-283-Rpt.pdf; https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303848; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/add.13886

Bio:

Andrew Freedman is Co-founder and Senior Director of Freedman & Koski, Inc. Andrew’s first-in-the-nation consulting firm works with government, research institutions, communities and private businesses to get cannabis legalization right. Andrew brings vast experience from his three years as the State of Colorado’s first Director of Marijuana Coordination. During this time, he developed distinctive experience effectively implementing voter-mandated legalized recreational and medical marijuana while protecting public health, maintaining public safety, and keeping marijuana out of the hands of children.

 

Dr. William Miller


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Dr. William R. Miller

September 7th 3:15 pm Main Ballroom Anvil Centre

Abstract:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered counseling method to strengthen autonomous motivation for change and mobilize internal resources.

A large outcome literature indicates that MI often sparks a turning point in addiction careers. It has been a key element in screening and brief intervention, and appears to be of differential benefit with people from historically disempowered groups. Dr. Miller, the original developer of MI, will describe key components of MI and consider possible applications to build recovery capital including:

(1) outreach with “low motivation” clients,

(2) ongoing recovery check-ups,

(3) individualizing recovery plans,

(4) peer communication styles in mutual-help groups,

(5) sampling of recovery-relevant resources and activities,

(6) mobilizing family and social capital,

(7) exploring values and meaning in recovery. He will also address the importance of one’s underlying mindset and “heartset” in helping relationships

Learning Objectives:

1. Differentiate the four component processes of motivational interviewing.
2. Describe the client behaviors of “change talk” and “sustain talk” and give examples of each.
3. Identify at least three different ways in which motivational interviewing can be used in building recovery capital.

References:

DiClemente, C. C., Corno, C. M., Graydon, M. M., Wiprovnick, A. E., & Knoblach, D. J. (2017). Motivational interviewing, enhancement, and brief interventions over the last decade: A review of reviews of efficacy and effectiveness. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31(8), 862-887.
Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational interviewing: Helping people change (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
Miller, W. R., & Moyers, T. B. (2017). Motivational interviewing and the clinical science of Carl Rogers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(8), 757-766.
Moyers, T. B., Martin, T., Houck, J. M., Christopher, P. J., & Tonigan, J. S. (2009). From in-session behaviors to drinking outcomes: A causal chain for motivational interviewing. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(6), 1113-1124.
Moyers, T. B., & Miller, W. R. (2013). Is low therapist empathy toxic? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 878-884.

Bio:

Dr. William R. Miller is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico where he served as Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology and as Co-Director of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA). Dr. Millers publications include over 50 books and 400 articles and chapters. Fundamentally interested in the psychology of change, he has focused in particular on the development, testing, and dissemination of behavioral treatments for addictions. With more than 40 years of experience in addiction research and treatment, he has served as principal investigator for numerous research grants and contracts, founded a private practice group, directed a large public treatment program, and served as a consultant to many organizations including the United States Senate, the World Health Organization, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of his research contributions, Dr. Miller is a recipient of the international Jellinek Memorial Award, two career achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, and an Innovators in Combating Substance Abuse award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He maintains an active interest in the interface of spirituality and psychology. His books have been translated into 23 languages, and the Institute for Scientific Information has listed him as one of the world=s most cited scientists.

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Recovery Capital Conference of Canada
September 6th and 7th, 2018

PRESENTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORS
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITORS
Together We Can John Volken Academy Inner Visions Recovery
Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Interior Chemical Dependancy All Cleared Pardons Narcotics Anonymous
Chopra Health Centre Western Addiction Forum Sunshine Coast Health Centre New West Recovery