Rocky Mountain Symposium 2022 Recap 

The Rocky Mountain Symposium, formerly known as NCAD West, is an educational event for addiction treatment and behavioral health experts. Attendees include clinical workers such as counselors, nurses, therapists, and physicians. As well as, interventionists, social workers, executives, marketers, and other experts in the behavioral health and addiction industry.

They’re committed to providing the greatest education possible, directed by top national authorities, in the rapidly evolving field of addiction treatment. It’s a great place to meet like-minded individuals and discover the newest, most efficient methods for mental health and addiction treatment. Particularly, to tackle the enormous obstacles we still must conquer. 

The Speakers 

The program of this event consists of continuing education, words from the steering committee and advisory board members, the evolution of psychedelics in addiction treatment, and more! Here are the amazing keynote speakers who spoke this year: 

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM 

Senior Medical Consultant, Pain Recovery Program at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center 

Mary R. Woods, MSHS, LADC LCS, BC-RN 

Licensed Registered Nurse & Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor 

Les Aria, PhD 

Pain Psychologist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group 
Lead Pain Psychologist, Kaiser Northern California 

Michael F. Barnes, PhD, LAC, LPC 

Chief Clinical Officer, Foundry Treatment Center 

Terra Holbrook, LCSW, CADC, CSAT 

Speaker, Educator & Facilitator 
Co-Founder, Family Recovery Center 
Founder, Seaglass Intensives and Consulting, Inc. 

Deni Carise, PhD 

Chief Scientific Officer, Recovery Centers of America 
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine 

2022 Highlights 

Experts in behavioral health and addiction treatment gathered over three days to discuss patient care techniques, meet with key national leaders, and gain crucial knowledge for dealing with the enormous changes in addiction treatment. In 2022, this event featured: 

  • 40+ National Expert Speakers 
  • 35+ Educational Sessions 
  • 16+ CME/CE Credits 

KIPU and Avea Solutions hosted an Ice Cream Social to celebrate YOU, the clinicians. We loved seeing all of you. Thank you for all the hard work you and your fellow clinicians do to make a difference in people’s lives! We cannot wait to see you again.  

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