Focus Day 2017

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The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is nationally and regionally recognized as a leader in innovative addiction-related education. The Summer School of Addiction Studies (SSAS) has provided continuing education to thousands of professionals in a broad range of addiction and behavioral health fields. This year, SSAS will focus on addiction treatment. Courses will provide indepth educational and experiential content on trauma-informed treatment approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, treatment considerations for the criminal justice system and current drug trends, and holistic treatment strategies to promote wellness.

Dates: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Location: FOCUS Day - DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873.

               SSAS Courses - Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Who Should Attend?  We train licensed service providers, supervisors, clinicians, students, prevention specialists, and educators. We welcome individuals from alcohol and drug treatment facilities, community based organizations, health centers, clinics, hospitals, medical schools, educational settings, law enforcement, and the armed forces to all of our events. 

Creating Change though Connection:
Working with Multicultural Populations

Join us for a unique professional development experience filled with intensive courses, lectures, and evening activities.

  * Earn up to 35 continuing education hours (CE's)

  * Explore prevention and therapeutic techniques

  * Develop your own schedule of addiction treatment topics

  * Learn from a vibrant, multidisciplinary faculty

  * Reconnect with peers and expand your professional network.