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Summer School of Addiction Studies kicks off with Focus Day 18, featuring multiple inspiring keynote speakers, a panel discussion, skill-building activities, and networking opportunities including a picnic lunch. SSAS continues with a 3-day intensive educational program that includes courses, lunch-and-learns, lectures, and networking events. 

Focus Day
Sunday, July 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DoubleTree Hotel - 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08833

Summer School of Addiction Studies
Monday, July 9 to Wednesday July 11, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium - 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08833


** "Pizza and a Movie” with Dr. Anthony Tobia - $20.00
We are hosting a 2 CE hours “Dinner and A Movie” event on Tuesday night (6 – 8 pm)

**Binder - $25.00
In an effort to be eco-friendlier, we will have all documents available through our App - Whova, which you can download for free. Alternatively, if you would like a binder with copies of all materials, there will be a $25.00 fee. 

Tuition includes:

  • Up to 35 Continuing Education credits

  • ​Focus Day Programming (Sunday)

  • Two 3-day courses (Monday - Wednesday)

  • Afternoon Lectures

  • Continental breakfast and lunch

  • Picnic Dinner & Professional Networking Event (Sunday)

  • Free parking at the DoubleTree Hotel


Summer School Course Schedule:


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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 Creating Change through Connection: Working with Multicultural Populations. 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

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.


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