About the Conference
With each conference we continue to strive to bring together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience.
Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people. Finally, we strive to present each participant with current information that will bring value back to the agency and the patients they serve, and to provide a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues. The conference will take place in Yakima, Washington at the Yakima Convention Center.
Who should attend the conference?
Professionals from behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health come together to share current information on COD and treatment. The COD & Treatment Conference is open to everyone interested in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health.
When and where is the COD & Treatment Conference held?
The COD & Treatment Conference is held at the Yakima Convention Center and will be held October 15 and 16, 2018. There will be 2 pre-conference workshops and 3 post-conference workshops on Sunday, October 14, 2018 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 respectively. Please visit the Conference Schedule page for additional details.
What is the cost for the conference?
For early bird registration the cost for the conference is $150.00 if registered by August 31, 2018; afterwards general registration is $175.00. Approximately 100 consumer scholarships—for individuals or family members with COD—are available to cover lodging, registration, and a stipend to help with food and travel.
Are there continuing education hours available?
This year the participants can earn up to 12.25 Continuing Education Hours for this conference. In order to provide proof of attendance, participants must sign in at the registration desk each morning. Continuing Education Hours have been approved for the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Participants may use the certificate to apply for Continuing Education Hours from other certification/licensing boards.
Is exhibitor space available?
Exhibitor space is available to for profit and non-profit entities.
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October 15-16, 2018
Yakima Convention Center
10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Thank you for an excellent conference! It was my first time and I look forward to attending again in the future.
Best conference I have been to!
Great conference!! Very informational. Great topics selected!
Thank you for opening my eyes to the great tools to help our clients/youth. Will enjoy returning to future conferences.