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Committee Members

Ruth Leonard – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Conference Chairperson

Amy Martin – Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization

Angela Sauer – Department of Corrections

Charlene Abrahamson

Eric Osborn – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Jared Langton – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Jeff Green – Developmental Disabilities Administration

Jennifer Wyatt –  King County

Jim Leingang – Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Mark Kreilkamp – Department of Social and Health Services, Eastern State Hospital

Melinda Trujillo- Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Monica Reeves – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Natalie Fryar – Evergreen Manor

Pamala Sacks-Lawler- Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Administration

Rick Ries – University of Washington

Sarah Pine – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Sharon Cloninger – Developmental Disabilities Administration

Tiffany Villines- Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

About the Conference

What is the conference?

COD and Treatment Conference strives to bring together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative Co-occurring Disorder (COD) —diagnosed patients who have substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders—and treatment therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices, and policies. The conference offers relevant workshops and several keynote speakers in an enjoyable learning experience.

Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health. Additionally, promote knowledge about COD and the value of integration, to support the development of a COD capable system of care. 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.

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. A pre-conference on Ethics and Suicide Prevention Training will be held on October 14, 2018.

What is the cost for the conference?

For early bird registration the cost for the conference is $150.00 if registered by MONTH, XX, 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.

A pre-conference on Ethics and Suicide Prevention is available to register $30.00 for early bird or $50.00 for general registration held on October 14, 2018.

Are there continuing education hours available?

This year the participants can earn up to 12 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.