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      October 25, 2018

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      115 Hendersonville Rd
      Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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      The Seraph Fund's 1st Annual Addiction and Mental Health Symposium

      The Seraph Fund presents the 1st Annual Addiction and Mental Health Symposium to educate and enhance professional development. This year's conference addresses issues including the opioid crisis, medication assisted treatment, eating disorders, and the art and science of healing. We look forward to enhancing the field of addiction and mental health through this innovative and educational symposium with 6 CE credits! Follow the link for hotel reservations! Hotel Reservations AGENDA Thursday October 25, 2018 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 Registration, Networking, Hor D’Oeuvres 7:00 – 8:00  p.m.               Keynote Presentation Friday October 26, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.                      Registration and Breakfast (provided) 8:00-9:30 am                           The Opiate Crisis:  Understanding and Treating the Opiate Addict- Emphasis on Heroin, Fentanyl and its Analogues – Cardwell C. Nuckhols, Ph.D. 9:30-10:00 am                       Break with Exhibitors 10:00-11:30am                       Navigating the Complexity of Eating Disorders  Susan Connolly-        Nelson, LISW-CP, CEDS 11:30 a.m. -1:00 pm               Lunch (provided) 1:00 -2:30 p.m.                       Counseling for Medication Assisted Recovery Gary Blanchard, MA, LADC1 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                      Break w Exhibitors 3:00-4:30 pm                         The Art and Science of Healing Caldwell C. Nuckols, Ph.D. _____________________ CE Hours:  6.00 hrs.   CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION This Symposium  is co-sponsored by The Seraph Fund and  The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program  offers a total of  6.00  contact hours, with full attendance required.   The CE processing fee is $25.00 per person and may be paid with submission of completed CE paperwork, or on-site (This is included in the ticket price).   Symposium attendees who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST check in at the registration/ continuing education desk to make formal application and receive CE materials for completion.  Target Audience:   psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage-family therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, graduate students, drug-alcohol counselors, dietitians, allied mental health professionals.              Course Completion:  To qualify to receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete the CE materials, sign in/out daily at designated locations, and complete an evaluation of the sessions attended.  CE verification is mailed to attendees following the Colloquium. Questions: If you have   questions regarding continuing education,  the program, faculty,  grievance issues, or for a listing of learning objectives, comprehensive speaker bios,  please contact  The Institute at: 800-557-1950;  e-mail: Learning Objectives:  For a listing of learning objectives by session, contact The Institute at:   Commercial Support:  The Institute for Continuing Education receives no funds from any commercial organization for financial support of its activities in providing continuing education sponsorship of the Colloquium. The Institute’s sponsorship of this Conference does not imply endorsement of featured exhibits. Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if continuing education credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board. Continuing Education Offered: Psychology:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor  continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Counseling/ MFT: For counselors seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program. Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ),, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 –       4-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this program will   receive 6.00  clinical continuing education contact hours. Skill Level:   This Symposium is appropriate for professionals of all skill levels – beginning, intermediate, advanced.  Participants are urged to review session description for appropriateness for professional and personal development. Instruction Methodology:   May include lecture, didactic, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion Non-Credit Activities:   Credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon events. Ethics Hours / Academic Credit:  The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.  No “ethics” hours are offered.  

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