Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop A: Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid use Disorders (Ceu: 7)

William Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, Chief Clinical Officer, Livengrin Foundation, Inc., Bensalem, Penn.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the neurobiology of opioid addiction
  2. List the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of buprenorphine
  3. Describe all the phases of buprenorphine treatment
  4. List nonpharmacologic interventions for the treatment of opioid addiction

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop B: Addictions 101: An Addictions Treatment Primer (Ceu: 7)
Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.
  2. List the intoxication and withdrawal syndromes for at least 3 categories of drugs.
  3. Describe the assessment and treatment issues for the patient in detox.
  4. Identify at least 3 ways patients’ attitudes and behaviors influence our ability to treat them.
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Workshop C: Compassionate or Codependent: The Impact of Addiction on Families
(Ceu: 4)


Hortensia DeJesus, CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor),ICADC (International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), SAP (Substance Abuse Professional)
Dr. Robert Hunter, Phd - Clinical Psychologist, Nationally Certified Problem Gambling Counselor
Dr. Kasey Dean, DNP,  PMHNP

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how co-dependency sabotages the recovery process of the patient.
  2. Learn communication strategies that are effective in treating patients and helping families with addiction.
  3. Identify co-dependent patterns of interaction and communication.
  4. Assess if acts of compassion for the patient hinders recovery or not.

Above subject to change

Ceu's are pending with the California Board of Nursing.

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