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date pending/Ellensburg Inn (mention WSAIOP for lodging discount)/1700 S Canyon Blvd, Ellensburg, WA / (509)925-9801 /Includes lunch, Banquet and raffle/Up to 12 CEU's 


Up to 12 CEU's including: Etiology and treatment of substance use disorders/Effects of Legalization of Marjuana/ Suicide Risk Assesment/Law And Ethics/ Clinical Supervision/Counselor Self care






$100-members & students/$120-nonmembers/$10-early registration discount if paid before 9-25-15 / apply for membership during registration and get the member discount

...Thats right! A person who joins WSAIOP or CDPWS during early registration only pays $90 for the full conference!

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Featured Presenters

Eric Martin

Eric Martin, MAC, CADC III, CRM, CPS is the Past President & Director Emeritus of the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon. Eric is an Adjunct Faculty member with the University of Oregon and a contract instructor with Oregon's Child Welfare Division. Eric is a state & nationally certified addictions counselor with 29 years of clinical experience in Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization, Residential and Outpatient Addictions Treatment and ATOD Prevention. Eric is an international presenter and treatment advocate. Eric has served on several Governor's advisory boards, the Governor's Council on Substance Abuse Programs and the Governor's Advisory Board on Drugs& Violent Crime. Eric has also produced a number of video's, including "Reunited" a video designed for methamphetamine addicted mothers entering the child welfare system. Eric has been honored with numerous awards in light of his 28 years of service in Addiction Treatment & Prevention. Most notably, he is the recipient of the Governor's Council Award of Excellence, presented by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, and he is the recipient of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors—National, William F.Callahan Award for Sustained and Meritorious Service at the national level to the profession of addiction counseling, presented in Washington D.C. in 2010. Eric currently serves in a leadership capacity to numerous community boards including; New Columbia CREW, special consultant to the African American Addiction Recovery & Counseling Association, Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery, Legislative Liaison for the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon, and past Co-Chair of Oregon's Traditional Health Worker Commission creating credentialing standards for Peers and Community Health Workers.

Rose Ness

Rose Ness, LMHC, CDP received her MA in Systems Counseling from Bastyr University in 2001, and a BS in Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University in 1995. As a consultant, she specializes in SBIRT, Suicide Prevention, Clinical Supervision, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Counselor Ethics. She has received the Pioneer Human Services Dick Hudson award for Outstanding Counselor, is a member of the Skagit Valley County Behavioral Advisory Board, an Adjunct instructor at Skagit Valley College, and was a member of the ITA task force in 2014. She has been a CDP since 1997, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2005.

Kelly Olson

Kelly Olson, PhD is the Associate Director of Clinical Affairs at Millennium Health.  She is an experienced researcher in molecular neuro-pharmacology, as well as in clinical biology in the areas of mental illness, sleep, adrenal fatigue, and addictions.  Dr. Olson has authored/co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations, and has lectured extensively internationally, nationally, and locally.  Dr. Olson has spent the majority of the past 7 years in integrative medicine, helping to improve patient clinical outcomes. She received her Masters of Science in exercise physiology from the University of North Dakota, and her PhD in pharmacology & therapeutics from the University of Manitoba.

Mark Loes

Mark Loes, MBA, CDP is the clinical Director of Sundown M. Ranch, The Chairman of the Department of Health CP advisory Committee, and a CARF surveyor. As a surveyor, he has experienced many treatment modalities in different states, and is well versed in state and federal laws relating to counselors. Prior to becoming the Clinical Director of Sundown M Ranch, he was the Quality Assurance Manager.

Sharon Fenton

Sharon Fenton, BSW, CDP graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work in 1993. She began working in the chemical dependency field in 1994 and became certified as a CDP in 1996. Sharon has been working in outpatient treatment on the eastside of King County for the past fourteen years. She joined ATA as their Clinical Director in June 2007 and is responsible for all clinical functions. She is also an instructor at Bellevue Community College in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program teaching classes in DUI Assessment, Family System and Introduction to Counseling.

Guadalupe Aragon

Guadalupe Aragon BA, CACDI  received her Bachelor's Degree from U.C. Berkeley. She is a A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1 ,

President of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest, a Recovery Coach, and a Transformative Life Coach. As the founder of Grace on You, LLC, she specializes in self care, brief intervention and counseling, and overall healthy living.



Self Care

CDP's must obtain ongoing, field specific training, maintain the high level of ethical boundaries required of the field, and manage their personal and professional lives in a way that prevents counselor burnout in order to remain effective.

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