From: 3 pm September 6th

To: 3 pm September 8th
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Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center 
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Driving Directions 


Kelly Dunbar 
SUWS of the Carolinas & Phoenix Outdoor 

Conference Presentations:


 Letting Values Drive  the Bus: Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dual-diagnosis teens.

(Kevin Waller LPC,LCAS and James Skelton CSAC, CAI-Intern )                                         


-------------------------------------------------------------------------Gender Today: Best Practice for Trans & Non-BinaryYoung People in Treatment

 (Beck Gee-Cohen) Owner/Consultant, BCG Consulting


Gender Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Neurological Approach

                             (Cameron Allen) 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------Managing the Unmanageable: A Look at Young Women in Recovery

Alice Cennamo LCSW-A LCAS-A

-----------------------------------------------------------------Queering Recovery: Bringing Inclusion & Intersectionality to the Forefront

(Samantha Field)


Breakout Sessions:

 Understanding and Assessing Adolescent Sex Addiction(Michael Dunn M.A., L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T., M.A.C., Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Sexology) 

Afterward: Strong at the Broken Places (Kris Brightbill  MA, LPC, NCC & Blake Smith MA, LPC, NCC )         

  1. Mindful Grieving (Judi Bessette edD & Josh White 
Sensei, MA, LCMHC, CGP)
The Sanity of Addiction (Lauren Ciovacco MA)



Expanding Recovery for Young People Conference and Wellness Retreat

Join us for three days of education, self-care and personal growth, as we explore the ever-expanding options for young people in recovery. Kristina Wandzilak and her mother Constance Curry will present as key-note speakers.  Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, CIP is the founder of Full Circle Intervention; Full Circle Intensive Outpatient and Full Circle living. She has been a leader in the addictions industry since 1995, and co-authored "The Lost Years" with her mother, Constance Curry. Their story of healing and hope will be accompanied with breakout sessions and presentations from nationally recognized leaders to provide participants with CEU's. Experience daily yoga and meditation, biofeedback stations, nature hikes, speaker panels and much more.

10.5 Clock hours provided for full conference participation.


    Kristina Wandzilak(left) and Constance Curry (right), authors of "The Lost Years" are scheduled as key-note speakers for the conference.



SUWS of the Carolinas is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all apects of the program. ACE Provider #6617

Registration Information

$275 for double room occupancy (includes lodging and meals) 

$350 for single room occupancy (includes lodging and meals)                     

Attendees must submit the name of the second guest to kelly.dunbar@suwscarolinas.com

$150 for commuters (includes meals)

Payment must be received by August 12th to guarantee availability. For credit card payments please choose the option to pay at the door. We will collect all card information in person upon arrival.

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