Professional Events

Sierra Tucson is a leader in the industry for providing innovative, progressive, and clinically sound workshops, conferences, and events nationwide. Networking opportunities also allow professionals to better serve clients and assist one another by expanding our knowledge of resources. Professional/clinical events are listed on these pages and are updated regularly. Please use the convenient online "Register Now" buttons for quick, secure registration.

Be Informed
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Presented by Sierra Tucson.
Get Informed - Be Informed

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Feb 27, 2015
May 22, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
Nov 13, 2015

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 - Noon - Presentation

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
2000 Westcourt Way
Tempe, AZ 85282

Cost & Registration:
Sign up and save! $20 per person with pre-registration by the Wednesday prior to the event (no refund after the due date). Please use the "Register Now" button below to register online with credit card. Include your name, address, telephone, and credit card information - card number, exact name on card, expiration date, security code. (Late registration at the door, $30 cash or check.)

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Fairfield County "What's New With You?" Professional Breakfast Series
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What's New With You 2014 will be hosted by Fairfield University Counseling Center and Psychological Services and co-sponsored by Fairfield University Counseling Center and Psychological Services, Marworth, Mountainside and Sierra Tucson.

2015 Dates Coming Soon
Networking and Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Fairfield University Alumni House, 1073 N. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
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Cost & Registration:
There is no cost for this event.

For additional information, you may call Julie Latimer at 475-529-5715.


Boston, MA "What's New with You?"
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Boston, MA "What's New With You?" is hosted by Mountainside Treatment Center & Sierra Tucson.

December 18, 2014

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. Attendees arrive
8:30-9 a.m. Networking/breakfast
9:00-9:45 a.m. Presentation
9:45-10:00 a.m. Q&A

Hotel Indigo
399 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02462

Breakfast, networking and thoughtfully facilitated clinical discussion from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at Hotel Indigo. Please bring your business cards and brochures to share.

December 18, 2014 <12/18/2014>
"Rock and Roll with the Resistance: Creativity and Hope in Addiction Treatment"

Traditional behavioral health settings have often found the treatment of addiction difficult, even as the population in need of effective treatment has grown. Even seasoned mental health providers sometimes feel that addicts bring a burden of destruction, pain, and hopelessness which makes the prospect of treating them seem overwhelming. However, I believe such hopelessness is quite misplaced. By using music and the arts, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and--most of all--hope, Right Turn has been able to address many of the typical difficulties drug treatment programs encounter: trouble keeping clients in treatment long enough for it to help, high relapse rates, and the reluctance of family members to engage in treatment. We have rediscovered something we always knew: that if you treat clients with respect and acceptance, they stay in treatment. If they stay in treatment they get better. And they stay better

Gabrielle Dean, MSW, MPH
Gabrielle Dean has been in practice for over 25 years, eighteen of them in addiction treatment. She has designed and run residential and outpatient programs beginning with a federally-funded residential setting for opiate-addicted women and their children. About ten years ago, she and Woody Giessmann, LADC, CADAC and ex-drummer for the rock group The Del Fuegos together created Right Turn, a landmark program which incorporates expressive therapies and creativity into an evidence-based addiction program. She also hosts Right Turn Radio, a weekly interview show on addiction and mental health which is broadcast in 5 states. She finds her work in the addiction field asvery rewarding because, I get to see people get better..

Cost & Registration:
$10 per person with pre-registration by the Thursday prior to the event (no refund after the due date). Seating is limited to 40 participants for each session.

For event questions, please

Lisa Sarno
Regional Outreach Specialist
Sierra Tucson and Four Circles
Sarah Verrelli
Vice President of Marketing
Mountainside Treatment Center


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Sierra Tucson's
Networking to Energize Stressed Therapists

Creative, fun energizing networking event for Valley Professionals. Bring your brochures and business cards and be prepared to share news with your colleagues.


6:00-8:00 p.m.

March 5, 2015
June 11, 2015
Sept 24, 2015
Dec 10, 2015


Cost & Registration:
There is no cost to attend this networking event. Please register at the door.
Seating is limited; first-come, first-served for clinicians only please.

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