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.
Presented by Sierra Tucson.
Held the second Wednesday on the following months:
March 12, 2014 (See Topic/Speaker below)
May 14, 2014
July 9, 2014
September 10, 2014
November 12, 2014
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Presentation
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Veranda Room, Palacio Building
7677 North 16th Street (& Morten Avenue)
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Cost & Registration:
Sign up and save! $15 per person with pre-registration by the Wednesday prior to each breakfast (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, $25 cash or check.)
For additional information you may call Chrissy Lamy at 480-231-0260.
Presented by Sierra Tucson.
Held on Friday on the following dates, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Lunch served at noon)
March 14, 2014 (See Topic/Speaker below)
Cool River Cafe
8000 East Belleview Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO
(303-771-4117) Google Maps Link
Bring your business cards and brochures to share.
March 14, 2014
"Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps "
Speakers: Bari K Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC and Osvaldo Cabral, MA, LPC, CAC III
Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps, published by Hazelden, is a curriculum that provides clinicians with a step by step guide to facilitating psychoeducational groups that integrate the core concepts of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Twelve Step philosophy. The presenters will discuss how they developed an approach that addresses mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion dysregulation. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills from the curriculum worksheets.
Presented by Sierra Tucson.
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Presentation & Networking
Held the following dates:
April 2, 2014 (See Topic/Speaker below)
June 4, 2014
August 13, 2014
Oct 1, 2014
Dec 3, 2014
Santa Catalina Ballroom
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Google Maps Link
April 2, 2014
"Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Co-Occurring Disorders"
Speaker: Liz Dampsey, MA, Certified EAP, Ph.D. candidate
This presentation will cover the use of equine-assisted psychotherapy for treating co-occurring disorders including addictions, mood disorders, trauma, and eating disorders. The unique interplay between the horse’s qualities and the specific needs of humans related to connection, attachment and trust is what makes equine-assisted psychotherapy a viable and effective treatment modality. Integration of attachment issues and the neurobiological underpinnings within the horse-human relationship will be reviewed.
What's New With You 2013 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.
March 13, 2014 (See Topic/Speaker below)
April 11, 2014
May 8, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 13, 2014
December 12, 2014
8:30 Breakfast and Networking
Fairfield University Alumni House, 1073 N. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
Please see Directions
March 13, 2014
"Seven Challenges Program"
Speaker: Christy S. Jackson, Ph.D.
The Seven Challenges Program is designed specifically for adolescents with drug and alcohol problems to motivate and commit to change. This program helps young people to self-reflect, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle - and prepare them for success in their new lives. This presentation will introduce this effective evidence based model that drives treatment, but allows clinicians to use their current instincts and skills to help clients be successful in their lives. It will also provide a comparison of traditional treatment methods and how the Seven Challenges approach produces successful outcomes.
Dr. Christy Jackson is the Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Services for Rushford. She graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2002. She has worked with teenagers with behavioral health and addiction issues for over 10 years and is a certified Seven Challenges® Program trainer. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. She received her Masters and Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with her fifth year internship completed at River Valley Services (DMHAS). She worked for Natchaug Hospital-inpatient and IOP/PHP--and Middlesex Hospital as a Consulting Psychologist before moving to the CT Department of Children and Families. At DCF, she was a Consulting Psychologist to the Middletown Area Office and then a Program Lead and Liaison between DCF and multiple therapeutic group homes and residential facilities before coming to Rushford. Cost & Registration:
$10 per person with pre-registration by the Monday prior to the Breakfast (no refund after this date). Seating is limited to 50 participants for each session, with no exceptions. Therefore, walk-ins may not be accommodated at this event. Please use the above blue button 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.
For additional information, you may call Thomas Ahern at 860-227-3316.
Boston, MA "What's New With You?" is hosted by Mountainside Treatment Center & Sierra Tucson.
March 20, 2014 (See Topic/Speaker below)
June 19, 2014
September 18, 2014
December 18, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
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.
March 20, 2014
The Challenges of Working with Professionals with Impairments.
Presenter: Luis T. Sanchez, M.D.
The presentation will review the challenges and concerns in working with and treating professionals with substance use disorders, mental health and other health related problems. The presentation focus will be based on Dr. Sanchez’s 15 years experience as the director of the Physician Health Services working with physicians, residents and medical students. A theme will include contrasting the professional’s illnesses from work impairing issues and concerns. The process of referral, evaluation, treatment, support and monitoring often included involvement with colleagues, families, hospital administrators, chiefs of departments, attorneys, the medical licensing board, local treatment programs, and the national major treatment centers. The challenges and successes of this complex work will be discussed illustrated with de-identified case examples. Participant discussion will be encouraged.
Cost & Registration:
$10 per person with pre-registration by March 13th (no refund after the due date). Seating is limited to 40 participants for each session.
For event questions, please contact: LSarno@SierraTucson.com.
Regional Outreach Specialist
Sierra Tucson and Aspen Education
Vice President of Marketing
Mountainside Treatment Center
Sierra Tucson Celebrating 30 Years Presents....
Healing Developmental Trauma
"The NeuroAffective Relational Model; When the Body Knows What the Mind Cannot Say "
Speaker: Aline LaPierre, Psy.D., MFT, SEP
If you are interested in somatic psychotherapy, this program is structured to give you an inner-directed personal experience of its basic principles. No matter what your clinical orientation, this body-centered experiential workshop will give you resources for bodily self-awareness that will enrich your personal as well as your clinical capacity to work with self-regulation and neuroplasticity.
Working with the Patterns of Distress that Result from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Developmental Deficits, Relational Violations, and Trauma
The postural attitudes and breathing patterns that we establish in our early years impact us throughout our lives. Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio has written that what emerges in the mind in the form of an idea corresponds to some structure of the body. In cases of developmental trauma, when psychological identity is built on the shaky foundation of a traumatized physiology, addressing the body’s underlying dysfunctional patterns is particularly important. Working within a developmental and psychodynamic framework, the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) correlates the bottom-up nonverbal implicit role of the body with top-down cognitive and affective insights to increase resources for growth, self regulation, and stress reduction.
Sierra Tucson will be recognizing professionals in the Los Angeles area for their years of giving to others. Please join us in honoring your selected peers who have made a significant contribution to our community at the 6th Annual Los Angeles "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 S. Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
($15 Non-hosted valet parking available)
Cost & Registration:
Tickets to this event are $45 per person or $480 per table of 12. To have your table name listed in the program, please register before April 23, 2014. Tickets will be available until May 21, 2014, or until the event sells out. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. (Use the "Register Now" button. You will need to include your name, address, telephone, and credit card information - card number, exact name on card, expiration date, security code. If purchasing a table, please provide the names of guests and name of the facility.
Nomination forms must be submitted by April 2, 2014.
Click this link to nominate: Los Angeles "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast
Award recipients will be notified in early May.
Categories of Recognition: