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AARC "conference"
« on: February 20, 2012, 08:29:19 PM »
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ADDICTIONS CONFERENCE
How to win in adolescent addiction; an evidence based practice

Presented by
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
ADDICTIONS CONFERENCE
How to win in adolescent addiction; an evidence based practice
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
Ann McCaig Centre
303 Forge Road S.E.,
Calgary, AB T2H 0S9
Phone: (403) 253-5250
Fax: (403) 640-2520
February 27th & 28th, 2012
To better address the effects of substance abuse and addiction in the
community this two-day conference will provide evidence based
research approach with the intent of informing and creating
significant professional relationships within the community.
This Conference is of significant importance as it will allow delegates to better
address the effects of substance abuse and addiction in the community.
How to win in adolescent addiction; an evidence based practice will share a
message of experience, strength and hope regarding drug and alcohol
use and abuse and the disease of addiction within the family dynamic.
Monday February 27th, 2012
Registration & Breakfast
Opening by M. Ann McCaig
Keynote Dr. Ken Winters
- “This is Your Brain on Adolescence:
Implications of Brain Development Science for
Enhancing Treatment of Substance Use Disorders.”
Break
Dr. Lori Hogg
- “Drug Induced Psychosis: When and What to Treat.”
Lunch
Dr. F. Dean Vause
Natalie Imbach, M.Sc.
Colin Brown, M.Sc.
- “Success in Treating Adolescent Addiction “
Break
Dr. Peter Choate
- “Role of the Parents in Adolescent Addiction”
Closing by Dr. F. Dean Vause

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Breakfast
Welcome - The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
Keynote Dr. Amelia Arria
- “Risk Factors for Underage Drinking and Drug Use:
What does the research tell us?”
Break
Jennifer Edmondson-Neily, B.A., B.Ed.
Donna Price, B.PE., B.Ed.
Gisele Kreuger, B.Ed., M.Ed.
- “The Roles Schools Can Play in Supporting the
Adolescent Addict”
Lunch
Tia Salter, B.A. CRIM
- “Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Outcomes”
Dr. Stuart Wilkinson, Pure North S’Energy
- “Healthy Living”
Break
AARC Parents & Kids
- “Success Stories from Parents & Youth”
Closing Remarks by Dr. F. Dean Vause
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Re: AARC "conference"
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 11:28:31 PM »
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"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Re: AARC "conference"
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 11:54:33 AM »
I asked Dr. Winters what motivated him to sell his services to a discredited behavior modification program descended from Miller Newton's Kids, and he assured me that he had weighed the pros and cons.  There is no whore like an old whore.
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"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Addictions Conference @ AARC
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 04:35:37 PM »
Link for the AARC event described in the OP:

    Addictions Conference (3pp pdf)
    "How to win in adolescent addiction; an evidence based practice"
    February 27th & 28th, 2012 - Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre[/list]
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    Re: Addictions Conference @ AARC - speaker profiles
    « Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 05:38:05 PM »
    Some speaker profiles for the Addictions Conference, "How to win in adolescent addiction; an evidence based practice," taken from the 2nd page of that pdf:

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    Ken Winters, PhD

      Ken Winters, Ph.D. is the director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, and a Senior Scientist with the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of adolescent drug abuse. Dr. Winters has published numerous research articles and book chapters in this area, and has received several research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and various foundations. He currently directs grants funded by NIH to study the effectiveness of a parent-based intervention for drug abusing adolescents. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and he was also the lead editor for two Treatment Improvement Protocol Series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA) that focused on adolescent drug abuse assessment and treatment.

      Dr. Winters is a consultant to many organizations, including the Hazelden Foundation, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, World Health Organization, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).
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    Amelia Arria, PhD

      Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist and the Scientific Director of the Parents Translational Research Center at the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia. She is also on the faculty at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, where she is the Principal Investigator of the College Life Study, a longitudinal study of young adults. Her primary area of interest is the identification of risk factors for adolescent and young adult drug involvement. She has published numerous scientific articles related to substance use, maternal and child health, and addiction treatment. She received her B.S. from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed postdoctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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    Peter W. Choate, MSW RSW, PhD

      Dr. Peter Choate is a Registered Social Worker and Member of the Clinical Registry and Approved Clinical Supervisor for the Alberta College of Registered Social Workers, Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association, and Diplomate, American College of Forensic Social Workers.

      In 2009, he graduated from the Course and Dissertation based Addictions Program (Westbrook University); in 1989 with a Diploma from the Banff School of Advanced Management; in 1975 with a Master of Social Work (Honours) (University of British Columbia); and in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of British Columbia).

      Dr. Choate has a clinical private practice focusing on addictions, family relationships as well as matters relating to custody and access following separation and divorce. He also completes parenting capacity, addiction and sexual and violence risk assessments in child protection matters. He appears frequently in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench as an expert witness.

      He lectures at Mount Royal University in the Faculty of Social Work and Disability Studies and as a Professional Development Instructor at the University of Calgary. His particular emphasis is on child and adolescent mental health including maltreatment, neglect and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) and these issues within family systems. He has presented nationally and internationally at various conferences and as a trainer for organizations in these areas. He also provides services to Alberta Child Welfare, Youth Probation Services (Calgary) and as a qualified Substance Abuse Professional for the U.S. National Transportation and Highway Safety Act.
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    Lori Hogg, M.Sc., MD, FRCP (C)

      Dr. Lori Hogg is a Psychiatrist with a specialty in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychiatric concerns of intellectually and developmentally disabled adolescents and adults. In conjunction with her private practice Dr. Hogg is a clinician at the Holy Cross site Adolescent Day Treatment Program, a consultant for the Canmore Mental Health Clinic, Arnika Center, Hull Child and Family Services, and Calgary Board of Education all while maintaining her position as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

      Dr. Hogg is well known for her promotion of open communication and collaboration with interested researchers (locally and nationally), in order to foster successful results in regards to Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry. Dr. Hogg's prior work at Foothills Hospital, inpatient psychiatrist combined with her role as clinician at the Early Psychosis Program reinforces why she has been established as a leader in advocating for the mental health needs of children & adolescents as well as the integration of clinical services with current teaching and research practices.
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    F. Dean Vause, PhD

      Dr. F. Dean Vause is the Executive Director of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), a long-term, intensive treatment program for severely addicted youth and their families. AARC is the culmination of Dr. Vause's 20 years of research into adolescent addiction. His research took him to treatment centres throughout North America.

      Dr. Vause started his career in high schools, where he taught, counselled and developed programs to help youth in the education system. His Masters dissertation "A School Drug Program", and his Ph.D. Program, "Adolescent Substance Use Disorders", focus on both a model and facility for adolescent drug treatment. He has provided many Teacher In-service presentations on the subject of drug use in schools in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and parts of the United States, and has provided numerous workshops for many other community organizations.

      Dr. Vause is considered to be a leading expert in the field of adolescent addiction, and his advice is sought by other professionals. He is the recipient of the Rotary International "Paul Harris Fellowship", the highest honour in Rotary. Other awards include Calgary Citizen of the Year award and the Alberta Centennial Medal.
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    Re: AARC "conference"
    « Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 07:06:37 PM »
    "Dr. F. Dean Vause is the Executive Director of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), a long-term, intensive treatment program for severely addicted youth and their families. AARC is the culmination of Dr. Vause's 20 years of research into adolescent addiction. His research took him to treatment centres throughout North America.

    Dr. Vause started his career in high schools, where he taught, counselled and developed programs to help youth in the education system. His Masters dissertation "A School Drug Program", and his Ph.D. Program, "Adolescent Substance Use Disorders", focus on both a model and facility for adolescent drug treatment. He has provided many Teacher In-service presentations on the subject of drug use in schools in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and parts of the United States, and has provided numerous workshops for many other community organizations.

    Dr. Vause is considered to be a leading expert in the field of adolescent addiction, and his advice is sought by other professionals. He is the recipient of the Rotary International "Paul Harris Fellowship", the highest honour in Rotary. Other awards include Calgary Citizen of the Year award and the Alberta Centennial Medal."

    Where to start?

    1. The Wiz has stated in no uncertain terms to the College of Alberta Psychologists that AARC does not provide treatment.
    2. The Wiz has not done twenty years of research into adolescent addiction.  He has been running AARC for almost twenty years.  Before that he worked for Miller Newton at Kids, and before that he was a guidance counselor.
    3. The statement about his "Ph.D. Program" is meaningless. His Union Institute degree was given to him while he was already running AARC.  His "Project Demonstrating Excellence" was written about AARC, and involved no clinical research.  AARC was a development of kids that was renamed.
    4. The Wiz is not considered to be a leading expert in the field of adolescent addiction by anyone other than AARC parents, staff, clients, a handfull of politicians and donors.  he has never had a paper published in any recognized journal, and has never participated in any independent study in the field.
    5.The Rotary Club coughed up half ofthe original $1.2 million used to set up Kids.  They are complicit in the crime.
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    "AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

    "...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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    Re: AARC "conference"
    « Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 12:17:14 PM »
    The good Dr. Winters will no longer accept my emails.  His last message stated that he received no speaker fee.  I'm thinking vacay in the Caymans.
    « Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
    "AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

    "...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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    Re: AARC "conference"
    « Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 02:54:58 PM »
    "Dr. Winters is a consultant to many organizations, including the Hazelden Foundation, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, World Health Organization, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization)."

    This makes  much more sense now.  The Wiz is going all the way back to the Straight well, font of his powers as leader of an illegal thought reform program.
    « Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
    "AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

    "...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?