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WCSAD 2021
Provided by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education
Welcome to the Premier Event for Addiction & Behavioral Health Professionals.
La Quinta, California

Now in the twelfth year, the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (Official Meeting of the C4 Recovery Foundation) provides superior clinical education and networking for addiction, behavioral health, and mental health professionals.

Immerse yourself in more than 45 expert-led sessions, engage with like-minded peers, and discuss the significant challenges we must overcome together, all while enjoying the beautiful La Quinta Resort & Club in sunny California.

To promote safe connections and social distancing, this year WCSAD will have two attendee groups: Register for either group A or group B in person, and receive every conference session on-demand. The exhibit hall will be open for all 5 days.

Group A: September 29, 12:30 PM – October 1, 12:15 PM

Group B: October 1, 12:30 PM – October 3, 12:15 PM

It doesn't matter which in-person group you register for, because you'll have access to every session on demand for 45 days, and an opportunity to earn 65+ CE/CME credits.

On-demand access begins, October 4 and ends, November 18, 2021


Unite together to discuss new treatment strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment.

2 Groups
In-Person and On-Demand Access
Nationally Recognized Speakers
Educational Sessions
CME/CE Credits Including On Demand
Group A Keynote Speakers

Explore Expert-Led Sessions.

Stephanie Covington, PhD, LCSW
Why Gender Matters: Creating Trauma Services for Women and Men
John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP
If You Want Your Patients to Get Better...: Nutritional Psychology in Behavioral Healthcare
Don Grant, MA, MFA, DAC, SUDCC IV, PhD
Unplug To Reconnect: How the Digital World Potentially Reinforces Insecure Attachment in Relationships
Barb Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC
Unplug to Reconnect: How the Digital World Potentially Reinforces Insecure Attachment in Relationships - Co-Presenter with Don Grant
Carolyn Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS
Stories of Our Ancestors: Understanding the Impact of Culture, Race, and Trauma on Addictions
Group B Keynote Speakers

Explore Expert-Led Sessions.

Les Aria, PhD
Feeling Safe Enough to Heal
Ross Ellenhorn, PhD, LICSW
Disappointment and the Fear of Hope: From Theory to Research
Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC
The Novel Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID in the Substance Abuse Treatment World
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM
Feeling Safe Enough to Heal - Co-Presenter with Les Aria
Who Should Attend?

WCSAD is designed and accredited for professionals in the fields of addiction and behavioral health:

Social Workers
Advanced Practice Nurses
Physician Assistants
Primary Care Physicians
Others with cause commitment
Platinum Patrons
Gold Patrons
Silver Patrons
Bronze Patrons