Anna Lisa De Lima, PhD, LHMC, NCC is the Program Director at Hanley Center at Origins in West Palm Beach, FL. Anna Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is trained in EMDR. Anna Lisa just completed her dissertation for her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Anna Lisa's dissertation work focused on the first responder population. She was inspired to begin her research while completing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health and working for the Palm Beach County Firefighters Union, where she witnessed firsthand the impact of on the job trauma exposure on firefighters. Anna Lisa also became certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) as a way to gain more intimate knowledge of the first responder's experience and the protocols that are used to mitigate the negative outcomes of trauma. Her dissertation work emphasized the factors that promote growth from trauma and the development of greater resilience in first responders. Anna Lisa has worked with first responders from a variety of backgrounds and specialties in her work as a clinician. Having worked closely with first responders in a variety of roles, and through her years of research on this population, she is well-versed in the unique concerns that this population faces. Anna Lisa has also presented extensively on this topic at national conferences as well as provided trainings at several fire departments.
  • A very hopeful, healing and transformative experience!

  • We find the leaders in our field at WCSAD.

  • The best conference in my 30+ years in the field.

  • WCSAD is the only national addiction conference we exhibit at annually because it meets all of our objectives – more awareness, lead generation and networking.

  • A Disneyland of information, empowering us to improve our common goal in the field of addiction disorders.

  • As a first-time exhibitor and sponsor, our team enjoyed maintaining and securing new connections while having fun.

  • Intimate clinically-driven, great conference.

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1/2) Well, that's a wrap on our WCSAD virtual conference, and what a great experience! We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped us make it a memorable event.