Continuing Education Information

CE/CME Information

Activity Overview

The West Coast Symposium on Addiction Disorders (WCSAD) will occur as a live experience from June 1-3, 2023.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. Participants who complete the evaluation online within 60 days of the live event will receive immediate documentation of credit.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609.371.1137. See the registration rates section of the website for fee information.

Learning Objectives

After attending the West Coast Symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Apply clinical skills from a broad range of professional core functions including assessment and therapeutic approaches
  • Cite advances in the field resulting from research and practice innovations
  • Discuss ways to build a collaborative culture within the allied health professions
  • Proactively address the challenges, risks and opportunities presented by a changing competitive environment

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for all behavioral or allied health professionals, CEOs, presidents and vice presidents, directors, other C-suite executives, physicians, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, mental health counselors, collegiate recovery and professional monitoring organizations, EAPs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, peer support, recovery coaches, sober living operators and staff.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


HMP Education designated this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This live activity is designated for 20.0 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 


This continuing nursing education activity awards 20.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 20.0 contact hours. 


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. 


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the AmericanPsychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.


ACE LogoAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, HMP Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this live course receive up to 20.0 general continuing education credits.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, HMP Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The APA pre-approves New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington D.C., for Marriage and Family Therapy credit.


HMP Education, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7340. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. HMP Education, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NBCC Approved Sessions:

100. Five Important Lessons from Over Forty Years in the Trenches

125. Filling Up and Emptying Out: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma for Substance Use Disorder Counseling Professionals

126. Implementing A Family Systems Model in Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment 

127. Opioid Misuse as an Attachment Disorder

128. The Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy

150. Establishing a Preventative Model to Address Relapse in our Workforce

175. Children of Parental Substance Use Disorder:  Hidden Burdens and  Resiliencies

176. Contingency Management for Substance Use Disorders: Rewarding Recovery

177. Reconceptualizing Pathological Internet Use and Computer Gaming Disorders - When "Addiction" Doesn`t Fit

178. Synthetic Drugs: What Providers Need to Know about Emerging Trends and Treatment

185. Confidentiality Issues Facing Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Providers: Review and Application of 42 CFR Part 2

187. Matching Existing and Emerging Treatments of Psychological Trauma Across a Continuum of Care

200. Working with Suicidal Clients: More Than Just Creating Safety

225. Wholehearted Journey to Ethics

226. The Dynamics of Change: Breaking the Cycle of Substance Use Disorders and Co-morbidities

227. Treatment and Recovery Discover Harm Reduction: Next Step - Integration

228. Your Client Isn't "Acting Out" or "Being Resistant" - They're Inadequately Warmed Up

250. The Use of Neurotechnology and Interventional Psychiatry in the Treatment of Pain Recovery

275. Applying Best-Practices in Measurement-Based Care in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

277. The Somatic Approach to Healing

278. Ethical Considerations and Implications of Addressing and Treating Substance Use During Pregnancy

285. Integrating Substance Use and Trauma Treatment: How Cognitive Processing Therapy Can Provide Relief for Those Suffering from Trauma and Addictions

286. Transforming addictive processes through Attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

288. Understanding Trauma

300. Differential Diagnoses and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

325. Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Practical Knowledge for Treatment Providers.

326. Patient Engagement: The Missing Link in Collaboration

327. The Neuroscience of Adolescent Addiction and Innovative Approaches

375. An Examination of Ethical Dilemmas Facing SUD Counselors and Behavioral Health Clinicians

376. Breaking Boundaries of Words: How Art Therapy Aids the Recovery Process

378. Socialization, Development, and Addiction: Understanding Impacts and Consequences of Distance Relationships

385. Neurobiology, Pathology of Trauma & Addiction and How Treatments or Therapy Correct It


This course has been approved by HMP Global, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #182840.  HMP Global is responsible for all aspects of the programming. 


HMP Education is an independent provider of continuing medical education. HMP Education has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority. 

In accordance with our disclosure policies, HMP Education is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real relevant financial relationship (conflicts of interest) between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME and CPME. 

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose: 

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and; 

  1. Any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion 

HMP Education has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner. 

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified financial relationships (conflicts of interest), and ensure: 

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. 

  1. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 

  1. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional. 

Grievance Statement

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Joy, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. She will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. 

ADA Statement

HMP Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity needs accommodation(s), please call 609-371-1137. 

Commercial Support

Applications for commercial support from healthcare related industries are pending. Commercial support will be acknowledged as it is received.

Privacy Policy

HMP Education protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. HMP Education and our joint providers will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. 

HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information. 

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