Conscious Recovery, a nationally recognized behavioral health treatment modality, is hosting it’s second annual Emergence Conference in October 2022! 

This year’s theme is the emergence of feminine energy in leadership. We’re thrilled to explore this theme and can’t wait for you to experience our wonderful lineup of behavioral health speakers!

Welcome to Emergence

Presented by Conscious Recovery & empowered by Discovery Behavioral Health, Emergence is an annual conference focusing on the emerging innovations in the field of behavioral health. Emergence will be a TWO DAY event this year, featuring a panel discussion each day. We are proud to announce that this year we will be offering 10 CE’s, and our theme for 2022 is:

“The Emergence of Feminine Energy in Leadership.”

WHERE:

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

WHEN:

Thu, Oct 13, 2022, 9:00 AM –

Fri, Oct 14, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT

register today

The Keynote Speakers:

Mackenzie Phillips is an accomplished and valued public advocate and educator for addiction recovery, healing the family system, and healing from trauma. Mack has taken her education at Sober College in CADAC Program for Addiction Studies and applied it to countless improvements in program enhancement, case management, and family/referent support during treatment.

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Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, addiction specialist, and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Brainspotting Practitioner, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) Practitioner, having discovered that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. She loves to assist high-achieving people to overcome their barriers, release their self-judgments, and create a life of infinite possibilities.

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Ester Nicholson, author of Soul Recovery – 12 Keys to Healing Dependence is a teacher, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, world renowned speaker/workshop facilitator and former-addict who brings her incredible journey of transformation to a practical curriculum—addressing the causes and effects of dependence as they occur in contemporary living. Ms. Nicholson infuses the 12-Step process with added spiritual concepts and teachings that transform the treatment of dependence, addiction, crisis living and suffering— through her articles, seminars, soul-nurturing music and riveting keynote speaking appearances.

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Gina H. Tabrizy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience, knowledge, and expertise in the areas of Addiction, Trauma, and Codependency. She is the Co-Founder of Harmony Heals, in Laguna Hills, CA. In her desire to deliver the best possible care she gained several specialties: E.M.D.R., Certified Hypnotherapist, Director of Psychodrama, Inner Child Work, and P.I.T. ( Pia Mellody Training).She acts as a part time Professor at Cal State Long Beach, teaching Introduction to and Advanced Techniques in Psychodrama.

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Gina H. Tabrizy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience, knowledge, and expertise in the areas of Addiction, Trauma, and Codependency. She is the Co-Founder of Harmony Heals, in Laguna Hills, CA. In her desire to deliver the best possible care she gained several specialties: E.M.D.R., Certified Hypnotherapist, Director of Psychodrama, Inner Child Work, and P.I.T. ( Pia Mellody Training).She acts as a part time Professor at Cal State Long Beach, teaching Introduction to and Advanced Techniques in Psychodrama.

Conscious Recovery Panelists:

Dr. Byrd-Olmstead has years of experience in addiction treatment, work with LGBTQ clients, especially transgender and gender nonconforming, as well as adolescent development. She is formally trained as a child psychologist and uses this to inform her work with clients of all ages. Dr. Byrd-Olmstead is current with the concerns of the young adult population, especially the types of stressors many clients face in Silicon Valley. She provides wide-ranging services by integrating different evidence-based treatments including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy and other mindfulness-based approaches.

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Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, addiction specialist, and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Brainspotting Practitioner, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) Practitioner, having discovered that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. She loves to assist high-achieving people to overcome their barriers, release their self-judgments, and create a life of infinite possibilities.

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Conscious Recovery is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction that can transform your life. Author and spiritual teacher TJ Woodward is changing the conversation about addiction, because he recognizes that underneath all addictive behavior is an Essential Self that is whole and perfect.

TJ Woodward’s Conscious Recovery Method moves beyond simply treating behaviors and symptoms. It focuses on the underlying root causes that drive destructive patterns, while providing clear steps for letting go of core false beliefs that lead to addictive tendencies. Whether it is unresolved trauma, spiritual disconnection, or toxic shame, these challenges need to be addressed in order to achieve true and permanent freedom.

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CEO Panelists:

Jen Carvalho is the Vice President of the SUD division at Discovery Behavioral Health.  Jen joined the DBH team in 2020 but brings 20+ years of behavioral health experience to the table.  Most recently, Jen worked in northern CA as a Market CEO, focused on successful operations of two co-occurring treatment programs.  She is a graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA program and is a hands-on leader with innovation as a strategic focus.  

Patient access to care, stigma reduction and workforce development are of particular focus for Jen and she is active in advocacy efforts as an Executive Member of the CCAPP Board of Directors.  

As a CEO, Jen’s passion expands to leadership development, and she is proud to empower her teams to lead with compassion and integrity.  As a speaker on Visionary and Empowered Leadership, Jen is most comfortable sharing her experience, strength and hope with others.  As a woman in long term recovery, her focus on providing options for care is both personal and priority.

Kelly Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer of Cliffside Malibu, began her career in 2002 working in the health and human services field with mentally ill and substance dependent women.

In 2007, after studying Business Administration at Ferris State University, Ms. Stephenson made the decision to move from Michigan to California to pursue a career in an industry she was passionate about. She has worked in Substance Use Disorder field for over 15 years, helping clients achieve long term sobriety and ensuring best practices and highest standards are met in all areas of the client care.

Ms. Stephenson’s, passion and life’s work are in sync. She has a career she loves, leading staff and working with clients, all while increasing Cliffside Malibu’s national presence. She has been with Cliffside Malibu since 2015, starting as the COO and transitioning to CEO in July 2018. She thoroughly enjoys her role and is excited for the future of Cliffside and its Clients.

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Joe Tinervin joined the executive leadership team at Discovery in 2019. With a passion for helping people in need, Joe’s mission is to improve access to services, remove barriers to treatment, help patients navigate the system and support families in crisis. By developing and implementing the operational goals of the substance use disorder division at Discovery, Joe ensures that staff and clinicians are providing effective, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Joe believes that, above all, clinical care and safety must come first.

Bringing more than 20 years of service and leadership to his role at Discovery, Joe started his professional career as a mental health tech working on the front lines before earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and his Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University, Chicago. Joe then moved into leadership roles in the behavioral health space, becoming a CEO at 33 and ultimately overseeing behavioral health operations for 12 programs across five states.

Joe’s operational expertise includes oversight of substance use centers and eating disorder treatment centers. As Division President of Acadia Healthcare, he led operations for facilities including Montecatini and Center for Hope of the Sierras.

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Plan Your Trip

WHERE:

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Check Availability Here

WHEN:

Thu, Oct 13, 2022, 9:00 AM –

Fri, Oct 14, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT

register today

What is Conscious Recovery?

Conscious Recovery is a treatment modality that helps adults and adolescents struggling with addiction, mental health, disordered eating. Conscious Recovery is a suite of behavioral health products and services, including books/workbooks, an interactive online training portal, robust curriculum, and in-person trainings. Conscious Recovery has collaborated with several PhDs who are experts in their respective fields to bring Conscious Recovery to all facets of behavioral health. Conscious Recovery is a fresh perspective on addiction that asks the question: what happens when we view ourselves or our clients as broken? What does that perspective create? What would it be like if we opened to a completely new way of viewing addiction?

About the Conscious Recovery Workbook for Teens:

The purpose of Conscious Recovery for Teens is to offer a strengths-based perspective on addiction and addictive behaviors. It is intended to be a self-guided tool that can enhance any program, therapy, or support group in which you are already engaged. This workbook is not a clinical service, but rather an educational resource. Its aim is not to provide definitive answers, but to introduce questions that can assist you in accessing your own inner wisdom and rediscover your true nature.

As is stated in the original Conscious Recovery Workbook – you are your own best teacher, and you hold the key to ending your own suffering. Conscious Recovery for Teens can assist you in deepening your understanding of addiction, provide you a roadmap toward liberation, and offer tools to assist you in living your most dynamic and connected life. It’s intended to be worked through slowly, in collaboration with your parents or caregivers if possible, and our encouragement is that you take your time in completing the processes and journaling questions.

This workbook will also introduce you to the concepts of the “Inner Villain” and “Inner Superhero.” Inside each of us is our own deep knowing we our born with-The Superhero-that part of ourselves that is whole and perfect, and over time we develop the Villain or the Belief Systems that may tell us we are broken, also referred to as the “BS Villain”. To be clear The BS Villain is not “bad” rather it represents a set of core false beliefs or Belief Systems and behaviors that often develop as ways to keep us protected, what Conscious Recovery refers to as brilliant strategies. However, over time these beliefs and behaviors may no longer serve you, the stories we have started to believe overtime which may or may not be true.