Join us in October!

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.

 

OUR 2022 THEME

“The Emergence of Feminine Energy in Leadership”

 

DATES AND LOCATION

Thursday, October 13th and Friday, October 14th

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

 

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Presenters

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 and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma. 

Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward’s Conscious Being WorkbookThe Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.  

She also has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health

Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating 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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Dr. Angela Chanter is a psychologist, and is currently the Senior Clinical Director for Sierra Health and Wellness Centers. She has worked in private practice for 18 years, specializing in families, couples, child custody evaluations, divorce mediation, and recovery focused treatment. Dr. Chanter has worked as an adjunct professor in doctoral level education. Dr. Chanter co-founded Full Circle Treatment Center, an adolescent, dual diagnosis, intensive out-patient non-profit program in Placer County with her 3 partners, Erin Johansen, Terri Powell and Christy Crandall. Dr. Chanter worked with local non-profit programs providing in home therapy to the previously homeless, newly housed adults and their families. Dr. Chanter is Eagala Equine Therapy certified for Veterans and has a passion for therapy outside the office. Dr. Chanter is the surviving spouse of the late Jon Daily, founder of Recovery Happens. Together they created a masters and doctoral level internship program with rotations in Recovery Happens, private practice, and in-home therapy with newly housed, previously homeless adults and families. Dr. Chanter is a prayerful woman and has a blended family that holds her joy.

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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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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Hosts:

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.

TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA.

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks.

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Jeremy has been in the addiction treatment field for over a decade in a multitude of roles, and is passionate about helping people needing support in mental health and addiction. In recent years, his passion for public speaking, media and PR lead him to a position in business development and marketing with Conscious Recovery. His marketing efforts are dedicated to ensuring people receive the support they need, and holds high vision for Conscious Recovery to be in the hands of everyone who needs it.

As the CEO and Co-Founder of Rehab Road Trips, he actualized his vision to unite his passions for film & helping people. Their goal is to support behavioral health program in communicating more authentically to their public through video.

Venue

Plan Your Trip

WHERE:

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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WHEN:

Thu, Oct 13, 2022, 9:00 AM –

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

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Agenda

THURSDAY, DAY 1:

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:

Coffee, Bagels, and Networking/Connection Time

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:

Welcome to Emergence with Jeremy Miller

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:

Keynote Speaker: Gina Tabrizy

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:

15 minute break

11:OO AM – 12:00 PM:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adriana Popescu

12:OO PM – 1:30 PM:

Lunch on your own

1:3O PM – 3:30 PM:

CEO PANEL: Jen Carvalho, Kelly Stephenson, Joe Tinervin, Moderated by TJ Woodward

3:3O PM – 3:45 PM:

Networking break

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:

TBD

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM:

Closing, Appreciation and Raffle with Jeremy Miller

FRIDAY DAY 2:

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:

Coffee, Bagels, and Networking/Connection Time

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM:

Welcome to Emergence with TJ Woodward

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Chanter

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:

15 minute break

11:OO AM – 12:00 PM:

Keynote Speaker: Ester Nicholson

12:OO PM – 1:30 PM:

Lunch on your own

1:3O PM – 3:30 PM:

CONSCIOUS RECOVERY PANEL: Dr. Adriana Popescu, Dr. Jessica Byrd-Olmstead, TJ Woodward. Moderated by Jeremy Miller

3:3O PM – 3:45 PM:

Networking break

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:

Keynote Speaker: Mackenzie Phillips

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM:

Closing & Appreciation with TJ Woodward

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:

Afterparty and Raffle: Jeremy Miller and TJ Woodward (Light Food and Beverages)

Sponsors

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