Activity Overview

The West Coast Symposium on Addiction Disorders will occur as a live experience from May 30-June 1, 2024.

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.

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, clinical counselors, collegiate recovery and professional monitoring organizations, EAPs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, peer support, recovery coaches, sober living operators, and staff.

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

Accreditation Information*

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.

Note: This statement is not an indication of approved credits. Please see below for full accreditation details, including credit types and totals, for this activity.

Provider Statement

Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email


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


AAPAHMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This live activity is designated for 20.0 AAPA Category 1 credit(s).


This continuing nursing education live 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. 


APAContinuing 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 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 has applied for pre-approval from the following states: California and Florida. HMP Education is an approved provider for this conference from the following marriage and family boards for the live activity:

New York: HMP Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0085


NBCCHMP 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. The following sessions have been approved for NBCC credit:

  • Psychedelics - Ethical Concerns and Efficacy for Modern Psychiatry 

  • Diagnosis and Management of Infections Associated with Substance Use Disorders and Associated Behaviors 

  • Energy Psychology for the Treatment for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders 

  • Increasing Counselor Effectiveness and Outcomes Using Principles of Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology 

  • Light Into the Darkness, Understanding Betrayal and Resilience 

  • Patient Retention in Times of Fentanyl and Stimulants 

  • Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR): A New Focus on Improving Outcomes for Behavioral Health Treatment 

  • Strategies for Engaging Youth to Effectively Identify and Address Co-Occurring Substance Use and Serious Emotional Distress 

  • The 4th Edition of the ASAM Criteria and the Future of Addiction Care 

  • The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Navigating Contemporary Challenges and Advancing Clinical Practice 

  • Treating SUD as a core attachment wound on the trauma spectrum with multidisciplinary team functioning as a “healthy” secure family system 

  • Xylazine: What Do Providers Need to Know to Address New and Emerging Drugs 

  • Addressing SUD and Mental Health in Older Adults – Evidence-Based Interventions 

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing 

  • Compassion Fatigue and Families Struggling with Addiction and Trauma. It’s a real thing! 

  • Identifying and Understanding Trauma Defense Mechanisms as one of the Root 
    Cause of Substance Abuse and Relapse 

  • Leading With a Focus on Strengths and Evidence Informed Practices When Facing Teens and Young Adults With a Death Wish 

  • Neurobiology of Addiction in 2024 

  • Stimulant Treatment Considerations for Specific Populations in Rural Communities 
  • Taking a Higher Road: Navigating Professional Ethics and Responsibility - Part 1 

  • Taking a Higher Road: Navigating Professional Ethics and Responsibility - Part 2 

  • The Trifecta Challenge: Pre-Treatment Intervention for Patients with Co-Occurring Eating, Substance Use, and Mental Health Disorders 

  • Understanding Cannabis-Induced Psychosis: Risks, Challenges, and Treatment Approaches 

  • Advances in CBT for Addictive Disorders: Focus on Therapy Content and Process 

  • Attachment Theory:  A Critical Component for Sustained Recovery 

  • California – A Changing Regulatory Environment 

  • Eastern Religious Influence, Psychology, and Enhancing DBT and ACT Effectiveness 

  • Proper Assessment and Treatment for Anxiety-Based Disorders 

  • Starting from Strength: How Understanding and Following Personality and Character Traits can Impact Addiction Treatment 


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. 

California Addiction Professionals

Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number OS-19-314-0526 for 20.0 CEH'S.


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. 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


    • Disclaimers

      The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a provider-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own provider.

      The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to HMP Global or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

    • Grievance Policy

      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. Ms. Joy will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. 

    • 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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