Annual Addictions Conference

7th Annual Addictions Conference:
Weathering the Storm
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Now in its seventh year, CHEP Inc.’s Annual Addictions Conference has established itself as a leading program centered on educating medical professionals working within the realm of addictions.  This is a full-day conference with speakers presenting on timely topics surrounding this epidemic that is plaguing our communities. For the first time, this year we are offering the Annual Addiction Conference as a webinar!

Speakers and Topics

Addiction and Recovery: Understanding the Pathway and the Process – Dr. Carlo DiClemente, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, UMBC
Women in Addiction and Recovery – Jennifer Aguglia, LCSW-C, VP Of Outpatient Services, Ashley Treatment
Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – Dr. Michael Gawrysiak, Assistant Professor, West Chester University of PA
Supporting Those Who Served: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment for Military Populations – Duane France, MA, MBA, LPC, Executive Director, Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency and Director of Veteran Services, Family Care Center LLC

Conference Abstracts, Learning Objectives, Speaker Bios


Registration is now re-opened! You will need to register through the link below, and once you receive your confirmation email, you will need to follow the instructions for registering your name and email address on Webex for us to track your attendance for the day of the webinar.

Register Now!

Community Provider – $60
VA VISN 5 Employee – $20
Student – $40

There will not be an early bird registration option for this year as we want to make this program as accessible as possible for all interested in attending. Registration will close at the end of the day on Monday, October 5th.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the conference after registering, you must contact our office via email or phone.  The following guidelines for cancellations will apply:

  • Cancellations by registrant made prior to September 23, 2020 will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee.
  • Cancellations by registrant made September 23, 2020 or after will not receive a refund.
  • Vouchers are not available for cancellations made at any time.
  • Refunds will not be issued to registrants that do not attend on the day of the conference.

CHEP reserves the right to cancel this program due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstance such as inclement weather.  We will notify registrants via email, will update our company website, and will make every attempt to reach attendees via phone.  Registration fees will be fully refunded if we are unable to reschedule a cancelled program.  Processing fees may apply on refunds made to credit cards.

Thank you to our generous Gold Sponsors!

Continuing Education

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits – 6.0 hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Credits – 6.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers – Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits.”

National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Credits – 6.0 hours
“This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 6.0 CEs. NAADAC provider number 62665, CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programming.”

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits – 6.0 hours
Certified Counselors – National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): “Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

Evaluation and Certificates

All attendees are required to register their name and email address on the Webex platform and receive an Attention Rating of 90% or higher in order to receive credits. The Attention Rating is calculated automatically through the Webex system and reported to our team at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive the highest rate possible, be sure to stay logged into the training for the duration, do not minimize the training screen, and do not open other screens on top of the training. An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program’s completion. Once you complete and submit the evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Target Audiences

Addiction counselors, social workers, certified counselors, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and students.

Contact Information: 

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Program Manger:

Annie Caporellie
[email protected]