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2013 Conference


Thank you to all who attended the 39th Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies (NWIAS) Conference: Empowering Recovery: The Art & Science of Facilitating Change. 2013 conference information will remain live on our site until October 22. 

Save the Date for 2014: Next year’s conference is scheduled for July 16-18 at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center.

2013 Conference Details

Dates:  Wednesday-Friday, July 17-19, 2013

Times: 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday
8:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday
Check in and on-site registration opens at 7 a.m.

CEUs: 19 CEUs are available for full conference participation. 7.5 CEUs are available for single day participation on either Wednesday or Thursday, and 4 CEUs for Friday. CEUs earned at this conference are acknowledged and accepted by ACCBO.

Location:  Monarch Hotel & Conference Center, 12566 SE 93rd Ave, Portland/Clackamas OR 1-800-492-8700

Special Hotel Rate: The Monarch has extended a special reduced rate of $99 per night (single or double occupancy) for guests attending this conference. Please contact the Monarch directly to make your reservation. 

This conference is co-sponsored by the Professional Mental Health Counseling–Addictions Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 


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ACEP-logo-72dpi_webLewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwestern Association of Schools and Colleges and is an approved provider (#04228) of continuing education hours for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

The Oregon State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, the Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers, and the Washington State Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors accept noncredit courses for licensure renewal.

CEUs earned at this conference are acknowledged and accepted by ACCBO.

This year’s sponsors include: