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43rd Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference Overview

Everyday Attachment in Recovery: Creating Healthy, Connected Communities

Wednesday-Friday, July 19-21, 2017
Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New Location!: Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217.
Click here for information on discounted room rates and accommodations

2017 Keynote Speakers:

Wednesday:  Gabor Mate, MD, Addiction and Wellness Expert, Author and Professional Speaker
Thursday:  J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, Director, Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry
at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology
in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Friday:  Joy DeGruy, PhD, MSW, Author, Lecturer and Consultant in the area of social justice,
Assistant Professor of Research, Portland State University

Looking for presentation materials and handouts? Click here


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

Full Conference - 18 CEUs
Single Day (Wednesday or Thursday) - 7 CEUs
Single Day (Friday) - 4 CEUs

This conference is co-sponsored by the Professional Mental Health Counseling — Specialization in Addictions Program and the Center for Community Engagement at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 


Our mission is to encourage high standards of competence in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependencies by sponsoring educational programs to improve the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field. Learn more at or find NWIAS on Facebook


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Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Our programs are approved and accredited by the appropriate associations and agencies including: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Learn more about our accreditation here

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 the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors, including: