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41st Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference Overview

This year’s theme is Conference to Client: Translating Knowledge into Professional Practice. 

Conference Details

Dates: Wednesday-Friday, July 22-24, 2015 

Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Keynote Speakers: Gabor Maté, M.D.; Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D., Douglas Braun-Harvey, M.F.T.

Location: Monarch Hotel and Conference Center, 12566 SE 93rd Ave. Portland/Clackamas, OR. Please see the registration page for special hotel rate information.

CEUs: This year’s conference will run 3 full days and offers a total of 21 CEUs. The CEUs earned at this conference are acknowledged and accepted by ACCBO.

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


We expect registration for this conference to open by April 15. Updates will be posted to this site as they become available—please check back or join our mailing list to receive updates by email. Select “addictions” as an interest area to ensure you receive updates about this conference. 


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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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imageLewis & 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.