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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

The Thrill is Gone:
Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction: 2019 Update

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

April 28 - May 05, 2019
14.0 CE Credits for Psychologists
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
9.9 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Joseph Beltempo, PhD

Joseph Beltempo, PhD
Psychologist and Lecturer
Assistant Professor
Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Instructor
McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)

Since 1984 he was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas; he is currently Assistant Professor. 

His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. 

From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. 

His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014). 

He is Practicum Instructor at McGill University Counseling Psychology for graduate students in Personality Assessment. He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80). 

Gisela Schlosser, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Gisela Schlosser, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Schlosser has been a Family Physician for 25 years, and she has a diverse practice. For 14 years, she worked in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory south of Montreal. She was responsible for a busy office practice of 3000 patients and covered a 40 bed inpatient department with colleagues. 

During the same time, she was affiliated with McGill University as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and supervised Family Medicine residents in their clinics and obstetrics/delivery practice. Throughout her medical practice, she has maintained Emergency Room skills by regular shifts. Since her move to Nova Scotia 12 years ago, her work has been mostly in the Emergency Room. An exception would be inpatient work at the Lillian Fraser Hospital in Tatamagouche. At present, she is working at the Cobequid Emergency Room and sometimes the QEII as a locum for a geriatric ward with the Family Medicine Unit. 

She is always looking for new challenging ways to practice medicine, and she works occasionally as a ship physician on cruise ships. Dr. Schlosser offers helpful lectures dealing in addictions and mental health. No matter the practice venue, psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression and addictions are common and challenging problems for primary care physicians and specialists, and she provides current management guidelines as well as real accounts from her long experience as a primary care physician.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPsychiatrist, PsychologistsPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment
    • Assess levels of substance use in primary care
  2. In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's)
    • How to manage Dual Diagnosis.
  3. Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome
    • Understand the conditions that facilitate change in addictive behavior
    • Explain the stages of change model for primary care interventions
  4. Depression types and treatment
    • Use the most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treament of depression
  5. Anxiety Types and treatment
    • Use most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treament of anxiety
  6. Anxiety
    • Therapeutics and Pharmacology
  7. Depression
    • Therapeutics and Pharmacology
  8. Opioid prescribing guidelines
    • Pharmacology of dependency, tolerance and addiction
  9. Pharmacology for substance abuse disorders
    • Nicotine, alcohol, opioids
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Apr 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Apr 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 01 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu May 02 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri May 03 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat May 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 05 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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