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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological Services

Relax, Rejuvenate & Network

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
October 21 - 28, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Adventure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
16 CE Credits for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, etc.
Course Fees
$320 for Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers

Target Audience
Behavioral Health Professionals/Practitioners such as Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Tele-Supervision: Ethical Practices in Clinical Supervision

      COVID and Post-COVID conditions have presented challenges for counselors-in-training and clinical supervisors. States have made various provisions to accommodate the profession while striving to maintain protective standards. Counselor educators and site supervisors work collaboratively to protect the integrity of the clinical experience and to provide opportunities for residents and counselors-in-training. This seminar will examine some of the challenges nation-wide and identify best practices. Ethical and legislative issues will be presented and include tele-supervision liabilities, limitations and also effectiveness.

  2. Key Clinical Factors and Considerations with Military and Veterans

      Military service members, their families, and veterans have unique needs that require a culturally competent approach to services and mental health treatment. Studies show that community providers are not as culturally competent with the military population as VA and DOD clinicians. With critical mental health access shortages in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD), it is essential to increase the military population's access to timely and culturally competent mental health services. This 120-minute training will provide attendees with an overview of the cultural differences working with military versus civilian populations. We will delve into the key mental health factors that influence and correlate with the military service, such as military training and combat operations; substance use and misuse; suicide, family stressors and combat related stress and trauma. Training will wrap up with the examination of core interventions to enhance and augment treatment efficacy.

  3. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with PTSD and a Substance Use Disorder

      This workshop will provide an overview of the core concepts of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and discuss its applicability to dually diagnosed individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Case examples and other practice applications of CBT techniques will acquaint participants with intervention strategies to help clients acquire more effective skills for managing co-occurring PTSD and SUDs.

  4. Don't Bleed On The Client: Intentional Self-Care

      This workshop is designed to enhance the work of mental health clinicians, practitioners, educators, ministry, and social services. To be the best clinician and educator you can be is a journey of skill development, insight enhancement, and self-awareness. With the lens of whole-person health care, we will explore personal areas of growth and awareness regarding implicit bias and its impact in the therapeutic milieu and the lives of our clients.

  5. Dream Work in Group Therapy: An Experiential Voyage

      Dreams has been acknowledged as meaningful to our existence and growth for centuries, and more recently as relevant tools used for research in fields such as psychology and neuroscience. Dreams are the brain's way of sorting through information. Studies about the ‘resting brain’ suggests it retrieves this information, digests, and learns from it in a "consequence free zone where the brain can practice social and behavioral strategies." In the 'gold standard ' book on dream interpretation the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, suggests that dreams are a road map to the unconscious. Other scholars suggest that dreams reflect a person’s innermost desires/struggles, and that our minds create images/stories to manage all this activity (Goldman). Integrating dreams in group therapy is a valuable tool for self-empowerment. For over 15 years, I have found Dream Work in group therapy to be a trauma-informed and creative way to engage participants looking to gain awareness and greater understanding for self-empowerment and change. In this experiential workshop, participants will review a dream and use an effective model to demonstrate how dreams can generate self-empowerment and behavior change by exploring possibilities in the face of ambivalence and self-doubt.

  6. Integrated Treatment: What? Why? and How?

      Substance disorders are linked with psychiatric or mental disorders and symptoms in ways that can include masking a mental illness which can keep a person from receiving appropriate and effective treatment. Many practitioners find it challenging to identify where a substance disorder stops and psychiatric disorder begins. What comes first, the chicken or the egg? This workshop will describe integrated treatment, its benefits and barriers, and how to utilize the integrated dual disorder treatment model in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

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.
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.

Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, SAP

Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, SAP
Angele Moss-Baker is an advocate and ambassador for the ethical implementation of evidence-based practices and outcomes of integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders. She is sole proprietor of Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services LLC, located in the District of Columbia. Angele specializes in providing comprehensive integrated treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, clinical consultation to behavioral health practitioners and ancillary practitioners, and facilitation of CE trainings/workshops and scholarly presentations at local, national, and international professional conferences. Although Angele enjoys providing technical assistance and clinical consultation to behavioral health organizations and facilitating workshops for behavioral health practitioners, she also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Philicia Jefferson, PhD, LPC

Philicia Jefferson, PhD, LPC
Dr. Jefferson holds a doctorate degree in counselor education from George Mason University. She is also a doctorate candidate at Logos University of Florida where she is completing the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies. As a licensed clinical mental health counselor, she specializes in the effects of trauma on healthy development and relationships. She is also a Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and holds the rank of Associate Professor at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary where she provides instruction in the preparation of Christian counselors. She is also the Founder of the National Christian Counselor Institute in Virginia where she welcomes individuals to engage in intensive weekends of training and collaboration.
Dr. Jefferson’s daughter, Charnita Allen, is a systems engineer and her late son Richard, was a career marine. She is married to Mr. Nathaniel Jones, a retired Federal Government Data Analyst.

Suzanne L. Walker, LCMHC

Suzanne L. Walker, LCMHC
Suzanne L. Walker, LCMHC holds a M.S. and C.A.S from the University at Albany (NY) in Counseling Psychology. She has specialized in trauma, addiction and co-occurring disorders, and retired from the Dept. of Army working with active duty military both stateside and overseas. Her experience in behavioral healthcare provision and management ranges from private practice clinics, county, state, and federal public government sectors. She is currently providing part-time Telehealth services.
Having served in both clinical provider, supervisor, and clinical director positions for over 38 years, Suzanne valued how to systems and multidisciplinary teams on a macro and micro levels enhance clinical processes and growth. Adapting to multiple military relocations, Suzanne’s breadth of work experience helped augment her knowledge and appreciation for all aspects of the clinical mental health counseling profession. Aside from practice, Suzanne has volunteered as committee chair and leadership positions in state and national counseling organizations with an ardent focus on advocacy for the profession and licensure as a standard requisite for clinical mental health counseling practice and the profession. Suzanne has been pleased to present on clinical counseling best practices working with the military and veteran populations, nonprofit strategic planning, and counselor advocacy. In retirement, Suzanne also enjoys travel, history, art, and going on adventures and exploring nature with her West Highland Terrier, Hamilton Barclay.

Omoronike Hamilton, LPC, NBCC

Omoronike Hamilton, LPC, NBCC
Omoronike Hamilton is co-founder of Heart and Soul Psychotherapy LLC. She was the clinical director of an intensive outpatient program for those with addiction disorders and co-occurring mental health issues in Washington DC for over 10 years. She is a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience serving people in both the public and private health care sector. Ms. Hamilton has worked in Behavioral health settings (both inpatient and outpatient) here in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Over the years, she has been afforded the opportunity to cultivate a culture and treatment philosophy that is trauma informed and capable of recognizing the need for integrated treatment and a wide range of treatment modalities. Ms. Hamilton has developed and implemented co-occurring competency training for clinicians and presented at National conferences on various integrated behavioral health care topics to include trauma. She has utilized and trained clinical staff to use a variety of creative modalities to include dream work in both individual and group therapy. As a therapist in private practice, she continues to navigate pathways for people to access behavioral health care services that meets them where they are.

Darryl Moch, MEd

Darryl Moch, MEd
Darryl Moch is the founder of Innergy, Incorporated, a nonprofit community empowerment and faith-based organization working to eradicate poverty on all levels to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, Dance, and Psychology (Clinical Counseling); a Master of Education degree in Counseling; and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Alfred University. Darryl! is completing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Transformational Leadership. His passion and work is centered and rooted in social change, social justice, and equality for all people. Moch is a social entrepreneur, inspirational and motivational life coach, mental health specialist and master trainer. He currently provides consulting services and training in Mental Health in DC and MD and for nonprofits organizations providing DEI(B), Administrative, Leadership, Program, Community Engagement, and Development consulting. He has created and provides CARF accredited training and is a train-the-trainer on many DC Behavioral Health supported training.

Frances M. Christian, LCSW

Frances M. Christian, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor
VCU Department of Psychiatry, Division of Ambulatory Care Psychiatry, Richmond, VA
Consultant and Workshop Presenter
National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter
Richmond, VA
Clinical Professor
VCU Department of Psychiatry, Richmond, VA

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Oct 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 24 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 25 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Oct 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 27 Coco Cay, Bahamas
9:30 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

CocoCay Map

Perfect Day at CocoCay

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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