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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological Services

Relax, Rejuvenate, and Network

6-Night Bahamas, Mexico & Cayman Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
October 13 - 19, 2024
<em>Celebrity Beyond</em>
Celebrity Beyond
15 CE Credits for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, etc.
Course Fees
$310 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
CAPS LLC CE Cruise offers educational activities for behavioral health professionals to maintain the knowledge, skills, and professional development to provide evidence-based treatment services. The following CE workshops are designed to enhance clinical skills and improve treatment outcomes for the clients served.
  1. I-CAR: Integrated Calm Assertive Response
    • Describe the Components of I-CAR, a technique essential and beneficial to treating people who have adverse childhood experiences and traumas:
      • I: Integrate is reprogramming neuro pathways
      • C: Calm the nervous system
      • A: Culturally competent assertiveness
      • R: Response action of empowerment
  2. Effective AI Tools to Help Client Resilience and Promote Self-Care
    • Examine AI tools that support self-care
    • Identify AI tools that support mental well-being and resilience
    • Evaluate research data on AI behavioral health tools
    • Describe future developments and growing trends for the future of AI and behavior health
  3. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Trauma in the Workplace
    • Gain an in-depth understanding of DEIBA in the workplace
    • Identify strategies to foster healthy, respectful, and psychologically safe interactions and relationships within the workplace
    • Recognize signs of burnout and effectively apply mindfulness techniques and coping strategies to mitigate burnout in the workplace
  4. Cognitive-Behavioral Exposure Based Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
    • Describe the theoretical foundation and research efficacy for cognitive-behavioral exposure-based therapy for anxiety disorders
    • Explain the rationale and purpose of cognitive-behavioral exposure-based therapy
    • Define three types of exposure interventions
    • Apply clinical knowledge and skill in cognitive-behavioral exposure-based interventions
  5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    • Define and differentiate sexual orientation and gender identity, and other aspects of sexual diversity
    • Explain the intersection of diversity, stigma, and the mental health recovery process
    • Explore, learn, and demonstrate skill in cultural competence in connecting with and serving LGBTQIA+/SGL youth, adult, senior and their families
    • Describe the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on LGBTQ/SGL community
  6. The Silent Struggle: Understanding and Addressing Workplace Trauma in Higher Education and Beyond
    • Define Workplace Trauma and its Manifestations
    • Analyze root causes and contributing factors of workplace trauma and its impact in the workplace
    • Identify preventive strategies, best practices, and action plans to foster a trauma-informed workplace culture
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.

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

Maria Jefferson, LPC

Maria Jefferson, LPC
Maria Jefferson, a CT Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of Purpose Path Counseling Services, LLC, and The Purpose Project, is a beacon of hope and empowerment for BIPOC communities. She stands out as a Speaker, Consultant, Workshop Facilitator, and a Workplace Wellness Coach, specializing in the treatment and advocacy of trauma and mental health. Maria's dedication to addressing the needs of underserved communities stems from her rich educational background, holding a Bachelor’s in Business Management, Human Resources Management Certificate, and a Master of Science in Human Services with a focus on Forensic Mental Health Counseling. Her expertise is broad, encompassing EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Career and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, with a special focus on treating adults with PTSD from complex traumatic experiences. Maria's work extends to military/veterans and their spouses, drawing from her personal journey as the wife of an Army Combat Theatre Veteran to provide unparalleled support and empathy.

Beyond her therapeutic endeavors, Maria has made significant contributions for over 20 years as a trained Spanish interpreter/translator, enhancing accessibility for Limited English Proficient individuals. Her roots as the first American-born daughter of Chilean political refugees have imbued her with resilience and a deep commitment to community empowerment.

Through The Purpose Project, Maria leverages her personal and professional experiences to inspire self-exploration and overcome barriers to healthy relationships in both personal and professional realms. Her story is one of overcoming adversity, professional excellence, and unwavering dedication to uplifting others.


Dr. Paige N. Dunlap is an Associate Professor at North Carolina A&T State University. Her research focuses on aspects of Rehabilitation Counselor Education including counselor supervision, transition-age youth with disabilities, and multicultural issues. Specifically, she has published several articles on the rehabilitation counseling implications of providing services to gang members and other criminal populations with disabilities. Dr. Dunlap is a counseling practitioner and provides counseling, consultation, vocational evaluation, coaching, and Social Security Vocational Expert services. She has served as the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association's Governing Council Representative to the American Counseling Association.

Nakeshia N. Williams, PhD, LCMHC

Nakeshia N. Williams, PhD, LCMHC
An experienced and inclusive servant-leader in higher education with a proven track record of improving student retention and success, Dr. Nakeshia Williams has worked over two decades as an administrator, researcher, professor, and mental health practitioner in higher education, PK-12 educator, and in local communities. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her research has centered on PK-20 equity, teacher preparation, urban education, higher education, diversity and inclusion in PK-20 education.

She uses her experience to establish and implement best practices to enhance communication, bridge build between and among different groups, and effectively design a holistic blueprint for engaging, retaining, and thriving of diverse students as globally conscious, socially responsible, and civically engaged leaders. As a growth-minded, culturally responsive servant-leader, she cultivates a transformative experience by remaining student-centered, faculty- and staff-focused, while using authentic, meaningful, and engaged leadership to grow strong organizations via continual improvement process, data empowerment, and strategic change visioning and planning.

Her experience and focus on higher education administration is related to student success and retention; student affairs and engagement; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; accreditation and institutional reporting and review; academic program revision; comprehensive operational efficiency and effectiveness; and grant-writing. A systems thinker and thought leader in higher education, she is a solution-focused, results-oriented leader that assumed various leadership roles in higher education administration.

Caroline S. Booth, PhD, LCMHC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH, BCC

Caroline S. Booth, PhD, LCMHC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH, BCC
Dr. Caroline Booth is Chair and Professor of the Department of Counseling at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Booth is a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Practitioner and Board-Certified Coach who works in the education, counseling, and assessment fields. To date, much of her teaching, publishing, and research is related to counseling, student development, and educational development. Coupled with these activities is a firm foundation in research and person-centered assessment and treatment planning that can be done individually or for larger research project groups. She continues to grow her research in an interdisciplinary manner to increase collaborative partnerships without outside disciplines, departments, and agencies.

Dr. Terri Tilford

Dr. Terri Tilford
Dr. Terri Tilford is accomplished Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and is currently serving as an Associate Teaching Professor and Clinical Coordinator at North Carolina Student University and owner of her counseling practice, Renewed Vision Personal and Career Counseling Consulting, PLLC. Previously, Dr. Tilford served as the Director of Counseling Services at Winston-Salem State University from November 2019-January 2022. She also has over 30 years of counseling experiences which include K-12 counseling and consulting, college counseling, advising and career counseling, and teaching. She has provided mental health services addressing many mental health topics for a variety of age groups and culturally diverse clients with a primary focus on strengths and developing resilience.

Dr. Tilford is passionate about self-care and well-being. She specifically targets serving the caregivers of T1D community and women. Several years ago, she launched her Walk and Talk & Sip & Chat curriculum which allows individuals to focus on self-care and well-being while engaging in the outdoor environment with a partner within a group. In addition, she successfully integrates AI in her private practice and creates valuable classroom AI-based assignments for her graduate counseling students.

She is the mother of five children, Chaslyn, also a counselor, Kevin, her son-in-law, Jasmine, Jayla and Charles. She is married to a loving husband, Sebastian Jones.

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

Sun Oct 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 15 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Oct 16 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:30 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 18 Bimini, Bahamas
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 19 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

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Bimini, Bahamas - For such a tiny isle, Bimini packs a huge adventure punch. Alice Town buzzes with a low-key vibe, while sugary sands lead to scuba diving and snorkeling in bright-blue waters filled with shipwrecks. This is a small-island paradise for sun-seekers and anglers. Here you can check out Bimini Museum exhibits, hike the Bimini Nature Trail, or soak up fresh-from-the-sea Bahamian seafood.

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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