Join Us in San Diego! 2013 Annual Conference

Posted on August 6, 2013

October 11-13, 2013 San Diego, CA
Leading the Way in Innovation

SMART Recovery Annual Conference The 2013 SMART Annual Conference will be held in San Diego, “America’s Finest City.” The theme for this year’s conference is Leading the Way in Innovation. It will begin on Friday, October 11, and run through Sunday, October 13. This conference is geared to inform and inspire, with session topics covering the science supporting SMART, organizational updates, addiction recovery professionals speaking on mindfulness, locus of control, empowerment and more.

Volunteers, online and face-to-face meeting participants, Board members and friends of SMART Recovery can expect to enjoy an impressive line-up of accomplished speakers and topics:

Joseph Gerstein, M.D., FACP, Harvard Medical School: Update on HOV tool

Reid K. Hester, Ph.D.: Research Findings RCT/SMART

Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP: President’s address: On the Road Ahead

Richard Phillips, Director, SMART Recovery UK: The Science of SMART Recovery

Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP: Centering v. Mindfulness

David Saenz, Ph.D., EdM, LLC: Locus of Control and Empowerment

Henry Steinberger Ph.D., MSSW, APA-CPP: Reestablishing Trust in Recovery

…and more


SMART Recovery Annual ConferenceAn optional, narrated trolley tour of historical San Diego will kick off the event on Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the company of other conference goers in a casual setting, while taking in the sights of this beautiful city. Friday evening’s agenda includes a casual dinner and SMART Jeopardy to round out a fun day!

After Saturday’s conference events, we will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of our volunteer-based community with the 2nd Annual Community Awards Recognition Ceremony and dinner. Dinner, sponsored by Aton Center, will be held off-site at the nearby Yacht Club. Award nominations may be submitted online. Deadline for Community Award Nominations is September 1, 2013.

We’re looking forward to this year’s Annual Conference with plenty of information, conversation, and just plain fun for everyone. We acknowledge and thank the many volunteers in the San Diego SMART community for their generous contributions of time and assistance.

For agenda and lodging information, and to register or reserve a guest room, visit our website. Registration Deadline: September 10, 2013.

2 thoughts on “Join Us in San Diego! 2013 Annual Conference

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  2. Reid K Hester, Ph.D.

    Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island is a fabulous venue. The grounds are beautiful, the pools and hot tubs are relaxing, and the views of the bay from the bay side rooms are beautiful.

    Their all smoke-free jazz club also has great groups providing live jazz.

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