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Dear CDTC Supporters,

After nearly 40 years in business, the Training Consortium Board has decided to close our business. We can't fully express our deep gratitude for your business and support. Working with all of you has been nothing but an absolute enjoyable experience.

Our last training date was August 9th. During the next few months the business with be in the process of closing accounts and resolving any outstanding issues. No more training events will be conducted. We will continue to operate our website with information about your businesses for approximately the next 6 months.

Please contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you again for all your years of support and business.

Upcoming Trainings

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General Manager


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The Neurobiology and Medical Treatment of Addictive Illnesses
Friday, May 8th, 2015 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU Hours
Sponsored By
Astoria Pointe/The Rosebriar
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Mill Plain
Health Education Center - Mill Plain and 92nd
600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Goal of Training
This training will review the neurobiology of addiction both generally and as it relates to specific substances of abuse. In the context of this material the pros and cons of medication assisted treatment (MAT) and the role of MAT in modern, evidence based treatment of addictive illnesses will be discussed. Trends in addictive illnesses across the country will be reviewed and MAT will be presented in light of these trends. The evolving understanding of addiction as an illness will be explained and we will discuss how this knowledge influences the approach to treating patients who suffer from these illnesses.

This training is considered both a core and intermediate educational level. It is appropriate for new professionals and those professionals who could benefit from further, more detailed information on the subject matter.

Behavioral Objectives
Training participants will be able to

  • Identify brain pathways involved in addictive illness,
  • Cite at least two specific neurobiological effects of each substance of abuse discussed,
  • Define Medication Assisted Treatment,
  • Describe specific epidemiological changes in opiate use disorders over the past 20 years, and
  • Identify the pros and cons of the medications used in Medication Assisted Treatment modules.


09:00 - 09:10 CDTC Announcements and Introducations
9:10 - 10:00 Neurobiological definitions and theories
10:00 - 10:45 Neurochemicals and their action on the brain
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Neurobiological effects of substances of abuse on the brain
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 The opioid epidemic and medication assisted treatment
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Medications used in medication assisted treatment
4:15 - 4:30 CDTC Wrap Up and Evaluations

Jonathan Horey, MD - Psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Horey is staff psychiatrist, seeing clients weekly at both Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar. A native Oregonian, Dr. Horey attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City. He worked as an attending psychiatrist at a dual diagnosis inpatient unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital and at a dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program for Columbia University. He then became the Director of Addiction Services at the Columbia University W. 51st Street Clinic and maintained a private practice focused on addiction. Following that, Dr. Horey moved to Portland to work as a psychiatrist at Hazelden Springbrook. In addition to his work at Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar, Dr. Horey is the Chief Medical Officer of Sunspire Health [parent company of Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar] where he is the steward of the Sunspire Health method of treatment across all of the facilities nationwide. In that role, he is responsible for ensuring each client receives the highest quality clinical care, using abstinence, evidence and holistic-based therapies, supported by medication assisted treatment.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  • You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
    • 5-15S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
    • 5-15M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
    • 5-15N Non-Member $75.00
  • Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
    • Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
      prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
    • Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
      given for the next training only.
    • If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.
    Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.
    Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Place: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    Mill Plain Campus
    Health Education Center
    600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
    be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
    in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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