WESTFIELD, PA – (July 22, 2011) More than 40 professionals including clinicians, interventionists, directors of treatment facilities and case workers from around the country gathered recently at Seabrook House West for an open house and a presentation by Petros Levounis, MD, director of the Addiction Institute of New York.
Seabrook House West has been hosting these events in Pennsylvania, such as this for select professionals in the addiction treatment field, since it’s opening in 2008. . Taking place over the course of a weekend, it includes time for networking; continuing education; meals; activities such as massages, golf and outdoor fun. Accommodations were at the Radisson in nearbyCorning,NY.
The guests also toured the Seabrook West campus and spent time with the facilities’ residents, who are receiving long-term treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
The highlight of the visit was Levounis’ two-hour presentation, titled “Motivation and Change: Addiction Medicine in the 21st Century.” Guests received 2.0 continuing education units through the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
“Like everyone I talked with, Dr. Levounis’ lecture was the best presentation of this subject I have ever heard. I have been in the field for 25 years, so that says a lot for the presentation,” one guest said.
“He is an excellent presenter – he listens to what others say. He is knowledgeable and can make his points, keeping my interest! Excellent job!” another said.
Guests also gave the Seabrook West campus and program rave reviews.
“The atmosphere and furnishings are wonderful! The family center is amazing – like in a maze! Beautiful, welcoming, warm and cool!” one guest said.
Another said: “I felt uplifted. All the nooks and crannies in the mansion were fun to explore. Beautiful grounds, too.”
“Terrific program. I would have no hesitation recommending my clients to send their loved one to your facility,” another guest said.
Some of the guests included the following:
Interventionist from LoveFirst in Los Angeles, California
Director of Clinical Outreach from Promises in Malibu,CA
Managing Partner of Cerberus Life Management in Sarasota,Florida
Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois
Executive Director of LifeSkills SouthFlorida in Deerfield Beach, FL
Interventionist from Intervention Specialists based in New York City and Los Angeles
Case Manager with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in St. Paul, MN
Men’s Program Coordinator for The Retreat in Wayzata, MN
Community Liaison with Bridge Back to Life in New York City
Director of Transformation Recovery in Edmond,OK
Business Development Director of The Ranch at Dove Tree in Lubbock,TX
Executive Director of The Sanctuary in Delray Beach, FL
Business Development Director of Clearbrook Treatment Centers in Wilkes-Barre, PA
National Clinical Outreach Director for Alina Lodge in Blairstown, NJ
Private practice therapists fromNew York City, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Minnesota