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Northern Nevada and Northern California Regional Opioid Summit

Who should attend?

Psychologists • LMFTs and LCSWs • Registered Nurses • Substance Use Disorder Treatment counselors • Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians CE credit provided at NO COST!

Dates and Time:

Day 1: Tuesday April 16, 2024
Day 2: Wednesday April 17, 2024

9am – 4pm


Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV, 89501


Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behavioral health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues.


Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA): is a comprehensive behavioral program for treating persons with substance use disorders. It is based on the belief that environmental contingencies play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging drinking or drug use. Consequently, it utilizes social, recreational, familial, and vocational reinforcers to assist consumers in the recovery process. The goal of
CRA is to make a sober lifestyle more rewarding than the use of substances.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Regional Summit, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe two (2) key findings regarding the research base and theoretical base for CRA.
  2. Produce a Functional Analysis of Using Behavior and describe two (2) reasons why it is
    useful when helping a client to address addictive behavioral patterns.
  3. Distinguish three (3) teachings of Communication Skills, the Happiness Scale, and
    Problem-Solving techniques to clients/consumers.
  4. Identify at least one (1) technical assistance need within your local community
Pacific Southwest ROTA-R
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Opioid Response Network

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

If you need a disability related reasonable accommodations/ alternative format for this event, please contact Heather Momberg.

If you have questions:

Contact Heather Momberg by e-mail hmomberg@mednet.ucla.edu or by phone (310-206-2759)

APA Approved SponsorThe training course meets the qualifications for the provision of twelve (12.0) continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

UNR CASAT is an approved provider of continuing education credit for NCACs I/II and MACs through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC, #98165). NV BOARD OF ALCOHOL, DRUG, AND GAMBLING-APPROVED; NV SOCIAL WORK -APPROVED; NV MFT/CPC -APPROVED; NAADAC 98165 NBCC ACEP6492. For questions concerning UNR continuing education program: Please contact, Nancy Roget, CASAT Executive Director 1664 N. Virginia St, MS 279 Reno, NV 775-784-6265.

NAADAC Approved Education Provider
approved continuing education NBCC
CASAT School of Public Health

Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886) or by phone (310-267-5397). Alternatively, you may contact Dr. Gloria Miele or Dr. James Peck, ISAP-affiliated doctoral-level psychologist responsible for program planning for the ISAP CE Program. Drs. Miele and Peck can be reached in writing at: 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886 or by phone at: 310-267-5888 (Miele) or 310-267-5346 (Peck).

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.