Young Adult Substance Abuse Treatment the Focus of Summer CEU Event Sponsored by Promises Treatment Centers

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On Friday, June 14, 2013, clinicians and treatment professionals are invited to attend Promises Treatment Centers’ annual summer CEU event, where they will meet Regional Vice President-California Nanci Stockwell and learn about Promises West L.A.’s innovative addiction and mental health program for young adults.

We’re looking forward to meeting with our colleagues and sharing insights into some of the highly effective approaches for treating young adults with addictions and mental health issues.

On Friday, June 14, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Promises Treatment Centers will host its annual summer CEU event for addiction and mental health professionals. The focus of this year’s event is addiction and mental health treatment for young adults, with highlights of some of the most effective components of Promises West L.A.’s innovative young adult treatment program.

The speakers at the event include Promises West L.A. Program Director Kelly Seidlitz, MS, CDP, who will discuss “Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Application with Substance Use Treatment and the Twelve Steps” and Mike Ferguson, CAS, the founder of Ferguson Behavioral Health Counseling, who will speak on “Intervening and Treatment Planning for the Young Adult Family System.”

“We’re looking forward to meeting with our colleagues and sharing insights into some of the highly effective approaches for treating young adults with addictions and mental health issues,” said Seidlitz. “Drawing on the latest research, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and family systems work have proven to be core components of treatment for this population.”

Mr. Seidlitz has more than 10 years of experience in substance abuse and mental health treatment, including clinical and managerial roles at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, a drug and alcohol treatment unit in an adolescent prison and a residential addiction treatment program. Trained by Marsha Linehan and her team in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mr. Seidlitz has successfully implemented DBT programs in a number of treatment settings.

The CEU event will take place at Promises intensive outpatient program at 2045 South Barrington Avenue in Los Angeles. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Nanci Stockwell, Regional Vice President-California for Elements Behavioral Health. A complimentary lunch will be provided and attendees may earn two continuing education credits.

Space is limited. To attend this event, RSVP by June 7, 2013 to Lee FitzGerald at lfitzgerald(at)promises(dot)com.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in Southern California. Led by some of the nation’s leading addiction
specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit or call (877) 351-7506.

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch, The Recovery Place, the Sexual Recovery Institute, Spirit Lodge and Right Step. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the client but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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