Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals

A NAADAC Affiliate

Providing addiction professionals with updated advocacy efforts, information on research & clinical interventions, and local, regional, & statewide training opportunities

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The Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals promotes the advancement of addiction professionals through up to the minute training, local and national advocacy, high standards of competence, and a Professional Code of Ethics to ensure fair treatment for its members and the highest quality of care and treatment for their clients. 

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October 2019

Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Virginia

October 7, 2019, 8:00 am
Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfax 3950 Fair Ridge Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22033
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Virginia

October 11, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 Neabsco Common Place
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Virginia

October 21, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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March 2020

VAAP Annual Meeting & Training

March 13, 2020, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Four Points Sheraton-Airport, 4700 Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 22321
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This year's training topic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders is a 6 CE hour training, is exclusively for VAAP Individual members. About the Presenter David M. Savinsky, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, CSAC, ACS Dr. David Savinsky is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a certified substance abuse counselor. He received his B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College, his M.A. in Community/Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University, and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision…

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June 2020

Experiential Interventions in Addiction Treatment: Emerging Adults

June 5, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Experiential Interventions in Addiction Treatment: Emerging Adults Is a co-sponsored VAAP training event with Ashley Addiction Treatment.  This 2.0 CE training event will be provided virtually.  Ryan Delaney with Ashley Addiction Treatment will be the presenter.  The objectives will be to  Review obstacles to treatment for Emerging Adults, Define experiential interventions, and Provide support for the use of experiential techniques for Emerging Adults Click the website link to register for this free event.

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July 2020

VSIAS 2020

July 19, 2020, 8:00 am - July 23, 2020, 5:00 pm
The Woodlands Conference Center, 105 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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2020, A Vision for the Future July 19-23, 2020 The Woodlands Conference Center Williamsburg, VA

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September 2020

NAADAC 2020 Annual Conference & Hill Day

September 25, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
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This year's theme: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed NAADAC invites you to its 2020 Annual Conference & Hill Day: Learn, Connect, Advocate, Succeed, in Washington, DC from September 25 - 30, 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centerincluding pre-conference training sessions on September 25, post-conference training sessions on September 29 - 30, and a Hill Day on September 29. Join over 1,000 addiction-focused professionals for six days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession! Registration will open in March…

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October 2020

VSIAS 2020

October 19, 2020 - October 21, 2020

VSIAS $50 Registration Fee Discount for Individual VAAP Members by listing your membership number and expiration date on your VSIAS Registration. New/Rejoining Member $50 Discount on VAAP Membership Fee If you are a new applicant for VAAP/NAADAC membership or rejoining member, whose membership has lapsed for 2 or more years, and you join VAAP/NAADAC before VSIAS, you will get $50 off your membership.  As a new VAAP/NAADAC member, you can also get the VAAP member discount on your VSIAS registration.…

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February 2021

CBD and other MJ derivatives

February 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Denise A. Foster, MSN, BSN, RN, CNE will be the presenter for this 3CE training event. Every addiction professional needs to be up to date on all aspects of the oncoming cannabis tsunami – and here is your chance to expand your understanding and skill set.  Dr. Foster  is a dynamic and hugely qualified expert offering a terrific program about everyone’s hottest topic – all things cannabis! With this training you will be able to: Understand the endocannabinoid system and compounds Compare…

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March 2021

VAAP 2021 Annual Meeting & Training

March 12, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

David M. Savinsky, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, CSAC, ACS presenter Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Substance Use Disorders Dr. Savinsky has worked in the field of counseling and therapy for the past 20+ years, working in a variety of clinical settings including over 15 years in outpatient treatment. He is an approved clinical supervisor and provides licensure supervision as well as consultation to agencies through Beach Therapy & Consulting. He is currently a full time Associate Professor at Regent University and the Clinical Training…

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Current Sustaining Members

Ashley Addiction Treatment
The Barry Robinson Center
Caron Treatment Centers
Farley Center
Fellowship Hall
Hampton-Newport News CSB
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Recovery Resources
Addiction Recovery Consulting
National Capital Treatment & Recovery
Ashley Addiction Treatment
The Barry Robinson Center
Caron Treatment Centers
Farley Center
Fellowship Hall
Hampton-Newport News CSB
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Recovery Resources
Addiction Recovery Consulting
National Capital Treatment & Recovery