Annual Conference

Annual Conference sponsored by Akron UMADAOP





Akron UMADAOP, Inc. is pleased to host our 23nd Annual Conference, “Change, Improve, Transform.” The Akron UMADAOP, Inc. has rapidly established itself as a premier, respected, and trusted conference that provides diverse educationalcurriculum on the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations and cultures. The 2015 Conference partners with County of Summit Alcohol Drug & Mental Health Services Board, Alpha
Phi Alpha Foundation, Summit County Juvenile Court and OMNOVA Foundation and will feature nationally recognized treatment providers, authors and educators discussing a wide range of topics in a compelling array of in-depth workshops.

Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. takes great pride in sponsoring an Annual Conference designed to provide providers and community individuals across the State of Ohio, as well as other states with the most comprehensive learning experience in the areas of Clinical Services and Prevention Services. This conference enables the participants an opportunity to explore, learn and rethink the constantly evolving field of alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment services.

The Conference is designed for Treatment Counselors, Preventionists, Program Directors, Case Managers, Social Workers, Community Individuals and Leaders, Clinical Supervisors, Juvenile and Adult Probation and Parole Officers, Educators, Health Care Practitioners, Criminal Justice Professionals, Board Members, Policymakers, Researchers, and other Stakeholders involved in providing services related to the critical needs of consumer care with the use of current research and best practices. 

"Change. Improve. Transform.” is the title of our 23nd Annual Conference scheduled for October 7-9, 2015 at Days Inn and Suites in Richfield, Ohio.

Workshop sessions offered include:

The Complexities of Cultural Competency
Gameplan: A Playbook for Success
How Well is Your Well of Wellness?
A Review of SAMHSA’s The Mentions of Wellness

Counseling and the Transgender Population


Gambling and Other Addictive Behaviors
Recovery Coaches Wear Many Hats
Understanding Ethical Policies and Procedures for the Future; A Cultural Perspective

Heroin Here and Now: A Critical Approach to Healing
Change Readiness
The Mess in the Messages:The Opiate Epidemic in Pop Culture

21.0 RCHs in Prevention and Treatment have been approved and 21.0 CPEs in Social Work Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Board have been applied for but have not yet received approval.

Our keynote speaker will be Pastor John S. Battle, III of the New Shield of Faith Worship Center Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Battle was a former NBA Basketball player where he was a key player for the Atlanta Hawks in the 80’s and was with our beloved Cleveland Cavaliers for four seasons.

For additional information regarding the upcoming Conference, please download our conference brochure.



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