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Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

At Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), we understand how important it is for medical professionals to be up to date with the latest advancements in their fields. That’s why we are pleased to offer a series of continuing education opportunities in our local communities, led by Advanced Recovery Systems’ team of doctors and clinicians. Each presentation is tailored to your specific practice, keeping you current with the latest trends and treatment protocols. We want to help each professional stay on the forefront of advancements in the following fields: substance abuse, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues.

Advanced Recovery Systems has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6874). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Advanced Recovery Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

You can find upcoming events in your area or to view presentations from past events below.

Upcoming Events


March 2, 2018 at Blu on the Aveune

326 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS, “Peer Consultation Groups & Treatment Teams: Strategies for An Effective Dynamic”
Rosario Ortigao, LMHC, MAC, “Brainspotting And Other Power Therapies”
3 Continuing Education hours will be awarded as accredited by NBCC.
Brunch will be provided.
Please RSVP  by Tuesday, February 27, 2018


March 9, 2018 at The Avenue Grill

630 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dr. Wandler, MD, “Why Do My Patients Keep Relapsing”
Jeff Jones MA, LPC, CACII, “The River of Recovery: How Family Becomes the Solution Around Recovery”
3 Continuing Education hours will be awarded as accredited by NBCC.
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP  by Friday, March 2, 2018.


February 23, 2018 at Anthony’s Pier 66

2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Joanna Filidor, “Introduction to Trauma & Trauma Informed Care.”
2 Continuing Education hours will be awarded as accredited by NBCC.
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 20th.

Past Events

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Meet Our Experts

For more information on our experts, please click their photo.

Dr. Kevin Wandler, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Recovery Systems

Nanci E. Stockwell, LCSW, MBA

Chief Clinical and Education Officer, Advanced Recovery Systems

Dr. Timothy Huckaby, MD, FASAM

Medical Director, Orlando Recovery Center

Amy Armstrong, MA, LAC

Clinical Director, The Recovery Village Palmer Lake

Renee Cherowitz, LMHC

Clinician, Orlando Recovery Center

Robert J Ochsner, MD

Attending Physician, The Recovery Village Palmer Lake

Guest Speakers

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Jeff Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor, The Family Recovery Solution

Rosario Ortigao, LMHC, MAC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS

Licensed Psychologist

Joanna Filidor

Trauma Program Manager, Northbound Treatment Services

David Petersen, LCSW, LAC

Clinical Consultant & Interventionist


Chief Clinical Officer, Voyage Recovery Center

Dr. Elizabeth Carges, PhD

Clinical Director, Center for Discovery

Sandee S. Nebel, MS, LMHC, CEDS-S, E-RYT 200

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT

Founder and Counselor, Life Counseling Solutions

Jessica Candelaria Lipsey, MSW, RCSWI

Counselor, Life Counseling Solutions

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D.

Integrative Medicine and Integrative Neurology Counseling

If you are a community provider and would like to speak at an event, please contact Allison Walsh at .

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