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London 2020

Join us at iCAAD London: an event that is internationally recognised as a sacred space for connection, humanity and a shared desire for learning and growth.

3 Days
May Mon 4th, Tues 5th, Wed 6th 2020

Largest european conference on addiction, behavioural, emotional and mental health, and wellbeing.

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London 2019

Last year, iCAAD London 2019 was a shared moment of humanity - beyond the bio-psycho-social - that wove together an eclectic combination of topics, and this year will be no different. Come to engage in dialogue, discussion, debate, conversation, exchange of information, mutual learning and progression.

iCAAD London 2019 Highlights
iCAAD London 2020 Digital Programme

Hotel Accommodation

iCAAD have agreed delegate rates for rooms (including VAT and breakfast) at The Royal Garden Hotel (event venue) and The Holiday Inn Kensington which you can book via the links below:


Royal Garden Hotel (Conference Venue) 2-24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT

Queen Room: £195.00 per night (£215 if booked before 21st March 2020)
King Room: £220.00 per night (£240 if booked before 21st March 2020)
Garden Room: £265.00 per night (£295 if booked before 21st March 2020)
Park Suite: £468.00 per night (£520 if booked before 21st March 2020)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7927 8000 (Quote iCAAD 2020)
www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk/icaad


Holiday Inn Kensington (5 min walk) Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP:

Enter code ‘Z1V’ in the ‘Group Code’ box:

Standard Room: £125.00 per night (single occupancy)
Superior Room: £173.00 per night (single occupancy)
Executive Room: £209.00 per night (single occupancy)
Standard Room: £135.00 per night (twin occupancy)
Superior Room: £183.00 per night (twin occupancy)
Executive Room: £219.00 per night (twin occupancy)

www.hilondonkensington.com

Other Discounts

Bursaries for Volunteer Carers and Small Charities/NGOs

We offer a limited number of bursary (subsidised) tickets for our conferences. These are reserved for small organisations and volunteers. To apply for a bursary for this event, please send us an email.

Please note, discounts will not be automatically applied to your booking. Please email us for the relevant promotional code. Unit price including UK VAT Tax 20%.

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Monday 4th May

Tuesday 5th May

Wednesday 6th May

09:00
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09:30

Welcome / Exhibitors Arena

09:30
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10:30

York Suite

The use of Telepsychiatry and e‑Communications Technology in the delivery of substance misuse services: the journey so far and the way ahead

Our lives are driven by information and communication technology but while the potential for it to improve the delivery of... More info

Dr Paul McLaren
Consultant General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist, Priority Group

Lancaster Suite

From Sickness to Health; the vow of intimacy from within ourselves

We arrive from the womb a fresh sponge, absorbing everything that surrounds us in the bucket we call ‘life’. Whatever we are... More info

Mark Drax
Addiction Recovery Coach, My Mentor

Albert Suite

The Importance of "Functional Recovery" from Mental Health Issues

Traditionally, mental health treatment has been based on a “Medical Model” of treatment – mental illnesses are diagnosed and... More info

Dr Anna McCarthy
Clinical Psychologist

Victoria Suite

The Impact of Family Involvement in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

Dr. Adams will discuss his research into outcomes for individuals that participated in his study: The Impact of Involvement... More info

Dr Phoenix Adams
Senior Executive Director of Executive Programming, Caron Treatment Centers

10:45
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11:45

York Suite

Boarding School Syndrome, Addictions and Recovery – The disguised trauma of privilege

For the child, the moment of leaving home for boarding school is the beginning of an episode of adaption. Theirs is a new... More info

Paul Sunderland
Clinical Director, Outcome Consulting

Lancaster Suite

Race: Working Through Otherness

This talk discusses what it means to work through colour therapeutically. We will explore what it means to experience... More info

George Andrawis
Salam Programme Director, The Cabin

Victoria Suite

Family Family Family: Integrating Comprehensive Family Treatment, Education and Intervention in the Treatment Process

It’s all about family. Some people say, “If you want to remember something, say it three times.” Integrating families into... More info

John D Lieberman
Director, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers

Albert Suite

The Neurobiology of Addiction for Non Medics

This presentation will help therapists and non-specialists in the understanding of how the brain works and why some people... More info

Dr Neil Brener
Consultant Psychiatrist, Priory Hospital North London

12:00
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13:00

York Suite

The Future Science of Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The effective treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) faces many great challenges. Historically, these pitfalls have... More info

Dr Nick Hayes
Chief Science Officer, Cumberland Heights

Lancaster Suite

Music Therapy: An Evidence-Based Tool for Treatment AND Self Care

Combining the latest music, neuroscience, and music therapy research with positive and social psychology, Tim has... More info

Tim Ringgold
Director, Sonic Divinity LLC

Albert Suite

The ABCs of Resilience: Building a Practical Toolbox for Adolescents, Young Adults and their Families

The mention of adolescents, young adults or youth quickly focuses the conversation on all the problems and modern world... More info

Gale Saler
Licensed professional clinician, Director, ARISE® Consulting, Executive Director, Newport Academy

Victoria Suite

The Body is the First Responder

This presentation will discuss MindShield, an integrated clinical modality developed by researchers at the University of... More info

Andrew Sidoli
Executive Director, True North Behavioral Health/ C4 Foundation

13:00
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:30

York Suite

Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration

This keynote synthesises the already substantial literature on psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics, combining it with the... More info

Dr John Arden
Psychologist, Private Practice

Lancaster Suite

The Future of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

Psychedelics (LSD, 'Magic Mushrooms' and others) are becoming a hot topic and more and more patients are likely to ask their... More info

Dr Jonathan Garabette
Consultant Psychiatrist

Jan Gerber
Founder and Chairman, Paracelsus Recovery

Iva Pervan
Clinical Psychologist, Paracelsus Recovery

Albert Suite

Gender Evolution 2020: Creating Healthy and Affirming Spaces for Transgender and Gender Expansive Young People

Fifty percent of transgender young people will attempt suicide at least once before their twentieth birthday. Addiction... More info

Beck Gee-Cohen
Director of LGBTQ+ Programming, Visions Adolescent Treatment Center

Victoria Suite

Creating Sustainable Change Through Peer Recovery and Community Influencers

Every community has its own natural change agents. Peer Recovery Specialists focus on individuals while Community... More info

Prof. Dr. Judith Landau
Family Neuropsychiatrist, Arise-Network / I.R.I

Chip Somers
Clinical Advisor, Help Me Stop

Westminster Suite

HOPIUM © - anaesthetic, pain preserver, rather than pain killer

In the era of widespread interest in trauma, its aetiology and treatment, this presentation will re-consider the theories of... More info

Nick Barton
Consultant, Nick Barton Consultancy

16:00
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17:30

York Suite

Prodependence

This engaging dyadic presentation is specifically focused on our clinical conceptualisation of the needs of the families and... More info

Dr Rob Weiss
Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC

Lancaster Suite

Psychedelics Please

In this presentation, we will first explore the role of psychedelics throughout human history. We’ll address the poignant... More info

Dr Philippe Wuyts
Specialist Adult Psychiatrist and Consultant, OECD, UNESCO NYU Paris and INSEAD

Albert Suite

Combating Existential Despair: Finding Hope & Meaning in the Midst of Global Suffering

It seems like we can’t pick up our phones or turn on our televisions these days without hearing about some sort of global... More info

Cindy Westcott
VP of Clinical - Milestones, Onsite

Victoria Suite

Back To Balance, After Extreme Living

This session will draw upon the combined knowledge, expertise and experience of these two close friends, Robert and Andrew.... More info

Robert Taylor
Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Andrew Lovell
Musician, Somatic Experience Practitioner, Cranio Sacral Therapist, Sound Healer, Shamanic Healer, Celebrant, Men’s Group Facilitator

18:00
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19:30

York & Lancaster Suites

Creating a Culture of Kinship

In a recent article for The Atlantic, cultural commentator David Brooks shares “We’re likely living through the most rapid change in family structure in human history. The causes are economic, cultural and institutional all at once.” Every day I... More info

Miles Adcox
Owner and CEO, Onsite

09:00
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09:30

Welcome / Exhibitors

09:30
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10:30

York Suite

Development of SURE Recovery: an app to help people who use substances self-monitor and track their recovery

Recovery is a widely used outcome within substance use treatment. In 2016, we published a validated measure of recovery... More info

Professor Joanne Neale
Professor of Addictions Qualitative Research, King's College London

Lancaster Suite

Xanax and Overprescribing

A growing number of people are abusing Xanax in the UK to help them relax, relieve stress, reduce inhibitions and... More info

Dr Ian Nnatu
Consultant General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist, Priory Group

Albert Suite

Glass Half Full? Reflections on 30 years of developing national treatment systems

In this hour-long personal reflection, Mike Trace will look critically at what the substance misuse treatment sector has... More info

Mike Trace
Chief Executive, Forward Trust

Victoria Suite

Therapeutically Engaging the Adolescent Male in the 21st Century

Therapeutically engaging today’s adolescent male has become increasingly difficult. Common barriers include emotional... More info

Dean Porterfield
Director of ARCH Academy, Cumberland Heights

Dr Nick Hayes
Chief Science Officer, Cumberland Heights

10:45
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11:45

York Suite

Suicide Assessment and Prevention: A multidisciplinary team approach

Suicide is 10-14 times greater in those with alcohol dependence and drug misuse. The presence of other mental illness... More info

Dr Andrew Parker
Consultant Psychiatrist, Nightingale Hospital

Patrick Maxwell
Addictions Therapist, Nightingale Hospital

Fiona Roye-Taylor
Addictions Charge Nurse, Nightingale Hospital

Lancaster Suite

Transforming the Therapy Process through Horses

The involvement of horses in behavioural, emotional and mental health treatment is growing in recognition and popularity.... More info

Lynn Moore
President, Acres for Life, Inc.

Tracie Holroyd
Director, Tamworth Counselling Services Ltd and Community Help Offering Individuals Counselling & Equine Services (CHOICES) cic

Albert Suite

The Yin and Yang that Live Within

Integrative care is believed to be a valid touchstone in helping our patients/clients achieve their goals in... More info

Sheri Laine
President of Eastern Medical Arts, Balanced EnerQi

Victoria Suite

DBT by Humans, For Humans

You are doing the best that you can AND you need to try harder, do better, and be more motivated to change. Facilitating DBT... More info

Holland Breed
Clinical Supervisor, Visions Adolescent Treatment Center

Westminster Suite

Bridging the Gap between experience and clinical advice: The importance of early intervention in maladaptive alcohol use

This talk challenges the long-standing response to people questioning their relationship with alcohol. To move away from the... More info

Mandy Manners
Coach and Co-Founder, Love Sober

Kate Baily
Coach and Co-Founder, Love Sober

12:00
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13:00

York Suite

Is There Such A Thing As Anger Addiction?

Through a very personal case study, this presentation will explore the counterintuitive joy of rage. It will examine anger... More info

Anjula Mutanda
Relationship Psychologist, Behavioural Expert & TV Personality

Lancaster Suite

Going Deeper into Depression: Addressing Brain, Body and Behaviour

Depression, often considered a monolithic clinical diagnosis, is seen to have varying clinical presentations. These... More info

Dr Jasleen Chhatwal
Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Tucson

Albert Suite

Working With A Multidisciplinary Team

One of the greatest benefits of multi-disciplinary teams is an advantage in getting different perspectives, especially when... More info

Joanne Gonsalves
Clinical Director, Crossroads Centre

Victoria Suite

RECOVERY GAMES: How to Use Improv and Creative Writing in Groups

This presentation will offer solutions to common challenges in groups based in theatre games and improv as well as creative... More info

Dufflyn Lammers
Actor, Writer and International Recovery Coach

Westminster Suite

Practice Makes Progress – Integration of Trauma Informed Care

Much attention has been devoted to understanding and treating trauma over the past decade. Advances in understanding the... More info

Jonathan De Carlo
CEO, C4 Consulting, Inc.

13:00
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:30

York Suite

Frozen Moments: An Experiential Approach to Treating Relational Trauma

Flight and fight are the well-known actions that we humans, animals and reptiles take when we’re scared or terrified.... More info

Dr Tian Dayton
Senior Fellow at Meadows Behavioral Health & Director at The New York Psychodrama Training Institute.

Albert Suite

Psychoactive Substances - Past, Present & Treatment

The use & misuse of psychoactive substances and it’s treatment has been present from the beginning of time. This... More info

Sonia Anderson
Sound Healer, UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Geoff Mascall
Independent NonMedical Prescriber, UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Michael Garnham
Head of Admissions, UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Nuno Albuquerque
Group Treatment Lead, UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Westminster Suite

Trends in Outdoor Behavioural Healthcare: taking therapy outside

Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH) is a well-established approach in the prescriptive use of outdoor and nature-based... More info

Derek Daley
Founder, Legacy Outdoor Adventure & Juniper Canyon

Dr Kaye Richards
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

16:00
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17:30

York Suite

Healing Wounds from the Past by Mindfully and Compassionately Embracing the Present

There is mounting evidence that childhood maltreatment can profoundly influence human development, resulting in a variety of... More info

Dr Jon Caldwell
Chief of Psychiatry, The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Lancaster Suite

The Global Rise of Traumatic and Complex Grief: Clinical Reflections

This presentation will identify and explore how the current global climate of social, emotional and political trauma... More info

Kathleen Parrish
Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Community Outreach, Cottonwood Tucson

Albert & Victoria Suites

Game Over - When gaming becomes a problem

Game Over will be a panel presentation; attendees will be informed by expert professionals on the developments in the... More info

Rudi Voet
Family Counsellor, Yes We Can Clinics

Victor van Rossum
Advocate, ex-gamer

Westminster Suite

The usefulness of UControlDrink, a smartphone treatment platform, in the treatment of alcohol use disorder. A randomised controlled trial.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a substantial problem, causing premature death and great economic burden. Research has... More info

Professor Conor Farren
Medical Director, UControlHealth

18:00
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19:30

York & Lancaster Suites

The Power of Perception: What Virtual Reality is Teaching Us About Trauma

At Stanford University’s Huberman Lab, an ongoing virtual reality experiment is offering significant insight into the influence of perception. As a consultant to the lab, Ryan Soave has had a front-row seat to the experiment’s findings on fear,... More info

Ryan Soave
Associate Clinical Director, All Points North Lodge

09:00
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09:30

Welcome / Exhibitors

09:30
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10:30

York Suite

The Journey of the Heroic Parent Informed Therapy

The Journey of the Heroic Parent invites parents to look inward for the problems and solutions to children’s issues. Heroic,... More info

Dr Brad Reedy
Owner and Clinical Director, Evoke Therapy Programs

Lancaster Suite

Where does therapy belong in the Workplace

Times have changed and alongside the idea of breaking the stigma around mental health, the same is happening around services... More info

Arti Kashyap-Aynsley
Wellbeing Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Louise Chunn
Founder, welldoing.org

Albert Suite

Where do we go from here? – What happens when providers are traumatised, have a death which hits close to home, relapse or experience other crises?

Mortality rates within the behavioural health treatment space are rapidly increasing and providers career expectancies are... More info

Benjamin Seymour
Senior Partner, Southworth International

10:45
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11:45

York Suite

Dual diagnosis – Dual prescribing – Multiple challenges

Some reflections on the difficulties in diagnosing and prescribing in the field of addictionsTreating complex patients with... More info

Dr Florian Kaplick
Consultant Psychiatrist, Castle Craig Hospitals

Albert Suite

Traditional medicine and the changing face of addiction

Emergency Rooms across America are the front line when it comes to alcoholism and addiction. Dr. Gregory Boris, Chairman of... More info

Dr Gregory Boris
Chairman, The Department of Emergency Services at Griffin Hospital; and Assistant Medical Director, High Watch Recovery Center

Lancaster Suite

Managing your Well-being and Mental Health in an Increasingly Complex World

Gill and Kay have worked together over the last nine years and have developed different practical approaches to many aspects... More info

Dr. Gill Macleod
CEO / Executive Director Of Primary Care, Roodlane Medical

Kay Forsythe
Partner, Deloitte North West Europe

12:00
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13:00

Albert Suite

Inside the Black Box – how and why do people change (or not) in treatment and therapy for addiction?

To improve our treatment models we don’t just need to know ‘what works’, we need to know ‘how it works’ – how people respond... More info

Dr Tim Leighton
Director of Professional Education & Research, Action On Addiction

Lancaster Suite

Theoretical Framework for Working With Women: An Essential Resource for Women’s Case Management

Connection is the key and with it, expert interventionist and licensed counsellor, Heather Hayes, is able to lift the lid on... More info

Heather Hayes
Clinical Interventionist, Founder and CEO, Heather R. Hayes & Associates, Inc

13:00
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14:00

Lunch

14:00
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15:30

York Suite

Can we talk about Prescribed Drug Dependence?

Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric... More info

Professor Joanna Moncrieff
Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of London

Professor Rosemary Rizq
Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton

Albert Suite

Functional Medicine in action : prescribing physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Ancient Chinese medicine has a unique perspective and viewpoint on the effects of shock and trauma. This presentation will... More info

Philip Weeks
Master Herbalist, Licensed Acupuncturist and Nutritional Therapist, Philip Weeks Clinic

Lancaster Suite

A systems model to the care continuum and recovery management for mental health and substance use disorder

Using a systems approach to organise the care continuum and restructure the client's potentiality for success. Informing the... More info

Janique Svedberg
Addiction Therapist, Author & Public Speaker

Johan Sorensen
Founder, Portobello Behavioural Health

John West
Interventionist, Case manager, Sober Companion, Residential Treatment Center Owner

16:00
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17:30

Albert Suite

A Multi-faceted Approach to Cravings Management

The DSM 5 added “cravings” to the criteria for substance use disorders in October 2015. Just as addiction can impact every... More info

Doug Paul
Clinical Director

Lancaster Suite

Better than Well: The Reality of Recovery

While the concept of recovery remains a mystery to many in the justice field, emerging research has confirmed that the... More info

Professor David Best
Professor of Criminology at University of Derby, UK & Honorary Professor of Regulation and Global Governance, The Australian National University

Susan Broderick
Founder/CEO, Building Bridges to Recovery

York Suite

Conscious Compassion – a Conversation with Ervin Laszlo

During this conversation, we will go deep into Ervins perspective on how we can co-exist with our environment and higher... More info

Dr Ervin Laszlo
Systems philosopher, integral theorist, concert pianist

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Victoria Suite

A Masterclass: The Purpose of Purpose and the Meaning of Meaning & Generational Trauma

A Masterclass A rare opportunity to work with renowned experts in the fields of Trauma and Addiction Treatment. Judy Crane a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the United states with over 30 years of experience. Judy is the author of “The Trauma... More info

Judy Crane
Trauma Specialist, Co-Founder/CEO, The Guest House Ocala

Tom Pecca
International Speaker and Trainer, The Guest House Ocala


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