2015 APNC Fall Conference

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)

The NC Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

APNC Fall Conference 2013APNC Fall Conference 2015

October 14-16, 2015
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC

REGISTER NOW

Who Should Attend?

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is a statewide organization dedicated to helping the individual, family and community understand, prevent, and treat the disease of addiction. Our educational conferences, held each year in the fall and spring, are designed for Counselors, Prevention Specialists, DWI Assessors, Psychologists, Therapists, EAP consultants, Social Workers, Educators, Students, and others interested in the field.

Continuing Education Credits (NCSAPPB & CEU/CE)

We have applied to NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for up to 18 hours of credit for the three days. Individual credit will be awarded for each session attended, and NCSAPPB credit is included with conference registration.

CE Credits are also available for an additional $20.00. Continuing Education Credit is sponsored by Program Services Continuing Education for Licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Addiction Professionals. For more information about approvals visit the approval page at www.programservices.org. Psychologists need to attend the entire event – partial credit is not available to psychologists due to requirements of the American Psychological Association. Program Services is an approved sponsor of continuing education with the American Psychological Association. Program Services remains responsible for the content of the program. All inquiries regarding CE credits should be made to Karen@programservices.org.

 

Addiction – It’s (not) What You Think: Biochemistry, Meaning, and Resilience

Fredric-Mau-picPresented By: Dr. G. Fredric Mau

Description: Addiction seems so medical. There are substances, biochemistry – and yet the most effective treatments focus on creating fundamental shifts in meaning. And there are “addictions” without substance, like gambling. This session is a look at addiction from a postmodern treatment perspective, a “through the looking glass” alternative to the medical model, and includes fascinating demonstrations of Ericksonian Hypnosis, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Bio: Dr. Fredric Mau is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He has been in practice in Columbia, South Carolina, since 2004 as a hypnotherapist. He is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors, the South Carolina Counseling Association, and the National Guild of Hypnotists. Dr. Mau is a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Board Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) of hypnosis. Dr. Mau regularly speaks at professional conferences internationally, nationally, and statewide. An internationally known speaker, Dr. Mau received the HypnoScience award for research in science which advances the profession of hypnosis at the 2013 international Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland. He is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to teach Continuing Education Units to professional counselors, therapists, and social workers.

[top]

Creating Different Realities: Interactive Workshop on Postmodern Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Presented By: Dr. G. Fredric Mau

Description: It is easy to get lost in the “bio” part of the biopsychosocial approach to addiction, but the path out involves creating a deep emotional shift in meaning, a different reality for the client. This interactive workshop is designed to demonstrate practical therapeutic approaches for postmodern addiction treatment.

Bio: Dr. Fredric Mau is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He has been in practice in Columbia, South Carolina, since 2004 as a hypnotherapist. He is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors, the South Carolina Counseling Association, and the National Guild of Hypnotists. Dr. Mau is a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Board Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) of hypnosis. Dr. Mau regularly speaks at professional conferences internationally, nationally, and statewide. An internationally known speaker, Dr. Mau received the HypnoScience award for research in science which advances the profession of hypnosis at the 2013 international Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland. He is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to teach Continuing Education Units to professional counselors, therapists, and social workers.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Soul Collage, An Experiential Approach to  Spirituality

Presented By: Margaret Wyche

Description: Soul Collage is a creative collage process. One creates collage cards representing aspects of one’s personality, family, guide and/or Soul. The cards can then be used intuitively to help answer some of life’s questions supporting personal insight and self-discovery.

Bio: Margaret works with adults and families. Margaret facilitates creative expression groups. Margaret believes that the use of creative expression work helps one tap into a deeper place of knowing and permits one to express feelings and emotions that might otherwise be difficult to articulate.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

What it takes to be a DWI provider

Presented By: Lynn Jones, LPC, LCAS and Marcie Blevins

Description: This session is specifically designed for professionals looking to become an authorized DWI services providers.  It will include practices related to the delivery of substance use disorder services for individuals with DWI offenses.  We will also highlight national trends and the latest research on substance use disorders and review the Best Practice Standards to include use of the “Placement Decisions” worksheet that incorporates DSM5 and DWI law/rules.

Bio: Lynn B. Jones, LPC, LCAS is the Program Manager for Services for People with DWI Offenses, within the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. She has been with the Division since 2005. She has a graduate degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University. She is the Division appointee on the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

HIV Topic: Sex Is Fun

Presented By: Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Description: Working with the HIV/AIDS population, whether clients are directly or indirectly, requires not only a medical understanding of the disease process, but also a clinicians capacity to identify on a personal level with deep empathy.

Bio: Thirty years ago, I was identified as a “displaced homemaker with no marketable skills, money, or home”, single parenting five children. Today, I am who I have chosen to be and so very blessed to be working in a profession that ignites my passions.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Increasing Understanding of Opioid Use Disorder and Medicated Assisted Recovery

Presented By: Ed Johnson (Sponsored by Southeast ATTC)

Description: If addiction is a “chronic medical condition” does it make sense that there is only one treatment? The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications has brought new urgency to this discussion. This session explores the specifics of Opioid Use Disorder and discusses the various modalities and medications currently available for it’s treatment. Treatment options for pregnant women will be discussed as will be frequently asked questions related to Medication Assisted Treatment.

Bio: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010 Ed has worked as a Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). He has worked in the field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for over twenty-five years in both frontline and supervisory positions and has provided numerous trainings throughout the Southeast on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery related topics.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

What Works: Treating Female Offenders

Presented By: Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier

Description: The percentage of females involved with the CJ system has increased over the past decade. Identifying the needs of CJ system-involved women is vital. This session will focus on the risk/need responsivity model and the role that specific risk areas (i.e., substance abuse) play in women’s involvement in criminal behavior.

Bio: Kristen DeVall is an associate professor in UNCW’s Sociology and Criminology Department. She conducts program evaluations for several drug treatment court programs in Michigan and is a co-evaluator for a re-entry program in Wilmington, North Carolina. Additional projects include: a statewide evaluation of an intensive probation program in Michigan and the North Carolina Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) program. Christina Lanier is an associate professor of sociology and criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has extensive experience in the areas of grant writing and program evaluation. Currently, she is a co-evaluator for a local re-entry program and her most recent projects include a statewide evaluation of an intensive probation program in Michigan and an evaluation of the North Carolina Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC).

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Art Therapy

Presented By: Yvonne Johnson – Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Description: This presentation will provide research theories for identifying and validating problem and pathological disorders via symbolism and color analysis. The presentation will also provide guidelines for using this treatment modality with clients is treatment for substance disorders, challenging interpersonal conflicts, inappropriate value systems, individual denial systems, lower anxiety levels, and depression while heightening self-esteem without threatening fragile ego structures.

Bio: Thirty years ago, I was identified as a “displaced homemaker with no marketable skills, money, or home”, single parenting five children. Today, I am who I have chosen to be and so very blessed to be working in a profession that ignites my passions.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Combining Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions: An Integrative Best-Practice Approach

Presented By: Richard Ogle, Ph.D.

Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are evidence-based treatments for addictions. Both focus on values clarification and committed action as critical mechanisms of change. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight how MI and ACT can be integrated in treatment of addictions.

Bio: Dr. Ogle is a clinical psychologist and currently an Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology at UNC Wilmington. He has clinical and research specialization in addictions and PTSD. He received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico under the mentorship of Bill Miller, the developer of Motivational Interviewing. He has conducted over 50 trainings in MI and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

History, Philosophy and Evolution of Therapeutic Community

Presented By: William Faulkner, CSAC,CSARFD, QTCP (Sponsored by Recovery Ventures)

Description: This training is a comprehensive overview of the structure, philosophy, and fundamentals of the Therapeutic Community as a viable treatment option for Substance Use Disorders.

Bio: William Faulkner is currently employed by Recovery Ventures Corporation as the Facilities Director and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Mr. Faulkner has been employed with RVC since 2005 following his own personal Battle with addiction and his subsequent journey into long term recovery. Mr. Faulkner feels the lessons he learned from his own experiences aid him in gaining insight into his clients and help him be an empathetic and compassionate professional. He currently resides in Old Fort, North Carolina with his wife Susan and their daughter Aryah Noelle.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Clinical Supervision

Presented By: Jessica Holton

Description: What makes an effective clinical supervisor? Does clinical supervision impact the upcoming professional’s future clinical decision making? Clinical supervision can be a rewarding role. However, it comes with a great deal of responsibility and liability. This presentation will explain the legal, ethical, and clinical implications of clinical supervision.

Bio: Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She is Certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Jessica is a private practitioner who specializes in treating Trauma & Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Addictions.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Understanding Therapeutic Benefits and Risk of Medicated Assisted Therapies

Presented By: David Bolton (Sponsored by Triad Behavioral Resources)

Description: Medication management with Buprenorphine and Naloxone. The history of opiate treatment from methadone to buprenorphine will be examined. This presentation will help clinicians explore the continuum of medication management. Clinicians will better understand the role of medication, counseling and drug monitoring to support client’s movement toward abstinence. Differences of treatment philosophies will be discussed. How opiate dependency differs from other addictions will be reviewed, including the debate between maintenance and abstinence based treatment models.

Bios: David is the Clinical Director with 31 years experience in the field of mental health. He is a counseling graduate of UNCG, he has served as a board member for the
North Carolina Women’s Committee on Substance Abuse; past Chair of the Ethics Committee, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina and trainer for the North Carolina Psychological Associations’ Disaster Response Network. Mat Sandifer has been a member of North Carolina’s substance abuse professional community since 1992. He has been employed in numerous capacities including publicly and privately funded outpatient and inpatient facilities as well as his current position as a family and addictions therapist at Triad Behavioral Resources in Greensboro, NC. Mat was appointed the Guilford County Board of Mental Health and served as a member of the Client’s Rights Committee for Guilford County. As an advocate for substance abuse treatment Mat has spoken at numerous community and professional engagements, i.e. the NC Bar Association, NC Social Worker networking events, and at local universities. Mat earned a Master of Social Work at UNCG and NCA&T and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age

Presented By: Ed Johnson (Sponsored by Southeast ATTC)

Description: Social Networking Sites, Text Messages, Google, Email and the Internet have become ubiquitous in the everyday life of Addiction Professionals and the people they serve. How to incorporate these into Professional Ethics opens up multiple issues with respect to self-disclosure and professional boundaries. In this session participants will gain increased understanding of these various digital media and how to safely navigate them in a Professional and Personal setting.

Bio: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010 Ed has worked as a Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). He has worked in the field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for over twenty-five years in both frontline and supervisory positions and has provided numerous trainings throughout the Southeast on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery related topics.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Art Therapy PART II

Presented By: Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Description: This presentation will provide research theories for identifying and validating problem and pathological disorders via symbolism and color analysis. The presentation will also provide guidelines for using this treatment modality with clients is treatment for substance disorders, challenging interpersonal conflicts, inappropriate value systems, individual denial systems, lower anxiety levels, and depression while heightening self-esteem without threatening fragile ego structures.

Bio: Thirty years ago, I was identified as a “displaced homemaker with no marketable skills, money, or home”, single parenting five children. Today, I am who I have chosen to be and so very blessed to be working in a profession that ignites my passions.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Paying Attention to Your Inner Village Idiot in the Quest for Happiness

Presented By: Dave Austin Sky (Sponsored by McLeod Center)

Description: Our inner “village idiot” is the voice of what we know to be true about our own happiness, but tend to dismiss it. This workshop presents different ways to listen to your foolish wisdom.

Bio: For the last twenty seven years, David Austin Sky has enjoyed life as a full-time speaker, trainer, and storyteller. He tells stories to share life’s wisdom. His daughter says that he puts wings on simple words. Audiences say he is a child in a bald man suit. David has a Master’s Degree from the Methodist Theological School. He is the author of See the Forest, Hear the Trees: The Art of Storylistening and Sky Stories: A Storybook for Grownups. David has been a counselor, a bar band musician, U.S. Air Force Crew Chief, and a janitor at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.

[top]

Clinical Supervision

Presented By: Jessica Holton

Description: What makes an effective clinical supervisor? Does clinical supervision impact the upcoming professional’s future clinical decision making? Clinical supervision can be a rewarding role. However, it comes with a great deal of responsibility and liability. This presentation will explain the legal, ethical, and clinical implications of clinical supervision.

Bio: Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She is Certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Jessica is a private practitioner who specializes in treating Trauma & Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Addictions.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Working with Your Legislatures

Presented By: Mark Ezzell

Description: During this session we’ll discuss advocacy strategies that addiction professionals can use to begin to work toward influencing and implementing policies that affect substance use disorder consumers, professionals and families. We’ll learn the differences between policies, procedures and laws; ways to identify decision makers and motivate them to become partners in your efforts; present the concepts of education, advocacy and lobbying and identify the differences; and share strategies to help make you a more effective advocate in your community.

Bio: Mark Ezzell is Executive Director of APNC. He has managed public policy projects with many public health efforts, including the NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund, the Governor’s Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Presentation Download: Unavailable

[top]

Speaking the Same Language: Practical Applications in Integration of Care

Presented By: Ed Johnson (Sponsored by Southeast ATTC)

Description: Health Care integration will require numerous changes in the field of addiction treatment. Although we refer to addiction as a chronic medical condition, the terms and concepts that Addiction Professionals use are not congruent with standard medical terminology and medical standards of care. This session will explore commonly used AOD Treatment and Prevention terms and concepts and provide more medically congruent alternatives.

Bio: Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010 Ed has worked as a Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). He has worked in the field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for over twenty-five years in both frontline and supervisory positions and has provided numerous trainings throughout the Southeast on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery related topics.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Drugs of Choice with Today’s Youth

Presented By: John Dale

Description: There are new illegal drugs with increasing and unpredictable
potency that youth are using without thinking about harmful effects. Hear an updated report on new drug trends of youth and young adults.

Bio: John Dail is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who has worked with youth and adults in prevention and substance abuse services at Coastal Horizons Center for over 30 years.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Working with the Latino Population

Presented By: Clief Liendo and Cris Liendo

Description: A discussion based workshop designed to increase understanding of effectively working with the Latino Community in North Carolina.

Bio: Cris is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who has worked in the field since 1999. Cris is a Venezuelan native who currently resides in Greensboro. She provides substance abuse services for Life Changes Counseling, a private practice serving central North Carolina.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

Evidence Based Practices in DPS: How Do Providers Get Hooked into the System

Presented By: Karen Bozard

Description: Explains the rationale for the change to Recidivism Reduction Services and how this community programming intertwines probation supervision, cognitive behavioral programming, TASC assessment services, and substance abuse treatment to effectively address the needs of the offender population.

Bio: Karen Bozard is a 26 year veteran with the Department of Public Safety and is currently the Program Administrator over Community Programs. She is a nationally certified train the trainer for the Cognitive Behavior Program—Thinking for a Change.

  • Presentation Download: Unavailable
[top]

See the Forest, Hear the Trees: Hearing the Unheard Story

Presented By: Dave Austin Sky

Description: This plenary session will take a look into the Art of Storylistening including the therapeutic power of Creating Powerful Questions, Creating Stories to Help and how to Hear Your Own Stories. David’s stories will allow for celebrating our accomplishments and enjoying our awards. This keynote will have the audience laughing and reflecting on the joy in what we do!

Bio: For the last twenty seven years, David Austin Sky has enjoyed life as a full-time speaker, trainer, and storyteller. He tells stories to share life’s wisdom. His daughter says that he puts wings on simple words. Audiences say he is a child in a bald man suit. David has a Master’s Degree from the Methodist Theological School. He is the author of See the Forest, Hear the Trees: The Art of Storylistening and Sky Stories: A Storybook for Grownups. David has been a counselor, a bar band musician, U.S. Air Force Crew Chief, and a janitor at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.

[top]

October 14-16, 2015 | Holiday Inn Resort | Wrightsville, NC

Conference Registration includes lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, including refreshments during breaks. Dinner is not included as part of the registration. Participants are encouraged to explore the culinary treats of Wrightsville Beach and the Wilmington area.

If you join APNC before the conference begins, you can attend at member-rate. Membership applications are available online. Please phone us for additional information.

Please register early! Conference participation will be limited.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

[top]

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. — Registration

8:45 – 12.00 a.m. — Welcome and Plenary Session (Morning Break 10:15-10:30)

It’s (not) What You Think: Biochemistry, Meaning, and Resilience
Dr. G. Fredric Mau

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch Session: APNC Update

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Break

1:45 – 5:00 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions 1

Session A: Creating Different Realities: Interactive Workshop on Postmodern Approaches to Addiction Treatment
Dr. G. Fredric Mau

Session B: SoulCollage®: Putting the Pieces Back Together
Margaret Wyche (Sponsored by Elemental Healing)

Session C: What it Takes to be a DWI Provider
Lynn Jones and Marcie Blevins

Session D: HIV Topic: Sex Is Fun
Yvonne Johnson – Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Session E: Medicated Assisted Recovery
Ed Johnson  (ATTC Sponsored)

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Open 12-Step Meeting  Sam H.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

[top]

8:30 – 11:45 a.m. — Concurrent Sessions 2 (Morning Break 10:00-10:15)

Session A: Treating Female Offenders
Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier

Session B: Art Therapy
Yvonne Johnson – Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Session C: Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Richard Ogle, Ph.D.

Session D: History, Philosophy and Evolution of Therapeutic Community
William Faulkner, CSAC,CSARFD, QTCP (Sponsored by Recovery Ventures)

Session E: Clinical Supervision
Jessica Holton

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch Session: Sponsorship Highlights, Legislative Update and Awards Presentation

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Break

1:45 – 5:00 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions 3 (Afternoon Break 3:15-3:30)

Session A: Understanding Therapeutic Benefits and Risk of Medicated Assisted Therapies
David Bolton (Sponsored By: Triad Behavioral Resources)

Session B: Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age
Ed Johnson (ATTC Sponsored)

Session C: Art Therapy PART II
Yvonne Johnson – Gilbert, MSW, LCSW, BCD, CC-ATODSW, RATR, CDVS, LCAS, CCS, SAP

Session D: Listening to Your Inner Village Idiot
Dave Austin Sky (Sponsored by McLeod Center)

Session E:Clinical Supervision
Clinical Supervision

Friday, October 16, 2015

[top]

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. —  Announcements

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. — Concurrent Sessions 4

Session A: Working with Your Legislators
Mark Ezzell

Session B: Integration of Care – Communication Challenges
Ed Johnson (ATTC Sponsored)

Session C: Drug Trends
John Dale

Session D: Working with the Latino Population
Cris Liendo and Cleiff  Liendo

Session E: Evidence Based Practices in DPS, how do providers get hooked into the system
Karen Bozard

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. — Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. — Dave Austin Sky (Sponsored by McLeod Center)

11:45 – 12:00 a.m. — Closing and Door Prizes

Hotel Accommodations & Discount

Holiday Inn Resort – Wrightsville Beach

1706 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-256-2231

 

Google Maps Link

Discount for APNC Conference Participants

APNC has secured a limited number of rooms at a special discounted rate for conference participants. To take advantage of conference rates, Click Here for To Book Your Room Online or book your room by calling 910-256-2231 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am-5pm and indicate that you are with the “APNC Conference.”

Sound Side Rooms: $129 per night

Ocean Front Rooms: $149 per night

HOTEL DISCOUNT ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 28th.

About the Holiday Inn Resort

Situated on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, the Holiday Inn Resort is the perfect place for a quick, rejuvenating getaway or an action-packed family vacation. With all the amenities and activities available onsite and on the island, those short or long vacations become cherished memories

Once you make your way through our Main Lobby, let our two friendly Blue and Gold Macaw Parrots welcome you in our spacious Piano Lobby as a place for the whole family to gather. Every feature of the Holiday Inn is designed around your comfort and enjoyment to create an experience you’ll never forget.

Let the fun begin! We have an indoor and outdoor pool, two hot tubs, and a wading pool. We also have a large playground, sand volleyball court and a fitness center with a beach view. We have all the activities and features you’d hope for in an all-in-one resort environment.

About Wrightsville Beach, NC

As North Carolina’s most accessible beach,  it’s easy to get to from Interstate 40, and easier to stay with an abundance of outdoor activities, miles of beach, and family-friendly events. Known for its many waterways and channels from the sound to the sea, this seaside town is the perfect place to practice all watersports. Cruise the water by kite-board, kayak or paddle board, tame the area’s world-class surf, reel in a prize-worthy fish at sea, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the sunrise over the ocean or sunset during an evening harbor cruise.

Enjoy an island vacation without the passport this summer at Wrightsville Beach.  Soak up the beach action from surf to sound by taking a paddleboarding lesson, jogging around the island’s 2.45-mile scenic loop, or learning how to catch a wave with a surf lesson taught by certified instructors.

There’s no shortage of kid-friendly beach fun with tons of things for the little ones to see and do.  The beach’s full-service hotels offer kids’ camps and programs with exciting beach adventures including scavenger hunts, sand castle building contests and more.  Hunt for buried treasure aboard a pirate-themed cruise, or visit the Coastal Education Center offering kid-friendly programs throughout the summer.

The island heats up with signature summer events this season.  Listen as music fills the gardens at the nearby Airlie Gardens Summer Concert Series, enjoy the sounds of local bands at the WECT Sounds of Summer Concert Series or see surfers battle for the best wave at the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic, one of beach’s most beloved surfing events.

A Special Thanks to Our Fall 2015 Sponsors

 Dominion Logo_HiRes

 

Mcleod

 

ATTC Logo Short

Elemental Healing

Triad Behavioral Resources

Recovery Ventures

A Special Thank You to Our Partner for Recovery
NC Division of MH/DD/SAS Community Policy Management

Conference Exhibitors

[top]

Why Sponsor APNC Conferences?

[top]

By sponsoring an APNC Conference, your organization will receive invaluable digital and print exposure. APNC will provide brand awareness through brochures, conference materials, display/signage, and direct links to your website from conference email invitations, online registrations and website. Sponsors will also receive recognition through social media networks.

More information about the various sponsorship levels and extensive benefits available can be found by downloading the 2015 APNC Conference Sponsorship Information Sheet and 2015 Conference Exhibitor/Sponsorship Application.

What if I am an APNC Organizational Member?

Sponsor Level Organizational Members
Receive 10% off all Conference Sponsorship Levels including exhibiting fees.

Patron Level Organizational Members
Receive an exhibitor table, 2 conference registrations and 10% off Contributing, Sustaining or Title Conference Sponsorship packages.

Partners-in-Recovery Level Organizational Members
Receive an exhibitor table, 4 conference registrations (or scholarships in your name) and 10% off Contributing, Sustaining or Title Conference Sponsorship packages.

Become a Sponsor Today

[top]

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring an APNC Conference and for your support for the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina. Please download and complete the 2015 Conference Sponsorship Application, and submit a high-resolution image of your logo along with your completed form to Registration@APNC.org. Please mail a copy of the completed form along with your payment to APNC.

APNC Sponsorships
P.O. Box 71814
Durham, NC 27722-1814