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Building a Recovery – Oriented System of Care – King of Prussia, PA – October 23, 2015

King of Prussia, PA  ♦  Friday, October 23, 2015  ♦  11am - 1pm



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Thank you to our panelists!

Jack Sodak, LPC, MS, CAADC, CCS
Director of Outpatient Services, Retreat at Lancaster County
Jack is the Director of Outpatient Services for Retreat at Lancaster County in Akron, Pennsylvania.
Jack is a substance abuse professional with over 26 years of experience implementing programs and providing direct care to individuals and families. A licensed professional counselor, certified addiction counselor, and certified clinical supervisor, Jack has established specialty programs in an inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked with specific populations such as impaired professionals, adolescents, young adults, co-occurring disorders, couples and families.He has had a private practice, consulted with local schools and county probation departments, served on student assistance teams, provides public speaking and trainings for other substance abuse professionals, and has trained many addictions professionals in the field over his career.Jack has also established a growing outpatient facility for Retreat at Lancaster County that provides partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) 
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Deni C arise, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist and part of the recovery community for over 28 years.  She is currently Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Recovery Centers of America (RCA), a start-up company whose goal is to get 1,000,000 American’s into meaningful recovery.  Dr. Carise was previously Deputy CCO of CRC Health Group, and CCO at Phoenix House, each company representing over 100 treatment programs.  Prior to that she was an NIH, ONDCP, UNODC and SAMHSA funded researcher from 1993 to 2010.  Her goal has always been to find ways to enable others to achieve meaningful recovery from substance abuse and a better quality of life.  Her work has focused on making treatment more accessible and effective by developing and implementing new interventions, systems, trainings and technology.  She has published over 100 articles, books and chapters. She has been featured in numerous news shows and worked in the media and film industry to guide the accurate portlrayal of addiction, treatment and recovery.
She has worked extensively internationally, with treatment providers in Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Greece, Singapore, Brazil, and China and numerous other countries to help develop national treatment systems.  
She is also a frequent blogger on Huffington Post (