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TPAS Collaborative 2013

August 19, 2013
by Lorie Obernauer, PhD
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A forum for collaboration, innovation, education and the exchange of best practices

TPAS, Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services, is holding its 2nd Annual Collaborative in Houston, Texas, September 15-18, 2013

TPAS provides a forum for collaboration, innovation, the exchange of exemplary practices and professional development for those who provide Alumni, Recovery Support and Continuing Care services. This annual meeting is an opportunity for professionals who provide these services to come together in a unique, collaborative learning environment.

The TPAS Collaborative is unlike any other industry conference you may have attended. There is no trade show; no speakers with power-point presentations. Instead, you will meet in small groups for in-depth discussions of topics relevant to the work that you do. You'll have a chance to talk directly to the professionals who are doing the work that can help you build your program. You'll also have a chance to share your expertise, your successes and your challenges. The TPAS Collaborative is an opportunity for you to be both a teacher and a learner.

Attendees at last year's Collaborative described this as "the best event they ever attended" and an "opportunity for both personal and professional growth".  Participants left with ideas that they put into practice immediately. Moreover, many who attended stayed in touch over the past year to continue to support one another and share ideas.

TPAS is proud to have the endorsement of William White, noted researcher, consultant and recovery adovcate:

"I believe that alumni services will emerge in the coming years as a major vehicle for post-treatment recovery support and recovery-related policy advocacy. I expect the Second TPAS Collaborative will move this vision closer to fruition. My very best wishes to all of you who will be involved."                                                                                 William L. White, Author, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

Take advantage of early bird registration for the TPAS Collaborative before August 23, 2013.

Check out more details about the Program and the Collaborative agenda here.

Be a part of the growing community that supports the new recovery movement. A special thanks to the following 12 Charter Members for sustaining the mission of TPAS: Harmony Foundation, CeDAR, Northbound Treatment Services, A New Path, Valley Hope Association, Origins Recovery Centers, Benchmark Recovery, Women in New Recovery, MAP Accountability Services, New Directions for Women, The Pavillon, and Pine Grove Treatment.




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Best Wishes


Lorie Obernauer

Alumni Coordinator at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction & Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Hospital

Lorie Obernauer

Lorie Obernauer, PhD, is the Alumni Coordinator at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction...

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