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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care – Seattle, WA

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Recovery is not a compartmentalized process, but an ongoing journey with multiple care providers assisting along the way. 

Employee assistance professionals, private practice therapists, residential centers, interventionists, outpatient community resources, and many others have a profound impact on those in recovery.  Coordinating care between these providers can be difficult, but the Recovery-Oriented System of Care model, when implemented effectively, can provide people in recovery with wraparound services to help them maintain their sobriety.

Join Addiction Professional for lunch and a panel discussion with experts from the area and around the country, as we address how providers can better work together to support their clients' recovery.

Upon attending, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Recovery-Oriented System of Care model, and how it has shifted the focus of addiction treatment facilities from episodic care to ongoing recovery support
  • Explain how treatment centers and the recovery community have established meaningful recovery support services, including community-based recovery centers, to help individuals gain important life skills and strengthen their long-term sobriety
  • Demonstrate practical strategies to help treatment facilities and individual providers partner with recovery organizations to offer more extended support to patients

One hour of continuing education credit will be available.  

Event Venue Information:

Maggiano's Little Italy
800 Lincoln Square

10455 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

For directions, click here

This Addiction Professional panel event is made possible by our sponsors:


Series Thought Leadership Partner


Panel Series Partner




Continuing Education Information:
Continuing Education Sponsor


CE Learning Systems, LLC

ASWB - CE Learning Systems, (Provider #1020), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program.  ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2013 - 02/23/2016.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

NAADAC - Addiction Professional's Continuing Education Co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, is approved by the National Association of Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC Provider # 410) to provide continuing education courses.  CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

A certificate of completion will be awarded by Addiction Professional after attendance has been verified and event staff have ensured completion of evaluation. The certificate will rewarded by hand on the day of the event. Duplicate copies of the certificate may be provided with proof of attendance and evaluation completion by email after event date.


About the Panelist(s):

Jerry McDonald, ACATA 
Vice President Operations and Strategic Planning
Jerry McDonald is a healthcare professional of 35 years in the field of addiction treatment.  He began his career as a counselor at the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital in San Pedro, CA.  Jerry joined Dr. William Rader, Dr. Allan Berger, Dr. Judi Hollis, Ed Storti and Father Leo Booth at SPPH.  This new career included his selection to design and implement the country’s first inpatient, abstinent based, twelve-step driven eating disorders treatment programs for obesity.

Jerry was to carry on this specialty of “start up” by designing and implementing chemical dependency services at South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach, Daniel Freeman Hospital in Marina Del Rey and Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.  He served as Executive VP for the Rader Institute’s development of a national healthcare corporation for the treatment of eating disorders and as CEO of the Westcenter Institute of Tucson Arizona.  Jerry was invited to assist Len Baltzer at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in 1988 to develop the “Clint Eastwood Youth Program” for adolescence in treatment.

Jerry has been on staff, in many positions, at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA for the past 23 years.  Prior to joining Beacon House most recently Jerry also severed as Business Development for the newly formed Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation. Although Jerry retired from his long successful tenure at BFC/Hazelton, Beacon House is fortunate to have been able to retain Jerry in a leadership position. Jerry now serves as a Vice President Operations and Strategic Planning for The Beacon House in Pacific Grove, CA.


Jennifer Golick, LMFT
Clinical Director, Muir Woods Adolescent and Family Services
Jennifer Golick, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, is the clinical director of Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.  Jennifer has over 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of outpatient and residential treatment facilities treating severe mental illness, chronic pain and addiction.  Jennifer’s clinical specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Motivational Interviewing and family systems models focusing on helping individuals and families identify problematic patterns of thinking in order to affect systemic change.  Jennifer has co-authored several published articles and has been a clinical consultant for an episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos as well as with the BBC Health Documentary Department.   She is also a seasoned public speaker and has been a featured keynote speaker on Addiction Treatment in professional and academic settings.  

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