Salve Regina University to host symposium on addiction treatment

SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY will host a symposium on innovative approaches to addiction treatment on Sept. 9. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

NEWPORT – Discussions on addiction, parenting, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, and other related topics will take place next month at a symposium on addiction treatment.

An array of behavioral health experts from around the world are expected to speak at “Innovations in Addiction Treatment: A Clinical and Holistic Approach to Individual and Family Care” on Sept. 9 at Salve Regina University.

Speakers include:

  • Christophe Sauerwein, academic director of the International Conference on Addiction and Associated Disorders.
  • Dr. Constant Mouton, director of ARISE Consulting Europe, owner and psychiatrist at Live the Road, medical director at Triora Recovery Centers in the Netherlands and Spain.
  • Dr. Judith Landau, president of LINC Foundation, neuropsychiatrist, certified family-life educator, family therapist, certified recovery specialist.
  • Patricia Emsellem, chief operating officer of SSTAR of Fall River and SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc.

The symposium is free and open to the public, its organizers say. Professionals seeking continuing education credits are welcome, along with anyone who has an interest in addiction treatment.

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The event is approved by the Rhode Island Certification Board. It will provide credits for the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association, and approval of credits is pending from the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Addiction Professionals.

The symposium is presented by the Newport Hospital, The Gruben Charitable Foundation and Salve Regina University. For more details, visit

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