Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the behavioral health field? Nominate them to receive one of C4’s three industry recognition awards. Learn more about the awards including presentation locations and past recipients below. If you are ready to nominate, please use the Nomination Form tab above.

Fred R. French, Jr. Award for Excellence – CCSAD

C4 Recovery Foundation

The Fred R. French, Jr. Award for Excellence is an award given by C4 Recovery Foundation, a non-profit organization, to honor a person who has provided outstanding service in the field of addiction with emphasis on the area of mentoring, teaching and/or educating others. C4 honors a recipient at its Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders held each year in September. The award was created in honor of Fred R. French, Jr., who founded CCSAD in 1987. Past recipients include Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, LADC I, David Rosenbloom, PhD, Terence Gorski, Norm Hoffmann, PhD, Gerald Shulman, Rokelle Lerner, Pat Fields, Carlton Erickson, David Mee-Lee, MD, Pat DeChello, PhD, LCSW, RPH, Ray Daugherty, Ruth Ann Rigby, Adrian Hooper and Tim Cheney.

This award will be presented at CCSAD 2020 held Sept. 10-13 at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis. Nominations must be received by July 20, 2020.


Outstanding Counselor Award – EVOLUTION

McMillen Family Foundation

The McMillen Family Foundation, along with C4 Recovery Foundation, is proud to sponsor the Outstanding Counselor Award. This award is given to a clinician in recognition of their outstanding clinical contribution to the field of addiction treatment. This award recognizes a counselor who has been in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years and has distinguished themselves by demonstrating an extraordinary dedication to assisting clients in the process of recovery. They have constantly sought to improve their clinical expertise through training and education, and even though they have achieved a high degree of clinical skills, they are still humble and open to learn. This counselor selflessly shares their expertise with staff or by supervising colleagues. Past recipients include Lee Larimar, Ph.D., Bev Roesch, LCSW, and Jere Brewer.

This award will be presented at EVOLUTION 2020 held Jan. 23-26 at the Sheraton Gateway in Los Angeles. Nominations must be received by October 15, 2019.


Lifetime Achievement Award – EVOLUTION

This award, presented by C4 Recovery Foundation, is given to an individual or treatment center in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of addiction treatment. Both the nature and impact of contributions are taken into consideration when selecting the recipient for this award. The recipient is honored for ongoing efforts to facilitate ethical and effective approaches to treatment. Past recipients include Jerry McDonald, The Mooney Family, Len Baltzer, Betty Ford, and Sister Mary Dion Horrigan.

This award will be presented at EVOLUTION 2020 held Jan. 23-26 at the Sheraton Gateway in Los Angeles. Nominations must be received by October 15, 2019.

  • CCSAD is a wonderful conference bringing together addiction professionals of all types in one large collaborative setting. It has become an absolute must for me each year and provides excellent quality and value for continuing medical education.

  • This event was one of the most informative learning experiences I've ever had in my 28 years of work!

  • The Cape Cod Symposium is a primary source of new information and new developments in the field of addiction. It is my most important professional development activity every year. The reputation of the conference seems to just keep getting better and better. See you in September.

  • I have gone to many conferences in my over 30 years in the addiction field and I can say I like this one the best. It was professional people with great, knowledge, insights, and experiences getting together and sharing and supporting each other. That to me is what it is all about.

  • I look forward to this conference every year. I always leave with a full tool bag and a renewed confidence in new and exciting ways to take care of those suffering from addictions!

  • CCSAD continues to be the premier training and education event for the addiction field because it does so well what others try to do, but fall short. It provides the opportunity for the frontline practitioner and administrator to experience gold standard, relevant, challenging, thought-provoking, and meaningful content, while also offering unique networking opportunities that are both fun and renewing for the spirit. One simply can't do better!

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