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 According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 20% of American adults diagnosed with a substance use disorder had a co-occurring mental health disorder like depression, anxiety or personality disorders. As awareness around the link between mental health and substance abuse continues to grow, providers are increasingly searching for ways to ensure that these patients are receiving appropriate care during rehabilitation.

In this complicated day and age, addiction recovery professionals are adjusting to the realization that clients do not fit neatly into one diagnostic category. Arenas including psychotherapy, psychiatry and medical care are being challenged to break down historical silos, learning to respect one another’s “seat at the table” while joining forces to provide comprehensive treatment. As the body of research and literature has expanded in the psychiatric, psychological and biological sciences, it is time to re-examine the construct of dual diagnosis and expand the way mental health treatment is integrated into addiction recovery.

About The Presentation

“The Importance of Collaboration When Treating Co-Occurring Disorders,” supported by Sierra Tucson, explores the concept of co-occurring disorders and investigates the role and efficacy of collaborative treatment for patients with multiple diagnoses. This presentation will weave developmental theory, brain biology, polyvagal theory, family systems, psychodynamic theory, trauma and attachment theory into the dual diagnosis paradigm. Within the context of holistic treatment approaches, we will discuss the importance of collaborative, integrated treatment in healing the whole person — mind and body. Furthermore, through the use of case studies, we will apply these concepts in such a way as to broaden our understanding of our patients so that we may develop more comprehensive, individualized and effective treatment models.

Level of Instruction: All

Meet the Experts 

Jaime Vinck, LPC, NCC, CEIP

Jaime Vinck is the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Tucson, a longstanding pillar of addiction recovery treatment in Arizona with a national reputation for excellence. She is only the second woman in Sierra Tucson’s 34-year history to hold this position and brings outstanding experience to the position. She has served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Clinical Officer and taken on important roles in quality improvement and specialized treatment services.

Aside from her experience at Sierra Tucson, she has been an independently licensed addiction clinician and counselor and an in-house residential therapist, family education therapist, outpatient services director and corporate clinical director at Journey Healing Center. She also has special interests and expertise in equine therapy and mentoring for women in leadership positions. She is often sought out for her expertise as a speaker, writer and resource, having made appearances in a variety of publications and media outlets.

Tena Moyer, MD

Tena Moyer, MD, serves as the director of liaison psychiatry for Sierra Tucson. She joined the Sierra Tucson staff with specialties in addiction medicine and mood patients from 2000-2005 before parting ways with our team to explore private practice and recovery for individuals struggling with eating disorders. 

Consistent with Dr. Moyer’s pursuit of diverse fields in her undergraduate studies, she has received extensive training in multiple psychiatric and psychological techniques. She has trained in Somatic Transformation Therapy and Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy as well as psychoanalytic and psychodynamic training. Dr. Moyer’s medical expertise and passion for clinical excellence are instrumental in the progression of the Eating Recovery Program, and provision of compassionate and exceptional care specifically for the patient presenting with complicated issues at Sierra Tucson.

About CCSAD

 The 2018 Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders takes place in Hyannis, Massachusetts from September 13th through 16th. This year’s agenda includes workshops, lectures, courses and special events that focus on a variety of topics relevant to the addiction treatment industry, from breakthroughs in care modalities to best practices for managers and administrators. To learn more about our 2018 offerings, review our full agenda and course lists. Registration is now open for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

  • 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!