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Topics in Mental Health
for PCPs

8-Night Pacific Coastal Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
September 30 - October 8, 2016

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Marvelous Explorer of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly used substances
  • Consequences and prevention of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Psychosocial treatment for substance use disorders; Readiness for substance use treatment; Stages of Change Model and Motivational Interviewing
  • Pharmacotherapy for Substance use Disorders - Ethanol, Nicotine, and Opioids
  • Managing patients with dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and substance use disorders)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the long-term effects of pre-natal alcohol exposure.
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment and psychosocial treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment and psychosocial treatment of major depressive disorder
  • Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders
  • Pharmacotherapy for major depressive disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder - a review of up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and the patient's readiness for treatment
  • Better strategies for identification and management of Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUDs)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the long-term effects of pre-natal alcohol exposure.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Joseph Beltempo, PhD
Psychologist and Lecturer
Concordia University (Psychology Dept) and
McGill University, (Counseling Psychology Dept)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas; Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014).
January 2015: Instructor at McGill University for Personality assessments of the Counseling Psychology Master's Degree Program.
Consultant clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Community Services, a Mohawk Community. Specialty is in addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, FASD, Personality.
Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec with a specialty in First Nations peoples.

Dr. Beltempo received his BA in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; and Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80).

Since 1984, Dr. Beltempo was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas; in August 2012 he was promoted to Assistant Professor. His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD since 2003 and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014). Since January 2015 he is Instructor at McGill University for courses in Personality assessments of the Counseling Psychology graduate students. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh
Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, California.

Dr.Edward Fisher received his BA in Biology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University College of Pharmacy. He has been granted tenure at three different universities. His first academic position was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he was promoted to Associate Professor. Subsequently, he went on to help start up three new colleges of pharmacy (in bold), Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy as Professor and Inaugural Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Professor and Associate Dean. He also served as the Director of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program.

Dr Fisher is licensed as a pharmacist in Arizona and Pennsylvania, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He has devised and presented over 100 continuing education seminars and innovative NSF sponsored short courses. He is a past National Secretary of Rho Chi, the only pharmacy honor society, and recipient of the National Rho Chi Advisor of the Year award. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he currently plans to continue teaching in his areas of expertise which includes: substances of abuses, nutrition, and the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Sep 30 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Oct 01 *At Sea
- -
Sun Oct 02 *At Sea
- -
Mon Oct 03 Santa Barbara, California
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Oct 04 San Francisco, California
9:00 am 11:59 pm
Wed Oct 05 *At Sea
- -
Thu Oct 06 Astoria, Oregon
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 07 Victoria, British Columbia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 08 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Astoria, Oregon - Located on the Columbia River and only miles from the Pacific Ocean, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Surrounded by water and trees, Astoria is filled with endless scenic beauty and miles of long sandy beaches. Spend your day discovering unique shops, the bridge of a World War II warship, or the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
San Francisco, California - Much has been written about the Bay Area. From its seafood and sourdough breads to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is the ideal city for visitors. Trolleys and prominent landmarks make getting around this eclectic metropolis easy. One of the best views in town can be had from the Coit Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city and a fine example of Art Deco architecture.
Santa Barbara, California - Founded in the 18th century as the 10th Franciscan mission in California, Santa Barbara's heritage is one of its biggest draws. Zoning laws keep the city preserved in time as the adobe look in its architecture is maintained – even as new constructions spring up around town. There's also a wonderfully welcoming fragrance in the city, a mixture of oranges, jasmine and blossoming flowers.
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Explorer of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Royal Suite - Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano, and concierge service. (1,087.2 sq. ft., balcony 217.4 sq. ft.) Accommodates: 2 Guests
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Grand Suite - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service.  (349 sq. ft., balcony 100 sq. ft.) Accommodates: 2 Guests
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Royal Family Suite - Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. (561 sq. ft., balcony 246 sq. ft.)  Accommodates: up to 8 guests.
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Owner's Suite - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.))
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Superior Oceanview (w/ Balcony) (D1) Quad - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Superior Oceanview (w/ Balcony) - (D3)Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Oceanview (w/ Balcony) (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony sitting area with sofa and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Oceanview Stateroom (H)- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason