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Primary Care - Dual Diagnosis, Addiction and Behavior

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 5 - 12, 2013

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 Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee:
Physicians and other Doctoral Level Degrees - $695
All Others - $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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
Family Physicians, Internists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
With the growing complexity and demands of clinical cases, Primary Care interveners across the world have been under great strain in the last few years to keep up to pace. The ever increasing impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness has been devastating to many individuals and families in spite of the growing numbers of multi-disciplinary professionals in the field.

The clinical interplay between addiction problems and mental health problems has presented special challenges (e.g. dual diagnosis) on many levels to say the least. In the search for appropriate services and tools to deal with such complex problems it is acknowledged that up-to-date intervention tools, conceptual analytical skills and practical knowledge becomes imperative for primary care professionals. The mission for many front line staff across the world has become to “assemble the best team of helpers to meet the needs of the community and to provide the best service which the community deserves”.

In an effort to reinforce the marriage between clinical knowledge (theory - we need a map of the territory to know where we are going) and practical know-how (experiential approach, trial and error), we are proposing a conference on Dual Diagnosis and Primary Care. The framework will correspond to the specific context of substance abuse and mental health, and many examples and applications will be based on my 30 years work experience.

Proposed is a conference which will have specific relevance and practical application to any mental health professional. Both individual and structured family intervention methods will be presented. The interactional exercise, through role playing, re-enactment of a live family intervention approach will be presented in an experiential way as a teaching tool.

The method of presentation will be highly INTERACTIONAL because of the high importance of giving primary care professionals an opportunity to process the issues and relate them to practical APPLICATIONS, which can be integrated into actual intervention.

The bottom line of this approach will be solution-focused, e.g. service planning that best fits the patient’s needs after a concise and an objective assessment. The conference will give primary care workers ample time to understand and integrate the ‘family problem’ into a focused ‘family’ solution. Active participation is of utmost importance for the integration of principles into action-plans.

  1. Long-term Sequelae of ABUSE: physical, emotional and social aspects
  2. How Drugs work in the Body and the Mind
  3. Dual Diagnosis (Substance abuse + Mental Health Issues); Assessment tools in Primary Care
  4. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  5. Treatment & Motivational Interviewing: The Stages of Change Model
  6. Structured Family Intervention & Role Play
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
Dr. Joseph Beltempo, Ph.D. Psychologist
Dr. Beltempo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (Montreal), teaching courses spanning the spectrum of clinical and research areas; prior to his recent appointment to this position, he had served as a Lecturer in the Psychology Department since 1984. 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. Since 1982, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, has been working 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 an active member of the FASD committee since 2003 and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He is also a Clinical site (Kahnawake) supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology from Concordia and McGill University. 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 the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979) and Ph.D. (1985) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Universit de Montral. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979.

Matt Jaeger, MD

Dr. Jaeger is a Family Physician currently in a private rural practice in Virginia. His practice provides comprehensive care to patients including social and psychiatric needs in an integrated fashion. Dr Jaeger has extensive experience with psychiatric care, counseling and the coordination of care with other health professionals as well as care of the mentally challenged and dually diagnosed.

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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Jan 5
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Jan 6
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9am - 12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Mon Jan 7
Labadee, Haiti
7:00am
4:00pm
Tue Jan 8
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed Jan 9
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Thu Jan 10
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Jan 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sat Jan 12
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.

Oasis 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
OS

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.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
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Grand Suite - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
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Junior Suite with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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D4
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
Call for Availability
D8
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
Call for Availability
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OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
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Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $289.87
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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