Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care

Hartford, CT| Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11am – 1pm (ET)
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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care
Recovery is not a compartmentalized process, but an ongoing journey with multiple care providers assisting along the way. 
Employee assistance professionals, private practice therapists, residential centers, interventionists, outpatient community resources, and many others have a profound impact on those in recovery.  Coordinating care between these providers can be difficult, but the Recovery-Oriented System of Care model, when implemented effectively, can provide people in recovery with wraparound services to help them maintain their sobriety.
Join Addiction Professional for lunch and a panel discussion with experts from the area and around the country as we address how providers can better work together to support their clients' recovery.
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the Recovery-Oriented System of Care model, and how it has shifted the focus of addiction treatment facilities from episodic care to ongoing recovery support
  • Explain how treatment centers and the recovery community have established meaningful recovery support services, including community-based recovery centers, to help individuals gain important life skills and strengthen their long-term sobriety
  • Demonstrate practical strategies to help treatment facilities and individual providers partner with recovery organizations to offer more extended support to patients
  • Understand the importance of building a recovery-oriented system of care during the opioid crisis 
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
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Aurora Gonzalez
Clinical Supervisor at Retreat at Lancaster County
Aurora Gonzalez, MS, CADC, is Clinical Supervisor at Retreat at Lancaster County.  With over 15 years of experience in the field of addictions treatment, she has served in all aspects of clinical care.  Most recently, Aurora has been an instrumental part in developing and maintaining individualized track curricula for the Clinical Program at Retreat.  From intake, throughout treatment, and in planning aftercare for a patient, Aurora supports a comprehensive individualized plan of care that includes an interdependent systems approach.  As such, she is currently Chairperson for the Care, Treatment, and Services Committee at Retreat, and serves on a Clinical Efficiency Task Force, Electives Task Force and a Training Series Committee.  Aurora is continually dedicated to addressing system barriers to treatment and improving treatment efficacy and recovery outcomes. Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to connecting with addicts and fostering partnerships and community relationships that improve recovery outcomes.  She is a passionate advocate for those afflicted with the disease of addiction and supports an interdependent model of care and treatment.  Aurora currently partners with local community agencies, support groups and recovering professionals in Lancaster County to provide comprehensive care and referral to those recovering from the disease of addiction. 

Trevor Shevin, CIP, CASAC-T, CARC, MBA

Trevor Shevin, CIP, CASAC-T, CARC, MBA, offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of addiction and provides excellence in serving as an Interventionist and Intensive Case Management. He combines his extensive counseling, mentoring, and coaching background with an MBA and vast experience and success on Wall Street. He facilitates treatment typically following inpatient care, by teaching the mechanics and skills necessary to cope with personal addiction. Trevor is relationally gifted and uses extensive experience to help others execute a personalized program of recovery that is necessary for long-term sobriety. 
Trevor is also a Board Certified Interventionist Professional following formal training and monitoring. He has several years of experience and an innate talent for conducting highly successful interventions with positive outcomes amongst even the most extreme, complicated cases. He pursued his Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) degree and was appointed Valedictorian. He also completed the Certified Addictions Recovery Coach training program. Trevor is actively involved in the community and has dedicated his life both personally and professionally to being of service. He is frequently requested to speak to recovering addicts throughout the United States at hospitals, prisons, and inpatient recovery facilities. Trevor volunteers at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and runs groups for executives as well as recovering alcoholics and addicts focusing on life adjustment issues and integrating professional, personal and spiritual growth. Trevor is a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  

Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC
Director of Clinical Services, Aware Recovery Care
Sarah Allen Benton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Clinical Services at Aware Recovery Care home-based addiction treatment in North Haven, CT.  She is also Co-Owner of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC and Clinical Consultant for The Strathmore House transitional sober living in Boston, MA.  She worked previously as a Therapist specializing in addiction treatment at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT, Turnbridge in New Haven, CT and at McLean Hospital at McLean Brook transitional living program for dual diagnosis in Belmont, MA.  She is author of the book, “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured frequently in the media including the NY Times and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, NPR and is a blogger for

Peppercorn's Grill
357 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.