• Friday, June 14, 2019


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Experiential Therapy: Interactive Opportunities for Creating Positive Connections

Naples, FL

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Join your colleagues and experts from The Refuge and Hazelden Betty Ford for an interactive presentation on the benefits of experiential therapy.

Do some of your clients have a hard time talking about their feelings in a traditional office setting? Immersive, hands-on experiential therapy techniques—no matter the addiction—can help clients release negative repressed feelings and emotions, making room for more positive experiences. Experiential therapy can also help individuals overcome past traumas, remind them how to feel again (without numbing the pain through addiction) and develop insight on how to move forward with healthy coping skills—unlocking the door to freedom. 

June 14
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hazelden Betty Ford
950 6th Ave. N., Suite 101 
Naples, FL 34102

Three CEs available.

Cost is FREE. Sign up soon; space is limited.

Learning objectives: 

10 a.m. Check-in/Networking
10:30 a.m. Introduction to Experiential Therapy: Utilizing Active Therapeutic Techniques in Your Practice with Krystal Bush of The Refuge
Noon Lunch
12:30 p.m. Real Life Recovery: Evidenced-Based Practices and Experiential Therapy for All Addictions with Brenda Iliff of Hazelden Betty Ford
1:30 p.m. Q&A



Krystal Bush

Krystal Bush, MSW
Director of Experiential Therapy, The Refuge  

Krystal Bush has focused on adolescent substance use treatment for the majority of her career. Prior to joining The Refuge, she worked with adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges, engaging young adults in physical activities and hands-on experiences. In her current role overseeing The Refuge's activity and experiential program, she helps individuals find nontraditional ways to tap into their feelings and process difficult emotions in order to inspire real and meaningful change.

Brenda Iliff

Brenda J. Iliff, MA, LADC, CAC, CMAT
Executive Director of Hazelden Betty Ford, Naples, Florida 

Brenda Iliff has 25 years of experience in the addiction field—serving as clinician, administrator, lecturer and executive director of Hazelden Betty Ford in Naples. She played an integral role in developing the Recovery at 50+ Program, authored A Woman's Guide to Recovery and has appeared as a spokesperson for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on Good Morning America, in addition to numerous local programs and publications. She is certified as a multiple addictions therapist, successfully utilizing experiential therapy techniques across addictions.


This event has been approved for continuing education (CE) credit. The participant is responsible for verifying if this activity meets their continuing education board requirements in order to gain credit(s).

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation The Refuge

Questions or ADA request? Please contact Kim Becker by email or at 1-239-572-5091.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The Graduate School, provider #1487, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Approval period 11/22/2017 to 11/22/2020. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for the program. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529. This course has been approved by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 3 CE. NAADAC Provider #77968, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is responsible for all aspects of its programming. The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2018-264, Florida Certification Board #5058-A, CAADE Provider #CP20 975 C 0322, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1119 and CA BRN CEP 16722. Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, PO Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.

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