Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference ResortStone Mountain, Georgia
About this Event
The Spirituality and Wellness Summit will unite the broader Atlanta community, as well as academics, behavioral health clinicians, addiction counselors, community leaders, and clergy of all faiths around spiritual practices that are evidenced to facilitate wellness and recovery.
At the Summit, attendees will learn about the latest research on the impact of spirituality on wellness and recovery, hear from practitioners who have successfully incorporated evidence-based spiritual practices into treatment plans, and listen to the inspiring stories of individuals who discovered spirituality on their journeys to wellness.
The goal of the Summit is to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health, addiction, and recovery and educate the wider community on spiritual practices that can promote their well-being. Additionally, the Summit aims to encourage faith leaders to play a more active role in the wellness and recovery of their community members and mental health providers to incorporate more evidence-based spiritual interventions into their treatment and recovery plans.
Some of the topics addressed at the Summit will include:
– Spirituality and the 12 Steps
– The role of faith leaders and communities in mental health and addiction recovery
– The neurology of spirituality
– Effective spiritual techniques used in recovery treatment
– Personal journeys from lived experiences
– Emotional sobriety
– How spirituality improves resilience
– Jewish mindfulness
The Summit will run concurrently with the National Jewish Retreat
The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA) have approved this activity for up to 7.0 C.E. credits for addiction counselors.
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Stone Mountain, Georgia
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083, USA
7:30 a.m.—Registration Opens (Optional Morning Meditation)
9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m.—Lunch and Guest Speaker
2:00 pm—5:45 p.m.— Afternoon Sessions
5:45 p.m.—Dinner and Keynote Speaker
8:00 p.m.—Film Screening
$350 Per Person
(A limited amount of scholarships are available for Jewish clergy, Jewish professionals, and behavioral health clinicians working in the Jewish community to attend the Summit. We thank the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta for the sponsorhip.
Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/t7u5pAaUL2jGpwYo8.)
Allen Berger, PhD
Clinical director at The Institute for Effective Psychotherapy and nationally recognized expert on the science of recovery
Author of 12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety
CEO and President of AT&T Intellectual Property LLC
Co-author of Less Stress, More Joy
Smitty Grider, MSW, CADC II
Clinical therapist at Eternal Strength Experiential Therapeutic Youth Center
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
The nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases
Doreen Marshall, PhD
Vice President of mission engagement for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Andrew Newberg, PhD
Professor and Director of research, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences
Author of best-selling book, How G-d Changes Your Brain
Rona Novick, PhD
Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education
Expert in behavior management and child behavioral therapy
Rabbi Shais Taub
International lecturer on the intersection of Jewish mysticism and psychology and behavior
Author of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction
Andrew Shatte, PhD
Founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a training company that specializes in measuring and training for resilience
Co-author of The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength
Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman
Rabbi at Chabad Intown, Atlanta
Deborah Teplow, PhD
Co-founder of The Institute for Wellness Education
Expert in the science of behavior change and language of caring conversation to help people make positive, lasting changes in their lives
Clinton Foundation Senior Director of substance use disorders and recovery
Rus Devorah Wallen, LCSW, ACSW
Founder of Toratherapeutics™
Mendi Baron, LCSW
Founder of Hope Street Treatment Center and three other addiction recovery treatment centers across the country.
Alisa Sanford, LCSW, CSAT, C-DBT
Addiction counselor and case manager at Caron Atlanta Treatment Center
In partnership with
Frequently Asked Questions
$350 Per Person
Spirituality and Wellness Summit: lectures, seminars and workshops on a range of topics
Three gourmet meals
24-hour snack and tea room
Yes, three gourmet meals a day are included, as well as access to our 24-hour tea and snack room. If you have any special dietary needs, please specify them when you register.
Transportation is not included in the cost of the Summit. Please visit www.jretreat.com/hotel for airport and transportation information as well as parking rates.
Registrants who cancel reservations on or before July 15, 2021 through July 29, 2021 will be refunded 50 percent of the registration cost minus the $25.00 fee. Cancellation must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no refunds on cancellations made on or after July 30, 2021.
Cancellation fees are tax-deductible contributions to JLI. Reservations are non-transferable.
Providing a safe environment for our Summit guests and presenters is our top priority. This year’s Summit is open to adults who have either been fully vaccinated or have tested positive for and recovered from Covid-19 within the past six months. Children ages twelve and under need not be vaccinated. Consistent with the most recent CDC guidance, Summit participants will not be required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas of the hotel.