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Four of our industry’s thought leaders presenting on emerging new modalities & the infinite possibilities in healing from addiction.


Presented by Conscious Recovery & empowered by Discovery Behavioral Health*, Emergence is a twice-yearly conference focusing on emerging innovations in the field of behavioral health.

Please join us for a day of exploration, connection, and collaboration.

For more information: www.EmergenceConference.org

*Additional sponsors will be announced soon.


Emergence is one-day conference celebrating a recognition of emerging new modalities, connection with colleagues, and the amazing work we do in this field.

The theme for our October 15th conference is “The Emerging New Treatment Modalities.”

Four of our industry’s thought leaders will be presenting on emerging new modalities & the infinite possibilities in healing from addiction.


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Light Breakfast and Networking/Connection Time

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome: Jeremy Miller

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: First Presenter: Jen Carvalho

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: 15-Minute Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Second Presenter: Dr. Jason Schiffman

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Served

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Third Presenter: Dr. Adriana Popescu

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Fourth Presenter: TJ Woodward

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Closing and Appreciation: Jeremy Miller

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Networking/Connection Time


Jen Carvalho

Jen Carvalho is the CEO of Casa Palmera, a Discovery Behavioral Health facility in Del Mar, CA. Jen joined the Casa team in 2000 but brings 20+ years of behavioral health experience to the table. Most recently, Jen worked in northern CA as a Market CEO, focused on successful operations of two co-occurring treatment programs. She is a graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA program and is a hands-on leader with innovation as a strategic focus.

Patient access to care, stigma reduction and workforce development are of particular focus for Jen and she is active in advocacy efforts as an Executive Member of the CCAPP Board of Directors.

As a CEO, Jen’s passion expands to leadership development, and she is proud to empower her teams to lead with compassion and integrity. As a speaker on Visionary and Empowered Leadership, Jen is most comfortable sharing her experience, strength and hope with others. As a woman in long term recovery, her focus on providing options for care is both personal and priority.


Dr. Jason Schiffman

Jason Eric Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA is the Director of the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program. He is also a primary investigator at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human behavior where he is engaged in translational research investigating new compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia, mood disorders, and addiction.

He completed his residency in Psychiatry at UCLA and is a graduate of the MD/MBA program at the University of Southern California where he focused on health systems management and web-based healthcare delivery. He has extensive research experience in molecular biology and is the author of numerous scientific publications in this field. Dr. Schiffman also received a Masters of Arts degree in Linguistics from UCLA where he specialized in syntax and semantics.

Dr. Schiffman is also the founder and Medical Director of The Camden Center.The Camden Center is a team of nationally-recognized Medical Doctors, Psychotherapists, and Integrative Medicine specialists who have been recruited as experts in their field to work with our patients. Unlike most treatment facilities, The Camden Center is a medical organization established and operated by physicians, and is founded on the principles of clinical excellence, compassionate care, and respect for our patients.

Each patient receives a personalized treatment program based upon a comprehensive assessment and ongoing weekly meetings with their Program Manager. Through these assessments, every aspect of a patient’s recovery is addressed.


Dr. Adriana Popescu

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, Brainspotting Practitioner, and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner, having discovered that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress.

She specializes in treating addiction, co-occurring disorders, and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative treatment program for women with co-occurring trauma, addiction and mental health disorders.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books and book chapters, including TJ Woodward’s Conscious Being Workbook and The Conscious Recovery Method™ Workbook, both of which she co-authored with him.

Adriana has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world coaching and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

She loves to empower people to overcome their perceived limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.


TJ Woodward

TJ Woodward is a bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and revolutionary recovery expert who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is a much sought-after TV and radio guest who has been interviewed on hundreds of spirituality and recovery themed TV shows, radio shows, and podcasts.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Dr. Gabor Matte, Marianne Williamson, and Mark Lundholm. He is also the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a ground breaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction. Conscious Recovery moves beyond simply treating behaviors and symptoms. It focuses on the underlying root causes that drive destructive patterns, while providing clear steps for letting go of core false beliefs that lead to addictive tendencies.

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, and Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction. His third book, Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, will be released later in 2021.

TJ was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and is also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. Additionally, he was the host of the Awakened Living TV and Awakened Living Radio shows for over five years.​



Conscious Recovery is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction that can transform your life. Author and spiritual teacher TJ Woodward is changing the conversation about addiction, because he recognizes that underneath all addictive behavior is an Essential Self that is whole and perfect.

TJ Woodward’s Conscious Recovery Method moves beyond simply treating behaviors and symptoms. It focuses on the underlying root causes that drive destructive patterns, while providing clear steps for letting go of core false beliefs that lead to addictive tendencies. Whether it is unresolved trauma, spiritual disconnection, or toxic shame, these challenges need to be addressed in order to achieve true and permanent freedom.



Lives truly hang in the balance, when it comes to the treatment of addictions, eating and mental health disorders. When most people approach us for help, they are at a tipping point. It’s critical that they receive care in a timely and efficient manner.

That’s why DBH applies evidence-based solutions that offer documented results and a track record of success. A key pillar of their Therapeutic Alliance, which also includes a skilled and licensed professional team, strategic intervention tools and long-term outcomes, these evidentiary applications have been developed through detailed scientific study.

They provide calm, comfortable surroundings that lend themselves to introspection and enlightenment. Their programs, which undergo monthly peer review, welcome the entire family into the restorative process, ensuring that valuable input is always respected and considered. Each of their individualized programs has shown strong documented success rates, supported by proactive, results-oriented aftercare. Operating recovery centers throughout the U.S., they rely on a consistent evidence-based approach to treatment.

Because they utilize fact-based programs and processes, their therapeutic model is strong and consistent, based on the treatment prescribed. Confusion is eliminated, enabling every team member to approach treatment in the same, scientifically-recognized manner. This also enables them to grow their company in a steady, cohesive manner, with a strategically recognizable brand.

They have been able to carve a distinctive niche within the industry using evidence-based treatment coupled with trauma-informed therapies, and other experiential therapies. It not only gives patients a clear game plan for restoration and recovery, but if offers loves ones and patients alike a renewed sense of hope.

Discovery Behavioral Health has been based on an integrative care model since their inception. They understand that every patient who seeks treatment with them is a complex and nuanced individual with unique needs in their recovery and their life.


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