Diane Feffer


Join us for the 4th Annual Caron Cares Educational Symposium

Theme: Making the Connection

Caron Cares is an informative and inspirational symposium offering an opportunity for parents, families and professionals to learn about addiction and its impact on our community. 

Continuing education credits will be offered.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lover's Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75220

Honorary Chairperson:

James Olan Hutcheson, President and Managing Partner, ReGENERATION Partners and Founding Chair, Caron Texas Board of Directors 


Community Leadership Award

Dr. Don Benton
Retired Lover's Lane UMC Pastor

Community Leadership Award

Twelfth Step Ministry


Schedule of Events:

8:00 am         Registration    /  Registration link:

8:30  am        Breakfast/Opening Remarks/Invocation

                        Keynote Speaker - Ann Smith, MS, LMFT, Executive Director, Breakthrough at Caron

10:15 am       Session 1 Workshops

11:30 am       Session 2 Workshops

12:30 pm       Lunch
                        Keynote Speaker - Doug Tieman, CEO & President, Caron Treatment Centers

1:30               Q&A

Session 1 Workshops - 10:15 am - 11:15 am

  • The 12-Steps as Medicine for Addiction (CEU) 
    Kenneth W. Thompson, MD, FASAM, Medical Director, Caron Treatment Centers
    Learn and discuss how Twelve Step interventions can be discussed in similar terms as medications.  Issues such as dosing, effectiveness, mechanism of action and side effects will be explored. 
  • This Land of Strangers - The Relationship Crisis that Imperils Home, Work, Faith and Politics 
    Robert  E. Hall, noted author, consultant, and speaker on relationships
    This workshop will highlight how the mega-trend of broad relationship decline is both a contributing cause of and a healing source for the mental health and addiction challenges we face.
  • Relationships and Recovery for Geniuses, Dummies and other Pilgrims (CEU)
    Gary G Kindley, D. Min., LPC Intern, CMAT, CSAT Candidate - Pastoral Psychotherapist
    Explore the unique challenges and opportunities of relationships when addiction/recovery is present.  Geared for professionals working with couples and persons in a relationship, this presentations will be both didactic and interactive, offering tools for counselors, tips for couples, and always time to laugh at ourselves
  • Let Go or Be Dragged.  Facing Addiction in Your Family and Friends
    Kimberly Williams, LPC, Family Counselor, Caron Texas
    This Zen proverb speaks to those who are experiencing addiction in a friend or family member. Explore the 3 C’s of recovery.  You may have heard them before, “You didn’t cause it, you can’t control it and you can’t cure it.”  But what can you do?  What does healthy support look like?  How do you take care of you in the process?  Join Kimberly and family members she has worked with to find solutions that will work for you and your loved ones.

Session 2 Workshops - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

For further information about Caron Cares, please contact Barb Reynolds at 214.491.3515 or

Professional & Individual Tickets:  $50. 

Student Tickets: $25. 

Link for registration:


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