San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015
Foundations Recovery Network, an innovative behavioral health treatment provider, is proud to announce the start of its 41st national conference by hosting the groundbreaking game designer and bestselling author Jane McGonigal, and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy as keynote speakers at the Innovations In Recovery Conference being held in San Diego, CA, March 30 – April 2, 2015 at the Hotel Del Coronado. The national conference brings together leading experts specializing in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and is the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped nearly half a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. Her inspiring and thought provoking TED Talks have garnered over 8 Million views.
Patrick J. Kennedy became the youngest member of the Kennedy family to hold elected office when, in 1988, he won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives at age 21. Since then, Kennedy went on to serve 16 years in the United States House of Representatives, representing Rhode Island’s first congressional district from 1994 to 2011. While in office, he distinguished himself as a leader on issues of healthcare, sciences, veterans, technology, civil rights, and mental health. As a founding member of the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus; the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus; and the Down Syndrome Caucus, Kennedy has been a tireless advocate for access to health and advancements in medical research.
The Innovations In Recovery conference includes a total of 6 keynote addresses and 28 breakout sessions designed to keep treatment professionals on the leading edge of unique approaches and essential therapeutic skill sets. The national conference focuses on breaking down barriers, tackling tough issues and defining specific approaches for specialty populations.
For more information about the conference or to register please visit: http://www.FoundationsEvents.com