Join us for our next Kolmac School Event in Washington DC on January 26, 2018, from 12-2 pm.
David J. Semanco, MS, MAC, CAADC, CSAC, CAC-AD Presents: ‘Professional Stigma: How We Endorse the Shame’
David Semanco, MS, MAC, CAADC, CSAC, CAC-AD is the Clinical Director at Serenity Acres Treatment Center in Crownsville, MD. He also is the President of the Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals (VAAP) and has served on the Board of Director of VAAP since 2010. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies (VSIAS), one of the premier training venues for addiction professionals in the Mid-Atlantic, and served as Chair of that organization in 2015 and 2017.
He has worked in hospital, residential, and outpatient settings providing director care and developing programs for both adults and adolescents.
David is dedicated to minimizing the stigma of addiction and is a strong proponent of innovative treatment methods which are underutilized in conventional treatment settings, but which have demonstrated successful outcomes through evidenced-based research. He has presented training sessions and workshops for a variety of organizations, including United Airlines, West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Virginia Counselors Association, George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, George Mason University, and several employee assistance programs. He holds a Master of Science in Human Services with an emphasis on addiction treatment.
David studied under noted neurofeedback researchers and pioneers Sue and Siegfried Othmer of EEG Info, Dr. Richard Soutar of the New Mind Center, and Bill Scott of BrainPaint.