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Friday, June 1, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Caron Treatment Centers
Large FEP Room
243 N. Galen Hall Rd.
Wernersville, PA 19565

Registration is required.
For More Information:
Jamie Hamm 800-678-2332 ext. 6117 JHamm@caron.org

There are approximately 7.6 million high school athletes in the U.S., making up approximately half of their high school population. Of these student athletes, only 6% will have the opportunity to play sports in college. This competitive dynamic, at both the high school and collegiate level, has increased stress and performance anxiety, as well as a willingness to do whatever it takes to gain a competitive edge. Peak Performance and SBIRT Program brings what Caron Treatment Center does best to support this growing need.

About The Presenters
Tina George
Tina George

Tina George, MSW works at Caron Treatment Center as a Coordinator in the Student Assistance Department since 2006. Although most of her time is spent in Pennsylvania, Tina does travel the East Coast doing professional development trainings and student programming. More recently, Tina has developed and delivered substance abuse prevention and education programming specific to student-athletes, coaches and parents of athletes at high school and universities.

Joe Garbely
Dr. Joseph Garbely

As Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director at Caron Treatment Centers, Dr. Joseph Garbely oversees all medical treatment at Caron’s Pennsylvania facility including detoxification and medicine related interventions. He collaborates on medical research, Caron’s older adult program, as well as Caron’s chronic pain and healthcare professionals’ programs. Dr. Garbely also oversees the Spiritual Care team at Caron.

Dr. Garbely previously served as the Associate Medical Director at Caron and has been in the field of addiction medicine for more than 10 years. He is Board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Internal Medicine and has an extensive background in treating addicted individuals, including healthcare professionals, executives, and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He has also worked to develop innovative treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-Step philosophy.

Dr. Michael McCormick

Michael A. McCormick, D.O. received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University and then graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his general rotating internship at PCOM/City Avenue Hospital and then finished a five year General Surgery residency at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. Michael then joined Avalon Surgical, P.C. in Sheffield, AL before purchasing his own surgical practice, which he grew for the next seven years, during which time he was Chief of Surgery at Helen Keller Hospital. In 2013 Michael, opened and still runs Express Med of King of Prussia. Michael was always drawn to addiction medicine and he started his fellowship in addiction medicine at Caron in August 2015 and became staff physician in September 2016. Michael is a recipient of the Next Generation Award for fellows in addiction medicine concentrating on adolescents, awarded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation. As part of his award, his concentration is on teaching SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) to physicians, psychologists, counselors, nurses and other service professionals. Dr. McCormick provides care to Caron’s Healthcare Professionals Unit, Relapse and Detox Units.


Additional Information

Peak Performance information will include:

  • Explanation of the unique risk factors that make athletes more vulnerable to substance abuse than non-athletes.
  • Scope of substance abuse for athletes.
  • The impact of commonly abused substances on athletes and the effect on performance.
  • Ways to maintain peak performance without the use of substances throughout the season so that both personal and team goals can be achieved.

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Information will include:

  • An explanation of this comprehensive approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services that can be used with athletes who are using substances.
  • Select and utilize tobacco, alcohol, and drug use screening tools with students.
  • Perform brief interventions for tobacco and substance use problems with students.
  • Refer students to the appropriate type of substance abuse treatment center and/or specialist.
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