Samantha Quinlan is the Founder and Conference Director of iCAAD. She has worked in the behavioral, mental and emotional health sector for 15 years and has an extensive knowledge and network on specialist issues and highlights across the addictions and behavioral health sector. In 2003, Sam founded the Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP) charity whilst also starting a residential addictions facility. Sam completed a foundation degree in general counselling in 2012; she is also a qualified facilitator of equine therapy. She has devised and delivered programs for vulnerable adults and young people, adolescents with extreme childhood trauma, work place leadership and solutions and adults with learning disabilities. Sam is committed to her own personal development and leadership skills and regularly attends conferences and intensive courses including the LCP at ONSITE workshops. She sits as co-chair on the UFENow ethics committee, as the co- chair to the International Collaborative Committee (cultural, migration and international ethical issues), and she is on the fundraising committee of International Animal Rescue. Her future aim is to provide a platform to support the end of modern slavery and human trafficking and to improve the psychosocial elements of communities that have suffered due to critical conflict.
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