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7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Hours
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM Hors d’oeuvres Networking Reception
5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Opens – Magnolia Ballroom

Sunday All Day Learning Intensive

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 

100. Mud, Water and Light: Experiential Adventures and Metaphor
Robert Chapman, MSSW, LMSW, LADAC, EMDR I & II
Supported by: Onsite

Level of Instruction: All

We will examine the task of introspection & the recovery path with a mythological perspective journeying to three introspective destinations emphasizing clinical applications & relevance. Creative group & individual experiential methods will be modeled, designed to assist in facilitating introspection, reprocessing & resourcing within the therapeutic process. Presentation of experiential techniques with emphasis on skill development. The power of metaphor will be emphasized while building practical skills. The techniques presented will include work with co-occurring disorders, addictions & attachments, trauma & core issues. Focus on modeling techniques as participants work their own issues to enhance ability to utilize techniques in your practice. Engaging theory & clinical formats for healing are presented as a “therapeutic set up” for experiential work. Experiential techniques will be modeled & processed one by one, connecting to phases of introspection. Experiential techniques can bring more animation, energy, or adventure in groups & individual sessions.

Sunday Special Event

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

101. Powering Up Women Leadership in Behavioral Health: THE CORE of Leadership Powering Up Your Culture
Jeri Davis, MBA
Cherlyne Short Majors, PhD
Tena Moyer, MD
Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC
Mary Woods, MS, BS
Jean Scallon, MA, FACHE
Supported by: Willow Institute, Jeri Davis International (JDi), Constellation Behavioral Health, Sierra Tucson WestBridge Family Services, Springstone, Inc.

Level of Instruction: All

Are you ready to take your organization to the next level of effectiveness? Attend this 6-hour session to identify and optimize the secrets of creating a great culture at very little cost! This Master Class addresses the unique and exciting challenges of developing a customer first culture that combats the increasing industry challenges of high turnover, staff shortages, and managing with less resources. Chockful of great, practical tips and techniques which will improve employee retention, client satisfaction and overall culture and profitability.

Hors d’oeuvres Reception

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Plenary

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

199. The Importance of Collaboration When Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
Jaime Vinck, LPC, NCC, CEIP
Tena Moyer, MD
Supported by: Sierra Tucson

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

In this complicated day and age, clients do not fit neatly into one diagnostic category. Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Medical are being challenged to break down the historical silos and respect one another’s “seat at the table” in terms of providing comprehensive treatment.

As the body of research and literature has expanded in the psychiatric, psychological and biological sciences, it is time to re-examine the construct of dual diagnosis and expand. This presentation will weave developmental theory, brain biology, polyvagal theory, family systems, psychodynamic theory, trauma and attachment theory into the Dual Diagnosis paradigm. We will discuss the importance of Collaborative, Integrated Treatment in healing the whole person, Furthermore, by using case studies, we will apply these concepts in such a way as to broaden our understanding of our patients so that we may develop more comprehensive, individualized and effective treatment models.

 

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7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Open 12 Step Meeting
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Hours

Monday Morning Plenary

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

 

200. Moving from Trauma Informed to Trauma Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi Modal Approach
Stephen Dansiger, PSYD, MFT
Supported by: Refuge Recovery Centers

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Addictions treatment has come a long way over the centuries, particularly since the advent of Alcoholics Anonymous over 80 years ago. For the past 2,600 years, Buddhist Mindfulness and the therapies and practices it has brought about have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people. Over the last 30 years, our insight into the treatment of trauma related disorders and difficulties has progressed, with Francine Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy being a particular highlight. Our understanding of the link between traumatic experiences and the difficulties and suffering of people with addictive disorders has grown. SAMSHA and other clinical bodies have indicated the need for additions treatment to follow the principles of trauma-informed care. This often experiential presentation will make clear the theory and research behind the development and implementation of both mindfulness and EMDR Therapy to engender not just trauma-informed care but trauma-focused care, using case studies and anecdotal evidence of how this model is progressing, with recommendations for further research and practice.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Monday Mid-Morning Workshops

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

 

225. Music Therapy in Early Recovery
Kathleen Murphy, PhD, MT-BC
Supported by: Loyola University-New Orleans

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

This session will provide an overview of music therapy and addictions treatment. The neurobiology of engagement in music listening and music making and its effect on reward circuitry will be explained. A review of research findings supporting the inclusion of music therapy in treatment will be presented. Case examples will be presented to demonstrate how music therapists address the biophysical, psychoemotional and psychospiritual domains of recovery. Criteria for referral to music therapy will be presented, along with suggestions for the use of music by professionals working in substance abuse treatment. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in music therapy experiences used in substance abuse treatment.

 

226. Validation and 12 Steps (Part One)
Eric Schmidt, MSW, LCSW, MBA
Supported by: New Roads Behavioral Health

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, is a highly requested topic. Now you have a chance to learn a key component of DBT, Validation strategy, from Eric Schmidt, a 20-year DBT practitioner.

DBT, a cognitive behavioral treatment originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder and suicidality, now is evidentially proven effective for substance dependence. Specifically, DBT Validation coupled with the 12-steps yields promising results.

Practitioners must possess multiple skills and styles in order to effectively apply DBT. This training seeks to introduce attendees to one of cornerstone techniques and concepts, Validation.

See the strategies in action and practice them yourself. Attendants will learn through listening to interactive presentations, observing role-plays, and participating in practice sessions/vignettes.

 

227. Adventure Therapy: More than Games
Ricardo Santiago, LMHC, MS
Nicky Treadway, LMHC, NCC, MA
Supported by: Adventures Therapy LLC & AION Recovery

Level of Instruction: Introductory

Adventure therapy is an emerging treatment model focusing on physical activity, nature environments and specially designed experiential activities to engage clients in novel and practical ways. This approach involves specially designed experiential activities designed to develop metaphors to facilitate deeper exploration of client challenges, elicit powerful emotions, and provide opportunity to practice coping skills and develop insight in a real-world environment. This workshop will introduce the major concepts of adventure therapy, illustrate the clinical methodology, present research findings on its effectiveness and illustrate application to substance abuse treatment. This workshop will involve some activities/games in addition to didactic/lecture.

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

228. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part One
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Level of Instruction: All

In this course, you examine the fundamental questions, “What is ethical communications in marketing?” and “Why is it so important?” With legal and marketing experts as your guides, you explore key issues related to ethical communications in marketing through the lens of state and federal regulations, including the Federal Trade Commission. You consider how to best promote transparent, truthful, and substantiated marketing statements while avoiding false, misleading, and unfair ones. You also examine the increasingly important role of professional ethics as it
relates to social networking and social media.

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

Session 1
-Introductions
-What is ethical communications in marketing?
-Why is ethical communications in marketing important?

Monday Luncheon

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

 

250. Music’s Healing Power in Recovery in Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
John McAndrew
Mary Woods, MA, NH
Troy Pulas, MD
Supported by: Cumberland Heights and WestBridge Family Services

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

Recent studies show us that music has healing effects as well as triggering effect in recovery from Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. When we hear music, Dopamine is released in the brain that creates pleasure and we know that memories are associated with music which can trigger happiness or trauma. This session will review how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. John will perform several compositions to describe the events in Recovery that make a difference people with dual diagnosis disorders.

Monday Early Afternoon Workshops

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

253. Oxycontin With a Whiskey Chaser: Understanding and Addressing Substance Use Disorders and Related Comorbidities in Older Adult Populations
John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP, ICADC
Supported by: Origins Behavioral HealthCare

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

The demographic makeup of the US is changing with a shift towards a growing elderly population. With Baby Boomers moving into retirement, trends in substance abuse and addiction amongst older adults is increasing at alarming rates. Physical and mental health related comorbidities such as chronic pain are common in this population and often contribute to confusion of the clinical presentation. This workshop will explore the unique issues of opioid and other substance abuse and treatment as it relates to older adults. We will explore trends in aging, the unique effects of drugs (illicit, prescription, and alcohol) on the aging body, related comorbidities, and specific treatment needs of older adults who require clinical or medical intervention for any type of substance abuse or addiction. Understanding the distinctions of two MAT classifications helps to distinguish safe and effective treatment interventions and after care plans.

 

254. Validation and 12 Steps (Part Two)
Eric Schmidt, MSW, LCSW, MBA
Supported by: New Roads Behavioral Health

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, is a highly requested topic. Now you have a chance to learn a key component of DBT, Validation strategy, from Eric Schmidt, a 20-year DBT practitioner.

DBT, a cognitive behavioral treatment originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder and suicidality, now is evidentially proven effective for substance dependence.

Specifically, DBT Validation coupled with the 12-steps yields promising results.

Practitioners must possess multiple skills and styles in order to effectively apply DBT. This training seeks to introduce attendees to one of cornerstone techniques and concepts, Validation.

See the strategies in action and practice them yourself. Attendants will learn through listening to interactive presentations, observing role-plays, and participating in practice sessions/vignettes.

 

255. A Multi-Faceted Approach to Cravings Management
Doug Paul, LPC, CPCS
Supported by: Foundations Recovery Network

Level of Instruction: All

The DSM 5 added “cravings” to the criteria for substance use disorders in October, 2015. Just as addiction can impact every area of life, so too must the approach for cravings management. The goals for this workshop will be to review the literature on cravings management techniques, discuss cravings management medications and elicit a discussion of multi-faceted approaches that have worked for those on the front lines of SUD treatment. This dynamic presentation is both experiential and educational with the use of mixed-media and pop-culture references.

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

 

256. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part Two
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Session 2
-Federal (FTC) regulations
-What is misleading or unfair communication?
-Avoidance of false advertising
-Q&A

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Monday Late Afternoon Workshops

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

 

275. Let It All Go: Music Therapy with Women With Addictions
Susan Gardstrom, PhD, MT-BC
Supported by: University of Dayton

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

In this workshop, the profession of music therapy will be briefly defined and training requirements outlined. Attendees will learn about objectivist and interpretivist research that supports the use of music therapy with individuals with addictions. Experience-oriented music therapy will be defined and specific treatment aims and benefits for women in residential treatment highlighted, with emphases on not only what therapists perceive as advantageous, but also what service-users themselves identify as useful in their treatment process and ongoing recovery. The presenter will describe music therapy on a 28-day, women-only unit and engage attendees in listening, composing, performing, and improvising experiences employed regularly on the unit. Suggestions for the use of music by other professionals will be offered.

 

276. Spiritual Self-care in Trauma Informed Treatment and Clinical Supervision
Jim Yoxall, CSC
Carrie Fraser
Supported by: Pavillon Treatment Center and Next Door

Level of Instruction: All

Trauma and secondary trauma is our everyday reality, we live and work in the midst of it. SAMHSA’s protocol for Trauma-Informed Care incorporates spirituality explicitly in self-care and notes that “a strong sense of spiritual connection can enhance counselors’ resilience and ability to cope.” Commitment to spiritual self care in clinical practice and supervision is essential to the health and well being of clinicians. Our spiritual health affects our clients and their families. This workshop focuses on learning skills to stay spiritually healthy as you work with traumatized clients and their families. We will provide resources and methods and encourage significant participant interaction to practice skills in this area, learning to better attend to meaning, purpose, belonging, identity, heritage, and hope in patient and supervisory care.

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

277. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part Three
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Session 3
-State guidelines and restrictions
-What is misleading or unfair communication?
-Marketing claims compliance
-Q&A

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

 

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7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Open 12 Step Meeting
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Hours

Tuesday Morning Plenary

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

 

300. Panel and Experience on Music Therapy for Addictions Treatment
Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC
Kathleen Murphy, PhD, MT-BC
Susan Gardstrom, PhD, MT-BC
James Hiller, PhD, MT-BC
Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI
Supported by: Temple University, Loyola University-New Orleans, University of Dayton

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

This panel will comprise 5 music therapy university educators and authors with experience in addictions treatment or related areas. It is suggested that this be a lunchtime presentation. there will be a brief overview of the uses of music therapy for addictions treatment with some examples of music therapy experiences, including lyric analysis and music therapy improvisation.

Sober Home Management Track

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

 

301. How to Build Referral Sources (No CEs Available)
Trey Laird
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

Come listen to treatment centers tell you what they look for and how they vet sober livings that they choose to refer their clients to. You will also hear from some sober livings that have successfully built great referral relationships with some of the best treatment centers in their areas.

Morning Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Tuesday Mid-Morning Workshops

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

 

325. Music Therapy with Men in a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
James Hiller, PhD, MT-BC
Supported by: University of Dayton

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

This experiential and didactic session draws on an approach to providing music therapy for a 28-35 day Men’s Residential Unit of an SUD treatment facility in Dayton, OH. This work draws on music-centered, cognitive, psychodynamic, and resource-oriented perspectives, focusing on both experiencing music for self-learning and examining music as a healthy resource for post-treatment maintenance of sobriety. Attendees will experience music engagement strategies that fall under Improvisational, Receptive (i.e., listening), and Composition Methods aimed toward enhanced self-understanding and coping. This “integral” approach (Wilbur, 1993, Bruscia, 2014) draws from a music-centered perspective focusing on engagement in creative, expressive, and relational music experiences with subsequent verbal processing of experiences at varying levels depending on group dynamics and individual readiness and in accordance with the most relevant perspective in the moment such as cognitive, psychodynamic, or resource-oriented concepts. Music therapy concepts that may enhance work in verbal and other modalities will be examined.

 

326. Bridging the Gap between 12-Step Recovery & Co-Occurring Disorders
James Gamache, MSW, MLADC, ICAADC
Gordon Woods, AS
Supported by: WestBridge Inc.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

The workshop will review traditional treatment methods verses evidenced based practices and challenge current treatment myths and misconceptions of participants who struggle with Co-Occurring disorders. The workshop will explore the barriers that participants and providers face when 12 step support meetings are a recommendation and how to overcome them. The workshop will review in detail the steps necessary through evidenced based practices to introduce, orientate and integrate participants who struggle with Co-Occurring disorders into the 12 step community using specific strategies that WestBridge has developed over the past 15 years. Attendees will hear two participant perspectives on how specific treatment strategies supported their attendance and participation in the 12 step community and how 12 step meetings support their overall wellness and recovery.

 

327. Trauma and Recovery: The Biology of Trauma and Nervous System Injury
David Cato, MSW, LCSW, TCT, SEP
Supported by: Sierra Tucson

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Presenter David Cato will explore the different types of trauma, how trauma presents physiologically and strategies and techniques that can be applied effectively by therapists and addiction professionals in their practices that can facilitate a full and healthy recovery for their clients. Participants will be able to develop an understanding of trauma, what happens in the body and how to begin healing it in this experiential presentation.

Sober Home Management Track

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

 

328. How to Keep Up With Regulations (No CEs Available)
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

The regulatory landscape is constantly changing. Local governments are imposing restrictions on what sober livings need to do to continue to operate. Hear from some of the experts in the field about what is currently happening on the regulatory front so you can make sure to stay ahead of upcoming regulations.

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

329. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part Four
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Session 4
-Internet advertising
-Deceptive and unfair advertising
-Transparency
-Substantiation
-Testimonials
-Q&A

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

Tuesday Luncheon

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

 

350. Healing Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms: Treatment Considerations
Andrea G. Barthwell, MD, Medical Advisor
Supported by: Treatment Management Behavioral Healthcare

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Every living organism has a natural rhythm. These rhythms are disrupted by illness, particularly drug and alcohol use. A drug can create false sleep. A drug can stimulate alertness. A drug can suppress appetite. Another can stimulate appetite.

This workshop explores the science behind living rhythmically, strategies that promote and restore natural rhythms, and the role of sleep, nutrition, meditation, and exercise in the 21st century approach to healing oneself in recovery.

Sober Home Management Track

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

 

351. Research on the Efficacy of Sober Living Houses & Strategies for Increasing Peer Support for Recovery (No CEs Available)
Douglas L. Polcin, EdD
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

Doug Polcin is one of the leading experts and researchers on sober livings. He will be speaking about his research, the efficacy of peer support, and how to encourage residents to support one another’s recovery. He will also be providing the audience with practical tips on how to involve house managers in creating an environment that encourages peer support.

Tuesday Early Afternoon Workshops

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

352. Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Improve Your Results & Bottom Line
Joanna Conti, BS, MS
Supported by: Vista Research Group, Inc.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Using patient-reported data to inform clinical care helps patients get better faster. In fact, research findings are so strong that the Joint Commission has required all accredited behavioral health organizations to start using patient-reported outcomes measures by January 2018. We’ll explain why it works so well, share real-world stories of how it has helped counselors provide better treatment to their patients, discuss implementation options, and demonstrate how to use your results to improve your program’s profitability.

 

353. Co-Occurring Illness in Young Adults: Thought disorders and substance use
Dawn Collinge, LPC, NCC, MAC, ACS
Zack Garner, LAPC
Supported by: Skyland Trail

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

This presentation will focus on the challenge of working with young adults who are experiencing their first episode of a thought disorder and who have a history of using mood-altering substances. Utilizing case studies to demonstrate, the signs and symptoms of the major thought disorders will be reviewed with particular attention given to differentiating from the signs and symptoms of substance/medication induced psychotic disorders and the signs and symptoms of substance withdrawal. The importance of developing a timeline of psychotic symptoms and of substance use, the age of onset of the prodrome and the first use of substances, and the symptoms that occurred during times when the client was clean and sober will be emphasized. The role of the family in treatment and ongoing support, the role of abstinence and the importance of 12 Step program involvement in the client’s ongoing management of their recovery will be stressed.

 

354. Attachment, Connection, and the 12 Steps
Michael Dinneen, LCSW, CACIII, CSAT
Stefan Bate, BA, MA, LAC
Supported by: Valiant Living & Jaywalker Lodge

Level of Instruction: All

True connection and intimacy cannot be fully realized without healthy attachment. Michael Dinneen will describe the process of healing relationships and growing spiritually through experiential therapies such as EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) attachment work. The workshop will help attendees develop tools to help the people they serve from stage I to stage II recovery. As a robust recovery maintenance approach, increased resiliency and dynamic wellness emerge in the therapy process. EFT is a systems approach and contemporary treatment approaches show greater success when systemic issues are addressed, specifically through attachment work from the beginning of recovery. The greater attention given to understanding family systems based attachment work for clients, the greater likelihood for clarity of relapse trigger identification, stabilization of recovery across the client support system, yielding an integrated and diversified recovery growth. All of these concerns allow for more efficient and effective integration of structured interventions in the therapy.

Sober Home Management Track

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

355. Allowing MAT (No CEs Available)
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

Learn more about what is happening in the world of medically assisted treatment. Hear from doctors and other leaders in the industry tell you more about MAT so that you can determine whether offering housing to MAT clients is right for your house.

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

 

356. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part Five
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Session 5
-Professional ethics and social networking
-Social media
-Electronic communications
-Maintaining standards
-Ethical considerations
-Q&A

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Tuesday Late Afternoon Workshops

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

 

375. Music Therapy in Addiction Treatment: Strategies for physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery
Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI
Supported by: Radford University

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

This session will use both didactic and experiential methods to give attendees a solid foundation of the role of music therapy in the treatment setting. This session will discuss the theories that inform the clinical work including constructs and principles from CBT, existential/humanistic, psychodynamic, and transpersonal models.

The session will begin with a brief overview of the addictive process and current understanding of substance use disorders followed by a discussion of how music therapy can support a 12-step approach on the levels of bio-physical, psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual recovery. The use of song discussion and mindfulness to explore themes related to the 12-steps and the use of music and imagery to address physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery will be illustrated with clinical examples. The session will include a general review of the research evidence supporting music therapy in substance dependence treatment.

 

376. The Role of Parents in Young Adults Sustaining Recovery
Diana Clark, JD, MA
Supported by: Turnbridge

Level of Instruction: All

While technically of adult years, many young adults who struggle with Substance Use Disorders and other co-occurring disorders lack the tools and capacity to cope with the demands of recovery and other life challenges. As a result, parents often fill in the gaps of their young adults’ functioning and unwittingly promote continued dysfunction and regression. This session discusses how to engage parents in the treatment and recovery process and the relevant information and support they need to stop “over-functioning” and instead, focus on family recovery. Through the use of a PowerPoint presentation, case studies and worksheets, presenters lead the group to understand the importance of family involvement and the methods to successfully engage parents in the recovery process.

Sober Home Management Track

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

 

377. Open Forum (No CEs Available)
Moderated by Eva Hibnick

Level of Instruction: Introductory/Intermediate

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get into a room with some of the leaders in the industry and ask any questions you want. Some topics we will cover: offering case management/mentoring post sober living, how to measure outcomes, policies. pricing and procedures etc. We will solicit questions from the audience. You won’t want to miss this panel!

Certificate in Addiction Treatment Marketing (Courses Toward a Certificate In Addiction Treatment Marketing (C-ATM)) Course

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

378. Ethical Communications in Marketing: Part Six
Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC
Supported by: Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Session 6
-Collecting patient data
-Marketing uses of data
-Selling data and patient brokering
-Summary review
-Q&A

This course qualifies as one of six courses in the C-ATM Certification (note that 36 hours are required for certification which can be completed online).

 

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7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Open 12 Step Meeting
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration Hours

Wednesday Morning Plenary

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

 

400. “De-escalating Anger and Potential Violence” Management of Anger and Aggression
Cardwell Nuckols, PhD
Supported by: Burning Tree

Level of Instruction: Intermediate/Advanced

Most of us have very strong reactions toward a client, patient, offender, consumer or employee demonstrating angry emotion and potentially out-of-control behavior. Sometimes our reactions become part of the problem instead of the solution. This presentation can help change these uncomfortable scenarios into potentially positive corrective experiences. Anger and aggression are best viewed from a multiple causation set of glasses. This skills training event will look at anger and aggression as a symptom of numerous disorders including addiction, personality disorders (antisocial and borderline, for example), as a learned coping survival strategy, as a manifestation of the ego, in relationship to self-esteem, etc. The latest scientific understanding of this group of individuals will be addressed while placing emphasis on verbal and behavioral management, along with the demonstration of empirically proven strategies such as relaxation and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Wednesday Morning Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Closing Plenary

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

425. Maximizing Margins: An Ethical Approach to Billing, Payor Diversity & New Business Growth
Jonathan De Carlo, CAC III
Supported by: C4 Consulting

Level of Instruction: Advanced

In the contemporary landscape, the shifting sands of margin management are a moving target at the foundation of every business. Learning to respond to the conditions of payor sources and stabilizing growth in operating margins presents as an evolving objective. While discussing the challenges of payor mix and payor balance, this presentation will examine current trends in insurance billing and coding and explore the ethical boundaries on common practices. We will provide examples of billing criteria for various codes and criteria from major commercial payor sources that are required We will explore examples of how to capture current services being offered by providers for new billing opportunities through an ethical lens. In addition, we will explore shifts in payor mix, examine in-network and out of network insurance trends, and explore new business growth opportunities available in public and private sectors.

 

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