Preliminary Schedule*

The NAADAC 2015 Annual Conference Learn ★ Connect ★ Advocate ★ Succeed will feature a broad array of topics and formats, including four all-day pre-conference seminars on October 9, daily keynote speakers in plenary sessions, breakout workshops, and events on October 10 - 12, and a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional leaders and advocate for the addiction profession on October 13. The Annual Conference will also feature an Awards Luncheon to honor outstanding addiction-focused professionals from around the nation and an evening event to support the NAADAC Education & Research Foundation (NERF). In evenings, attendees can earn more education credits with an optional movie night or enjoy their time in Washington, D.C. with a Monument Night Tour, a show by Capitol Steps in the Ronald Regan Building, or exploring on their own.

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

Preliminary Schedule by Day

Pre-Conference Seminars

Sunday, October 11th

Friday, October 9th

Monday, October 12th

Saturday, October 10th

Hill Day - Tuesday, October 13th

 

 


 

 

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 9, 2015

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM: REGISTRATION

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

The Ins and Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery for Alcohol and Opioid Dependence - presented by Misti Storie, MS, NCC
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Over the past decade, the treatment of substance use disorders has entered into a new phase where medications can play a vital role in helping someone recover. This all-day training presents how new advancements in pharmacotherapy can augment traditional evidence-based treatment practices for alcohol and opioid dependence. The psychopharmacology of alcohol and opioid dependence will be provided, with a detailed comparison of the FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for both. We will also discuss how to integrate appropriate motivational skills to help the individual move through the Stages of Change. The goal of this training is to learn about medication-assisted treatment and recovery in a way that challenges ideas and perceptions and to present unbiased information that can be used to assess the best possible treatment options for clients.
 
What Using The ASAM Criteria Really Means: Skill-Building and Systems Change - presented by David Mee-Lee, MD
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The all-day training will explain what using The ASAM Criteria really means; and increase skills in applying the ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment in individualized treatment. To truly implement the spirit and content of the Criteria, systems changes are also needed and will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring clinical and care management cases to focus application of The ASAM Criteria. There will also be opportunity to learn about The ASAM Criteria software now branded as Continuum â„¢, The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine.
 
Marijuana Impact on the Developing Adolescent Brain (Part I) and the Evolving Science of Relapse and Recovery (Part II) - presented by Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC-V, CADC III
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Part I (Morning Session): An increasing number of stated have now legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. This despite the fact that it is still a federal Schedule I controlled substance. Medical evidence demonstrates new higher potency pot, extracts (“edibles and BHO”), and especially the new synthetic cannabinoids (“Spice”) result in addiction as well as major medical and mental health problems. Developing adolescent brains are the most vulnerable for negative life, medical and emotional consequences of marijuana use. Part I of this all-day training will look at marijuana as a drug, its medical and abuse potential, and key neuro-sequential developments in the adolescent brain. The botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of marijuana will be presented. Cannabis Use Disorder (8-9% prevalence) and new health risks from its use will conclude this presentation.

Part II (Afternoon Session): Addiction, like other chronic persistent medical disorders (e.g. diabetes) is a progressive, relapsing, incurable and fatal condition. Recrudescence of addiction is stigmatized though it may occur with less frequency than relapse in other disorders. Science is beginning to unravel the enigma of why some relapse more than others: slow recovery brain activity, dysfunctions in memory/learning processes and hypersensitivity of the hormonal stress cycle results in cravings and inappropriate unconscious behaviors that produce variances in relapse vulnerability. This presentation will review the current science of craving that result in relapse. Various relapse prevention tools effective in preventing recrudescence and promoting long-term sobriety will be reviewed. The brain is resilient and capable of reestablishing increased functionality with sustained abstinence but it takes several months to do so.

 
The Business of Addiction Treatment: The Impact of ACA - presented by Kim Johnson, PhD, MBA
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This all day workshop will provide a brief overview of the current impact of ACA on addiction specialty treatment and offer practical advice and activities for thriving in the current environment.  We will walk through a strategic planning process where each participant will identify new opportunities and develop initial implementation plans.  Participants in this one day work shop will leave with a work plan and immediate next steps.
 
SAP/DOT Qualification and Re-Qualification Course - presented by Wanda McMichael, CAC II, NCAC II, SAP
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This 2-day/12-hour training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals(SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).
 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: NEW MEMBER/STUDENT RECEPTION

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: WELCOME RECEPTION

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

 
 

Saturday - October 10, 2015

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM: REGISTRATION

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM: EXHIBIT HALL

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM: 

KEYNOTE & KICK-OFF CEREMONY - Embracing the Changing Environment with NAADAC-Presented by Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LISAC, NCC, LPC, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCACII, CDCIII, SAP, H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM
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After brief opening and welcoming remarks, NAADAC’s President and Executive Director will give an overview on the state of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and reveal NAADAC’s strategy and initiatives for the addiction profession, including workforce initiatives, maintaining addiction as a specialty discipline within the healthcare system, addiction-specific licensure in every state, and higher salaries and tuition reimbursement for addiction professionals. In addition, H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM, former director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be honored with NAADAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and will speak on issues relevant to the future of the addiction profession.

 

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: PRE-CONFERENCE PART II

SAP/DOT Qualification and Re-Qualification Course - presented by Wanda McMichael, CAC II, NCAC II, SAP
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This 2-day/12-hour training and the accompanying written exams meet the standards for Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) and other clinicians with the appropriate pre-requisite credentials to become qualified or re-qualified to practice under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ICD-10/DSM-5 in Graphics to Facilitate Differential Diagnosing - presented by Jerry Mobley, PhD, LPC, MAC
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Using original graphical representation of ICD-10/DSM-5 disorders and diagnostic criteria, this presentation discusses the current ICD/DSM process and distinguishes among the mental health categories and substance issues and considers comorbidity. Substance issues could cause symptoms that look like mental/nervous disorders, but mental health issues can produce symptoms that look like substance issues. To further complicate the diagnostic process, mental health and substance issues can occur at the same time, and sometimes the mental health treatment includes substances that become the problem. Case studies will apply the graphics to clarify a process for making diagnoses and organize the variations in neurodevelopmental and impulsive/conduct disorders, schizophrenia/psychotic disorders and bipolar disorders, anxiety-driven disorders, and personality disorders.

 
Addiction Within Families - presented by Jona Olafsdottir, MSW, PhD (c)
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This session reviews a study, which used qualitative and quanitative research methods to learn how families of diagnosed chemical dependent persons experience the influence of drug abuse on the family life. In general there is lack of research on the impact of the disease of addiction, one family member's on other members in the family. Negative effect of drinking habits one of the family members is big factor in communication and emotional feelings on other individuals in the family. Common psychological consequences of the disease of addiction on family members are anger, stress, anxiety, hopelessness, shame and isolation. This study could lead to an improved knowledge for professionals in treatment chemical dependent persons and there family.

 
Process Addiction, Why Can't I Stop? - presented by John Gordon, Jr, MHS, CASAC, ICADC
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The session will provide an overview of process addiction. The constellation of factors linked to the development of drug and alcohol addiction and other compulsive behaviors will be explored.

 
HIPAA-HITECH Compliance 2015 - presented by Jay Ostrowski, MA, LPC-S, NCC, DCC, ACS
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This workshop will use real-life examples to help participants understand the theory and practice of privacy and security along the way to becoming HIPAA-HITECH compliant. A brief history of HIPAA-HITECH and Federal Trade Commission policies will help participants understand what is now required for all providers, even those who are not technically a Covered Entity, and the associated penalties for all mental health providers. A step-by-step process will be provided to help participants undergo their own required Risk Analysis. They will also receive instruction on how to write their own polices and create the 12 required documents necessary for HIPAA-HITECH compliance.

 
Treating Emerging Young Adult Alcoholics with Substance Use Disorders - presented by C.C. Nuckols, PhD
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This emerging young adult population has difficulty with treatment programs designed for more mature adults. Their subjective experience of life is much different than that of someone who has already achieved some success in the social and business world. Often they need habilitation instead of being candidates for rehabilitation. This skills development training will give participants hands-on techniques based upon neurobiological and social science evidence. Neuroplastic changes are necessary to allow the prefrontal cortex to develop the abilities for formalized thought, management of affect and relationship skills. Without these skills the patient will not have an opportunity for life enhancement- to hold a good job, to raise a child and to be a part of a committed relationship.
Extreme Love Addiction : The CoDependent and The Borderline - presented by Cheri DeMoss, MA, LCPC, CAADC, MAC, NCACII, NCRS
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We've all dealt with those in relationships where the writing is on the wall and the writing says, in bold neon lights: "Get Out of This Relationship - No Good Will Come of This" and yet they stay. The Borderline-CoDependnet bond is one of the most drama-filled, roller-coaster-of-a-ride, addictive relationships you can have. This relationship is difficult & complex to navigate because of the unique patterns prevent either partner from doing healthy behaviors. If you have ever worked with this couple & felt stuck, this workshop is designed to give you direct, clear answers, information, and options. By learning how to recognize this type of addiction, you will be better able to prioritize & implement effective treatment strategies. We will focus on exclusive strategic implementation techniques to assist this couple.
 
Energy Psychology: A New Paradigm for Trauma-Informed Care - presented by Michael DeMolina, MS, LPCS, CDCS, MAC, DCEP
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Energy Psychology (EP) is a family of integrative approaches to psychotherapy rooted in mind-body healing traditions that are up to 5,000 years old. EP methods blend the bio-energetic insights of these traditions with the best of contemporary psychological practice, and have been refined through 35 years of modern clinical experience. Starting with an overview of the neuro-biology of trauma and addictions, this presentation will also explore the latest research and possible mechanisms of action of Energy-based Interventions. A practical, hands-on workshop, strategies for evaluating patients, ego strengthening, stabilization and step-by-step instructions for trauma processing will be taught. Complete with ample demonstrations, in-course practice and direct coaching for success, students will have a trauma-informed technology that they can use immediately upon completion of the course.

 
The MEPS Mobile, a Paradigm for Recovery - presented by Mark Loftis, PhD, LADAC, SPE, LPC, MHSP
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While commonly recognized by counselors, the four primary domains of life (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) as being important, many helping professionals may not always appreciate how individual differences in the four domains may influence the therapeutic relationship and how differing interventions may be more or less beneficial depending on the client's unique profile. The MEPS Mobile offers a paradigm for individualized assessment, interventions, and treatment planning as well as a powerful tool for use in psycho-education. The MEPS Mobile Assessment was developed to help clinicians determine which of the four domains the individual client orients themselves to in life's challenges by producing a profile that shows individual preferences and personal default coping patterns.

 
Using a Clinical Decision Support Tool to Match Patients to Treatment for Opiate Dependence - presented by Peter Luongo, PhD, LCSW-C
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This workshop will discuss the development of an online Clinical Decision Support Tool (CDST). The presentation includes a discussion of the data and current guidelines for the treatment of opiate dependence that were used to construct the decision pathways to match patients to appropriate treatment, the results of initial field trials and future development. Additionally, there will be a demonstration of the tool with workshop participants. Participants will be offered the opportunity to secure a login and password to preview and use the CDST at their respective clinical sites.

 
Developing Self-Efficacy: Addiction Counseling Interns in Field Experiences - presented by Joan Standora, PhD and Monica Jospeh, PhD
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Outcomes data from students need to be obtained in order to evaluate counselor training effectiveness. The Addiction Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale (ACSES), a self-report instrument used to measure addiction counseling self-efficacy beliefs, is associated with addiction counseling skills such as individual and group counseling, and assessment and treatment planning. This presentation highlights the preliminary results of data obtained from a convenience sample of students at an urban community college during a two-semester addiction counseling internship. Time I, II and III data were compared to determine if students experienced any differences in the levels of their addiction counseling self-efficacy beliefs.

 
Treating the “T” in LGBT - presented by Marsha Partington, MA, LADC
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To work effectively with Trans clients, it is critical that clinicians understand their own identities and biases. It is through the identification and acknowledgement of our own "lens of Privilege" that we can learn to work more effectively with our clients. In this workshop, participants will come to understand the transgender population as a diverse group of individuals, comprised of clients whose gender identities are distinct from their sexual orientation. Through group discussion of core elements of sexual and gender identity, understanding the gender and sexuality continuums, and increasing awareness of our own cisgender privilege, participants will be more powerful positioned to help trans clients explore, accept and integrate their core identities into the world in a healthier manner.

 
Committed to Working with Minority Populations or Transition Age Youth (16–25)? This Master’s Degree Tuition Stipend May Be for You! - presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & HeidiAnne Werner
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The President’s plan to increase behavioral health services for youth includes increasing the number of culturally competent master’s level addiction counselors available to underserved minority populations with a specific focus on transition age youth (ages 16–25). The plan is called Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors. This grant-funded program provides tuition stipends for students in the final year of their addiction counseling Master’s degree program. This is the first time funds have been made available for addiction counseling, and NAADAC (NMFP-AC) was selected to identify candidates and award tuition stipends. Learn about the requirements for this historic program, and about the first cohort of Fellows. Find out how you can volunteer to participate as a mentor or reviewer for this program.

 

11:30 PM - 1:30 PM: NAADAC Executive Committee & NCC AP Joint Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM: MEMBERSHIP LUNCH - Boxed Lunches with NAADAC Regional Caucuses

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Relapse Prevention Planning: Findings from an Investigation of SMART Recovery Participants - presented by Deirdre O'Sullivan, PhD, CRC
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Presentation will focus on key concepts pertaining to relapse-prevention and peer-support, based on our investigations of Self Management And Recovery Training participants. An overview of effective relapse prevention considerations, peer support models, and our research findings on important relapse reduction factors are included. Our research supports some of the factors found in previous studies conducted on 12 step members, as well as some surprises. Our findings will be presented in light of best practices for clinicians working with clients at risk for relapse. Interactive discussion with audience includes how to assess clients for peer support model fit, how to assess clients at risk for relapse and how to enhance efficacy for best outcomes. Research findings presented and interactive discussion are relevant to researchers as well as practitioners and students.

 
Eating on the Edge: A Study of Dietary Habits and Nutritional Status Among Street Drug Addicts - presented by Mone Eli Saeland
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This presentation will discuss how regular drug abuse relates to malnutrition and infections, and why dietary interventions tailored to fit the needs of persons with substance use disorders are necessary to improve their nutritional status and health. We will discuss a study of195 persons on the street with substance use disorders, all polydrugusers presently under the influence of up to eleven drugs, of whom64% had limited access to food and 90% had harmful infections.Findings were supported by anthropometric and biochemical measures.
 
Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based, Family Therapy Approach to Treating Teen Substance Abuse - presented by Jaime Houston, PsyD
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Contingency Management (CM) is one of the most extensively validated interventions for substance use disorders with demonstrated success in treating adolescent substance abuse. CM for adolescents was one of the few treatments deemed efficacious by the 2014 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology review of the empirical literature and is listed in the 2014 NIDA Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. This workshop will use lecture, video and practice exercises to demonstrate the cognitive behavioral and behavioral components of CM for youth substance abuse treatment within an outpatient family therapy context. Research data supporting CM for youth addiction will be presented with a discussion of quality assurance tools used to make this approach effective in outpatient settings by increasing fidelity to the model.

 
The Action Distraction Addiction: Sexual Addiction - presented by Sadie Sheafe, PhD, LCSW, BCD, ABS Dip, Douglas Muller, PhD, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, CSAC, & William Harper, MED, MAT, CAS, RAS, VRS, BHRS, MS, PhD
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Participants will discuss an overview of the cycle of sexual addictions; the disease Model of Addiction, Etiology, Diagnostic Criteria and detailed competencies essential for counseling. The desire is to gain an understanding of the biological, psychological, spiritual and contributing risk factors of sexual addiction. Participants will learn group strategies and skills for application; how to facilitate & integrate the components of psychoeducational groups, 12-step and individualized counseling. Practitioners/clinicians will learn how to engage in meaningful dialogues with members of their healthcare teams and implement treatment plans for each individualized client/patient. Participants will also gain an understanding of individual, marital, and group therapy treatment modalities.

 
Bipolar Borderline and Substance Abuse-Treating the Most Difficult Cases - presented by Debra Meehl, DD, MSW
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This is an interactive presentation on using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the latest scientific research on SPECT imaging and medication for substance abuse using case examples, open questioning and interactive demonstrations. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of DBT in treating mood and personality disorder with co-occurring substance abuse.

 
Opioids - Friend or Foe? - presented by Billy Heckle, RPh, CAC II
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When used correctly, opioids are irreplaceable for pain relief and the reduction of suffering. They allow those who suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions to live productive lives, keep jobs, socialize and enjoy their partners and friends. According to most responsible studies 97-99% of those who are prescribed opioids take them correctly with no problems. This is not the group that gets media attention and headlines. On the other hand, when these drugs are abused they can cause serious problems in a person's life. This training will cover interpretation of data collected by the CDC and other sources, pain myths, benefits of proper pain control, problems associated with poorly treated pain, and a discussion of some of the common effects and side effects of different opioids. The differentiation between addiction, pseudoaddiction and physical dependence will also be discussed.

 
Addition Vulnerability and Psychiatric Disorders are Primarily Genetic – Exactly What is Inherited? - presented by Rhonda McKillip, MEd, LMHC, MAC, CDC III, CDP
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Research from the "Decade of the Brain" provided the first foundation of Psychiatric and Substance Disorders as biologically-based brain disorders in genetically vulnerable people. Since that time dozens of studies have continued to support their findings.

 
The ACA and Why Prevention Is Health Reform - presented by Jane Goble-Clark, MPA, CSAPC
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The "Prevention Forward" workshop provides an overview of the ACA and shows that prevention is at the heart of it. Participants will learn and discuss topics such as: 1) systems-level changes related to the ACA/health reform movement; 2) challenges related to those changes; and 3) the basics of prevention and how it is relevant to the work they already do. It will empower participants to be proactive, rather than passive, participants within an evolving health care system. This workshop is applicable to practitioners at the community, state, regional and national level since we are all striving to create and or adjust to integrated health care models.

 
Navigating Information in Addiction Science with SALIS - presented by Judit Ward, PhD, MLIS
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This presentation aims to provide insight on how to better link research to practice in the addiction field by means of using library and information science. Librarians and information specialists with expertise in this field can serve as a bridge to various resources. The presenters will demonstrate how information professionals can help navigate through addiction resources available both in the public domain and subscription databases. Based on previous information literacy sessions with both practitioners and addiction researchers, there is a potential role for addiction librarians and information specialists to connect practitioners with the information they need. The presenters, members of Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS), will point out the use of their network;s value in building relationships to this effect.

 
How to Advocate and NAADAC Legislative Agenda - presented by Michael Kemp, ICS, CSAS, CSW & Gerry Schmidt, MA, MAC, LPC
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This session will educate participants regarding the basics of advocacy, NAADAC’s legislative agenda and how to ask Congress for the items we are supporting. Training will also include talking points and a Q&A time.
 
Affiliate Leadership Training: NAADAC Licensure & Certification Strategies - presented by Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LISAC, NCC, LPC, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Donald Osborn, PhD, LCAC, MAC
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This workshop session will give a brief overview of the current state of and need for addiction-specific licensure across the United States,and then move into a discussion regarding NAADAC’s 50-state licensure and certification strategy. Presenters will discuss NAADAC’s model licensure template, scopes of practice, awareness campaigns,and strategies for affiliates and state leaders to get more involved with licensure in their states. A panel of presenters from states with successful licensure campaigns will discuss their experiences and lessons learned, as well as give advice and answer questions on current issues.
 

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM: AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Understanding and Changing a "Habit" Called Addiction - presented by C.C. Nuckols, PhD

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Alcoholism and drug addiction are often referred to as bad “habits.” This skills development training will introduce participants to the research as it relates to the formation and changing of patterns of behavior that are deemed destructive. You will understand the neurobiology of habit formation and understand what can be changed in a habit loop-the cues, the routine and/or the response. The goal of the presentation is to give those in attendance a different perspective useful in working with alcoholics and addicts who have a habit loop fortified by “craving.”
 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: EVENING EVENT - Washington, D.C. Night Tour

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: EVENING EVENT - See "The Capitol Steps" Downtown

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

 
 

Sunday - October 11, 2015

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: SUNDAY RELIGIOUS SERVICES

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: ZUMBA/YOGA

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: REGISTRATION

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM: EXHIBIT HALL

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: KEYNOTE: Opioid Pain Medication/Heroin Epidemic: Co-Morbidity of Pain and Addiction - presented by Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC-V, CADC III

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Treating opiate/opioid use disorder in a patient with the co morbid condition of chronic pain continues to be a very difficult challenge. This presentation will examine: a historical swing between over and under treatment of pain, Pharmaceutical Industry futile attempts to produce diversion resistant opioid medications, and the current increase in opioid overdose and addiction problems. The wide range opioid substances currently abused will be presented inclusive of Kratom, a non opioid substance with major opioid effects. Brain imaging of physical and emotional pain will be examined. The presentation will conclude with detailed descriptions of hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, hyperkatifeia, allodynia, and opioid addiction and how these issues severely compromise the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. Alternative treatments of pain will be examined.

 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Spirituality and Recovery - presented by Robert "Bob" Richards, MA NCACII (Ret.)
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The topic is intended to assist the addiction professional in understanding ethical issues related to working with their clients on spiritual issues, helping clients to discover the value of spirituality to recovery, helping them to develop spirituality through assessment, planning and spiritual growth and how to apply spirituality to their recovery.
 
“Warning: Take Only As Directed”: Using Social Media to Advocate for Teen Prevention - presented by Elizbeth Donnellan, MEd, ABD FT
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This experiential presentation helps participants to design a social media advocacy campaign. Participants will receive a handout that can be used during the session to design their own plan. To demonstrate effective advocacy, we will use the example of teen initiation to alcohol and other drugs. We will view the popular YouTube movie “Warning: Take Only As Directed” and conclude with a panel discussion featuring the movie’s Executive Director and national spokesperson for teen prevention, Trish Glowacki. Participants will be invited to participate throughout the presentation.
 
“I did not choose him; he did not choose me”: Families, Young Adult Addiction and Resistance - presented by Jevon Rice, MS, LMHC
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This training will focus on innovative treatment techniques to improve the young adult’s willingness to involve their family in their recovery from the disease of addiction and strengthen the communication within the family in hopes of decreasing the client’s relapse risk, increasing the client’s ability to seek help when struggling with maintaining sobriety, rejuvenating trust and honesty between the family and the client, and improving the client’s likelihood of creating a strong support system. The impacts of cultural and alternative family structures (i.e. family of choice versus family they were raised in or biological family) will also be explored in this training.
 
Hazardous Duty: Gambling Addiction and the Military - presented by Keith Whyte, BA
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Studies consistently find gambling addiction rates among active-duty and veteran military personnel are at significantly higher than the general population. Counselors who work with these clients need to know the signs, symptoms and successful steps to detect and treat gambling addiction as a co-occurring disorder. Military personnel with gambling addiction have extensive co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The presentation will provide an overview of research on this highly stigmatized, often hidden addiction among military personnel. It will review relevant policy issues, including the presence of thousands of slot machines on US bases. And it will deliver practical training on brief screens and specific tools and materials to address gambling addiction.
 
Technology-Based Clinical Supervision - presented by Thomas Durham, PhD, LACD
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The aim of this workshop is to provide a practical overview of technology- based clinical supervision. This training provides insight into the challenges in providing supervision, such as budgetary constraints, multiple priorities, limited time, and changing workforce demands that come with the Affordable Care Act. Challenges are even more pronounced in remote or rural settings where access to qualified clinical supervision, peer support and general camaraderie needed to feel confident on the job are lacking. Also, lack of effective supervision may lead to lower job satisfaction often leading to burnout, staff turnover, and diminished client care. Formats of technology- based supervision such as video conferencing, live supervision via webcam, Apps for smartphones and tablets, screen-sharing videos, and didactic teaching will be discussed. Ethical and security concerns are also included.
 
When We Get Behind Closed Doors: Clinical Supervision for Client Safety and Clinician Growth - presented by Alan Lyme, LISW, ICCS, ICADC
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As the substance use and mental health field is constantly changing, clinical supervision is the cornerstone for staff development and quality assurance. Whether a seasoned veteran or fresh-out-of-college, addictions counselors legally and ethically need clinical supervision. How well that supervision is managed may have an impact not only on the clinician but also on the experience and outcome for each client. This overview of clinical supervision will offer a window into managing staff needs in an array of issues, and will address not only the challenges that quality supervision presents but also some solutions that may help both supervisor and supervisee get more from the experience.

 
Understanding Trauma in Addiction Treatment - presented by Noe Vargas, DBH, LPC, NCC
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This workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of psychological trauma, including the assessment of different types of trauma, appropriate clinical conditions for treatment, and areas of concern when working with clients suffering from an addiction. Participants will gain knowledge of the different dynamics of trauma affecting addiction treatment, including which issue to address first (addiction or trauma), barriers to treatment, exploring best practice approaches, including integrated approaches to treatment.

 
How to Enhance Care for the LGBT Community: Overview of Three Training Curricula for Behavioral Health Providers Delivering Care for Y-MSM and LGBT Communities - presented by Anne-Helene Skinstad, PhD
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In many U.S. communities, individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender have had to hide their true identity for many reasons, including safety. The many layers of discrimination as well as physical and emotional trauma has led members of the LGBT community to experience a variety of behavioral health and medical disorders. However, the treatment community serving the LGBT community has not always been as attentive to their needs as would be optimal.
 
The Interface of Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Suicide, and Surrender: Implications for Treatment - presented by Ford Brooks, LPC, NCC, CADC
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This presentation examines, through qualitative research, how suicide and surrender interact in the addiction and recovery process. There is a high incidence of suicide within the drug and alcohol addicted population. This study was conducted in order to explore themes and preventative interventions so as to fully understand the process of surrender and how it interfaces with suicide.

 
Process Addiction and the Addictive Brain - presented by Chris Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
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Process addictions, much like substance addictions, are the habitual drive to continue an action even to the detriment of health and happiness. Individuals with process addictions continue to repeat actions that are harmful to their bodies or to the happiness of those around them, often losing relationships, employment and their overall health in the process. This presentation will examine the unique characteristics of each of these addictions and the relationship these behaviors have with the addictive brain. The CUBIS Model of Addiction will be discussed, along with the co-occurring disorder components which justify an integrated approach to mental health disorders and addiction treatment.
 
Connecting the Classroom and Clinic: Training Innovations in Counselor Preparation - presented by Julie Rohovit, PhD
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Substance use care is undergoing significant transformation due to integration and science-informed practices. Educators must evolve curricula to ensure the next generation of practitioners is prepared for a new treatment landscape. The University of Minnesota's Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health, an integrated substance abuse and mental health clinical training program, immerses students in integrated academic and applied practice experience. Our scholar-practitioner program intentionally threads the higher-order skills of application, analysis and synthesis throughout the entire program. Using Bloom's taxonomy as a catalyst for discussion, we will explore key strategies to create a more compelling learning experience and how this learning model enhances student outcomes and competencies. A panel will provide a first hand account of the student experience.
 

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM: LUNCH provided by NAADAC & Meet the Poster Presenters

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The Intersection of SBIRT and Wellbriety: A Tribe First Research Project - presented by John Korkow, PhD, LAC, SAP and Leon Leader Charge
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This presentation will describe research conducted by Leon Leader Charge and John Korkow at Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota concerning utilization and modification of SBIRT with a Native American Population. Historically, research conducted on reservation lands has been imperfectly shared with the tribe. This research, as a Tribe First project, placed all research in tribal control prior to any items leaving the reservation. Leon Leader Charge conducted several "train the trainer" sessions at Rosebud with pastors, teachers, nurses, police officers and other helping professionals, so they could appropriately Screen, do a Brief Intervention, and Refer clients to Treatment. This session describes the process, and most importantly, defines the suggested SBIRT modifications when working with a Native American population.

 
Disordered Eating: Implications for Midlife and Beyond - presented by Connie Ducaine, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS, BCPC, NCC
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Although disordered eating (DE) has historically been considered a condition of the young, this presentation will address DE behaviors in clients beyond adolescence. The discussion will include the implications of maladaptive eating patterns during midlife and older adulthood, and some of the contributing factors which may be unique to these populations. Many practitioners across disciplines have not considered the ways in which disordered eating could impact the lives of adult clients so this presentation will initiate a discussion around the implications in the addictions field. The presenter will also discuss the rationale behind the use of disordered eating as the focus of this session, along with the definition and implications of weightism. Attendees will also consider the possible implications of weightism within their own practices and relevant research will be discussed.

 
Opioid Addiction, Pharmacological Treatment Approaches, and Comorbid Conditions - presented by Joseph Bebo, MA, CAGS, LADC I
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National policies for dealing with opiate addiction including changes since the beginning of the 21st century until the current epidemic. Evidenced-based strategies using medication-assisted therapies (MAT) and the latest data from SAMHSA and CSAT regarding the effectiveness with Implications for treatment integrating psychopharmacological evidenced-based practice with community stakeholders using a continuum of care model for practitioners included.

 
Alternative Peer Group Techniques...The Research is In! - presented by John Cates, MA, LCDC
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Alternative Peer Group Programs (subject of the upcoming national documentary, Generation Found), through recent and ongoing research from a variety of Universities, have shown to be phenomenally effective. The 44 year old principles can be used by most therapeutic milieus with the expectation of new successes. This presentation will introduce participants to the tools and their practicality, review the research on efficacy, and help attendees to adopt appropriate new practices to their needs. Participants will return to their home working environment with powerful tools for their clients.

 
Law and Ethics: Past, Present and Future - presented by Hayley Lake MS, CDP
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This workshop will review laws and ethical considerations in the counseling field, and issues specifically related to Substance Use Disorder treatment. A historical reflection of the genesis and the evolution of code of ethics will be reviewed with emphasis on the NAADAC Code of Ethics. Participants will be given the opportunity to assess their knowledge of the NAADAC Code of Ethics. Past and present laws and ethical dilemmas will be reviewed. Participants will be provided with case studies that challenge professionals' ethics and given the opportunity to deliberate these in groups and share experience. Future influences and questions relating to the counseling field, advances in technology, how clients communicate, and ethics will be considered.

 
Serving Our Veterans in Addiction Treatment - presented by Christina Catalano, BS, CASAC
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This workshop will share Phoenix House's experience serving veterans with substance use & co-occurring disorders in its Military Services Program. Data will be shared on successes & challenges in serving veterans, including evidence-based practices used in treatment & their correlation to retention rates. Phoenix House supports the efficacy of integrated treatment, focused on healing from trauma while treating substance use disorders. Two such EBPs found to be effective are Seeking Safety and Helping Men Recover. Tips on on workforce development to enhance counselor awareness of veterans’ unique treatment needs will also be shared. The presentation will also discuss Phoenix House's successful use of its Learning Management System to educate a larger number of its staff to inspire a common culture within its organization.
 
Urine Drug Testing in Addiction Medicine: A New Paradigm to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs - presented by Andrea Barthwell, MD, FASAM and Michael Barnes, Esq.
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In this presentation, the speakers will provide discuss various legal doctrines under which a practitioner may face civil and criminal liability for fraudulent practices in UDT, including the False Claims Act and federal and state anti-referral and kickback laws; identify common UDT arrangements of questionable legality; and recommend guiding principles to best comply with the health care laws.

 
New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age: Telehealth Technologies and Treatment - presented by Mark Disselkoen, LCSW, LADC
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Behavioral health is considered an essential healthcare benefit. However, access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services is hindered due to workforce shortages and transportation issues in frontier and rural areas. Using telehealth technologies to deliver SUD services is one approach to bridging this gap. Although innovative and well researched in the medical profession, this service delivery approach is a relatively untested concept in the addiction field. This presentation will address ethical dilemmas faced by behavioral health professionals/counselors in the current world of technology and social media. The presenters will provide an overview of telehealth technologies with an emphasis on how its use raises issues related to: counselor and client self-disclosure; privacy and security; social media policies; providing clinical supervision; and ethical reasoning.

 
What is Everyone Talking About: The Real Deal on Cultural Competence - presented by Philip T. McCabe CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC & Laura Fenster Rothschild, PhD
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Cultural competency is now a buzz word, but the complexities of culture and the impact on helping professions are not easily described. The complexity has great implications for decision making, treatment, and the field of addictions as a whole. The session will explore a model for viewing this broad concept that allows for successful individual interactions and systemic work.

 
Meeting with Your Legislators: Reviewing Your Hill Day Asks and Fact Sheets - presented by Michael Petruzzeli, MPA
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Are you ready to meet with your legislators and make the case for our field’s priorities? In this session, the panel will walk you through each of NAADAC’s legislative asks, providing in-depth background information and talking points you’ll use on your Hill visits. The team will also highlight key congressional offices to target and messages for you to use.

 
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: An Overview - presented by Therissa Libby, PhD
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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) builds on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction principles and cognitive-behavioral strategies to improve outcomes in continuing care and long-term recovery management. In this presentation, participants engage in MBRP practices, review ongoing research in this area, and discuss in the utility of MBRP in their settings.

 
Accreditation of Addiction Studies Programs - presented by Ed Reading, PhD & Vicki Michels, PhD
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This workshop will describe the history of Accreditation of Addiction Studies Programs in academic settings. NASAC is a unique addiction studies accrediting organization which accredits all levels of academic degrees: Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees. Participants will learn the application process and format for accreditation. Presenters will also discuss the benefits that colleges and universities will gain from accreditation, as well as the benefits to students in accredited programs.

 

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Federal Panel: NIDA & NIAAA Emerging Research & Translation into Addiction Practice - Moderator: Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LISAC, NCC, LPC; Panelists: Kristen Huntley, PhD (NIDA) & Daniel Falk, PhD (NIAAA)

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This federal research panel, moderated by a NAADAC’s President, will discuss current addiction biomedical and behavioral research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and how that research should be translated and integrated into your addiction practice. In addition, panelists will discuss future NIDA and NIAAA initiatives.
 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: EVENING EVENT - NAADAC Education & Research Foundation (NERF) Auction

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

 
 

Monday - OCTOBER 12, 2015

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM: REGISTRATION

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM: Q&A WITH NAADAC PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: KEYNOTE: The ASAM Criteria and Addiction Treatment Matching - Presented by David R. Gastfriend, MD

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Addiction assessment has been in a sorry state of affairs – with literally no standard model.  After 20 years of studies, over $8 million of research validation, and support from SAMHSA, ASAM released Continuum - The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine to the entire US treatment field in April 2015.  This presentation reviews counselor and patient evaluations from the Continuum alpha, beta and national demonstration projects.  It introduces the revolutionary concept of eliminating telephone prior authorizations and utilization review through the use of Continuum, as elucidated by a Harvard Business School study and currently under discussion with states and county Medicaid systems across the U.S. This presentation will provide a tour of the tool: a counselor-ready structured interview, an intricate branched-chain algebraic decision tree that implements every adult admission criteria decision rule in the current 2013 ASAM textbook, and a means of finally standardizing medical necessity admissions criteria.  The implications involve some changes in practice, but superior engagement of patients, and the unification of our field.
 

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TrueTalk: Advocating for the Expansion of Youth SBIRT - presented by Tera Bianchi, MSW, Neil Campbell, MS, and Mary Simon, BSW
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Substance use during adolescence drastically increases the chance of addiction during adulthood. True Talk: Power of Prevention is an initiative occurring in five states to promote an effective prevention and early intervention program called Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). The initiative, supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and led by Community Catalyst, a national leader in health care advocacy, is working to improve health insurance coverage for SBIRT and increase the number and types of locations where SBIRT is conducted. During this presentation, seasoned advocates, including an addiction professional, illustrate a successful model of advocacy, introduce an initiative to advance youth SBIRT through community coalitions and public policy strategies, and offer a unique on-the-ground perspective from advocates working on this initiative.

 
Treatment of the Relapse Process using Mindfulness and Meditation as Viable Techniques - presented by Christopher Shea, MA, CAC-AD, CRAT
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Addiction is identified as a chronic medical disease, and as such, many who attempt lifelong recovery find themselves in a pattern of relapse behaviors and thoughts, leading some to once again actively and addictively use a substance. This interactive presentation will discuss discuss the topics of relapse, mindfulness and meditation, and actively demonstrate a guided meditation session with the presentation participants. This presentation, through the use of the latest research and the presenter's clinical experience, will empower clinicians to use the combined techniques of mindfulness and meditation as effective tools in the treatment of the relapse process.

 
RISE TOGETHER - Bringing a Face and Voice to Recovery - presented by Anthony Alvarado and Douglas Darby
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RISE TOGETHER is community focused and seeks to make a difference where a change is needed. While adolescents are the heart of the organization and the future of our society, RISE TOGETHER strives to advocate for and promote positive advancements for young adult and adult populations, specifically the forensic population within the current prison system and aims to partner with substance abuse, mental health, medical, criminal justice, and government professionals and organizations to combat the spectrum of needs within the substance use community. RISE TOGETHER is also focused on innovation. They aim to take the current prevention, intervention, treatment, and advocacy components and improve them based on what the population is asking for and research supports.

 
The Family in Early Recovery: Pitfalls & Hazards: An In depth Look - presented by Oyen Hoffman, LMFT, LAC, MAC
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This workshop will discuss the family as it relates to addiction treatment. His talk will cover experiential methods for individual and group settings addressing family sabotage, complex family trauma, family rules & roles, childhood wounding, change process, as well as the pitfalls and hazards families can expect early in the recovery process. The presenter will provide attendees with his own experiences with addiction and recovery focusing primarily on the family system. Following his personal introduction with real-life case presentations of both professional and non-professional clients, including their successful navigation of their own family system while in residential addiction treatment and how that process bolstered their early recovery.

 
Effective Alcohol and Other Drug Interventions with the College-Aged Population Using the DSM-5 - presented by Matthew Shupp, NCC, DCC
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The new iteration of the DSM has brought about a different way of examining substance use. The change is especially important when examining university alcohol and other drug intervention strategies for students. Our investigation, Assessing Effective Alcohol and Other Drug Interventions with the College-Aged Population: A Longitudinal Review, examined data from Shippensburg University's Connection Alcohol and Other Drug Program (Connection Program) over a five-year period to assess the intervention's level of effectiveness. The data revealed that the program's intervention strategies mirror the changes of the DSM-5 and is a solid model for colleges and universities to emulate when addressing student substance use. Grounded in a harm reduction approach, implications and recommendations for establishing a sustained campus-wide commitment to high-risk alcohol reduction are offered.

 
Military Culture: Bridging the Gap to Assist those Who Have Served - presented by Sharon Foley, MA, NCC, ACS, CADC
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Since the beginning of the Global War on Terror, over 2 million United States military members have deployed to the Middle East. Following deployment, veterans and their families may struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. Veterans, active military, and their families present a unique cultural challenge to clinicians. Addiction and behavioral health practitioners need to develop competencies in the areas of military culture, trauma informed practice, and issues related to reintegration into family and community life. This presentation will provide an overview of military culture and highlight practices that will help non-military providers connect with service members, veterans and their families.

 
Preparing for the Future: Treating Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders - presented by Randall Webber, MPH, CADC
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This workshop will discuss the growing need for addiction treatment services designed for older adults. Topics that will be featured include indicators of need, characteristics of older adult clients, differences between older adults and young/middle-aged individuals, strategies for accommodating the physical, psychological and social needs of older clients, and evidence-based strategies for screening older adults for substance use disorders.

 
Pain in the Brain: Studying the Entanglements of Pain, the Brain, and Drugs - presented by Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, ACS, AAMFT-Approved Clinical Supervisor, LAC, MAC, SAP
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Pain is the most frequently-cited reason people seek medical attention or self-medicate with substances that have analgesic qualities. Pain is a real and subjective experience that many struggle with. Pain can be physiological, psychological, and/or emotional. This presentation will provide the basics of pain and its influence on the brain and the person. The topics include how pain is defined, types of pain, pain signal transmission, pain pathways, brain responses to pain, which drugs of addiction alleviate or increase pain, and pain management techniques in addition to and beyond medication. With the advent of integrative healthcare clinicians are working in collaborative environments where they are being asked to consult regarding pain management. Studying the basic biopsychosocial nuances of pain is critical to effective treatment planning, psychoeducation, and care provision.

 
Managing Pain Without Suffering: The Unmet Need - presented by Del Worley, MC, LPC, LISAC
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As people age and the focus remains on youth and health, the emotional needs of those with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness remain unaddressed and unmet by the medical and therapeutic communities. Young or old, those with Chronic Pain and (usually invisible) chronic illness face therapists, families and medical professional who do not know how to support them and bring about change.

 
Ethical Considerations in Diagnosis - presented by John Lisy, LICDC-CS, OCPS II, LISW-S, LPCC-S
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DSM 5 has changed the diagnostic landscape, especially in the treatment of individuals with substance abuse, addiction or dependence issues. This presentation will define the terms abuse, addiction and dependence and connect the diagnostic process to clinical pathways. Ethical concerns connected with diagnosis that lacks specificity will be explored. The dual and sometimes non-complementary roles of diagnosis as the foundation of treatment planning and diagnosis as a billing requirement will be explored. The code of ethics for addictions counselors will be reviewed and applied to the concerns in the diagnostic process.

 
Using Advances in Addiction Science to Understand, Assess, and Treat Gambling Problems - presented by Sarah Nelson, PhD
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This presentation will discuss how gambling disorder fits within our understanding of other addictions and briefly present the syndrome model of addiction, discuss how gambling disorder is diagnosed, as well as challenges to diagnosis, review different tools for screening and assessing gambling disorders, and discuss our current understanding of the course and pathways to disordered gambling, including its relationship to other psychiatric disorders. Throughout, the presenter will challenge conventional wisdom about addiction, gambling, and gambling problems and review the most recent research in these areas.

 
Creating Meaningful Learning Experience in Substance Use Disorder Courses - presented by Stephanie Sarabia, PhD, LCADC, LCSW
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An innovative course project engaged students to apply and integrate substance abuse knowledge, in collaboration with college administration, in revising the college’s substance use prevention plan. This presentation draws on research in higher education and substance abuse knowledge to support the project’s aims.

 

12:30 AM - 2:15 PM: PRESIDENT'S AWARD LUNCHEON

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NAADAC’s Leaders will celebrate and recognize the contributions of addiction professionals and celebrate the lives of addiction professionals we have lost in this past year.

Award winners: Peter Crumb, Martha Deering, James McKenna, Johnny Patout from New Beginnings, and Edward Reading
 

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Addiction:Is It Ever Too Late To Hope? - presented by Thomas Estis, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMFT, LAC
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Out of Options? Maybe? Uncertain? Individuals entering treatment typically experience one of three primary responses: 1) denial at an intellectual and emotional level of the problem; 2) refuting a problem exists emotionally, while intellectually knowing it to be true; and/or 3) no longer negating the problem exists, but are hopeless that recovery and change can actually occur. This presentation reflects the intersection and subsequent contrast between the hopelessness and hopes that one encounters; particularly in the early stages of recovery, as specifically related to treatment. Tools provided entail exact clinically theoretical methods to incorporate solutions to this age old, but ever-present problem of answering "Is it ever too late to let go of hope?"

 
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) - presented by Kevin Sabet, PhD
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This presentation will discuss SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana - and the myths surrounding the marijuana debate. The presenter will discuss how the marijuana industry is poised to become the next Big Tobacco and why we in the field need to united against it. 

 
Managing Workplace Risks: Legal Trends in Medical Marijuana and Other Disability-Related Topics - presented by Kathryn Russo, Esq.
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This workshop will discuss the growing number of state and local laws permitting medical marijuana and recreational marijuana and whether employers can or should comply with those laws given that marijuana still is illegal under federal law. It will address current trends in workplace drug and alcohol testing programs and will teach employers how to balance the need to provide a safe workplace with employees’ needs to take lawful prescription medications for valid medical reasons including substance abuse recovery. Finally, the presenter will discuss current legal trends in “reasonable accommodations” of employees’ medical conditions, including inflexible medical leave policies, telecommuting issues and accommodating pregnant employees under the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy.

 
Personal Values and the Counseling Relationship - presented by Frances Patterson, PhD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, SAP, QCS
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When counselors are not willing to explore their own belief systems, they may do great harm to clients. This workshop will raise awareness for participants to continue to question and challenge themselves to encourage personal growth and enhance work with clients. Participants will be challenged to consider their beliefs regarding sharing personal information with clients. They will be encouraged to explore their own thinking and how they handle situations when their personal values clash with the values of the client, what biases they possess that may influence decisions in professional behavior and the importance of exploring client values and beliefs in session. Through didactic, experiential, multimedia and case examples, participants will be able to explore how a counselor’s personal values impact client care.
 
Neuropsychological Education and the 12 Steps: Reclaiming a Viable Recovery Option for Adolescents - presented by Daniel Fishburn, MSW, LCSW and Cameron Allen, BA
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Twelve-step recovery is often seen by treatment providers as inaccessible to adolescents and young adults who struggle with problematic substance use. Some practitioners posit that these clients simply have not progressed far enough towards or into addiction to benefit from this approach, while others believe adolescents resist The Steps fundamentally because of where they are developmentally. In this presentation, some of the roots of this thinking will be explored, while reinforcing the tremendous resource 12-Step recovery can be for this population when presented effectively. Additionally, the presenter will identify neurodevelopmental stages of adolescents and how to use experiential neuropsychological education to improve self-awareness and engagement in the 12 step process.

 
Enhanced Illness Management & Recovery: Practice & Recovery Implications of Co-Occurring Disorders - presented by Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, LP and Roxanna Kibben, MA
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This session will provide an introduction to Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (Enhanced IMR) by reviewing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and IMR. The foundation of client-established recovery goals is distinguished from the usual approach to "client-centered" treatment goals. Having established this refined recovery goal is integrated into the practitioner led sessions. The Enhanced IMR practitioner guidelines and handouts for the eleven modules will briefly be described and demonstrated in videos. Using the Enhanced IMR teaching strategies, not only will practitioners learn to keep co-occurring issues in focus but how to directly tie the behavior and home practice sessions to the client's recovery goals. Clinical supervision will also be addressed in order to help build practitioner competence and preparation for individual practitioner certification.

 
Solution-Focused Substance Misuse Treatment - presented by Teri Pichot, LCSW, MAC, LAC
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This workshop offers a solid overview about what Solution-Focused Brief Therapy really is as well as gives specific examples throughout the presentation regarding how this approach works with clients who are misusing and/or have a substance use disorder.  In addition, it places special emphasis on the unique factors that are in play when working with this population.  The focus of this training is on gaining the knowledge through discussions and other didactic methods and on seeing the approach in action through demonstrations. This is the ideal workshop for those who want to really understand what SFBT is and how it works with complex problems such as substance misuse in order to determine if this is something they want to learn more about.

 
Romancing the Brain into Recovery - presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP
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With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cogitative Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.
The Wellbriety Movement and Celebrating Families!â„¢: Bringing Back Cultural Teachings - presented by Don Coyhis
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The Wellbriety Movement and Celebrating Families!â„¢: Bringing Back Cultural Teachings Workshop will explore the dynamics that are present in the family system. It will explore roles and responsibilities of family members. It will also discuss how to recreate healthy families using traditional, cultural knowledge.

 
BHbusiness:  Where Healthcare Change meets Business Success - presented by Kim Johnson, PhD, MBA
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Parity implementation, Medicaid expansion, and commercial insurance reforms are bringing unprecedented change to the behavioral health field and creating opportunities, as well as challenges, to service providers. Self-assessment data indicates that many providers lack the skills to develop business plans, negotiate contracts, set up billing systems, determine service cost and pricing, and address intake procedures to check individual’s coverage eligibility. BHbusiness is fully funded by SAMHSA and offers cutting-edge coaching and technical assistance to ensure that organizations are poised to take advantage of these new opportunities. Learn how the basic provisions in federal healthcare reform are impacting your ability to provide services, discover what business practices are needed for transition and see how BHbusiness can help you with your action plan for agency transformation.

 
Addiction Medicine: What Works for Whom? - presented by Kenneth Martz, PsyD, CAS
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Substantial research focuses on the effectiveness of a single approach or medication. However, there has been more limited emphasis on client matching for best treatment outcomes. Session will review pro/cons of medication approaches and how they integrate with behavioral health approaches. SImilarly, our state has been involved in the development of a number of best practice documents related to prescribing practices to offer safe and effective use of prescriptions.

 
Now That You Know It...How Do You Do It? - presented by Kathy Elson, MS, PCC-S, LICDC-CS, SAP
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In the college academic setting, students learn about theory, theorist, who did what when, and techniques for the helping profession. As we know, just knowing the facts does not necessarily transfer into the demonstration of skills for our students. This workshop will focus on assignments which will provide opportunities for deeper understanding and learning of skills, thus improving the level of competency of demonstration by our students. These assignments focus on the demonstration of the skills, along with self critique and other critique as methods of evaluation and improvement. Participants are encouraged to bring classroom assignments with them to the presentation to share with others members in attendance.

 
NCC AP Certification: Being the Star of Your Own Show - presented by Kathryn Benson, LADC, NCAC II, QSAP, QSC & Shirley Mikell, NCAC II, CAC II, SAP
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In the college academic setting, students learn about theory, theorist, who did what when, and techniques for the helping profession. As we know, just knowing the facts does not necessarily transfer into the demonstration of skills for our students. This workshop will focus on assignments which will provide opportunities for deeper understanding and learning of skills, thus improving the level of competency of demonstration by our students. These assignments focus on the demonstration of the skills, along with self critique and other critique as methods of evaluation and improvement. Participants are encouraged to bring classroom assignments with them to the presentation to share with others members in attendance.

 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: AFTERNOON KEYNOTE & CLOSING CEREMONY: Bath Salts, Spice, Khat, Ecstasy, Rophies, K2, DXM, PCP, GHB, MDMA, E-cigarettes etc. - presented by Robert Perkinson, PhD. LAC, LMFT, NCGC II

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This keynote presentation will discuss a number of new drugs, and some old ones, currently used in the United States and often labeled as harmless legal products not for human consumption. These drugs have become increasingly popular particularly by adolescents and young adults who can become chemically dependent.
 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: MOVIE NIGHT

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

 
 

Tuesday - OCTOBER 13, 2015
Hill Day

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM: REGISTRATION

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: ADVOCACY IN ACTION BRIEFING - Featuring:

  • Michael Kemp, ICS, CSAC, CSW, Chair, NAADAC Public Policy Committee

  • Robert Morrison, Executive Director of The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD)

  • Charles Ingoglia, MSW, Sr. VP of Public Policy and Practice Improvement at National Council for Behavioral Health

  • Alexander Ross, ScD, Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health, Division of Nursing and Public Health, Bureau of Health Workforce, Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • Tom Coderre, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Kevin Sabet, PhD, President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director


 

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: ADVOCACY DEBRIEF - Discussions with Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LISAC, NCC, LPC, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, & Michael Kemp, ICS, CSAC, CSW