The 2019 Alaska Training Institute featured a broad array of topics and formats, including daily keynote speakers in plenary sessions, breakout workshops, and events.


Full Schedule

October 21, 2019 - 9 CEs

7:00am – 8:00am Registration & BREAKFAST
8:00AM – 8:30AM Welcome

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President and the Alaska Addiction Professionals Association (AAPA) Board

8:30AM – 9:45Am Morning Plenary

Nature is Medicine: Holistic Healing through Natural Medicine
Gary Ferguson, II, BS, ND

9:45AM – 10:00AM BREAK
10:00AM – 11:30AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day One (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day One (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Food Is Medicine: Nutrition for Sobriety/Well-Being
Gary Ferguson, II, BS, ND

ACES and the Implications for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Gunnar Ebbesson, LPCS, MAC, CDCS
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11:30Am – 11:45am BREAK
11:45am – 12:45Pm LuncH
NAADAC Membership Lunch
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
12:45pm – 1:00Pm BREAK

1:00PM – 2:30PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day One (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day One (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Bright Spots in Alaska: Promising and Best Practices from the Greatland
Gary Ferguson, II, BS, ND

Brainspotting: The New Innovative Treatment for Trauma
Gunnar Ebbesson, LPCS, MAC, CDCS

2:30PM – 3:00PM Break
3:00PM – 4:30PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day One (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day One (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Therapeutic Alliance Isn’t Only with the Clinician
Nick Kraska, CDCI, BHCII
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4:30PM – 5:00PM Break
5:00pm – 7:00pm Afternoon Plenary

Town Hall – Alaska, Regional, and National Issues
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Jerry Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

October 22, 2019 - 7.5 CEs

7:00am – 8:00am Registration & BREAKFAST
8:00AM – 8:30AM Welcome

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, NAADAC President and the Alaska Addiction Professionals Association (AAPA) Board

8:30AM – 9:45Am Morning Plenary

Cut from the Herd: An In Depth Examination of Developmental Trauma, Addiction, and Shame
Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC
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9:45AM – 10:00AM BREAK
10:00AM – 11:30AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Traditional Healing and Trauma - Part One
Meda DeWitt, MA, TH

Hutkha (Roots): Merging Developmental Trauma Science and Addictions Focused Work
Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC
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11:30Am – 11:45am BREAK
11:45am – 12:45Pm LuncH
State of Alaska Lunch
12:45pm – 1:00Pm BREAK

1:00PM – 2:30PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Traditional Healing and Trauma - Part Two
Meda DeWitt, MA, TH

Emotional Freedom Techniques as a Trauma-Sensitive Approach
Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC

2:30PM – 3:00PM Break
3:00PM – 4:30PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification Course - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Clinical Supervision & Special Needs - Day Two (Must attend both days)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Oppression: A Trauma Informed Perspective
Daniel Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW