The Fifth Annual Alaska Training Institute took place on November 30 and December 1, 2020 and featured three plenary sessions and 24 breakout sessions, including four intensive trainings, presented by nationally recognized speakers.

Below, please find descriptions for the education sessions that took place during the two-day conference, separated by both subject track and session type.

Plenary Sessions

  • Cultural Humility in Practice: Promoting an Inclusive Environment to Those We Serve, presented by Gary Ferguson, II, BS, ND
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Working with Diverse Populations.

    Many of us value diversity in our work serving others, yet often trainings in cultural competency can seem like they "check the box" when compared to a real discussion regarding incorporating sensitivity to those we serve. In this presentation, we discuss ways to more deeply stretch into true cultural humility and also understand how we can have meaningful conversations within our organizations that translate into better care for our clients.
     
  • State of Alaska, presented by Leah Van Kirk and Heather Phelps
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

    Representatives of the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) will provide an overview of how the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is actively responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This will include how DBH collaborates with behavioral health service providers to help guide them in providing high quality behavioral health services despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. The presentation will cover additional strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and the community supports implemented to address associated risk factors for suicide. Services highlighted include the AK Responders Relief Line, the Alaska SAMHSA COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment grant, the COVID-19 Response Individual Services Program (CRISP), Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), Division of Behavioral Health Guidance documents, and efforts involving opioid treatment programs.  

Clinical Skills

  • INTENSIVE THREE-PART TRAINING: Understanding the Elements of a Quality Assessment, Understanding the Elements of a Quality Treatment Plan, and Understanding the Golden Thread from Assessment to Progress Notes, presented by Lynn Eldridge, MEd
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Documentation.

    Quality assessments lead to quality treatment planning that ensures clients receive quality care. Individualized treatment plans specific to client-centered assessment provide a road map that guides the counselor and client in their individual and group treatment sessions. Understanding the dynamic among assessment, treatment plans, and progress notes is a foundational skill for effective SUD treatment and will be covered in this training.
  • BREAKOUT: Confidentiality Rule Changes and 42 CFR, presented by H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Confidentiality.

    This presentation will review the latest legislation on 42 USC 290dd-2(b), which migrates a portion of the substance use disorder confidentiality regulations into HIPAA. Participants will be presented with both the update and a discussion of the integration of the amended 42 USC 290dd-2. In addition, a review of the most current regulations put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will be presented. A reconciliation between the new statute and the most recent regulations will be discussed.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Integrating ASAM Criteria into Practice, presented by Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP II
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for ASAM Practice.

    The ASAM Criteria is a comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, transfer, and discharge of clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  This workshop will give a broad overview of the six dimensions of a multidimensional assessment and how to use the information gathered to determine the appropriate level of care across the continuum of care. These levels of care offer a concise way to describe the continuum of recovery-oriented addiction services. The discussion will include the use of a case study to demonstrate how to incorporate the ASAM Criteria into practice.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Building Ethics into Practice, presented by Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP II
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Ethics.

    One way to protect clients and the integrity of our profession is to keep ethics in the forefront of our work. This workshop will help you identify the key components of the NAADAC Code of Ethics. In addition, there will be a broad discussion regarding current issues requiring attention within our profession. Current issues include differentiating ethical vs. legal; professional vs. personal; privacy vs. confidentiality; scope of practice vs. standards of practice; boundary crossings vs. boundary violations; and telehealth vs. in-person delivery.

Co-occurring Disorders

  • INTENSIVE THREE-PART TRAINING: Trauma-Sensitive Relapse Prevention - Parts 1, 2, and 3, presented by Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-occurring Disorders.

    While the theories, strategies, and interventions of trauma-informed care and relapse prevention are well known in the behavioral health and substance use fields, they have not been integrated together until now. This systematic and methodical approach was developed with and for dozens of clients in 2020, the year of tele-therapy, in order to work safely with them during times of high stress and anxiety. This course is respectfully dedicated to the memory Terrence Gorski, my teacher in Relapse Prevention Therapy.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Pandemic, Economic Uncertainty, Compounding Natural Disasters, Political Turmoil: Addressing the Rapidly Rising Behavioral Health Needs of Caregivers and Communities, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Rachel Gearhart, LCSW, CDC I, and Angela Tate, MEd, LPC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

    This year has seen an unprecedented rise in the behavioral health needs of both clinicians and consumers as a result of COVID-19, public unrest, economic uncertainty, political turmoil and natural disasters. The physical effects of this compounded chaos are easy to see, but the invisible effects of fear, isolation, financial stress and uncertainty have created an environment for mental health and substance use issues to compound significantly and must be urgently addressed and prioritized. This presentation will focus on the needs of both clinicians and the individuals they serve in the community who are dealing with challenges that have deepened in 2020.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Building a Community of Support to Reduce Suicide, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Bart Andrews, PhD, and Laura M. Frey, PhD, LMFT
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

    More than 120 Americans die by suicide each day and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death according to the CDC. Social isolation, financial hardships, reduced access to medical care and overall stress wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified this issue. This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of universal screening; the impact of the pandemic, community unrest and economic instability have on suicide risk; best practices and technological innovations in suicide screening; and the impact of the zero-suicide campaign.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Trauma Informed Care Systems: An Alaska Community Behavioral Health Organization's Journey to Becoming Trauma Informed, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Bryan Hartzler, PhD, Brandi Burchett, LPCS, LCAS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-occurring Disorders.

    In May of 2019, the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center partnered with Akeela, Inc.’s Stepping Stones program, a residential care facility serving women and children in Anchorage, AK as a pilot site to initiate technical assistance regarding trauma-informed care. This 14-month journey through the phases of exploration, preparation, implementation, and now sustainability was meant to engrain the trauma informed tools and practices in the Stepping Stones program with the prospect of further expansion within Akeela’s programs statewide. This presentation will discuss Akeela’s experience through this process and the broader supports provided by Northwest ATTC.

Peer Recovery Support

  • INTENSIVE THREE-PART TRAINING: The Peer Support Profession - Part 1: Choosing Recovery, Part 2: Working as a Peer, and Part 3: Adding Peers to Your Teams, presented by Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.

    Peer support has a longstanding role in the recovery community, though it was only recently built into the Medicaid services and accepted as an authentic resource in the behavioral health community as a whole. Learn about the journey each peer support professional takes to help the next person down the line into recovery. Understand the new, multifaceted struggles they encounter to be accepted as community-based service team members, and as they advocate for fellow consumers, act as the voice for the voiceless at the treatment team table, and offer a “me, too” acceptance to those they serve, all while maintaining their own recovery. Peer support professionals are in a unique space when it comes to their role on Behavioral Health Teams. In the beginning, the emotional shift can be intense while peers learn their duties and get to know their clinical teams. Give them time to warm up to everyone; you’ll see firsthand their ability to advocate for everyone, an obvious love for what peers do, and ownership when a peer’s symptoms surface at work.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Supervision of Peer Specialists, presented by Shannon Harris, CDCS, NCAC I
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

    Presenter Shannon Harris will present on her experience in the development, launch, and supervision of peer support professionals at Set Free Alaska. She will begin by ensuring everyone understands the definition of peer support and clarify the roles and responsibilities of a peer support professional. At a high level, she will describe the purpose and functions of supervision for a peer support professional. She will explore the importance of culture, language, and appropriate training when integrating peer support professional into an agency. She will close the presentation by briefly sharing Alaska's progress on the creation and implementation of the peer support certification process.
     
  • BREAKOUT: The Effectiveness of Peer Recovery in Diverse Communities, presented by Masica Jordan, EdD, LCPC, CPRS, and Stephanie Strianse, MA, NCPRSS
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Working with Diverse Populations.

    This presentation will review various federally funded projects where peer recovery was used as an evidenced-based practice with different minority populations. The presentation will also review the Jordan Peer Recovery (JPR) ASK model, which enables providers to more effectively deliver culturally responsive care to those in recovery. Lessons learned when providing peer recovery services as a part of a federal initiative in response to unrest in Baltimore during the Freddie Grey riots will be covered. Finally, the presentation will discuss a collegiate peer recovery model that Jordan Peer Recovery implemented and that was funded by the Department of Labor.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Peer Coaching of the Future: Using Technology to Overcome Barriers , presented by Venus Woods, Kerby Kraus, and Julee Douglas
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.

    Peer coaches are individuals with lived experience in sustained recovery who are trained to provide action-oriented support to others on their own journey toward self-determined wellness goals. Peer coaching services are often delivered face-to-face in community settings and frequently are stand-alone services. We will describe our innovative approach of delivering peer coaching virtually as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. We provide an overview of participants who have benefitted from peer coaching by highlighting the role of the peer coach in collaboration with other team members, the role of technology in interactions and early outcomes. We conclude with lessons learned in overcoming barriers to virtual peer coaching from both the participant and peer coach perspectives.
     

Practice Management

  • INTENSIVE THREE-PART TRAINING: Clinical Supervision and Special Needs - Parts 1, 2, and 3, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

    Your focus on clinical supervision is different than your sights on counseling. Come spend the day and work on the competencies and knowledge to provide effective supervision for counselors in a substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment environment. Educational experience only partly prepares people for the actual practice of counseling. Clinical supervision provides the counselor with a regularly scheduled time to talk with a more experienced clinician to focus on applying skills to specific patient situations. This workshop will discuss practical models and techniques to provide clinical supervision including discussion on ethics and telehealth. This training will present information about how to help counselors to learn when and how to implement particular skills, create a therapeutic alliance with a diverse group of people, manage their own emotional reactions, manage paperwork and other demands, handle emergencies and maintain their own sense of hopefulness and self-efficacy in order to be effective.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Planning and Development of an Effective Tele-health Program in a MAT Setting, presented by Ronald J. Vlasaty, Jr., BA
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

    This presentation will review the planning/development of a tele-health program, which includes: 1) conducting patient surveys (focus on living environment, recovery support systems and technology), determination of patient readiness to receive telehealth services, and communication with staff to decide on the goals and expectations with a strong focus on providing patients with supportive services; 2) evaluating the effectiveness of such a program by conducting patient satisfaction surveys, reviewing treatment access and retention data, and continuing staff communication regarding their own satisfaction and continued expectations; and 3) implementing changes to the telehealth process and rolling this out on a longer term basis by updating patient surveys, gathering staff input and reviewing patient satisfaction survey results.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Developing a Telemental Health Business, presented by Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, BC-TMH
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Ethics.

    As clinical practices incorporate telehealth services, many wonder how the business of telehealth works. Can you make a living working full-time online as a solo provider or a large practice? How are marketing for telemental health, practice management, and billing different than in-person services? What kinds of telehealth services are legal and ethical during the COVID-19 pandemic and after? Learn the practical inside scoop from Jay Ostrowski, one of the leading experts in telemental health.
     
  • BREAKOUT: Business Practices in a COVID-19 Environment, presented by Jerry Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC and Courtney Donovan, PhD
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

    NAADAC and AAPA members have experienced unimaginable changes personally and professionally this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes continue. This session will address potential strategies for dealing with continuing need to adapt.

Intensive Training Sessions

These are full-day intensive training sessions that will take place on November 30, 2020.

  • Clinical Supervision and Special Needs - Parts 1, 2, and 3, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

    Your focus on clinical supervision is different than your sights on counseling. Come spend the day and work on the competencies and knowledge to provide effective supervision for counselors in a substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment environment. Educational experience only partly prepares people for the actual practice of counseling. Clinical supervision provides the counselor with a regularly scheduled time to talk with a more experienced clinician to focus on applying skills to specific patient situations. This workshop will discuss practical models and techniques to provide clinical supervision including discussion on ethics and telehealth. This training will present information about how to help counselors to learn when and how to implement particular skills, create a therapeutic alliance with a diverse group of people, manage their own emotional reactions, manage paperwork and other demands, handle emergencies and maintain their own sense of hopefulness and self-efficacy in order to be effective.
     
  • The Peer Support Profession - Part 1: Choosing Recovery, Part 2: Working as a Peer, and Part 3: Adding Peers to your Teams, presented by Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.

    Peer support has a longstanding role in the recovery community, though it was only recently built into the Medicaid services and accepted as an authentic resource in the behavioral health community as a whole. Learn about the journey each peer support professional takes to help the next person down the line into recovery. Understand the new, multifaceted struggles they encounter to be accepted as community-based service team members, and as they advocate for fellow consumers, act as the voice for the voiceless at the treatment team table, and offer a “me, too” acceptance to those they serve, all while maintaining their own recovery. Peer support professionals are in a unique space when it comes to their role on Behavioral Health Teams. In the beginning, the emotional shift can be intense while peers learn their duties and get to know their clinical teams. Give them time to warm up to everyone; you’ll see firsthand their ability to advocate for everyone, an obvious love for what peers do, and ownership when a peer’s symptoms surface at work.
     
  • Understanding the Elements of a Quality Assessment, Understanding the Elements of a Quality Treatment Plan, and Understanding the Golden Thread from Assessment to Progress Notes, presented by Lynn Eldridge, MEd
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Documentation.

    Quality assessments lead to quality treatment planning that ensures clients receive quality care. Individualized treatment plans specific to client-centered assessment provide a road map that guides the counselor and client in their individual and group treatment sessions. Understanding the dynamic among assessment, treatment plans, and progress notes is a foundational skill for effective SUD treatment and will be covered in this training.
     
  • Trauma-Sensitive Relapse Prevention - Parts 1, 2, and 3, presented by Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-occurring Disorders.

    While the theories, strategies, and interventions of trauma-informed care and relapse prevention are well known in the behavioral health and substance use fields, they have not been integrated together until now. This systematic and methodical approach was developed with and for dozens of clients in 2020, the year of tele-therapy, in order to work safely with them during times of high stress and anxiety. This course is respectfully dedicated to the memory Terrence Gorski, my teacher in Relapse Prevention Therapy.
     

Full Schedule

Please note session times may be subject to change. Full session descriptions are listed in track information above.

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 13 CEs

9:00am - 9:15am AKT (1:00pm - 1:15pm ET) OPENING SESSION (0.25 CEs)

Welcome & Opening, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP, and Courtney Donovan, PhD

9:15am - 10:00am AKT (1:15pm - 2:00pm ET) KEYNOTE SESSION (0.75 CEs)

State of Alaska, presented by Leah Van Kirk and Heather Phelps
This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

10:00am - 10:30am AKT (2:00pm - 2:30pm ET) BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
10:30am - 11:30am AKT (2:30pm - 3:30pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Trauma-Sensitive Relapse Prevention - Part 1, presented by Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-Occurring Disorders.

     
  • Understanding the Elements of a Quality Assessment, presented by Lynn Eldridge, MEd
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Documentation.

     
  • Clinical Supervision and Special Needs - Part 1, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

     
  • The Peer Support Profession - Part 1: Choosing Recovery, presented by Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.
11:30am - 12:00pm AKT (3:30pm - 4:00pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
12:00pm - 1:00pm AKT (4:00pm - 5:00pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Trauma-Sensitive Relapse Prevention - Part 2, presented by Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-Occurring Disorders.

     
  • Understanding the Elements of a Quality Treatment Plan, presented by Lynn Eldridge, MEd
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Documentation.

     
  • Clinical Supervision and Special Needs - Part 2, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

     
  • The Peer Support Profession - Part 2: Working as a Peer, presented by Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.
1:00pm - 1:30pm AKT (5:00pm - 5:30pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
1:30pm - 2:30pm AKT (5:30pm - 6:30pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Trauma-Sensitive Relapse Prevention - Part 3, presented by Michael DeMolina, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-Occurring Disorders.

     
  • Understanding the Golden Thread from Assessment to Progress Notes, presented by Lynn Eldridge, MEd
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Documentation.

     
  • Clinical Supervision and Special Needs - Part 3, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.

     
  • The Peer Support Profession Part 3: Adding Peers to Your Teams, presented by Jenifer Galvan, BA, CPC-S
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.
2:30pm - 3:30pm AKT (6:30pm - 7:30pm ET) Exhibit Hall
Visit our virtual Exhibit Hall!
3:30pm - 4:30pm AKT (7:30pm - 8:30pm ET) VIRTUAL MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
This peer-run recovery support group will be facilitated by Ted Perkins, SMART Recovery USA, and is open to all conference registrants. 

Sponsored by Smart Recovery.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 14 CEs

8:00am - 9:00am AKT (12:00pm - 1:00pm ET) Exhibit Hall
Visit our virtual Exhibit Hall!
9:00am - 10:30am AKT (1:00pm - 2:30pm ET) KEYNOTE SESSION (1.5 CEs)

Cultural Humility in Practice: Promoting an Inclusive Environment to Those We Serve, presented by Gary Ferguson II, BS, ND
This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Working with Diverse Populations.

10:30am - 11:00am AKT (2:30pm - 3:00pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
11:00am - 12:00pm AKT (3:00pm - 4:00pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Pandemic, Economic Uncertainty, Compounding Natural Disasters, Political Turmoil: Addressing the Rapidly Rising Behavioral Health Needs of Caregivers and Communities, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Rachel Gearhart, LCSW, CDC I, and Angela Tate, MEd, LPC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

     
  • Confidentiality Rule Changes and 42 CFR, presented by H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Confidentiality.

     
  • Planning and Development of an Effective Tele-health Program in a MAT Setting, presented by Ronald J. Vlasaty, Jr., BA
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

     
  • Supervision of Peer Specialists, presented by Shannon Harris, CDCS, NCAC I
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Principles and Practices of Supervision.
12:00pm - 12:30pm AKT (4:00pm - 4:30pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
12:30pm - 1:30pm AKT (4:30pm - 5:30pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Building a Community of Support to Reduce Suicide, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Bart Andrews, PhD, and Laura M. Frey, PhD, LMFT
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

     
  • Integrating ASAM Criteria into Practice, presented by Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP II
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for ASAM Practice.

     
  • Developing a Telemental Health Business, presented by Jay Ostrowski, MA, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, BC-TMH
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Ethics.

     
  • The Effectiveness of Peer Recovery in Diverse Communities, presented by Masica Jordan, EdD, LCPC, CPRS, and Stephanie Strianse, MA, NCPRSS
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Working with Diverse Populations.
1:30pm - 2:00pm AKT (5:30pm- 6:00pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Take a break, visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
2:00pm - 3:00pm AKT (6:00pm - 7:00pm ET) BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 CE each)
  • Trauma Informed Care Systems: An Alaska Community Behavioral Health Organization's Journey to Becoming Trauma Informed, presented by Danny Gladden, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Bryan Hartzler, PhD, and Brandi Burchett, LPCS, LCAS, MAC
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Co-Occurring Disorders.

     
  • Building Ethics into Practice, presented by Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP II
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for NAADAC Ethics.

     
  • Business Practices in a COVID-19 Environment, presented by Jerry Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC, and Courtney Donovan, PhD
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Special Issues in Behavioral Health.

     
  • Peer Coaching of the Future: Using Technology to Overcome Barriers, presented by Venus Woods, Kerby Kraus, and Julee Douglas
    This session satisfies the ACBHC QAP category requirement for Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance.
3:00pm - 3:30pm AKT (7:00pm - 7:30pm ET) Exhibit Hall BREAK
Visit our virtual Exhibit Hall, or network!
3:30pm - 4:00pm AKT (7:30pm - 8:00pm ET) Closing Ceremony: Looking Towards 2021
Wrap up the conference with NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, AAPA President Courtney Donovan, PhD, outgoing NAADAC Northwest Regional Vice President Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP, and incoming NAADAC Northwest Regional Vice President Sharon “Shari” B. Rigg, LAC.