The 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars features a broad array of topics and formats, including five all-day pre-conference seminars on October 5, daily keynote speakers in plenary sessions, breakout workshops, and events on October 6-8, three all-day post-conference seminars on October 9, and a two-day U.S. DOT SAP Qualification/Requalification training on October 9-10. 

Business & Partner Meetings

Thursday, OCTOBER 4

10:00AM – 4:00PM          INCASE Board Meeting

6:00PM – 7:30PM            NASAC Advisory Board

7:30PM – 9:00PM            NASAC Commissioners Meeting

Friday, OCTOBER 5

7:30AM – 8:30AM           NAADAC Executive Committee Breakfast

8:00AM – 5:00PM           NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting

11:30AM – 12:30PM          NAADAC Executive Committee Lunch     

Saturday, OCTOBER 6

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NCC AP Meeting

11:30AM – 12:30PM         NAADAC Regional & International Caucus Meetings

7:00PM – 8:00PM           INCASE Membership Meeting

8:00PM – 10:00PM         INCASE Reception

Sunday, OCTOBER 7

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting

12:00PM – 1:00PM          NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Lunch

Monday, OCTOBER 8

8:00AM – 5:00PM          NCC AP Meeting

Friday, October 5 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:30am – 7:00pm Registration
7:30AM – 9:00pm BOOKSTORE OPEN
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast (for PRE-Conference Attendees only)
8:30am – 5:00pm PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment in Recovery 
Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) includes maintenance pharmacotherapy, replacement therapies, chemically assisted detoxification or recovery, agonist mediated “anti-priming” treatments, pharmacologic restoration of neuro-homeostasis, addiction vaccines, pharmacogenomics, and genetic treatment that “reset” the addicted brain. These terms would have been incomprehensible or even oxymoronic to the recovery field just a few short years ago. Recent advances in understanding and acceptance of addiction as a chronic persistent medical disorder resulting from anomalous neurocellular, neurochemical and neurofunctional elements in vulnerable individuals has resulted in an explosive growth of clinical and medical treatment resources targeted to address both the cortical (conscious) and the sub-cortical (instinctive) brain processes involved in addiction. This presentation will review MAT and other developments in addiction treatment, as well as the challenges to sustain continued abstinence (relapse prevention).

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Deborah Fenton-Nichols, EdD, LPC, LAC, NCC
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce addiction counselors and other helping professionals to the study of pharmacology and to increase their familiarity with the signs and symptoms of psychoactive substances. Before pharmacology can be explored, it is important to understand the direct connection between psychoactive substance use, brain functioning, and addiction. This workshop is not intended to make clinicians or service providers experts in pharmacology. However the information presented will provide facts that can assist in the assessment, treatment, and referral of clients.

Clinical Supervision: A Relational and Individualized Approach
Thomas Durham, PhD
Effective clinical supervision is a mutual endeavor of clinical oversight and professional growth. It is a process that conceptualizes learning for the counselor that involves much more than monitoring a counselor’s work. This workshop is an overview of NAADAC’s new Manual: Clinical Supervision: a Self-Study Guide and Workbook and will demonstrate the processes of supervision that make it an essential component in effective clinical care. Areas of focus include: relational dynamics; individualized approaches and strength-based competencies – all hallmarks of skill development through evidence-based supervision that ultimately leads to effective client care. The workshop will be interactive and comprise a combination of didactic presentations, class discussions, and small group experiential exercises.

Wholehearted Journey to Ethics
Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF
Wholehearted Journey to Ethics is an experiential workshop to explore the journey behavioral health professionals take to grow personally, professionally and in the organizations they work. Using the research-based resilience components from Brene Brown’s curriculum, we will apply tools to our daily work. Behavioral health professionals have a tough job meeting the needs of patients, their families, collateral contacts, referral sources and regulatory agencies. This is the source of ethical issues. It is critical to focus on self awareness and care of ourselves as we practice well-being within our teams. It is even more critical that organizations practice these components to develop healthy organizational cultures where staff can be well. We will practice methodology of a wholehearted life by being vulnerable, authentic and rising after falling. The behavioral health industry can be better served by approaching workforce and workplace issues in a cohesive and comprehensive approach that is offered in this curriculum. We are starting a movement and hope you will join us!

Telebehavioral Health Legal & Ethical Best Practices: Dos and Don'ts  
Marlene Maheu, PhD
This innovative, fast-moving yet introductory workshop will provide a practical overview of telebehavioral health laws and evidence-based techniques required by the NAADAC ethical code. Legal issues covered will include licensure, informed consent, mandated reporting, malpractice carriers, HIPAA, HITECH, privacy and confidentiality. Ethical issues will include boundaries, competence and client/patient education techniques. Practical issues include conducting an online intake, planning for and handling emergencies. Smartphones, iPads, apps, texting & other innovative practice issues will reviewed. Discussions will include examples of skills needed to practice/supervise using videoconferencing. Extensive handouts and references will be provide for audience members. Attend this program to glimpse how you too, can legally and ethically leverage the power and reach of telehealth to lower your overhead, reach more people, and increase your profits – often from home!

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for Pre-Conference attendees only)
5:00pm – 8:00pm WELCOME RECEPTION in Exhibit Hall
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Saturday, October 6 – Up to 8 CEs available

6:30am – 7:30am Morning Excercise
7:00am – 4:30pm Registration 
7:00AM – 5:00PM BOOKSTORE OPEN
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 4:15pm Poster Presentations
7:00am – 4:15pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am – 9:45am MORNING KEYNOTE

Welcome & State of NAADAC
Matthew Feehry, LCDC, MBA; Commander Karen Hearod, LCSW, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP; Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC, John McAndrew

9:45am – 10:00am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 11:30am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
America Wakes Up – The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Our Country
Matthew Feehery, LCDC, MBA
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US; 63,000 people died in 2017 and opioids account for 70% of the total. Physicians and hospitals are struggling to reverse 20 years of opioid prescribing practices while looking for alternative medications to effectively treat acute and chronic pain. What actions can counselors and healthcare providers take to help patients find relief and appropriate treatment for opioid overuse and opioid use disorder? What are effective approaches besides opioids for treating and managing chronic pain? This presentation will explore education, prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment options that offer sensible policies to manage and deliver compassionate and effective healthcare in the midst of the opioid crisis.

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
Behavioral Approaches For Substance Use Disorder Group Process
Deborah Harkness, MS, LAADC, CATC
This session will define the parameters of psycho-educational groups, skills development groups, cognitive–behavioral/problem-solving groups, support groups, and interpersonal process groups. It will identify and discuss the fundamental steps of the group treatment process. It will explain implementation of clinical practices in the group treatment process. In addition, the session will examine the benefits and problems of each orientation to be described. Finally, there will be direction and discussion of the application and practice of these techniques in the group counseling process.

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Military/Veterans SUD Resources and Rationale
Ron Pritchard, CSAC, CAS, NCAC II
This session will focus on providing the attendee with an exploration of the current substance use disorder program resources, obstacles, and treatment philosophies within the Department of Defense. Presenter Ron Pritchard will also discuss workforce status and provide an overview of the possible impact and future trends of substance use on the military and veteran population.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: Practical Steps to Understanding and Improving Treatment
Laura Walsh, PsyD
The effective treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in conjunction with co-occurring substance use disorders has long plagued professionals, their patients, and their patients' families. Psychostimulants are the most common treatment modality but often contribute to the cycle of relapse. Untangling these issues can be a long and arduous road. Dr. Laura Linebarger is an expert in the treatment of substance use disorders, process and behavioral issues, and ADHD in adults.  This presentation illustrates the nuanced differences between the symptoms of each issue, describes the regulatory interactions between ADHD and substance use, and offers a balance of practical strategies and tools for managing symptoms of ADHD while navigating the process of recovery at different stages.

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
What Is the Value of Accreditation to my Organization?
Michael W. Johnson, MA, CAP
Description coming soon.

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
Adolescent Sexual Behaviors in Cyber Age
Michael Dunn, LMFT, MAC, CSAT
This workshop is about understanding the new developments in adolescent sexual behaviors. Since pornography came online and became easily accessable, there have been notable changes in the sexual behaviors in adolescents. This workshop will focus on the new sexual trends and behaviors. The workshop will also visit the seven ways in which adolescents act out sexually and how it affects treatment protocol.

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
How Cultural and Linguistic Competence Can Help Reduce Disparities in Behavioral Health
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, CCS, NCAC II
Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) has gained attention as a potential strategy to reducing health disparities and achieving health equity in health care.  This workshop will demonstrate how providers can reduce disparities through culturally and linguistically responsive and unbiased quality care including steps addressing governance, leadership, workforce, communication and language assistance, organizational engagement, continuous improvement, and accountability.  It will also examine individual cultural factors that can affect health and health care, such as language, communication styles, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
Ethical Considerations for Recovery Community Organizations
Donald McDonald, MSW, LCAS
Communities of Recovery are organizing and mobilizing across the nation in response to the unrelenting addiction epidemic and ironically diminishing resources. Recovery Community Organizations (RCO) are independent nonprofits led and governed by the recovery community. RCOs often open Recovery Community Centers (RCC) employing Peer Recovery Coaches, providing emotional, affiliational, and instrumental supports. RCOs, RCCs, and Peer Recovery Coaches live in the ethical gray area of recovery support services. This breakout will explore our varied definitions of ethics and test them against highly relevant case examples.

TRACK: EDUCATION/INCASE 
Project-Based Learning in Research Courses
Therissa Libby, PhD
Students in addiction studies programs are expected to embrace evidence-based practices, and must therefore know what constitutes valid evidence. Educators foster deeper understanding and enhanced critical thinking about research when we incorporate research proposals and projects into our courses. In this workshop, participants examine options and share experience on project-based learning in research courses in addiction studies programs, with specific examples from both graduate and undergraduate courses.

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 
Impacting National Addiction & Recovery Policy & Legislation – What You Can Do at Home & in DC
Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS and Michael Kemp, NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW
More attention than ever is being paid to substance use disorder policy issues, with important legislation and funding currently being considered on state and national levels. NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs will discuss current national issues – workforce, veterans, healthcare are a few - and your associations’ involvement to move legislation forward. Each addiction professional has an ethical responsibility to advocate on behalf of policy that benefits those we serve. We will discuss practical ways you can be involved, both in Washington, DC and, most importantly, in your local district. Please join us to learn what you can do!

11:30am – 12:30pm NAADAC REGIONAL CAUCUS MEETINGS

Mid-Atlantic Regional Caucus
Mid-Central Regional Caucus
Mid-South Regional Caucus
North Central Regional Caucus
Northeast Regional Caucus
Northwest Regional Caucus
Southeast Regional Caucus
Southwest Regional Caucus
International Regional Caucus
Military Regional Caucus

12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:30pm – 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Improving Opioid MAT Prescribing Readiness
Todd Molfenter, PhD
Pharmacotherapy/Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) is an evidenced-based practice for opioid use disorders (OUDs). Yet, well under 50% of individuals with OUDs receive this treatment in substance use disorder treatment programs. This workshop will use experiences and data from over 100 organizations to describe how to assess organizational and counselor readiness for OUD MAT. Preferred organizational supports for opioid agonist treatment will be explained along with a clinician decision-making model that provides a point-by-point analysis of what facilitates and impedes clinicians in prescribing OUD MAT. This workshop is for those wanting to start or expand their OUD MAT programs.

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
Worlds Apart - What Works in Adolescent Treatment and Why
James Campbell, LPC, CAC II, MAC
Sometimes adolescents can seem as though they come from an entirely different world, and in some regards they do! There has been a wealth of recent discoveries about adolescent development and learning. Unfortunately, there is frequently a disconnect between what we know works best with adolescents and the treatment modalities we use when working with them. This session reviews recent research and discoveries and explores how to best apply that knowledge to effectively treat adolescents. There is also an emphasis on practical application.

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Resilient Families: How Communities Can Cultivate Adaptability Within Family Systems
Karyl Sabbath, PhD, LICDC, LAC
Recovery for families involves the positive managing of stressors, coping with changing roles, and the availability of support. We will examine how learning to cope with manageable stress is critical for the development of resilience. Communication and community support will be highlighted as essential to family members building biological resistance to adversity and experiencing resilient outcomes. Community performance of bonding, bridging, and linking is critical to family members cultivation of stability and finding a rhythm in family life with confidence to manage change. To conclude the session, participants will discuss community-based programming that can be used to enhance resilience among families.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Neuroscience Introduces Physiological Brain Treatment to SUD and Addiction
Judi Kosterman, PhD
Truly integrative medicine for SUD/addiction is now here! Non-pharma/non-invasive physiological brain treatment, brings science-based discussion and treatment to SUD/addiction as a “brain condition.” Compounded by the Opiate National Health Emergency, SUD/addiction have are treated primarily through behavioral health modalities, sometimes with medication assistance. Protocols now based in non-pharma, physiological science bring data-driven results to suffering individuals as they are combined with science-based behavioral health therapies. The current state of the research, treatment, outcomes, legislation and payors involved with Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided Resonance Therapy (MeRT) will be presented with discussion of the concrete way in which NAADAC members can now get directly involved.

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Grant Writing 101
Bruce Reed, PhD, LCDC, CRC and Miranda Lopez PhD(c), MA
The ability to acquire external funding through grants is a valuable skill to have and it is a skill that can be learned, developed, and improved. This presentation will provide the basics of writing a winning proposal. Included in the presentation will be “how to build a case,” writing in a specific, descriptive style, an examination of common calls for proposals, and how to create an essential outline directly related to the call for proposal. Also covered will be the typical grant proposal review process - the more a grant writer can think like a reciewer, the greater the chances of success. Common sources of grant funding, including federal and foundation course, as related to addictions prevention and treatment will be discussed and resources related to these competitions will be shared.

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
Eating Disorders 101
Malcom Horn, LCSW, LAC, MAC
This presentation will inform clinicians about eating disorders, including how common they are and what the clinical indications are for treatment.  Although eating disorders have been recognized for decades, their diagnosis, understanding, and prevalence across cultures and gender is on the rise. This presentation will help practitioners gain an understanding of the diagnostic features, appropriate treatment interventions, and the psycho-pathology behind the disorders.

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
Harm Reduction: Are We Ready For It? Lessons from Portugal 
Eluterio Blanco, Jr., MAC, LADC & Rachita Sharma LPC-S, CRC
Until 1999, Portugal had the second-highest rate of drug use in Europe, with nearly 1% of its population using. In 2001, Portugal radically changed its drug policy by decriminalizing drug possession and use. The government shifted from a traditional punishment approach to a revolutionary treatment model that serves as a case study on drug policy. Participants in this seminar will learn about the complexity of this issue through a lecture presentation and personal anecdotes of the presenter who engaged in a 10-day seminar accessing the institutions, charities, and specialists who helped navigate the many different sides of the war on drugs in Portugal, as well as an interactive assessment to determine if harm reduction policy changes are a viable option in the U.S.

TRACK: EDUCATION/INCASE
Teaching Anti-Oppression: Constructing Experiential Exercises to Teach About Oppression
Deborah Mosby, MS, LADC, CPP, MAC, and Theodore Tessier MA, LMFT, LADC, MAC
Instructors will present various experiential exercises addressing oppression and ask participants to participate. After participating in the exercises, participants will take part in small group discussions that will further help them to learn to understand cultural and racial differences using these tools so they can talk about the topic in their classes. Participants will engage in instructional applications used in the teaching. 

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
Novel Approaches to Peer Support Services: Incorporating Peers Into a Hospital Medicine Unit
Elizabeth Shilling, PhD, LPC and Laura Veach PhD, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Peer Support Specialists (PSS) provide unique and critical services to individuals with substance use disorders. This presentation will review substance-related services at one hospital and how a team of clinical addiction specialists integrated two peer support specialists into these existing services. Participants will learn about the service definitions for peer support, unique training and supervision needs of peers, ethical considerations for integrating peer services, and the challenges associated with adding peer support services in a hospital setting.

TRACK: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
Affiliate Leadership Training
HeidiAnne Werner, CAE, NAADAC Director of Operations & Finance and Jessica Gleason, JD, NAADAC Director of Communications

4:00pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15pm – 5:45pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSION

Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction 
Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III
The science of substance-related and addictive disorders has now become “mainstream” in public awareness and that is helping to both erode its stigma and inspite innovative new treatment approaches. Genetic, epigenetic, pharmacology, brain imaging, and other research techniques/tools validate addiction and even its recrudescence (relapse) episodes as being due to neurobiological variances in those who experience addiction. This presentation will explore the evolving science of addiction and help to explain how it is changing the way we look at substance-related and addictive disorders, as well as how its management is also changing. It will also present the neuroplasticity of brain cells that can be observed during the recovery process and provide an update on the tools and processes that help promote sustained recovery.

6:30pm - 8:00pm LETTER TO MY MOTHER DOCUMENTARy MOVIE NIGHT & PANEL
Letter to My Mother is a visual and literary body of work created by artist Branislav Jankic that reveals an impactful look into the lives of mothers suffering from addiction in the United States. The project strives to lift the stigma of addiction and create an international support system for those suffering from this disease, particularly mothers.

The short film was shot during the first exhibition of the project in New York in June of 2016. Join artist Branislav Jankic, producer Goran Macura, Ben Levenson of the Levenson Foundation, and Sherri Layton, LCDC, for a viewing of the film and a panel discussion.
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Sunday, October 7 – Up to 6 CEs available

6:30am – 7:00am Sunday Religious Services
6:30am – 7:30am Morning excercise
7:30am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30am – 4:30pm Registration
7:30AM – 4:30PM Bookstore
7:30am – 2:00pm Poster Presentation
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30am – 10:00am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION

Mechanisms of Addiction and Recovery: Treatment Implications
Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP
The current focus on recovery involves connecting addiction, mental health, and physical health threatening behaviors into an integrated care perspective. There are a variety of ways to approach integration of care. Most models focus on problems or providers. This presentation proposes that effective integrated care models should seek to create a collaborative framework that is truly client/patient centered that can accommodate not only multiple conditions and problems, but also client characteristics like readiness to change, self-efficacy, and self-regulation.  A dynamic understanding of the personal process of change and recovery, as well as current efforts to create an integrative screener offers a way to organize and track client progress and problems and guide interventions.

10:00am – 10:15am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15am – 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Breakthrough Innovations in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment – New Medical Treatment Standards for OUD
Wiley Patterson, MD
It is possible to completely prevent opiate overdose death and reduce alcohol and opiate cravings 80 – 100% with naltrexone, a safe, non-addictive, generic, well studied prescription medication with a very low side effect profile. In addition, patients’ mood improves within hours, daily activity functionality improves straightaway, and patients engage in therapy at a much higher level. How naltrexone works in a clinical setting will be covered in practical detail, discussing indications, side effects, pharmacology, different forms of administration, including naltrexone implants, and the psychology of its use so you can achieve such results in your practice.

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
In It to Win It: Helping Families Heal From Addiction Through Family Therapy
Christina Migliara, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, MAC, CAP, CASAC
This presentation discusses how addiction impacts the family and the importance of properly treating both the client with the substance use disorder and the family unit through family therapy.  The presentation will cover specific family systems approaches to working with families, discuss reunification after treatment, and ongoing support for the family to help prevent relapse and healing for all. 

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps: A Cultural Approach to Personal Recovery
J. Carlos Rivera, CADC-II
The Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps program was developed by White Bison to provide a culturally appropriate 12 step program for Indigenous people, and is based upon teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of Change. It is designed in a series of modules that enable people to meet their individual needs. As part of the overall cultural approach, participants learn to use traditional cultural practices to assist them in maintaining a healthy, balanced life, free from alcohol and other substance use.  The framework allows for the program to be adapted to fit the cultural and spiritual preferences of the people who are participating, and can provide support and direction for those recovering from alcohol use or substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Co-Occuring Disorders & the Criminal Mind
Julie Otis, BS, CADAC II
The majority of individuals in the criminal justice system suffer from a substance use disorder, mental health disorder, or both. Mainstream society does not look kindly upon these individuals because of the stigma surrounding the ever popular debate of choice vs. disease. The DSM-5 explains how these disorders tend to overlap. Many treatment methods have been developed to combat behavior choices, but many programs do not understand how integrated treatment may be the best and most effective approach. 

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Caring for the Caring: Organizational Policies to Support Providers Working with Trauma Survivors
W. David Holden, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
Caregivers working with trauma survivors frequently struggle with compassion fatigue. Employers often encourage caregivers to cultivate resilience through self-care, but organizations may structure the work of caregivers in ways that reduce or intensify compassion fatigue.  This presentation describes factors contributing to compassion fatigue and recommends organizational policies to reduce it.  Ideal policies should attend closely to caregivers’ emotional responses to their clients and work environment.  Examples of such policies include the expectation of ongoing clinical supervision, customary practice of evidence-based self-care techniques during the course of the working day, and generous provision of mental health services for caregivers.

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
Sex, Drugs, and Interactions
Brian Lengfelder, LCPC, CAADC, SAP, CSAT
The understanding of sex addiction as a mental health problem has paralleled a growing acceptance of multiple addictions, including substances and behaviors. It is important to explore how multiple addictions interact in order for our clients to have successful outcomes from treatment. Sometimes clients use one of their addictions to mask or dismiss the other, perhaps more shameful addiction, or may work on intensifying one another.  This workshop is designed to assess, explore, and provide appropriate treatment for individuals with multiple addictions.

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
Minority Stress Considerations in Substance Use Treatment for LGBTQ People
Kate Lehmann, MA, LADC, SAP, ADCR-MN
LGBTQ people (sexual minorities) experience substance use disorders at two to three times the rate of members of the sexual majority.  Using the Minority Stress Model can help in analyzing and explaining these high rates and it can also provide guidance for both public policy priorities and treatment strategies.  This presentation will review a cross section of studies testing the minority stress model on different LGBTQ sub groups and will discuss implications for public policy and treatment issues.  Audience members will be encouraged to contribute examples and suggestions for practical applications.

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
Peer Recovery During Incarceration
John Shinholser
John Shinholser presents on his years of experience fostering therapeutic environments within the walls of correctional facilities. By creating recovery pods in correctional facilities, incarcerated individuals have the opportunity to build a foundation of recovery and benefit from peer support services facilitated by authentic peer to peer recovery organizations.

TRACK: EDUCATION/INCASE
Experiential Learning in Addiction Education
Chaniece Winfield, ACS, LPC, MAC, CAADC
This presentation will review target post-secondary educators who teach undergraduate addiction courses. Within this presentation, the presenter will provide an overview of this evidence based teaching style and its benefit to addiction practitioner development. The presenter will also discuss specific experiential activities that can be facilitated with undergraduate students in addiction courses. Through participation in this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about specific experiential activities such as abstinence projects, simulated addiction groups, and hands on experiential exercises that can assist undergraduate students with dispelling stereotypes, exploring biases, and other factors that lead to a positive practitioner identify in addiction treatment.

11:45am – 2:00pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00Pm – 5:00pm NCC AP Testing
2:00pm - 3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Tobacco Use Disorder and E-Cigarettes: Are They Good for Patients to Quit Smoking?
Maher Karam Hage, MD, CTTS
This presentation will cover the epidemiology of tobacco use and the newly evolving concepts of e-cigarettes and the "heat no burn" tobacco known as HnB. It will address the impact of tobacco use on public health and on patients' health, as well as the major and the basic treatment options available today and how they work.

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
SBIRT Skill Building Training - Are You Ready For It?
Stephen Vega, MAC, LPC, LCDC and Eluterio Blanco MAC, LCDC
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.  This training session has been developed for professionals in all health-related careers as a means to teach how to conduct substance use screenings, engage patients using Motivational Interviewing, and refer patients to appropriate substance use disorder treatment. Motivational Interviewing training is a major component of this process.

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Opening a Recovery High School...What a Trip!
Sasha McLean, LMFT, LPC and John Cates  MA, LCDC
A recovery high school can be of critical importance in adolescent recovery.  This workshop will help you launch your dreams of creating one of the most powerful tools for recovery of young people. John Cates and Sasha McLean will bring their decades of experience to share the secrets of success and the processes for development of a recovery high school.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Implementing Effective Delivery of Clinical Services for the Complexities of Co-Occurring Disorders 
Hal Baumchen, PsyD, LP, LADC
A myriad of difficulties including withdrawal effects, sleep deprivation, chemical imbalance, traumatic experiences, and emotional issues including ADHD, anxiety, and depression compromise a client’s cognitive processing abilities. Because abstract reasoning is inherently more difficult, clients need concrete and practical treatment materials in order to achieve long-term recovery. This workshop presents ten key Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies with ready to use clinical interventions and original resources that can be implemented immediately to increase your overall clinical effectiveness. Participants will build their knowledge of CBT and learn specific interventions to help clients identify strengths, challenge negative thinking, and develop positive recovery skills.

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Ethics and Social Media
Kelly Scaggs, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, MAC
This training will focus on navigating the arena of ethics for counselors, focusing specifically on how these ethical issues are impacted in today’s age of social media. We will examine questions such as when and if it is appropriate for a professional counselors to have a presence on social media and if so, what is appropriate to post. What are the pitfalls of social media and dual relationships? We will also look at other forms of electronic communication such as email and texting and their role in the therapeutic relationship. 

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
The Fear of Missing Out: Dimensions of Personality and Psychopathology in Smartphone Overuse
Errol Rodriguez, PhD, CRC, MAC
Recent increases in anxiety, depression, and distractibility appear related to staying connected with others in real-time through social media. These symptoms, within the context of social networking, has been described as a subset of anxiety from a “fear of missing out” (FoMO). The compulsive use of mobile phones to mediate this anxiety through frequent social media use has raised questions about personality functioning, behavioral addiction, and comorbidities. Recent research reported moderate levels of neuroticism predicted FoMO. This research was expanded to evaluate other personality dimensions influencing FoMO and whether low levels of psychological well-being was an additional factor. This presentation will report on these findings and offer recommendations for counselor intervention.

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
No God No Problem: Accommodating a Growing Appetite for Secular 12 Step Facilitation
Joe Chisholm
Demographics are changing in America, and one in five prefers a secular approach to 12 Step recovery. Joining vital non-AA secular approaches (Women for Sobriety, SMART, Life Ring), AA’s growing atheist/agnostic community offers literature, groups, conferences and online community. Facilities and professionals, unarmed with secular narratives for 12 Step facilitation, may find themselves in the litigious cross-hairs of First Amendment violation lawsuits that have targeted drug/alcohol court judges, parole officers, and treatment centers with awards of up to $2 million. Furthermore, cultural humility fosters accommodation and sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds and worldviews. This workshop will arm attendees with research on demographic patterns, current secular 12 Step resources, and a simple system to engage substance use disorder clients without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own.

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
Peer Recovery Supports: Are You Ready for a Fully Integrated System of Care?
Kimber Falkinburg, PRSS-S and Annie Powell PRSS-S
Five powerful voices in Texas recovery supports come together to present on peer recovery services impacting a statewide system in this interactive workshop. Attendees' experiences will include topics in organizational readiness, recovery coach training, family peer supports, program implementation, and community advocacy. Learn together through a panel discussion, hear case studies of practical application, and engage with peer recovery supports through collaborative exercises. Take away new and innovative approaches to fully integrated systems of care for addiction recovery.

TRACK: EDUCATION/INCASE
"But What Do We Tell the Children?" Cannabis Teaching Pedagogy in an Era of Change
Vanessa Alleyne, PhD and Sue Seidenfeld, MS, LCADC, MAC, CCS
The landscape of teaching about cannabis has been ruptured by new knowledge. Recent history of teaching about marijuana has tended to focus on its illegality and labeling as a ‘gateway drug’ leading to use of other more dangerous substances. However, the zeitgeist has turned sharply in another direction. As quickly as new knowledge about the dangers of cannabis on adolescent brain development is absorbed, we then learn about yet another new physical benefit to be derived from medicinal marijuana. The inherent conflict which now exists between marijuana pros and cons makes for complicated teaching pedagogy. As marijuana becomes increasingly decriminalized or legalized, we need to present facts and research information to all who increasingly perceive reduced harm with use of this drug.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSION

Federal Panel

6:30pm - 8:30pm NAADAC Education & Research Foundation (NERF) Auction
Entertainment by John McAndrew; Hosted by Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Monday, October 8 – Up to 6.75 CEs available

6:30am – 7:30AM morning excercise
7:30AM – 4:15pm BOOKSTORE OPEN
8:00am – 4:30pm Registration
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am Q&A with NAADAC President & Executive Director

Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

9:00am – 10:30am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION

Behavioral Care at the Crossroads: Serving Clients/Patients with 21st Century Technologies
Marlene Maheu, PhD
With the 21st century well underway, many addictions professionals are seeking answers to pivotal questions about using technology in addictions treatment. Such questions may include: Which technologies are safe to use? What if something goes wrong? Which advanced technologies are being developed for our field?  This plenary will discuss the role of apps, telehealth, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, sensors, and robotics in addictions care. It will focus on the evidence-base related to using such technologies, the legal issues involved, the role of recently published NAADAC and other association standards, guidelines, competencies, and most importantly, where to get more information. Overall, it will help the participant envision the professional use of 21st century tools for enhancing clinical care, research, policy and education.

10:30am – 10:45am Morning Break
10:45am – 12:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Neurotransmitter Balance: The Key to Understand Addiction
Jeff Sandoz, PhD, LPC, LMHC, MAP
Most healthcare professionals do not understand how detoxification/addiction affect neurochemical systems of patients. Dramatic shifts in neurotransmitters reveal changes across four stages: 1) Genetics/Trauma/Mental Illness, 2) Effects of Drugs, 3) Detoxification, 4) Therapeutic Adjustment.

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
Clinical and Ethical Issues in Managing Suicide Risk in Substance Users
John O'Neill, EdD, LCSW, LCDC, CAS
This workshop will focus on developing awareness of suicidal risk factors and warning signs in a substance using population. Participants will develop new insight into the correlation between substance use and suicide, explore ethical issues, devise risk assessments, and create appropriate interventions. Participants will be introduced to assessment techniques to develop an understanding of the client’s state of mind. Most importantly, participants will engage in an exploration of how they approach the critical conversation of well-being and safety.

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
RISE-UP! (Recovery In Supportive Environments-Updated Practices)
Kenneth Roberts, MPS, LADC, LPCC, Monique Bourgeois, MPNA, LADC, and Kris Kelly BA, CPRS
This presentation will provide a comprehensive updated overview of how a RISE (Recovering In Supportive Environments) Model incorporates key evidence based practices aligned with the SAMSHA definition of recovery into successful provision of client services. Attendees will be updated on improved strategies for successful integration of recovery residence resources, peer recovery support, care coordination, and trauma informed care for improved client outcomes.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring PTSD
Stephen Wiland, LMSW, ICADC
This presentation will address effective trauma-informed and trauma-specific treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders and posttraumatic stress, and describe the importance of including trauma-informed and trauma-specific interventions in a comprehensive service array. The trauma-informed care model popularized by Community Connections in Washington, DC will be referenced, and a number of evidence-based trauma treatments will be described, including trauma-informed motivational enhancement, TREM & Seeking Safety groups, CBT/CPT for Trauma, PET, and EMDR. Use of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Checklist (PCL-5) for assessment and subsequent outcome measurement will be emphasized.

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Measuring Outcomes to Improve the Delivery of Care, Treatment and Services
Megan Marx-Varela, MPA
Beginning in January 2018, the Joint Commission will require all programs accredited under the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC) to use a standardized instrument to collect data measuring treatment outcomes. Data collected and analyzed using the selected standardized tool(s) should be used by the accredited organization to inform and improve the delivery of care, treatment, and services. This session will focus on the Joint Commissions revised accreditation elements of performance, what research tells us about the use of standardized instruments to measHow Brain-Gut Health Supports Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Brain health should be a primary goal in treatment. Lifestyle factors (nutrition, exercise, sleep) can cause inflammation in the brain. Research continues to demonstrate how the brain-gut connection is far more important than understood in the past. Good brain health allows the brain to compensate for injury and disease. This workshop will review and discuss the effects of brain inflammation and review nutritional interventions to support brain health, as well as review other non-pharmaceutical interventions that support brain health and improves the person’s ability to partner in treatment and foster recovery. The goal of this workshop is to provide a new angle for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health to learn new treatment interventions that will support brain health and recovery. To be able to define the correlation between Brain and Gut in the treatment of brain inflammation as experienced in early recovery and during Post-Acute Withdrawal. To be able to describe how nutrition, exercise and mindfulness helps support neuroplasticity of the brain that promotes recovery and helps treat cravings and stress. List at least four non-pharmaceutical treatment interventions that promote brain-gut health and recovery Co-occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment AV: no requests ure outcomes, and the challenges programs face in selecting and implementing standardized tools to measure outcomes.

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
Similarities and Differences Between Substance Use Disorder and Disordered Gambling
Ken Litwak, II, ICGC-1, CCTP
This workshop is a verbal walkthrough of the DSM-5 Criteria with comparison between substance use disorder and disordered gambling.  The presenter brings his personal experience with recovery, experience as a certified gambling counselor, and work counseling clients with substance use disorders to describe in plain language the ways the two types of addiction are both similar and different.

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
Women Only: Could this be the Secret?
Darlene Walker, MA, CATC IV, NAC and Lynda Sanchez M.A, CATC
This presentation will discuss women-specific treatment approaches that work and why gender specific treatment offers better resiliency factors and success for women. This presentation will address important life issues that counselors and clinicians can address in an effort to make sure women receive services that aid in long-term recovery. Relapse prevention, stress management, parenting, and other related issues will be discussed, along with the importance of being mindful of the physical and mental health connection in helping women heal and recover.

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
SUD Peer Supervision
Eric Martin, MAC, CADC III, PRC, CPS and Anthony Jordan MPA, CADC III, CRM
This workshop will cover 20 core competencies for substance use disorder peer supervision.  The emerging peer recovery field of practice presents unique challenges and opportunities that differ from traditional behavioral health services.  This workshop will orient participants to the DACUM Curriculum for SUD Peer Supervision written by Eric Martin, MAC, CADC III, PRC, CPS and Anthony Jordan, MPA, CADC III, CRM. The SUD Peer Supervision Competencies has had over 1,000 downloads from WilliamWhitePapers.com. William White states, “It is absolutely amazing —the best document in the field on this subject and a major contribution.”  Participants will be oriented to using the manual in a classroom setting.

TRACK: INCASE/EDUCATION
Preparing Addictions Counselors to Work in Integrated Treatment Setting
Cheryl Mejta, PhD, Nancy Burley EdD and Shannon Dermer PhD
Substance use disorder issues often are under recognized, under diagnosed, and under treated within primary health care settings.  To improve health outcomes, there has been an emphasis on integrating behavioral health care within these settings.  However, there is a workforce shortage in addictions counseling, especially regarding those who are prepared to work within an integrated health care setting. This workshop will assist educators in identifying and developing integrated clinical internship sites and enhancing competencies of addictions counselors to effectively work within integrated health settings

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Opioid Treatment Panel: Addressing Controversy with MAT, Abstinence vs Replacement Therapy and Pain Management Interventions
Matt Feehery, MBA, LCDC (Moderator), Wiley Patterson, MD, Rick Green, LCDC, & James Lai, MD (Panelists)

How to Achieve NASAC Accreditation - Part I
Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LPC, SAP, John Korkow, PhD, LAC, SAP, Vicki Michels, PhD, and Edward Reading
NASAC accreditation began in 2011, after a joint process was agreed upon by NAADAC and INCASE. NASAC accredits institutions of higher learning to provide addiction and prevention programmatic education to students. 28 programs are currently accredited nationwide, with several more expressing interest in achieving NASAC accreditation. This workshop will explain how to apply for NASAC accreditation, and how to fully meet the standards of accreditation laid out in the NASAC application packet. This workshop is an in-depth discussion of how to properly apply for NASAC accreditation.

12:30pm – 2:15pm President’s Awards Luncheon
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
2:30pm - 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

TRACK: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Ethical Concerns in Providing Behavioral Health Services to Immigrant Populations

Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, CCS, NCAC II
This workshop will discuss aspects of the current behavioral health status of immigrants and present some ethical problems that may arise when providers fail to take into consideration the role of ethnicity, language, race, culture, immigration history and socioeconomic factors when counseling this underserved population. It will address the following questions: what are the professional/ethical responsibilities of behavioral health providers with regards to immigrants? Are there ethical and cultural dilemmas that may arise in the failure to provide adequate services to these groups?, and what steps can clinicians take in order to provide services that are culturally, linguistically, professionally and ethically appropriate?

TRACK: PHARMACOTHERAPY
Initial Results From a Study of MAT in a 12 Step Model Treatment System

Marvin Seppala, MD
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a national treatment system known for establishing the 12 Step, abstinence based model of care for substance use disorders.  In response to the opioid crisis, we initiated medication assisted treatment using buprenorphine or extended release naltrexone for those with opioid use disorders.  Our field remains divided by these two means of treating people with opioid use disorders, suggesting we should choose either medications or abstinence.  This presentation will describe our experience with combining these evidence based practices and our initial research results which will provide evidence about efficacy and outcomes.  

TRACK: CLINICAL SKILLS
The Wounded Griever: Grief Competency for Counselors Treating Substance Use Disorders

David Chastain, PhD, CSAC
This presentation addresses counseling skills regarding the grief process, experiences of loss, and the realities of death. The presentation addresses how grief, loss, and the understanding of fears related to death can complicate both the onset and maintenance of addiction recovery, and can present challenges for the counselor due to his or her unexpressed grief.  Learning objectives include analyzing how grief interacts with substance use, addiction recovery, and relapse; explaining dynamics contributing to unexpressed or long term grief; delineating the roles of resolution and acceptance in the grieving process; and examining the value of utilizing a Grief Graph. Attendees will be challenged to examine any personal process that could be interfering with clinical work regarding grief.

TRACK: RECOVERY SUPPORT
Addressing Religious and Spiritual Abuse Within LGBTQ+ Recovery
Steven Kelly, LPC, CSAT 
Many individuals within the LGBTQ+ community who are in recovery struggle with healthy spirituality as a result of religious and spiritual abuse.  Citing evidence based research, we will examine the importance of positive, healthy spirituality towards recovery outcomes within this community.  In addition, this presentation will describe the components of healthy spirituality as it relates directly to the LGBTQ+ community.  How Counselors can promote healthy spirituality with LGBTQ+ clients will be a key component of the presentation.

TRACK: CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
How Brain-Gut Health Supports Addiction and Mental Health Recovery
Mary Woods, RN-BC, LADC, MSHS, and Judith Magnon BS, RN-BC, CAC
Brain health should be a primary goal in treatment. Lifestyle factors (nutrition, exercise, sleep) can cause inflammation in the brain. Research continues to demonstrate how the brain-gut connection is far more important than understood in the past. Good brain health allows the brain to compensate for injury and disease. This workshop will review and discuss the effects of brain inflammation and review nutritional interventions to support brain health, as well as review other non-pharmaceutical interventions that support brain health and improves the person’s ability to partner in treatment and foster recovery. The goal of this workshop is to provide a new angle for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health to learn new treatment interventions that will support brain health and recovery.

TRACK: PROCESS ADDICTIONS
Understanding the Course of Recovery Over Time for Sexual Addiction
Kathy Kinghorn, LCSW, CSAT-S
Sexual addiction, like so many other addictions, has a long history of misunderstanding and misinformation. In this workshop, a brief background of the latest scientific evidence supporting a diagnosis of sexual addiction will be presented, along with an understanding of how to make an accurate assessment using a tool similar to CAGE and a unique perspective of recovery over time from this addiction.  The material will be presented with practical tools and on-line resources that clinicians can begin using immediately.  

TRACK: CULTURAL HUMILITY
"Why Does Grandma Fall So Much?" - Substance Use Disorders in the Elderly
Michael Bricker, MS, CADC-2, NCAC II, LPC
Despite acknowledgement of the issue for decades, substance use disorders among our growing elderly population often goes ignored, misdiagnosed and untreated.  This workshop examines the scope of the problem, and explores methods for prevention, identification, and treatment for elders with SUDs.

TRACK: PEER RECOVERY
Taking Stock: Comparing Probation and Treatment Systems on Recovery-Oriented Characteristics
Stacy Conner, PhD, LMFT, LMAC, Melissa Lubbers
Presenters will share results of a qualitative study assessing a community of treatment and probation services on aspects of recovery-oriented systems of care and acute-care. Background will be provided on these two models of care along with rationale for developing recovery-oriented systems of care in our communities. A special focus will be given to delineating characteristics of each model and whether these were found to exist at the level of the individual participant or the system the participant operated within. Presenters will discuss the differences found between treatment and probation systems and provide insight on how these results likely came to be. The presentation will finish with a discussion of next steps in developing and maintaining aspects of recovery-oriented systems of care.

TRACK: EDUCATION/INCASE
University, Community & Medical School Collaboration Solving Youth Substance Misuse/Addiction 
Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD, ACSW, Julie McElrath LMSW, LCDC-I, and Hannah Milne
This funded interdisciplinary project models a collaborative approach to youth and addiction.  It includes UT students, researchers from the community-based Dell Medical School (Psychiatry & Population Health Departments), and 30 faculty members at the University of Texas.  These scholars are working with students and the Youth Recovery Network (including recovery schools, service agencies and residential care settings) to determine and address the gaps in service systems and innovations for effective community interventions.   In this session, our panel will review the mechanisms of the collaborative process, share the research to practice innovations, and share the scholarly products of this Pop-Up Institute.

TRACK: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice: First Step Toward Uniform Certification
Thomas Payne, PhD, Denise Jolicoeur MPH, CHES, and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy BSW, NCACII, CDDCIII, SAP
The treatment of tobacco dependence has a long, rich clinical and research history, however, formal standards to guide evidence-based practice have been promoted only recently. The tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) credential emerged about 15 years ago. In 2017, after a long, involved process, ATTUD in collaboration with NAADAC, NCC AP, and CTTTP developed a national competency certificate. This presentation will cover the history and development of the credential, current standards for evidence-based tobacco dependence practice, the clinical relevance of tobacco use for addiction treatment, and the relevance of this development for NAADAC, its members, and the clients they serve. Evidence will be provided emphasizing the potential impact for professional activities of NAADAC members.

How to Achieve NASAC Accreditation - Part II
Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, Kirk Bowden, PhD, MAC, LPC, SAP, John Korkow, PhD, LAC, SAP, Vicki Michels, PhD, and Edward Reading
NASAC accreditation began in 2011, after a joint process was agreed upon by NAADAC and INCASE. NASAC accredits institutions of higher learning to provide addiction and prevention programmatic education to students. 28 programs are currently accredited nationwide, with several more expressing interest in achieving NASAC accreditation. This workshop will explain how to apply for NASAC accreditation, and how to fully meet the standards of accreditation laid out in the NASAC application packet. This workshop is an in-depth discussion of how to properly apply for NASAC accreditation.

4:00pm - 4:15pm Afternoon Break
4:15pm - 6:00pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE & CLOSING CEREMONY

Forgiveness: Part of the Therapeutic Process or Unfinished Business?
Robert Ackermann, PhD
No one should tell a client that he or she must forgive. Forgiveness is the most personal decision for any client who has been physically, emotionally, or spiritually harmed. Instead, everyone must decide how forgiving or not forgiving contributes to their growth and healing. This workshop will explore the dynamics of forgiveness and offer internal and external models of forgiveness for those who choose to address the process of forgiveness and those who still have unfinished business. Also, what to do about forgiveness when the perpetrator is still inflicting pain will be discussed.

Closing
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC

9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Tuesday, October 9 – Up to 7 CEs available

7:00am – 11:00am Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 4:30pm Post-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Technology-Based Interventions: Exploring New Models of Care and Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas
Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC 
Although behavioral health services are considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to services is often hindered, especially in frontier and rural areas. One approach to bridging this gap has emerged as a result of advances in technology and increased availability of and access to the Internet. Using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services, including substance use disorders treatment and recovery support, is impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. However, these growing trends towards using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services raises specific practice concerns that agency administrators and staff need to take into consideration. This two-part training series will first introduce technology-based interventions related to substance use disorders and then dig deeper into ethical considerations for professionals in the behavioral health field.

Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: Myths, Realities and Effective Approaches to Care
Thomas Durham, PhD
This one day workshop is a skill-based training that focuses on understanding, referring, and treating individuals who have co-occurring disorders. This outlines the many myths related to mental illness treatment, barriers to effective care of co-occurring disorders, commonly encountered mental disorders, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, applicable screening and assessment instruments and issues surrounding medication management and coordinating with other mental health professionals. This workshop will also introduce the integrated model of mental health and addiction treatment services, outlining how to utilize current substance abuse and mental health treatment best practices.

Recovery to Practice: Incorporating Recovery Principles in Your Practice
University of North Texas Recovery to Practice: Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, Jamie Schmitt, MSW, LCDC, PRSS-TOC, Paula Heller Garland MS, LCDC, Rick Bingham, BA, AADC, CAS, NCAC II, & Kimberly Scales, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC, CCJAP
The Recovery To Practice (RTP) Initiative is taking the state of Texas by storm! With a thriving virtual Facebook community of 900 plus addiction professionals and trained peer providers from across the state and beyond, RTP is your connection point for all things recovery! Come join us! The RTP NAADAC post-conference will help bring principles of recovery into your practice as a professional, or peer provider. Sessions include: The History of Recovery, ROSCs, Many Pathways to Recovery, Medication Assisted Recovery, Cultural Diversity, Trauma Informed Care, and the Role of Peers in Recovery. RTP was birthed out of a SAMHSA initiative in 2009. Under a grant from the Hogg Foundation, the Rehab and Health Services Dept at UNT is providing FREE RTP curriculum for addiction professionals, by partnering with TAAP, NAADAC, and colleges across the state.

8:00am - 4:30pm U.S. DOT SAP Course

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Substance Abuse Professional Qualification/Requalification Course - Day 1
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This 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 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for Post-Conference & SAP Course Attendees only)

Wednesday, October 10 – Up to 7 CEs available

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm U.S. DOT SAP Course

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Substance Abuse Professional Qualification/Requalification Course - Day 2
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This 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 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Sub-sections).

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for SAP Course Attendees only)