NAADAC invites you to its 2019 Annual Conference: Navigating the Addiction Profession in Orlando, FL from September 28 - October 3, 2019 at the Renainssance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Don't miss six days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession!  The conference will feature full-day pre- and post-conference sessions, six keynote speakers, nine tracks, over 60 breakout sessions, a two-day Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification course, a two-day Conflict Resolution for Recovery course, onsite book stores, an Awards Lunch, a packed Exhibit Hall, and exciting evening activities!  Don't miss out on this important educational event!

General schedule

Saturday, September 28 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:30am – 7:00pm Registration
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast (for PRE-Conference Attendees only)

Updates on Treating Tobacco Dependence - 7 CEs 
Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, NCTTP, FAANP, Therese Shumaker, MA, NCTTP, James Brawner, MEd, NCTTP, and Jon Ebbert, MD, MSc
Presented in partnership with the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), this full day training will consist of mini-sessions on the following topics: (1) Tobacco as a Chronic Disease; (2) Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence; (3) E-Cigarettes; (4) Treating Special Populations - Mental Health/Substance Use/Adolescents; (4) The Four Es of Tobacco Cessation for Homeless Populations; (5) Motivational Strategies; and (6) National Certificate/Certification.

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders - 7 CEs
Ehab El Kharrat, PhD
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 - 7 CEs
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: An Overview of Functions, Processes and Methodology, 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.

Being Your Most Ethical Self - 7 CEs
Kathryn Benson, NCAC II, LADAC II, QCS, SAP
This course is designed to explore the newest NAADAC Ethics Code in our examination of its intent, guidelines and directives as we come to identify and claim our higher ethical selves. Through discussion, real-life scenarios, group processing and self-examination our time together will also include tools such as Survey of Values, Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue.  

The Opioid Epidemic: A 360 View - 7 CEs   
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III, Richard Paul "Rick" Green III, BSBA, LCDC, Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD, and Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDC 
There is a lot of information being said about the opioid crisis.  This full day session will discuss the history of opioid drug use, factors that have contributed, different pathways of the use of opioids and the different pathways to treatment and recovery.  This presentation will include current research and the implications for treatment and long term recovery and policy implications these may warrant. This presentation will move from the overview of the opioid crisis to appropriate treatment and options for care  from leading experts in addictions. 

Los Opioides y La Comunidad Hispana (Opioids and the Hispanic Community) - Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Transfer Technology Center (ATTC) - 7 CEs
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II, Glory McDaniel, MA, LPCC, NCC, CAC I, and Carlos D. Costa, MHS, LCSC, MAC, SAP
Los funcionarios de salud pública han calificado a la epidemia de opioides actual como la peor crisis de drogas en la historia de los Estados Unidos, matando a más de 72,000 personas en 2017. Los opioides son un contribuyente principal a nuestra adicción y a la crisis de sobredosis. Mientras que el "uso de analgésicos opioides fue más bajo entre los adultos hispanos esta comunidad continúa siendo afectada de manera desproporcionada por los trastornos por el uso de opioides. Esta sesión proporcionará una descripción general de la epidemia de opioides, cómo el DSM 5 considera el trastorno por uso de opioides, el tratamiento actual de las afecciones relacionadas con los opioides, y "qué sigue", en los pasos que se están tomando para abordar la epidemia. 

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Lunch (for Pre-Conference attendees only)
2:00pm – 4:00pm Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC) Orientation (closed session)
6:00pm – 8:00pm WELCOME RECEPTION in Exhibit Hall 
5:00PM – 8:00pm NAADAC BOOKSTORE Open
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Sunday, September 29 - Up to 7.5 CEs available

6:30am – 7:00Am Sunday religious Service Catholic & Nondenominational
7:00am – 4:15pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00am – 4:15pm Poster Presentations & Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am – 9:45am MORNING KEYNOTE (1.75 CEs)

Welcome & State of NAADAC
Bobbie Hayes, MS, LMHC, CAP, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC

After a brief opening and welcoming remarks by NAADAC’s Executive Director and Florida NAADAC, NAADAC’s President and Executive Director will then give an overview on the state of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and reveal NAADAC’s 2019-2020 strategy and initiatives for the addiction profession.

The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction
Kevin McCauley, MD
The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding not only of addiction (substance use disorder), but also how brains enable human capacities such as valuation, decision-making and social cognition. Following the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s definition of addiction, this lecture describes the current neuroscientific models of this brain disorder. Addiction shows us how the brain constructs pleasurable experiences, what happens when this process goes wrong, and why this can have a dramatic impact on our ability to make proper choices. The lecture links the pathophysiology of addiction to the symptoms of SUD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

9:45am – 10:00am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 11:30am BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

Co-occurring Disorders - Psychiatry and Substance Use
Abid Nazeer, MD, CMO
“When two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person, simultaneously or sequentially, they are described as comorbid. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that affect the course and prognosis of both” How common is comorbidity between mental illness and SUD? The high prevalence rate of this comorbidity has been widely documented in numerous population studies over the past 30+ years. Data shows that persons diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder are about twice as likely to suffer from a substance use disorder compared to general population. The opposite is true as well, persons diagnosed with a substance use disorder are twice as likely to suffer from a mood or anxiety disorder.

Marijuana: Cannabis Use Disorder and Its Treatment
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III
Many states have now legalized both medical and recreational use of marijuana despite increasing medical evidence that demonstrate is use, especially in its newer highly potent forms (“dabs," "vapes," "edibles,” etc.), and synthetic cannabinoids (“Spice”) result in addiction and other medical and mental health problems. Increased use especially by youth has resulted in increased reports and studies associating its use to accidents, adverse medical/law enforcement interventions, psychosis, thought disorders, loss of IQ, seizures, syncope, hyperemesis, heart and other medical complications. This presentation will look at marijuana as a drug, including its mental health and abuse complications as well as its potential benefits in the treatment of some medical disorders. The botany, chemistry, pharmacology, impact on the adolescent brain and especially the 8-9% of users who develop Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) will be explored. Current treatments of CUD will also be reviewed.

Incorporating Grief & Trauma Therapy into Substance Use Disorder Groups
Aimee Hicks, MS, MAC, APC, NCC and Caroline Fernandes, MS, CCHT, CHWLC, CCEP
Individuals with substance use disorders are a vulnerable population who face several psychological, emotional, and somatic difficulties which negatively affect their quality of life, including significantly impacting the social and economic influence on a global level. Considering the staggering rise in substance use disorder and the increasing awareness and researches of grief and trauma-based therapies in psychology and medicine, this presentation will review techniques on grief & trauma therapy-based relapse prevention.

Beyond Acronyms: Clinical Coaching on Motivational Interviewing to Improve Outcomes
Casey Jackson, MSW, LICSW, MAC, CDP
Can you demonstrate fidelity-based motivational Interviewing (MI) that consistently improves outcomes? This advanced MI training will examine the Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA), which is used internationally to build fidelity-based practitioners and programs to improve outcomes. The MICA was developed to assess clinical competence in MI from a quality assurance perspective, as well as provide a quality improvement process for practitioners who want to move to a proficient mastery of MI. We will cover the skills measured in clinical communication that determine fidelity-based MI. In the training we will distinguish a practitioner/agency driven conversation from a person-centered approach from a fidelity-based MI intervention.

Training Graduate Students to Treat Addictive Behaviors: The Importance of Reflective Supervision
Jennifer Tippett, PsyD
Reflective supervision is especially important for students working with addictive disorders because the population being served often illicit especially strong reactions and feelings from the student, of which they may or may not be aware. Historically, other forms of supervision rely on a more didactic mode of supervision, leaving the student vulnerable to unprocessed counter-transference, negative reactions, and even burn-out. This greatly impacts the student’s ability to gain the skills needed to effectively treat clients, as well as collaborate with them in the treatment space.

Mapping Recovery Support
Doreen O'Connor-Nash, CDP and Aylene Zeiger, CDP, NCAC I
In this presentation, we will look at recovery under the ‘it takes a village’ concept that includes treatment, SUD community support, and family support. In this presentation, we will focus on traditional and alternative community support, including resources for military service members, Native Americans, members of the LGBTQIA community, and first responders. We will look at how to access support for parents, families, and loved ones, exploring several models of intervention as well as current trends in treatment. We will explore how to blend sober support into a cohesive treatment plan that will meet ASAM criteria. We will include a sample treatment plan to assist the clinician in developing individual plans and discuss how to formulate a plan with an initial objective, goal, step-by-step process with measurable progress, and expected timeline.

Technology and Clinical Supervision: The New Frontier
Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Obtaining clinical supervision can be a challenge in areas where quality, affordable supervisors are few and far between. This workshop will highlight the professional opportunities of online video supervision and identify some of the challenges of using this emerging modality, paying particular attention to ethical considerations.

Deconstructing Infidelity: Beyond the Lens of Addiction
Talal H. Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT
This workshop was created to help counselors of all levels conceptualize infidelity beyond the lens of addiction. The various manifestations of infidelity and the factors contributing to its occurrence make it difficult to develop a multifaceted framework to understand its causes and develop effective treatment. In this workshop, counselors will learn about the different theoretical models related to the etiology of infidelity such as the evolutionary biology and sociological perspectives. Counselors will also learn about the individual and group variables that affect the likelihood of engaging in sexual and emotional affairs and the different ways infidelity manifests across individuals and dyads from different backgrounds.

National ATTC Presention - Cross-Cultural Communication Principles: The Global Dynamics of Interaction
Alfredo Cerrato
This session will introduce addiction treatment professionals to cultural communications principles that go beyond cultural awareness. International cultural literacy is a significant first step, but understanding the governing dynamics of multicultural communication will help you elevate your practice and your relationship with your staff to the next level. Cross-cultural communication requires an interdisciplinary approach. It involves literacy in fields such as anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, and communication. With these engagement principles, you will be better able to develop strategies that will help you attract and serve growing populations within your community.

Affiliate Leadership Training
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP and Lance Clark, MBA
Are you an Affiliate President or on an Affiliate Board? Do you know the tools that NAADAC has for you? Come learn about how to pull lists of your members, process for membership rebates, March to Membership, and conference support.


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

12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00pm – 2:00pm Military Regional Caucus & Military and Veteran Advisory Committee (MVAC) Meeting (1 BH)
2:30pm – 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

Rethinking the Role of Shame
Adi Jaffe, PhD
Addiction is one of the most prevalent and destructive mental health issues, with overdose deaths alone overtaking all other forms of accidental deaths in the nation. Treatment engagement is extremely poor, and outcomes are lacking, leaving many hopeless. This workshop will reconsider our current approaches to treating addiction and offer a new take on the problem, rethinking our current understanding. We will discuss and elucidate research regarding the role of labels in shame and stigma and treatment resistance and discuss tools and techniques and a different set of language and belief-based approaches to improve engagement and retention.

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma on Black Fathers
Eddie McCaskill, LPC, LCSW, MAT, NBCC
Black fathers who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences before age eighteen may be at a higher risk for depressive disorders as adults. Childhood adversities that occur before the age of eighteen have shown to have severe negative impact in their lives as children as well as poor outcomes in their adult lives (Salinas-Miranda et al., 2015). The victim may be at increased risk of experiencing homelessness, substance misuse, suicide, and mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety at a higher rate than the regular population (Al-Shawi & Lafta, 2015). The workshop will discuss and examine if and to what extent trauma and adverse childhood experiences impact the lives of Black fathers who have experienced trauma or one of the ten indicators of adverse childhood experiences.

The Gamification of Addiction Studies Course: Using Games to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes
Jennifer Londgren, EdD, LMFT, NCC, LADC-S
The gamification of learning is an educational approach used to motivate students in learning environments. Gamification in the classroom has been found to be an effective tool in motivating students, influencing attitudes, and teaching memorization to higher order thinking and every cognitive level in between (Kapp, 2012). The following presentation will discuss the gamification of Addiction Studies courses. It will define what gamification is, and how it can be used in the classroom to help students develop connections, learn content, stay motivated, and develop higher order critical thinking skills. This presentation will outline several examples of how the presenter has developed games and has applied them in various Addiction Studies classes.

How to Engage Alumni and Collect Outcomes Data
Eva Hibnick, JD
Eva Hibnick will walk through strategies that she has learned by working with over 400 sober livings and treatment centers on how to engage alumni, gather information, and aggregate the data to conceptualize outcomes of your program.

Diagnóstico Dual: Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático y Adicción (Dual Diagnosis: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction) 
Glory McDaniel, MA, LPCC, CACI, NCC
Esta presentación analizará el tratamiento eficaz para personas afectadas por trastornos de estrés postraumático y sustancias adictivas. También describirá la importancia de incluir intervenciones comprensivas y culturales específicas para personas Hispanas/Latinas sufriendo de trauma y adicción e integrarlas en nuestros servicios diarios.

Using Sports as a Psycho-Therapeutic Intervention: Designing and Developing an Intervention Program
Jerry Joseph C. Valderrama, ICAP II, RC
The establishment of the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program through the Anti-Drug Abuse Councils responds to the 2nd pillar of action contained in the Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy for 2016-2022. There are two important issues about this pillar; first is the limited utilization of available evidence-based interventions in SUD prevention and treatment, and second is the absence of key success indicators for the different substance prevention interventions. This presentation hopes to respond to these concerns through the development of a therapeutic intervention that is community-based, incorporating research to determine its effects on attitudes/perceptions/behavior of persons wanting recovery, and documenting success factors that led to change.

Guiding Healthy Identity Formation as a Mechanism of Recovery Support
Karyl Sabbath, PhD, LICDC, LAC, ICCS
Healthy self-identity is essential for sustaining recovery. Positive communication strategies assist in building healthy identities; however, sustaining recovery necessitates understanding the process of how self-identity comes to be. This session will focus on construction of self-identity through the tenets of Mead and Cooley’s “Looking Glass Self.” We will consider how self-image is shaped by imagining ourselves, imagining how others perceive us, and how these introspective and retrospective perceptions interact to produce our own view of self. Through discussion and audience interaction, we will examine how to advance self-identity work in recovery, punctuating how continuity across perception of self and presentation of self allows one to navigate healthy self-identity formation.

Incorporating Wellness to Optimize Relapse Prevention
Dilani Perera-Diltz, PhD, LPCC-S, LCDC, MAC
Approaching relapse prevention planning through an evidence-based holistic wellness model improves clients' responsibility for their behaviors and choices. Wellness is defined as “a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being, in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live life more fully with the human and natural community (Myers, Sweeney, & Witmer, 2000, p.252). Among the various wellness models, the overarching theme is optimal functioning of client through attention to the whole person. This presentation will focus on the use of the evidence based Indivisible Self Wellness (IS-Wel) model (Myers & Sweeney, 2005) grounded in positive psychology in planning for relapse prevention.

Methamphetamine: Addiction and Recovery
Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD
Methamphetamine is a drug of rapid addiction and destruction. This skills training event will focus on the impact of methamphetamine and how this powerful drug changes the brain of the user - a process called addiction. Early alcohol and/or drug use combined with non-enriched home and/or community environments can delay development of the prefrontal cortex. Therefore, many individuals with addiction entering treatment are not candidates for rehabilitation but in need of an habilitative approach to care. Based upon cognitive, emotional and attachment needs, practical strategies to challenge prefrontal growth (neurogenesis) will be reviewed. Lastly, treating methamphetamine is in many ways different than treating alcoholism. This skills training event will give participants a clear picture of the process of recovery. Time lines and stages of recovery will be explored noting the pitfalls that must be overcome along the way.

Affiliate Leadership Training
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP and Lance Clark, MBA
Are you an Affiliate President or on an Affiliate Board? Do you know the tools that NAADAC has for you? Come learn about how to pull lists of your members, process for membership rebates, March to Membership, and conference support.

4:00pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15pm – 5:30pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE PANEL (1.25 CEs)

The Opioid Epidemic: A 360 View  
Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC V, CADC III, Richard Paul "Rick" Green III, BSBA, LCDC, Cardwell "C.C." Nuckols, PhD, and Peter D. Mott, MA, ICPS, LCDC 
There is a lot of information being said about the opioid crisis.  This panel discussion will review the history of opioid drug use, factors that have contributed, different pathways of the use of opioids and the different pathways to treatment and recovery.  This presentation will include current research and the implications for treatment and long term recovery and policy implications these may warrant. This presentation will move from the overview of the opioid crisis to appropriate treatment and options for care  from leading experts in addictions. 

6:00pm - 7:30pm NAADAC TOWN HALL (1.5 CEs)
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Jack Stein, PhD (NIDA), Christine Khaikin, JD (CoE-PHI)
This Town Hall will include presentations on new federal research on addiction/substance use disorders from Dr. Jack Stein, Chief of Staff and former Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and on 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA from Christine Khaikin, JD, Health Privacy Associate with Legal Action Center and the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoR-PHI). The session will conclude with a Q&A period with the audience.
9:00pm – 10:00pm Mutual Support Meeting

Monday, September 30 - Up to 6 CEs available

7:30am – 4:30pm Registration
7:30AM – 5:00PM NAADAC Bookstore open
7:30am – 2:00pm Poster Presentations & Exhibit Hall Open
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast in exhibit hall
8:30am – 10:00am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION (1.5 CEs)

When the Titanic Meets the Iceberg: Addressing Trauma Beneath Addiction 
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
In this keynote address, you will learn the diagnostic criteria and evidence-based approaches to treating five types of traumatic stress disorders common among clients with substance use disorders, including acute stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, historical trauma, and 24-7-365 terror. Other topics that will be discussed include the history of trauma treatment and the need for advocacy, boundaries and how to avoid doing harm in the clinical relationship with clients exposed to trauma, experiential approaches to trauma recovery, relapse prevention for clients with trauma histories, how to develop a trauma informed system of care, and the use of humor and other strategies to prevent secondary PTSD in your work with clients with trauma histories.

10:00am – 10:15am Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15am – 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

La Humildad Cultural (Latinos-Hispanos en EE.UU.) (Cultural Humility (Latinos-Hispanos in the US))
Carlos D. Costa, MHS, LCSC, MAC, SAP
Una invitación, a entender las características multiculturales de las Poblaciones Hispanos-Latinas en EE. UU. La presentación, abordara los temas que afectan directamente, en la prestación de servicios por SUD, y al problema de la Disparidad, tales como: el Acceso, Retención, Tratamiento, Recuperación y Mantenimiento.

The Lone Wolf Joins the Pack: Developing & Maintaining Effective Multidisciplinary Team Cohesion
James Gamache, MSW, LICSW, MLADC and Gordon Woods
Integrating staff into a team environment can be a very stressful and challenging experience, particularly when many individuals prefer to work independently. The term “lone wolf” is often used negatively as a behavior that is undesired or unwanted in team environments. Though some characteristics can challenge a clinical team, many characteristics of the lone wolf are actually supportive to a healthy team process and ultimately enhance the work we do with clients and their families. The goals of the session will be to define a healthy clinical team environment and learn the specific characteristics of the lone wolf that both challenge and support clinical team cohesion. We will identify step by step on how teams can effectively integrate lone wolves into the pack.

Medications and Recovery
James M. Wilson, MRC, LAC
This presentation will explain why there is so much resistance to medication assisted treatment (MAT) in the recovering community. It will address how to overcome this resistance and learn how to "roll with the resistance". Presentation will explore the history of medications substance use disorders. Presenter is in long term recovery, very active in 12 step groups, and very accepting of all paths to recovery.

Rubrics as a Tool for Managing Suitability for Practice Concerns
Kathryn J. Miller, PhD, LPC, LCDC, ACS
Scoring rubrics are key to effective evaluation of addiction counseling students’ academic work products, particularly in the current age of competency-based education. However, rubrics have yet to reach their full potential as tools for assessing addiction counseling students’ suitability for practice, which is a key piece of counselor educators’ gatekeeping role. This presentation asserts that appropriately-developed scoring rubrics for addictions coursework can include assessment of attitudes and behavioral markers for suitability for practice.

Telehealth 101
Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
This presentation is designed to be an introduction for those that are interested in doing telehealth counseling. This presentation will provide a general overview of the process including some basic tools, techniques, confidentiality practices and ethical considerations. Technology now allows us to serve clients in rural areas where access to licensed care may be limited. Telehealth allows for competent care, but we must make sure we have the tools we need to safely provide the service. This presentation will provide an overview of the ethics and skills needed to provide telehealth services. Attendees will leave with a base of knowledge and skills to either implement or enhance their telehealth practice.

Recovery First, Family Second, Work Third: Incorporating Peer Services into Your Continuum of Care!
Linda May Wacker, MEd, QMHP, Leah Hall, and Brittany Kintigh, MA 
In this workshop, two program managers and a peer mentor from a highly successful peer services program in Portland, Oregon will demystify the “magic” of peer mentoring through specific supervisory practices that support a trauma-informed team environment. Participants will learn specific practices for fostering a recovery-oriented workplace and building team connectedness, as well as tips for building effective peer supervisory relationships. Participants will discuss and share their supervision experiences in small and large groups and will create an individualized supportive supervision checklist for practical application in their work.

The Role of Addictions in the Lives of Women Who Have Overcome an Experience with Human Trafficking
Michelle Harrison, LPCC, NCC
Human trafficking is a serious global health issue. The health issues of trafficked individuals are a complex and complicated topic to address. Currently, there is a lack of evidence-based research to support the best practices for addressing the mental health issues experienced by individuals who have been trafficked. There are peer-reviewed studies that show a correlation between substance use disorder and human trafficking. This session will include discussing the reality of the role of addictions in the lives of women who have been trafficked and sharing personal experiences of utilizing evidence-based practices to identify and to address addictions to substances, alcohol, and sex in a residential and private practice setting.

Self Care Strategies for Support Persons Caring for a Loved One Struggling with Substance Use Disorder
Patricia Singh, PhD, LPCC
Family and support persons of individuals with substance use disorder are victims in the drug crisis. There is no dispute of the mental, physical and spiritual drain addiction can have on the family. Family members have often been labeled as co-dependent, thus creating barriers to family members fearful of stigma. The positive and negative impact the term co-dependency implies versus holistic wellness is a cornerstone to developing accessible and achievable treatment modalities for families. Participants attending this workshop will develop a new clinical view supportive of caregivers for choosing to celebrate and value a loved one with substance use disorder. Participants will be able to help guide family members to create self-care plans that include strategies of mindfulness, yogic principles, and meditation as holistic alternatives and adjunctive in chemical dependency treatment.

A Family System's Approach to Treating Trauma and Addiction
Trish Caldwell, MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CCTP
Today more families are being affected by addiction than ever before. Professionals in substance use field have historically not included families in the treatment of the substance user and the families can often be “forgotten”. For many families, they have had to bear witness to the impact of substance use and the threat of losing their loved one, leaving them with symptoms of trauma that are often left untreated. Understanding the impact of trauma and addiction on the family system is imperative to the work done for today's families. This seminar will explore the relational dynamics of addiction and how trauma impacts the family’s ability to heal. The seminar will explore challenges the profession faces in engaging families and the resistance their loved ones may present.

National Credentialing Update – Defining Professional Practice in 2019
Jerry Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC
The members of the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) will provide a review of how the NCC AP modernized the NCAC I, NCAC II and MAC credentials and processes during 2018-2019 as well as other initiatives. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations directly to NCC AP Commissioners. The session will focus on addressing what constitutes the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and standards of the contemporary professional practice of the addiction profession.

11:45am – 1:45pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2:00pm - 3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

The Therapeutic Process in On-Line Fieldwork Supervision of Master's Students
Eileen O'Mara, EdD, LADC, NCC and Ann Melvin, PhD, CRC, CADC, LCPC
Facilitating the therapeutic process of on-line supervision challenges counselor educators. This presentation identifies the supporting structure of the therapeutic process and explores developing therapeutic skills, including creative engagement. Structure includes format, rules of operation, ethical codes, professional behavior and evaluation procedures. The therapeutic process includes engagement, behavioral rules, boundary setting, and application of codes of ethics and CFR 42. Understanding counseling process, appropriate interventions, trans-theoretical Stage of Change Model, and choice of therapeutic approach are discussed. Transference and counter-transference in managing the clinical experience will be addressed. Finally, a discussion of an evaluation’s impact completes this workshop.

A Journey into Creativity
Carmine Pecoraro, PsyD, CAP, ICADC, SAP
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the theories centering on expressive therapies and the effects these therapeutic interventions have on the individual with addiction issues. Participants will be introduced to some neurobiological changes that occur during the participation in these therapeutic techniques. Additionally, participants will be introduced to expressive therapeutic techniques a clinician can integrate into the therapeutic relationship and environment.

I Am More Than Enough: Lessons of Transformation from Adult Children of Alcoholics
Daniella Jackson, PhD, LMHC, Certified Health Coach
This presentation is based on the research findings from Daniella Jackson's qualitative multiple-case study, discussed in a practical manner in this presentation and in her book, I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH: Lessons of Transformation from Adult Children of Alcoholics. The presentation contains inspiring accounts from adult children of alcoholics, with and without personal addictions, after their long-term involvement in recovery. Jackson depicts the actual process of transformation for these ACOAs in her study, and the following themes emerged from her research: understanding alcoholism, self-transformation, interpersonal transformation, and psycho-spiritual transformation. Jackson provides a message of hope for mental health professionals treating ACOAs and other individuals in a recovery journey.

Latino-Informed Therapy Across the SUD and Addiction Continuum of Care Using the SANITY Model
Frank Lemus, PhD, MFT
Latinos suffering from SUD and addiction are in need of professionals skilled in creating Latino-informed therapeutic environments facilitating awareness, intervention, assessment, referral, treatment and recovery support. This session is organized around the SANITY model of clinical practice using a Latino-informed approach keyed to the values, morals, and ethics that are particularly salient for Latinos. The SANITY model describes six domains within the therapeutic environment: safety, acceptance, nurturance, importance, trust, and “YES” (affirming a net positive for a client’s overall recovery and life satisfaction.) The session provides an opportunity for in-depth learning and discussion of each SANITY domain and how to integrate these in clinical settings with Latino clients.

Eating Disorders: Process Addiction or Substance Use Disorder?
Marty Lerner, PhD
Given the complexity and nature of eating disorders, this presentation seeks to shed light on the growing continuum of research pointing to the “addictive” elements driving pathological overeating and the regulation of appetite. The notion that most eating disorders share commonalities with substance use disorders is not entirely new. However, the “addictive nature” of certain foods and substances, the biological and personality traits of the individual with the disorder, and what these have in common with disordered eating is now evidence based. We identify the specific “foods of abuse,” the interplay between biological, cultural, and psychological factors, and the evidence supporting this substance use thesis. The implications of adopting this perspective is also addressed from a treatment perspective as well as the legitimacy of the concept of “food addiction.”

Peer Recovery in African American Communities: Lessons Learned from Federally Funded Projects
Masica Jordan, EdD, LCPC
Lessons learned by Jordan Peer Recovery through its work with Bowie State University, Volunteers of America Chesapeake and other organizations on peer recovery projects funded by state and federal entities will be reviewed during this session. These projects were delivered at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), a Residential Reentry Center, an Early Recovery and Detox Center, and emergency rooms. Each project exceeded desired outcomes as a result of evidenced based practices (EBPs) that were employed. The EBPs employed were both culturally and trauma responsive to African American populations. This training will provide an overview of these projects. Participants will practice using culturally and trauma responsive peer recovery tools for African American populations.

E.T.H.I.C.S. of Self Care
Tara Matthews, PhD, LPC, MAC
We invite clients to practice healthy self-care for their recovery. I invite you to practice healthy self-care to be an ethical addiction professional. We are notorious for being caring, supportive, empathetic, and nurturing to others. Unfortunately, addiction professionals often do not take the same care with themselves. The NAADAC Code of Ethics requires addiction professionals to engage in self-care activities but many ignore this ethical mandate. Prioritizing self-care requires intentionality, purpose, and fresh ideas. Nutrition, breath work, and self-coaching topics will be addressed. Through storytelling, audience participation, and take away activities, the participants will learn the E.T.H.I.C.S. of Self-Care with a plan to implement improved self-care into their lives.

Therapeutic Cannabis: Helping or Harming the Recovery of Co-occurring Disorders
Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, ACS, CCMHC
With over half of the country now using some form of therapeutic cannabis, it’s more important than ever for substance use disorder professionals to understand how these products impact our patients. This workshop will examine therapeutic cannabis and its potential impact on treating co-occurring disorders. Participants will review current empirical research on the use of cannabis and learn skills in how to communicate potential benefits and consequences with patients. An emphasis will be placed on practical application of the research into clinical practice.

Medication Assisted Treatment: Raising Hope and Controversy
Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP
This workshop will tackle the stigmas associated with medication assisted treatment (MAT), which has sparked controversies amongst clinicians, educators, medical professionals, clients, and the public. MAT was never designed to be a stand-alone tool. The recovery journey may require the use of medications alongside treatment and recovery-oriented activities. This workshop will look at the science and language of MAT, with the intent to arm participants with an evidence-based understanding of how to present MAT as an effective tool that helps client's brains stabilize and heal so they can more fully engage in treatment, recovery, and functional wellness.

Clocktree Telehealth Platform Demonstration & Training
Chandan Chauhan, MS
This breakout session will include a demonstration of the Clocktree Telehealth Platform, an affordable, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform for health practitioners, including addiction counselors. It will also go into greater depth and training on the specific use of the platform by addiction counselors.

3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon Break in foyer
3:45pm – 5:15pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSION (1.5 CEs)

Cultural Humility: A Personal and Professional Reflection of Our Shared Humanity
Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD
The current sociocultural climate and discourse in the United States elucidates the importance of understanding our humanity while fostering deeper cross-cultural relationships.   As the nation demographically represents a multitude of cultures, our ability to engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussions on cultural issues remains ever present.  This presentation addresses the current literature on implicit bias, color-blind racial ideology, and working with culturally diverse clients in counseling situations. The results provide insight into the importance of understanding one’s own cultural background, while understanding the important relationship between who we are as citizens of the world and professionals.

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

Tuesday, October 1 - Up to 6.5 CEs available

8:00am – 4:30pm Registration
8:00AM – 5:00pm naadac BOOKSTORE OPEN
8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am Q&A with NAADAC President & Executive Director (.5 CEs)

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC and Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP
Join the President and Executive Director of NAADAC to ask questions about NAADAC and the addiction profession.

9:00am – 10:30am MORNING KEYNOTE SESSION (1.5 CEs)

The Changing Face of Healing Trauma
Gary Ferguson, BS, ND
Healing is holistic. As we look to address the root causes of addiction, we need to incorporate mind, body, and spiritual aspects in our approach to healing trauma. Current research, promising practices show a message of hope for practitioner and patient.  In this talk we will cover nutrition, botanical medicine, mind/body, and incorporating spiritual healing/ceremony in our healing modalities, practice.  As wounded healers, many of us also face our own journey of healing trauma.  As we heal ourselves, be become an even brighter vessel of change, medicine for those we serve.

10:30am – 10:45am Morning Break
10:45am – 12:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

Counseling Those with Dual Diagnosis: Integrating 12 Step Recovery with Counseling Theories
Blanca Sanchez-Navarro, LPC-S, LCDC
In the past, substance related disorders were addressed outside the rest of psychiatric diagnoses and the substance use field grew up on its own, developing a unique approach to addressing the need for recovery. While the fields of psychology and substance use have merged more effectively, there is still a need to understand multiple diagnoses that can sabotage recovery in one area or another. This interactive presentation is designed to assist clinicians in addressing client need by understanding how 12 Step Recovery concepts have foundations in a range of psychology counseling theories and utilizing tools interchangeably to fit the client in order to help them reach goals for recovery.

Examination of Ethics and Treatment Outcomes for Military and Veteran Populations
David Daugherty, PhD
This course is an intensive ethnographic examination of military and veteran populations for improved client outcomes. The course will equip clinicians to generate comprehensive case conceptualization with military and veteran clients to strengthen therapeutic alliance, decrease treatment resistance, and increase treatment compliance.

Addiction and Family Law: Maximizing Parenting Access While Protecting Children from Harm
Jennifer L. Keilin, MSW, LICSW
Parents with substance use disorders often face severely limited parenting time, and even compromised relationships with their children, in the name of protecting children from harm. Children risk unnecessarily losing beneficial relationships with competent parents who have substance use disorders, which also poses a risk of harm to children. This workshop will examine the impact of addiction on parenting and also the impact of limited time and/or compromised relationship with a parent on children. Strategies to maximize parenting time and ensure child safety will be presented and discussed, from active substance use through long term recovery.

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

Gambling Disorder in Addiction Counselors: Risk Factors and Prevalence
Laura Lamb Atchley, PhD, LPC, LADC/MH, ICGC-II
This presentation will review research that has shown addiction counselors to have a higher lifetime prevalence rate of gambling disorder than the general population. The presentation will provide a foundation of knowledge of gambling and gambling disorder and will cover risk and protective factors identified in research specific to addiction counselors. Participants will learn steps they can take to mitigate their risk and will assess their own gambling behavior in order to develop a self-care plan to mitigate their risk of gambling disorder.

How the ADA Addresses Addiction and Recovery
Oce Harrison, EdD
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This includes people with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana. This is a very complex subject due to developing court cases and case law. Learn about civil rights and obligations!

Reality Therapy Demonstrations: Helping Clients Navigate Their Way Through Stages of Recovery
Robert Wubbolding, EdD, LPCC
Participants will derive practical, useful skills to deal with avoidance and excuses, as well as to help clients work their way through the stages of recovery. As they learn useful alternatives for counseling and teaching families, they will gain understanding of the futility of arguing, blaming and criticizing. They will have empathic and firm responses to clients’ efforts to avoid necessary steps for recovery. The WDEP system of reality therapy includes counselor behaviors that are alternatives to counselor frustration when dealing with clients with substance and alcohol use disorders. Role-play demonstrations are the focus of this session. The leader illustrates the use of paradoxical techniques and five skills to assist clients in clarifying wants and goals and evaluating their behavior.

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches
Stacy Charpentier, RCP, CPRS
Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past few years. The issue of ethical considerations has been discussed in many circles, yet formal training specific designed for the unique role of Recovery Coaching has been lacking. This workshop will demonstrate how important accountability is to this role as we enter new settings to provide these much-needed services, and how critical it is to be ethically responsible.

Therapeutic Effect of IV NAD on Opiate and Alcohol Withdrawal: Implications for Clinical Populations
Susan Broom-Gibson, PhD
Recognition of substance use disorders as public health crises underscores the need for evidence-based strategies in treating these chronic conditions. These conditions cause brain dysfunction, therefore it is imperative to develop treatment protocols that alleviate symptoms associated with acute withdrawal, as well as enable successful outcomes in long-term recovery. A clinic in Springfield, LA, developed an alternative protocol using IV administration of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) for acute withdrawal symptoms associated with chronic opiate and alcohol exposure. Data show that IV NAD significantly reduces symptoms associated with acute withdrawal. Studies are underway to validate these data in order to standardize a protocol for use in similar clinical settings.

NAADAC Accomplishments in Addiction & Recovery Related Policy & Legislation – Keep the Momentum Going
Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS
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!

12:30pm – 2:15pm President’s Awards Luncheon
2:30pm - 4:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 CEs)

Substance Use Disorder: Military Veterans and LGBTQ Populations
Ami Crowley, EdD, ACS, ICADC, MCAP, and Justina Wong, BA
This presentation will cover the major influences of how cultural humility affects substance use disorder and addiction faced by individuals identifying as LGBTQ military veterans. The presentation will be highly interactive, and participants are encouraged to engage with the information to engender much-needed dialogue about this marginalized population. Highlighted in our presentation are the cultural issues faced by LGBTQ military veterans and the role cultural humility plays with this population. Underlying this presentation is an emphasis on subjective lived experiences while also considering cultural humility and responsiveness for these populations.

Building Clinical Skills: Bring Case Studies to Life
Beth Donnellan, MEd, ABD, CCTP, CATP
A challenge for addiction educators is how to teach clinical skills in non-clinical settings. To do this, they use case studies as exemplars of classical therapeutic situations. Students read through the studies searching for details that relate to the questions asked by educators, naïve to the nuances of the patterns of behaviors present in the information. This process is incongruent to how information would be collected in a clinical setting. In this experiential presentation, participants will learn and apply a 3-step process for case evaluation that can easily be taught to students. This 3-step method teaches students how to recognize important behavioral patterns while ignoring unimportant information. Participants will design and analyze sample case studies during the presentation.

Behavioral Addictions: Substantial Clinical Implications for Recovery
Brian Lengfelder, LCPC, CAADC, MAC, CSAT-S
Addictive behaviors can occur in many forms. Often, these behaviors are not being identified in substance use disorder treatment, but the fact is that behavioral addictions can be critical barriers to positive recovering lifestyles. The compulsion to continually engage in a behavior despite the negative impact on the person’s ability to remain psychologically, physically, socially, and spiritually healthy and functional in the home and community can lead to relapse with substances. The person may find the behaviors rewarding psychologically or get relief while engaged in the activity but may later feel despair, guilt, and shame. Identification and relapse prevention planning for these behaviors is critical to positive recovery outcomes.

The Intersection of Anger and Trauma: Understanding and Implementing Therapeutic Approaches
Osvaldo "Ozzie" Cabral, MA, LPC, LAC
Many therapeutic approaches to treating anger and aggressive behavior focus on anger triggers and how individuals perceive and responds to those triggers. Other underlying causes may be ignored or minimized due to the external behaviors associated with the behavioral response. This session will focus on ways that psychological trauma can influence anger expression, as well as some of the possible misdiagnosis of trauma-related anger. Historically, cognitive interventions have been the main model used to work with trauma and anger. However, when an individual is activated, cognitive approaches may fall short due to impaired rational thought. This session will also explore different therapeutic interventions that target emotion regulation to help decrease activation and begin changing belief systems that are affected and activated and the meaning attributed to the trauma.

It's Not Just Semantics: Examining the Language of Addiction Treatment and Recovery
E. Vaughan Gilmore, LCSW, LCDC
This presentation will review the recommended updates to professional language for clients with substance use disorders and examine the potential risks to clients of continuing to use stigmatizing language. Recovery orientated language can help reduce stigma associated with seeking help and positively impact client engagement in treatment. Participants will learn about the risks of certain language to client outcomes and provider bias. Recommendations will be made for updating clinical language based on current research that examines the language of addiction treatment and recovery.

Parity Act Enforcement: How Providers Can Improve Access to Care
Ellen Weber, JD and Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS
Parity has been law since 2008, yet frequent violations are obstacles for individuals needing to access treatment. Providers may feel at a loss when they identify violations, and those seeking services often lack the fortitude to navigate the maze to file a complaint, so they don’t obtain treatment. Enforcement and compliance responsibility, much of which was delegated to the states, are a complicated puzzle. The Legal Action Center leads the way in evaluating states’ responses to parity and developed many resources. Texas saw shortcomings in parity enforcement and passed legislation making compliance more robust. We will address how states can bring the law into practice, and steps for providers to take to increase their awareness of parity and turn up the volume on calling for compliance and enforcement.

Effectiveness of Community Involvement
Melissa Enoch, LPC, LCAS, CCS, MAC
This workshop highlights the benefits of community involvement in the overall recovery process. The workshop will explore how collaborations of community resources benefit not only the recovering persons, but also creates an opportunity for social change for the community as a whole.

Merging Highways, an Integrated Treatment Approach to Co-occurring Disorders
Nicole Williams, LPC, MAC, CSAC, CCTP
According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders. Persons seek treatment in one area and other areas can go unnoticed and increasingly worse because of neglect. SAMSHA has determined that “the consequences of undiagnosed, untreated, or undertreated co-occurring disorders can lead to a higher likelihood of experiencing homelessness, incarceration, medical illnesses, suicide, or even early death.” It is important that we as providers learn to use integrated treatment approaches with practical concepts and tangible activities to be of the best service. This training will help merge the lanes of those seeking treatment and help to make services effective across more than one area of need.

Los Opioides y La Comunidad Hispana (Opioids and the Hispanic Community)
Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II
Los funcionarios de salud pública han calificado a la epidemia de opioides actual como la peor crisis de drogas en la historia de los Estados Unidos, matando a más de 72,000 personas en 2017. Los opioides son un contribuyente principal a nuestra adicción y a la crisis de sobredosis. En el año 2017, casi dos tercios de las sobredosis de drogas se relacionaron con opioides como Percocet, OxyContin, heroína y fentanilo. De hecho, los estadounidenses consumen más opioides que cualquier otro país del mundo. Este taller presentará el reciente aumento dramático en el uso indebido de analgésicos recetados, la fácil accesibilidad de los opioides como la heroína en las calles y la epidemia de sobredosis de opioides. Tendremos como meta que los consejeros aprendan más sobre estas drogas y que puedan aprender sobre los medicamentos disponibles y los tratamientos para trastornos de uso de opioides.

How to Apply for NASAC Accreditation
Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC and Gerard Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC
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


Music & Romancing the Brain
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & John McAndrew

Recent studies show us that music can reach the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction and can function as an integral part of recovery. Singer/songwriter and piano player John McAndrew will share the “Six Essential Experiences in Recovery” and how these translate to working with clients in their recovery. Author, trainer and clinician Cynthia Moreno Tuohy will describe how building new neuro-pathways can lead to healthier living and relationships in recovery She will present the “Stages of Relationships” and the “10 Tips” to healthier relationship with self and others and thereby reduce the reoccurrence of substance use and mental health disorders.

Closing Ceremony
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP & Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC

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

Wednesday, October 2 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:00am – 11:00am Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast (for Post-Conference, SAP, & crr Course Attendees only)
8:00am – 4:30pm Post-CONFERENCE SESSIONS (7 CEs)

Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know
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 workshop is an overview of NAADAC’s manual, Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know. The presentation 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 use disorder and mental health treatment best practices.

Evidence-Based Practices for Treating Gambling-Related Problems & More
Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Joshua Grubbs, PhD, Shane Kraus, PhD, Iris Balodis, PhD, and Deirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC
Presented by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), this full day session will cover the DSM-5, post-traumatic stress in veteran populations, gambling problems among military veterans, the neurobiology of gambling disorder and evidence-based practices for treating gambling-related problems.

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) Training - Day 1
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP 
With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.

U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) 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, & crr Course Attendees only)

Thursday, October 3 - Up to 7 CEs available

7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast (for CRR & SAP Course Attendees only)
8:00am - 4:30pm POST-CONFERENCE SESSIONS (7 CEs)

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) Training - Day 2
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP
With funding from NIDA, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and Danya International developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other helping professionals to assist adults and youth improve their life traumas and conflict through skills that are an intensive set of psycho-emotional-social-spiritual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments. The goals of these treatments are to understand the processes in the limbic and frontal cortex and how to develop self-regulation by building new neuropathways. Information is based in brain research and CBT treatments that have been effective for treatment and recovery. Other techniques are employed that unify the principles of social learning and emotional intelligence theory. This program affects behavioral learning with emotional development and maturity that results in long-term changes in the brain and behavior.

U.S. Department of Transportation 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 CRR & SAP Course Attendees only)

Poster Presentations

The following poster presentations will be on display at the NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference from Sunday, September 29th to Monday, September 30th.

Forensic Peer Recovery for Reentry Citizens
Warren Leggett, PhD and Joseph Hackett, PhD

Supporting Adolescents with Juvenile Justice Involvement & Co-Occurring Disorders
Erica Gleason, MA and Alex Morales

The Evidence Base for Accelerated Resolution Therapy in Co-Occurring Trauma Treatment
Kenneth Roberts, MPS, LADC, LPCC

Ending the Epidemic: A New Risk-Informed, SUD Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Guide
Calvin McGinn, PhD, LMFT, RN and 
Joyce Ann McGinn, OTR/L, GCFP

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Rural America
Jennifer Kasten, MSW, PhD and 
John Roberts, MSEd, CSAC

Understanding the Critical Need for Specialized Supervision and Training in a Correctional Setting
Rebecca Grady, MS, NCC and Robert Cox, EdD, LPC, LCAS

Perceived Coercion to Enter Treatment Among Involuntarily and Voluntarily Admitted Patients with SUD
Anne Opsal, PhD

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Nutrition
Carmela Drake, PhD, LPC, CAADP, ACGC-III

Veterans: Substance Abuse and PTSD Co-Occurring Realities
Edward Feeley, III

Personality Predicting Relapse: An Individual Subfactor Analysis of the NEO
Jasper Werby, BA

Reality Therapy in Addictions Work: Conceptual Overview and Contrast to Select Other Models
Mary McClure, EdD, LPC

The SBIRT Evolution: Developing a Field-Tested Model for Addressing Adolescent Substance Use
Sharday Lewis, MPH

Transforming Residential Treatment: Health Integration & Therapeutic Interventions
Anthony Lathery, PhD, LCSW, MAC, LCADC, 
Casey Smith, MSN, FNP, and Nicole Whallon, BS, MATS

Utilizing Feedback in Clinical Supervision of Counselors Working with Substance Use Disorders
David Martinson, PhD, LAC, CCS and Ryan Bowers, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC

Prime for Life 420: An Evidence-Based and Motivational Program to Reduce High-Risk Cannabis Choices
Derek Jorden, BS

Using Peer Recovery Specialists and Recovery Residences to Improve Addiction Services
John Paulson, MAC, LCAC, CCS, LCSW,
Michael Hagedorn, MAC, LCAC, LMHC, and Jordan Milby, LCAC, LCSW

business schedules & partner meetings

NAADAC Executive Committee Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTember 27

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

8:30AM – 5:00PM      NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting

10:00AM – 10:15AM    NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting Break

12:30PM – 1:30PM      NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting Lunch

3:30PM – 3:45PM       NAADAC Executive Committee Meeting Break


7:30AM – 8:30AM      NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Breakfast

8:30AM – 5:00PM      NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting

12:30PM – 1:30PM      NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Lunch

6:00PM – 8:00PM      NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference Welcome Reception

SUNDAY, SEPTember 29

8:00AM – 9:45AM      Opening Kickoff & Keynote Session

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

4:15PM – 5:30PM        Afternoon Keynote Session

6:00PM – 7:30PM       NAADAC Town Hall

Monday, September 30

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


8:30AM – 9:00AM       Q&A with NAADAC President & Executive Director

12:30PM – 2:15PM       President's Awards Luncheon

4:15PM – 5:45PM        Closing Keynote Session & Ceremony

NAADAC Board of Directors Schedule

Saturday, September 28

7:30AM – 8:30AM      NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Breakfast

8:30AM – 5:00PM      NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting

12:30PM – 1:30PM     NAADAC Board of Directors Meeting Lunch

6:00PM – 8:00PM       Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday, September 29

8:00AM – 9:45AM      Opening Kickoff & Keynote Session

10:00AM – 11:30AM     Affiliate Leadership Meeting

11:30AM – 12:30PM     Regional Caucus Meetings

2:30PM – 4:00PM       Affiliate Leadership Meeting

6:00PM – 7:30PM       NAADAC Town Hall

Monday, September 30

6:30PM – 8:30PM      NAADAC Education & Research Foundation (NERF) Auction  

Tuesday, October 1

8:30AM – 9:00AM      Q&A with NAADAC President & Executive Director

12:30PM – 2:15PM      President's Awards Luncheon

4:15PM – 5:45PM       Closing Keynote Session & Ceremony

NCC AP Schedule

SUNDAY, SEPTember 29

8:00AM – 9:45AM      Opening Kickoff & Keynote

10:00AM – 11:30AM     NCC AP Sub-Committee Meetings

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

2:30PM - 4:00PM        NCC AP Sub-Committee Meetings

4:15PM – 5:30PM        Afternoon Keynote Session

6:00PM – 7:30PM       NAADAC Town Hall

Monday, September 30

8:30AM – 10:00AM    NCC AP Sub-Committee Meetings

10:15AM – 11:45AM     NCC AP Breakout Session

2:00PM - 5:15PM        NCC AP Sub-Committee Meetings

6:30PM - 8:30PM       NERF Auction


8:00AM – 12:15PM      NCC AP Board Meeting

12:30PM – 2:15PM      President's Awards Luncheon

2:30PM – 4:00PM      NCC AP Board Meeting

4:15PM – 5:45PM       Closing Keynote Session & Ceremony

INCASE Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTember 27

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

SUNDAY, SEPTember 29

7:30PM – 8:30PM        INCASE Membership Meeting

8:30PM – 10:00PM      INCASE Reception

NASAC Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTember 27

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

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