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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 am Registration 
8:00 - 8:30 am Welcome; Ethics Award, Lifetime Achievement Award
8:30 - 9:30 am

Keynote: Perspectives on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Dr. David Frenz M.D., HealthEast Care System; Dr. Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

David Frenz, M.D., serves as medical director for addiction medicine for the HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, Minnesota). He holds various faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and is editor-in-chief of the Carlat Addiction Treatment Report. You can learn more about Dr. Frenz and his work at www.davidfrenz.com and LinkedIn.

9:30 - 10:00am Break & Exhibit Hall Viewing 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

16. Perspectives on Medication-Assisted Treatment
Dr. David Frenz, M.D., HealthEast Care System; Dr. Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

David Frenz, M.D., serves as medical director for addiction medicine for the HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, Minnesota). He holds various faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and is editor-in-chief of the Carlat Addiction Treatment Report. You can learn more about Dr. Frenz and his work at www.davidfrenz.com and LinkedIn.

17. Anti-Social Personality Disorder & Addiction Treatment
Tim Walsh, Ph.D., Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge; Saul Selby, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Clients with Anti-Social Personality Disorder provide unique challenges in addiction treatment. They can be resistant, disruptive and can create conflicts with both staff and clients. This program will help participants learn simple and effective interventions designed to help these clients succeed in treatment and reduce conflicts with staff and other clients.

Core Function: Counseling, Cultural Presentation

Tim Walsh, PHD, LP, is the Treatment Director at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He has a doctorate in public administration and has been licensed as a psychologist since 1998. He has over 26 years of experience as an administrator in the fields of health, human services and corrections. Saul Selby, MA LADC, has thirty years experience in the field of addiction and mental health. Currently he is the Senior Director of Clinical Services at MN Adult and Teen Challenge. Saul is a national presenter, author, professor, and previously was the Clinical Director at Hazelden. His recovery videos are used in treatment programs internationally, and is the creator of the "Slick" — the voice of addiction".

18. Adolescent Sex Offenders & Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: Understanding and Treating Sexual Abuse (Part 1)
Wanda Brown-Ramseur, Steps Toward Success, LLC
The Adolescent Sexual Offender is defined as a youth from 12 to 17 years of age, who commits any sexual act with a person of any age against the victims will, without consent or in an aggressive, exploitative or threaten manner. This training is designed to help Participants learn the dynamics of Intervention and gain insight on how to implement prevention strategies for treating the Sexually Aggressive Behavior of the youth.

Core Function: Client Education, Cultural Presentation

Wanda Brown Ramseur , MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS, CSOTS, ICPC is a clinician in private practice, joint partnership of Winford Brown-Ramseur & Associates in Greensboro and Winston Salem, NC. Wanda specializes in the treatment of attachment disorders and developmental trauma. Wanda is an advanced level trained Clinician in EMDR and has specific training in Evidence Based Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Wanda practices EMDR as a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy, particularly as it applies to attachment disorders, relationship issues, unresolved childhood issues, self-esteem, complex trauma, aggressive anger, inappropriate sexual behaviors and Chemical Dependence Treatment. Wanda offers Clinical Supervision, Professional Development Coaching and Test Preparation for counselors seeking certification or licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Wanda is known by her clients for her remarkable way of reaching and teaching to the spirit of the client and providing client care that is unmatched in today's human service field.

19. Making the Most of Evaluation
Laura Schauben, M.A., Wilder Research; Jose Diaz, Ph.D., Wilder Research
Evaluation is critical to funding, program improvement, sustainability, and attracting clients and collaborators. Evaluation only works if it’s meaningful and practical for you. Learn about process, outcome, satisfaction, and return-on-investment evaluations; selecting the best choice given your goals and resources, and steps to take to get your evaluation started.

Core Function: Treatment Planning

Laura Schauben, M.A. is a Research Scientist at Wilder Research and has been assisting substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery providers to conduct evaluations for 10 years. She has also taught classes on evaluation at several local colleges and universities. Laura has her Masters from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Jose Diaz specializes in cost-benefit estimations and econometric models. He received his doctoral degree from the Applied Economics Department at the University of Minnesota. Jose has taught economic theory in several prestigious universities including the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the University of St. Thomas.

20. Translating Evidence-Based Practices for Prevention Across the Continuum of Care
Roy Kammer, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies; Kristin Dillon, Ph.D., Wilder Research
Professionals are busy and resources are limited, which makes it increasingly important to maximize our efficiency by implementing practices that are most likely to work. Presenters will discuss a process used by prevention professionals in Minnesota and translate how the process can be applied to professionals across the continuum of care.

Core Function: Treatment Planning

Roy Kammer, ED.D., LADC, LPC, ADCR-MN, CPPR, NCC is the Dean of the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and serves as the chair of the Minnesota Evidence-Based Practices Workgroup. He helped shape the process Minnesota used to evaluate evidence-based prevention for for Minnesota's Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. Kristin Dillon, Ph.D. is a research scientist at Wilder Research and is the lead evaluator for Minnesota's Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant as well as several other statewide prevention and recovery initiatives. Molly Patil is the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program Consultant and a Senior Planner at the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Her responsibilities include overseeing prevention grantees statewide and coordinating the Evidence-Based Practices Workgroup.

Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:40 pm

Breakout Sessions

21. Emerging Natural and Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Leah LaRue, PharmD, PMP, Millennium Laboratories
An overview of synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, Kratom/mitragynine, and other emerging drugs of abuse, including the pharmacologic actions, prevalence of use, and urine drug testing implications for each identified drug of abuse.

Core Function: Counseling

Leah J. LaRue, PharmD, PMP Leah LaRue, PharmD, PMP, is the Associate Director of Clinical Affairs at Millennium Laboratories. She has considerable experience in the areas of pain management and addiction, being primarily focused on initiatives supporting the safe and effective use of opioids as well as issues surrounding medication misuse, abuse, and diversion. Dr. LaRue was named the 2013 Industry Pain Educator of the Year by the American Society of Pain Educators and was the 2013 recipient of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. She is also a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. Dr. LaRue earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is a licensed registered pharmacist in Missouri.

22. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
Therissa Libby, Ph.D., Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Metropolitan State University
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is an evidence-based curriculum designed to enhance outcomes in continuing care and long-term recovery management. This presentation reviews both the research on and practice of MBRP, and includes demonstrations of specific MBRP exercises.

Core Function: Counseling

Therissa Libby is an assistant professor of Alcohol and Drug Counseling in the Human Services Dept. at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. She is an educator, author, neuroscientist and former addictions counselor, and appeared in Drugs of Abuse: Treatment and Recovery (Hazelden).

23. Adolescent Sex Offenders & Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: Understanding and Treating Sexual Abuse (Part 2)
Wanda Brown-Ramseur, Steps Toward Success, LLC
The Adolescent Sexual Offender is defined as a youth from 12 to 17 years of age, who commits any sexual act with a person of any age against the victims will, without consent or in an aggressive, exploitative or threaten manner. This training is designed to help Participants learn the dynamics of Intervention and gain insight on how to implement prevention strategies for treating the Sexually Aggressive Behavior of the youth.

Core Functions: Client Education, Cultural Presentation

Wanda Brown Ramseur, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS, CSOTS, ICPC is a clinician in private practice, joint partnership of Winford Brown-Ramseur & Associates in Greensboro and Winston Salem, NC. Wanda specializes in the treatment of attachment disorders and developmental trauma. Wanda is an advanced level trained Clinician in EMDR and has specific training in Evidence Based Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Wanda practices EMDR as a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy, particularly as it applies to attachment disorders, relationship issues, unresolved childhood issues, self-esteem, complex trauma, aggressive anger, inappropriate sexual behaviors and Chemical Dependence Treatment. Wanda offers Clinical Supervision, Professional Development Coaching and Test Preparation for counselors seeking certification or licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Wanda is known by her clients for her remarkable way of reaching and teaching to the spirit of the client and providing client care that is unmatched in today's human service field.

24. Sharpening Skill Sets to Integrate Sexual Health and Chemical Dependency in the LGBTQ Community
David Smith, M.Ed., LADC, The Pride Institute; Todd Connaughty, LADC, The Pride Institute
As clinicians from Pride Institute who have been integrating sexual health and chemical dependency for over 28 years we have been working to address the underserved and misunderstood LGBTQ community needs by integrating both sexual health and chemical dependency into our core programming. This session will look at how we empower our clients to a stronger commitment to themselves free from drugs and alcohol. The number one reason that our clients are struggling with society is because of issues in regards to sexual health. By integrating chemical dependency and sexual health the clients create healthier behaviors that will support their goals and deepen their commitment to sobriety. It allows the clients to create the freedom to live a life that they can be proud of.

Core Function: Counseling, Cultural Presentation

Todd Connaughty, LADC, BS in Addiction Counseling, Director of Clinical Services Todd has worked for PRIDE Institute since 2006 in various positions including his current work as the Clinical Director at both our Residential and Outpatient treatment centers. Prior to working in the addiction field, Todd received his Practical Nursing diploma in 1993 followed by ten years of working with pediatric and adolescent clients in home health care. Todd trained under Dr. Weston Edwards, LP, to work with LGBTQ sexual health issues and substance dependency. Todd is the father to three children and currently lives with his partner in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. David Smith, MEd, LADC, Chemical Dependency and Lead Sexual Health Counselor David has worked with Pride Institute since 2008 in many different capacities. David interned with Dr. Weston Edwards at Prides Outpatient Services to gain better insight regarding Sexual Health issues and the relationship it has with our drugs of choice. He has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Music Therapy. He has a comprehensive understanding of Sexual Compulsivity and the role that those behaviors specifically play with Meth addiction. I have discovered in the chemical addiction field that one treatment experience does not fit all. The LGBTQ community has specific needs that cannot be over looked in order for our community to achieve continous and supportive sobriety. Other positions he has held prior to coming to Pride Institute have been with The Retreat, a spiritual and 12 Step program based on the principle of Alcoholics Anonymous, Ark Counseling, and Saint Paul Sober Living managing their LGBTQ sober housing.

25. Counseling in the Brave New Chronic Care World
Charlie Mishek, DHS-ADAD
As we move toward a chronic care, longitudinal approach, from the current acute care, episodic reality, our counseling must adapt to the new relationship that now evolves. Counseling must be more patient-focused, collaborative, and supportive of client autonomy. This session will examine and give examples of how we can meet this change.

Core Function: Counseling

Charlie Mishek, MA, LP, LADC has worked in the field for 35 years as a provider and program manager. He is a past MARRCH presenter and currently works for DHS, in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, focusing on the system transformation involved with the implementation of the Continuum of Care Pilots.

26. Hot Off the Press: The Latest & (Possibly) Greatest Addiction Research from 2013 & 2014
David Frenz, M.D., HealthEast Care System
Clinical research shapes our understanding of addiction and the care that we deliver to clients. This presentation will review some significant publications that appeared in 2013 and 2014. The presenter will focus on research that promises to make an immediate impact at the point of care.

Core Function: Other

David Frenz, M.D., serves as medical director for addiction medicine for the HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, Minnesota). He holds various faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and is editor-in-chief of the Carlat Addiction Treatment Report. You can learn more about Dr. Frenz and his work at www.davidfrenz.com and LinkedIn.

2:40 - 3:00 pm Break & Exhibit Hall Viewing 
3:00pm - 4:40 pm

Breakout Sessions

27. Engaging Family in Gambling Treatment
Sheryl Anderson, MS, BCC, ACR-MN, LADC, MNCGC, NCGCII, Project Turnabout
This presentation will provide participants with a working knowledge of the progression of an gambling disorder. Participants will identify the Psychology of Gambling design, and commonly associated Co-Occurring disorders. Participants will understand how College Students are affected, critical influences, ability to separate recreation vs obsession, and engaging community collaboration.

Core Function: Treatment Planning

Sheryl Anderson, MS,BCC,ACR-MN, LADC,MNCGC, NCGC11 has been working at Project Turnabout's Vanguard Program for Compulsive Gamblers ro over five years. Sheryl has presented on many topics on gambling disorders both regionally and nationally. Sheryl has an engaging style of presenting, offering participants actionable tactics from her experiences in the field.

28. Reflective Listening Skills: The Heart of Motivational Interviewing
Amy Krentzman, Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Social Work
Reflective listening is a wonderfully useful skill a cornerstone for client-centered counseling. It is also a useful skill not only in professional work, but also in one's personal life and relationships, and yet relatively few people master it. It is fundamental to good communication. Once you learn reflective listening, you have an invaluable gift to give those with whom you come into contact. (Miller & Rollnick, 2013, p. 48-49) In this interactive workshop, participants will be guided in a series of role-play exercises that build on one another to achieve proficiency in reflective listening. Participants will understand the utility of this flexible skill and gain or improve their ability to listen in ways that enable them to provide an "invaluable gift" to clients, colleagues, friends, and family.

Core Function: Counseling

Dr. Amy Krentzman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Twin Cities where she teaches reflective listening skills and Motivational Interviewing to Masters of Social Work (MSW) students. Her research applies Positive Psychology to addictions treatment interventions, including the testing of gratitude practices. Her recent study suggested that a daily gratitude exercise helped to increase aspects of well-being among individuals in treatment for alcohol use disorders. Dr. Krentzman is a New York State Certified Social Worker and New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor.

29. Addressing Our Sexual Behaviors to Support Our Recovery in the LGBT Coummunity
David Smith, M.Ed., LADC, The Pride Institute; Todd Connaughty, LADC, The Pride Institute
25-35% of the LGBT community is addicted to substances, compared to 10% of the genderal population. This presentation will introduce ways in which PRIDE Institute works with the LGBT community speceficecly in regards with sexual health issues in this population. Clinical strategies will be discussed as well as what the greater community can offer this sepcific population in regards to recovery and support. This presentation will be delivered via lecture, group exercises and an interactive Q&A.

Core Function: Counseling, Cultural Presentation

Todd Connaughty, LADC, BS in Addiction Counseling, Director of Clinical Services Todd has worked for PRIDE Institute since 2006 in various positions including his current work as the Clinical Director at both our Residential and Outpatient treatment centers. Prior to working in the addiction field, Todd received his Practical Nursing diploma in 1993 followed by ten years of working with pediatric and adolescent clients in home health care. Todd trained under Dr. Weston Edwards, LP, to work with LGBTQ sexual health issues and substance dependency. Todd is the father to three children and currently lives with his partner in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. David Smith, MEd, LADC, Chemical Dependency and Sexual Health Lead David has worked with Pride Institute since 2008 in many different capacities. David interned with Dr. Weston Edwards at Prides Outpatient Services to gain better insight regarding Sexual Health issues and the relationship it has with our drugs of choice. He has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Music Therapy. He has a comprehensive understanding of Sexual Compulsivity and the role that those behaviors specifically play with Meth addiction. “I have discovered in the chemical addiction field that one treatment experience does not fit all. The LGBTQ community has specific needs that cannot be over looked in order for our community to achieve continous and supportive sobriety. Other positions he has held prior to coming to Pride Institute have been with The Retreat, a spiritual and 12 Step program based on the principle of Alcoholics Anonymous, Ark Counseling, and Saint Paul Sober Living managing their LGBTQ sober housing.

30. Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
John Sutherland, Ph.D., HealthEast Care System
After a traumatic event, many individuals experience a natural recovery. However, some individuals experience symptoms that are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This distress may be highest when dealing with memories, thoughts, feelings, and situations that are related to the trauma. Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE) is an evidence based PTSD treatment that helps decrease distress by helping individuals approach thoughts, feelings, and situations that they avoid. Repeated exposure to these thoughts, feelings, and situations has shown to help reduce symptoms in 80 to 90% of individuals who participate in PE. This presentation will focus on the theory behind PE along with the research associated with it.

Core Function: Counseling

Dr. Sutherland earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, Houston Texas. He completed his clinical internship at the National Center of PTSD and his clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Sutherland is staff psychologist and the Clinical Director for the Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship at St. Joseph's hospital. He specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and currently is developing a Trauma Recovery Program at St. Joseph's hospital. Dr. Sutherland is a certified national trainer for the delivery of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. He received his training certificate from Dr. Edna Foa at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sutherland is an adjunct professor in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at the University of Minnesota where he teaches a trauma and anxiety disorders course, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and advanced groups course.

31. Mindfullness & Addiction Treatment
Tim Walsh, Ph.D., Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge; Saul Selby, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Mindfulness is an evidence based treatment that has been effective in treating depression, anxiety and addiction. This program will provide participants an overview of Mindfulness and help them learn specific approaches and techniques designed to assist clients in addiction treatment avoid relapse.

Core Function: Counseling

Tim Walsh, PHD, LP, is the Treatment Director at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He has a doctorate in public administration and has been licensed as a psychologist since 1998. He has over 26 years of experience as an administrator in the fields of health, human services and corrections. Saul Selby, MA LADC, has thirty years experience in the field of addiction and mental health. Currently he is the Senior Director of Clinical Services at MN Adult and Teen Challenge. Saul is a national presenter, author, professor, and previously was the Clinical Director at Hazelden. His recovery videos are used in treatment programs internationally, and is the creator of the "Slick" the voice of addiction.




 

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