perspectives a time for change conference

Virtual Summit Schedule

October 26th

7:15am - 8:15am EDT

Open 12 Step Meeting

Please join us as we continue the tradition of starting each day with an open 12 step meeting.  All those in recovery and friends of the program are welcome.  Ben Seymour, Meeting Chair

8:30am – 10:00am EDT
speaker-1

Al Smith

speaker-2

Randy Grimes

speaker-3

Glenn Hadley

Opening Keynote - Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Asking for Help

1.5 CE Credit

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma: Asking for Help

In this panel discussion, former professional athletes will discuss challenges they faced in asking for help when each faced their own mental health crisis. Guest Speakers will share their experiences in getting help with Depression, Substance Use Disorder, and Social Stigma. Representatives will discuss services being offered to athletes struggling with mental health issues and how those services were implemented. Join us as we break the stigma surrounding mental health and normalize the process for everyone.

10:00am – 10:15am EDT

Break

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC

speaker-2

Tom Pecca, MA, LMHC, CSAT, CTT

THE TRAUMA HEART COLLABORATIVE: Stories of Survival and Hope

1.5 CE Credit

I was born in October 1945 and I'm pretty sure I was responsible for the Atomic Bomb.

So much is revealed about me from that opening line. I'm 72 and I recognize that I carried enormous guilt. What do the stories of our clients tell you about them, their families and perhaps about you? This presentation will offer the stories and the work of past clients, their families, their therapists and the therapeutic processes that provide a road to healing. It will provide therapeutic modalities that will be useful in your practice.

 

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Michelle Morris. M.Div., M.A

speaker-2

Rev. Stan Bumgarner M. Div. LADAC II

Finding Healing When Grief Gets Complicated

1.5 CE Credit

We all experience loss in our lives—it’s an inevitable part of being human.  Some losses we hurt over, manage, and move past.  Others stop us dead in our tracks, leaving us feel stuck in the pain and grief.  This is complicated grief: those instances of loss which we feel stuck and unable to get past.  In this presentation we will explore how and why grief can become complicated, and where it critically overlaps and impacts active addiction and early recovery.  We will discuss how to identify where a client is stuck and help guide them back to a healthy grieving path, through means of education, spirituality, coping skills, and therapeutic processing.  We will also explore the value of making meaning out of our most painful losses in life by sharing stories of clients we have helped guide along this journey.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Laurie Reid, LMFT, MCAP

Maximizing Your Wellness During a Pandemic — How to Soar Above the Panic

1.5 CE Credit

As behavioral healthcare provider, we always want the best outcomes for our clients. But all too often we may be neglecting our own self-care in the process of healing those who seek us out for help. During this unpreceded time of a global pandemic, more than ever we need to tap into self-care strategies to keep our sanity. This workshop will focus on creatively exploring methods to assist providers in recognizing the importance of being resilient and identifying how to nourish themselves in order to maintain and maximize wellness while sheltering-in-place orders are in effect across our nation. The opportunity to take a personal inventory to identify and analyze our emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness status will be provided.

11:45am – 12:00pm EDT

Break

12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Scott Miller, Ph.D.

Lunch Plenary - Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Effectiveness

1.5 CE Credit

What can mental health professionals do to enhance their performance? Available evidence makes clear that clear that attending a typical continuing education workshop, specializing in the treatment of a particular problem, or learning a new treatment model does little to improve effectiveness. In fact, studies to date indicate clinical effectiveness actually declines with time and experience in the field. The key to improved performance is engaging in deliberate practice. At this workshop, the latest research on deliberate practice will be translated into concrete steps all clinicians can immediately apply in their efforts to achieve better results.

1:30pm – 2:00pm EDT

Break

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Andrew Krieger, DSW, MBA, LCSW, LCDC

How Technology and COVID-19 Will Forever Transform Treatment for People with Substance Use Disorders

1.5 CE Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic forced an overnight adoption of telemedicine by virtually all mental health providers. Few clinicians or clinical programs had utilized patient facing technology in a meaningful way prior to April 2020. This forced digital mass migration in mental health treatment has also opened the door for radical new approaches in addiction treatment. The internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data and other innovations are in wide-spread use and completely transforming other professions. These innovations will be rapidly evolving how we treat substance use disorders over the next few years. However, there is still much that is unknown about the operational realities of this type of innovation. The integration of direct clinical practice, how to better engage and keep patients on software applications, the optimal length of time and frequency for technology-based treatment interventions, the ethics of patient data use and how to optimize machine learning with artificial intelligence will all need to be better understood and refined in production settings. This presentation will provide an overview of the technology trends that will dramatically reshape substance abuse treatment and provide a vision of how these trends could radically improve patient access and outcomes.

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Angelia Arellano, CADC II

Understanding Medical Necessity and How it Changes Reimbursement

1.5 CE Credit

Exploring clinical documentation do's and do not's, medical necessity criteria and how it differs per carrier, what can the facility do to improve the quality of their clinical documentation, reasons for denials and an overview of the insurance reimbursement game of chess.

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Hanna LeBaron, LCSW, EMDR Certified

What Actually Works in Treatment

1.5 CE Credit

Hanna LeBaron has worked in the substance abuse treatment field for over twenty years. Currently, she is leading the clinical work at Maple Mountain Recovery, a dual-diagnosis treatment center that was turned into a trauma-informed facility in 2015. Ms. LeBaron will share her knowledge and experience with you in a fun and entertaining way that will not bore you. You will leave the session with new ideas and energy that will help you in your work with your clients. Ms. LeBaron will discuss evidence-based effective treatment methods and what has worked in her facility for clients suffering from complex trauma and dual diagnosis. She discusses how staff and providers can effectively and safely use their story and relationship-based approach in residential treatment centers without boundary violations. Ms. LeBaron will share ups and downs from the field as a learning experience for everyone.

3:30pm – 3:45pm EDT

Break

3:45pm – 5:00pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Andrew Krieger, DSW, MBA, LCSW, LCDC

speaker-2

Dr. Stephanie Carreiro, MD, FACEP, FACMT

Afternoon Plenary - Technology in Treatment Collaborative

1.5 CE Credit

Dr. Krieger will moderate a discussion regarding the use of technology in treatment programs for substance use disorder. With the onset of COVID-19 programs are being forced to look at new technologies to deliver care to patients. This session will offer new suggestions for treatment facilities and providers while exploring innovations on the horizon.

5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

Open Recovery Meeting

We hope you will join us as we close each day’s sessions with an open recovery meeting led by Brian O’Shea.  All recovery fellowships are welcome as well as friends of the program.

October 27th

7:15am - 8:15am EDT

Open 12 Step Meeting

Please join us as we continue the tradition of starting each day with an open 12 step meeting.  All those in recovery and friends of the program are welcome.  Ben Seymour, Meeting Chair

8:30am – 10:00am EDT
speaker-1

Mike Walsh, MS MCAP CIP

speaker-2

Dr. John Kelly

Opening Plenary - The Continuing Evolution of Treatment and Recovery

1.5 CE Credit

What are Treatment and Recovery? The answers used to seem simple but have been complicated by the misrepresentations and misdeeds of some but also on a positive note; research, history and acceptance by professionals and society have and continue to inform many positive innovations which encourage many of us as we continue to evolve and innovate. This panel of seasoned professionals will inform, challenge and educate the attendees and themselves.

10:00am - 10:15am EDT

Break

10:15am - 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Terra Holbrook, LCSW, CADC, CSAT

Ethical Concerns when Working with Families

1.5 CE Credit

This session will address the family's role in the treatment process and examine their thoughts, feelings, and concerns as they enter a world that is often foreign to them. Ethical concerns about how we can help them make the transition without pathologizing and labeling will be the focus.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Joanna Conti

speaker-2

KerryLynn Baca-Pelphrey

How to Use Patient Data to Get More Days Approved and Attract More Patients

1.5 CE Credit

Are you constantly battling to get your patients the number of treatment days they need? Want to attract more cash-pay patients to improve your bottom line? Collecting the right patient data can help your center achieve both crucial goals.

Based upon her 15+ years of experience negotiating with payers, KerryLynn Baca will share the tactics she’s found most useful in getting longer treatment stays approved as well as recommendations for organizing the data you need. Joanna Conti, CEO of Vista Research Group, will talk about how treatment centers can use post-treatment success rate data to attract discerning patients who truly value and are willing to pay for excellent treatment.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Walter Boone

Legal Roundtable on Current Issues Facing Behavioral Health

1.5 CE Credit

Walter Boone will moderate a panel of legal experts, Samarria Dunson, Christina Nunez, and Bea Tolsdorf at Balch & Bingham LLP on current topics such as patient privacy in the Post-COVID world, medical/legal partnerships and how they can improve outcomes, telehealth in the time of COVID, and how to survive and thrive in this challenging time.

11:45am - 12:00pm EDT

Break

12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Ken Seeley, CIP, CCMI–M, CTP-4, CATC

speaker-2

Eric McLaughlin, ASW, MSW, CCMI-M, CIP

Lunch Plenary - Creating an integrated approach to family involvement in treatment through the use of intervention techniques

1.5 CE Credit

When a family sees their loved one willingly go to treatment, they are often left on the sidelines waiting to hear how their loved one is doing and struggling to understand what they can do to support their loved one. Treatment centers have long dropped the ball at integrating the family into treatment to help support the client and family experience. By incorporating intervention techniques and philosophy, treatment center can integrate families in a way that helps build lasting, long term recovery.

1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

Break

2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Louise Stanger, LCSW, CDWF, CSAT-1, CIP

Ethics in a Covid 19-Digital Age

1.5 CE Credit

Plato, perhaps the most famous of ancient philosophers, laid the groundwork for our modern social mores. He believed that ethics were the pillars of good human behavior. Emphasizing thoughtful consideration and wise deliberation in all matters, he wrote that “human well-being is the highest aim of ethical thought and action.” The world’s ancient philosophers posited that if life is a series of choices, ethics are the oil that greases our gears and keeps us moving forward with integrity, dignity, and concern. As such, ethical standards have made a home in our daily lives. This seminar will take a hard look at the Behavioral Health Care Field, top ethical concerns, the role of Digital Ethics and the impact the Pandemic has on service delivery. (Please note this seminar will meet requirements for Ethics as described mandated by behavioral health care boards).

2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr Gregory Skipper, MD

Urine Luck: All About Drug Testing

1.5 CE Credit

Dr. Skipper is the innovator of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) testing, a new marker for better detection of alcohol use, and a senior medical review officer. He has served as an expert in more the 100 complex drug testing cases. He will review basic concepts to understand drug testing, the most common misunderstandings regarding drug testing and will describe the most common methods of cheating and how they are prevented or detected. Finally, he will describe the proper use and limitations of EtG testing and will mention the value of other methods of alcohol monitoring, including EtS testing, blood phosphatidyl ethanol, hair EtG, and various devices used for monitoring alcohol abstinence.

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Walter Boone

Confronting Compliance Challenges In Behavioral Health

1.5 CE Credit

Walter Boone at Balch & Bingham LLP will lead an interactive session where compliance challenges are identified through real life scenarios.  In this session, you will learn how to spot compliance deficiencies in your own program, and implement best practices to avoid compliance problems.

3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

Break

3:45pm – 5:00pm EDT
speaker-1

Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP

Afternoon Plenary - Interventionist Panel

1.25 CE Credit

This presentation provides detailed scenarios related to providing intervention services within the Behavioral Health field. The presentation will also provide attendees best practice resources for standard intervention protocols and procedures. Presentation will also discuss the current climate of intervention services within the COVID 19 Health Crisis.

5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

Open Recovery Meeting

We hope you will join us as we close each day’s sessions with an open recovery meeting led by Brian O’Shea.  All recovery fellowships are welcome as well as friends of the program.

October 28th

7:15am - 8:15am EDT

Open 12 Step Meeting

Please join us as we continue the tradition of starting each day with an open 12 step meeting.  All those in recovery and friends of the program are welcome.  Ben Seymour, Meeting Chair

8:30am – 10:00am EDT
speaker-1

Tzvi Heber

speaker-2

Cade C. Saurage

Opening Plenary - Payor Partnerships of Tomorrow

1.5 CE Credit

Over the last 10 years we have seen dramatic change in reimbursement models in behavorial healthcare. This panel discussion will explore these changes and lay the groundwork for future collaboration between payor and provider. Join us as we delve into payor expectations, contractual relations, new reimbursement models, and alternative payment methods. 

10:00am - 10:15am EDT

Break

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, CIP

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Insecure Attachment & the Death of Authentic Intimacy

1.5 CE Credit

This session will explore the many faces of insecure attachment and its impact on adult primary relationships.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), three basic attachment styles and effective clinical strategies will all be considered and explained. 

This presentation integrates four well respected therapeutic models:  attachment theory, ego state identification, transactional analysis and internal family systems.    

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Daniel Gemp

Addiction Treatment Digital Marketing Must Shift Rapidly

1.5 CE Credit

With Overdose Stats Trending Worse than Covid-19 Stats, There’s Much Work to Be Done

In the midst of lockdowns and social distancing, everything has changed. As expected, addiction has grown exponentially worse, with first-time diagnoses off the charts. Isolation impacts mental health, but also consumer habits online. Desktop devices, for example, are remarkably back in play in digital marketing. Are addiction treatment centers fully prepared to handle digital marketing’s rapidly changing landscape? Dreamscape Marketing CEO Dan Gemp will discuss how to successfully market your detox or rehab facility in the pandemic and beyond.

10:15am – 11:45am EDT
speaker-1

Kymberly Stephens, MS, LPC-T, CETP, CCTP-II

What is Brainspotting?

1.5 CE Credit

This presentation will discuss how brainspotting was discovered, what it is, how it differs from EMDR, and how it is used to work with clients who have issues with trauma and addiction. This presentation serves as an introduction to brainspotting and will not provide step-by-step instruction for use in sessions.

11:45am - 12:00pm EDT

Break

12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Kevin McCauley

Lunch Plenary - Addiction and Recovery 2020: The Latest Findings from Neuroscience Research

1.5 CE Credit

Research in neuroscience provides an evidence-based and comprehensive understanding of addiction that fits well with the experiences of people needing, seeking, and in recovery. There are several insightful and well-articulated arguments challenging the disease conceptualization of addiction, but two important areas of research – epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology  greatly advance awareness of how environmental stress creates vulnerability to addiction. This lecture reviews the most up-to-date science of addiction, the current arguments for and against addiction’s conceptualization as a disease, and how the principles of recovery management counter the pathophysiology of addiction and improve a recovering person’s chances of achieving long-term recovery. 

1:30pm – 2:00pm EDT

Break

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP

“Colleagues in Crisis – What to do if you, or a colleague are in crisis”

1.5 CE Credit

This presentation is an intimate look at the common, yet under identified, scenario of behavioral healthcare providers suffering in silence. Presenter will review data regarding Secondary Traumatic Syndrome, “Burnout”, best practices, history or treatment for STS/Burnout and stigmas within the workplace. The presentation will also explore alternatives to discipline and modalities designed to protect providers credentials, careers, maintain public safety and receive the help they need.

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-Supervisor, CHC

Wholehearted Journey to Ethics: Using Brené Brown's leadership/resilience curriculum

1.5 CE Credit

We will explore the measurable, observable and teachable leadership skills that will allow us to be more ethical. Using the resilience curriculum and research based work of Brené Brown as a foundation to engaging staff, empowering teams and enhancing organizational cultures of ethics and compliance. You will leave with a plan to use these skills in your daily life, both personally and professionally.

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
speaker-1

Ryan Miller, MSW, MCAP

speaker-2

Kevin Zundl

speaker-3

Michael Arnold

Alumni Services Panel

1.5 CE Credit

Continued care for patients has never been more important than during this global pandemic. Alumni departments are more vital than ever to the long term recovery process. Join alumni professionals and leaders to discuss the changing landscape of alumni services, the impact of COVID-19, and how to collaborate with other professionals.

3:45pm – 5:00pm EDT
speaker-1

Susan Ramsey

speaker-2

Dave Aronberg

speaker-3

Dr. Olivera Jovan Bogunovic

Afternoon Plenary - Legal Implications of Our Current Climate

1.25 CE Credit

Discussion on the legal implications during our current climate. Collaborate with medical, legal and political leaders to troubleshoot challenges presented by the current landscape in behavioral healthcare.  Join States Attorney Dave Aronberg, Medical Director of McLean Hospital Dr. Olivera Jovan Bogunovic and Attorney Susan Ramsey as they discuss trends and solutions you can implement in your practice. 

3:30pm-3:45pm EDT

Break

5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

Open Recovery Meeting

We hope you will join us as we close each day’s sessions with an open recovery meeting led by Brian O’Shea.  All recovery fellowships are welcome as well as friends of the program.

October 29th

7:15am - 8:15 am EDT

Open 12 Step Meeting

Please join us as we continue the tradition of starting each day with an open 12 step meeting.  All those in recovery and friends of the program are welcome.  Ben Seymour, Meeting Chair

8:30am – 10:00am EDT
speaker-1

Anthony Foster

speaker-2

Joe Bryan

The Relationship Between Outcomes & Payer Relationships

1.5 CE Credit

A presentation of the importance of outcome studies, how they can positively affect payer rates in your facility and an example of a completed study.

10:00am - 10:15am EDT

Break

10:15am - 11:30 am EDT
speaker-1

Steve Lee

speaker-2

John Knowles, MA, CADC

Marketing Collaborative

Join industry leaders as we discuss marketing and business development tools,  tactics and best practices in behavioral healthcare. Bring ideas and strategies to the table and collaborate with marketing professionals in the field.

11:30am - 11:45am EDT

Break

11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
speaker-1

Dr. Brian Samford

speaker-2

Chris Collins

speaker-3

Joanna Conti

The Impact of COVID-19 on Treatment and Outcomes

Collaborate with professionals across the continuum of care on strategies used to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discuss solutions and challenges with industry leaders and fellow attendees.

1:00pm – 1:30pm EDT

Closing After Show