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Understanding the Art of AMA Blocking in Behavioral Health

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT
Todd Stumbo – Chief Executive Officer – Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center

This presentation provides a comprehensive look at potentially overlooked areas of treatment retention in behavioral health. Todd Stumbo, CEO of Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, will explain the difference between knowing how to treat clients before actually treating them as well as the impact the treatment environment can have on clients.

This training will outline how to implement techniques that prevent clients from leaving treatment against medical advice (AMA). Stumbo will also touch on how to make those clients feel accepted while building competence and confidence about both the disease of addiction and the recovery process.

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March: Understanding the Art of AMA Blocking in Behavioral Health

Learning objectives:

  • Identify who’s at risk and why by using objective data as well as quality observation
  • Determine a timely approach when it comes to patient intervention
  • Prevent current and further issues or relapses by being an inclusive, understanding, and accepting treatment provider

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February Speaker: Todd Stumbo

Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center


Todd Stumbo has over a decade of experience in the field of addiction and is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, a short-term intensive residential facility in Ball Ground, GA, that treats males and females ages 18 and up.

He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree is human services. Todd is a board certified human services practitioner, a national and state certified addiction counselor, a relapse prevention specialist, a certified anger management specialist and a certified nonviolent crisis intervention instructor. He specializes in employee training and growth as well as program development and expansion.

Todd believes it is sacred to work with those who struggle with addiction issues and is honored to be able to share his clinical expertise along with his experience, strength and hope.

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Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders through clinical services, education and research. As part of this mission, Foundations Recovery Network is proud to present our Educational Webinar Series, which aims to further apprise behavioral health professionals of a vast spectrum of treatment modalities, best practices concerning various subpopulations, and the advantages of utilizing both currently available and newly relevant clinical techniques.

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