2017 Conference Agenda


Moments of Change Golf Tournament

8:00 AM | The Breakers Palm Beach’s Ocean Golf Course

Beginning with a shotgun start at 8:00am, players will compete in longest drive and closest to the pin contests as they make their way through the course, followed by an awards luncheon.

Exhibitor Setup

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Early Registration

1:00 PM – 7:30 PM | South Loggia Lobby

Welcome Reception

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Venetian Ballroom

Join us in welcoming all attendees to Moments of Change. The welcome reception will provide a great opportunity to meet and greet with industry peers, igniting the network experience of the conference. We look forward to meeting you at Moments of Change. 

Sunrise Yoga

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Property Beach

Rain backup location in South Mezzanine 8

Motivational Run

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Front Lobby

Meet in Hotel Lobby – Rain or Shine

Open Meeting

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Gulfstream 4

Registration

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | South Loggia Lobby

Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Beyond the Limelight: Overcoming the Struggle
Steve Ford

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Heroes Award Recipient Presentation

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Heroes in Recovery

Networking Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

The Opiate Crisis: Understanding and Treating The Opiate Addict: Emphasis on Heroin and Fentanyl and Its Analogues
Cardwell Nuckols, PhD

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Risk Assessment and Co-Occurring Disorders: What can we really do?
Philip Hemphill, PhD

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gold 

Treatment Resistant Depression: Classic and Novel Approaches
Neil Bomar, MD

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Magnolia

The Death of Revenue Cycle Management
Tiffany Tait LCSW, CDWF
Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Siobhan Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC
Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO
MAC Moderator – John Raymond

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 1

Is it Real?: The Validity of Food Addiction in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder
Julie Friedman, Ph.D.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

What Is Leadership in 2017: Defining the Current Landscape of Leadership
Jon White, PHR

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 5 

Lunch: Ethics
Rob Waggener, LCSW, FACHEN
Jay Crosson, MBA
*must be pre-registered

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Venetian Ballroom

 

 

Lets Talk Pain
James Flowers, PhD, LPC-S
Louise Stanger, E.D., LCSW

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom  

Medication-Assisted Treatment vs. Abstinence-Based Treatment: And the Winner Is…
Chad Husted, LPC

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gold 

The Role of Technology in Addiction Treatment
Jeffrey Fiorentino, MACC

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Magnolia 

Nonconformity, Complementarity and Principles of Thermodynamics: The Pre-requisites for Innovation and Lasting Change
Cory Valentine
Mike Milligan

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 1 


Encouraging Cohesive Family Engagement in a PHP/IOP Setting
Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC
Stacy Seikel, MD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Leader’s Window: How Great Leaders Effectively Look Out the Window at Their Teams
Jon White, PHR

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 5 

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

The Trauma Heart: Stories of Survival and Hope
Judy Crane, MA, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Mix and Mingle Reception

Hors d’Oeuvres – Refreshments – Live Entertainment – Drawings for Prizes – Great Giveaways

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | The Circle Dining Room

iRest Yoga Nidra

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | South Mezzanine 8

Open Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Sunrise Yoga

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Property Beach

Rain backup location in South Mezzanine 8

Motivational Run

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Front Lobby

Meet in Hotel Lobby – Rain or Shine

Open Meeting

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Gulfstream 4

Registration

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | South Loggia Lobby

Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Practicing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Correctly
Joseph Troncale, MD, DFASAM

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Networking Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Emerging Adults: Implications for Assessment and Treatment
Deborah Schiller, MSC, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Using CBT to Treat the Whole Person
Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, BCBA-D

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gold 

The Treatment Center That Ate Your Lunch: When “Friends” Open Competing Businesses in the Same Market
Dan Gemp

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Magnolia

Complying With the New Joint Commission Outcome Measures Requirement
Joanna Conti, BS, MS

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 1

Truth vs. Dogma vs. Science: Is Addiction a Disease or Disorder Best Treated with Harm Reduction or Abstinence?
Terrance Reeves, MD

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Leader’s Mirror: How Great Leaders Effectively Look in the Mirror at Themselves
Jon White, PHR

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 5 

Lunch: Walking with Patients Through Their Resistance to the 12 Steps
Jennifer Angier, NCAC-II, CAC-II
*must be pre-registered

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Venetian Ballroom 

Intoxicated by Love – It’s the New Drug
Dug McGuirk, MNLP

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom  

DBT Validation Strategies: Promising Results for Treating Substance Use Disorder
Eric Schmidt, MSSW, MBA

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gold 

Why Your Documentation Is Reducing Your Revenue
Lilliam Rodriguez, Ph.D.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Magnolia 

Addiction: Pandemic of Modernity, Crisis of Meaning
Alastair Mordey, FDAP

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 1 

Interventions: Where Hope Begins
Joani Gammill, AIS

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 4 

Culture Is the Strategy
Jon White, PHR

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 5 

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Clinical Integration of the 12 Steps
Brad Sylvain, MPA, CAP
Megan Van Ella, PsyD, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Speed Networking

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Circle Room 

Featuring:
·       Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments
·       Live Entertainment
·       Drawing for Prizes
·       Great Giveaways
·       Fellowship & Friendship

Everyone is invited to join the festivities! We look forward to seeing you there.

Yoga of Recovery

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | South Mezzanine 8

Open Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Gulfstream 4 

Sunrise Yoga

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Property Beach

Rain backup location in South Mezzanine 8

Motivational Run

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Front Lobby

Meet in Hotel Lobby – Rain or Shine

Open Meeting

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Gulfstream 4

Registration

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | South Loggia Lobby

Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

The Turning Point on Ethics: Restoring Trust in the Treatment Industry
Bradley Sorte, MSW, MBA
Douglas Tieman

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Networking Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

What’s Next? Improving Patients’ Chance of Abstinence and Recovery Through Proactive Aftercare Planning
Lynda Micheletti, BS, CAC, RSS, CPI

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

Using the Expressive Arts to Motivate Change in Addiction Recovery
Deborah Rasso, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, NCC, QS, CH

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gold 

Recruit, Retain, Succeed
Rebecca Sacks
Joanne Robinson

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 1

ATTRACTING PATIENTS ONLINE IN THEIR TIME OF NEED: Digital Strategy for the Addiction Recovery Industry
Jono Scott

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Taking Your Own Inventory: What You Can Do to Identify, Assess and Reduce Your Legal and Compliance Risk
Walter Boone, Attorney
Christy Crockett White, Attorney
Chris Kimble, Attorney

 

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gulfstream 5

Three Practical Research and Evaluation Tools to Make Your Programs Better
James Pann, Ph.D.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Magnolia Room 

Lunch: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?: An Update on Legislation and Litigation Impacting the Future of Addiction Treatment
Michael Barnes, JD
*must be pre-registered

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Venetian Ballroom 

 

Drug Testing and Medical Necessity
Chelse Dyer

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom  

Spiritual Tools that Enhance Connection
Anna Ciulla

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gold 

Introduction to Integral Breath Therapy: Dynamics of Body-Mind Connection in Healing
Carol Lampman

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Magnolia 

Who Is in Charge?: Maybe Google Should Be
Jason Brian

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 1 

Panel Discussion
William McCormick, MBA

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Gulfstream 5 

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Marijuana: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Jason Griner, LCSW, CCTP

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

A Philosophical Shift
Christopher Pasquale, MA, MCAP, ICRC-ADC, CRRA

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Magnolia Room

Three Signs You Need a Technology Intervention
Adam Steinhoff

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Gulfstream 1

Exercise Therapy for Addiction
Jonathan Ek, MD

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Gold Room

Avea and Panacea HCS Present – The Foundations of Better Business

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Surf and Aquatic Therapy: The Science and Practice of Using Water to Effect Change
Ari Drosman

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Gulfstream 5

iRest Yoga Nidra

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | South Mezzanine 8

Open Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Gulfstream 4

Sunrise Yoga

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Property Beach

Rain backup location in South Mezzanine 8

Motivational Run

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Front Lobby

Meet in Hotel Lobby – Rain or Shine

Open Meeting

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Gulfstream 4

Registration

7:30 AM – 10:30 AM | South Loggia Lobby

Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

When Doctors Become Debt Collectors: The Legal, Ethical and Clinical Ramifications of Collecting Patient Cost Share During Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Jacquelyn Trask, Juris Doctorate
Lisa Merconchini, PsyD

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Mediterranean Ballroom

A Better Today

Panel: Opioid Epidemic
Sharon L’Herrou
Jane Cruz, MSW, LCSW
Major Robin Griffin-Kitzerow, MPA, MS
Captain Houston Park
Chief Frank Kitzerow
Kathryn Shafer, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, CAP, C-800-IAYT

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Gold 

Break/Networking

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Ponce de Leon Ballroom

Interventions in 2017: The Opiate Epidemic, The Emergence of Mental Health Disorders and Engaging Families Before and After Treatment
Jeff Jay, BSc, CIP
John Southworth, CADC, NCAC, ICADC, CIP, CCMI
Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP
Rob Waggener, LCSW, FACHE
Jay Schneider

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Mediterranean Ballroom

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