Webinar Archive

Watch all of our previously recorded webinars!

Practical Tools for Dealing with the Professional Client
Sara Tigay
Director of Outpatient Services
Foundations Chicago

Tigay’s presentation will explore various dynamics that are common in working with the addicted professional as well as practical interventions and helpful tools to engage and treat this population. Frequently, clinicians feel intimidated and concerned about how to best support these individuals in a way which also protects public safety – especially surrounding working with medical professionals. This presentation will also explore common questions about licensure, duty to warn and other major clinical and legal questions to consider when working with the addicted professional.

Coming Home: How Couples Can Connect, Communicate, and Grow after Treatment
Stephen Mitchell, MDiv, PhD, LPC
Psychotherapist, Mitchell Counseling Practice
Professor, Northcentral University

Treatment and recovery significantly alters a couple relationship. This change can lead to increased relational tension and discord in the relationship. How can a couple survive treatment and recovery?

Prodependence: The End of Codependency
Robert Weiss PhD, MSW
Seeking Integrity, LLC

The past 35 years have brought endless new, useful, and cutting-edge treatments to the addiction space. During this time, we have integrated all sorts of methods like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic and equine therapies, and more — all to foster better outcomes for our addicted clients. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s partner and loved ones, we have seen little new thought since the concept of codependency was first fleshed out over three decades ago. Prodependence, the first attachment-based model for the treatment of addict’s partners and loved ones, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view this population with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. Prodependence as a model is more invitational, less pathological, and more personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts, as Prodependence neither assumes nor assigns any pathology or label to people simply because they are loving an addict in the best way they can.

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Cravings Management
Doug Paul, LPC
Director of Outpatient Services
Foundations Recovery Network

With the addition of “cravings” to the DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders, it became that much more important to learn new skills to assist our clients in this area. Just as addiction affects every area of life, so too must the approach for cravings management. The goals for this workshop will be to review the literature on cravings management techniques, discuss cravings management medications and elicit a discussion of multi-faceted approaches that have worked for those on the front lines of addiction treatment.

Behavioral Health in the Digital Age
Lisa Henderson, LPC-MHSP
Co-Founder and COO
Synchronous Health

The digital age has brought incredible advancements to healthcare delivery. Doctors can see a patient’s heart beating in real time. Oncologists can find cancer with liquid biopsies, as easy as taking blood rather than having to harvest a sample of the tumor directly. Biosensors can determine substance use relapses, and artificial intelligence can predict responses to treatment to cut down on the trial and error nature for pharmaceuticals and psychotherapies.

But with all of these new technologies, we humans have to learn new skills and new boundaries. We must develop a framework for using technology to enhance human services, not replace them.

Under Pressure: Current Challenge of College Women that Impact Behavioral Health
Courtney Grimes, LCSW
Clinical Director
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee

This presentation focuses on the college environment and challenges presented to female students as they navigate young adulthood.

Speaker Courtney Grimes will discuss treatment interventions for anxiety, depression, addiction, perfectionism and body image. She’ll also discuss how these interventions pertain to a high-risk population.

The Neuropsychological Basis of Experiential Therapies
Dr. Matthew Tatum
Executive Director
First Steps Recovery

During this webinar, speaker Dr. Matthew Tatum will educate attendees on the neuropsychology of addiction. Participants will learn the neuroscientific evidence and rationale behind experiential and holistic forms of addiction treatment.

Tatum will also discuss ethical ways to communicate the evidence base for utilizing these therapies in drug and alcohol treatment to payers, referral sources and the community.

Mission: Admissions! How Differentiation Can Help Stretch Your Marketing Budget
Daniel Gemp
President, CEO
Dreamscape Marketing, LLC

While many treatment centers view their admissions team as “the best,” that’s often a subjective point of view. This session will show you how to assist patients into treatment, discover opportunities to better serve prospective patients and referents, and maximize your marketing efforts. Learn to clearly communicate differentiators with impact to enhance the effectiveness of your admissions efforts.

This presentation will outline a philosophy of awareness and individualization and how it can be an asset to quality care.

Caring for Our Veterans
Dr. Joseph Troncale, DFASAM
Medical Director

Veterans, whether in combat or not, are more susceptible to trauma and addiction than the general population. For some veterans, finding an entryway into treatment may be a barrier. The perception of safety and trust is an important precursor for trauma and addiction treatment.

Veterans who have had trauma often suffer from some degree of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional problems, which tend to isolate them and preclude effective treatment. After proper detoxification, diagnosis and psychiatric care, veterans benefit from additional help including exposure therapy, mindfulness training and self-validation. Learning to accept feelings and movement toward a values-driven life can help prevent relapse. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) may be an important part of a veteran’s treatment as well.

Cultural Competence in Mental Healthcare
Vanina Hochman, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Developing cultural competence is a process, not an endpoint. Features of a culturally competent health practitioner include understanding the concept of culture and how it can influence emotions. Clinicians must demonstrate a willingness to explore culture from the perspectives of those from diverse backgrounds while leveraging appropriate strategies for working with such individuals.

This presentation will outline a philosophy of awareness and individualization and how it can be an asset to quality care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss patient-centered philosophies and individualized care
  • List considerations in relation to cultural diversity and cultural competency affecting healthcare and substance use disorder treatment
  • Discuss the key aspects of cultural competency
Interventions with Eating Disorders
Rebecca Bullion
Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse Interventionist
Addiction in America

This presentation will address symptomology of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other conditions that are growing as recognized problems. Components of the three basic models of intervention, Johnson, Systemic and Invitational, will be reviewed as well as some lesser known models like the CRAFT model.

There will be discussion of which model works best with eating disorder (systemic) patients and a rational for using this model. Assessing the family and intervening with family will be addressed through the use of tools such as the FACES-IV. Attachment styles with eating disorders (ED) and the use of the tools EAT-26 and EAT-40 will be reviewed and implemented as part of the intervention process.

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Opioid Use Disorder Patients: Characteristics and Outcomes from Residential Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
Siobhan Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC
Division Director of Clinical Services
Foundations Recovery Network

As opioid use has increased, questions regarding the specific needs and challenges of this population remain largely unanswered. These individuals are often classified as being difficult to treat and/or considered to possess more significant issues than other substance users. Speaker Siobhan Morse will review a study that seeks to determine what, if any, meaningful differences exist between opiate and non-opiate users who enter voluntary, private, residential treatment, and the impact of any differences relative to treatment motivation, length and outcomes.

Data for this study was drawn from 1,972 individuals, utilizing the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Service Review, the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment, and a satisfaction measure. Interviews were conducted at program intake, and one- and six-month interviews post-discharge. The results suggest more similarities than differences between the two groups on baseline characteristics, motivation, completion, engagement, retention, and levels of satisfaction, and post-treatment service use.

Deep Listening: Cultivating an Environment for Better Outcomes & Transformation
James Hadlock, Speaker & Trainer – Connection and Relationships

Listening is an important element to any client interaction, but have you considered it the key to their transformation — one where you gain immediate trust, build deep rapport, and ultimately realize better results?

Speaker James Hadlock will discuss another level of listening that impacts clients and provides the environment for deep healing. We’ll also explore the idea that having all the answers, feedback, and advice stifles client breakthroughs.

In this webinar geared towards counselors, interventionists, and admissions teams, we’ll deconstruct communication and provide the three essential steps to deep listening and explore how to set the stage for more client “a-ha moments.”

Medication-Assisted Treatment vs. Abstinence-Based Treatment
Chad Husted, LPC

The Substance Use Disorder field has been splintered for much of the last 50 years in regards to what is the most effective course of treatment for addiction: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) or Abstinence-Based Treatment? The result is that both forms of treatment often continue to serve clients in a fragmented, non-integrated fashion.

This presentation will explore the history of both MAT and Abstinence Based Treatment. The program will explore the outcomes associated with both types of treatment, the challenges and barriers that both forms of treatment face and experience and ultimately seek to present possible integrated solutions for clients suffering from substance use disorder

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

The Joint Commission is requiring all accredited behavioral health organizations to start using patient-reported outcomes measures to inform clinical care by January 2018, including aggregating the results to evaluate treatment effectiveness.

During this webinar, learn how to choose the best measures to monitor for your patient population, make it easy for your clinical staff to use the results to help their patients get better faster, and minimize the staff time required to generate real-time data and aggregated results. Speaker Joanna Conti willl also discuss how you can use your results to improve your program’s profitability and introduce an option for generating the gold standard in addiction treatment effectiveness data: Independent, post-treatment success rate data.

The Impact of Utilization Management and Documentation on Your Revenue
John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1

With the constant changes in payer policy, audits, denials and more, Utilization Management and Documentation play an integral role in behavioral healthcare.

During this webinar John Raymond will address specific documentation requirements, effective utilization processes and how to avoid negative impact from chart reviews. The focus will be on supporting smooth claims management through effective documentation and utilization management.

The Ins and Outs of Network Participation
John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1

More insurers are reducing their health plan offerings for PPO options in favor of HMOs. At the same time, they’re looking to disincentivize enrollee access to out-of-network providers. This webinar will provide an unbiased look at network participation for behavioral health providers, including how utilization management is leveraged in the in-network model.

Expert John Raymond, UMP, CAC, BRI-1, will examine the pros and cons of going in network, in comparison to out-of-network status. The webinar also will explore in detail how in-network models can impact your business operations, including documentation and client service.

Beyond Trauma: Proven and Effective Applications of EMDR
Gary Hees

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has burst into the mainstream of addiction treatment, bolstered by a growing interest in mind-body medicine approaches. EMDR is now on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and is one of two recommended trauma therapies from the World Health Organization. It can be used in a non-invasive manner to promote important changes in patients’ thinking, but maximizing its potential requires skills in both EMDR therapy and addiction.

This presentation discusses the origins and phases of treatment with EDMR, the advantages of combining EMDR with mindfulness, and various proven applications of EMDR addressing issues other than trauma, including addiction and other Obsessive-Compulsive conditions.

A Clinical Introduction to Payer Guidelines | Webinar
Tiffany Tait, LCSW, CDWF

Behavioral healthcare is a rapidly growing field with many new programs opening and existing centers expanding, along with access to care increasing. Concurrent with this growth, however, has been a disconnect with understanding private insurance payer guidelines from a clinical perspective. With one of the major issues with consistent reimbursement being a lack of communication between the payers and providers, now is the time to initiate effective communications with a goal to provide an optimal outcome for all.

Connect with Elite Motivation: Fuel Healthier Attitudes, Actions & Achievements
Jamie Cox, M.Ed, AND

Too often in therapy, change is defeated by our traditional reliance on IQ. Typically, we emphasize passive IQ knowledge over the more active EQ, or emotional quotient. EQ is the essential factor needed to apply knowledge to change unhealthy reactive patterns. After all, feelings are what drives thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Clients often know what to do, but they just don’t follow through, which is where Elite Motivation comes into play. Elite Motivation is EQ-in-motion, increasing a client’s drive, emotional resilience and choice.

Join this webinar to gain an insightful understanding of how to empower dialogues that motivate active participation. Learn to motivate thinking into visible actions that create behavioral options, resilient emotions and a passion to improve.

Speaker: Jamie Cox, M.Ed, AND
You can view more Webinars by Jamie at his website http://themovve.com/

Is the Cart Before the Horse: Failure to Launch and Substance Use Disorders
Gary D. Hees MA, LPC

It may be time to question the current traditional treatment of substance use disorders and whether or not the efficacy of treatment of young adults could be increased by taking a more collaborative and developmental stance. Failure to launch is epidemic in young adults and, in most cases, co-occuring with a substance use disorder.

This webinar presents a treatment model that helps young adults move from immaturity or delayed adolescence into independence / adulthood, including career planning, re-entry to college, job counseling, and personality development. This model helps young adults achieve the appropriate level of abstinence from substances while providing counselors a way to approach young adults in a collaborative, respectful, and firm manner.

Developmental Integrity: a new measurement standard in Recovery and Behavioral Health
Dr. Charles David Blakeney and Dr. Ronnie Frankel Blakeney

This webinar offers an evidence based answer to the age-old question: “What’s fundamentally being recovered in Recovery? The answer: Developmental Integrity. In this Webinar Harvard-trained Drs. Charles & Ronnie Blakeney present DIP, the Developmental Integrity Profile, a revolutionary tool for assessing individual disintegration, addiction, and progress toward recovering and sustaining Developmental Integrity. The Developmental Integrity Profile (DIP) offers clinical and management teams an objective, verifiable method for treatment planning, progress evaluation, fiscal decision-making, and outcome reporting.

Understanding the Art of AMA Blocking in Behavioral Health
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.

Attracting Patients Online in Their Time of Need
Brian Q. Davis – Senior Vice President of Healthcare, Scorpion
Danielle Bulger – Senior Account Executive, Google Health Systems
Emily Babbitt – Senior Account Manager, Google Health Systems

Google and Scorpion share some of the core best practices for serving patients online right in their moment of need. Learn how your addiction treatment center can be more present on the web so prospective patients can easily find your facility and gain access to timely recovery services.

Google and Scorpion provide an overview of the online marketplace for addiction treatment centers. They also explain how executives and leaders in this industry can develop a successful, patient-focused digital strategy and maximize their efficiency.

Spiritual Anatomy of Transformation
Henry Rojas – Chaplain and Spiritual Director, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center

God is not the big man upstairs or the supreme being as if a super human. He is not the love child of Santa Clause and a cosmic social worker creepily watching if you’ve been bad or good, nor is He waiting to be summoned for an emotional intervention during desperation. God is always with you. You belong even on your worst day. God is not disappointed in you when you relapse, He is disappointed with you in your disappointment. How do the spiritually abused discover God once again and fire the old God that haunts their memories. What is a spiritual awakening and how can it be engaged in the dark nights of our soul; The moments when we want to use, drink or return to what is most familiar? How can we better assist those turned off by the term God discover a more functional compassionate higher power without abandoning the Divine. The spiritual anatomy of transformation, for long lasting recovery, has been Henry Rojas’s passion in his work as a spiritual director for over twenty years. Recognized for his work alongside therapists at Remuda Ranch from 2003 to 2008, pastoral consultant to churches and non-profits and now three years at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, Henry brings this thoughtful, inclusive and powerful spiritual model for relapse prevention in this presentation.

Process Addictions: The Role of Medication Assisted Treatment
Kirk Moberg, MD, PhD – Executive Medical Director, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery

Since the advent of disulfiram for alcoholism and methadone for opioid addiction there has been considerable activity to discover additional medications that can be utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to treat substance use disorders. Many such medications have been synthesized. Some have an FDA indication and others do not.

There is a much shorter list for which there are supporting data to treat process addictions.

This presentation reviews clinical and neuro-biological aspects of process addictions and discuss current medications used to treat them.

Women, Trauma, and Addiction: Viewing Recovery Through A Trauma Informed and Gender Responsive Lens
Marie Tueller, MEd, LAC – Clinical Director, Canyon Crossing Recovery

Studies show that a vast majority of women seeking treatment for substance use disorders report a history of trauma and abuse. There are many complex factors that contribute to this unfortunate reality.
Issues related to gender and culture, shame, stigma, family, community, and limited resources are just a few of the many factors contributing to the links between trauma and addiction among female populations. The specific cultural and psychological challenges facing female trauma survivors often present barriers to recovery that require trauma informed gender responsive treatment interventions.
In this webinar, we will explore the links between gender, trauma, and addiction. We will not only address the particular needs of female trauma survivors seeking treatment for substance use disorders, but will assist them in breaking free of the shame and stigma that often contribute to relapse. We will explore effective approaches in creating trauma informed gender responsive treatment modalities that allow women to feel safe, connected, and empowered to thrive and flourish on their limitless journey toward healing and wholeness.

LGBT Addiction Treatment: Viewing Recovery Through the Spiritual Lens
TJ Woodward, Spiritual Care Counselor, Foundations San Francisco

Statistics show that addiction rates within the LGBT community are substantially higher than that in mainstream population. There are many factors that contribute to this unfortunate reality.

Issues of shame, isolation, and disenfranchisement from family and community are potential driving forces of higher addictive tendencies. Whether it is unresolved trauma, attachment issues, or deep spiritual disconnection, the specific cultural and psychological challenges facing the LGBT community often present barriers to recovery.

In this webinar, TJ explores techniques and practices that will not only address the particular needs of our LGBT patients, but will assist them in breaking free of life-long destructive patterns. TJ also explores effective approaches in creating a safe space for them to go deeper into the core material trapped in their subconscious and empower them to reconnect with their deepest truth.

Common Sense Strategies for Leadership that Improve Client Outcomes
Johnny Patout, CEO, New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

Staff plays an important role in client recovery, and training them with the right leadership skills can only improve outcomes. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center will share strategies that will help the staff’s availability to heal patients. In this webinar, Patout will discuss specific assessments, strategies, systems and measuring tools for effective change in teamwork. He’ll also define good leaders versus bad leaders, good decisions versus mistakes, and the ways to overcome the challenges of both.

Trauma Triage in Addictions Counseling
Randal Lea, MA, LADAC, QCS

Addictions treatment, like other forms of counseling, can benefit from recent research and literature which informs better approaches to all our clients in recovery from a substance use disorder who also have a history of trauma. There are varied ideas about when to refer out, when to probe for trauma, and when a client’s trauma work may take precedence over the tasks of early recovery. This workshop explores some approaches addictions counselors have previously used with discussions about what the field may need to hold onto and what it may need to discard. Emphasis will center on what we can do – and in what circumstances – as opposed to a fear-based or hands-off approach about trauma.

Treating Addiction During Pregnancy
Kristi Dively, DO, FACOOG

Expectant moms need tools and resources for comprehensive prenatal care to ensure a healthy baby. However, moms with substance use disorders present complex cases that require additional clinical expertise and ongoing patient engagement. It’s important to design treatment options that are clinically efficacious as well as accessible for the patient. An overview of addiction during pregnancy will be provided as well as considerations for medication assisted treatment and the special challenges of patients with alcohol addiction.

Accepting and Teaching Spiritual Forgiveness in Early Recovery
Alexis Thomas, LMHC

The road to recovery is often paved with honest self-reflection and acceptance of the damage done from the disease of addiction. Learning how to forgive oneself from the aftermath of addictive behavior is often difficult; more so is learning how spiritual forgiveness plays a part in recovery. Attend this webinar to get a grasp on how accepting spiritual forgiveness can lead to greater success in recovery.

Opiate Addiction: Strategies for Creating Long-Term Sobriety and Increasing Treatment Adherence
Alisa Robinson, PhD

Opiate addiction is a serious epidemic in the United States. It has been estimated that up to 36 million people in America use opiates. More than 100 people die from opiate-related deaths each day. Many of the individuals with opiate addiction enter into detox and/or treatment. However, once in treatment, there are many specific barriers these individuals face. This webinar addresses the specific barriers to sobriety that opiate addicts encounter and will discuss effective strategies for helping opiate addicts get, and stay, sober. Attendees will learn ways to increase treatment effectiveness with this population and reduce the likelihood that a client with opiate addiction will leave treatment prematurely.

Recovering Sleep: Understanding and Managing Sleep Disorders in Recovery
Jonathan Horey, MD

Patients in recovery can eperience a number of sleeping disorders because of withdrawal, drug use and other problems. In this webinar, learn sleep architecture and cycles, as well as signs and symptoms of sleeping disorders in patients, and when a referral to a sleep medicine specialist is necessary. The effects of various drugs of abuse on the sleep cycle, as well as withdrawal syndromes and their effects on the sleep cycle, will be examined. Common clinical scenarios of sleep problems will be presented along with pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for each scenario. Sleep hygiene techniques will be reviewed and interventions to support good sleep hygiene in a residential treatment setting will be specifically discussed. Attendees will learn about online resources that patients can access to support good sleep hygiene.

Overlooked “Taboo” in Addiction Treatment: Our Relationship with Money
Paige Armstrong, MSW, LCSW

Show me the money! Money is a “taboo” topic for many people. Patients will often talk about abuse, trauma and sex before they ever mention the words money. Likewise, even the most skilled clinicians will become uncomfortable when discussing money with their patients, and miss the chance to help their patients heal. This webinar is an introduction to understanding how to help you and your patients develop non-threatening and non-judgmental ways to discuss issues that are blocking a healthy relationship with money. This webinar offers an opportunity to develop self-awareness as you explore your own money beliefs, habits and attitudes. Walk away with tools that you can implement in your next session, while also uncovering your own money blind spots.

Deepening the Treatment Paradigm
TJ Woodward

In the current treatment paradigm, we as clinicians often treat symptoms without looking deeper into the root causes of addiction. When patients present to our practices and programs, often for multiple treatment episodes, we may need to ask ourselves what we, as an industry, can do better to address the underlying issues that drive addictive behavior. In this webinar, we will explore techniques and practices that will not only address the behavior of our patents, but will assist them in breaking free of life-long destructive patterns. We will explore effective approaches in creating a safe space for them to go deeper into the core material trapped in their subconscious and empower them to connect with their deepest truth.

Trans 101: Making Treatment Safe for Transgender Clients
Beck Gee-Cohen MA LADC

Understanding that gender is not binary is vital to helping clients recover. Helping those who do not subscribe to the gender binary and those who are questioning gender is an important skill for counselors. This workshop will help participants grasp basic concepts of gender outside the binary, help participants understand definitions of non-binary gender identity, and help participants gains basic knowledge of the difference between sexuality, gender, and expression.

Treatment Plans for the Difficult Patient
Jennifer Angier, MS, NCAC-II, CAC-II

This workshop examines effective approaches to working with dual diagnosed patients who have experienced a broad range of difficulties in their efforts to build a sustained recovery. Often, these challenging patients have experienced multiple attempts to treat their disease, even as they have reconciled to the idea of choice and have a desire to build a sustained recovery.

Components of a Successful Long-term Recovery Program
Ken Seeley

Recovery from addiction is challenging for many people and families who deal with substance abuse issues. As an industry, we do not have a great success rate in supporting people in long term recovery. However, there are models that have shown great success. By replicating the components of these programs, we can improve the quality of care we provide and create lasting recovery for the people we treat.

The Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opiate Dependence
Dr. Richard Gracer

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Gracer will provide medical findings and review different patient types where buprenorphine could be used. Dr. Gracer will also discuss the common error of “not believing” in the use of buprenorphine. Finally, Dr. Gracer will discuss how it is wrong to routinely use buprenorphine on every patient and how to identify who should be receiving the drug and who shouldn’t.

Diagnostic Complexity: Treating Eating Disoder and Co-Morbid Substance Abuse
Melanie Smith, LMHC

The gold standard of treatment for one diagnosis may be inconsistent with the standards of care for another equally problematic diagnosis, so how is a clinician to determine which interventions to use as part of their treatment plan. This webinar will illustrate the benefits of utilizing a trans-diagnostic approach to treating emotional disorders.

Treating Personality Disorders: Staying Engaged, Tolerant, and Firm!
Dr. Philip Hemphill

This webinar will focus on the influence and integration of temperament, which is the genetic or constitutional contribution to personality and character, which refers to the distinctive qualities of a person that are learned or develop through socialization and experience. Lastly, a model of the behavioral disinhibition pathway, the stress reduction pathway, and the reward sensitivity pathway will be addressed.

Pharmacogenetics and Addiction: How to Have More Directed Medications!
Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD

Pharmacogenetic testing (PGT) provides objective information about a patient’s genetics to help clinicians personalize medication therapy. This program will focus on PGT and substance use disorders, and will demonstrate how genetic variability may influence treatment choice and outcome.

Resilience and the Human Spirit: Addressing Trauma and PTSD in Recovery

This presentation will shed light on the essence of resilience in trauma survivors and our role as healing professionals. It will also focus on the family’s history and how that plays a role in the recovery process. Finally, the presenter will address exactly what modalities and level of care are appropriate and most successful.

Relapse and Recovery: Where Treatment Should Focus
Dr. David Gore

Dr. David Karol Gore will try to help the practitioner go “deeper” to a more feeling-focused level. There, the ability to know him or herself will give the addict the tools needed to avoid relapse. Dr. Gore will present a technique (psychodrama) that will give a recovering addict the tools needed to avoid relapse.

The Passion Conversation: The Importance of Proper Marketing Techniques
Geno Church

In this webinar Geno Church will address the need for a passion focused marketing strategy as it will not only have an impact for your facility, but for your brand as well. He will also discuss why reaching the person is more important than it has ever been before.

Women and Recovery: Breaking Free from Addiction
Jessica Schmoll, MS, LPC, CPCS

This webinar will address how gender-specific treatment continues to emerge as a treatment of choice, as it caters to the unique needs and challenges that women face. This webinar will also address the pitfalls of being “other focused,” by nature and nurture, and dealing with hormones that create a “love” relationship with drugs.

Lower ACA Rates Equal Better Outcomes: Improving Treatment Retention at Your Facility
Siobhan Morse

This presentation will report the results of retention studies conducted across multiple treatment centers. Differences in retention rates by gender and age will also be discussed. Additionally, the presentation will define ways that treatment professionals can take action to increase treatment retention at their facilities. This presentation will help attendees take steps in their own organizations to address patient needs and decrease ACA rates.

Falling in Love Through Technology: The Risks of Online Dating
Lori Jean Glass

Join this webinar and learn how the impact of avoidant/anxious attachment disorders can affect individuals while using online dating. Also, the presenter will discuss how sexual trauma wounds from a patient’s past can be a trigger for relapse with drugs or alcohol. Finally, this presentation will give you language to help your clients understand the risks and the red flags while navigating potential connections online.

An Update on Genetics in Substance Use Disorders
Naissan Hussainzada, PhD

Recent research is shedding light on individual genetic variations and how those variations may impact an individual’s response to medications and illicit substances and can alert a treatment provider to the propensity for SUD.

Current and future genetic tests available to support SUD treatment will be presented, along with ways to incorporate these tests to the therapeutic plan.

Integrating Drug Testing into Psychotherapy: Critical Conversations
Steve Passik, PhD

This session will focus on how to integrate testing results into psychotherapy in a positive way, including how to introduce drug testing as a client advocacy tool, and approaches to critical conversations when faced with unexpected drug test results.

Couples Counseling and Substance Use Treatment
Suzette Papadakis, NCC

This webinar will cover current research-based techniques in treating couples with substance abuse issues. The speaker will focus on common pathology that occurs in treatment and interventions.

Always Black or White? Advances in Sciences & Medications for SUD Treatment!
Steven D. Passik, PhD

This session will present current advances in differential therapeutics (which treatment for different clients), scientific advances in medication therapy and science-based monitoring as considerations in selecting SUD treatment for individual clients to optimize outcomes.

Is It Love? Progressing from Attachment to Addiction to Recovery
Lori Jean Glass

This webinar is designed to take you through the process of how someone becomes a love addict starting with attachment and will demonstrate the various ways people learn and adapt to survival patterns. These patterns become our comfort zone and therefore we act out relationally which often turn into an addiction. This webinar will show you how to help someone break those patterns and step into healthier relationships.

The Anxiety Factor: The Role it Plays in Addiction, and How it Can Be Treated
Christopher Hastings, MA, LSPE

According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), there are 40 million Americans suffering with anxiety. Anxiety sufferers are also twice as likely to have a co-occurring addiction disorder. This educational and thought provoking webinar will answer the question of what anxiety is, what works, and why. You will also find out what came first; anxiety or addiction and what thought has to do with. Don’t be anxious, be informed!

A National Profile of Illicit and Non-prescribed Medication Use in SUD Treatment
Kenneth L. Kirsh, PhD

Research based statistics showing actual illicit and non-prescribed substance use in people involved in SUD treatment. This population based information from actual drug tests helps to inform clinicians about patterns of drug use and substance use disorder treatment. Clinical consequences of false negative and false positive rates from office based point of care testing will also be discussed.

Emerging Natural and Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Katherine Steffel, Pharm.D.

This webinar will provide an overview of synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, Kratom/mitragynine, and other emerging drugs of abuse. Katherine Steffel will also be including the pharmacologic actions, prevalence of use, and urine drug testing implications for each identified drug of abuse. Learning objectives: – Discuss the pharmacologic actions of emerging drugs of abuse, including synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, Kratom/mitragynine, and others – Identify the prevalence of use of emerging drugs of abuse including synthetic and natural drugs – Discuss urine drug testing implications for each identified drug of abuse.

Substance-Use Disorders in Adolescents and the Elderly: Addressing the Differences and Needs of These Two Special Populations
Dr. Olivera Bogunovic | Dr. Benjamin Silverman

Clinical research is beginning to clarify the consequences of unrecognized substance abuse and/or dependence in these special populations. This presentation will address what is already known about substance abuse, recent research trends, and implications for psychiatric practice.

The Business of Intervention: What it Takes to be Successful
Dr. Louise A Stanger

This webinar will provide practical information on the business side of interventions. When viewing interventions in the context of a business model, several factors must be taken into consideration, including first call procedures, fee structures, staffing, marketing strategies, and payment methods.

Join Dr. Louise A. Stranger as she addresses the ins and outs of intervention as a business, relationships with other providers (including treatment centers, sober living homes, and extended care facilities), and the rudiments of starting an intervention practice from a legal and ethical perspective.

Introduction to the Right Use of Power-The Heart of Ethics for the Helping Professional
Eva Fajardo, MA, LMHC, CAP

The Right Use of Power, The Heart of Ethics for the Helping Professional can be helpful to all types of caregivers, counselors, healers, teachers, clergy, educators, administrators, coaches and consultants. With this work we can reframe ethics as the right use of power, understanding it as power and heart. This is a significant shift as it allows the heart to remain connected, bringing compassion to power and power to compassion.

12 Steps: The Sequel
Wendy Coughlin, PhD

In 12 Steps: The Sequel, Dr. Coughlin reformulates the 12 steps to maximize wellness and personal growth. Designed to follow completion of the original 12 steps, the Sequel creatively applies the basic principles to facilitate emotional sobriety.

The Sequel begins with acknowledging the power and perspectives gained through working the original steps and achieving sobriety. Steps 4S – 9S provide a structure to identify strengths and talents and define goals for the future. Steps 10S – 12S guides the individual to monitor personal growth and continue sharing one’s experience, strength and hope with others.

The Therapeutic Relationship: How Movement & Connection Drive Effective Therapy Results
Susan Wolfson, L.C.S.W., C.A.A.D.C.

Many, if not most, problems or concerns that people have when they seek therapy fall into the broad category of feeling stuck and/or isolated. The answer, then to these problems, is movement and connection. In this webinar I will talk about how clinicians are able to speed up the process of eliminating disturbing emotions by using mindfulness meditation and other forms of heightened awareness. If, as Dan Siegel has proposed, optimal health may be defined as FACES (flexible, adaptive, coherent, energized and stable), then the therapeutic techniques which aim toward movement and connection and help to establish a lasting clarity and focus, are vital to the therapeutic process.

Motivational Interviewing
Linda Lewaniak, L.C.S.W., C.A.A.D.C.

This webinar will highlight how motivational interviewing can be used with patients in order to create a therapeutic win-win situation. We will examine the similarities and differences between motivational interviewing and traditional therapy and provide a few simple tools that clinicians can easily integrate into their repertoire.

The Importance of Establishing Community in Recovery
Adam Silberstein, Psy.D, M.Ed., LPC, BRI-II | Asher Gottesman

Adam Silberstein and Asher Gottesman are excited to present this webinar focused on the importance of community in recovery. They will discuss the value of a social model or community-based approach to treatment with areas of attention that will lend to best practices. The lecture will include a review of common treatment issues that practitioners may encounter while working with individuals residing in sober living. They will analyze the challenges that practitioners face and the advantages of collaboration, as well as the inherent value of the community model of treatment. At the conclusion of the presentation, they will consider the implication of a community based approach with individuals who struggle with food addiction.

The Importance of Establishing Community in Recovery
Adam Silberstein, Psy.D, M.Ed., LPC, BRI-II | Asher Gottesman

Adam Silberstein and Asher Gottesman are excited to present this webinar focused on the importance of community in recovery. They will discuss the value of a social model or community-based approach to treatment with areas of attention that will lend to best practices. The lecture will include a review of common treatment issues that practitioners may encounter while working with individuals residing in sober living. They will analyze the challenges that practitioners face and the advantages of collaboration, as well as the inherent value of the community model of treatment. At the conclusion of the presentation, they will consider the implication of a community based approach with individuals who struggle with food addiction.

Walking the Tightrope of Pain Management & Addiction: Using the Addiction-Free Pain Management System
Ellen Grinstead, CEC, CAPMS

Healthcare and treatment providers are on the front line to accurately assess, intervene upon and develop appropriate treatment plans for the chemically impaired patient with a chronic pain condition. This can become more difficult when prescription drug abuse/addiction are present often because of a mismanaged chronic pain condition that may be either under treated or over treated or even misdiagnosed. According to the Institute of Medicine there are over 100 million people in the U.S. living with chronic pain. Using a conservative 10% estimate, research shows that over 10 million chronic pain sufferers experience substance use disorders—dependence, abuse, pseudoaddiction or addiction. Therefore, a focus of this webinar will look at addressing prescription drug abuse for chronic pain patients using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.

Enabling, Rescuing, and Controlling: It’s Not Just For Families Anymore
William D. Anderson Jr.

The ultimate goal of any treatment program is to facilitate a patient’s recovery from his/her addiction and to help them lead healthy, productive lives free of drugs and alcohol. Taking a patient suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction and turning their life around is no easy task and it takes time, patience, and persistence from both the patient and the addiction professionals involved with their treatment.

But the question remains, what is the difference between helping and enabling. Join Addiction Professional for this complimentary webinar and find out more!

Integrating Evidenced-Based Substance Abuse Treatment with the 12-Step Program
Adam Downs, PhD

Adam Downs presents integrated approach as a more effective treatment solution. He has successfully utilized multiple types of integration with adolescent and adult populations. In this webinar, Adam will focus primarily on the integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the 12-step program when treating addicted patients. Adam will explain the strengths and limitations of each approach and identify how integration enhances potential outcomes.

Using the Social Atom to Treat Addicts and Assess Their Potential for Recovery
Michael Murphy, MFA, MSW, LCSW

According to J.L. Moreno, each person lives in a “social atom”. The “social atom” is the smallest social unit and serves as a structural representation of the individual social universe. Each person is the “nucleus” of their social atom and the arrangement of other parts of their social atom in relation to the person indicates the significance of that person or object to the individual. Michael Murphy is excited to share techniques she has utilized with the Social Atom to help both adults and adolescents who are in treatment for addiction. When a patient enters treatment, their social atom reflects their view of the state of their relationships and resources. By using social atom repair, clinicians can help patients realize their existing social state and their potential social state without their addiction. Michael will address the various problems and risks of an addict’s social atom and will explain how she has used psychodrama to do social atom repair work with the patient.

Addressing the Needs of the Gay and Lesbian Community
Paula Foster, LCSW

Paula D. Foster, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical supervisor and therapist with a seasoned background in social work for the gay and lesbian community and the field of HIV/AIDS. As part of this webinar, Paula will address the needs of the gay and lesbian community in a behavioral health setting as well as the population specific growth opportunities of the clinician.

Paula will explain gay history and culture, discuss the issue of stigma in the community, and present strategies for the clinician when personal values seem to conflict with the core values of social work.

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Patrick Dunn, MS, ICADC

Patrick Dunn presents equine-assisted psychotherapy as a solution-based approach for treating co-occurring disorders. This specialized approach works with both adolescents and adults in the field of substance abuse, psychological disorders and trauma recovery. As part of this webinar, Patrick will explain equine-assisted psychotherapy techniques as they apply to co-occurring disorders. He will also address the integration of equine-assisted psychotherapy with traditional therapeutic techniques and discuss how this unique treatment can be used in various clinical settings.

Rapid Trauma Resolution
Wayne Brown, MSW, RSW, LCSW, CAP, CHt

Wayne Brown shares his excitement in the genius that is the Connelly method of Rapid Trauma Resolution. This advanced model of treatment utilizes multi -level communication eliminating the negative effect from painful life events. This unique and respectful approach to healing facilitates transformation through powerful tools that effect emotions, beliefs, expectation and even perceived identity.

Learn advanced and innovative techniques while becoming effective facilitators of growth and healing. Rapid Trauma Resolution provides emotional freedom to survivors of sexual violence, incest, child abuse and other traumatic events.

Therapeutic Counseling for Patients Struggling with Gender Orientation
Lindsay Walden, MA, LPC

Viewers of this webinar will learn answers to diagnose and treat sexual dysfunctions, identify what the are aspects of co-occurring substance use and sexual dysfunction, what the effects of trauma on sexual dysfunction are, and how to distinguish between biological sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Ken Seeley, BRI II, RAS

Ken will share his personal experience of addiction and recovery as well as his fundamental approach to intervention. Seeley’s remarkable success rate has turned him into one of the most sought-after interventionists in the country. Certified as a Board Registered Interventionist-II and Registered Addiction Specialist, Seeley himself has been clean and sober since July 14, 1989. Doctors and health care professionals look to people like Ken to solve their patient’s addiction and mental health issues. His knowledge and unique perspective have also made him the #1 go-to expert on the subject of addiction and intervention with the media, where he’s a regular contributor for CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and many others.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Assisting Our Clients in Regulating Their Emotions
Beth Freimuth, MSW

During this webinar we will visit these core philosophies and best practices that can apply to your client approach on a regular basis, yet also understand the role of the therapist in a client’s success and how your interactions and attitude impact overall client outcome.

Join Beth Freimuth as she presents these items and a real world example of how DBT is used in an inpatient residential treatment center at Michael’s House Treatment Center.

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