Conference Schedule

The Conference will offer professionals an opportunity to earn 12.25 continuing education hours.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 (Pre-Conference and Early Registration)

12:00pm – 6:00pm Early Registration and Exhibitor Set-Up
9:00am – 2:00pm: Chemical Dependency Professionals
(4 CEHs)
9:00am – 4:00pm: Mental Health Professionals
(6 CEHs)
(1 Hour Lunch)
Pre-Conference:  Ethics Training
Gina Dick, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Judy Holman, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The workshop will cover the Counselor’s Code of Ethics, laws governing counseling and ethical decision-making, the ethical decision process and involve participant discussion.$30 Additional Registration Fee
9:00am – 4:00pm
(1 Hour Lunch)
Pre-Conference:  Suicide Risk Assessment, Prevention, Intervention and Management Training
Jim Pinnell, Comprehensive Healthcare
Paul Nagle-McNaughton, Comprehensive Healthcare
This course will review risk and protective factors for suicide including discussing populations at high risk for suicide.  Risk factors specific to clients engaged in behavioral health treatment services will receive special attention.  Assessment skills for determining overall risk versus imminent risk for suicide will be presented.  Participants will learn to recognize potential risk signs and signals, as well as access clinical and natural referral resources to promote recovery.   Safety planning and other clinical interventions to reduce risk will also be discussed.  Opportunities will be provided for interactive discussions, small group dialog, role plays and skills practice.  This training meets Washington State requirements for 6 hours of training for behavioral health clinicians.$30 Additional Registration Fee


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 (General Conference)

7:00am – 8:00am  Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Viewing
8:00am – 8:30am  Welcome & Announcements: Chris Imhoff, Director, DSHS/DBHR & Donnie Goodman
8:30am – 9:30am  Plenary Session 1: Cathy Moonshine
9:30am – 9:45am  Break and Exhibit Viewing
9:45am – 11:00am  Workshop Session I
: Janice Gabe
1B: Harvey Funai, Joseph Merrill, Sara Multanen-Karr, Jim Mayfield  
1C: Scott Boyles, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Senior National Training Director 
1D: Dr. Kishel 
1E: Jim Leingang, BA CDP WSCGC II, Community Engagement and Advocacy Specialist,  Elizabeth Glavish, BA, Communications and Outreach Specialist
1F: Cathy Moonshine
1G: Alexia Spanos, Ph.D.
1H: Brandon Gibs
1I: Dan Overton, MC, LMHC, MHP, CBIS, TBI Program Coordinator-Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
11:00am – 11:15am Break and Exhibit Viewing
11:15am – 12:15pm Plenary Session 2: Reef Karim
12:15pm – 1:15pm  Lunch (Provided)
1:15pm – 2:30pm  Workshop Session II
: Janice Gabe
2B: Allen Humes
2C: Scott Boyles, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Senior National Training Director 
2D: Jeff Green
2E: Dr. Reef Karim
2F: Fransing Daisy, Ph.D., Elizabeth S. Gordon, JD, M.Div., Ph.D.
2G: Briana McElfish, Psy.D.
2H: Cathy Moonshine
2I: Aleksa Martin
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break and Exhibit Viewing
2:45pm – 3:45pm Plenary Session 3: Angela Celio Doyle
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break and Exhibit Viewing
4:00pm – 5:15pm Workshop Session III
: Mark McGovern
3B: Rick Ries, MD, FASAM, FAPA, Professor and Director Addiction Division
3C: Scott Boyles, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Senior National Training Director 
3D: Gene McConnachie, PH.D., Region 2 Field Services Psychologist
3E: Ashley Minyard
3F: Judy Holman
3G: Carol VanConette, CDP; Aaron Soto, MHA, CDP
3H: Liz Prince
3I: Cathy Moonshine
3J: Angela Celio Doyle, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Co-Director, Eating Disorders Center of Seattle


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 (General Conference)

7:30am – 8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Viewing
8:00am – 8:15am Welcome & Announcements: Chris Imhoff, Director, DSHS/DBHR & Donnie Goodman
8:15am – 9:15am Plenary Session 4: Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., PLLC
9:15am – 9:30am Break and Exhibit Viewing
9:30am – 10:45am  Workshop Session IV
: Peter Doyle
4B: Pamala Sacks-Lawlar, Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Administration;  Paul Schneider, Leseili Tutuu, Lindsay Morse
4C: Scott Boyles, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Senior National Training Director
4D: Allen Humes
4E: Robby Pellett
4F: Dr. Phil Diaz, Ph.D., Clinical Team Lead
4G: Christine A. Courtois
4H: Cathy Moonshine
4I: Dan Overton
10:45am – 11:00am Break and Exhibit Viewing
11:00am – 12:00pm Plenary Session 5: Walter Ginter
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch (Provided) and Awards
1:15pm – 1:30pm Break and Exhibit Viewing
1:30pm – 3:00pm Workshop Session V
: Clifford Thurston, Founder and CEO of Worldbridgers
5B: Tom Fuchs, M.Ed
5C: Ann Gray
5D: Cathy Moonshine
5E: Danny O’Rourke, Ph.D.
5F: Janet Brodsky
5G: Walter Ginter
3:00pm Conference Adjourns
12.25 CEHs will be sent via email upon completion of the online evaluation.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 (Post-Conference Sessions)

9:00am – 4:00pm Motivational Interviewing Training
Scott Boyles, Train for Change, Inc.
This one day session will focus on the spirit and processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and MI skills. Sessions will include lecture, group activities and skill practice.$30 Registration Fee; CEHs To be determined
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
9:00am – 4:00pm Servicing Trauma Survivors: Applying Trauma-Informed Care to Your Practice Setting

Janet Brodsky, LICSW, South Bay Counseling

This interactive workshop will provide specific knowledge and skill-building for professionals who work in agencies that do not specialize in trauma therapy, as well as for therapists who provide more trauma-specific counseling. For chemical dependency and mental health providers, having solid guiding principles and tools to assess, address and apply trauma-informed care is essential in creating systems-wide services that identify and meet clients’ needs at various levels of severity and readiness.  It is also imperative that we de-mystify trauma-specific therapy so that more clinicians have access to treatments that work to reduce the effects of trauma.

$30 Registration Fee; CEHs To be determined
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.