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Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Collaboration with Community Mental Health and Medical Providers

Paddy Carlson, ARNP, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration; Evelyn Dreyer, ARNP, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration; Sue McMinn, MSN, ARNP, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration

This workshop will discuss the role of the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) working with both internal and external customers.

Engaging Young Opioid Users in Treatment: Processes and Outcomes

Susan Caverly, Ph.D., ARNP, BC, Director of Psychiatric Services, Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program, Therapeutic Health Services

An integrated model of care incorporating Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Therapy, and Contingency Management has shown surprising promise in treating young opioid users with co-occurring mental health disorders. The model of care, descriptive and outcomes data from the first cohort of 40 participants is presented and outcomes are compared to those of non-opioid users. Case exemplars will be included in the presentation.

The Change Workshop

Scott Covert, Senior Vice President, The Change Companies

There are many theories on how people change, but what really works? In this workshop you will learn what the experts in change believe is important, and how to engage individuals in person-centered self-change.

Advocacy and Healing: A Consumer Centered Cultural Approach

Fransing Daisy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Washington State, The Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center; Cornell Cebrian, MSW, ACSW, Mental Health Practitioner and Social Worker, Harborview Medical Center; Debra Schwartz, RN, MN, University of Washington Medical Center; Elizabeth Stanhope Gordon, JD, MDiv, Ph.D., Consultant, Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center

This workshop will investigate use of cultural factors which impact treatment planning for our co-occurring consumers. Exploration will encompass chronic illness, spiritual value systems, severity of behavior, and social needs. Focus will include use of a compassionate and healing approach within a community-focused treatment practice model.

Basically, This is What You Need to Know About the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)

Susan Doctor, M.Ed., Ph.D., FASD Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno

Service providers from every discipline would benefit from comprehensive information regarding the FASDs. Unfortunately, many feel helpless when working with an individual with an FASD due to limited provision of information. This workshop will provide a basic, comprehensive foundation regarding the FASDs: how they present and what can be done to assist clients impaired by in utero alcohol/drug exposure.

Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology, Yale Department of Psychiatry

The federal government has funded the development of workforce competencies for both behavioral health and medical professionals delivering integrated care. In this workshop the lead author of the competencies will review them and present strategies for using the competencies to train staff and strengthen integrated care within provider organizations.

Addiction and the Brain

James Jensen, MAC, CADCII, Adjunct Professor, Clark College

Why do people get addicted? Answers to common questions are explored in the context of adaptation and the brain. In addition, this presentation will address the link between the normal, healthy function of the brain and drug addiction. Bring your brain and fill it with questions, there will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the presentation.

The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to
Workaholism!

Gabor Mate, M.D., Physician and Bestselling Author

Contrary to what is often claimed, the source of addictions is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment where the neurobiology of the brain’s reward pathways develops and where the emotional patterns that lead to addiction are wired into the unconscious. Stress, both then and later in life, creates the predisposition for addictions, whether to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or to behavioral addictions such as shopping or sex. Helping the addicted individual requires that we appreciate the function of the addiction in his or her life. More than a disease, the addiction is a response to a distressing life history and life situation. Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to fill, we can develop a compassionate approach toward the addict, one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

Juvenile Justice Bridge to Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach to Co-Occurring Disorders

Pamala Sacks-Lawlar, MHA, CDP, Substance Abuse/EBE Program Administrator, Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration; Jacob Towle, MPA, Mental Health Program Administrator, Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration

This workshop will highlight the Bridge to Recovery (BTR) Program for Youth within the Washington State Juvenile Justice System. An overview of evidence-based treatment strategies and practices to address youth with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and initial BTR data will be presented.

Recovery Café: A Refuge for Healing and Transformation

Ruby Takushi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, WA State Licensed Psychologist, Director of Programs, Recovery Cafe

This workshop will introduce the programs of the Recovery Café which serve men and women who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and/or other mental health challenges. In this loving community, members experience belonging, healing and the joy of contributing. The Café helps participants develop tools for maintaining recovery and stabilizing in mental/physical health, housing, relationships and employment/volunteer service.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Journey: Advocacy and Intervention Before, During, and After the Diagnostic Process

Susan J. Astley, Ph.D., Professor, University of Washington; Christen Kishel, Ph.D., Field Psychologist, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration

Twenty years of patient surveys document an interdisciplinary FASD diagnostic evaluation which affords patients access to interventions that meet most to all of their needs. Learn what these interventions are and how they differ across the lifespan. Strategies for working with individuals with FASD will also be discussed.

Recovering Smiles

Georgia Butler, BA, Recovery Community Services Director, Community-Minded Enterprises; Lisa Bilich, RDH, MS, CHSE, Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

The Recovering Smiles program provides access to oral health care for adults in recovery. Through the improvement of their oral health, the program aims to provide participants the confidence to obtain meaningful employment. This workshop will cover the success of Recovering Smiles through oral health and their partnership with Eastern Washington University.

The Change Workshop

Scott Covert, Senior Vice President, The Change Companies

There are many theories on how people change, but what really works? In this workshop you will learn what the experts in change believe is important, and how to engage individuals in person-centered self-change.

Providing Affirmative Chemical Dependency Treatment with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients

Kate Fredenberg, MSW, LSWAIC, CDP, Mental Health Therapist and Addictions Counselor, Seattle Counseling Service and Morgan Jade, BS/BA, CHES, Outreach Coordinator, Project NEON, Seattle Counseling Service

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about key strategies to ensure that chemical dependency treatment is provided in a culturally affirmative way to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning clients. We will explore top drugs of choice in these communities, the intersection of drug and alcohol use with internalized homophobia and sexual identity, and harm reduction techniques in treatment.

Never Give Up: The Art of Encouragement – The Peer Coach

Carol Gartin, AAS, CPC, Peer Case Manager, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare and Matthew Thorndill, BA, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare – PORCH Program

A Peer Coach provides support to others in recovery who can benefit from their lived experiences. It is an opportunity to encourage and guide peers on their own journey of hope, resiliency and recovery as well as serve as a model for personal recovery. This workshop will demonstrate the skills necessary to act as a Peer Coach and provide guidance to a peer seeking a sustained recovery.

Strengthening Supervision

Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology, Yale Department of Psychiatry

Supervisors have enormous influence on the quality of care and on staff recruitment and retention in behavioral health organizations. However, the practice of supervision has been declining and is often just administrative in nature. The workshop will review strategies developed by the Yale Program on Supervision for strengthening supervisor competencies and creating a culture of supervision within provider agencies.

Adolescent Development and Addiction

James Jensen, MAC, CADCII, Adjunct Professor, Clark College

This workshop will illustrate many developmental norms and their close interaction with adolescent substance use and abuse. Adolescence is a time of rapid and pervasive changes for humans. This time is also the origin of many addictive behaviors and emotional coping strategies. Think back to when you were an adolescent and bring your inner teen with you to this workshop.

Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others

Gabor Mate, M.D., Physician and Bestselling Author

Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it? Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This workshop will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, when people engaged in caring for others experience a depletion of their energies, a psychic and physical lassitude. That deeper source, it will be demonstrated, is to be found the personal history of the individual and his or her relationship to the work, not merely in the nature of the work itself. Practices will be taught to prevent what is known as compassion fatigue, and to restore our energies if we have been affected by it.

Strengthening the Village – Creating Community and Support for Families Struggling with Co-Occurring Disorders

Susan Millender, CPC, Executive Director, Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families and Zakia Ruquiya, CPC, Parent Partner, Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families

NOW more than ever ‘it takes a village’ to promote integration and guide the development of a co-occurring capable system of care. This workshop outlines the unique role of the family support organization in connecting schools, public mental health, chemical dependency, medical systems, developmental disabilities, parents and families to build strong villages for integrated treatment and recovery for all people.

Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Populations

Marsha Botzer, MA in Counseling Psychology, Consultant, Ingersoll Gender Center

This workshop will present an overview and discussion of working with transgender and gender non-conforming populations. Transgender and gender Identity issues may present new challenges, but there is nothing in these experiences that is mysterious, and nothing to keep you and your group from offering services to transgender clients and patients.

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach and Project Combine:How Youth Treatment and Mentors Utilizing the Same Treatment Approach Can Be Successful with a Court Program

Karyn Carterby, MA, CDPT, AAFT Clinical Supervisor, Lifeline Connections and Jimi Evans, BSW, Project Combine Coordinator, Lifeline Connections

The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) has been utilized with Project Combine, a mentor program. Mentors are volunteers who are trained using the A-CRA model and matched with youth in a court program. The workshop addresses successes with diverse populations of youth addressing multiple life barriers such as foster care, mental health, ethnicity, age, homelessness, and the criminal justice system.

Application of Intervention Strategies for Youth and Adults with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Susan Doctor, M.Ed., Ph.D., FASD Specialist, University of Nevada, Reno

Because a person with an FASD will ALWAYS need an EXTERNAL executive function (Sterling Clarren) it is imperative that care givers and service providers can determine and utilize effective intervention strategies as supports for those with an FASD. The hope for the person with an FASD is literally in the interventions. This workshop addresses the “how to” of this concept.

A New Partnership Approach with Long-Term Care: Bridging Treatment Gaps for the Elderly and the Disabled

Dawn Okrasinski, Resource Support and Development Program Manager, Home and Community Services; Mindy Greenwood, CDPT, Owner and Administrative Manager, Community Allied Behavioral Health; Erika Marshall, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Community Allied Behavioral Health

Elderly and disabled clients with chemical dependency issues often lead to increased ER visits, failed community placements and compromised medical conditions. New programs and contracting possibilities with Home and Community services offers innovative ways to bridge treatment gaps and increase treatment referrals.

Managed Care 101 – Introduction to the Managed Care Model

Alison Robbins, BA, Unit Manager, Apple Health Contracts Management Unit, Health Care Authority

This workshop will provide an overview of the basics of managed care. Robin’s presentation will cover information regarding both the Apple Health Managed Care Organizations and the Regional Support Network.

Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Women with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in a Chemical Dependency Treatment Setting

Joanne Sparrow, M.S., M.A., Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, Seattle Pacific University

Working with women who were prenatally exposed to alcohol can be puzzling and challenging at times. This workshop will provide an overview of the effects of alcohol exposure on the developing brain and explore ways in which a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can help providers better understand their clients’ behaviors and modify their interventions to help women succeed in their recovery.

Gender and Sexuality: Opening New Doors to Treatment in Changing Times

Oblio Stroyman, MEd, NCGC II, BACC, Couples and Family Case Consultant, Emergence

This workshop will offer professionals education, personal insight, and practical tools for addressing unique treatment considerations regarding gender, gender identity and sexuality in addictions counseling. Participants will be asked to assess their own biases through engaging in experiential exercises, opening the door to tools that may minimize the impact these biases have on clients.

Developing Recovery Coalitions

Becky Swan, BA, Prevention Coalition Coordinator, Spokane County; Georgia Butler, BA, Recovering Community Services Director, Community-Minded Enterprise; Barbara Gerrior, MSW, Alcohol and Drug/Specialty Courts Program Coordinator, Clark County Department of Community Services

Spokane County and Clark County both have active Recovery Coalition Groups in their communities. This workshop will include history of development, tips for successful coalitions, and a review of other Recovery Coalitions around the nation.

Peer Workforce Expansion

Clifford Thurston, CEO, Worldbridgers; Max Rowland, Recovery Education Specialist, Recovery Opportunity Center, Recovery Innovations, Inc.

Participants will explore the ever-expanding peer support foundation, advocacy and workforce development as it reaches numerous settings around the world across the nation and Washington state. Worldbridgers and Recovery Innovations join forces to present to you this global overview.

50 Shades of Developing Gray Matter: Adolescence, Drugs and Brain Maturation

Ken Winters, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Adolescence is a period of significant brain development. Research now suggests that the human brain is still maturing during the adolescent years, with changes continuing into the mid-20s. This emerging science provides a useful framework for understanding adolescent behavior, and why adolescents may be particularly prone to the effects of drugs.

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Vince Collins, MSW, ATR Project Director, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Dan Floyd, Program Manager, King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division

The shift from an acute care treatment model to a recovery model relies on a community’s recovery system of care. Acknowledging that addiction is a chronic disease requires us to build an ongoing system of recovery services. This workshop will present an overview of the efforts nationwide and the concepts supporting those efforts to build Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

Clinical Considerations for Gambling Comorbidity

Jessica Cronce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington

This workshop will discuss the comorbidity and co-occurrence of gambling, substance use, and other mental health symptoms and disorders, as well as how to prioritize treatment targets when comorbidity/co-occurrence is present. An overarching goal is to increase participants’ self-confidence to treat co-occurring behaviors and comorbid disorders within individual therapy practice.

New Counseling Dilemmas in the Digital Age: Telehealth Technologies and Treatment

Mark Disselkoen, MSW, LCSW, LADC, Project Manager, National Frontier and Rural Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFAR-ATTC)

Although behavioral health is considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services is hindered due to workforce shortages and transportation issues, especially in frontier and rural areas. Using telehealth technologies to deliver substance use disorders treatment and recovery services is one approach to bridging this gap in services. However while innovative, this service delivery approach is a relatively untested concept in the addiction field. This presentation will address dilemmas that professionals/counselors are facing in the current high technology and social media world. The presenters will provide an overview of telehealth technologies with an emphasis on how these technologies can be used to enhance the quality and increase access of treatment services and issues related to: counselor and client self-disclosure in the age of Internet; privacy and security; social media policies; providing clinical supervision; and ethical reasoning.

Substance Use Disorder Among Health Professionals

John Furman, Ph.D., MSN, COHN-S, Executive Director, Washington Health Professional Services; Mikel Olsson, MS, MHP, CDP, Health Services Consultant, Washington Health Professional Services, Washington State Department of Health

This workshop will present information regarding substance abuse in health professionals. Focus will be on early identification, treatment, and regulatory compliance monitoring. In this workshop, we will also discuss the Uniform Disciplinary Act and health professions disciplinary process.

Addressing Chronic Pain and Co-Existing Disorders

Stephen F. Grinstead, Doctorate in Addictive Disorders, MA in Counseling Psychology, LMFT, CADAC II, ACRPS, Owner, Grinstead Treatment and Training Services

This workshop will focus on identification, effective intervention and treatment for chronic pain with co-existing disorders. Participants will learn how to identify the most common prescription drugs of abuse, and the importance of developing a synergistic treatment plan which includes recovery-friendly medication management, emotional and/or psychological symptom management, as well as how to develop non-pharmacological pain management interventions.

Motivational Interviewing in One Hour

David Jefferson, MSW, Community Health Analyst, Skagit County

Motivational interviewing is constantly changing and being shaped by research and practice. Learn the latest material published by Miller and Rollnick and other leading practitioners. Learn about the four phases, the difference between sustain talk, change talk and discord and learn how to deliver information motivational interviewing style using the Elicit-Provide-Model.

Developmental Disabilities Administration/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Internal Oversight Review Team: Quality Assurance on the Dually Diagnosed (Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities)

Dr. Matthew Layton, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Washington State University; Monica Reeves, M.Ed., Mental Health Program Manager, Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration; and, David Kludt, M.P.A., Program Administrator, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

The workshop will present the collaboration between the DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and Developmental Disabilities Administration. Topics covered will be the quality assurance program developed to track dually diagnosed (mental health/intellectually disabled) population, findings from 4 years of community reviews, and promising practices for working with the mental health/intellectually disabled population.

Evidence Based Practice Supported Employment

Melodie Pazolt, SE/SH Program Administrator, Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery; Joe Marrone, MA, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Community Inclusion; David Hoff, MSW, Program Director, Institute for Community Inclusion

This workshop will review the efforts to improve employment outcomes for individuals with behavioral health issues particularly focused on financing employment through the Ticket to Work implementation. This presentation will also focus on the research and fidelity measures of Evidence Based Practice Individual Placement and Support (EBP IPS) otherwise known as Supported Employment, as well as the negative impact of long-term unemployment.

Hoarding Disorder FAQ

Jennifer Sampson, Ph.D., LMFT; President, The Hoarding Project

This training will provide a foundation for understanding hoarding disorder, including definition, prevalence rates, causes and risk factors, and safety related issues. Prevention and ethical responses for severe hoarding situations will also be addressed.

Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol and Crime

Donna Wiench, BA, CFRE, Strategic Partnership Director, Reclaiming Futures

Come to this workshop to learn how 39 communities across the nation, small and large, rural and urban (including two in Washington) have used the Reclaiming Futures model to assure that kids in the juvenile justice system receive mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Prescription Review – A Tool in Patient Care

Chris Baumgartner, BA, Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Director, Washington State Department of Health

Prescription drug abuse has become a national and local epidemic. To help address this problem the Department of Health has implemented a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The PMP allows health care providers to view a patient’s controlled drug utilization in order to provide better patient care.

New Counseling Dilemmas in the Digital Age: Telehealth Technologies and Treatment

Mark Disselkoen, LCSW, LADC, Business Practice Specialist, National Frontier and Rural Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFAR-ATTC)

Although behavioral health is considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services is hindered due to workforce shortages and transportation issues, especially in frontier and rural areas. Using telehealth technologies to deliver substance use disorders treatment and recovery services is one approach to bridging this gap in services. However while innovative, this service delivery approach is a relatively untested concept in the addiction field. This presentation will address dilemmas that professionals/counselors are facing in the current high technology and social media world. The presenters will provide an overview of telehealth technologies with an emphasis on how these technologies can be used to enhance the quality and increase access of treatment services and issues related to: counselor and client self-disclosure in the age of Internet; privacy and security; social media policies; providing clinical supervision; and ethical reasoning.

Recovery Coaching

Daniel Floyd, CDP, Program Manager, King County Mental Health; Jessica Defrees, BS in Psychology, Certified Recovery Coach, Project Director, REACH Too, Consumer Voices Are Born

This workshop explains Recovery Coaching, a key recovery support service. Recovery coaching is peer-based recovery service, is non-clinical, and designed to help initiate and sustain an individual or family in their recovery from substance abuse or addiction. A substance abuse peer specialist is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The workshop will describe the Recovery Coach training that has taken place in Washington during the last year, including a review of material from the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).

Addressing Denial for Effective Chronic Pain Management

Stephen F. Grinstead, Doctorate in Addictive Disorders, MA in Counseling Psychology, LMFT, CADAC II, ACRPS, Owner, Grinstead Treatment and Training Services

Denial is a serious problem in the treatment of chronic pain especially for clients with coexisting addiction and related personality and mental health disorders. This workshop will assist clinicians in recognizing the twelve denial patterns common in patients who have experienced significant problems related to living with chronic pain and how to motivate them towards more effective pain management.

Supportive Housing

Melodie Pazolt, SE/SH Program Administrator, Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

This presentation will provide an overview of strategies the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and their partner organizations are using to address homelessness and develop stronger partners with housing systems.

Retention Extension: Practical Strategies to Keep ‘em Coming Back

Sandra Radin, PhD, Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington; Meg Brunner, MLIS, Web Information Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington; Jennifer Velotta, MNLP, CDP, ICPS, Clearinghouse Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

This workshop will introduce a “toolkit” of engagement/retention information and training materials for providers and other staff who work with clients. While toolkit components are presented, feedback and additional ideas from workshop participants will also be gathered to further inform final toolkit development.

Community Crisis Stabilization Services and Enhances Respite: Crisis Resources for Development Disability Administration (DDA) Enrolled Children

Monica Reeves, M.Ed., Mental Health Program Manager, Division of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration

The workshop will present two crisis programs for children enrolled with the Developmental Disability Administration: Enhanced Respite and Community Crisis Stabilization Service. The presentation will cover outcomes for the past 2 years of service and crisis service planning for the future.

Utilizing Parent Partners as Family Recovery Coaches

Jody Schreven, CPC, Parent Coordinator, Sound Mental Health; Cathy Callahan-Clem, CPC, Parent Coordinator, Sound Mental Health; Theresa Winther, LMFT, CDP, CMHS, Manager of Children and Family Services, Sound Mental Health

Parent Partners have long been at the heart of family-centered promising practices that embrace inclusion of the whole family. Parent Partners, working alongside parents and caregivers as Family Recovery Coaches, can educate and empower families to side-step the pitfalls of denial and enabling. The sincerity of the lived experience can be a powerful component of a family’s recovery.

Interventions for Adolescent Cannabis Use

Denise Walker, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Director, Innovative Programs Research Group, University of Washington

This workshop will review the prevalence, consequences, and treatment approaches for adolescent cannabis use. A particular approach intended to elicit voluntary participation from heavy using teens called the Teen Marijuana Check-Up will be described in detail. Outcomes from three randomized controlled trials will be reviewed and the clinical intervention will be presented.

The Anonymous People – Monday, October 6 | 6:30-8:30pm | No CEHs available.

The evening of October 6 participants may view a popular documentary at no additional cost, as well as enjoy after-dinner refreshments before the movie. The Anonymous People is a documentary about the countless Americans facing challenges due to the social stigma and discrimination regarding addiction and recovery. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation about what is a preventable and treatable health condition that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions. To view the trailer, click here. Please enjoy this sensational evening of entertainment! No CEHs will be available for the viewing.

Special Workshop – Tuesday, October 7 | 9:30am – 4:00pm | 6 CEHs towards suicide credential (30 MAX; first-come, first-served; those in attendance will attend this all day until 4:00pm, which is 1 hour later than the general conference)

Suicide Assessment, Management and Treatment

Stacey Chay, LAASW, MHP, MSW Program Director, Eastern Washington University

This course will explore the theoretical foundation in the clinical assessment, treatment, and management of suicidal risk over time through treatment with suicidal persons. This course will provide instructions in “evidenced-based” and “best practices” for the treatment and case management with the suicidal person. This course will also include case scenario exercises that include therapeutic interventions, initial treatment planning and case notes, coordination of services and referral.