1 In Partnership with the new england Chapters of ASAM (The American Society of Addiction Medicine) Present THE 22 ND ANNUAL CAPE COD SYMPOSIUM ON ADDICTIVE DISORDERS September 10-13, 2009 CAPE COD RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER HYANNIS, CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS Creating Positive outcomes During Difficult Times major SUppOrtErS C4 Recovery Solutions ARF Addiction Recovery Foundation Reckitt Benckiser Join Together/CASA Treatment Solutions Network Foundations Recovery Network AddictionNetworkTV.com CONtINUING EDUCAtION CO-SpONSOrED by AMEDCO, C4 Recovery Solutions, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, NAADAC Register Online at
2 schedule of events WEDNESDAY, September 9, :00 9:00 p.m registration - Barnstable II THURSDAY, September 10, 2009 PRE-CONFERENCE 6:00 a.m....hospitality Room Opens Coffee and Tea Available All Day Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions 8:00 a.m registration Barnstable II 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m....all Day Pre-Symposium Workshops #100 The Family Meeting Approach: Intervention Training (Registered 2 Day Class) Libby Bier, M.A., CADC, MISA-I, PCGC, & Phil Scherer BRI II, CSADC, NCGC-II, NCRS Anyone who attends the workshop and completes the 14 hours will meet the Intervention specific Education Requirements to become a Board Registered Interventionist-I, and will be eligible to apply for the Board Registered Interventionist - I (Candidate Status) credential. In addition, the participant will be offered two years of supervision* that will meet the BRI-I supervision requirements. *(the supervision will be intervention-specific Supervision and discussed during the course). During the 14 hour workshop: (a) we will describe the underlying philosophy and principles of the Family Meeting Approach to Intervention and how to utilize this approach to assist families in addressing issues related to addiction and other problems impacting upon the family system; (b) review the Johnson, Systemic and the ARISE Models of Family Interventions; (c) increase familiarity with coaching Concerned Other through the process of developing a support system in order to facilitate the Intervention; (d) provide practical information in order to implement Intervention techniques within a clinician s practice; (e) educate participants on becoming a Board Registered Interventionist; (f) address how to determine what Intervention approach or Model to use; and learn how to screen for Safety Issues. **Please note this is a 14-hour course and participants are required to attend all three of the following sessions to complete the education requirements for the Board Registered Interventionist-I: Thursday 8:30 5:00, Friday 8:30 5:30, and 7 8:30 pm on Friday night to complete the requirements. #101 Group Crisis Intervention: An International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) (Registered 2 Day Class) B. Anne Balboni, Psy.D. Tragic events affect the productivity and psychological well-being of those impacted by workplace violence, sudden death, or unexpected traumatic events. The need for small and large group crisis intervention is often a challenge for a company and for those required to assist in these types of events. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management are outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several groups crisis interventions. Specifically, Demobilizations, Crisis Management Briefings (CMB s), Defusings, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing are discussed. Practice opportunities and discussions of selection of specific interventions are explored using a strategically selected methodology. This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business and Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Traumatic Stress, Education, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, or Mental Health fields. This is a 2 day class and completion of Group Crisis Intervention and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF s(international Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc) Certificate of Specialized Training Program.**(see ccsad.com for more details on ICISF). **Please note this is a 14-hour course and participants must attend all three of the following sessions to complete the requirements: Thursday 8:30 5:00 and Friday 8:30 5:30 and 7 8:30 pm on Friday night to complete the requirements. #102 Homeopathy as an Integrative Treatment to Stabilize Clients in Recovery Loretta Butehorn, Ph.D., CCH This day long workshop will present the results from using homeopathy in treating women post detox in a residential treatment center. After utilizing homeopathy for 2 ½ years in 2 Boston treatment centers, Women s Circle and Griffin House, data indicates that those treated homeopathically were twice as likely to complete the program or transfer appropriately to another program rather than relapse, disappear, or abruptly stop treatment. #103 Person-Centered & Recovery-Oriented Practice: Ethical Foundations for Counselors & Supervisors Donald Scherling, Psy.D., LADC, CCS Difficult social and economic times concurrently escalate stress/distress and shrink resources and services. In the face of overwhelming need and limited resources, helpers and programs face enormous clinical challenges and ethical dilemmas. This interactive workshop will focus on person-centered and recovery oriented treatment as a foundation to guide helpers to integrate collaborative ethical practices in all aspects of their work. Person-centered and recoveryoriented practice engages counselors and supervisors to go beyond codes of ethics to create healing partnerships that inspire clinical excellence, client satisfaction, and ethical practice. Among the different codes to be discussed are NASW, CRCC, NAADAC, and MFT. 2
3 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon...closing Plenaries #104 Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) #425 Chicken Continuing Soup Education for the Session Recovering Soul: How Do You Know When You Are Getting Better? Reed A. Morrison, Ph.D. Supported by American Substance Abuse Professionals, Inc. (ASAP) Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D. Morning Session: Inside the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Evaluations The past Department is not a of prison. Transportation s Those who (DOT) are victims rule, of 49 addiction CFR Part and 40, other describes trauma required can become procedures healthy for workplace survivors. Using drug and a light-hearted alcohol testing approach, programs. this The workshop regulations will focus place on the identifying Substance strengths Abuse Professional in clients and (SAP) ourselves in the to overcome pivotal position trauma as in gatekeeper. our pasts. Indicators Central to of the self-growth gatekeeper will role be is utilized the responsibility to help to determine to conduct if at you least are two getting SAP better Evaluations and realizing that generate that you reports might stipulating be stronger key in recommendations the broken places for now treatment, than you aftercare, were before and a testing. crisis. This workshop will closely examine the evaluation process in clinical and regulatory contexts. #426 Challenges in the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in the General Hospital Afternoon Session: Stephen What J. Ryzewicz, Makes SAP M.D., Treatment FACP, FASAM Work? & Steven Fischel, M.D., Ph.D. Is there something that can be called SAP Treatment? There is no single substance abuse treatment Alcohol withdrawal is extremely common in the general hospital. It is associated with many complications methodology prescribed by DOT regulations (CFR 49 Part 40). Treatment choice is the province of the SAP, due to the medical and surgical co-morbidities that exist within this patient population. There are also unique a qualified independent professional. Nevertheless, employees in the SAP process, regardless of treatment challenges in treating alcohol withdrawal in this setting. In this workshop, we will review our own experience at recommendations, tend to complete treatment at remarkably high rates. This workshop maintains that there is a large tertiary care general hospital. Interactive case presentations will be used to demonstrate some of the an identifiable overarching SAP treatment regimen and we will investigate its structure and underlying theory. successes and pitfalls that can occur while treating these patients, allowing for a collegial exchange of ideas about this very common and challenging problem. 10:00 10:30 a.m....morning Break Lobby 12:00 noon evaluation and Closing Remarks Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions Program Committee 12:00 12:00 noon 1:30...Exhibits p.m....lunch on Close your own 2:00 5:00 p.m....exhibitor Set-Up Exhibit Hall 3:00 3:30 p.m....afternoon Break POST-SYMPOSIUM Hosted by A Better Tomorrow 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m buffet Lunch Post-Symposium Registrants ONLY Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions M A I N S Y M P O S I U M 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m....post-symposium Workshops #500 The Impact of the Mood Disorders on Addiction and Recommended Interventions 6:30 p.m...welcome and Opening Remarks Bass River Naelys Diaz, Ph.D., E. Gail Horton, M.S.W., Ph.D., John McIlveen, M.S., Dee K. McGraw, M.S.W., Director of Education & Event Services, C4 Recovery Solutions Donald Mullaney, Ph.D., LCSW, CAP, G. Ed Pigott, Ph.D. & Michael Weiner, Ph.D. Ricard Ohrstrom, Chairman, C4 Recovery Solutions Supported Michael Botticelli, by Behavioral Director, Health Bureau of of the Substance Palm Beaches Abuse Services, Behavioral Health Massachusetts of the Palm Beaches Department (BHOP) of Public has been Health, using Boston, the Millon MA Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI III) as an assessment tool for nine years. Patient responses to the MCMI provide information with regard 7:00 to 9:00 mood disorders p.m....opening that co-occur with substance dependence. Plenary Mood disorders measured by the MCMI include Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Dysthymia. Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder have been extremely #199 well Innovations researched in and Identifying attended to. and Minimal Treating attention Heavy has Drinkers been paid to Dysthymia. Dysthymia has been largely dismissed Mark Willenbring, as minor depression M.D. Supported chronic sadness. by The National Data presented Institute here on suggests Alcohol Abuse that Dysthymia is more prevalent and Alcoholism among patients (NIAAA) with an addictive disease than either Major Depression or BiPolar Disorder. One hundred and twenty MCMI profiles were randomly selected. Dysthymia was found to be far more prevalent The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health among our patient population (patients diagnosed with an addictive disease) than either Major Depression or (NIH), has released a new guide for health care practitioners to help them identify and care for patients with BiPolar Disorder. heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders. Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician s Guide is now #501 available free Expressive online (www.niaaa.nih.gov) Conversations with and in the print, Many with Faces a pocket of Addiction version included. About 3 in 10 U.S. adults drink at levels that increase their risk for physical, mental health, and social problems. Of these heavy Rosemary J. Wentworth, M.A. drinkers, about one in four currently has alcohol abuse or dependence. Although relatively common, these This alcohol is an use experiential disorders often workshop go undetected designed to in familiarize medical and participants mental health with the care ways settings. which When the effective arts can methods be are incorporated used for alcohol into screening substance and abuse brief counseling interventions, and teach however, client research coping shows strategies they for can aftercare. promote Visual significant, imagery, lasting reductions writing and in drinking creative visualization levels and alcohol-related will be explored problems. as a means to clarify feelings, encourage emotional expression, uncover distorted thought patterns and foster solutions approach to dilemmas. The course will offer: 9:00 overview p.m....dessert of art therapy as a treatment modality; participation Reception in creating (Must a mandala Register) with guided imagery to experience Hosted this process by Alkermes, of symbolic Inc. interpretation; and a group discussion of personal insights. #502 The PALS Program- A Community Consortium Approach to Changing At-Risk Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Abuse FRIDAY, September 11, :00 a.m. Lucy.. Marrero, Ph.D Supported by.. Shands..Hospitality Vista, the Room Teaching Opens Hospital for University of Florida and Florida DOLE Coffee and Tea Available All Day This presentation will present data showing the efficacy of attacking adolescent substance abuse from a Hosted by Promises Treatment Centers total lifestyle perspective while utilizing a community consortium team of multiple agencies and institutions. Adolescent 7:30 a.m. Lifestyle..... Support......(PALS),..... supported by.. DOLE.Continental and private Breakfast donations, combines Exhibit the Hall resources with major Hosted inpatient by and Alternatives, outpatient psychiatric Inc. treatment centers, University of Florida Graduate Psychology Departments, Alachua County School System, Alachua County Sheriff s Department, and the Juvenile Justice System. 8:00 a.m. It will...registration show step-by-step how to replicate this program and receive Barnstable funding. II 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m afternoon Break Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions 3
4 schedule of events 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m....all Day Workshop** **#100 (The Intervention) and #101 (ICISF) trainings continue. #200 The Unholy Trinity ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, and Conduct Disorders Patrick DeChello, Ph.D., M.S.W., RPH, LCSW Recent research indicates that there is a direct connection and potential progression in the etiological development of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorders with the Oppositional Defiant and the Conduct Disorder. Often a source of etiological confusion, clinicians often find themselves thinking too linearly thinking that clients have only one of these disorders but not accounting for the comorbidity of disorders. These disorders often lead to a life of substance abuse, self-medication, bullying, incarceration, and tragedy. Systems are often overloaded and unable to provide the level of intervention necessary. These individuals often are labeled as bad people instead of sick people. This seminar offers practical how to information and interventions. 8:30 10:00 a.m....early Morning Workshops #201 Treatment for Minority Youth: a Comparative Between an Evidence Based Program and a Community Grounded Service. Mr. Toleran, M.S., & Ms. Yi, Ph.D. Intern Supported by Asian Community Mental Health Services Two treatment approaches are discussed based on the experiences of a mental health services agency. One is based on the Cannabis Youth Treatment and adapted into Assertive Community Reinforcement Treatment (ACRA/ACC) and the other is a community grounded 16-session brief treatment model. #202 Fully Living with Chronic Pain: A Mindfulness-Based Approach James S. Flowers, Ph.D. Supported by Sierra Tucson Pain and illness are inherently unpleasant, and without doubt, many of us develop unhelpful habits in reaction such as fear, avoidance, catastrophizing, aversion, and tension. This just adds to our overall experience of suffering. Mindfulness can help us break this cycle of reactivity and regain a sense of initiative, confidence, and control. Paradoxically, by learning to live with our pain, we can broaden our perspective and experience a greatly improved quality of life. #203 The Fingerprint of Addiction: Turning the Pages to Treatment Marc Bell, Ken Freedman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., FACP, FASAM, & Hugh McCray, LADC-II Supported by Lemuel Shattuck Hospital The purpose of this workshop is to present the profile of an individual who engages in a drug-laden lifestyle and experiences a complex set of sequelae. Discussion will encompass how clinicians and supportive personnel can assist a person s return to wellness by facilitating abstinence and promoting recovery from problematic use of substances. Using the metaphor of a book representing a person s life, each page will be examined and the individuality of how the addictive disorder manifests itself will be the fingerprint. The participants are given methodologies to utilize in working with individuals whose treatment addresses medical problems, co-existing substance dependence, and possible psychiatric issues. #204 What Everyone Needs to Know When Working with GLBT Clients Joe Amico, M.Div., CAS, LISAC, & Julie M. Praus, M.D. Supported by Alternatives, Inc. and Brattleboro Retreat Everyone works with sexual minorities: gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender clients. This workshop will cover all the basics needed to understand the specific needs of GLBT clients and how to make your office more GLBT friendly. 10:00 10:45 a.m....morning Break Exhibit Hall Hosted by Marworth 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m....late Morning Workshops #210 Ethical Complications of Organ Transplantation in Patients with Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Dependence Ted R. Laska, LADC Supported by The Mayo Clinic Today, more and more patients are coming to treatment with serious medical problems, including the need for organ transplantation. Many believe that Hepatitis C is at epidemic proportions. How are these patients different from others? How do we go about treating the co-occurring addiction, health problem, and most often, mental health concerns? How does the chemical dependency professional fit into the complex decision-making process of who is chosen for transplantation and who is denied? These questions, as well as their ethical implications regarding the patients, their relatives, the donor, and the professionals involved, will be addressed. 4
5 #211 Engaging and Prescribing to Clients Who Do Not Want to Change Mark D. Green, M.D. Supported by Westbridge It is especially difficult for the young, with chronic pain, or those with co-occurring psychiatric disorders to stop using drugs. In the early stages of change they have poor retention, outcomes, and acceptance of medications. Rather than labeling them as resistant, non-compliant, or waiting to hit a rock bottom, therapists must collaborate with clients and support movement toward valued goals their Recovery even while they continue to use drugs. This can challenge training, personal experience, and morals. Harm Reduction has been especially contentious, the therapist must be willing and able to employ a broad range of interventions to fit the patient, including safe injecting practices, moderation management, and the use of medications with addictive potential. This presentation will discuss Recovery and Harm Reduction: philosophy, efficacy, and application to treatment. #212 Influence of Attachment Organization on Addiction & Recovery Donna Markus, Ph.D. Supported by Promises Treatment Centers Attachment theory has emerged as a compelling framework with which to understand personality development and psychological functioning. Attachment organization influences affect management strategies as well as one s perception of self and others and guides behavior accordingly. Viewing addiction from an attachment theory perspective enables clinicians and other helping professionals to assist patients in engaging in treatment and utilizing support systems. Q&A and discussion will follow PowerPoint presentation. #213 Effective Practices: Alternative to Discipline Programs for Healthcare Professionals with Drug Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders Valerie D. Iyawe, RN, M.B.A., Tim McCarthy, LMHC, LADC- 1, Douglas McLellan, RN, M.Ed., & Luis T. Sanchez M.D. Supported by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Professional Recovery System (MPRS) and Physicians Health Services While substance abuse is a problem in all population groups, its social and health consequences are more heavily concentrated among nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. State regulatory agencies have developed an alternative approach to address the substance abuse needs of certain nurses and others healthcare professionals and the medical society independently has established programs for physicians. 12:15 1:45 p.m.....lunch on Your Own 1:45 5:30 p.m....all Afternoon Workshops #220 Integrating Modern Psychotherapy with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous Allen Berger, Ph.D. In this 3-hour presentation, Dr. Berger will discuss the therapeutic value of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The therapeutic effect of each Step and the synergy amongst the Steps will be the focus of this presentation along with a discussion and demonstrations of therapeutic interventions relevant for each Step. A unique feature of this presentation is Dr. Berger s discussion of the psychotherapeutic interventions designed to help patients who are stuck in working the Steps. His explanation incorporates concepts from the work of Father Joseph Martin, Dr. Harry Tiebout, Dr. Karen Horney, Fritz Perls, M.D., Dr. Nathaniel Brandon, Dr. Jerome Frank, and Father Richard Rohr. #221 Treating TBI with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Challenges Tim Feeney, Ph.D., Michael Louiselle, LPN, CASAS, & John McCooey Supported by Belvedere Brain Injury Program It is the purpose of this presentation to provide information, tools, and alternatives to providers of traditional substance abuse treatment about the co-occurring challenges of traumatic brain injury, mental health issues, and alcohol/substance abuse, or any combination thereof. The attendees are exposed to the evidence-based treatment models from both the neurobehavioral and substance abuse professions focusing on a change in paradigm from the traditional medical model of treatment to one of a person-centered model. Evidence-based research, outcome studies, participant testimonials, and video presentations will be some of the means used to present this workshop. 5
6 schedule of events 1:45 3:15 p.m....early Afternoon Workshops #222 Money, Time, and Spirituality Peter Smeele Supported by Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services We will explore the parallels between how we relate to money and time and how we develop spiritually. Using Jacob Needleman s book, Money and the Meaning of Life, as a backdrop, participants will gain insights into themselves and their patients regarding money and time and how these powerful forces affect the development of their authentic self. #223 CSAT Program: Pain and Addiction- Patient Centered Pain Management Stephen A. Wyatt, D.O. Supported by the New England Chapters of ASAM and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA The identification and treatment of pain has been an important aspect of medical care for centuries. The identification of unnecessary suffering and medical complications secondary to untreated pain have placed an even greater focus on it in recent years. Unfortunately, with the advent of more frequently prescribed, novel, high potency opioids, there has been a profound increase in access to these medications. This has resulted in more abuse and dependence along with an increase in associated morbidity and mortality. A description of patient centered pain management will be presented that will identify how this concept will help to treat the patient and not just the pain. This program will describe the pathophysiology of pain and how alternative pain medications work. There will be a review of the hallmarks for identifying and monitoring the patient at risk of opioid abuse/dependence. Lastly, exit strategies available to help these patients once the problem has been identified will be explored. 3:15 4:00 p.m....afternoon Break Exhibit Hall Hosted by AdCare Hospital 4:00 5:30 p.m....late Afternoon Workshops #275 The Addiction Genome: The Disease Concept Revisited Robert Murray, M.D., Ph.D. Supported by Cumberland Heights The disease concept of addiction was introduced 25 to 30 years ago. It has served successfully to help establish addiction as a disease. However, like other areas involving the genetics of common diseases, no discrete gene with a high impact has been identified. In our present era of sophisticated molecular genetics with genome wide association studies (GWAS) if such genes were involved, they should have been found. A more fruitful approach will probably necessitate the identification of endophenotypes that may contribute to addiction at different stages in that process. #276 Women and Prescription Drugs: Misuse, Abuse, or Addiction? Martha Wunsch, M.D., FAAP, FASAM A Women, Pregnancy, and Addictions Theme Workshop, presented in collaboration with the New England Chapters of ASAM This presentation will begin with a discussion of the broad use of prescription drug misuse. The presenter will clarify the use of diagnostic criteria, case histories, and behavior to define problematic behavior involving prescription drugs, particularly among women. A review of the literature about characteristics of women misusing, abusing, and dependent upon prescription drugs, across the lifespan will be presented. Relevant information about women dying with prescription drugs identified as a direct or contributing cause of death will also be discussed. Finally, valuable tools for screening and monitoring for problematic and appropriate use of prescription drugs will be presented. 5:30 p.m exhibits Close 5:30 7:00 p.m....dinner on your own 7:00 8:30 p.m....evening Plenary #299 Shame, Addiction, and Authenticity: Helping Clients Cultivate Resilience and Hope Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. Supported by Hazelden A constant barrage of social-cultural messages proclaims that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Vulnerabilities are not weaknesses, but powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that everyone is deeply connected and more the same than different. This workshop explores the concepts of shame and authenticity and their relationships with addiction and recovery. Particular emphasis is placed on how to help clients find the courage to talk about their fears of being unworthy, unlovable, and not good enough so they can move through shame to live more resilient and hopeful lives. 6
7 8:30 9:30 p.m open Mike Jam Session Hosted by Woody Giessmann, CEO of Right Turn, Inc. Bring your voice, your instruments, or just yourself for some much needed relaxing, spontaneous musical fun! Light Snacks and Coffee provided. 9:15 p.m support Group Meetings 11:00 p.m Step Hospitality Room Closes SATURDAY, September 12, 2009 RECOVERY WEEKEND! 6:00 a.m hospitality Room Opens Coffee and Tea Available All Day Hosted by Clear Brook 7:00 a.m meet for Fun Run/Walk 4.6 Miles Bordering Nantucket Sound Hosted by Gosnold on Cape Cod 7:30 a.m....continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall 8:00 a.m registration Barnstable II 8:45 10:15 a.m morning Plenary #300 Calling in Angels to Promote Recovery Al J. Mooney, M.D. Supported by Willingway Hospital Angel calls began when the Chairman of Surgery at a major medical school discovered that about half the patients in his ICU had alcohol or drug problems, and nothing was done to help them. He found some homeless people, who were in recovery, to visit these patients and invite them to join them in recovery. This introduction to AA and NA proved more successful that traditional mental health consultations. Now, clinical trials of this methodology have validated its efficacy, and the technique is presently being applied within a community setting in a five county mental health district in North Carolina. A strong partnership has evolved between the recovering community and the mental health system, and a robust peer support initiative is currently functioning. This presentation tracks the development of effective peer support, and outlines the execution of a peer support initiative within a mental health district that possesses a commitment to preventing, identifying, and treating addiction issues. 10:15 10:45 a.m morning Break Exhibit Hall Hosted by Gosnold on Cape Cod 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m morning Workshops #301- Pregnancy Prevention and Well Woman Care for the Addiction Provider Mishka Terplan, M.D., M.P.H. A Women, Pregnancy, and Addictions Theme Workshop, presented in collaboration with the New England Chapters of ASAM This workshop will provide an overview of changes brought on by various drug and alcohol consumption and how substance treatment, especially pharmacologic and detoxification treatment, can both cause and interfere with fertility. We will review guidelines for a well woman exam paying particular attention to contraception with discussion of sexually transmitted diseases and Pap screening and prevention. The epidemiology and sequelae of unplanned pregnancy will be reviewed, but the bulk of the presentation will be concentrated on specific contraceptive options, their efficacy, reversibility, risks and benefits. Modified cases will be discussed to illustrate these issues. #302 Treating Substance Abuse and Pain as Co-occurring Disorders Jim Fent, M.S., MFTI, PT Supported by A Better Tomorrow Drug and alcohol treatment clinics often question the veracity of patients who complain of chronic pain in addition to the problems they experience because of their drug or alcohol addictions. However, if the objective of drug and alcohol rehabilitation is to restore the patient s functionality in work and social settings, it can be beneficial to treat chronic pain as a co-occurring disorder. Validating client s perceptions of pain makes them more receptive to receiving treatment that may ultimately free them of the psychological issues that fuel their addictions as well as their perceptions of chronic physical pain. 7
8 schedule of events #303 Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery Dealing with These Issues in the Workplace John D. Lieberman Supported by Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers The issues surrounding addiction / relapse from the point of view of an employer and manager are daunting. Relapse never happens in a vacuum and the negative effects are profound. There are signs and symptoms prior to a relapse. Managers are required to address these tumultuous situations. Rarely is there a training manual or a policy written outlining company policy. Is there a plan for the aftermath? What happens if the employee in question wants to return to work? Due to potential legal issues and systemic complications, the company usually suffers along with the employee. Planning for potential workplace relapse and setting policy with human services and your legal department is vital. This training session will address these issues from the prospective of a manager and director. Supervisors can make a positive difference for the individual in crises, clients / patients and your employees. #304 The Therapeutic Alliance and Empathy: Improving Treatment Outcomes and Quality of Clinical Services Daniel C. Frigo, LCSW, M.S.W., Ph.D. Supported by Hazelden This presentation examines the development and maintenance of the therapeutic alliance and its relationship to treatment outcome. Based on a current research and clinical experience, the presenter will discuss therapist characteristics and interventions associated with alliance formation and maintenance. In particular, the role of empathy will be examined not only as a factor in building and sustaining the alliance, but also as a therapeutic technique in working with difficult and challenging clients. #305 Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction in Addictions Treatment Greg Seward, MSHCA, LADC-I, CTTS-M Supported by ATTOC Tobacco Research, Department of Psychiatry, UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School Everyone, regardless of his or her motivation level needs some treatment for tobacco and nicotine dependence. We will review the way tobacco use and tobacco cessation affects the individual and treatment. The impact of smoking and cessation on the liver and medication levels is explored as well as the different types of individual and group treatments, including self-help groups. #306 Addressing the Elusive Ism Carol Cannon, M.A., CADC Supported by The Bridge to Recovery This illustrated lecture/discussion will provide a forum for solidifying the instinctual wisdom of counselors and reinforcing the importance of what we have learned from pioneers in the field of codependence and adult/ children issues lest we forget. It will emphasize the fact that the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous knew there was more to be revealed. Bill Wilson prophesied that the next frontier in the recovery movement would be treating the elusive ism (issues of immaturity we now call codependence). #307 Assessment and Treatment of Pathological Gambling Jeff Friedman, M.H.S., LISAC, CCGC Supported by Cottonwood de Tucson, Inc. This workshop will discuss assessment of Pathological Gambling in the clinical setting, including gaining a better understanding of diagnostic errors and common differential and co-occurring emotional health issues associated with problematic gambling. There will be a primer on brain chemistry and the brain, along with discussion on common subtypes of pathological gambling including action and escape gambling - and the different neurochemical and neurophysiological reward responses triggered by each of these types of gambling activity. We will learn about counseling approaches and therapeutic interventions that both action and escape gamblers respond to best in various phases of the treatment process. 12:15 1:45 p.m....luncheon & Round Table Discussion Bass River #325 - To Coerce or Not to Coerce: Should Pregnant Women be Forced into Treatment under Threat of Incarceration? Gary Helmbrecht, M.D. Supported by the New England Chapters of ASAM In this presentation, we will review the various state laws regarding coercion to treatment and criminalization of drug use during pregnancy. The ethical and legal arguments for maternal v. fetal rights, definition of intent to do harm, and the consequences of incarceration will be discussed in detail. We will look at parallel situations where maternal fetocide has been committed and compare the legal consequences to those where drug use has been charged. Finally, we will develop a reasonable consensus with respect to the authority of the state to protect the fetus and actionable events during pregnancy that may warrant prosecution. The luncheon is Hosted by an unrestricted educational grant from Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 8
9 1:45 5:30 p.m....all Afternoon Workshop #326 The Age Wave Challenge in Addiction and Recovery Carol Colleran, CAP, ICADC, & John Dyben, M.A., CAP, CMHP, SAP Supported by Hanley Center This session will demonstrate through interactive exercises, case studies, and lecture, how the face of older adult addiction is changing and how treatment can successfully engage Boomers and older adults. The Boomer effect in older adult addiction presents both a challenge in numbers and a complex profile that impacts treatment and recovery. Older adults require slower detox, longer treatment, and holistic therapies that address generational values. The Boomer generation reflects different drug histories and life-shaping events, but this age wave is huge and represents numerous life stages. We will learn how new research will affect therapies and holistic recovery for older adults as well as why aging is not a barrier to creativity. We will also address agings importance in therapy and recovery. 1:45 3:15 p.m early Afternoon Workshops #327 CHARM-Creation of a Methadone Program for Families in Recovery Jon Brooklyn, M.D. A Women, Pregnancy, and Addictions Theme Workshop, presented in collaboration with the New England Chapters of ASAM Vermont in 2000 had no in-state treatment for opiate addiction. Pregnant women were presenting to the obstetrical and state agencies with opiate addiction and solutions were needed. A group of physicians and community agencies created a Treatment Team to coordinate this care. The program grew so rapidly it led to the establishment of the first methadone clinic in Vermont. Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes improved dramatically. With the introduction of buprenorphine, the care was expanded in the community to include local physicians. Other counties within the state established similar teams. Funding streams were established and political and health care systems were more involved. The seminar will present an historical view of the program and outcomes expanded to include strategies for establishing the same type of program elsewhere. #328 Internet Addiction at Work and Home Brian G. Le Blanc, CEAP, CLAP, CUAP, B.A., DARC Supported by Treatment Solutions Network What is internet addiction? What are the signs? The workshop will give the audience an idea of what internet addiction is and whom it affects, and the cost of this addiction emotionally and financially. Who monitors the user s computer? In addition, how does the internet-addicted person receive help? #329 Technology and Attachment Relationships John J. O Neill, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT Supported by The Menninger Clinic We live in an amazing time when we can reach out and virtually touch someone, obtain information in seconds, and communicate without limits. Over the past years, we can see the rise in the use of the Internet, cell phones, Blackberry devices, digital music players, text messaging, wireless devices, mobile entertainment, online gaming, camera phones, online social networking, and numerous other ways of communicating, being entertained, and staying connected. Sadly, it may be in the connection that we run the greatest risk of losing our ability to have healthy attached relationships. We have become so accustomed to the luxuries of technology that we may be forgetting how to play, have personal connections, and use coping skills in face-toface interactions. We can see demonstrations of this disconnect from relationships on a daily basis. Through these disconnections, we are perhaps running the greatest risk of harming our attachments to relationships and other people. The workshop will explore ways to help clients understand and explore ways to improve their attachments while healthily using technology. #330 International Roundtable Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM, David Delapalme, B.Sc., NCAC, Bill Puddicombe, B.Sc., Chartered MCIPD, & John Trolan, B.A, M.Sc. Supported by C4 Recovery Solutions The topic of the roundtable will be a discussion of where American, European, Middle, and Far Eastern policies and practices overlap, and more significantly, differ in the areas of substance abuse prevention and treatment as well as harm reduction efforts. 9
10 schedule of events #331 Chronic Pain Management with an Addict Kevin R. Wandler, M.D. Supported by Remuda Treatment Centers Chronic Pain affects approximately 25 percent of adults at any given time and is one of the most common causes of long-term disability. Treatment should include a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. If surgery is necessary, then prescribing medications and physical therapy to alleviate the pain are the next courses of action. Opiates are often used, but in a recovering addict, this can be a challenge, alternatives may be necessary. Other patients can become addicted to the pain medications themselves. A comprehensive approach to these patients is crucial. Motivational interviewing, biofeedback, and relaxation are a must. Commonly asked questions about treating chronic pain will be answered: How do I treat an addict with both Chronic Pain and an Addiction? What if my Chronic Pain patient becomes addicted? How would I know if my Chronic Pain patient becomes addicted? #332 Art Therapy Lynn McKnight, ATR-BC, MAC, CCS, LPC/S Supported by Crossroads Centre Antigua This multi-media presentation will offer a wide variety of modalities designed to grab the participants attention and comprehensively model how powerful, viable, and accessible art in therapy is as a tool with people who suffer the effects of addictions. Art Therapy is effective in helping addicted clients regulate their own emotions and process the confusion brought on by the complexities of the addicted brain. Art therapy helps to organize thought, integrate memories and resulting emotional responses;, and creates safe outlets for unresolved emotions such as anger, shame, and grief. Ultimately, this aids in the development of new neural pathways in the brain. Case studies and hands-on examples will be provided, time permitting. 3:15 4:00 p.m afternoon Break Exhibit Hall Hosted by Hanley Center 4:00 5:30 p.m....late Afternoon Workshops #350 Management of Addiction Disorders in Pregnancy Gary Helmbrecht, M.D. Supported by Alere Healthcare Women s and Children s Division A Women, Pregnancy, and Addictions Theme Workshop, presented in collaboration with the New England Chapters of ASAM This presentation is an overview of addiction disorders in pregnancy. We will discuss demographic characteristics of addiction in women general and review methods for screening and brief intervention specifically aimed at pregnancy. We will further discuss other antenatal addiction issues including the obstetrical management of these patients designed to optimize pregnancy outcome. The pathophysiology of drug and other drug related behavior effects on placental insufficiency, fetal growth restriction, abruption, preterm labor, and other adverse pregnancy events will be discussed in detail. Specific effects of opiates, alcohol, and prescription meds of abuse, cocaine, and methamphetamine will be included in this discussion. Finally, peripartum pain management will be discussed in a practical how to manner. #351 Integrated Behavioral Treatment for Persons with Hepatitis C and Substance Addiction Monika Kolodziej, Ph.D. Supported by AdCare Hospital It is estimated that between 4 million and 5 million people in the United States are infected with Hepatitis C, with 60% of infection transmissions occurring through injection drug use. A recent review of medical record data at AdCare Hospital shows that during any consecutive 12-month period, over 1000 persons seeking inpatient treatment have the diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis C. In addition to co-occurring substance dependence and Hepatitis C, the majority of these individuals also have the diagnosis of a mood disorder. Given the specific self-care needs as well as risks for relapse stemming from this combination of disorders, Dr. Kolodziej developed a 12-session curriculum for an integrated, outpatient group intervention for persons in recovery from substancerelated disorders and Hepatitis C, focusing on practical tools to effectively manage this combination of disorders. #352 Buprenorphine: What it is and How to Expand Its Treatment Colleen T. LaBelle, RN, ACRN, CARN This presentation will provide an understanding of the pharmacology, indications, maintenance, detoxification, diversion, and treatment management of buprenorphine. We will discuss a best practice model that has allowed for the expansion of buprenorphine in Massachusetts providing training, technical support to the 19 State funded sites. This innovative demonstration project has allowed the expansion of opioid treatment in community based settings. 10
11 #353 When Discipline Kills: Understanding Power Distance in Cultures Michael J. Blackburn, LADC-1, CEAP, LAP-C, CATSM, Juan E. Lesende, & Sergeant Steven L. Miranda, CEAP Supported by Treatment Solutions Network Discipline is a powerful tool and is revered as a desired character trait. It is at the heart of many professions, and cultures. It also has a deep dark side. Discipline has been identified as a powerful factor in disasters, and death. In this presentation, we will uncover those factors and discuss how to minimize their deadly potential. #354 Dry Drunk as a Personality Disorder Cheri DeMoss, M.A., LCPC, CADC, NCADC II, MAC, NCRS Over the years, there has been much needed focus on understanding the struggles of recovering addicts and adult children of alcoholics. Realizing the impact growing up with one or more addicted caregivers is essential in being able to help adult children with their own recovery issues. Recent research shows that between 19 32% of those who are adult children of alcoholics are also adult children of borderline/narcissistic personality disorders. This workshop looks at the unique challenges of being an adult child of a borderline personality disordered parent. We will focus on the special concerns, experiences, and life challenges that an ACOBPD faces in their family and adult life. Participants will learn how to recognize the difference between alcoholic characteristics and those of a borderline personality disorder. We will look at how things in the family home shift from crazy making to craziness and how to help our clients deal successfully with the effects of having been raised by one or more parents with a personality disorder. #355 A Vital Balancing Act: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse while Ensuring Legitimate Patient Access Michael C. Barnes, J.D. Supported by EMGlobal, LLC Prescription drug abuse is an increasing public health concern in the United States Over the past decade, the number of people abusing prescription medications has more than doubled. Research shows that many Americans view prescription medications, such as opioid pain relievers, as easier to acquire than illegal drugs and safe to use. Meanwhile, studies have documented widespread under-treatment of pain. It is extremely important to address this issue due to the complexities of this problem that are compounded by the participation of multiple sectors of society the medical community, state and federal governments, law enforcement, advocacy organizations, and private enterprise. 5:30 7:30 p.m....dinner on your own 6:00 p.m exhibits Close 7:30 9:30 p.m evening Workshops #398 The Fishbowl an Exercise in Intrinsic Motivation Stimulation by Extrinsic Group Facilitation Andrew J. Moynihan, Ph.D., LADC-1, LRC, CADAC Supported by Lemuel Shattuck Hospital The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate the effectiveness of principles and techniques involved in extrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation techniques are a core component of Purposeful Motivational Motivation. This interactive workshop will provide participants with valuable experience in the presentation of these clinical skills and reaction of fellow learners to this unique experience. #399 New England Chapters of ASAM Lobsterbake Hosted by the New England Chapters of ASAM & AA&E Retreat Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol Kathy Norgard, Ph.D. Kathy Norgard s life and that of her family were turned upside down when Norgard s adopted son committed a violent crime in Tucson, Arizona. Kathy will describe her experience parenting her son, John, and her efforts to save John s life after he received two death sentences. Making her way back to the Midwestern adoption agency, Kathy s discoveries there about John s exposure to alcohol in the womb, his fetal alcohol syndrome, and his genetic background stunned her and lead to a court decision that made legal history. Kathy authored a book, Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol, documenting the step-by-step process through her living nightmare. Registration Required. Come casual and enjoy and evening on the Cape! $55 per person everyone welcome! 9:15 p.m support Group Meetings 11:00 p.m Step Hospitality Room Closes 11
12 schedule of events SUNDAY, September 13, :00 a.m hospitality Room Opens Coffee and Tea available all Day Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions 7:30 a.m registration Barnstable II 8:00 8:30 a.m continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall Hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions 8:30 10:00 a.m....early Morning Plenary #400 Prescription Drug Abuse Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM Supported by EMGlobal, LLC Prescription drug abuse is an emerging concern for treatment professionals, health and public health systems, and policy makers. While treatments systems are moving toward evidence-based responses to non-dependent use and the diagnoses of abuse and dependence, pressure is placed upon them to respond to single-drug epidemics in specific and unique ways that in most cases are in advance of the evidence. In this workshop, Dr. Barthwell will review classes of prescription drugs used in non-medical ways, rates of use, sources of drugs, and trends of use in sub-populations. She will discuss our gaps in knowledge and suggest health and public health responses to the problem. Where drug class based solutions exist, she will discuss those options. #401 The MOMS Program: a Treatment Model for Opiate Dependent Pregnant Women Denise Bouchard-Crowley, M.S., RN, CS, NP-C A Women, Pregnancy, and Addictions Theme Workshop, presented in collaboration with the New England Chapters of ASAM Maine has among the highest per capita rates of opiate addiction in the nation and young women are particularly affected. Over the past six years, we have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women with serious opiate addictions presenting for care. Three years ago, we developed a formal treatment track. We will review the components of the program, from initial evaluation, inpatient stabilization, informed consent regarding treatment options, to rehabilitation. There will be special emphasis on the use of buprenorphine and on our MOMS group. 10:00 10:30 a.m....coffee Break & Grand Prize Raffle Exhibit Hall Hosted by Join Together, a project of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon...closing Plenary #425 We ve Come a Long Way, Baby Or Have We? David Mee-Lee, M.D. The addiction treatment field has achieved much over the past decade. We now work more closely with mental health for people with co-occurring disorders. Medication assisted treatment is gaining respect. Evidence-based practices are on the tip of people s tongues. Yet, in many ways, we are still far from the vision of client-directed, outcomes-driven services. This presentation will review accomplishments and four generations of addiction treatment. It will highlight where and why we are still stuck in making progress towards outcome-driven services; and how we can get the rest of the way from here. 12:00 noon evaluation and Closing Remarks Program Committee 12:00 noon exhibits Close 12
13 POST-SYMPOSIUM 12:00 1:00 p.m....buffet Lunch Post-Symposium Registrants ONLY 1:00 5:00 p.m....post-symposium Workshops #500 The Integrated Clinical Practice Team: Team approach working with multi-issue families that have Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance use in the Child Welfare System. Sue Englaish, Candice Lafleur, M.Ed., MFT, LCSW, Mary Pfister, Debbie Sicilia, M.Ed., & Mary Zamorski, RNC, MSN, FNP Supported by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families The Western Mass Regional Integrated Clinical Practice Team from the Department of Children and Families will present information on working with families and demonstrate the team approach to working with families. A case presentation will follow, allowing participants to work in teams on a sample child/family. Participants are assigned to teams and provided details of a sample child/family. Teams will have the opportunity to work together with the case manager to brainstorm some of the issues that their families are facing. Teams will discuss the possible directions for the child/family to move and can then work out the details of a service plan to present to the family. As individuals in their own specialty area, The Integrated Clinical Practice Team members approach to consultations, enhance relationships with communities, make connections with community service providers, and build staff capacity. It strengthens staff ability to work as a team, to present information and gives guidance to staff in the area DCF offices, and allows for the family presence. The Integrated Clinical Practice Team approach is unique to child welfare system. Team members will share their strategies for capacity building with the team approach, working with area office staff. #501 Understanding Cravings: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention Paula M. Morrissette, Psy.D., LMHC, LADC Supported by AdCare Hospital The experience of cravings is closely connected to relapse for many persons early recovery. The phenomenon of cravings is often uniquely experienced making identification and treatment of cravings a challenging task for treatment providers and individuals diagnosed with substance dependence disorders. This program will explore the phenomenon of cravings, emphasizing current theories and related interventions, recent advances in cravings research, assessment tools, and their potential treatment applications. The format of this half-day session will be lecture, experiential learning, and discussion of case material generated through participants clinical practice. #502 21st Century Holistic Approach to Addiction and Mental Health Treatment John Giordano, CAP, MAC, CCJS Supported by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment This workshop demonstrates the employment of the most current modalities previously regarded as cutting edge combined with the best of the traditional treatment model. Discussion will feature information about Ibogaine 1-day detoxification, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for brain and tissue repair, Harmonial Sound/Color Therapy for PTSD, anxiety and insomnia, and Qile Chinese Herbal Detoxification and Craving Reduction Patch. The session will also cover the utilization of group/individual/family therapy with nutrition, massage, acupuncture, natural/ibogaine detoxification, yoga, vocational/educational assistance, steam baths, colonic therapies, karate, exercise, 12-step program participation, and other modalities. The workshop will be in a lecture format with open question and answer throughout. #503 A Cutting-Edge Mental Fitness Approach to Addiction Treatment and Prevention Galina Mindlin, M.D., Ph.D., George Rozelle, Ph.D., BCIA-EEG, & Stephen K. Valle, Sc.D., M.B.A. Supported by AdCare Criminal Justice Services This course will provide a new perspective on integrative brain-based interventions developed from recent advances in our understanding of addiction as a brain-based disorder, the remarkable plasticity of the brain, and brain training technology. The course will cover recent advances in addiction research and treatment, addiction and the criminal justice system, brain-based technology-driven interventions, and innovative strategies to stimulate and rejuvenate the brain as positive alternatives to addictive behavior. Imagine treating addiction from the inside out without having to work through all the defenses. Imagine setting the stage for profound transformative experiences. Imagine melting away the desire for addictive substances. This is possible through brain wave training. Imagine listening to classical piano music to improve sleep, alleviate anxiety, overcome depression, improve focus, and restore balance to the brain. This is possible through brain music therapy. Instead of fighting the addictive brain, imagine giving it the stimulation, rest, and balance it needs in natural, fun, and interesting ways. Consider a Happy Chair for multi-sensory integration, a color therapy extravaganza to revitalize every cell in the body, a moving meditation to calm and soothe brain and body. Imagine a mentally fit brain with strength, flexibility, stamina, speed, quickness, agility, resilience, and balance. With brain fitness, a person can function optimally without the need for addictive behaviors. 3:00 3:30 p.m....afternoon Break Hosted by Willingway Hospital 5:00 p.m....post Symposium Concludes 13
14 Faculty featured faculty Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW David Mee Lee, M.D. Gary Helmbrecht, M.D. Mark Willenbring, M.D. Al Mooney, M.D. Joe Amico, M.Div., is President of NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies; Vice President for Program Development and Community Educator for Alternatives, on the Editorial Advisory Board for Addiction Professional Magazine; Advisory Board Member of SASH, and Pastor of All Peoples Christian Church. B. Anne Balboni, Psy.D., is the state coordinator & clinical director of the state wide RI CISM TEAM, Inc. She is a member of International Critical Stress Foundation s (ICISF) faculty. Private practice includes CISM intervention, education & consultation with emergency service organizations, schools & industry. Dr. Anne is Board Certified, Diplomat, with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a member of the International Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM, is the CEO of the international health consulting firm EMGlobal LLC; past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine; and former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy. Michael J. Blackburn, LADC-1, CEAP, LAP-C, CATSM, is the Vice President of Treatment Solutions Network. He was the Director of the Members Assistance Program for the Teamsters Local 251, servicing 5000 active Teamsters, 1500 retirees and their families. He was also the Director and a founding member of the EAP program for the Providence Fire Department/Local 799 and served for 6 weeks at Ground Zero. Mike is the immediate past National Labor Director for the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism. 14 Marc Bell is an alcohol and drug abuse counselor at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, MA. His career spans several decades working with individuals with addictive disorders and who are HIV positive. He is known for his community work to reach individuals who have limited access to services and resources. Allen Berger, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert on the science of recovery. He is best known for his work on integrating modern psychotherapy with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and his insights into emotional sobriety. Libby Bier, M.A., CADC, MISA-I, PCGC, has worked at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery (IIAR) at Proctor Hospital since November 2004 and is currently working as a Counselor on the Adolescent unit, and is a member of the IIAR s Speakers Bureau. Libby has been a co-facilitator for the Family Meeting Approach Intervention Training hosted by IIAR as part of their annual workshops for professional development. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is an educator, writer, activist and researcher. She is a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past eight years studying shame, empathy and vulnerability. She was recently named Behavioral Health Scholar in Residence at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, and is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn t): Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power published by Penguin. Jon Brooklyn, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Center at UVM, the Chittenden Center Methadone Clinic, and BAART Methadone Treatment Centers in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and Berlin. He is also Staff Family Physician at Community Health Center of Burlington Board. Dr. Brooklyn is certified in Addiction Medicine by ASAM, Certified Buprenorphine National Mentor and Trainer, Medical Review Officer Certification by ASAM.
15 Faculty, continued Loretta Butehorn, Ph.D., CCH, is a psychologist and certified homeopath. She consults to numerous substance abuse treatment programs, and has presented nationally for Hazelden and Harvard University on alternative approaches and substance abuse treatment. Dr Butehorn teaches at Boston College, the American Medical College of Homeopathy in Phoenix AZ, and is Director of The Sidewalk School and Holistic Health Center providing education and clinical interventions for low income families. Carol Cannon, M.A., CADC, is the Co-founder and Clinical Consultant at The Bridge to Recovery, a psycho-educational treatment facility for identity and dependency disorders in Bowling Green, KY. She is the author of two books, (1) Never Good Enough: Growing Up Imperfect in a Perfect Family and (2) Hooked on Unhappiness: Breaking the Cycle of Discontent. Carol Colleran, CAP, ICADC, noted expert and author in the field of aging and addiction, developed Hanley Center s leading model of age-related treatment, and recently has led the development of a new treatment model addressing a new age wave. Carol was a recipient of the Johnson Institute s America Honors recovery in Denise Bouchard-Crowley, M.S., RN, CS, NP-C, helped to develop Mercy Hospital s treatment program for opiate-addicted pregnant women. Since 2005, she has worked at the Mercy Hospital (Westbrook, ME) Recovery Center in both its outpatient and inpatient settings. Trained and skilled in Motivational Interviewing she applies these skills and her knowledge of addiction medicine to assist with the medication management of addictive disorders, from alcohol and tobacco to opiate addiction. Patrick DeChello, Ph.D., LCSW, M.S.W., RPH, is the founder and senior partner of D & S Associates, an international training and consulting company serving the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. He is an internationally renowned author (25 books to date) with over 25 years experience in training, consultation, and direct care. He is highly sought out for his expertise, experience, humor and energy that make his presentations informative, educational and highly enjoyable. David Delapalme, B.Sc., NCAC, spent 20 years in international investment banking in New York and Paris and then received is Diploma in Addictologie from the Faculte de Medecine de Paris IV in He is currently the Managing Director of PROMIS, France and is working to establish a 12-Step Model of continuum of care in France. Cheri DeMoss M.A., LCPC, CADC, NCADC II, MAC, NCRS, is the Founder and Director of EMPOWERING OPTIONS, an organization specializing in personal empowerment. Cheri s approach focuses on how learned shame and dysfunctional beliefs from childhood dictate our behaviors as adults. She creates a shame-free, completely supportive and positive environment where you can easily understand and explore the behavior patterns and ideas that no longer serve you. John Dyben, M.A., CAP, CMHP, SAP, uses his experience as a counselor and chaplain to bring a therapeutic and spiritual focus to his position as Clinical Director of Hanley Center. He had been Director of Point of Entry for the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, and held mental health and emergency service positions for Boys Town. Sue Englaish has dedicated her professional career to family violence prevention, working with families in court, and counseling women and their children seeking safe haven in domestic violence shelters. Since 1999 she has served as a consultant in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, providing consultation in cases where partner violence co-occurs with child maltreatment. Tim Feeney, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of School and Community Support, Inc. For the past 15 years, he has been the Project Director of the New York Neurobehavioral Resource Project at STIC, a New York State Department of Health grant-funded program developed to support individuals with brain injury and significant behavioral challenges. Tim is co-author of the book Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines, and speaks and consults the world over on issues related to supporting individuals with brain injury. Jim Fent, M.S., MFTI, PT, is program manager of A Better Tomorrow. He oversees four residential dual diagnosis treatment facilities. Previously, he spent nine years as director of rehabilitation services; two years as a clinical therapist, and 10 years operating his own physical therapy clinic. His education includes an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne and a BS in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University. James S. Flowers, Ph.D., is Director of the Pain Management Program at Sierra Tucson. Dr. Flowers developed a multidisciplinary chronic pain program to control and reduce pain. Teaching patients to implement proper body mechanics and energy conservation techniques into daily life is part of a holistic approach that utilizes the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in patients enjoyment of healthier, more productive lives. Ken Freedman, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., FACP, FASAM, has used his wide range of clinical and managerial skills to serve the needs of behavioral health and substance abuse patients. He teaches clinicians on the medically appropriate and humane treatment of substance abuse disorders, including management of pain and HCV infection. Ken is professionally committed to move health care delivery towards the integration of medical care and substance abuse treatment in respectful and innovative ways. Jeff Friedman, M.H.S., LISAC, CCGC, has practiced as a behavioral health therapist for fifteen years, and is currently a Primary Therapist/Gambling Counselor at Cottonwood de Tucson, Inc. He has written several articles on behavioral health issues and has presented a number of workshops on a range of topics associated with behavioral health care. 15
16 Faculty, continued Daniel C. Frigo, LCSW, M.S.W., Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addictive Studies, and practiced as a licensed clinical social worker for nineteen years, specializing in chemical dependency services for adolescents and adults. Currently a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis, the Brown School of Social Work, he has taught graduate social work students for fifteen years John Giordano, CAP, MAC, CCJS, is co-owner/ program director of G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment in North Miami Beach, FL. He has received the Martin Luther King Award and the Homeless Humanitarian Award, and is in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. He is also the author of the book Proven Holistic Treatment for Addicts with a History of Chronic Relapse. Mark D. Green, M.D., is an addiction psychiatrist who has worked in addictions in four states and conducted research in the Addictions at Rockefeller University. Mark teaches at Harvard and has published on neurobiology, suboxone, and the treatment of dual disorders. He is Medical Director at Westbridge. Gary Helmbrecht, M.D., has a private practice of high risk obstetrics in Charlottesville, VA In addition, he also serves as consultant to the ARS Pantops Methadone Clinic; is the President of the Virginia Chapter of ASAM; and has recently been nominated to the ACOG Committee on Health Care to Underserved Women. He is the author of many original research papers published in peer review journals, book chapters, and has recently published a comprehensive review of addiction disorders in pregnancy in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Valerie D. Iyawe, RN, B.A., B.S., M.B.A., has over ten years experience in psychiatric mental health nursing at Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. She also has 26 years of leadership experience as an Army Reservist. Monika Kolodziej, Ph.D., provides clinical services and serves as the Director of Research and Program Evaluation at AdCare Hospital in Worcester, MA. Dr. Kolodziej holds academic faculty appointments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at Harvard Medical School. Colleen T. LaBelle, RN, ACRN, CARN, has over 20 years experience in HIV and addiction. She oversees the OBOT Program at BMC, which manages >350 patients with buprenorphine. She is the program director of the STATE OBOT B (State Technical Assistance, Treatment Expansion of Buprenorphine) working with 20 community health centers implementing the expansion of buprenorphine. Candice Lafleur, M.Ed., MFT, LCSW, has extensive experience working with children and families as a clinician with a focus on trauma and grief work. She worked for the Department of Mental Health and in 1998 began working with the DCF as the Director of the Collaborative Assessment Program, and in 2004 as the Regional Clinical Mental Health Specialist. She worked with children in the care of the department who are in psychiatric facilities. Her training has included post graduate training in Systemic Family Therapy, Critical Incident, DBT, SAP. 16 Ted R. Laska, LADC, has been a chemical dependency counselor for over 25 years, employed in the Department of Psychiatry & Psychology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, with over 15 years working in addiction transplant psychiatry. He has experience working in Alaska; London, England; Scotland; and at the Hazelden Foundation, Minnesota. He is a contributing author, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. Brian G. Le Blanc, CEAP, CLAP, CUAP, BA, DARC, is a Certified AFL-CIO, Union Counselor and Communications Workers of America Local He is a full time Labor Assistance Professional with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1298 Hamden Connecticut since He also holds a Degree in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counseling & Labor Studies. He is also trained in Domestic violence prevention by the Louisiana Department of Corrections through The employee Assistance professional Association (EAPA). Juan E. Lesende holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has been studying Taoist and Zen Philosophy for 25 years. He has trained in Gestalt, Existential, and Humanistic Psychology for 21 years and is grounded in the Human Potential Movement, which is a movement that exists in the boundary of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. Juan s work continues this tradition. Currently, as a Clinical Liaison, of Treatment Solutions Network, Juan develops new protocols and projects such as the P.O.W.E.R. Initiative. John D. Lieberman is the Director of Operations for Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers, Malibu, CA, began his career in the field of addiction treatment in 1985, and was Director of National Outreach for two nationally recognized addiction treatment facilities. Michael Louiselle, LPN, CASAS, has over 30 years experience in various modalities of alcoholism and substance abuse treatment. He is currently the Program Manager for the traumatic brain injury Substance Abuse Program at Belvedere of Albany. This program is the first of its kind in NY State collaboratively combining the requirements and philosophies of the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Donna Markus, Ph.D., began working in addiction field in 1976 and she has provided clinical and administrative services in residential and outpatient settings, with adolescents, adults, and women with children. She is a core faculty member of UCLA addiction studies/counseling certificate program since 1992 and an international speaker and consultant. Dr. Markus is currently Executive Director, Promises Malibu. Tim McCarthy, LMHC, LADC- 1, has worked in Addictions Treatment for 25 years in all levels of care. Tim coordinates the Massachusetts Professional Recovery System (MPRS) working with professionals with substance abuse. John McCooey has been the driving force behind Belvedere of Albany and making sure the organization remains at the forefront in TBI services for those in need. He was behind developing the substance abuse program designed specifically for survivors of traumatic brain injury. John was instrumental in developing a system of communication to assure that all providers of service communicate efficiently and effectively to each other using a single point of contact.
17 Faculty, continued Hugh McCray, LADC-II, is currently a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC-II) at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, MA. He is a known placement specialist for individuals seeking extended treatment for addictive disorders. His career experience includes working with the homeless, forensic clients, and the community at large. He has completed the licensing process as a counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and he plans to continue his education in the field of counseling. Lynn McKnight, ATR-BC, MAC, CCS, LPC/S, is currently the Clinical Manager at Crossroads Centre Antigua. Lynn is an international speaker on Art Therapy and Addictions. She is the Art Therapy and Addictions Symposium chairperson for AATA, and has presented workshops on Art Therapy and Addictions for UKESAD in London England, for AATA throughout the United States, and for various state and regional conferences, such as the Southeastern School for Alcohol and Drug Studies. Douglas McLellan, RN, M.Ed., has been a Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Counselor for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing since Before coming to the Board he worked 30 years for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health where much of his focus was on the patients with dual diagnoses. David Mee-Lee, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He trains and consults both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of the ASAM Criteria and is a Senior Advisor to The Change Companies. Galina Mindlin, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the Founders of MindFitness, International where along with her colleagues: Dr. George Rozelle and Dr. Steve Valle she is on the mission of brining MindFitness programs to people, helping them to stay mentally sharp, increase their pick performance, fight their stress, insomnia, addiction and anxiety. For the last two years Dr. Mindlin had more than 80 interviews on BMT technology with media, including Oprah Magazine, New York Post, Barron s, Gotham, Vogue, USA Today, Time Out. She was featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox News, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, Reuters and made many others TV appearances. Sgt. Steven L. Miranda, CEAP, is Director of the Massachusetts Department of Correction Employee Assistance Program/Stress Unit. This unit services 5,200 employees, family members and retirees. He has 22 years of service in the Department Correction. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union and a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of Labor Assistance Professionals. Steve is on the Board of Directors for The POWER Initiative. Al J. Mooney, M.D., practices addiction and family medicine in North Carolina. He serves as Medical Director of The Healing Place of Wake County, president of the Willingway Foundation and bestselling author of THE RECOVERY BOOK. He promotes evidence based practices throughout an entire mental health district in North Carolina. Paula M. Morrissette, Psy.D., LMHC, LADC, is the Outpatient Clinical Supervisor at AdCare Hospital in Worcester, MA. Dr. Morrissette is a faculty member in the counselor education program at Westfield State College, and is an adjunct faculty member at Becker College. She is currently participating in the development and implementation of research into addictions and addictions treatment supported by AdCare Hospital. Reed A. Morrison, Ph.D., is the President/CEO of American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP), ad Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), licensed psychologist, Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS) and is APA-CPP Substance Abuse Disorders certified. Andrew J. Moynihan, Ph.D., LADC-1, LRC, CADAC, has been in the substance abuse treatment field since 1985 as a counselor at a detoxification center, 28-day programs, residential programs, shelter programs, forensic programs, senior counselor, program director, executive vice president, and clinical director. In addition to serving in all those positions and settings he has developed substance abuse treatment programming for many of those same settings. Robert Murray M.D., Ph.D., is Chief Medical Officer of Cumberland Heights, Nashville, TN. Dr. Murray is a graduate of Yale University with a Ph.D. in biology with concentration in biochemistry and genetics. Dr. Murray is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Publications include a review of addictive interactions: Carnes, Patrick J.; Murray, Robert E.; and Charpentier, Lou. Bargains with Chaos: Sex Addicts and Addiction Interaction Disorder. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. Kathy Norgard, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Arizona whose life turned upside down and inside out when her adopted son murdered two 80 year olds in their home. This horrific crime propelled Norgard on a search to make sense out of these senseless acts. A television documentary The Science of Sin aired nationally and internationally on the subject of what Norgard uncovered about her son. The is the author of Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol, offering a glimpse of unspoken problems with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the justice system, death penalty, medical/psychological diagnoses, and the victimization of the families of those convicted of crimes. John J. O Neill, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT, is the Director of Addiction Services at Menninger. Mr. O Neill holds a master s degree in social work from Arizona State University and is a licensed clinical social worker, chemical dependency counselor and a certified sexual addictions counselor. Mary Pfister has 35 years experience working with battered women s services and substance abuse treatment services. Mary works as a DCF consultant to staff and supervisors around parental substance abuse issues. Ms. Pfister has served on the board of Directors for a local DV shelter since 2000 and has participated on working committees to affect policy on domestic violence, working with incarcerated mothers and prostitution policy. 17
18 Faculty, continued Julie M. Praus, M.D., is Medical Service Director of the Alternatives Unit at Brattleboro Retreat, member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Bill Puddicombe, B.Sc., Chartered MCIPD, is a consultant in the fields of social care and substance misuse and former Chief Executive of Phoenix House in Britain, the foremost registered social landlord and charity providing housing and services to substance misusers in the UK. He is Chair of two not-for-profit agencies working to improve treatment systems for those with dependencies and their families. George Rozelle, Ph.D., BCIA-EEG, developed and implemented a successful inpatient group neurofeedback addiction protocol, he teamed up with Dr. Tom Budzynski to investigate other innovative applications of QEEG and biofeedback. Dr. Rozelle has attained Board Certification, Diplomate status in Neurotherapy and Quantitative EEG. He is a BCIA certified Fellow in EEG Biofeedback and serves on the Board of Directors of the Biofeedback Society of Florida. Luis T. Sanchez, M.D., is Director of the Physician Health Services, Waltham, MA. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sanchez is a board certified psychiatrist with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry. Donald Scherling, Psy.D., LADC, CCS, is the Program Director of Berkshire Medical Center McGee Acute Addictions Unit, a dual diagnosis acute detoxification and treatment program in Pittsfield, MA. He is a senior trainer and consultant to SAMSHA/ CSAT, the CT. Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and other regional and statewide agencies in the Northeast & Midwest. Phil Scherer, BRI II, CSADC, NCGC-II, NCRS, is Clinical Coordinator for the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL. Phil has been conducting interventions since 1996 and is a Board Registered Interventionist, BRI II. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Association of Intervention Specialists and the International Interventionists Credentialing Board. Greg Seward, MSHCA, LADC-I, CTTS-M, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, social worker, master certified tobacco treatment specialist and qualified substance abuse professional. His graduate degree is in health care administration. At Umass he is the Director of the Tobacco-Free Implementation, the Tobacco Consultation Service and coordinates organizational change with tobacco research. Debbie Sicilia, M.Ed., has worked with the Department of Children and Families for the past 25 years and has been the Regional Clinical Director for the last three years. She oversees Clinical Case Practice, Quality Assurance and Policy for the Western Region of the DCF. She also is part of the Management Team that works with program development, service delivery and Inter-agency efforts to service DCF involved youth and families Peter Smeele has been working in the field of addiction and codependency treatment for the past nine years. Prior to that he was in Pastoral Ministry for 11 years here in the USA and in his home country of 18 New Zealand. He currently works for Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as the Director of Spiritual Services; he also specializes in codependency interventions. Mishka Terplan, M.D., M.P.H., is an Obstetrician Gynecologist in the section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on illicit drug use in pregnancy. He is the medical director of the Women s Health Center which provides general and subspecialty services to women on the South Side. Daniel Toleran, M.S., is the AOD Coordinator and Project Director with Asian Community Mental Health Services. He oversees both county and federally funded service grants for the agency. Mr. Toleran has more than fifteen years of community health experience as a mental health service provider, advocate and manager. John Trolan, B.A., M.Sc., is the Programme Director for Nelson Trust, an abstinence based organization which has developed a programme that concentrates on three core components: treatment; employment, training and education and resettlement. Stephen K. Valle, Sc.D., M.B.A., LADC 1, is President and CEO of AdCare Criminal Justice Services, Inc., Worcester, MA. Dr. Valle is one of the foremost national leaders in developing evidence based substance abuse treatment programs in prisons, jails, and criminal justice settings. Dr. Valle has pioneered treatment programs in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, prisons, jails, the courts and community corrections centers. He is a founding faculty of the Mychal Institute, and co-founder of MindFitness International, Inc. Kevin R. Wandler, M.D., is the Executive Medical Director at Remuda Treatment Centers where he has worked for over 13 years. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, with Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. He has presented frequently to US and international audiences on state-of-the-art treatments for eating disorders and substance use disorders. Mark Willenbring, M.D., is Director of the Treatment and Recovery Research Division of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. In his current position, he works to stimulate new research on treatment and recovery and health services, and to disseminate new research findings in order to facilitate their adoption. Dr. Willenbring continues to see patients in his clinical practice, thus informing his scientific leadership with valuable real-world experience. Martha Wunsch, M.D., FAAP, FASAM, is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Her interests are focused upon rural prescription drug abuse, particularly among women and prescription overdose mortality. She is a member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, a Buprenorphine Physician Clinical Support System mentor, and co-editor of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
19 Faculty, continued Stephen A. Wyatt, D.O., is the Past President of the Connecticut Society of Addiction Medicine, and Immediate Past President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. He is on the Connecticut State Board of Mental health and Addiction Services and has written and spoken widely on improving the public policy of substance use disorders. Dr. Wyatt is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry and is presently employed as Medical Director of Dual Diagnosis Services at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Ms. Yi, Ph.D. Intern, is a Clinical Supervisor for the ACRA/ACC project. Mary Zamorski RNC, M.S.N., FNP is a nurse with the Department of Children and Families, providing health care for the children involved with DCF. She supervises 100 nurses, which are responsible for the health care of over 50 public and nonpublic schools. She has been very involved with many of the community agencies in Springfield to provide various health services to the students in the city of Springfield. She is Past President of the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization. general information Who Should Attend? Psychiatrists, Physicians, Dentists, Lawyers, Psychologists, Nurses, EAP Personnel, Psychiatric Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Educators. Anyone whose life has been touched by the addictive process. satisfactory completion In order to receive a continuing education certificate, the following must be met: 1) registration fee must be paid; 2) each session attended must be attended in its entirety and 3) an attendance/ evaluation form must be completed on-line or turned in prior to leaving the symposium. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Failure to complete the attendance/ evaluation form will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire symposium. No exceptions will be made. CE certificates will be sent after the Symposium or ed directly to you. cancellation policy Refund requests will not be honored after August 7, There will be no exceptions. Refund requests must be submitted in writing and will be assessed a $50 service fee. ada statement ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by August 4, We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification. Physicians See for more information. Psychologists This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and C4 Recovery Solutions. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Maximum of 32.5 Hours. Nurses This course is co-sponsored by Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and C4 Recovery Solutions. Nurses will receive a maximum of 37.2 CE Contact hours (computed on the basis of the 50-minute hour) if they attend all 31 hours of Symposium, including Pre and Post. *CE Contact Hours for nurses will be computed onthe basis of the 50-minute hour. Social Workers NASW has approved this course for up to a maximum of 31 continuing education clock hours for attending all events. Provider ID # Professional Counselors Pending Approval. See for the latest info. NCAC (Level I & II) National Certified Addiction Counselor(Level I & II) /Master Addiction Counselor This course is co-sponsored By NAADAC and C4 Recovery Solutions. Approved Education Provider Program for a maximum of 31 Contact Hours, Approval # This course deals with Counselor Skill Groups: Ongoing Treatment Planning, Counseling Services. Educators The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Professional Development Points (PDPs). (Provider Number ). Employee Assistance Professionals Pending approval for up to 31 PDHs. See education for the latest info. Marriage and Family Therapists Pending approval for professional continuing education of up to 31 hours. See Rehabilitation Counselors CRCC has approved this course for up to 31 continuing education hours (Approval # ) & 6 hours of ethics (Approval # ) Sponsor Code Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Pending approval by the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MCVCAC/ MBSACC). MBSACC is a member of the IC & RC (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium). See for the latest info. 19
20 General information American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders Approved for CE Credit Hours towards the CAS credential. National Certified Counselor/Licensed Mental Health Counselor This course is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and C4 Recovery Solutions. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors and category 1 CE Credits for LMHCs. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology adheres to NBCC s continuing education guidelines. (Provider Number 5678). Creating Positive Outcomes During Difficult Times Benefit from the latest innovation in addiction training by earning specific certification/recertification credits while simultaneously acquiring contact hours. Those holding the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) credential may count the all-day workshop to be offered by Patrick DeChello, Ph.D. on Friday, 09/11/09, towards the twelve hours required for recertification. Those in need of Ethics Training for certification/recertification may attend the All-Day Workshop to be conducted on Thursday, Sept.10th. Hotel Registration Information Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis (formerly the Four Point by Sheraton) New Management - $15 Million Renovation! 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis, MA Telephone (508) or (866) Located within walking distance of downtown Hyannis and the historic Hyannis waterfront, the amenities include restaurant and lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, 18-hole executive golf course, fitness center, tennis courts, and the Spa at Atlantis, offers complete spa and salon services. All guestrooms have been updated with coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, 32 plasma TV, complimentary wireless internet, refrigerator and new bedding. The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis is also just three miles from the Barnstable Municipal Airport. Room rates are $135 single and $150 double plus 9.7% state and local tax. A block of guest rooms is being held at the group rate until August 10, Please note that the number of rooms being held may be sold out prior to this date. We encourage you to make reservations early to ensure group rate and availability. Please call the Hotel s Reservations Office at (866) Be sure to mention that you will be attending the Twenty-Second Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders in order to receive the special Symposium rate. If an individual sleeping room is cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival or guest does not arrive on date specified, they will be billed for one night s room and tax. Please be advised that when a guest no-shows, the reservation drops out of the system and is not automatically reinstated. Getting to the Hotel Those booking flights may wish to indicate Hyannis (Barnstable Municipal Airport) as their final destination, as the major airlines have connecting flights from Boston to Hyannis. As an alternative the Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co. offers hourly 20 bus service from your terminal at Boston s Logan Airport to Hyannis for about $39.00 RT. Fare and Schedules: General Offices: or From Boston: Logan Airport: Follow Route 93 South to Route 3 South to the Sagamore Bridge onto Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East to Exit 7. Take a left at the end of the exit. Continue straight through the set of lights to the end. Take a right and continue straight to the end of Main Street until you reach a rotary (traffic circle). Take the 3rd exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on your left. From Western Massachusetts: Follow Route 495 South to Route 25 East to the Bourne Bridge and merge onto the rotary (traffic circle). Take the 4th exit off the rotary (IHOP will be on your left). Follow until you reach a set of traffic lights. Take a right at the lights onto Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East to Exit 7. Take a left at the end of the exit and continue straight through set of lights to the end and take a right. Continue straight to the end of Main Street until you reach a rotary (traffic circle). Take the 3rd exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on your left. From New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island: Follow Route 95 North to Route 195 East to Route 25 to the Bourne Bridge. At the rotary (traffic circle) take the 4th exit (IHOP will be on your left). Follow until you reach a set of traffic lights. Take a right at the lights onto Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East to Exit 7. Take a left at the end of the exit and continue straight through set of lights to the end and take a right. Continue straight to the end of Main Street until you reach a rotary (traffic circle). Take the 3rd exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on your left. From Falmouth: Follow Route 28 South to the Mashpee Rotary. Take your 2nd exit off the rotary following the signs to Hyannis. Follow Route 28 for approximately miles (you will travel through 4 sets of lights). Just before the 5th light merge to the right off of Route 28 to West Main Street. Follow West Main Street to the end and take the exit just after the Paddock Restaurant. Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis will be on you left. airports Logan Airport (Boston, MA) TF Green Airport (Providence, RI) Barnstable Municipal Airport (Hyannis, MA) Buses Serving Hyannis Area: Plymouth & Brockton (508) Taxi /Limo Services: Cape Coach Taxi (508) Executive Taxi (508) Town Taxi (508) Cape Destinations (866) Carriage House Limousine, LLC (508) Car Rentals: Thrifty (508) Enterprise (508) Budget (508)