Sessions 2014

Conference History

Conference on Addiction Sessions

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jim Contopulos 
Join Jim as he shares the story of his family’s experience captured in film and spoken word. The beauty of the Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve in southern California provides the backdrop for Jim’s film – Beautiful Boy, More Than an Addict - a father’s lament upon losing his beautiful son to addiction and mental illness. Walk alongside him, as he dreams of a better day; sustained and inspired by the pain, brokenness and courage of those who live with the unrelenting weight of mental illness and addiction.

Grande Ballroom • 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION: Michael Botticelli

Michael Botticelli, Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy will join us in a special plenary session. With more than two decades of experience supporting Americans who have been affected by substance use disorders, Mr. Botticelli will share his insight, latest updates and offer the opportunity for question and answer discussion regarding national trends, policies and current needs. 

Grande Ballroom • 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

11 a.m. Sessions

Telehealth: It’s Not About the Technology – It’s About Expanding Access and Enhancing Treatment Services -  Mark Disselkoen  

As providers prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, an issue of particular concern is ensuring that quality treatment and recovery services are available and accessible to all individuals who have need. Unfortunately, access to treatment/recovery services can be hampered due to workforce shortages and long distance travel – particularly for those in rural areas. Using telehealth technologies to deliver SUDs treatment services is an innovative yet relatively untested concept in the addiction treatment field. This presentation will introduce participants to telehealth trends/outcomes/reimbursement/costs; technologies and use of an agency-focused capacity assessment tool to determine organization readiness to implement the use of telehealth technologies to deliver treatment services. 

Centre Stage • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Curriculum-Based Support Groups (CBSG): An Effective Prevention Strategy – Cathey Brown 

Childhood and youth stress is linked to dozens of preventable emotional and behavioral health problems and disorders including substance abuse. The CBSG program is an evidence-based effective strategy that can be implemented in school and community settings for children and youth ages 4-17. Participants will have an opportunity to engage interactively with some of the curriculum’s experiential activities, and explore ways the support group strategy can be incorporated into their organizations as a proven, effective prevention strategy for the children and youth they serve. 

SC 206 A • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Life Juggling – Karl Hale  

Addiction can feel overwhelming for the one suffering from the addiction, as well as for the whole family. In this entertaining and interactive session, Karl Hale will illustrate how he uses juggling to engage, inspire and educate. Using a mix of presentation and audience participation, Karl will illustrate various metaphors that translate into skills and tools that can be immediately employed in addressing life’s challenges. Participants will leave this session with a more vivid, and therefore useful, understanding of how to overcome big, amorphous problems. 

SC 206 B • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
On Their Own ‘Turf’: Using Avatars, Badges and Gamification to Attract, Retain and Effectively Treat Adolescent Clients – Dick Dillon  

Evidence-based counseling methods exist, and are generally effective. The challenge lies in attracting and retaining clients, keeping their attention and appealing to their interests. Using principles of gamification, including reward systems such as leveling up or awarding badges, and providing services in online multiplayer game environments appeals to youth. Programs that have used these methods report significantly higher engagement and completion rates without a degradation in more commonly measured treatment success indicators. This presentation will discuss why this methodology works so well, and how it can be adopted in nearly any treatment environment. 

SC 206 C • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Assessment and Diagnosis of DSM-5 Substance-Related Disorders – Jason King, PhD  

The DSM-5 represents a fundamental shift in how substance-related disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed. This seminar provides an overview of the manual’s new organization and other innovations such as spectrum and dimensional severity ratings that differ from DSM-IV-TR’s categorical and dichotomous ratings. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging assessment instruments, how to effectively indicate severity ratings with substance use-disorders, methods for assessing substance induced disorders, and how to properly classify contemporary black-market, designer, and synthesized drugs. 

SC 206 G/H  • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Opioid Addiction and Its Impact on Society – Skylee Campbell  

This student-led presentation will focus on the large incidence of opioid addiction and association with the transition to the abuse of heroin, morphine and other prescription drugs and controlled substances. Skylee will discuss the effectiveness of various treatment methods, including buprenorphine, and the importance of dosage control. 

SC 213 A • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Addiction-Trauma Informed Care and the ACE Study – Gordon Bruin, M.A., CMHC 

Based on cutting-edge research, Gordon will present some fascinating findings from a recently published ACE study. One of the largest scientific research studies of its kind, the ACE study is an ongoing collaboration between the CDC and Kaiser Permanente. The focus of the ACE study analyzes the relationship between childhood trauma and the risk for physical and mental illness in adulthood. Gordon will present some of the latest findings, and how the study relates to addiction. He will also discuss best practices, counseling methods and addiction treatment from the trauma informed care model. 

SC 213 B • 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Luncheon and Exhibit Fair
Grande Ballroom • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

1 p.m. Sessions

SoundTrax to Recovery – Michael McLean and John Batdorf  

For the last few years Michael McLean  and John Batdorf have been working on a project to harness the power of music to help recovering addicts.  Many individuals in recovery find the need to replace the music that formed a soundtrack for their addiction. For some, a particular song can act as a trigger causing heightened desire to slide back into negative behaviors. In this session, John and Michael will present their offering to the addiction community – SoundTrax to Recovery. The hope is that this selection of uplifting and ‘funky’ music will become a ‘trigger’ to motivate and inspire recovery.

Ragan Theater • 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
EXTENDED WORKSHOP (2 hours and 50 Minutes)
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To Treatment (SBIRT) – Dr. Barbara Sullivan 

SBIRT is an evidence-based model which has been proven effective in reducing and preventing alcohol and drug use. SAMHSA 2010 states, SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services through universal screening for persons with substance use disorders and those at risk. This three hour workshop will focus on screening and brief interventions for at-risk drinkers and drug users. It can be implemented in primary care, emergency room and mental health settings. These procedures have been shown to significantly prevent and reduce heavy drinking/drug use and can help identify and refer to treatment those who are suspected of having alcohol and drug use disorder. 

SC 206 A/B • 1 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

2 p.m. Sessions

EXTENDED WORKSHOP (1 hour and 50 Minutes)
Evidence Based Treatment for Juveniles -  Randolph D. Muck, M.Ed   

Join Randy Muck as he provides an overview of the history of evidence-based treatment for juveniles, explores the types of profiles of substance use, mental health issues and other health-related issues that juveniles typically present during treatment. In this interactive session, participants will also explore the important elements for the adoption and effective implement of evidence-based treatment, and discuss current treatment approaches. 

Centre Stage • 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
EXTENDED WORKSHOP (1 hour and 50 Minutes)
Four Paradigms of Recovery: A Criterion Counseling Model for Successfully Overcoming Addiction – Gray Otis, PhD, CMHC

As substance use disorder counselors and mental health therapists support the recovery process, consideration should be given to each of four essential paradigms which support comprehensive lifestyle renewal. Join Gray Otis as he presents the Four Paradigms of Recovery model, and explains how it serves as a basis to integrate positive experiences which the client had before their substance or behavioral addiction with current constructive experiences. Whether they are in inpatient or outpatient treatment programs, the model also correlates with Twelve Step programs and assists the client in integrating his or her world view. 

SC 206 C • 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Transforming Trauma into Hope – Amy Peden, CMHC  

Participants in this session will receive practical ideas for addressing childhood trauma to help overcome substance abuse. The presenter will share insights from her own experience as a survivor of childhood trauma and as a professional therapist working with addicts every day. Specific skills include helping survivors move past the trauma, forgive themselves and take power away from the people who hurt them in the past. Participants will be both inspired and equipped with new approaches. 

SC 206 G/H • 2 p.m. -  2:50 p.m.
EXTENDED WORKSHOP (1 hour and 50 Minutes)
Using Psychological Science to Conquer the 6 “C’s” of Addiction – Jason H. King, PhD and Russell C. Gaede, PsyD    

Contemporary chemical and behavioral addictions include gambling, sex, drugs and alcohol, thrill-seeking, entertainment, shopping, work, rage, exercise and relationships. Many definitions of addiction abound, with no seeming consistency and organized treatment models. Derived from over 20 years of combined practice and the latest neuroscience research, come and learn about the 6 “C’s” of addiction – what they are, how they develop, how they get maintained and how to ultimately conquer them to achieve positive mental health and sustained wellness. This dynamic and engaging workshop will place special emphasis on sexual and chemical addictions. 

SC 213 A • 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
EXTENDED WORKSHOP (1 hour and 50 Minutes)
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy – Terese Voge, MPA and Miranda March, PhD    

This session will focus on preliminary findings of a recent study held in Northern California finding that nearly a quarter of women are engaging in ‘risky’ drinking during pregnancy. Presenters will share their findings, the subsequent plan to intervene with women at high risk for having a substance exposed pregnancy, and share all aspects of the prevention program.

SC 213 B • 2 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

3 p.m. Sessions

HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 Confidentiality & Ethics – Richard Nance   

Under Medicaid Expansion in Utah, most clients in the public treatment system will be eligible for Medicaid coverage that will pay for their drug and alcohol treatment.  If your agency hopes to be a Medicaid provider, you need to be prepared to comply with 42 CFR Part 2 as well as HIPAA.  This presentation gives you the 101 on 42 CFR Part 2, how it compares to HIPAA, and what you need to know, and what policies, procedures and forms you need in place to comply.  You will also learn some of the risks involved in complying with the law and how to be a good collaborative provider at the same time.

SC 206 G/H • 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.