2019 Session Descriptions


Concurrent Session A
Wednesday, 7/31/2019

A1: Addiction Neuroscience And Evidence-Based Practices In Criminal Justice Programming

This full-day workshop will review the neuroscientific basis of substance dependence or addiction, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices for treating opioid use disorders in community-based correctional rehabilitation programs. Audience members will learn about the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in the justice system, effective behavior modification procedures for reducing substance use and crime among drug-involved persons, and how to match treatment and supervision services to the risk-and-need profiles of participants. 

Douglas Marlowe, JD, PhD, Senior Scientific Consultant, National Association Of Drug Court Professionals And Senior Science & Policy Advisor, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Chadds Ford, PA

A2: Families In Recovery: How To Help Families Affected By Addiction Seek Healing

Although it can be easy to focus on the individual during substance use treatment, we know that true recovery is often found only when both the individual and their family seeks healing. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation presenter, Hilary Cobb, LCSW will help practitioners understand how addiction impacts the family, the essential components family members need to find healing, what codependency really means, and ways to help a family repair itself while its members grow stronger individually. Practitioners will gain tools and techniques to help them engage families effectively in any setting.  

Hilary Cobb, LCSW, Clinical Trainer, Hazelden Betty Ford, Center City, MN

A3: Evidence-Based Treatment For Co-Occurring Mental Health And Substance-Use Disorders

The field of mental health and substance abuse treatment services continues to enhance and advance the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective interventions. Included in these advancements is an increased understanding of dynamics that are unique to particular cross-sections of the treatment population—dynamics essential to master in order to have the greatest possible impact on positive client outcomes. For instance, the treatment technology associated with best results among individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and addiction to alcohol and other drugs (co-occurring disorders) has been understood and articulated for several decades. However, service providers in many treatment settings have a persistent misunderstanding of the needs of this population and the nuances of service delivery.

This presentation will review the evidence base and best practices considerations associated with the provision of treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD). Included in this session will be a review of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model, implications of the Dual Diagnosis Capability (DDC) model and a summary of additional practice approaches known to be effective with this target population.  

Richard Krusezynski, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Director of Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Consultation And Training, The Center For Evidence-Based Practices At Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

A4: Trauma And The 12-Steps: Clinical Keys For Enhancing Recovery Services

Some of the toughest clients presenting for therapy are plagued by issues of co-occurring trauma and addiction. Although the popular 12-step approaches to addiction treatment are still appropriate for clients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related diagnoses, rigid application of the disease model and 12-step principles may prove more harmful than helpful for clients in need. In this workshop, participants will learn how to blend traditional knowledge about the disease of addiction and 12-step approaches to recovery with the latest research and practice knowledge on trauma. As a result, participants will find that they will be able to better connect with addicted clients who struggle with trauma, and deliver the help that they so desperately need in a way that honors their experience. In this session, participants will learn how to blend traditional knowledge about the disease of addiction and 12-step approaches to recovery with the latest research and practice knowledge on trauma. As a result, participants will find that they will be able to better connect with addicted clients who struggle with trauma, and deliver the help that they so desperately need in a way that honors their experience. Interaction, group participation, and experiential learning are all featured in this workshop, sure to be a learning experience unlike any you have had before! 

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, RMT, Founder, Mindful Ohio & The Institute For Creative Mindfulness, Warren, OH

A5: Using Your Head, Heart, And Soul: Research-Based Experiential Methods For Recovery

Chaotic thought, relational losses, and loss of a sense of meaning and purpose frequently characterize addiction. Experiential methods provide an avenue that can simultaneously engage the mind, emotions and behavior in powerful ways that lead to lasting and integrative change. This workshop will provide an overview of addiction, the process of recovery, and specific experiential interventions for engagement, active treatment, and relapse prevention.

Guy Taylor, PhD, LPC, LICDC, CER-II, Clinical Director, Common Bond Counseling, Logan, OH

A6: Counselor Ethics They Hadn't Thought Of Before Now (AM) / Culturally "Competent" Supervision (PM)

Applying ethical principles to professional practice in today’s cultural and societal influences is particularly challenging. What clients expect is not always what a professional should deliver, but sometimes a clinician needs to demonstrate flexibility while maintaining good practice. This session will review ethics in light of electronic communication and social media, gender identity, sexual orientation, extreme political or social positions, and a client’s expectations when they are different from a clinician’s competency.

Culturally competent supervision refers to supervision guided by knowledge of culture as it relates to ethnicity, race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, literacy, and mental/physical disability. This session will encourage supervisors to explore how they are impacted by their own and their supervisees’ cultures within the supervisory relationship. Furthermore, obstacles to supervisees’ success will be examined by taking into consideration the unique cultural context and history of the individual. Attendees will be able to leave the session with a variety of skills, tools, and interventions to support them through the supervisory process.

**PLEASE NOTE: This session will be divided into an ethics section and a supervision section. We have requested three (3.25) hours of credit in each of the two areas to meet Ohio Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapy credit. All other disciplines may use as deemed appropriate.

Doug Althauser, LICDC-CS, MAC, ICCS, CRC, Esq., Executive Director, Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University, Columbus, OH

Rachel Weaver, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC, CEO, WiseMind Counsulting & Wellness, LLC, Columbus, OH

A7: Operation: Street Smart

Operation: Street Smart provides current information on drug trends, terminology, paraphernalia, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with youth on a daily basis. Over 25 different street drugs are covered with actual examples of each escorted throughout the audience for closer inspection by participants. Narcotics detectives with over 30 years combined undercover experience conduct this unique program. The session follows the national curriculum.

Captain Shawn Bain (Ret) and Sergeant Mike Powell (Ret), Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Columbus, OH

A8: Peer Recovery Support: What Is It & How To Use It

This session will be an interdisciplinary approach to peer recovery support. We will break this session down into 4 parts. The first will be a panel discussion to include peer recovery supporters sharing their lived experiences as well as experiences working in emergency rooms, jails, telephonic peer support and in a community setting. This part will allow for audience participation and a question and answer session. The second session will include an interactive discussion with supervisors of peer supporters as well as program supervisors of peer support programs. We will discuss programs in emergency room settings, jails, community and telephonic peer support and how supervision of each program is unique. The final portion will be a presentation on peer support and its history, what peer support is and isn't, how it is different than clinical services and how to integrate services into existing programs.

Joelyn Morgan, CHHC, PS-MH/A-S, Director, Special Projects & Implementation, Thrive Behavioral Health Center, Beachwood, OH

A9: Why Are People Dropping Out Of Treatment: Access, Retention, And Evidence-Based Practice

The Washington Circle: a national think tank on behavioral health funding and services has shown that access to, and retention in addiction treatment are the greatest predictors of successful outcomes. Yet more than half of persons admitted to addictions treatment do not complete it, and one in five received administrative discharges. What is the impact of client no-shows and treatment discontinuation. What are the causes? What can be done?

This 6.5-hour session provides behavioral health counselors and administrators an opportunity to consider some causes of client attrition, while also exploring a few evidence-based and promising practices proven to keep clients retained in services. The session will include a review of national, state, and local data illuminating the dynamics of scarce resources and a shared continuum of care.

John M. Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS, Professor and Addictions Curriculum Coordinator, School of Social Work, College of Health Professions, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

A10: Grant Writing For The Behavioral Health Professional

This full-day session is designed to introduce clinicians and other behavioral health professional to grant writing including the identification of funders and funding opportunities, managing the application process, development of the project narrative including a comprehensive needs assessment, development of the project budget, preparation of forms and attachments, and use of internet submission portals including grants.gov. The format will include lecture, individual and small group exercises, and plenty of time for questions and answers. Attendees will gain knowledge on terminology designed to remove the mystery of grant writing.

Cathy Corcella, Grant Writer and Consultant/Economist, Columbus, OH

Plenary Session
Thursday, 8/01/2019

Changing To Thrive: Using The Stages Of Change To Support Recovery & Enhance Overall Health And Well-Being

Dr. Prochaska, one of the founders of the Stages of Change model, will discuss its various components showing how it integrates key constructs from other theories. The Stages of Change model is one component of the “Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.”

The transtheoretical model posts that health behavior change involves progress through six stages of change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination. Ten processes of change have been identified for producing progress along with decisional balance, self-efficacy, and temptations. Basic research has generated a rule of thumb for at-risk populations: 40% in precontemplation, 40% in contemplation, and 20% in preparation. Across 12 health behaviors, consistent patterns have been found between the pros and cons of changing and the stages of change. Applied research has demonstrated dramatic improvements in recruitment, retention, and progress using stage-matched interventions and proactive recruitment procedures.

Dr. Prochaska will provide practical applications for the Stages of Change model to provide long-term change in clients for positive outcomes.

James Prochaska, PhD, Director, Cancer Prevention Research Center/Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI; and Founder of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

Concurrent Session B
Thursday, 8/01/2019

B1: Suffering To Thriving: Change Strategies

We will discuss which principles and processes of change work best at each stage of change to reduce resistance and facilitate progress. Interventions designed to raise the pros and reduce the cons are important in the early stages. Interventions to make a commitment and increase confidence are important in the middle stages. Finally, interventions to keep up the behavior change are important in the later stages. We will discuss how these strategies produce synergy which can reduce multiple risk behaviors, enhance multiple domains of well-being, and help those suffering to be thriving.

James Prochaska, PhD, Director, Cancer Prevention Research Center/Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI; and Founder of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

Janice Prochaska, PhD, Co-Author of Changing to Thrive; Prochaska Change Consultants, Mill Valley, CA

B2: The New Model Of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment For Ohio: The DEA-X Waiver And What It Means For Treatment

The panel will present on the implementation of the DEA-X waiver program in the State of Ohio. Topics will include how the waiver program works, an understanding of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) from both a medical and behavioral health perspective and the supporting rules guiding this work in the State of Ohio. Presentations will also include a discussion of evidence-based practice treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). 

Christine Sielski, MSW, Mental Health Administrator, OhioMHAS, Columbus, OH

Theresa Dyar, DO, Arborview Family Practitioner, Lancaster, OH

Rick Massatti, PhD, MSW, MPH, LSW, State Treatment Opioid Authority (SOTA), OhioMHAS, Columbus, OH

B3: Polypharmacy And Substance Abuse In Older Adults

This session will discuss the risk factors for polypharmacy in the elderly and what increases the risk of falls. In addition, the program will discuss the current statistics pertaining to substance abuse in the elderly. The program will focus on potential problems that result in additional health care consequences.

Karen Kier, PhD, MSc, RPh, BCPS, BCACP, CTTS, FASHP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Assessment, Director of Drug and Health Information, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

B4: Conceptualizing And Writing Treatment Plans In Electronic Health Record Systems

This presentation will focus on how clinicians can conceptualize and write treatment plans that can be utilized regardless of EHR system and are acceptable across professional disciplines.

Jody Hurt, PhD, Psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer, CompDrug, Columbus, OH

B5: Appalachian Cultural Resilience And The Opioid Epidemic

Drug poisoning has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, now exceeding motor vehicle accidents as the number one cause of accidental death. One of the primary causes of this increase is the abuse of non-medical prescription drugs, particularly opioid-based pain killers. Appalachian communities have been particularly impacted by opioid drug abuse, fueled in part by sociocultural factors that are unique to this cultural minority. Although there have been efforts to understand the risk factors associated with this use, there has been less attention paid to the strengths of these communities, particularly what users and their families have tried to reduce the use of heroin, pain pills, and other drugs. This session will explore the role of personal and cultural strengths among Appalachian populations and how chemical dependency counselors and prevention specialists may facilitate these to increase motivation and improve overall outcomes.

George Richardson PhD, MEd, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counseling Program Track, Counseling Program, School of Human Services, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Michael D. Brubaker, PhD, NCC, LICDC-CS, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, School of Human Services, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

B6: Use Of Solution Focused Brief Therapy With Persons With Substance-Use Disorders

Solution-focused brief therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on a client/patient's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. This therapeutic approach believes that the client already has the resources and strengths to solve the identified problem. The therapist believes that the client is the expert and defines the goals that they would like to work towards. There is an underlying theme that there is no one right way to get the solution desired and the focus is on what is possible and changeable versus impossible and uncontrollable. This training will discuss the SFBT theoretic approach and its application for persons with substance use disorders. We will briefly cover the history of this approach which was devised due to identifying a need for an alternative approach to therapy that was recognized by practitioners as they began to observe the amount of energy, time, money, and other resources spent discussing and analyzing the challenges revealed during the therapy process, while the issues originally bringing an individual to therapy continued to have a negative impact on the client/patient’s life. During this session we will identify the ability to engage clients/patient, treatment goals, interventions and how to assess outcomes. We will also discuss ethical principles, cultural context and effects on oppressed populations. We will conclude with discussing the strengths as well as the limitations of SFBT.

Angela Smith LICDC, LSW, Lead Primary Counselor, Glenbeigh Hospital, Rock Creek, OH

B7: Shockwave: How Sex Addiction Impacts Individuals, Intimate Relationships And Families

In 2018, the World Health Organization classified Compulsive Sexual Behavior as a Mental Health Disorder, acknowledging its world-wide presence. Compulsivity is the energy force that drives the behaviors of sex addiction. The larger canvas of the impact of sexual addiction is colored by the risk, denial, chaos, loss, and despair of individual lives and choices. We will discuss the impact of sex addiction on the lives of those individuals who find themselves lost in a repeating cycle of disconnection, objectification, compulsion and shame. Problems caused by sexual addiction will be examined internationally, nationally, and locally. The second part of the session will address the impact of sex addiction on the intimate relationships and larger family system of those closest to the persons struggling with sex addiction.

Lucinda Bolinger LPCC-S, CSAT, Mental Health/Sex Addiction Therapist, Crossroads Counseling Center, Columbus, OH

Amy Hansen, MA, LPC, ASAT, Counselor, Crossroads Counseling Center, Columbus, OH

B8: Addiction, Incarceration And The Change Process

This session will be an interactive discussion that will allow for an exchange of thoughts and ideas, as well as the overview of the presenter. The presentation will take the audience through the stages of initial alcohol and drug abuse on to addiction, criminal behavior and the consequences thereof. The presenter will focus on the fact that many addicted offenders take advantage of the opportunity to change while incarcerated and have a need for engaging in ongoing support upon release back into the community. The presentation will also incorporate the stages of change theoretical model as it relates to the challenges during incarceration as well as the concerns prior to and post release.

Lamont Sapp, MS, LICDC-CS, Regional Recovery Services Administrator, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Columbus, OH

B9: Suicide In Ohio - A View Of The State And Issues We Can Address

The number of suicides has increased in every state in the U.S. and Ohio is no different. From 2008-2017, Ohio’s suicide rate increased by 24%, but it isn’t just youth that we should be concerned about. This session will take a snapshot of the state and will also look at the steps that Ohio will be taking to lessen the number of those dying by suicide. The session will also give those attending cues to identify signs of suicide and ways that individuals can have a conversation with others considering suicide. The training will also look at other training that is available to clinicians and behavioral healthcare providers like AMSR and CAMS.

Tony Coder, Executive Director, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Columbus, OH

Austin Lucas, Grants Coordinator, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Columbus, OH

B10: Coordinated Entry Services For Homeless Veterans Suffering From Addiction

This session will cover how clinical providers can work with coordinated entry specialists and other staff to help meet veterans needs who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness. Coordinated entry provides wrap around services and helps community providers with a point of contact for care needs.

Carmela Daniels, LISW-S, Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH

B11: "What We Do Matters!" Embracing A Trauma-Informed Approach To Engaging Moms In Recovery

The opioid epidemic has created complex risks for the mother baby dyad. Complex care needs AOD and health care providers are in a unique position to support decreased risk and increased potential for these at-risk families. This session will provide an awareness of; the complexities of maternal addiction, the value of Medicated Assisted Treatment for pregnant and postpartum women, the impact of trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders on engagement in the care of their babies, the impact of negative bias and stigma surrounding maternal addiction history as a barrier to mom’s active presence in the care and recovery of her baby experiencing drug affects from prenatal exposures, and basic strategies to create a trauma informed environment to support engagement.

Ronna Johnson, APRN, PNP, CEIM, Nurse Care Coordinator, MOMS Grant, CHC Addiction Services, Akron, OH

Karen Cole, CDCA, QMHS, MOMS Grant Coordinator, CHC Addiction Services, Akron, OH

Lunch With The Expert
Thursday, 8/01/2019
12:30PM – 1:30PM

**(Additional fee required to cover lunch cost and participate - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - COST TO ATTEND WHICH INCLUDES LUNCH IS $28.00)**

P1: Utilizing An All Avenues To Wellness Framework: Healing Addiction, Mental Health & Trauma Through Client-Centered Approaches

For those individuals facing addiction issues, client-centered practices fostering healing should include diverse and unique clinical approaches to wellness. Nowhere is this more present than at the intersection of addiction, mental health issues and trauma. Traditional modes of recovery – while highly successful for many clients - have not necessarily kept up with the uniqueness of each client’s presenting issues, which can allow a client not to achieve their fullest healthy possibilities. Clinicians therefore must approach their work from a “one size does NOT fit all” mindset but rather from an “all avenues to wellness” one.” This requires clinicians to be flexible and creative in their approaches to operate from a client-centered framework. This session will explore different modalities and interventions in order for all parties to feel fully supported and empowered to live their most healthy selves.

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, Licensed Psychotherapist / Clinical Director / President, New Hope Recovery Center, Chicago, IL

Concurrent Session C
Thursday, 8/01/2019

C1: Adopting A Trauma-Informed Approach For LGBTQ Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Common traumas experienced by these youth include bullying, harassment, traumatic loss, intimate partner violence, physical and sexual abuse, and traumatic forms of societal stigma, bias, and rejection. Further, research detailed in a Harvard University study showed that LGBTQ youth are a high risk for incurring PTSD in particular when compared with cisgender and heteronormative populations. This session will focus on the challenges and traumatic events unique to the LGBTQ community and current best practices in addressing them.

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, Licensed Psychotherapist / Clinical Director / President, New Hope Recovery Center, Chicago, IL

C2: Trauma-Informed Care and the Impact of Cultural Bias

As helping professionals striving to provide trauma-informed care, it’s important that we acknowledge tough issues such as inequality, racism, and the effects of systemic oppression. Equally important, we must look inward and acknowledge our own cultural bias and challenge ourselves to understand and promote cultural and linguistic differences related to trauma through both formal and informal methods. During this presentation, attendees will begin to recognize and address implicit and explicit biases that impact systems of care, recognize sign and symptoms of trauma, learn ways to respond by integrating knowledge about trauma into the layers of the system they work in, and be open to new approaches.

Randi Tolliver, PhD, CADC, Supervisor - Clinical Trainers, Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN

C3: New Ethical Dilemmas In The Digital Age

Advances in technology and the availability/access to the Web are impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. In addition, these changes effect ethical issues like therapist self- disclosure, boundary crossings and boundary violations, confidentiality, and informed consent. In 2014 behavioral health professionals face a myriad of new ethical dilemmas, with little guidance from ethical codes that do not address these emerging issues. This presentation will review the current literature regarding new ethical dilemmas related to technology and the Web, and provide guidance and recommendations for behavioral health professionals. Specifically, this workshop will discuss: 1) History of Technology Use in Counseling; 2) Digital Types; 3) Social Media; 4) Therapist Self-Disclosure; 5) Emailing & Texting/Messaging Patients; and 6) Social Media Policies.

John M. Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS, Professor and Addictions Curriculum Coordinator, School of Social Work, College of Health Professions, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

C4: Impacting Our Profession Through Effective Supervision

This session will focus on models, components and licensing requirements for supervision with both the Counselor / Social Worker and Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals boards. With a focus on Shulman's Interactional Supervision, strategies to enhance clinician's development and improved clinical outcomes will be explored.

Dianne Fidelibus, PC, LICDC, CLL, Professor of Social and Human Services, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH

C5: The Hogwarts School Of Clinical Reasoning And Treatment Planning

Treatment is a series of logical decisions; each step being shaped by the one before it. This session looks at the process of guiding treatment from the initial assessment through termination with a focus on how the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria can be used to guide treatment decisions and justify level of care. In small workgroups, participants will practice creating problem lists, treatment plans and termination criteria.

Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC-CS, Clinical Director, Talbot Hall, OSU Hospital East, Columbus, OH

C6: The Perfect Storm: Advocating For Victims Of Crime During The Early Stages Of Recovery

We will review how the OhioHealth Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) has evolved over the years in working with victims of crime during the early stages of medical, mental, relational and spiritual recovery. Traumatic events and injuries will be defined to help participants understand the differences when working with individuals and/or families. We will examine how the TRC model is utilized to analyze, address and advocate for the needs of victims of crime, particularly individuals with substance use and mental health histories. This session will also discuss the benefits of exercising Trauma-Informed Care to support victims, survivors, and providers of care.

Geneva Sanford, MSW, LSW, LICDC-CS, Manager, OhioHealth Trauma Recovery Center, Columbus, OH

C7: Management And Treatment Of Methamphetamine Use Disorder (MUD)

Methamphetamine Use Disorder (MUD), once relatively rare in Ohio is becoming increasingly common. Individuals with MUD present with complex psychosocial and often medical needs. We look at how meth works in the brain. Medical aspects of the disorder along with useful medical interventions will be described. Neurocognitive deficits may be a consideration. We also explore available evidence-based approaches to counseling and psychosocial treatment, as well as more general considerations in the management of individuals with MUD. Discussion will be strongly encouraged. MUD is relatively new to Ohio and we have much to learn from each other.

Joe Gay, PhD, LICDC, Psychologist, Athens, OH

Trent Hall, DO, Talbot Hall, OSU Hospital East, Columbus, OH

C8: Prevention: Holistic Strategies For Healthy Living & Avoiding Substance Use

This overview course explores recent research into 10 areas of highly functional, holistically healthy lifestyles and how mainly private treatment entities are incorporating improvements into treatment. These areas include diet, addictive foods, processed foods, moods, behavior, sociability, brain function, spirituality, movement, and the all-important balance. It is especially important for individuals in recovery, as one learns not only about the addictiveness of certain food groups, but also which foods are harming our overall health and may be triggering us back into using. We will explore how all these areas affect our feelings, moods, thoughts, and subsequent behavior. The integration of these aspects will greatly assist in restoring and producing superior health, helping to avoid relapse.

Donna Poppendieck PhD, LICDC-CS, OCPSII, Health and Wellness Online, LLC, Columbus, OH

C9: Taking Care Of Business: Effective Mentoring In The Provision Of Holistic Care

Too often, persons in the helping professions focus so much attention on the needs of others that the helpers neglect their own health and well-being. This neglect can lead to limiting the helper’s ability to function, hindering their effectiveness in practice and diminishing the quality of client care. Mentors play a significant role in creating and nurturing a culture that supports holistic care of all members of the therapeutic culture. This workshop addresses how mentors and supervisors are key to encouraging this practice of holistic care and developing a healthy, supportive environment. It will review the history of holistic care, the components of its effective practice and strategies and activities that support its practice.

Bradford Price, PhD, LPC, LICDC-CS, Counselor, Townhall II, Kent, OH and Fully Affiliated Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH

C10: Spirituality In The Treatment Setting: Is There A Place For It?

Most clients believe in something. The act of faith and spirituality can be developed through the community experiences. Can clinicians use that process to improve outcomes for clients in a treatment setting? This workshop will explore how tapping into a person’s spirituality can improve the clients’ recovery along with exploring how connections that clients have in their life can support them.

Cynthia Moore, MSSA, LSW, CDCA, Supervisor, Stark County Job and Family Services, Canton, OH

Marcy Patton, MSEd, PCC-S, LICDC-CS, Executive Director, Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Lisbon, OH

C11: Mindfulness Based Sobriety

Mindfulness Based Sobriety (MBS) is an integrative approach of 3 evidenced-based practices: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention Therapy. The MBS model provides an open-group therapy approach making it broadly applicable to diverse settings and readily accessible to patients. MBS focuses on helping individuals achieve their recovery goals through enhancing awareness, accepting experiences, and clarifying values. MBS is a skill-based model, making it appropriate to a wide variety of patients at all stages of change from precontemplation to maintenance. Further, MBS is an appropriate approach for patients with substance use and common co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders.

Raquel Tobian, LISW, LICDC, Clinical Social Worker, Chalmers P. Wylie, VA ACC, Columbus, OH


Plenary Session
Friday, 8/02/2019

Approaches To Addiction In Other Countries

Addiction is a worldwide problem and not isolated to the United States. We will explore this global issue, trends in other parts of the world, and solutions other countries have used to successfully lower addiction rates. By understanding what has worked for other parts of the world we can incorporate many of their successes into treatment solutions in North America.

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, DABAM, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University Langone Health; Internal Medicine Physician Board Certified in Addiction Medicine; Advocate for the Homeless, Incarcerated and Underserved Populations, New York City, NY

Concurrent Session D
Friday, 8/02/2019

D1: Stigma And Storytelling In The Treatment Of Addiction

Through a combination of didactics and small-group exercises we will discuss stigma and the use of storytelling in the treatment of addiction.

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, DABAM, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University Langone Health; Internal Medicine Physician Board Certified in Addiction Medicine; Advocate for the Homeless, Incarcerated and Underserved Populations, New York City, NY

D2: Understanding The Effects Of Unconscious Bias In Social Classes, Systems And Structures

We will discuss how our unconscious thoughts often drive our attitudes, stereotypes, and decisions, especially towards individuals and groups. We generally tend to hold implicit biases that favor our own in-group. We will also explore how our unconscious mind influences our behavior and discuss ways we can become aware of our biases, and how we can mitigate them. Discussion will be held around how implicit bias and societal preferences inhibit positive interactions and addressing of issues surrounding individuals representing underserved populations.

Participants will have the opportunity to have guided conversations on the impact of our unconscious thoughts, behaviors, and decisions; how we can work together as a community towards resolutions.

Andre Campbell, MBA, Manager, Bridges Summit County, Akron, OH

D3: Active Aggressor Awareness And Response

Discussion will center on the evolution of mass shootings as a criminal behavior, including analysis and a lessons-learned approach trough several case studies. Trained officers will explain active shooter trends and how to develop a plan of action based on research, statistics and best practices. In addition, we will discuss situational awareness and some behavioral indicators.

Officer Daniel Pignatelli, PhD and Officer John Jeffries, Westerville Police Dept, Westerville, OH

D4: "Counseling Is For Crazies"

Many potential clients associate the stigma of mental illness and addiction with an assessment or treatment. Therefore, they reject services before the referral is even made. How to use cognitive restructuring to debunk their resistance/hesitance, especially with clients who are mandated to see you. This is a highly interactive training.

Angie Giltner, LSW, LCDC III, GAL, Court Investigator, Guardian AD Litem, Tier II Adoption Assessor, Wooster, OH

D5: The String Theory Of Dependencies

The basic dynamics of chemical and process addictions are similar. Drug addiction, pathological gambling, food or sex addictions, over- and under-eating, and other disorders all have three common characteristics. Interestingly, enduring recovery from all those disorders has three common elements, too. This workshop will explore and define these common elements, including tips for treatment planning.

Doug Althauser, LICDC-CS, MAC, ICCS, CRC, Esq., Executive Director, Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University, Columbus, OH

D6: Interprofessional Survival Kit: Using The Principles And Practices Of Effective Professional Collaboration

Substance abuse treatment services include a wide range of professionals from varied behavioral health and primary care disciplines. As treatment approaches have expanded to greater uses of medication assisted treatment and wellness approaches, there has been an increasing need for professionals to collaborate effectively with one another, reducing patient errors and increasing overall quality of care. Unfortunately, such aims are not always realized which may lead to compromised care and low morale. This interactive session will explore some of the common issues that contribute to ineffective professional collaboration and research-based strategies for improvement. Building upon the Four Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and SAMHSA’s TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to enhance their professional relationships and promote improved patient care.

Michael D. Brubaker, PhD, NCC, LICDC-CS, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, School of Human Services, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Shauna Acquavita PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, College of Allied Health, School of Social Work, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

D7: Meeting Ohio's Youth Where They Are: A School-Based Approach To Mental Health

With the increased need and focus on mental health support in schools, especially due to the prevalence of substance use and abuse in Ohio, many school districts are reaching out to see how local mental health professionals can support them in this effort. We will learn various models of school-based mental health services and how they can be implemented in schools in your community.

Kristi Pennington, LISW-S, I.088319-SUPV, Director of School and Community-Based Services, Hopewell Health Centers, Inc., Rockbridge, OH

D8: Vicarious Trauma And The Helping Profession

Vicarious Trauma (VT) is defined as the "negative effects of caring about and caring for others” VT describes profound and permanent changes in how therapists think, feel, and behave in relation to others and themselves as a result of their exposure to and empathic bonding with their clients’ traumatic material. There are three conditions for VT: empathic engagement of the therapist to traumatic material; exposure of the therapist to human cruelty, and therapist participation with the client in their traumatic re-enactment process. The therapist’s worldview often falls victim to the effects of VT. A natural consequence of VT is the nature of the helping professional’s job. Therapist burnout and compassion fatigue are differentiated from VT. Professional self-care is an essential component in competent, compassionate, and ethical social work practice, requiring time, energy and commitment. Identifying anxiety causing agents and work-related stressors is imperative in the treatment of clients. A shift perception of problems caused by VT is essential to daily wellness in the three realms of affective/cognitive, bio-behavioral, and spiritual growth.

Ray Irion, PhD, PCC-S, LICDC-CS, Psychiatric Counselor, Talbot Hall, OSU Hospital East, Columbus, OH

D9: Addiction, Compulsivity, Impulsivity: Use It Or Lose It

Addiction is a serious disease of the brain that involves compulsive and impulsive behaviors. Many clinicians are not aware of how these two behaviors develop and the influence they have over a client’s recovery from addiction. Often addicted clients can be doing well in their recovery until they are put in a certain situation; and then they lapse into drug use again. Further, calling your sponsor or just saying no to people, places and things, won’t work to stop compulsive and impulsive behaviors. By attending this training, participants will learn how to recognize the pitfalls of compulsive and impulsive behaviors in addiction, how they develop, and most importantly how to help their client’s cope with them in early recovery. This is a training on addiction, compulsion to use, and impulsiveness around drug use and to treat these behaviors to help clients not lose their recovery.

Steve Chapman LPC-S, LICDC-CS, LSW, LCDC III, Resolute Recovery, Maumee, OH

D10: Family Drug Court: Implementing Best Practices In A Rural Setting

Coshocton County is a small rural Appalachian county in east central Ohio. Cultural and geographical barriers exist that make access to services and competent providers a challenge. This presentation will focus on several strategies and steps that have been taken over the past several years to develop programming that is gaining national recognition.

The Court system has been the recipient of several planning and implementation grants through its proactive approach to dealing with societal issues, such as the drug epidemic and pro se access to civil docket services related to custody of children.

By working closely with systems partners, the Family Drug Court has continued to adopt early intervention strategies, enhanced community partnerships, and developed evidence- based programming with local agencies for better family and court outcomes.
Strong collaborative process and the ability to mobilize concepts quickly has kept the community at the forefront in adopting many evidence-based programs, including Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, and Prenatal Education and Services which include MAT.

Doug Schonauer, Court Administrator, Coshocton County Probate and Juvenile Court, Coshocton, OH

The Honorable Van Blanchard II, Coshocton County Probate and Juvenile Court, Coshocton, OH

D11: Let's Celebrate Recovery

With the Opioid crisis hitting all areas of the state and country, Celebrate Recovery can be an option for clients and their families to attend together to learn how to handle the pain caused by addiction. Celebrate Recovery is a faith based, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or effects addiction. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Participants will learn about this ministry and the benefits to clients and their families.

Cynthia Moore, MSSA, LSW, CDCA, Supervisor, Stark County Job and Family Services, Canton, OH

Marcy Patton, MSEd, PCC-S, LICDC-CS, Executive Director, Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Lisbon, OH

Concurrent Session E
Friday, 8/02/2019

E1: Cryptocurrency And The Dark Web: From Drugs To Human Trafficking

The presenters will take you through the world of cryptocurrency and the dark web. Join us for this enlightening session and learn valuable information you can apply to addiction treatment.

Jonathan Robbins, Forensic Computer Specialist 2, Narcotics Intelligence Center, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Columbus, OH

E2: Taming A Wild Weed: A Clinician's Guide To Medical Marijuana

The role of medicinal marijuana is beginning to have major impacts on mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in and outside of the criminal justice system. Clinicians have a significant need to understand the role of endogenous cannabinoids as well as the pharmacological impact of THC, CBD, and other synthetics currently used by clients in walks of life. This workshop will also explore clinical recommendations for the medical use of cannabis and potential side effects; as well as the potential for tolerance, intoxication, withdrawal, and dependence.

Tarek Aziz, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wright State University, School of Medicine. Dayton, OH; and Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Logan, OH

E3: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) And Substance-Use Disorder Treatment

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which include concussions, are more common than previously realized, and more consequential than previously suspected. The experiences of military service members exposed to blasts and athletes who experience repeated blows to the head have brought TBI to the attention of the general public. What we have not fully appreciated is the link between TBI and substance use disorders (SUD). Many people who have experienced TBI in their lifetime have problems with addiction, both preceding and following injury––for some, many years later. This presentation will review the epidemiology of behavioral self-regulation associated with TBI, including the relationship with onset and severity of injury. Specific characteristics of TBI will be described and their association with the behavioral problems will be presented. Instruction will be provided on how to identify a history of TBI in clients, and suggestions for accommodating the effects of this injury in treatment interactions and SUD treatment planning will be delineated.

John D. Corrigan, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University; Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Columbus, OH

E4: "Don't Look At Me In That Tone Of Voice"

Problems with the self-regulation of emotions are linked to antisocial behavior and addictions. Increasing the tolerance of distressing emotions and emotional distancing are interventions to reduce recidivism and change probationer’s behavior response. This is a highly interactive training.

Angie Giltner, LSW, LCDC III, GAL, Court Investigator, Guardian AD Litem, Tier II Adoption Assessor, Wooster, OH

E5: Sober Housing And The Sexual Predator

Sex offenders are a heterogeneous population. One of the most important differences in the sex offender population is the risk to reoffend. This session will look at issues that high-risk sex offenders pose and issues they face in reentry. Within the framework of an evidence-based model for correctional intervention, we will examine the most current developments in the assessment of risk (the Risk Principle), criminogenic needs that must be addressed in programming (the Need Principle), and how we go about addressing those needs (the Responsivity Principle). We will take a realistic look at issues that high- risk sex offenders face as they transition back into the community, understanding that sex offender treatment and management is based on a victim-centered approach. We will also examine the role that substance abuse plays in the lives of high-risk sex offenders and their acts of sexual aggression.

David Berenson, Director of Sex Offender Services, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Columbus, OH

E6: Disrupting HIV In People Who Use Substances

Substance use and HIV have always intersected, but the opiate epidemic has led to increasing rates of transmission among people who use drugs. Stigma of HIV and of substance use fuels new transmissions by increasing isolation and reducing healthy outcomes. In this session we will bust myths about substance use and HIV by examining the impact of substances on the epidemic in Ohio. We will explore how an HIV diagnosis impacts people who use substances, and what we can do at every level of the social-ecological model to reduce new infections and help people live healthy, productive lives.

Zach Reau, BA, HIV Prevention Program Manager, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, OH

E7: Nalaxone Training For The Clinician

This session will cover prevention and education detailing the biology of addiction, data and statistics relating to the opioid crisis. We will have a dialogue and discussion with the training participants about how to help a loved one or client facing addiction. The final component will be a naloxone training that covers signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose, responding to an overdose, and administration of naloxone.

Julie Teater, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health/Medical Director, Talbot Hall at East Hospital/Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Will Burton, Manager of Outcomes and Community Engagement, Maryhaven, Columbus, OH

Tyler Darling, Injury Prevention Liaison, Franklin County Public Health Department, Columbus, OH

Steve Roth, Mount Carmel Outreach, Columbus, OH

E8: Healthcare Facility Drug Diversion - America's Secret

We will explore drug diversion that occurs in our nation's healthcare facilities. This problem which has existed for decades, explores the addiction of healthcare employees and their methods of diversion inside hospitals and long-term care facilities. The presentation will look at the most common methods of drug diversion and many of the tell-tale signs of these offenses being committed in our healthcare facilities. The program will also look at preventative measures and how to deal effectively and legally when drug diversion occurs in the facility, including an emphasis on identifying potential blood borne pathogens that may impact hundreds if not thousands of patients. The presenters will also explore the hospital side of the equation, including the handling of the offender once diversion has taken place, and the process needed when diversion is discovered inside the institution.

John Burke, President/Co-Founder, International Health Facility Diversion Association, Bethel, OH

E9: What Is The Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act (CARA)

How has CARA legislation changed the way behavioral and medical providers serve infants and families impacted by substance abuse?

This session will include discussion regarding the importance of interagency collaboration and why one system cannot serve this population without the support of the other. Child welfare, behavioral health, mental health, and the medical community all share the same goal for these families; Safe home environments free of substance abuse.

Renee Lupi, Esq., Policy Developer, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Columbus, OH

E10: Responding To Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious healthcare concern that often goes under-recognized and under-reported and can have devastating and even life-threatening consequences. The Center for Family Safety and Healing collaborates with healthcare providers in both the medical and mental health fields to coordinate effective and positive changes to break the cycle of violence. This session will explore the dynamics of power and control in abusive relationships and the intersection of substance abuse, trauma and domestic violence. Participants will learn best practices for screening for domestic violence and trauma-informed strategies for responding to patients presenting with domestic violence.

Julie Griffith, BA, Training Coordinator, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, Columbus, OH

E11: Gambling Addiction: What You Need To Know

An estimated 919,162 Ohioans are considered at-risk for gambling addiction, including 76,379 at problem gambling/disorder levels (OhioMHAS 2017). Problem gamblers are more likely to commit crimes, file for bankruptcy, get divorced and turn violent toward a loved one. One in five addicted gamblers attempt suicide, which is twice the rate of other addictions (National Council on Problem Gambling). In 2015, Maryhaven launched One More Chance, providing prevention, intervention and treatment services to individuals and families throughout Franklin County who are experiencing the effects of pathological gambling (often referred to as gambling addiction). Because up to 10 others can be impacted by just one gambling addict, the ADAMH Board of Franklin County became the first in the state to approve family treatment, thus expanding the reach of One More Chance in 2016. Maryhaven now offers services to gamblers and their loved ones across Central Ohio. This session will outline gambling addiction, including signs and symptoms, effective interventions, available resources, and co-occurring disorders. A compulsive relationship with gambling can create financial and mental health problems for individuals, families and communities. This could be impacting the lives of your clients, as well as your friends and family.

Bruce Jones, LSW, LCDC III, NCGC II, Maryhaven, Columbus, OH

E12: LGBTQ Veterans Health Disparities

This session will provide education related to impact health disparities amongst LGBTQ veterans. Health disparities will include those within medical and behavioral health. The session will explore practical solutions for creating change in a healthcare environment that is affirming, caring and inclusive.

Tammy Moore, MSW, LISW-S, Patient Aligned Care Team Social Work Supervisor, Department of Veteran Affairs, Columbus, OH