2017 Exhibitor List (Archived)

2017 Keynote Speakers

Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC

Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC, is a lecturer at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada,  Caribbean and British Islands.
Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.    

Jennifer Musselman, MA, LMFT

Jennifer Musselman, MA, LMFT, works in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California with CEOs, entrepreneurs and start-ups as an Executive Strategist to create healthy and effective workplaces. She discovered her own purpose after pivoting careers mid-life, leaving an entertainment business executive position for a career helping people live their best lives. She has launched and advised for multiple drug and alcohol treatment facilities in southern California and has been a featured speaker at drug and alcohol and wellness conferences on topics ranging from families in addiction treatment, gender-responsive treatment and state of addiction panels with celebrity/recovery advocates, acclaimed interventionists and politicians. Musselman’s substance abuse work has been featured in Addiction Recovery Bulletin, The Fix, Addiction Professionals Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more.

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Concurrent Session A
Wednesday, 8/02/2017

A1: Slipping Through The Cracks: Intervention Strategies For Clients With Multiple Addictions & Disorders (A Workshop For Probation and Correction Officers, and Addiction Counselors)


If it were not for the miracle of recovery, addictions counseling could be quite frustrating. Thirty percent of clients are no-shows at their first session. For those who make their first session, 50% miss their second session. Even those who complete treatment are vulnerable to slip through the cracks. This often includes chronic recidivism, and going back and forth between addictions treatment, the criminal justice system, child welfare system, mental health treatment, back to addictions treatment and prison without fully recovering. Many clients are vulnerable to slip through the cracks due to hidden psychiatric disorders, criminal thinking, unresolved trauma, unresolved grief, addiction to a drug sub-culture, addictive relationships, process addictions and an ineffective service dose. In this workshop you will learn: 15 strategies to keep clients engaged in treatment, how to apply the 80/20 rule to help clients avoid slipping through the cracks; evidence-based approaches corrections officers, probation officers and addictions counselors can use to increase recovery rates and help clients avoid slipping through the cracks.

Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC, President, On The Mark Consulting and Lecturer, International Speaker, Trainer, Author, and Consultant, Chicago, IL

A2: Mind Over Madness: Changing How We Feel By Changing How We Think


Habitual beliefs, also known as mindsets, have a profound and pervasive influence over how we experience stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, shame and other painful emotions. Mindsets will also directly influence the development of habitual behaviors for coping with painful emotional states. Behaviors which may initially be highly adaptive can, over time, become extremely maladaptive or otherwise problematic.

This new program provides participants with evidence-based strategies for revising and transforming maladaptive mindsets and the problematic behaviors they spawn. Special attention will be paid to a paradigm for bringing about lasting change utilizing the science of cortical and subcortical processes.

Joseph Shannon, PhD, Psychologist/Consultant/Trainer, Columbus, OH

A3: Understanding And Using The New Revised ASAM Criteria


This presentation will be focused on the use of the ASAM Criteria to guide assessment, placement and its role in continued treatment, transfer and/or discharge decisions. The first part of the training is organized as a skill-building module in which it will describe the specific mechanisms by which to provide assessment in each of the six ASAM Dimensions, with emphasis on Dimension 3 and the role of each of the dimensions in relapse. The impact of the changes in DSM-5 diagnoses for substance use disorders on the assessment process will be discussed. The ASAM Levels of Care will be described, differentiated from one another and their relationship to the assessment data. This module will contain the changes in this most recent edition including the addition of four special populations for which application of the Criteria has been difficult in the past (parents with children, people in safety-sensitive occupations, older adults and people in the criminal justice system). Issues of tobacco use and gambling (new to the Criteria) and their relationship to relapse will be described.

The second part will consist of the application of the skills learned during the first part by the use of a real world clinical case in which participants will do actual assessments and placements and the selection of problems to begin the treatment planning process in interactive exercises. The overall goal of this training is to have participants leave and be able to immediately begin using the Criteria.

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA, Trainer/Consultant, Shulman Training & Consulting In Behavioral Health, Jacksonville, FL

A4: Felons In Transition: Motivational Interviewing To Increase Resiliency


Reduction in recidivism rates is one of the primary goals of post-release programs. From 2005 – 2010, 76.9% of drug offenders were arrested for a new crime within 5 years of release, with 56.7% being arrested within the first year following release. Multiple studies have indicated that motivational interviewing increases offender involvement in the change process, and has a significant impact on recidivism rate reduction. This session will examine practical applications of the MI principles of engagement, focusing, evoking change, and planning in treatment, case management, and probationary settings.

Guy Taylor, PhD, LPC, LICDC, Common Bond Counseling, Logan, OH

Moses Bellamy, MA, LICDC-CS, Columbus, OH

A5: Utilizing An All Avenues To Wellness Framework: Healing Addiction & Trauma In The LGBTQQI Community


The LGBTQQI community is one of diversity and unique clinical needs. 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 - haven’t 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, BRI-I, President/Clinical Director, New Hope Recovery Center, Chicago, IL

A6: Ethical Considerations In Addiction Practice (AM) / Supervision (PM)


The morning session will focus on the history and current ethical issues unique to professionals working with addiction practices. Specific attention will be given to building ethics based professional practice methods, models and processes.

This session will also focus on license renewal processes, professional conduct levels and pitfalls within substance dependence practice.

The afternoon session will address using ethical standards within the supervision process. This session will focus on addressing clinician non-compliance, disciplinary actions, team building processes and movement toward and documentation of disciplinary action processes.

**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.

Arianna Galligher, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Manager, PHP/IOP Department, OSU Harding Hospital, 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: From Arrest To Success: An Overview Of Holistic Treatment Of Human Trafficking Survivors Within The Restorative Justice System


CATCH Court was founded in 2009 by the Honorable Judge Paul Herbert. CATCH is a municipal court docket specifically for clients who have experienced human trafficking. CATCH Court now has more than 50 active clients and partners with several local agencies for a host of treatment needs. As a result if this innovative restorative justice program, Columbus, Ohio is on the cutting edge of the treatment of human trafficking survivors. These clients contend with complexities such as addiction, complex trauma, resource scarcity, and criminal justice involvement. Collectively, our experience has allowed us to discover how addiction and trauma treatment in addition to intensive community collaboration can result in success for survivors. We will cover the full client experience, from arrest for solicitation or drug related charges, acceptance into a specialized docket, treatment, and finally employment.

Mandi Pierson, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Worker, Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program, Columbus, OH

Hannah Estabrook, MA, LPCC-S, Coordinator, CATCH Court, Columbus, OH

Paula Haines, BA, Executive Director, Freedom a la Cart, Dublin, OH

A9: Introduction To Expressive Arts Therapy: Strategies For Trauma Focused Care


Expressive arts therapy is an approach to psychotherapy with roots in indigenous cultures and a rich history of evolution within modalities such as Jungian, person-centered, and Gestalt psychotherapies. Defined by its emphasis on the multi-modal process of healing (exploring many combinations for creativity rather than relying on just one art form), the strategies of expressive arts psychotherapy can prove useful to trauma therapists practicing in a variety of modalities. In this workshop, participants are oriented to the fundamentals of expressive arts therapy history and approach. Participants are then instructed in how to facilitate an expressive arts process to teach the clinical concepts of grounding and managing emotional affect through widening the window of distress tolerance. Both grounding and widening the affective window of tolerance are vital practices in trauma-focused care. Participants will leave with an enhanced respect for how to foster client creativity in working with these concepts and their clinical intricacies. The role of creativity and the practice of making art are also discussed as mechanisms of action in processing traumatic experiences and promoting post-traumatic growth.

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT, Clinical Provider of Psychotherapy, Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Warren, OH

A10: Maternal Opiate Medical Support: Building Partnerships To Improve Care

Funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) project is a two-year initiative that emphasizes a holistic approach for providing treatment to pregnant women with opioid substance use disorder. In part one of the presentation, attendees will review the current status of the opioid epidemic, and learn about the development of the MOMS model. Attendees will also learn about goals and outcomes of the project as well as collaboration efforts between MOMS project sites and child welfare agencies. In part two of the presentation, we will educate attendees on the effects of opiate dependence on both mother and child and the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and recovery. Attendees will learn about the individualized treatment modalities critical to a mother’s treatment success. In part three of the presentation, attendees will learn about the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnancy and prenatal care. We will focus on understanding the current barriers to care and the benefits of team-based care. Anyone who works on behalf of opioid dependent mothers will benefit from attending this presentation.

Joe Gay, PhD, LICDC, Executive Director, Health Recovery Services, Inc., Athens, OH

Jody Gerome, DO, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, OhioHealth; Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, OB/GYN, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Richard Massatti, PhD, MSW, MPH, LSW, Health Services Policy Specialist, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Columbus, OH

Plenary Session
Thursday, 8/03/2017

Are You Ready? The Future Of Addictions Treatment In America


Mr. Sanders will outline numerous diverse changes in key areas that will influence the future of Addictions Treatment in America. This list is exhaustive and includes but is certainly not limited to: increased life expectancy; technology erasing millions of jobs in America; the role of the addictions professional; demographic and geographic shifts; gender shifts in wage earning; the need for more trauma-informed services; the use of technology in counseling including recovery apps and robots; the shift toward evidence-based practices; the need to honor multiple pathways of recovery; the need to anchor recovery in the natural environment; the recovery school movement; the need for nontraditional sources of funding; and the need to address staff turnover and leadership voids. An emphasis will be placed on discussing strategies that can be employed by clinicians to prepare and address the needed changes.

Mark Sanders, MSW, LCSW, CADC, President, On The Mark Consulting and Lecturer, International Speaker, Trainer, Author, and Consultant, Chicago, IL

Concurrent Session B
Thursday, 8/03/2017

B1: From Our Family To Yours: Reducing & Preventing Intergenerational Family Transmission Of Addiction


Living with an addicted person is not a spectator sport. To one extent or another addiction affects the entire family, regardless of whether it is a parent or adolescent family member who is addicted. Using a systems perspective and a strength-based model, this session will focus on the impact of addiction on the family, strategies for individual and family intervention, and suggestions to facilitate family transitions and recovery. Additionally, we know that addiction is often passed from one generation to another. Therefore, this session will explore the factors that increase the probabilities that addiction will be passed to the next generation as well as factors that can reduce the familial risk. Addiction does not have to be passed onto the next generation. We have choices, but we need to remember that “Hope” is not a plan. It takes action.

Robert Ackerman, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Previous Director, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute; Co-Founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics; Chair of the Advisory Board and Former Editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals, Hilton Head, SC

B2: Clinical Intuition In Alcohol And Drug Counseling


Clinical intuition is a commonly experienced phenomenon among mental health and addiction counselors. However, it is not often overtly addressed in counselor education and training. By integrating theory, neuroscience, and research findings, this session will provide an overview of clinical intuition. Then research-based best practice recommendations will be highlighted to provide participants with guidelines to effectively utilize clinical intuition in their work. The presenter will integrate findings from his phenomenological research on clinical intuition among alcohol and drug counselors to provide clinically relevant examples and recommendations.

Zachary Hansen, EdD, LADC, NCC, Assistant Professor, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, Center City, MN

B3: Hijacking The Head & Heart: Spiritual Interventions To Traumatic Brain Injuries


Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and substance abuse disorders (SUD) frequently co-occur, and the lack of attention by clinicians to these critically important concerns can lead to poor outcomes, relapse and the lack of personal growth. This session is designed to increase psychotherapeutic outcomes by using both Eastern and Western models of spiritual interventions. The types and prevalence of TBI and SUD, the primary effects, the epidemiological factors and neurological/psychiatric supports will be studied, with practical interventions that clinicians can use from the great spiritual traditions. Come to deepen your clinical skills, increase your knowledge and grow spiritually as a person and a professional.

Robert Ahern, PhD, MDiv, LISW-S, Drug Court Coordinator/Chief of Staff, Union County Probate and Juvenile Court, Marysville, OH; Community Lecturer, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

B4: Medications In The Treatment Of Addiction & Mental Illness


This session is intended to provide an overview of currently used medications to treat substance use disorders and mental illnesses. Participants will learn how the medications work, what side effects to expect, and what interactions the medications may have with other treatments and with drugs of abuse. There will also be a focus on how to monitor and encourage compliance with medications.

Christina Delos-Reyes, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; and Medical Consultant, Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case, Cleveland, OH

B5: Understanding Online Gaming Addiction: Motivations To Play, Assessment, And Treatment


Online gaming addiction has been the fastest growing process addiction over the past decade. This session will help attendees gain a full understanding of the symptoms of online gaming addiction, the factors that motivate players to continue to play, and treatment options. Case studies and assessment tools will help deepen the understanding of this topic.

Michael S. Lewis, PhD, LPCC-S, Director of Counseling Services, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus

B6: HOPE Parent Partners: Supporting Parents Through Recovery & Permanency


Parent engagement is seen as a promising practice by the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Children’s Bureau and foundations supporting child welfare practice. Ohio Child Welfare Leadership in conjunction with Public Children Service Agencies of Ohio and Casey Family Programs are working to promote primary (birth) parent engagement throughout Ohio. Engaging parents has always been a crucial aspect to achieving permanency. Peer to peer support is foundational to the recovery field. We will explore the possibilities for bringing these fields of practice together and promoting primary parent engagement through peer support for timely permanence (reunification, legal custody, and adoption) in the best interest of children while supporting the parents' recovery. Panelists will provide the parent perspective when interacting with both fields. Participants will examine and share innovative programs and lessons learned from child welfare, recovery, and criminal justice. This session will include a panel presentation and discussion to accomplish session objectives.

Tequilla Brown, MSA, Strategic Initiatives Administrator, Office of Families and Children, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Columbus, OH

S. Renay Sanders, MSSA, LISW-S, Manager, SYNERGY FORCE, Peninsula, OH

B7: Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT)


It has been proven that clients in recovery need to have a treatment plan tailored to them for optimal outcomes. Recovery treatment is not a one size fits all type of approach. One component that is highly effective is UZIT which has been shown to be supportive and effective for individuals going through recovery. Inspired by Donna Karan and developed by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, UZIT was developed to serve hospital staff, patients and their families. It uses multiple modalities to address the symptoms of PANIC(TM) - Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia, Constipation, and Exhaustion - that accompany disease or injury. These modalities include mindful movements, guided meditation, restorative yoga poses, breath practices, aromatherapy and Reiki. In this session you will experience the calming benefits of UZIT, enhancing your own well-being and providing you insights and information into ways these practices can be integrated into traditional treatment plans and support your clients.

Lori Bower, MEd, E-RYT500, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Dublin Springs Hospital/OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, Columbus, OH

B8: CBT For Offenders: Working With Antisocial Thoughts, Attitudes, & Beliefs Related To Substance Abuse & Criminal Activity


Cognitive Behavioral models have become the dominant approaches employed within the criminal justice system for substance abuse and criminal behavior treatment programs. This session will explore application of Ellis’s ABC model and Beck’s CT model for working with offender’s destructive attitudes, beliefs, and anti-social thoughts to encourage behavioral change. Pragmatic interventions for individual and group settings will be explored.

Guy Taylor, PhD, LPC, LICDC, CET-II, Common Bond Counseling, Logan OH

B9: Understanding The Gender Spectrum In Addiction Treatment


Understanding that gender is not binary is vital to helping clients recover. Helping those who do not subscribe to the gender binary and those who are questioning gender is an important skill for counselors. This session will help counselors grasp concepts of gender outside the binary, help counselors identify their own internal biases, and help to deconstruct gender as it relates to addiction and mental health treatment.

Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC, Owner/Consultant, BGC Consulting, Boston, MA

B10: Hidden In Plain Sight


"Hidden In Plain Sight," an interactive traveling exhibit that educates parents, professionals, and other adults on dangerous teenage risky behaviors. Numerous props are placed throughout a display resembling a teenager's bedroom. The items may be indicative of a young person struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues, or criminal activities. Participants will learn how the Bath-Copley program was implemented, be guided on starting their own similar awareness effort, and learn of some of the latest dangerous teenage risky behaviors and trends seen by clinicians. This lecture and interactive program from the Bath and Copley Ohio Police Departments has received numerous awards.

Mary Marcene (Marcie) Mason, LSW, Juvenile Offender Diversion Program/Youth Services Worker/Hidden In Plain Site Program Developer and Presenter, Bath and Copley Police Departments, Copley, OH

Elizabeth Marie (Lisa) Baker, Communications Specialist, Bath Police Department, Bath, OH

B11: AOD Treatment Considerations For Individuals with Severe And Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)


The addictions field continues to advance in regards to the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective interventions for those in need of services to promote recovery. Included in these advancements are an increased understanding of dynamics that are essential to master in order to have the greatest possible impact on positive client outcomes, unique to particular cross-sections of the population. While the treatment technology associated with best results for addictions treatment among individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness SPMI has been better understood and articulated for several decades, persistent misunderstanding of the needs of this population and the nuances of service delivery are still pervasive in many treatment settings. This session will highlight ten considerations that are essential for programs that are providing treatment to individuals with SPMI and the role of those considerations in service delivery.

Richard Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC-CS, Director, SAMI Consultation & Training, The Center for Evidence-Based Practices, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

B12: Project Dawn: Naloxone/Narcan Overview And Distribution Concepts


Drug overdose is the greatest public health threat in America today with the majority of overdoses involving opioids. Naloxone, the antidote to opioid overdose, is an important public health tool that communities and practitioners need access to in order to more quickly save lives. This session will provide information regarding the utility of lay responder naloxone access as well as how organizations can implement naloxone distribution programs through their organizations or in their communities.

Emily Metz, MPH, Program Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Project DAWN, Cleveland, OH

Lunch With The Expert
Thursday, 8/03/2017
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: The Opiate Crisis From A Coroner's Perspective


Coming Soon

Anahi Ortiz, MD, Franklin County Coroner, Columbus, OH

Concurrent Session C
Thursday, 8/03/2017

C1: Ethical Dilemmas In The Digital Age: Telehealth, Technologies And Treatment


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

Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC, Trainer, Rural ATTC, Denver, CO

C2: Grief And Loss In Addiction: Connecting The Dots And Practical Implications For Counseling


When clients enter recovery, many begin to grieve what was lost during the addiction and celebrate the beginning of sobriety, of recovery. But what about grieving the loss of the addiction itself? Processing the loss of coping skills (i.e. drug use, avoidance) and the certainty that drugs provided (i.e. escape) is crucial. Helping clients to grieve the identity of “addict” and form a new identity without substances is also central. This session will address addiction-specific grief work and provide treatment strategies for counselors working with such issues.

Julie Bates-Maves, PhD, LPC, Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling, The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

C3: Chemsex In The City: The Intersection Of Drugs, Sex, Technology And HIV/AIDS (Part I) and High Levels Of Self-Reported Prescription Opioid Use By HIV-Positive Individuals (Part II)


The LGBT community has been impacted by HIV/AIDS for many years and nowhere has this been felt more than with our clients, who are addicted to multiple substances and behaviors, develop sexual compulsivity issues potentially addictive in nature and have deep layers of trauma. Addiction, while always present in the LGBT community even prior to the advent of HIV/AIDS, has been steadily on the rise for many years particularly in younger persons of color. What is becoming more evident with addiction is that it’s not only substances or alcohol but process addictions such as sexual compulsivity, which are acting in tandem with each other. Trauma and co-occurring mental health issues, if left unchecked, will only serve to exacerbate the complications that arise from addiction and sexual compulsivity. This fusion of sex and drug known as chemsex, along with treatment protocols such as PrEP, are resulting in an uptick of the occurrence of HIV/AIDS. This presentation will look at the interplay of sex, drugs and HIV/AIDS as well as examine best treatment protocols to address best success with our clients.

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, BRI-I, President/Clinical Director, New Hope Recovery Center, Chicago, IL

Brandon M. Snyder, Research Assistant II, Health & Rehab Sciences - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

C4: Training Supervision: Models & Practice Roundtable


According to the Ohio Revised Code for Counselor and Social Workers "Training supervision" means supervision for the purposes of obtaining a license and/or development of new areas of proficiency while providing services to clients. The training supervisor is responsible for providing direction to the supervisee, who applies social work theory, standardized knowledge, skills, competency, and applicable ethical content in the practice setting. This session will present models, theory and best practices to advance the skill set of developing and more experienced training supervisors.

Anderson Hawes, LPCC, LICDC, LSW, CEO/President/Therapist, Associates in Family Wellness, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

C5: Biblical Therapy, Your Personal Journal


The session will focus on Mr. Neiding’s book: Biblical Therapy, Your Personal Journal. The book is available as a free PDF download at www.biblicaltherapyseth.com It can be individualized for use with a variety of clients including prison inmates as well as nondenominational Christians at a mega-church. The material focuses on cognitive behavioral theory, recovery, and Biblical principles to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, damaged self-esteem, relational issues, and life dominating problems such as pathological gambling, pornography, sexual addiction, alcohol and drug dependence, and childhood traumas. The material, under classification of cultural diversity, is for therapists to better understand and treat Protestant, Catholic, and Non-Denominational Christian clients.

Seth Neiding, MSW, LISW, LICDC, Therapist, Nieding Therapy, North Ridgeville, OH

C6: Motivational Interviewing (MI): How Do I Know If I’m Doing It Well?


Motivational interviewing is an evidenced-based practice for resolving ambivalence and motivating people to change problem alcohol and/or substance use. One challenge with implementation of this treatment is the viability of clinicians getting follow-up coaching and feedback which increases clinical skills in motivational interviewing. The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) coding system is used to measure fidelity of motivational interviewing. There is robust evidence that simply attending a workshop on motivational interviewing does not significantly impact the learner’s ability to apply the practice. What does enhance clinical skills in motivational interviewing is the availability of follow-up coaching, feedback and learning. Increased awareness of this system and it’s practical implications will enhance the fidelity of practice for clinicians and provide tools for the supervision of motivational interviewing.

James Portner, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Director, Intensive Treatment Division, Veterans Health Administration, Columbus, OH

C7: Positive Psychology In Addiction Treatment: Reclaiming The Hijacked Brain


Addiction is a self-induced neurological disease. Alcohol/drug abuse affects the electrical-chemical connections in the brain that create emotions and feelings. This repeated activity becomes familiar, and “familiar repeated” becomes addictive. Our thoughts, then, create less profound electrical-chemical activity. This session will illustrate what happens in the brain, not only in the addiction process, but what is required in healing the brain in the recovery process.

Topics included are the passive brain versus the active mind, neuroplasticity’s role in recovery, brain waves, neurotransmitters, synapse facts, and the neural circuits responsible for changed decision making; all translated into laymen’s terms.

Positive Psychology is an extremely useful tool in recovery. This research is based on modern day co-founders Martin Seligman PhD, and Professor Mihaly Csilzentmihalyi’s study of what makes life worth living and the Five Pillars of Well-Being. We will also look at fear-driven perception versus reality.

Larry Smith, LAADC, CEO & Co-Founder, Get Real Recovery Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA

C8: Addiction Cases In Child Welfare

This session will combine the knowledge of a Child Welfare Supervisor, a Dependency Court Coordinator, A Magistrate and an Addiction Treatment Provider. Upon completion addiction professionals will have a basic understanding of the requirements placed on child welfare to protect children as well as the federal and state timeframes for Permanency. The team will further highlight the challenges faced by both the child welfare profession and dependency courts to meet the needs of family systems affected by drug use and abuse. This session will further assist addiction providers with the understanding of their important role in this process and how they can help their clients, families and communities have better experiences with the multiple systems and see better results for all involved.

Beth Kinney, MSW, LISW, Manager/Protective Supervisor, STARS Grant Program, Summit County Children Services, Akron, OH

Magistrate Laura Lynd-Robinson, MSW, JD, LISW-S, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, Akron, OH

Becky Ryba, MA, LSW, LPC, Guardian ad litem, Summit County Juvenile Court – Family Reunification Through Recovery Court, Akron, OH

Maureen Keating, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Director of Women's Services, Community Health Center, Akron, OH

C9: Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals Certification Training

Description Update in Progress


C10: Understanding And Addressing Spiritual Abuse: The Missing Link In Addiction Treatment


Spiritual abuse is not just relevant for those who have been members of cults. It is a very real condition that often occurs in individuals who have been abused or who struggle with addiction issues. In this session, theories of spiritual abuse and approaches to understanding it are explored through pastoral, developmental, and clinical lenses. Generally defined as the use of God/a higher power or religion as a tool to gain power and control by the abuser, spiritual abuse is one of the most overlooked forms of abuse in clinical settings. However, the willingness to address it will give clinicians added insight into many of their clients and how to more effectively and holistically address treatment. Case studies, personal reflection, and other critical thinking activities will help participants understand how the construct of spiritual abuse is relevant to clinical practice and apply this knowledge to assessment and treatment planning.

Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT, Clinical Provider of Psychotherapy, Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Warren, OH

C11: The New Face Of Hoarding Disorder & Trauma Under The DSM-5


With the emergence of reality TV shows about hoarding, people with hoarding and chronic disorganization have been brought out to the public eye. These shows do not always highlight the trauma inflicted due to this disorder. Hoarding is a family disease which affects more than just the person actually suffering from the disorder. It is estimated that between 15 and 16 million people in the U.S. are currently suffering with hoarding behaviors. Hoarding has been with us since the beginning of time, yet we know little about it clinically. We do know that our ancestors were hunters and gatherers for reasons of survival. In our modern society, this gathering or keeping instinct in extreme situations threatens the very survival instinct that it was meant to resolve – and manifests itself as Hoarding Disorder.

Under the DSM-5® the term Hoarding Disorder is coined as its own concrete disorder. This Session presents the most current research and evidence-based treatments for chronic disorganization and Hoarding Disorder according to the DSM-5®.

Barbara Jo Dennison, PhD, LISW-S, Dennison & Associates, Inc., Powell, OH

C12: Operation Street Smart: For A New A.G.E. (Adult Gang Education)


The Adult Gang Education program is designed to educate law enforcement, social workers, school administrators, teachers, community partners, and anyone with a nexus to children about current gang trends, terminology, culture, and media influences. Included is a history of gangs, a breakdown of the different types of gangs and threat groups and their criminal activities.

At the conclusion of the training program participants will be able to better identify gang activity in their schools and communities, and will be empowered to help combat this growing problem.

Deputy Tyler McDowell and Sgt. Sam Byrd, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus, OH

Plenary Session
Friday, 8/03/2017

What's Your Purpose? Why A Biopsychosocial Approach To Addiction Treatment Isn't Enough


For many people in addiction, a haphazard life-design is an avoidance of feelings, inadequacy or otherwise. Setting life goals - let alone achieving goals - feels like being set up to fail. While some once purpose-driven individuals find themselves grieving a loss or disconnection to their purpose, they may spiral into an addiction problem. Designing or re-evaluating a life-on-purpose treatment builds a recovering addict's self-esteem and fundamentally supports relapse prevention. Ms. Musselman will discuss the pitfalls of treating addiction simply from a biopsychosocial approach without introducing a life-on-purpose approach. Ms. Musselman will present the strategy and tools for helping clients develop a life-on-purpose approach to sustain long-term recovery success.

Jennifer Musselman, MA, LMFT, Clinician in Private Practice & Swell Consulting, Santa Monica, CA

Concurrent Session D
Friday, 8/04/2017

D1: Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Helping To Reduce Relapse In Recovering Clients By Preventing Self-Defeating Behaviors


This session will focus on identifying and eliminating behaviors that cause defeat and harm to people. Many “self-defeating” behaviors often are behaviors that once helped a person survive a crisis. Once the crisis is over, the behaviors--even though no longer needed--are maintained. Instead of helping the person, they now cause harm by limiting the potential to develop healthy behaviors. Some examples of self-defeating behaviors include procrastination, defensiveness, perfectionism, under-achievement, isolating yourself, taking too much control in relationships, workaholism, and so on. Using a cognitive behavioral approach, eliminating self-defeating behaviors and replacing them with life enhancing skills will be the presented for use with clients.

Robert Ackerman, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Previous Director, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute; Co-Founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics; Chair of the Advisory Board and Former Editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals, Hilton Head, SC

D2: What Kind Of Intelligent Are You? A Life-On-Purpose Goal Setting

In this session, Ms. Musselman takes her life-on-purpose approach and introduces the evidenced-based Multiple Intelligences psychometric assessment used in universities and organizations as a critical building block for success. The assessment is based on the findings of a clinical study about how people learn by psychologist Dr. Howard Gardner (Harvard University) and Dr. Kim Wiseman (University of Nebraska). Based on Multiple Intelligence Theory, attendees will take the Multiple Intelligence assessment and learn how to develop a goal-setting strategy for addiction clients based on an individual's predominant learning domain out of the seven learning domains of intelligence. This tool has numerous applications that can be used with clients and/or with those one supervises for positive goal-setting for lasting change.

Jennifer Musselman, MA, LMFT, Clinician in Private Practice & Swell Consulting, Santa Monica, CA

D3: Grief As A Barrier To Recovery & A Relapse Factor


Dr. Chastain addresses counseling skills related to the grief process, the experience of loss, and the realities of death. The focus of the presentation is how the process of grief, effects of loss, and the understanding of fears related to death can complicate both the onset and maintenance of addiction recovery. Learning objectives include: analyzing how grief interacts with substance use, addiction recovery, and relapse; explaining the dynamics that can contribute to unexpressed or long term grief; delineating the roles of resolution and acceptance in the grieving process; and examining the value of utilizing a Grief Graph.

David Chastain, PhD, CSAC, Assistant Professor, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN

D4: MAT For Opioid Use Disorder: Switching One Drug For Another Or Using The Best Science To Treat Addiction


Medication to treat chronic illness is a long-standing, evidence-based practice in the medical field that has struggled to be adopted by the field of addiction. Using TIP 43 and other SAMHSA documents, this presentation will describe the history of opioid use, abuse and treatment, review FDA's approved medication with their pros and cons of use, describe the process from induction to maintenance of MAT, and give evidence-based therapeutic approaches. This session is designed to discuss information, challenge our biases and stigmas and offer practical therapeutic interventions to help clients succeed in their recovery from Opioid Use Disorder.

Gregory Hogg, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Veteran’s Administration, Cincinnati, OH

D5: Criminogenic Of The Older Adult With Addiction


The older prisoner/probationer has been overlooked by the justice system. The issues that this population faces both within the correctional institution and post release to the community can overlap. Health, addiction, social and occupational, and mental concerns should be paramount in addressing how the ex-offender re-enters into society. Research is needed in such areas as diversion programs, and hospice and palliative care. Institutional service enhancements for functional, and cognitive impairment could greatly improve the quality of life for the older prisoner or those recently released. Another consideration is the after release follow-up as a social worker, one would recommend collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships to increase social stabilization and decrease recidivism. Working with social services (job-skill training), treatment programs (age-related programs), judicial systems (mental health, drug courts and probation), and policy makers (improve healthcare within the correctional systems) will have positive outcomes for this population. Information presented will address how these areas when utilized with the ex-offender can trigger positive change and lower recidivism.

Maria Dixon, MSW(c), Graduate Assistant, Honors College, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

D6: Positive Psychology Plus Coaching And The Resilient Client


We will discuss Positive Psychology and its applications for the clinician. We will also identify the guiding principles of highly effective coaching that can be used with clients. In addition we will also discuss, based on the Positive Psychology model, how positive emotion, strength, and virtue equal resilience. We will utilize this information to develop a set of coaching skills that clinicians can use that will enhance the client’s effectiveness and ability to thrive through challenges, adversity, and change. This model can be utilized in a variety of settings to achieve lasting change and compliance including criminal justice & probation.

Regina Spicer, MSSA, LSW, LICDC-CS, Program Manager, Front Steps Housing and Services, Euclid, OH

D7: Clinical Techniques For Managing Suicidal Clients


This session will provide professionals of all skills and experience levels, and in all types of settings, with concrete, practical information on suicide assessment and intervention. Participants will be given resources to conduct culturally and developmentally appropriate risk assessments as well as intervention guidelines for treatment and specific strategies and approaches for working with suicidal clients. The session is grounded in research, but it is intended to be highly practical. Participants will walk away with a clear and practical understanding of how to work with suicidal clients in a variety of practice settings.

Darcy Haag Granello, PhD, LPCC-S, CWC, Professor, Counselor Education and Director, OSU Campus Suicide Prevention Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

D8: Utilizing Technology To Promote Recovery


We know that individuals touch their cell phones over 150 times each day. This can be to read a text, email or a look at an app notification. Society uses their cell phones, computers and tablets all the time, sometimes to avoid going out in public and face individuals due to social anxiety and other stressors. In the 21st Century we are seeing more and more options available for individuals to receive care from medical professionals and peers without ever leaving their homes or offices. Recovery has a place in the utilization of technology to assist with continuing care and recovery from behavioral health diagnoses, particularly addictions. This session will identify the leading tools being used in tele-health and information around implementation of these tools to assist clients in continuing their recovery, even after leaving treatment.

Brian Bailys, Founder, ascent, Cleveland, OH

Jody Morgan, Implementation Manager, ascent, Cleveland, OH

D9: Be Informed About Guardianship

Guardianship affects every aspect of a person’s life. Often, alternatives to guardianship can provide needed supports without taking away a person’s rights. This session will provide information about the guardianship process as it relates to clinical services, alternatives to guardianship, and the rights of people who have guardians.

Kristen, Henry, JD, Disability Rights Ohio, Columbus, OH

D10: Transitioning In Treatment: Helpful Hints For Cisgender Clinicians Working With Transgender Clients


More people are feeling safer coming out as transgender than ever before. We are seeing more transgender clients in treatment than ever. So what do we do? When a client informs us they would like to transition or are in the midst of transitioning when they come to treatment, we may freeze. We may not know what to do and we may need help. This session is geared toward cisgender clinicians who may be working with transgender clients or will be working with transgender clients in the future (which is everyone). This session will be experiential in nature, will give clinicians a better understanding of themselves as it relates to their transgender clients, and will offer helpful hints to be more prepared and comfortable working with the trans population. If you are ready and willing to get up and experience gender, clinical work and your own bias, then this is the session for you.

Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC, Owner/Consultant, BGC Consulting, Boston, MA

D11: Squirrel Logic


When we become frustrated with alcoholics and addicts the problem is not them, it is us. It is our expectations of what they should be able to do and understand (but can’t) that causes us grief. It feels like we are working with squirrels! But what should we expect from a person with a “chronic brain disease”? Using a mood-altering drug over time creates fundamental changes to the brain that lead to compulsive and self-destructive behavior. This session looks at the addict’s brain and how this affects thinking and behavior. As we understand the addicted brain we can find ways to intervene more effectively.

Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC, Psychologist/Clinical Director, Talbot Hall, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

D12: Understanding The Cycle Of Anger And Addiction

A therapist once said, "If you cannot learn to manage your emotions; you will never learn to manage your addiction." Addiction is a complex and challenging problem in our society today. This session will provide an understanding of how emotions including anger and addiction are tied together. Methods for treating anger and substance use disorders will be provided. 

Henry Griffin Jr., MSEd, LPCC, LCADC, Partial Hospitalization Program Supervisor; Manager Adolescent Recovery Center; AOD Therapist, Communicare, Inc., Elizabeth, KY

Education Session - Lunch Not Provided
Friday, 8/04/2017
12:30PM – 1:30PM

**There is NOT a fee to attend this session but you MUST PRE-REGISTER. CEUs will be available for this session.

P2: Understanding The Impact Of Trauma On Survivors Of Human Trafficking

Coming Soon

Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), JD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Human Trafficking Law Clinic, & Director and Founder, Legal Writing Academy, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, OH

Concurrent Session E
Friday, 8/04/2017

E1: Effective Treatment Planning For Addiction Counseling


Treatment planning is a critical, but often overlooked, component to providing effective treatment. In this session, participants will learn how to create effective treatment plans by taking on a collaborative approach, considering the client’s level of motivation, and effectively organizing the plan. We will emphasize a person-centered approach to treatment planning, which is compatible with all treatment approaches.

Zachary Hansen, EdD, LADC, NCC, Assistant Professor, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, Center City, MN

E2: Curiosity, Experimentation, Orientation, or Something Else: New Concepts In Teen Sexual Identity


Youth, today, are more willing to consider, explore, and identify with alternative sexuality. This session will provide a basic primer of the vocabulary and attitudes of youth who identify as LGBTQ or are questioning. We will also offer guidelines and suggestions on how counselors can effectively work with youth who identify as other-than-heterosexual.

Douglas Althauser, LICDC-CS, MAC, ICCS, CRC, Esq., Treatment Court Coordinator, Delaware County Juvenile Court, Delaware, OH

E3: Integrating Spirituality & Psychotherapy In Addiction Treatment


The spiritually-based 12-Step Program is the foundation for most treatment programs. Addictions counseling commonly involves 12-Step facilitation as part of its process. Exploring, supporting and enhancing spirituality in client’s recovery is considered key to successful and sustained recovery. This session is geared toward exploring the value of spiritual practices in addictions treatment and ongoing recovery.
Participants will:

1. Examine the fundamental roles that counseling and psychotherapy play in facilitation of clients development of or reconnection with spiritual understanding and practice, whatever form it may take.

2. Learn about the neuroplasticity of the brain and how spiritual practices can create new neural connections which are geared toward attitudes and behaviors which are conducive to sustained and successful recovery.

3. Explore various spiritual practices commonly used in addiction recovery, which can be inclusive or exclusive of religious traditions, and learn how they can be facilitated in addictions counseling.

William Hale, PhD, LICDC-CS, Manager, Glenbeigh Beachwood & Rocky River Outpatient Centers, Rock Creek, OH

E4: What's A "Coffee Nap?" The 101 On Caffeine Addiction


Caffeine is a drug that is often overlooked when assessing and treating our client's mental health and substance use/abuse/dependence, yet people are dying from its use. Come and learn about the surprising uses and foods that contain caffeine as well as caffeine use disorder, caffeine intoxication, withdrawal, and treatment. As a bonus, this session will satisfy 2 required hours of special topics for the OCDPB. By the end of the session, you will be looking forward to your “coffee nap.”

Angie Giltner, MSOL, LSW, LCDC-III, President, Empower Training & Assessment Co., LLC, Wooster, OH

E5: Making It Work: What You Need To Know About Law Enforcement and First Responders To Help Them Be Successful In Addiction Treatment


This session will highlight the specific personality profiles of first responders and how to embrace these characteristics in a treatment setting to promote effective treatment. It will also include discussion of key issues of traumatic stress and highlight the effectiveness of peer programs.

Lisa Callander, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-S, EAP Director, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

Commander Rhonda Grizzell, Columbus Division Of Police, Columbus, OH

E6: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Integrated In Primary Healthcare


Hopewell Health Center (HHC) is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) providing integrated behavioral health and primary healthcare for the population of southeast Ohio. HHC offers 16 locations across 8 counties, serving over 30,000 people each year. Southeast Ohio has been devastated by overdose deaths, drug trafficking, abuse of heroin/fentanyl, and abuse/diversion of prescription and other opioids.

In response to the opiate epidemic HHC has developed a range of well-articulated, integrated, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery programs. Our programs are designed to deliver comprehensive non-opiate medication assisted treatment services to individuals with opiate use disorder. In the Spring of 2016 HHC was awarded a Health Resources and Service Administration Grant (HRSA) to expand access to medication assisted treatment to primary care locations in our region.

The presenters will provide an in-depth look at this highly integrated HRSA Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project. Using an interactive format participants will learn about aspects of the HRSA project, including project development, integration, best practice guidelines, along with workforce support and education which can then be applied to the learner’s home site.

Kate Jiggins, MEd, PhD(c), LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Director, Medication Assisted Treatment Project, Hopewell Health Centers, Athens, OH and Kate J. Counseling, Dublin, OH

Amy Black, MSN, CNP, Primary Care Provider, Hopewell Health Centers, Athens, OH

E7: Opioid Epidemic: Childrens Services & The Invisible Victims Of Addiction

For three years, Ohio has been one of the top states in the nation for opioid overdoses.  State and federal response has focused on access to treatment services and prescribing practices, but has largely ignored the children who are removed from their parents’ custody or become dependent when parents die. This session will use data to address the scope of Ohio’s epidemic and its impact on child welfare, as well as offer a panel of parents who have overcome their own addiction and agency leaders to give first-hand accounts of local challenges.

Orman Hall, MA, Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, Lancaster, OH

Angela Sausser, MA, MSW, LSW, Executive Director, Public Children Services Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH

E8: Animal-Assisted Interventions: Human Animal Collaborations


The media has provided an influx of heart-warming stories about animal’s ability to support, love, and encourage us to preserve. Throughout the various helping/service professions, it is an asset to understand the dynamic relationship of human-animal interaction (HAI) in the lives of our clients/patrons, and to explore integrating animals into their own professional practice. Participants will engage in collaborative discussion about direct (person to person) and mezzo (organizational/program level) HAI theoretical foundations, practical strategies, and ethical considerations. Participants will be introduced to best practices for integrating various animals into practice; animal-assisted interventions (AAI). Several local programs will be highlighted as exemplar opportunities. Shaina, whom is Therapy Dog International certified, will demonstrate the cathartic and supportive impact of having a dog in professional practice. At the closure of the session, participants will be provided with resources for additional information, learning, and practice. Due to the nature of this session we are not permitted to allow other animals in the room.

Aviva Vincent, MSW, PhD(c), Fellow, The Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

E9: Behavioral Addictions: Understanding Problem Gambling, Pornography, Compulsive Shopping & Gaming Addictions


Behavioral addictions, like chemical addictions, involve behaviors which become compulsive, out of control, and are continued despite the negative consequences. Sexual addiction, problem gambling, compulsive spending, along with the Internet, have introduced to our society a new realm of addictive behaviors, along with the devastating impact it has upon the client, the family, and society in general. Behavioral addictions, much like substance addictions, are the habitual drive to continue an action even to the detriment of health and happiness. Individuals with behavioral addictions continue to repeat actions that are harmful to them and to the happiness of those around them, often losing relationships, employment and overall health in the process. This session will address the growing concerns and challenges of assessing and treating the individual with behavioral addictions, as well as the impact it has upon the addiction professional. The role of the Internet in contributing to the development of behavioral addiction will also be discussed, along with the power of the Internet in maintaining these addictive behaviors. A review of the research will be discussed, along with case studies. Dr. Tuell will bring his 33 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction to this presentation.

Christopher Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Clinical Director, Lindner Center of HOPE, Cincinnati, OH

E10: Building A Youth Recovery Continuum Of Care


While there has been an increase in awareness about addiction and recovery support services, very little attention has been paid to youth specific services. Collegiate recovery programs, recovery high schools and alternative peer groups are starting to be implemented in communities across the country. Unfortunately, very few of them exist in comparison to adult recovery support services. Learn about the history of these programs, the benefits of them, strategies for building our youth recovery continuum of care and how to link young people in recovery to these vital services.

Ahmed Hosni, BS, Program Coordinator, The Ohio State University Collegiate Recovery Community, Columbus, OH

E11: Ethics, CCP, MI & Effective Group Management


This session has been canceled due to a speaker emergency. 

Kathleen Caughell, MCJ, LICDC-CS, Clinical CQI Specialist and Clinical Coordinator, Oriana House Inc., Sandusky, OH

E12: Coercive Control: The Dynamics Of Domestic Violence

This interactive training provides participants with an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact that domestic violence can have on individuals and families that you serve. We will talk about how we define domestic violence, tactics perpetrators use to obtain power and control over their partners, the overlap between domestic violence and substance use and abuse, and discuss “why does she stay?”. We will learn about working with both domestic violence offenders and victims, including providing important information on risk and lethality assessments, identifying needs, and supporting safety for victims and accountability and behavior change for offenders. Come with a desire to explore this difficult and complex topic, share with others, have some fun, and leave with some new knowledge and ideas about working effectively with people impacted by domestic violence.

Rachel Ramirez, MA, MSW, LISW-S, Accessibility Project Manager, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Columbus, OH