Workshop Materials

Tuesday, August 7

3 Pre-Con Workshops (Sponsored by Department of Children and Families)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop #1 – (Criminal Justice)
The Sequential Intercept Model To Promote Community Alternatives to the Criminal Justice System
Patti Griffin, PhD, Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

Workshop #2 – (Medicaid)
Handbook Revisions and Preventing Audit Exceptions
Bill Hardin

Workshop #3 – (Clinical)
The Brain Loves Novelty:  Effective Counseling Strategies and Creative Techniques
Heidi O’Toole, MS


Wednesday, August 8

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Opening/Welcome, Plenary Speaker
Once a Warrior Always a Warrior

Charles Hoge, MD

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break – Sponsored by Florida Insurance Trust

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

10 Workshops

Mental Health
Beyond the Orbit of Mental Health: Why Mental Health Recovery Isn't Enough

Gary Henschen, MD
Tom Lane

Mental Health
Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Changing Models of Care in an Evidence-Based World

Katherine Schroeder Valerie Westhead, MD

Substance Abuse
Matching Evidence-Based Practice to Client Needs – An Outpatient Model

Kay Doughty

Substance Abuse Utilizing Matrix Model in Drug Courts

Donna Johnson

Prevention of
Co-Occurring Disorders: A Community Health and Wellness Approach

Bianca Basile-Srivastava
David Spivey

Hot Topic  Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Culturally Diverse Communities
- Handout -
Michael Dozier

Management Strength-Based Supervision

Additional Document

Julie Radlauer
Marci Ronik

The Woman Veteran: Who Are Today’s Women Veterans, Who Came Before Them?

Laurie Reid

Child Welfare  
An Update on the Prescription Drug Crisis

Jason Baker Fields

Hot Topic  
Whole Health Integrated Care Reduces Cost and Improves Quality of Life

Melissa Arnott, Donald J. Panto II

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

10 Workshops

Mental Health
Treating Comorbidity and Ancillary Services

Darlene Silvernail, PhD

Mental Health
Utilizing Evidence Based and Peer Programs as Jail Diversion in Mental Health and Specialty Courts

Judi Evans
Karen Levy

Substance Abuse
7 Developmental Tasks of Recovery: The Role of the Recovery Coach and Therapist

Mark Sanders

Substance Abuse
Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Gary Henschen
Fred Waxenberg, PhD

Building a Healthier Community:  Converting Data for Action

PPT Slides

Panel –
Ellen Piekalkiewicz
James Hall
Tracey Kaly

Criminal Justice
Project Recovery Enhancement Program Overview

Manuel Wolfe

Wipe Out Burnout:  The Organizational Response to Enhance Staff Resilience

Markus Dietrich

Therapeutic Community and Veterans Treatment: An Integrated Approach

Ed Roberts
Jim Elder
(Charles Hoge, MD)

Child Welfare
Care for Your Pregnant Clients: Unique Challenges

Connie Kern, LMHC, CD (DONA), CCCE

Hot Topic
Innovative Approaches for Transforming a Performance Measurement System into a Rapid Learning System

Larry Williams
Mike Whetstone

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break – Sponsored by WellCare of Florida, Inc.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

10 Workshops

Mental Health
Do Psychotropic Medications Promote Recovery and Resiliency?

Gary M. Henschen
Pat Hunt

Mental Health
Managing Entities – What Community Providers Need to Know

Stephenie Colston Malone Smith

Substance Abuse
Slipping Through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders

Mark Sanders

Substance Abuse
Evidence-Based Correctional Drug and Alcohol Evaluations: Critical Policy and Cost Containment Implications

Ralph Fretz

Ethics in Prevention

Pierluigi Mancini

Criminal Justice
The Sequential Intercept Model: How Alachua County Maximizes Jail Diversionary Programs

Leah Vail
Alan H. Paulin

Throwing Your Organization a Lifeline for Strategic Decisions: The Power of Using Human Resource Data as a Pillar for Your Agency Metrics

Scott Skyberg

The Impact of Psychological and Cognitive Injuries of War on Domestic Violence and Mental Health Treatment: Continuing the Trend Toward Improved Quality of Services for Veterans and Their Families

Irvin Morales
Fannie Cocalides

Child Welfare
Clinical Response Teams: Improving Outcomes for Children and Families in the Dependency System

Kelly Stone

Hot Topic
The New Health Age: A High Level Look at the Future of Healthcare and Behavioral Health in America

Paul M. Duck

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Janssen


Thursday, August 9

8:30 am - 10:00 am

General Session
The Addicted Brain
Mark Gold, MD

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10 Workshops

Mental Health
Creating Employment Opportunities for Persons with Mental Health Disabilities

Harold Thornton

Mental Health
The Power of Peers in Mental Health


Jean LaCour, PhD
David Johnson, PhD

Substance Abuse
A-CRA: In-Home/On-Site Substance Abuse Techniques

Paul Staffelbach
Linda Beauregard
Pam Ungvary
Danny Blanco

Substance Abuse
Best Practices for Improving Access to Services: A Process Benchmarking Exercise

Paul Lefkovitz, PhD

Sustainability Strategies for Prevention Coalitions

Dominica McBride

Criminal Justice
Horizon in Prison

Chuck Rabaut
Cecropia S. Ballard
Agnes Furey

The Next Step in Health Care: Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

Constanza Covarrubias
Emy Pesantes

Coordinating and Integrating Behavioral Healthcare and Supportive Services for Veterans, Military Personnel and Families

Fannie Cocalides
Dave Kershaw, PhD
Tracy Hejmanowski, PhD

Child Welfare
Child Protection Transformation in Florida

Kellie Sweat Darnell

Hot Topic
The Power to Make a Difference

Frances Boyde, PhD

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon – sponsored by Bridges of America and United Behavioral Health

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

10 Workshops

Mental Health
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Elizabeth Martin, ARNP Debbie Burton, ARNP-BC

Mental Health
The Recovery Community – The Next Civil Rights Movement?

Jeffrey C. Lynne, JD Michael S. Weiner

Substance Abuse
Integrated Care: How Behavioral Health Organizations Can Positively Impact Communities Plagued by Prescription Drug Abuse

Doug Leonardo
Tracey Kaly

Substance Abuse
Addressing Issues of Pain in Adults in Substance Abuse Treatment

Holly Hills
Acknowledge co-author

Cultural Competency Within Substance Abuse Prevention

Dominica McBride

Criminal Justice
Innovation in Drug Courts and Family Dependency Treatment Courts

Roger Peters
Kathleen Moore
Jack Espinosa

Integrated Case Management Systems: “Cloud Case Management”

Anne Posey
Mark Godwin

Your Story Matters

Nawal Aboul-Hosn, PhD LtC Judith Mathewson

Child Welfare
Use of Family Intervention Specialists in the SunCoast Region

Ivon Koss

Criminal Justice
Female Offenders:  What Do Women Want, What Do Women Need?

Angela Mims

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Plenary Session
Transforming Stigma into Strength
Mike Veny


Friday, August 10

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Closing Session
Health Reform, Medicaid and Behavioral Health: Significant Issues and an Uncertain Future

Vernon K. Smith, PhD

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12:15 pm

5 Mini Plenaries

How to Prepare for Health Reform Implementation

Gabrielle de la Gueronniere

Innovative Jail Diversion Programs:  Mental Health  and Veteran’s Court (Marion County Model)

Judge Jim McCune
Salena Favors
John Podkomorski
Ben Christian
Susan Berg
John Rose Alina Stoothoff

Moving Behavioral Healthcare to the Next Milestone

Kate Lyon

Pharmacology Update

Paul Doering

Opioid Use During Pregnancy:  Treatment Strategies for Women, Babies and Children

Panel Discussion:
Marylou Behnke, MD
Kay Roussos-Ross, MD
Tamara D. Warner, PhD