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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 7, 2013






7:30am - 8:30am Registration/Welcome Coffee & Visit Exhibits ‐ Refreshments sponsored by Ammon Analytical Laboratory, LLC
8:30am - 10:30am Opening/Welcome

Drug Rehab Performance
House of Freedom

Big Problem, Tragic Results
Dr. Lisa Boesky
10:30am - 11:00am Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits ‐ Refreshments sponsored by Optum
11:00am - 12:30pm 10 Workshops - Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
The Forgotten Ones: Families of our Military Heroes

Laurie Reid

Bad, Mad, Sad, or Too Glad: Misconceptions About Depression, Dysthymia, and Bipolar Disorder in Teens & Young Adults

Dr. Lisa Boesky
Relationship Detox: Helping Chemically Dependent Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Mark Sanders

The Therapeutic Community Approach: Overview of Essential Elements and Adaptations for Special Populations and Settings

Dr. George DeLeon
Patient Diagnostic Differences and Demographics at an Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit

Dr. Madelyn Cabrera
Dr. Jesus Perez


The Florida BRITE Project: Screening and Brief Interventions for Older Adult at Risk of Substance Misuse

Dr. Lawrence Schonfeld
Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change Addictive Behavior Using Smoking Cessation as the Model

Andree Aubrey

Preserving Relationship Stability in Early Recovery

Dr. Thomas Hofmann
Julia Corbett

Child Welfare and Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMH) Integration

Laura Naredo
Kate Prendiville

Raving Fans - Transforming Your Organization’s Culture and Client Experience

Paul Duck

Sponsored by Netsmart

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm - 3:30pm 10 Workshops - Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
Secondary Traumatic Stress Exposure: The Perils of Trauma Work

Nelson Lucca
From Affordable Care Act to Patient Brokering: Reframing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Business Models in 2013

Jeffrey Lynne, Esq.
Michael Weiner, Esq


An Evidence-based Model for Integrating Prevention and Wellness

Dr. Chudley Edward Werch

Advanced Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment

Dr. Troy Pulas
Judith Magnon


Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care: National, State & Local Development

Mark Engelhardt
Les Stratford


Components of Effective Wrap-Around Services: Innovations and Best Practices

Dr. Kimberly McGrath
Dr. Gihan Omar

Appropriate Use of Mental Health Medications in Children

Dr. Gary Henschen
Pat Hunt

Employment Services in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment

Lisette Rosales

Cognitive Behavioral Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders

Dr. Ken Robinson

Treating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues with CBT/REBT

Robert Whitford

3:30pm - 3:45pm Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits ‐ Refreshments sponsored by Bridges of America
3:45pm - 5:15pm 10 Workshops - Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
Employment Issues and Trends: When is a Job More than a Job?

Cheryl Brown

Effective Family Work in Addiction Treatment

John Harden

Innovation & Coordination: The Keys To Providing Accountable Care in A World of Integration

Paul Duck

Sponsored by Netsmart

Medication Assisted Treatment 101

Dr. Deborah Orr

Sponsored by Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Region IV

Breaking the Cycle: Hope for Families Experiencing Teen Abuse and Violence Within the Home

Laurie Reid
Elaine Morgan
Edmond Morgan

Marketing in New Health Care Age

Mary Ruiz

Interventions for the Substance Exposed Child

Kay Doughty
Mark Vargo
Jackie Griffin


Strategies to Decrease Technical Violators from Returning to Prison

Dr. Ralph Fretz
Dr. Robert Mackey


Diagnostic Criteria: ASAM/DSM-5 Update

Gerald Shulman

Enhancing Engagement By Helping Families Understand the Symptom Profiles of Their Children vs Diagnostic Categories

Dr. Gihan Omar
Dr. Kimblery McGrath
Dr. Jesus Perez


5:30pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception sponsored by WellCare/Staywell


Thursday, August 8, 2013

7:30am - 8:30am Networking Coffee & Visit Exhibits - Refreshments sponsored by Magellan Complete Care
8:30am - 10:00am General Session

Managing Change: Navigating the New Cross-Generational Culture
Marilyn Moats Kennedy
10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits – Refreshments sponsored by Magellan Complete Care
10:30am - 12:00pm 10 Workshops - Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
The Complex Challenges Facing Women Veterans

Laurie Reid
Community-Based Treatment Alternatives for Justice-Involved Youth in Child Welfare

Dr. Norin Dollard

Solution Focused Conflict Resolution Skills
Part 1


Dr. Arlene Brett Gordon

Improving Continuity of Care for Patients with Schizophrenia

Dr. Jasmin Johnson
Integration: Behavioral and Primary Physical Health Care

Diana Murray
Drug Offender Treatment - Lessons Learned: New Challenges from Institution to Community

Bob Neri

Identifying and Understanding the Neuropsychological Symptoms of Dementia

Dr. Christine Caulfield

Hoarding: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Marcia Monroe

Fostering Success: Addressing The Treatment Needs Of Foster Children

Kevin Bochenek
Kate Prendiville

The Three A’s of a Successful Agency: Accountability, Accessibility, and Affordability

David Bucciferro
12:00pm - 1:30pm Awards Luncheon - Sponsored by Magellan Complete Care, iDashboards, Lakeview Health Systems, and Milner Technologies, Inc.
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break to Visit Exhibitors
1:45pm - 3:15pm 10 Workshops - Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
Stopping the Madness: Safely Reducing Length of Stay for Residential Youth Through High Parent Involvement

John Burek
Performance and Outcomes that Demonstrate Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Interventions

Jack Feinberg
Neil Gaer


Solution Focused Conflict Resolution Skills
Part 2


Dr. Arlene Brett Gordon

Dealing with the Rebel in the Family

Dr. Mitchell Wallick

Understanding and Overcoming Challenges of Working with Persons Who are Homeless

Alexandria Bodden
Robyn Hardie


How to Create Integrated Healthcare at Your Agency

Liz Harden
Dr. Stephen Straubing
Bradley Herremans


Compassion Fatigue: Helplessness, Hopelessness & Burnout

Noel Holdsworth


Understanding and Incorporating Trauma Informed Care Practices into Current Agency Functioning

Jennifer Barr

Increasing Resilience in Children of Parents with Severe Mental Illness

Jennifer Richardson

Suicide Risk Assessment Training

Melissa Witmeier

3:15pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits – Refreshments sponsored by Magellan Complete Care
3:30pm - 5:30pm            Miracle on Luckie Street: From Homeless Drug Addict to Multimillionaire
Bob Williamson

Biology of Addiction
Dr. Daniel Logan

Exhibitor Punch Card Prize Drawings
7:30pm - 9:00pm            Movie Screening
The Anonymous People


Friday, August 9, 2013

7:30am - 8:30am Networking Coffee & Visit Exhibits - Refreshments sponsored by The Palm Beach Institute
9:00am - 10:30am Opening Remarks
Dr. John Armstrong, Florida Surgeon General, DOH Secretary

Achieving Transformation in Healthcare through Integration
Dr. Benjamin Miller,
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:15pm 5 Mini Plenaries – Audio/Visual sponsored by Magellan Complete Care and Community Education Centers
Marijuana Update: Facts, Research, and Medical Marijuana

Kevin Sabet

Dr. Sabet will present this presentation live via webconference. Screens will be set up so that attendees can view the presenter and his presentation.
Practical Considerations for the Implementation of Integration

Dr. Benjamin Miller
Dr. Shandra M. Brown Levey

Veteran Informed Care: Learning the Culture, Trauma and Resources

Scott Swaim
Using Technology to Enhance Treatment Effectiveness: Trends, Application, and Glitches

Kim Johnson

Bullying in the Digital Age

Dr. Patricia Agatston

Sponsored by Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Region IV