• 4th National Conference on TRAUMA, Addiction and Intimacy Disorders

    May 3 - 5, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Co-Sponsors

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      The Meadows

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      Newport Academy

    Participating Sponsors

    • The Guest House Ocala
    • Two Dreams Half Banner
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    Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop
    Meets ETHICS Licensing Requirements—3 Hours
     
    1:30–2:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
     
    2:00–5:00 pm Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?*  
    Clifton Mitchell, PhD 
    Clifton Mitchell is an international clinical trainer and keynote speaker who has a love for teaching and over 23 years of training experience. He has taught and written on legal and ethical issues for over 17 years and has trained thousands of mental health professionals in the management of difficult, perplexing legal and ethical issues. He is now introducing his latest  training in an exciting, dynamic game show format. Dr. Mitchell is currently a professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he received the Teacher of the year award in 2002.
    Get your annual legal and ethical CE training in a dynamic, entertaining game show format! This program is designed to test your legal and ethical knowledge while having lots of fun! Management of some of the most perplexing legal and ethical quandaries will be explored. Topics include child abuse, confidentiality, dual relations, suicide, duty to warn, elder abuse, HIPAA, and more. The material is applicable to all disciplines, practices, and states. 

    5:00–7:00 pm Early Conference Registration 
     
     
    5:45–6:45 pm Meet & Greet Reception Sponsored by: U.S. Journal Training, Inc. 

    7:00–9:00 pm Special Evening Presentation
    Oola—Find BALANCE in an Unbalanced Life
    The Oola Guys are co-authors of the International Best Selling book Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World and the newly released Oola for Women. Dr. Dave (OolaSeeker) and Dr. Troy (OolaGuru) are renowned experts in a proper work-life balance. They travel the world, many times in a 1970 VW Surf Bus, collecting dreams and helping people find balance and growth.
    Join the Oola Guys, Dr. Dave and Dr. Troy as they reveal how ‘Balance’ grows your life in the 7 key areas of life (the 7 F’s of Oola)—Fitness, Finance, Family, Field (career), Faith, Friends, and Fun. By revealing how to remove the stress related to a life out of balance, they unlock the greatness that is inside all of us. A better “you”, makes a better family, a better city, and ultimately a better world. The Oola Guys are committed to changing the world with this word and their simple yet life-changing message.
    JT Hodges is an ACM-nominated artist who broke into the country music scene with his Billboard Hot Country charting debut “Hunt You Down.” He has scored several top ten singles since with the songs “Goodbyes Made You Mine”, “Ray Bans” and “Sleepy Little Town”...which was a number 1 record. His new EP After Midnight debuted on September 30th, 2016 and the first single “After Midnight” has already accrued close to a half a million streams on Spotify.
    Level of instruction: all sessions are intermediate/advanced unless otherwise noted
     
    7:45 am Conference Registration
     
    8:00–8:45 am Continental Breakfast Sponsored by  The Meadows 
     
    8:45–9:00 am Conference Opening/Welcome  
             
    9:00–10:30 am
    Trauma, Body, and the Brain: Restoring the Capacity for Synchronicity and Imagination
    Bessel van der Kolk, MD
    Bessel van der Kolk is a clinical psychiatrist whose work integrates mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. His research ranges from the impact of trauma on development and brain imaging, to the use of yoga, neurofeedback, EMDR, and theater for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Bessel is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Trauma Center in Boston, and Co-Director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network (NCTSN). He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several books, including the New York Times best-seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
    The body keeps the score: overwhelming experiences are lived out in heartbreak and gut wrenching sensations, which leaves survivors feeling unsafe, frazzled, on edge, overwhelmed, and shut down. The trauma that started outside is lived out in the theater of the body. As a result, survivors no longer feel safe inside their own skin. Recovery from trauma involves learning how to restore a sense of visceral safety and reclaiming a loving relationship with one’s self, one’s entire organism. Awareness of physical sensations forms the very foundation of our human consciousness. Healing can only occur if survivors can feel safe, self-led, and effective. This presentation will explore how the brain is shaped by experience and how our relationship to ourselves is the product of our synchronicity with those around us, as well as demonstrate specific techniques on bringing these capacities back on-line.
     
    10:30–11:00 amRefreshment Break Breaks will be held each AM and PM

    11:00–12:30 pm
    What We Have Learned: Four Decades of Addiction, Neurobiology, and Treatment Research
    Mark S. Gold, MD
    Mark Gold is a translational researcher, author and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food.  He has published over 1000 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and practice guidelines, including citation classics in cocaine neurobiology, opioid addiction neurobiology and treatment, food and process addictions. He is currently Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards. Dr. Gold was a Professor, Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Alumni Professor during his 25 years at the University of Florida. He is currently Adjunct professor at Washington University.
    Learn about the evolution of drug, tobacco, and alcohol addiction research over the past forty years, where we are today with understanding how drugs affect the body and brain, how addictions—once thought untreatable—are successfully treated, and what the future may look like in this changing field. 
     
    2:00-3:30 pm   Concurrent Workshops
    Understanding and Treating Trauma
    Patrick DeChello, PhD
    Internationally recognized clinical social worker, clinical psychologist, and chemical dependency treatment specialist with over 36 years of experience. He is the author of 32 books and numerous articles in the mental health and chemical dependency fields, featured in numerous publications and author of Ethics and the Law in Clinical Practice. Other titles include Treating Trauma in Children and Adults, Personality Disorders, and Understanding Self-Injury. 
    Very few things can affect an individual as much as being a victim of trauma. The results can be changes in neurochemistry, behaviors that are designed to numb or avoid re-experiencing of the trauma such as substance abuse, obsessive compulsive behaviors and/or psychological such as PTSD, anxiety or a host of other psychological problems. Current research indicates that clients may have experienced a trauma which later becomes manifest in a myriad of pathologies such as addictions to drugs and alcohol, food, sex, self-injury and many more. This session will offer practical input on effective treatment strategies.
     
    Attempted Soul Murder: The Journey Home to Self in the Aftermath of Narcissistic Abuse
    Cindy Westcott, LCSW
    Cindy Westcott, Clinical Director of Milestones has over 29 years experience as clinical social worker, including 22 years in private practice as founder of The Psychological Trauma and Wellness Center of Memphis. She has also developed and facilitated inpatient speciality programs for suicide prevention and for the treatment of complicated grief and PTSD for three different hospitals. 
    The mental health system is currently seeing a flood of individuals who are seeking treatment and support in the aftermath of primary relationships with persons with narcissistic and psychopathic disorders. We will explore and utilize research and theory on attachment, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma bonding (Stockholm Syndrome), mind control, and projective identification to describe how such relationships initially form, and the predictable components of the relationship cycle from idealization through discard. We will also discuss effective treatments and modalities for facilitating and supporting the healing process in the aftermath of such relationships, including Richard Schwartz’ Internal Family Systems and Francine Shapiro’s Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
      Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Overcoming Addiction
    (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    Dave Smith
    Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction treatment program that utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on wisdom and compassion as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.  The mission of Refuge Recovery is to build an extensive and comprehensive network of meetings, groups, programs and communities. Refuge Recovery is committed to the ongoing support of communities that practice, educate, teach and provide Buddhist mindfulness and compassion meditation practices for anyone seeking recovery from addiction. 
    Utilizing Reality Therapy: For Which Clients Does It Fit?
    Clifton Mitchell, PhD
    The application of Reality Therapy in counseling situations is often misunderstood and, thus, it can be an underutilized approach to therapy. This presentation will first review the basic tenets of Reality Therapy with an emphasis on the unique, beneficial aspects to the approach and an explanation of common misunderstandings. This will be followed by a discussion of specific client types where Reality Therapy approaches can be utilized when more common approaches to therapy fail. This program is suitable for those with little to advanced knowledge of Reality Therapy theory.
    4:00–5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops 
    The Heart Connection: Relationship Medicine Bag
    Mary Faulkner, MA, Lee McCormick,  Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP 
    A pioneer in the field of mind and body healing as a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice for the last 25 years, Mary Faulkner is Director of Women’s Programming at Integrative Life Center in Nashville. She has published several books in the field of religion and spirituality.
    Lee McCormick is co-founder of Integrative Life Center, and founder of Spirit Recovery Inc., which produces Sacred Journeys, workshops and other personal growth experiences. Author of Wisdom Recovery Medicine Bag (with Mary Faulkner), and Spirit Recovery, he is executive director of Dreaming Heaven, a documentary on spiritual awakening, and co-creator of Dreaming House in Teotihuacan, Mexico, a group retreat center.
    Holly Cook brings 25 years experience in the addictions and mental health fields to the Integrative Life Center in Nashville. Holly trained with several of the “masters” in the therapy field such as Jay Haley, Chloe Madanes, Luigi Boscolo and William Glasser. In addition to her clinical training and experience, Holly has managed several programs and received numerous awards for her leadership in the United States and Germany. She has provided training on various topics such as trauma and addiction, Motivational Interviewing, adolescent development and treating adolescent substance abuse, developing trauma-informed services and creating effective treatment systems for women on welfare.
    Addiction is a disease of isolation, characterized by damaged belief in self and a long string of broken relationships. It is identified as a primary cause of addiction. Recovery begins by learning how to love one’s self. While that is a noble intention, few of us have a good plan for assisting clients  in accomplishing it. Healing requires a careful  exploration of relationship patterns. Our heart holds the key. The Relationship Medicine Bag becomes the container for our heart’s truth transforming relations with self, others and with life. Through the use of symbol and ceremony participants will experience the transforming power of their Relationship Medicine Bag to heal the heart—a helpful tool for your healing work.
     
    Treatment for Resistant Depression: Classic and Novel Approaches
    Neil Bomar, MD 
    Neil Bomar, a psychiatrist specializing in trauma and addiction related issues, is medical director of Milestones at OnSite in Tennessee.  He has spoken nationally on topics such as opioid addiction and the interface between psychiatry and primary care and consulted for companies providing services to geriatric clients as well as clients with intellectual and developmental disorders. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Bomar has served as medical director to substance abuse treatment centers at the intensive outpatient and residential levels. (Presentation supported by Resolve Diagnostics).  
     
     This workshop will present the newer strategies for treating substance use disorders, depression and anxiety and focus on medication assisted treatment while integrating the use of  such approaches as TMS, trauma resolution, genetic test results and other experiences to augment  clients long-term healing and recovery. Since the enhancement of using genetic testing in decoding and advancing recovery in treatment settings, Dr. Bomar will explain how testing protocols have changed the landscape for treatment considerations. 
    New Perspectives and Techniques for Managing Therapeutic Resistance:  A Social Interaction Model
    Clifton Mitchell, PhD 
    The successful management of resistance is the pivotal point of effective therapy. It is also a critical component in alleviating therapists’ stress. Although most therapists have been trained extensively in theoretical approaches, few have had extensive training in dealing with resistance. This presentation will review many aspects of therapeutic resistance including historic definitions and present a model for resistance that empowers therapists in managing the problem. This is followed by fundamental principles and techniques for avoiding and resolving resistance. The techniques presented are applicable across a wide array of clients and problems and can be integrated with all theoretical approaches.

    Eating Disorders & Food Addiction Research: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going?
    Mark S. Gold, MD
    Can certain foods hijack the brain in ways similar to drugs and alcohol?  Terms like “chocoholic” and “food addict” are part of popular lore, some popular diet books discuss the concept of addiction, and there are food addiction programs with names like Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. Clinicians who work with patients often hear the language of addiction when individuals speak of irresistible cravings, withdrawal symptoms when starting a diet, and increasing intake of palatable foods over time. But what does science show, and how strong is the evidence that food and addiction is a real and important phenomenon?  This presentation covers Dr. Gold’s extensive research over the years in understanding eating disorders and food addiction and diagnostic and treatment considerations.
     
    7:45–8:30 am
    Breath and Meditation Practices for the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    Tommy Rosen
    Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.  He is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder of Recovery 2.0, host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference series. He is the author of Recovery 2:0 Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life.
    Addiction is disconnection. Yoga is union. Addiction is characterized by a sense of lack. Yoga brings wholeness. Addiction is a dis-ease. Yoga brings ease. There is an old yogic saying: If you can control the breath, you can control the mind. Tommy Rosen will share several powerful, yet accessible practices that will add to your personal toolbox and give you an edge in your work with your clients.
     
     8:00–9:00 amContinental Breakfast Sponsored by Newport Academy
     
    9:00–10:00 am
    New Developments in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
    John Briere, PhD
    Associate Professor Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the APA. Author of numerous books including Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation and Treatment. Consultant for the movie, The Room. 
    As our field has discovered the complexity of trauma effects, a variety of new approaches have been developed to treat them. This keynote will outline clinical developments in three areas: titrated exposure, affect regulation training, and mindful processing as they apply to the treatment of traumatized people.

    10:30–11:30 am
    The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction
    Kevin McCauley, MD
    Senior Fellow of The Meadows, a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, and a former U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon, Dr McCauley has also served as the Director of Le Mont Michel, a sober living/recovery management program in Sandy, Utah (2009-2013) and co-founder of the Institute for Addiction Study. He advocates strongly for the rights of recovering persons as patients and as valued members of society. Dr. McCauley also serves as Director of Program Services at New Roads Treatment facility in Sandy, Utah, and is a graduate student in Public Health at the University of Utah.
    The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding, not only about addiction (substance use disorders), but how our brains enable our most human capacities, such as hedonic valuation and decision-making. This lecture summarizes the most current neuroscientific research about addiction—research that explains how the brain constructs pleasurable experiences, what happens when this process goes wrong, and why this can have a dramatic impact in our ability to make proper choices.

    11:30–12:30 pm
    Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self
    Shelley Uram, MD 
    Shelley Uram is a Harvard trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She speaks around the country about psychological trauma and how it often interferes with our ability to thrive in life.  Dr. Uram is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and a Senior Fellow at The Meadows. Dr. Uram has written numerous articles about psychological trauma and the brain, and her new book is titled Essential Living.
    Shelley Uram’s presentation explores finding who we are at our very essence, how our ancient survival brain areas pull our attention away from this essence at a very young age, and how to get it back. When we reclaim our ‘Essential Self’ our happiness and peace return with it.

    2:00–3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
    8 Ways to Wellbeing for Recovering People and Everyone Else
    Sonnee D Weedn, PhD
    Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health care, as well as wisdom keepers from many traditions, Dr. Weedn applies traditional wisdom to a dynamic format. Since 2004, she has provided in-depth psychological assessments of patients at chemical dependency treatment centers. Her reports and recommendations guide individualized treatment planning and interventions designed to maximize treatment outcomes and guard against episodes of relapse.
    About a quarter of the world’s population will suffer some kind of mental health disorder during their lifetime. It is well known that mental health disorders and wellbeing are often intimately linked to lifestyle choices. Evidence shows that Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLCs) can help prevent and treat many psychological disorders. This presentation will identify, describe and discuss each of the eight areas of lifestyle that research indicates are key factors in optimizing mental health. Checklists and worksheets will be provided to assess one’s own opportunities for TLC intervention.

    Advances in Treating Co-Occurring Disorders 
    Patrick DeChello, PhD    
    Skills in both the mental health and the substance abuse areas are required to successfully navigate the treatment arena of dual diagnosed clients. Systems issues, program design, clinician orientation and client motivation all play a significant part in treatment.
     
    Working with the Pain Paradox
    John Briere, PhD
    Although our culture teaches us to avoid “negative” experience, Buddhist and Western psychologies agree that avoiding pain leads to long-term suffering, whereas engaging pain ultimately reduces it. In this way, ongoing trauma- related distress represents access to experiences that can be cognitively, emotionally, and existentially processed. Work with this paradox offers clients the opportunity to change their relationship to the past, thereby decreasing its power over their lives.
     
    'Memo to Self’: Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety
    Kevin McCauley, MD
    Early recovery can be a frightening time, but several groups of professionals have excellent success getting through the first year of sobriety and into long-term remission. This is the exciting new area of “Recovery Management” - the philosophy of organizing coordinated, integrated support systems around people seeking sobriety to help them begin, maintain, and strengthen their recovery. Dr. McCauley describes his experience observing the behaviors adopted and challenges faced by pilots and doctors in professional health programs. Using Recovery Management practices, it is possible to overcome the most difficult part of addiction: making choices with a broken choice system.

    4:00–5:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
    Wisdom Recovery/Heart Reconnection Therapy
    Sonnee Weedn, PhD, Mary Faulkner, MA, Lee McCormick
    Addiction is a disease of isolation, characterized by damaged belief in self and a long string of broken relationships. It is identified as a primary cause of addiction. Recovery begins by learning how to love one’s self. While that is a noble intention, few of us have a good plan for assisting clients  in accomplishing it. Healing requires a careful  exploration of relationship patterns. Our heart holds the key. The Relationship Medicine Bag becomes the container for our heart’s truth transforming relations with self, others and with life. Through the use of symbol and ceremony participants will experience the transforming power of their Relationship Medicine Bag to heal the heart—a helpful tool for your healing work.
     
    The Dark Side: Treating Clients Who Self-Injure and Self-Harm
    Patrick DeChello, PhD 
    Self-injury is more than an maladaptive coping mechanism; it acts like a drug and can be as addictive as any drug of abuse. This presentation provide up-to-date information as to the nature, purpose, etiology and treatments for these behaviors. The relationship of self-injury and trauma will be discussed. Clinicians will also learn the best approaches in dealing with the families of those who self-injure.

    Essential Living: A Game Plan for Aligning Our Brain Function with Our Essential Self 
    Shelley Uram, MD
    This workshop goes into more detail from the earlier Keynote about our brain function and reclaiming our ‘Essential Self’.

    Working with Easily Triggered and “Acting Out” Trauma Survivors
    John Briere, PhD
    Many of the most troubling long-term effects of interpersonal trauma is the tendency for some survivors to be involved in externalizing or “acting out” behaviors. This workshop will describe the typical process through which this occurs, including the notion of “triggering”, affect dysregulation, and tension reduction behaviors. Interventions specifically useful for such individuals will be explored.
     
    7:45–8:30 am Breath and Meditation Practices for the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction (This session not offered for CE Credit)
    (See Description Thursday morning)
    Tommy Rosen
    9:00–10:00 am   Trust The Process
    Andrea Barthwell, MD, FASAM
    Founder and Director at Two Dreams Outer Banks, Dr. Barthwell served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan. Following post-graduate training she began her practice in the Chicago area.  Dr. Barthwell served as President of the Encounter Medical Group, is a Past President of The American Society of Addiction Medicine and Chief Medical Officer of The Manor.
    NIDA has defined the elements of treatment but many new behavioral health programs resist adoption of these scientifically derived principles. This presentation will compare and contrast two treatment processes that focus on disparate  outcomes. Our goal should be informing a comprehensive bio-psycho-social-spiritual-emotional assessment which is used to develop actionable treatment plans aimed at producing resilient, sustained recovery.
     
    10:30–11:30 am  Thou Shalt Not: The Crossroads between Moral Injury  and PTSD/Trauma   
    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP 
    Judy Crane has three decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003, she created The Refuge-A Healing Place. In 2008, Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering Trauma Retreats and a nationally renowned certification training curriculum. Most recently, Judy created a luxury treatment center, The Guest House in Ocala, FL that focuses on healing trauma and treating addiction simultaneously. Author of The Trauma Heart: Stories of Survival, Hope, and Healing.
    This presentation will correlate the phenomenon of relapse as a survival mechanism to provide relief, respite, avoidance, medicating or numbing feelings of pain, remorse, guilt or shame surrounding trauma and PTSD as well as explore the crossroads with Moral Injury, the Soul Wound. Additionally research, case studies, and exercises will be provided to define a deeper understanding of trauma, PTSD and its Soul Sister, Moral Injury. Relapse will be defined as relapse in substance and alcohol addiction, process addictions, mental health diagnoses and relapse in self-defeating behaviors. The history of Moral Injury, codes of religious dogma, spiritual beliefs and codes of honor will be described. 

    11:30–12:30 pm Out of the Doghouse: Healing Relationships Affected by Digital Infidelity  
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    Author, international lecturer, and expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality; Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health; founder of Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles. He is an author and media expert who has appeared on CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Dr. Drew, and the Today Show. Author of Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn and Love Addiction and newly-released Out of the Doghouse. 
    What defines cheating today in our age of webcams, online porn and “adult friend finder apps”? Out of the Doghouse is designed to help attendees gain insight into the meaning and experience of relationship infidelity in the digital age-for both ‘cheater’ and spouse. Today, clinicians and hurting couples need new language and revised skill-sets to get beyond 20th century, “analog-understandings” of cheating” to actively help such couples rebuild relationship trust. New tools are especially important, “after the affair” when anger and emotional instability tend to rule the roost. This talk provides a reset for professionals working with those acting out their needs and desires in a digital world, while offering new views toward addressing sexual and romantic acting out- via social media and the web. 
     
    1:45–3:15 pm Concurrent Workshops
    Music Therapy: How to Utilize Your Client’s Closest Friend As a Tool for the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction   
    Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
    Tim Ringgold is Director of Sonic Divinity LLC in Orange County, CA where  he specializes in music therapy for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  Tim also directs the music program at Newport Academy. He gave the first TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012, and is a regional president of the American Music Therapy Association. 
    In this interactive and informative workshop, you will learn the science behind why music and music therapy are such an integral and evidence based part of achieving the clinical goals of anxiety reduction, interpersonal connection, and more.
     
    Progress, Not Perfection—Principles of Process Driven Care  
    Andrea Barthwell, MD, FASAM
    If one searches online for treatment, or for any number of treatment-related keywords, the modern consumer will see intense competition for the public’s attention.  This workshop will focus on what the licensed clinician can do on the “NOW” (no other way) within the treatment setting. Elements include declaring your intention, setting your direction, and putting truly individualized treatment plans into action, allowing clinicians to work with personal integrity and expect progress, though not perfection, in efforts to provide excellent clinical care. The workshop will highlight those best practices with a focus on assessment for treatment planning, delivery of treatment services for outcomes, transition management for stability and resilience, and monitoring for success.
     
    Family Therapy Updated for the Digital Age: Understanding the Role of Social Media and Digital Technology in the Lives  of Our Clients  
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    While much fear and hype has been created in the past decade by well-meaning clinicians and the media, the actual role and effect of digital media on American family life has yet to be fully understood and researched. So what can a useful, caring counselor or therapist offer today to families struggling with issues such as digital boundaries, cyberbullying and tech stressors, as well as problems like online gaming, gambling and sexuality? This workshop gives attendees a chance to revisit, reshape and challenge their beliefs about how digital technology is affecting family life, relationships, school and the workplace.
     
    3:30–5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops
    Music Therapy: How to Utilize Your Client’s Closest Friend As a Tool for the Treatment of Trauma and Addiction
    Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
    (Repeat of 1:45–3:15 pm Workshop)
     
    Experiential Therapy with PTSD/Addiction Clients 
    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP
    Experiential therapy in its many forms is an exciting aspect of treatment that allows the client to create new ways of coping with and handling their trauma and addiction(s).  In this workshop, participants will see and experience a variety of therapies that create new and synergistic healing for trauma survivors and addicts. Presented will be aspects of a number of these therapies that the participant will be able to utilize in their own practice and expand the strategies and metaphors that clinicians use in their work helping clients heal.
     
    Sex Addiction 101: The Basics  
    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    In the real world, tens of thousands of men and women daily voluntarily choose to attend sexual addiction 12 step programs and related therapies. Yet in the clinical world, the DSM 5 does not acknowledge the issue (Hypersexual Disorder), while many consider it a joke, a form of social control or simply “an excuse” for bad behavior. This talk is designed to offer realistic, useful insight into the problem of compulsive/addictive porn use, infidelities and other sexual acting out (on and offline). The talk will provide insight into the process addictions, their treatment and the empathic insight required to view this problem for what it is—the adult expression of early complex trauma and attachment loss.

     

    Ethical Mindfulness: Integrating Buddhist Ethics into Meditative Practice

    Dave Smith 

    (this session not offered for CE Credit)

    There is no limit to what can be said about the practice of mindfulness. New areas of science, such as the field of contemplative neuroscience, are emerging to study the effects of mindfulness meditation on the human brain. Despite the increasing diversity of views among different mindfulness communities, one thing remains clear: mindfulness has positive mental and emotional consequences for those who practice it. As mindfulness enters a world with epidemic anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction the need for practices that hold kindness and compassion as a core value is overwhelmingly obvious and without significant remedy. Ethical mindfulness offers a Buddhist framework on how we can understand, and therefore overcome, suffering.

     

    POST CONFERENCE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP

    Friday Evening, May 5 (6:00–8:00 pm) and Saturday May 6 (9:00 am–4:00 pm)

    8 Hours for Continuing Education

    Heart Reconnection Therapy

    Often those who do the healing forget to take enough time for themselves. This is an opportunity to learn by receiving the healing benefits of Heart Reconnection Therapy. HRT represents a significant shift in the client/therapist relationship, facilitating deep healing. 

    Holly Cook, LPC-MHSP, Mary Faulkner, MA, Lee McCormick, Sonnee Weedn, PhD

    • Experience the healing benefits of a Meditation Circle. 

    • Participate in the Sweat Lodge or join in Sacred Circle Outside the Lodge. 

    • Enjoy a delicious lunch.

     

    For those seeking CE Credit for the Post Conference Workshop

    The following Boards WILL NOT OFFER CE Credit for this 8 hour event

    APA (American Psychological Association) 

    NASW (National Association of Social Work Board) 

    ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) 

    SPECIAL FOCUS ON:
    * Trauma - Body and Brain
    * Treating Complex Trauma
    * Neuroscience of Addiction
    * Proven Driven Care
    * Digital Infidelity
    * Co-Occurring Disorders
    * Experiential and Expressive Therapy
    * Breath and Meditation 
    * Narcissistic Abuse
    * Heart Reconnection Therapy
    * BALANCE: Maintaining Equilibrium

    Conference Objectives
    Participants will be able:
    1.  To identify effective treatment approaches for successfully treating trauma, addictive disorders, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, as well as other psychological and behavioral issues.
    2.   To be able to discern symptoms and characteristics manifested in these disorders and to diminish/correct their negative impact on the client’s interpersonal and family relationships.
    3.   To identify the key implications of neuroscience research as it applies to addictive disorders, trauma, process addictions, the resistant client and other issues in recovery  
    4.  To identify several key advances in the mental health and addiction fields resulting from research and practice innovations.

    Limited Number of Exhibit Spaces Available
    For more information contact:
    Lorrie Keip Cositore -Email-lorriek@hcibooks.com
    1-800-851-9100 x.220

    Join Us in Nashville at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Nashville Downtown

    Conference Site
    DoubleTree by Hilton-Nashville Downtown
    315 4th Avenue North  
    Nashville, TN 37219
    Phone: 800-222-8733

    Conveniently located in the heart of Music City USA. Within blocks to the downtown Historic district, Bridgestone Arena, LP Field, Country Music Hall of Fame, Music City Center, Tennessee  Performing Art Center and the State Capitol. Located within minutes of all major interstates, I-40, I-65 and I-24. U.S. Journal  Training has reserved a block of rooms for registrants until  April 5th, (but, room block may sell out prior to that date). Room rates are $189 single/double (plus tax). Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. For reservations call  800-222-8733 and mention “U.S. Journal Conference” or Reserve Online at http://group.doubletree.com/NashvilleTrauma to receive our conference rate. 

    Hotel valet parking is $30.00 (overnight guests) and $18.00 for conference attendees, per day. Additional parking is also available at Public Square Garage, 350 Deaderick St., UBS Tower Garage at 315 Deaderick St. and MTA Garage at 400 Charlotte Ave.  

     

    Transportation to the Hotel

    Jarmon Shuttle Service from the Airport to the hotel is currently $25.00 one way /$35.00 round trip. Call 615-275-0146 to book your reservation or online at https://jarmontransportation.hudsonltd.net/res  Taxis are also available at approximately $25.00 each way.

     
    Faculty
    Andrea Barthwell, MD, FASAM
    Andrea Grubb Barthwell, MD, FASAM, is an internationally renowned physician that has been a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine within the American Addiction Society of Medicine (ASAM) and a contributor to the field of alcoholism and addiction treatment. She is a past president of ASAM, was a
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    Neil Bomar, MD
    Neil Bomar, a psychiatrist specializing in trauma and addiction related issues, is medical director of Milestones at OnSite in Tennessee.  He has spoken nationally on topics such as opioid addiction and the interface between psychiatry and primary care and consulted for companies providing services
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    John Briere, PhD
    Associate Professor Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. He is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology f
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    Holly Cook, LPC
    Holly brings 25 years experience in the addictions and mental health fields to the Integrative Life Center. She received trainings over the years with several “masters” including Jay Haley, Chloe Madanes, Luigi Boscolo and William Glasser. Holly has managed several programs and received numerous awa
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    Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP
    Her presentations and seminars on Trauma, Resilience, PTSD and sexual trauma resolution are widely known, and she has 3 decades of experience working in both residential and out-patient settings. In 2003 she created The Refuge-A Healing Place.  In 2008 Spirit2Spirit Healing was created offering
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    Patrick DeChello, PhD, MSW
    Internationally recognized clinical social worker, clinical psychologist, and chemical dependency treatment specialist with well over 36 years of experience. He is the author of 32 books and numerous articles in the mental health and chemical dependency fields, featured in numerous publications and
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    Mary Faulkner, MA
    Mary Faulkner, M.A., holds a master’s degree in Religious Education with a focus in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction. She is a pioneer in the field of mind and body healing as a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice for the last 30 years. Mary is a co-founder of Integrative Li
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    Mark Gold, MD
    Mark Gold is a translational researcher, author and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food. He has published over 1000 peer reviewed scientific articles, texts, and practice guidelines, including citation classics in cocaine
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    Kevin McCauley, MD
    Dr. McCauley is the Director of Clinical Services, New Roads Treatment Centers, Sandy, Utah.
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    Lee McCormick
    Lee McCormick is co-founder of Integrative Life Center, and founder of Spirit Recovery Inc., which produces recovery conferences, Sacred Journeys, workshops and other personal growth experiences. Author of Spirit Recovery Medicine Journal and Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag (with Mary Faulkner). He is
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    Clifton Mitchell, PhD
    Clifton Mitchell, PhD, is an international clinical trainer, keynote speaker, and the author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients. For the past fifteen years he has trained thousands of mental health professionals on methods of managing resistance in therapy. He also cre
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    Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
    Tim Ringgold is Director of Sonic Divinity LLC in Orange County, CA where  he specializes in music therapy for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  Tim also directs the music program at Newport Academy. He gave the first TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012, and is a regional presid
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    Tommy Rosen
    Yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction. He is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga & Recovery a
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    Dave Smith
    Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, speaker, and author. He is empowered to teach by Noah Levine of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and received training in Buddhist psychology from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. As a long-time Budd
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    Shelley Uram, MD
    Dr. Uram is a Harvard trained, triple board certified psychiatrist who is a Senior Fellow at The Meadows. Dr Uram is a Distinquished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and teaches psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
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    Bessel van der Kolk, MD
    Clinical Consultant and a Senior Fellow at The Meadows, Bessel van der Kolk is one of the world’s foremost authorities on post traumatic stress disorders and other related disorders. He has been Medical Director of the Trauma Center in Boston for over 30 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Bos
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    Sonnee Weedn, PhD
    Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health care, as wel
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    Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
    Author, international lecturer, and expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality; Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health; founder of Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles. He is an author and media expert who has appeared on CNN, T
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    Board Approvals

    CONTINUING EDUCATION
    21 Contact Hours Available
    3 HOURS Pre-Conference ETHICS Workshop May 2
    18 HOURS Full Time Conference (6 hours each day) May 3–5

    American Psychological Association (APA)
    Psychologists: U.S. Journal Training, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists. U.S. Journal Training, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA meets requirements for MCEP/CA psychologists.

    Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
    US Journal Training, Inc., #1143 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. US Journal Training, Inc., maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 12/5/16=12/5/18. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

    Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors of Tennessee
    Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors of Tennessee

    California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)
    California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE). Provider #CP20687C0816.  

    California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CBBS)
    California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider #PCE 78—Course meets the qualifications for 21 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.(not exceeding maximum credit hours for the conference).

    California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
    California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN). Provider #10512.  

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP-E1)
    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, Provider approved by CCAPP-E1. Provider number OS-86-057-0518 FOR 21CEHs.

    Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF)
    Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF).

    Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida (No. 17A)

    EAP Association/EACC Program
    EAP Association/EACC-program approved for PDHs not exceeding maximum credit hours for the conference.

    Florida Board of Nursing
     Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #50-2076

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
    State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for Mental Health Counselors, Clinical Workers and Marriage/Family Therapists. Provider #50-2076.

    National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
    National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Approved Education Provider Program #10069.

    National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Provider #886357585.

    National Board for Certified Counselors (N0. 5130)
    U.S. Journal Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. US Journal Training Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Full-Time conference attendees who complete all required evaluation and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day in attendance.
     
    Note: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility of this training to meet your CEU requirement.
     
     ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs by March 29, 2017. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.


    Full-Time Registration (May 3-5, 2017)
    up to 18 hours
    Tuition: $465.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $415.00
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    Daily Registration Thur, May 4, 2017
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $150.00
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    Daily Registration Fri, May 5, 2017
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $150.00
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    Daily Registration Wed, May 3, 2017
    6 core CEs
    Tuition: $170.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $150.00
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    Ethics Workshop, Tues., May 2, 2017
    3 core CEs
    Tuition: $80.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $60.00
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    Heart Reconnection Therapy Workshop, Fri-Sat, May 5-6, 2017
    No core CEs
    Tuition: $115.00 Register by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 for: $95.00
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    Early Registration Rate:
    Registrations received or processed by midnight (EST) March 29, 2017 will qualify for the early rate.

    Group Discount:
    Groups of TWO or MORE registrations, entered on one order, receive a 10% Discount per registration! This offer applies to conference registrations only and cannot be combined with other discounts/coupon offers.

    REGISTRATION POLICIES: Check, credit card information or agency purchase order must be attached to this registration form. All registration fees are refundable, less a $50.00 processing fee, when requests for cancellation are submitted in writing and postmarked by April 12. No refunds are available after April 12.
     
    Other ways to register:

    By Phone: 800-441-5569 or 954-360-0909. Please have your MC/Visa/AMEX number ready. (Business Hours are M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET)

    By Fax: 954-360-0034. Registration by fax requires credit card information or agency purchase order accompanied by a completed registration form. Get Registration Form: Include MC/Visa, AMEX number, exp. date, security code and signature.

    By Mail: Registration by mail requires check, credit card information or agency purchase order accompanied by a completed registration form. Get Registration Form Please make checks payable to: U.S. Journal Training, Inc.

    Mail to:
    U .S. Journal Training/Trauma - Nashville
    3201 SW 15th St
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190

    When you provide a check for payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. For inquiries please call 954-360-0909.

    Your name and address will be added to our mailing list unless otherwise requested.

    ADA accommodation will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate your needs no later than 5 weeks prior to the conference start date, USJT phone 800-851-9100. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.

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