• Understanding Adolescent Trauma Through Authentic Connection - A One-Day Symposium for Addictions & Mental Health Professionals

    October 26 - 26, 2018
    New York, NY

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      Newport Academy

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    8:00-8:45 am Registration

     

    8:45–9:00 am Welcome   
    Jamison Monroe, Jr.,  Founder/CEO, Newport Academy

    9:00–10:30am
    Trauma, Impaired Attachments,  and Fostering Resilience:Beyond The Medical Model
    Gabor Maté, MD

    A medical doctor recently retired from active practice, Dr Maté was a family physician for two decades and for seven years served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For 12 years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver’s unique Supervised Injection Site, North America’s first such facility. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention deficit disorder and other childhood developmental issues, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psycho-physiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss. He is the author of four best-selling books including When The Body Says No: Exploring The Stress-Disease Connection and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction. Gabor is the recipient of an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University and an Honorary Degree of Law from the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2017 he was named among 150 Canadians as a Difference Maker in Mental Health by the Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. This year, he was granted his country’s highest civilian distinction, the Order of Canada.  
    Childhood and adolescent diagnoses are burgeoning in North America, with increasing rates of ADHD, anxiety, autism, conduct disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, depression and addictive patterns. These conditions are often regarded as biological brain diseases rooted largely in genetic inheritance or, on the other hand, as behavior problems to be controlled by means of cognitive teaching or external regulation.  Gabor Maté shows that the sources of these dysfunctions are to be found in the disturbed attachments of children to the adult world in this stressed and increasing fragmented culture and, in many cases, in childhood trauma.  The biology of the brain and the behavior of the child both reflect relational experiences, hence treatment and the fostering of resilience must focus on improving the young person’s relational environment. This talk is based on three of Dr. Maté’s bestselling books: Scattered: How ADD Originates and What You Can Do About It; Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers; In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.

     

    10:30am-11:00am

    Audience Interaction

     
    11:15am–12:45pm
    Mending Relational Hurts: Mentalization Based Therapy for Ourselves and Our Clients
    Michel Mennesson, MD 

    Michel Mennesson is board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with an added qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. Originally from France, Dr. Mennesson trained as a pediatrician and an internist before coming to the field of psychiatry, providing him with the knowledge and expertise necessary for understanding the biology of the body and its responses.Dr. Mennesson thrives on exploring new ways to solve old problems. He combines knowledge from the past and present to develop creative solutions that are simple yet effective. Never limiting his practice to one school of thought or theory, Dr. Mennesson strives to integrate several different approaches into his work. He remains focused on the quality of his work through individualized treatment options and an ever-improving approach for each client. Dr. Mennesson is a strong proponent for mindfulness and has had a yoga and meditation practice for years. He advocates for each and every resident and client who attends Newport Academy and is a crucial part of the treatment team.
    Mentalization Based Therapy has been shown to be very effective when applied to treating borderline personality disorders in the UK.  MBT has its roots in the attachment framework and is proving helpful in family therapy. This presentation provides an overview of the historical development and theoretical underpinning of  MBT, as well as a defining the word mentalization. A short video will demonstrate this therapy at work. Participants will learn how to begin to apply MBT to benefit themselves as well as their clients. 

    12:45–2:00pm
    Luncheon | Moderator   
    Jeffrey Zurofsky

    Jeffrey Zurofsky is Culinary Program Director at Newport Academy. Jeffrey believes that learning how to grow and make our own food can have a powerful healing effect on mental health, and brings this awareness to the Newport Academy programs.

    2:00–3:30pm
    Managing Challenging Behavior: Helping Struggling Adolescents
    Nancy Rappaport, MD

    Nancy Rappaport is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and is currently a part-time associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research, teaching, and clinical expertise focus on the collaboration between education and psychiatry. Working as a science teacher at an innovative elementary school in Harlem, NY where she advocated for support for struggling families was a life-altering experience and inspired her to enter medical school. Dr. Rappaport received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental Illness in 2012. She also received Cambridge Health Alliance’s Art of Healing Award in 2013—an award given to one who “transcends boundaries, joyfully embraces humanity, and profoundly inspires the healing of body and spirit.
    Many children face adversity with traumatic abuse, neglect, or special needs that often leads to apathy, learning problems, or aggressive behavior. Dr. Rappaport, author of the influential book The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, will present the FAIR plan method: a comprehensive, accessible, and flexible framework for intervention with traumatized children and their caregivers. This method of understanding and improving behavior in challenging students looks at the function of the behavior, accommodations, interventions, and nurturing responses to traumatized children, with an emphasis on building relationships.

    3:45–5:15pm
    Healing Relational Trauma: The Path to Sustainable Healing     
    Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC 

     Barbara Nosal has worked in the mental health and addiction treatment field with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. She has held managerial and clinical positions in a variety of treatment settings, including a private practice in Newport Beach, CA.  Barb holds a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and dual master’s degrees in human services and counseling psychology, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She is the founding Clinical Director, and currently Chief Clinical Officer of Newport Academy, where she oversees the treatment of adolescents, ages 12-20, and their families in their residential and outpatient programs.
    This presentation incorporates attachment-based therapies to identify how attachment ruptures from early childhood often interferes with achieving health, happiness, and emotional well-being—particularly for those with mental health and addiction issues. Relational trauma forms disempowering core beliefs which define the sense of self, resulting in life-long emotional and relational patterns. Healing relational trauma minimizes triggers and reduces emotional dysregulation in the present. Gaining self-awareness of what often is deeply rooted and unconscious, frees us from the past and the need to act out in self-defeating behaviors.  This presentation not only assists clinicians in their therapeutic process with individuals and families, but is critical for treatment providers to understand the impact in their own lives.

    OBJECTIVES:
    • Understand childhood disorders as coping mechanisms rooted in attachment    loss and trauma
    • Understand the basic principles of human brain development as conditioned by the early environment
    • Learn the developmental stages of attachment, individuation, and socialization
    • Learn why traditional behavior plans of reward and consequences often do not work for students with challenging behavior and a history of trauma
    • Gain understanding of the root cause of underlying core beliefs to transition to developing securely-attached relationships.
    • Obtain a basic knowledge in the terminology and theoretical background of Mentalization Based Therapy

    Program Focus
    'Understanding Adolescent Trauma Through Authentic Connection' is a one-day symposium designed for professionals in the addictions and behavioral health fields — primarily addiction/mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family therapists.

    Hosted by Newport Academy, a network of adolescent residential and out-patient programs, this programs offers 6 Hours of Continuing Education and will be of particular interest to health professionals who work with high-risk teens and young adults.

    A few of the topics include:
    - Healing Relational Trauma
    - Fostering Resilience Among Adolescents
    - Innovative Treatment Approaches including Mentalization Therapy

     

    Objectives:
    • Understand childhood disorders as coping mechanisms rooted in attachment    loss and trauma
    • Understand the basic principles of human brain development as conditioned by the early environment
    • Learn the developmental stages of attachment, individuation, and socialization
    • Learn why traditional behavior plans of reward and consequences often do not work for students with challenging behavior and a history of trauma
    • Gain understanding of the root cause of underlying core beliefs to transition to developing securely-attached relationships.
    • Obtain a basic knowledge in the terminology and theoretical background of Mentalization Based Therapy

    Conference Site

    Convene Conference Center
    Wharton Forum  
    730 Third Avenue (Midtown East)
    New York, NY 10017

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    Faculty
    Gabor Maté, MD
    Dr. Gabor Maté is a retired physician, bestselling author and prolific international speaker and seminar leader.Gabor is the author of four best-selling books published in twenty-five languages on five continents, including When the Body Says No: Exploring The Stress-Disease Connection and the award
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    Michel Mennesson, MD
    Michel Mennesson is board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with an added qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. Originally from France, Dr. Mennesson trained as a pediatrician and an internist before coming to the field of psychiatry, providing him with the know
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    Jamison Monroe, Jr
    Founder and CEO of Newport Academy, Jamison is a prominent voice in the field of adolescence, mental health and addiction treatment. He is an active participant in the movement to reduce social stigma and substance abuse and mental health challenges. Jamison is also a writer, media spokesman and fie
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    Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LAADC
    Barbara Nosal has worked in the mental health and addiction treatment field with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. She has held managerial and clinical positions in a variety of treatment settings, including a private practice in Newport Beach. She holds a doctorate in Transpersonal
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    Nancy Rappaport, MD
    Nancy Rappaport is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and is currently a part-time associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research, teaching, and clinical expertise focus on the collaboration between education and psychiatry. Working as a science teacher at
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    Jeffrey Zurofsky
    Jeffrey Zurofsky is Culinary Program Director at Newport Academy. Jeffrey believes that learning how to grow and make our own food can have a powerful healing effect on mental health, and brings this awareness to the Newport Academy programs.
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    Board Approvals

    PROFESSIONAL CREDITS:

    A maximum of 6 contact hours are available for this conference.

     

    American Psychological Association (APA)
    US Journal Training, Inc., is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists. US Journal Training, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

    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: 12/5/16-12/5/19. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 24 continuing education clock hours.

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

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

    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 Social 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 Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), ACEP No. 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.

    NYSED State Board Office for Social Work
    U.S. Journal Training has applied for NYSED State Board Office for Social Work CE provider approval

    Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

     U.S. Journal Training, Inc. is an approved Education and Training Provider by OASAS, (NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services), #0064

     

    Conference attendees who complete all required evaluation and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours.

    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 5 weeks before the event. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.


    Full-Time Registration (October 26, 2018)
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    Tuition: $180.00
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