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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

9:30-5:45……(w/ break for award lunch)……………….……..…………….…..…...Workshop sessions

Twelve-Step Facilitation for the Dually Diagnosed Twelve Step Facilitation therapy (TSF) is an evidence-based, manualized intervention that is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). TSF has been shown t be effective not only in treating individuals with substance use disorders but also in individuals who have been dually diagnosed with both a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental illness including PTSD and Major Depression. It is currently being implemented in a number of Veterans Administration medical centers. In this workshop the author of TSFDD will present an overview of the intervention and describe its structure, process, and content. Attendees will also have an opportunity to practice TSFDD interventions through role-playing. [Track Clinical] [Levelintermediate] Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D Supervising Psychologist University of Connecticut Health Center

Ethics: Managing Risk/Creating ―Best Practice‖ By its very definition, risk assessment refers to making a judgment when there is a certain amount of uncertainty, leaving an unavoidable opportunity for error. With that in mind, how should systems attempt to manage risk? This workshop de- scribes the evolution of codes of ethics in the helping professions; uses case studies to assist participants in developing skills in recognizing ethical dilemmas before they become violations; and finally, utilizes a panel of colleagues for an inter- active discussion on teaching ethics, ethical issues in practice settings and ways of addressing risk management. [Track Certification] [LevelIntermediate/Advanced] Yvonne M. Chase, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW, ACSW President/CEO Denali Family ServicesAnchorage

Transforming Futures: Tales and Tools from the Edge of Neuro-Linguistics The presentation will review the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), its history and its unique synthesis of the many therapeutic models that pre-existed it. There will be demonstrations and practices of specific tools in the NLP toolkit. These tools will include; Finding Resource States, Anchoring Resource States, Future Pacing, and utilizing simple Erick- sonian language patterns to lead a client in a guided imagery experience toward their goals to utilize sensory systems to

enhance behavioral outcomes. The final portion consist of an in depth demonstration of NLP's Compulsion Blowout, origi-

nated by Steve and Connirae Andreas. Learners will then be instructed in the nuances of this technique, and then have the opportunity to practice the technique in class with guidance from the instructor. The training will conclude with debrief and review of the tools demonstrated and learned, including a list of further references for the curious student. [Track Clinical] [LevelIntermediate] Michael DeMolina, MS. LPC, MAC Director Wisdom Traditions Healthcare and Wellness Center

9:30-6:00……(w/ break for award lunch)……………….……..…………………..…...Workshop session

Mental Health First Aid (Part 2 of 2) One in four Americans lives with a mental health problem each year. Yet, far too many up to twothirds go without treat- ment. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. [Track Basic] [LevelBeginning] Chris Gunderson, MA Director of Training & Development Denali Family ServicesAnchorage

May 2-4, 2011Anchorage Sheraton Hotel


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