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Monday, May 2, 2011

10:00—12:30…………………………………………………..……Monday Morning Concurrent Sessions

Moving Substance use Disordered Clients Toward Stabilization in an Outpatient Setting Substance Use Disorders are complex and usually multivariate in origin and presentation. And motivating clients’ desire to change and self-efficacy to be successful in treatment services is challenging. This presentation will discuss philosophical and ethical considerations in 21st Century SUD treatment, describe an integrated model of assessment, address detoxifica- tion and anxiety reduction issues in early recovery, and discuss utilizing group dynamics as a motivational tool for achiev- ing abstinence. Also, the utilization of EMDR with SUD clients, and bridging 12-Step Recovery as extra-therapeutic support

will be covered. [Track Clinical] [Levelintermediate] Gunnar Ebbesson, LPC, MAC

Joseph Nowell, LPC, MAC

Turningpoint Counseling ServicesFairbanks

Turningpoint Counseling ServicesFairbanks

AKAIMS - Hands-on Training for Behavioral Health Professionals A handson AKAIMS training for treatment and recovery personnel in a computer lab setting THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS (There will be 2 sessions available during the conference) [Track Clinical] [Levelbeginner/intermediate]

Patrick Swiger Training Specialist DHSS/BH

Lisa Good AKAIMS Project Assistant

State of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health

State of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Behavioral Health

Perspective of Neuro-genisis / Neuro-plasticity and Treatment The participant will understand :what is Neuro-genesis and Neuro-plasticity; The participant will be able to describe at least 3 Brain chemistry interactions for Neuro-genesis and Neuro-plasticity The participant will be able to state at least 3 treatments that stimulate Neuro-genesis / Neuro-plasticity [Track Counselor/Clinical] [Levelintermediate] Ken McCarty, LMFT Executive Director Discovery Cove Recovery & Wellness CenterKodiak

Introduction to Using Motivational Incentives

(PAMIPromoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives) This workshop is designed to build awareness of the use of Motivational Incentives as an evidence-based therapeutic strategy to enhance client retention in addiction treatment. Core principles, history, research, and suggestions for over- coming implementation barriers will be discussed. [Track Clinical] [Levelbeginner] John Porter, MS Technology Transfer Specialist Northwest Frontier ATTC

Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has now been recognized as a significant national health issue. Approximately half of all peo- ple identified as having TBI also have substance abuse background, particularly involving alcohol. Inversely, approximately half of all substance abusers have had an occurrence of TBI. This presentation will address basic information about TBI including demographics, TBI Sequela, Assessment and Diagnostic information and Interventions. A special section will focus on TBI in Alaska. [Track Clinical] [Levelintermediate] Keith Youngblood, Psy.D Behavioral Health Clinician, Seaview Community ServicesSeward

May 2-4, 2011Anchorage Sheraton Hotel


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