Monday, May 2, 2011
10:00—12:30………………………………………………………………Concurrent Sessions (continued)
Shame in the Treatment of Addictions Shame and addiction are intricately linked, with one fueling the other. If shame is not addressed clinically, it can remain active and complicate recovery efforts. Attendees will learn to identify shame dynamics in their clients, how clients may defend against shameful feelings, and how to utilize shame-reducing interventions. [Track —Clinical] [Level—intermediate] Julie Cradock O’Leary, Ph.D Clinical Psychologist—Anchorage
Getting Current, Keeping Current, Swept Away by the Current As collections of people, many of our organizations are in denial when faced with the need to change. As entities, we are frightened of best practices, the need for quality improvement, and the possibilities for innovation. We are in pre- contemplation about impending re-accreditation deadlines. Every so often, don't we admit to a creeping feeling that think- ing errors abound regarding regulatory requirements, ethics and compliance. This session frames how to use quality im- provement tools and techniques to assure your organization gets current, keeps current, and is not swept away by the current. [Track —Management] [Level—intermediate] Ann Lovejoy, M.Ed; MBA Healthcare Administration Assistant Director Salvation Army Clitheroe Center - Anchorage
Alcohol & Prescription Drug Use in Older Adults Concerns have been rising about increasing substance abuse among older adults (age 60 & older) and the potential im- pact of the aging of the baby boom generation on the need for substance abuse prevention and treatment. Alcohol and prescription drug misuse are typically under estimated, under identified and under treated in Alaska and nation wide. In this session we will discuss the alarming increase in the number of older adults being affected by alcohol and drug use, de- scribe the harmful effects and why older adults are particularly vulnerable, and detail cultural variables as well as brief treatment approaches for an aging society [Track—Clinical] [Level—Beginning/intermediate]
Patrick Dulin, PhD University of Alaska-Anchorage
Mary Sullivan, BA,MSW Cnd. Program Manager
Clinical & Community Psychology Dept.
Senior Behavioral Health Coalition Akeela, Inc.
HIV Case Management for Patients with Substance Abuse Issues A skills building workshop designed to provide Addiction and Behavioral Health professionals insight into the complicated progression of HIV disease and accompanying personal, social and medical needs. By describing goals of HIV treatment, the challenges of HIV case management and Q/A with 2 people living with HIV, this workshop will enlighten the audience about living with HIV in the year 2011. [Track —Clinical] [Level—intermediate] Caren Barlowe, ANP, MS HIV Early Intervention Services Program Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Joseph Cantil HIV/AIDS Training Coordinator Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Psychology, Spirituality & True Happiness This personal and professional development skills training utilizes integrated multiple pathways leading one toward true happiness. This powerful approach incorporates current understandings of developmental psychology, neurobiology and contemplative approaches to permanently dissolve aspects of the false-self (ego). This dissolution or emptying of self opens one up to spiritual healing. This realization is the key to serenity and selfless service- sources of true happiness. [Track —Clinical] [Level—beginner/intermediate] Cardwell Nuckols, MA, Ph.D Cardwell C. Nuckols & Associates, LLC