Welcome to the 43rd Annual Winter Symposium

January 29 - February 1, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

A four day conference dedicated to Addictive Disorders,
Behavioral Health, and Mental Health professionals.

Monday, January 30th


“Early Bird” Session
7:30-8:40am
    B. The Client Journey: How Marketing Experts Can Make Us Better Counselors
    Dick Dillon, CEO of Innovaision, LLC
    C. Smart Recovery
    Robin Gates Trumble, PsyD, LAC
  1. 7:45- 9:00am
REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-11:45am Hospitality Suite Open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: NAADAC/CAAP
8:30am-5:30pm EXHIBIT HALL and BOOK STORE OPEN
SESSION II
8:30-8:45am
  1. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
    Gary G. Forrest, EdD, PhD and Staff
8:45-10:15am
  1. KEYNOTE: Parenting in Recovery Jerry Moe, MA
  2. Transformative Solutions for Chronic Pain With Co-Existing Disorders Joseph A. Cabaret, MD and Dr. Steven Grinstead, AD, LMFT, ACRPS
  3. The Mental Health Professional as a Servant Leader Barry K. Weinhold, PhD
  4. Strategies for Reducing Self-Harm and Suicide Risk Factors with Veterans and Trauma Patient Populations Thomas L. Jewitt, MD, Discussant: Steven Kidd, PhD
10:15-10:30am SOCIAL BREAK
Exhibit Hall
SESSION III
10:30am-12:00pm
  1. KEYNOTE: Neurochemistry Made Ridiculously Simple Kevin R. Wandler, MD
  2. Passages to Connection - Michael Dinneen LCSW, CSAT, CACIII
  3. Practical Evidence-Based Reality Therapy: Recent Advances Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD (continued in Session IV, V, and VI)
  4. Efficacy in Marketing Outcomes: Supporting Client Focused Care and Service Diane Sanders, Placement Specialist and Andrew Suma, LPC
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch (on your own) or
Learn and Lunch: Location: Conference Center Lobby (Preregistration & lunch purchase required. Attendance limited to 20 people, $16.00 for Brown Bag) Chronic Pain Management and the American Heroin Epidemic Joseph A. Cabaret, MD and Dr. Steven Grinstead, LMFT, ACRPS
1:00-4:30pm Hospitality Suite open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: Peak View Behavioral Health and Health Solutions
SESSION IV
1:30-3:00pm
  1. KEYNOTE: Opioid Addiction and Suboxone Treatment Artin Terhakopian, MD, MPH, FAPA
  2. Integrating Bio/Neuro-Feedback and other Therapies in Treatment for Addictions and Mental Health Programs Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons, PhD
  3. Practical Evidence-Based Reality Therapy: Recent Advances Robert Wubbolding, EdD (continued from
  4. Session III)
  5. Treating Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma in Professionals Sarah Myers, JD, LMFT, LAC
3:00-3:15pm SOCIAL BREAK
Exhibit Hall
SESSION V
3:15-5:15pm
  1. KEYNOTE: Mindfulness and Brain Recovery Lisa Marzilli, PharmD, CDOE
  2. Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT): Coming of Age in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Michael Stackpool, MD
  3. Practical Evidence-Based Reality Therapy: Recent Advances Robert Wubbolding, EdD (continued from Session IV)
  4. Empowering Women: An Integrative Approach to Treating Dual Diagnosis Marcie Chambers, PhD
6:00-7:20pm MONDAY NIGHT OPENING RECEPTION Meet and Greet with delicious hors d’oeuvres hosted by Psychotherapy Associates & Hotel Eleganté in the Exhibit Hall
SESSION VI
7:30-9:00pm
  1. KEYNOTE: Journey Beyond Addiction: A Therapeutic Game to Help Children in Families Affected by Substance Abuse Presented by Peaks Recovery Centers (Gold Level Educational Supporter) Justin Lincoln, PsyD and TJ Price, PsyD
  2. Problem Gambling: Past, Present, and the Future Nancy Lantz, LPC, NCAC III, NCGC II
  3. Practical Evidence-Based Reality Therapy: Recent Advances Robert Wubbolding, EdD (continued from Session V)
  4. Adolescent SUD, Anger and Treating Tough Kids: From the Inside Out Christy Alten-Osmera, LAC, LPCMH, QMHP
8:30- 9:30pm Open Forum: Breckenridge Room
“Do This, or Else!” – There are at least a dozen areas where treatment providers must improve if they are going to be effective, relevant, and sustainable over the next few years – how do you measure up? Dick Dillon, CEO of Innovaision, LLC
9:00-10:00pm
  1. OPEN AA/SELF-HELP RECOVERY GROUP