44th Annual Winter Symposium

January 28 - January 31, 2018

Wednesday, February 1st


8:00-11:45am Hospitality Suite Open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: Dominion Diagnostics
7:30-8:40am “Early Bird” Session
Denial, Acceptance, and Beyond: A Three Phase Treatment Approach for Bipolar Disorder Michael G. Pipich, MS, LMFT
8:30am-2:15pm EXHIBIT HALL and BOOK STORE OPEN
SESSION XII
8:45-10:15am
  1. KEYNOTE: Rein in Your Brain: From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery Cynthia Moreno- Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, Executive Director, NAADAC
  2. Rallying Community Support for People Struggling with Addiction and Behavioral Health Problems Mike Butler, Public Safety Chief, Longmont, CO
  3. Substance Abuse and Recovery for Offenders Rob Archuletta, BS, CAC III, PSL II, CFE
  4. Mindfulness Training in Addictions Treatment Dwight R. Duncan, PsyD, LP, LAC
10:15-10:30am SOCIAL BREAK
Exhibit Hall
SESSION XIII
10:30am-12:00n
  1. KEYNOTE: Engaging Millennials in Treatment: It’s Not Just about Texts and Tweets Presented by Peaks Recovery Centers (Gold Level Educational Supporter) Jason S. Friesema, LPC, CAC III
  2. Another Look at Brain Chemistry and Recovery Annie Hatcher, EdD, RD, CACIII, NCACII
  3. The Tools and Intention of Prevention Karen Teel, BSW, CPW, CPSII, ACE. Interface
  4. Healing from Trauma: Brain Spotting and Comprehensive Resource Model for Relapse Prevention and Continuing Care Joanne Baum, PhD, LCSW, CACIII
12:00n-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:00pm Hospitality Suite Open - Breckenridge Room Hosted by: CORE Strategies for Life
SESSION XIV
1:30-3:00pm
  1. KEYNOTE: NADA: The 5 Point Ear Acupuncture Protocol in Opioid Treatment Elizabeth “Libby” Stuyt, MD
  2. Transgender Awareness and Best Practices for Transgender Clients Paul Gross, MS, MFTL
  3. Mental Health and First Responders Sherrie Stafford MS, NBCC, LPC, SATP and Richelle Brown, MA, LPC, LAC
  4. Rivers of Healing: Treating Military Sexual Trauma and PTSD in the Wilderness Karen House, MA, MALPCC-S, LPC
3:00-3:15pm SOCIAL BREAKGarden Atrium
SESSION XV
3:15-4:40pm
  1. KEYNOTE: Behavioral Health Needs, Services and Ethical Practice in Rural American Communities Peak View Behavioral Health Forum: Michael Wilbourn, PsyD, Gregory Smith, EdD, LCSW, and Mita Johnson, EdD
  2. Emotionally Focused Intervention: A Healing Approach Stephen L Wilkins, BA, Certified Interventionist
  3. Marijuana: Adolescent Substance Use Trends Christy Alten-Osmera, LAC, LPCMH, QMHP
SESSION XVI
4:40-5:30pm Symposium Closing Remarks and Final Wrap-Up Gary G. Forrest, EdD, PhD, and Faculty