Lecture Series Descriptions

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Lecture Series Descriptions

All lectures are one hour (1 CEU hour) unless otherwise stated.
Participants can only choose one lecture from each time slot. You will only get credit for one if you sign into multiple lectures that are running at the same time.

 Lecture given by Rutgers faculty

Tuesday, July 7

1:45 pm

Emotional Response to Community Violence - Steve Crimando, MA, BCETS
Steven M. Crimando is an internationally known consultant and trainer specialized in the behavioral aspects of emergency management, homeland security and business continuity. He is the Director of Training for the Disaster & Terrorism Branch in the N.J. Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health Services. Mr. Crimando served as a disaster field operations supervisor for the FEMA-funded mental health response to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and coordinated onsite psychological services at New Jersey’s anthrax screening center. He helped coordinate crisis response efforts at such incidents as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Edison gas line explosion, and the TWA Flight 800 crash. Mr. Crimando has assisted at more than a dozen major air crashes and has counseled many victims of violence, including those who were targets of the Unabomber and other acts of terrorism. He will discuss community response to violence in this lecture.

The Body-Mind Connection: Nutritional Principles in Addiction​ Recovery - Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, BCHPP
This lecture will detail specific dietary and nutritional considerations in the onset and treatment of mental health and addictions issues with specific attention paid to variables pertaining to mood dysregulation and impairment. 

3:00 pm

How do Cocaine Users Process Cocaine-Related Pictures in Their Brain - Suchismita Ray, PhD 
I will be describing a brain imaging (fMRI: functional magnetic resonance imaging) experiment that I have recently conducted with a group of chronic cocaine smokers. More specifically, I will be talking about how these individuals’ brains responded to pictures related to their cocaine use compared to a group of individuals who had no past experience with cocaine. Not only how individual brain areas responded will be shown, but I will also show how different brain areas interacted with each other while the cocaine users and individuals with no past experience with cocaine viewed cocaine-related pictures.

Drug Court: The Process, People and Practice of Change - William Hample, LCADC, CJC
This lecture will give an overview of The Why Drug Court, The How of Drug Court, The Who of Drug Court and how it plays out in a collaborative effort to restore people, families and society.

TIPS: Federal Resources - Claudia Blackburn, PsyD, MS
This presentation will guide you on how to access free materials and use them to support your work as a counselor, supervisor, and/or administrator. From assessment tools to group activities, the lecture will walk you through many different “hands on materials’ presented in the TIPs across topics. Several newer TIPS will be reviewed so that you become familiar with how to work with these resources no matter the role you play in treating addictions.

4:15 pm

Methamphetamine Use and HIV Risk: Trends and Interventions Intertwined Epidemics Among Men Who Have Sex With Men - Milo Santos, PhD
This lecture will provide an overview of the epidemiology of methamphetamine use and discuss promising interventions to jointly address methamphetamine and HIV risk.  Meth use is consistently associated with unprotected sex and HIV seroconversion among MSM, who comprise over half of the new infections in the U.S. Thus, effective interventions to reduce meth use may also function as an important HIV prevention strategy by reducing substance-related HIV risk behavior in this population.

The Peer Experience: Promoting Health and Wellness in Recovery​ - Jacquelyn Hillios, PhD & Kristin Starra
Kristin Starra and Jacki Hillios together will talk about the Phoenix Multisport model, highlighting the role of peers as change agents.  This informal discussion will provide opportunities for participants to think about and talk through how they might partner more effectively with peer organizations or integrate peers into their organization in order to promote sustained recovery, health and wellness for their clients.  Participants will be invited to engage in activities as a way to experience firsthand what Phoenix Multisport members experience.
 

Wednesday, July 8
6:45 am
  • 7 Seeds Yoga (Non-CEU Activity)
  • Walk/ Run with Phoenix Multisport (Non-CEU Activity)
12:45 pm
  • Q&A With Filmmaker Greg Williams of “The Anonymous People”
    • Note: No Table Talk Discussion Wednesday
1:45 pm
  • Open AA Meeting: Community Meeting (with educational introduction)
  • Women for Sobriety (Open to Women Only) (with educational introduction) - Valerie Linblom
3:00 pm
  • Implications of Policy on Practice - Michael Barnes, JD
  • ​​Language Matters - Zaneta Rago, MA & Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez, MPH 
  • Minority Stress Theory with Sexual Minority Populations - Edward Alessi, PhD, LCSW-R 
4:15 pm
  • The Campus in the Community: Higher Education's Leadership Role for Reducing Substanse Abuse - Milo Santos, PhD & David Anderson, PhD
  • THE AWKWARD ELEPHANT: Spirituality in an Evidence-Based Paradigm - Pam Nickisher, JD
  • Career Counseling for the Substance Abuser - Jennifer McClendon, LPC, LCADC
7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7

12:45 pm

Filmmaker Greg Williams of "The Anonymous People"
Greg Williams directed this film about the emerging Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement.  This Film was featured on kickstarter and successfully raised over $70,000!

1:45 pm

Filmmaker Greg Williams of "The Anonymous People"
Greg Williams directed thi

Thursday, July 9
6:45 pm
  • 7 Seeds Yoga (Non-CEU Activity)
12:30 pm
  • Table Talk Discussion During Lunch
1:45 pm
  • Protecting Yourself/Practice Against Lawsuits - William Kane, JD, CSW
  • Methods of Equitable Work Places: We all have a Role: DuWayne Battle, PhD 
  • Social Media: Engaging for All - David Curtis, VP Digital Innovations
3:00 pm
  • Immigration Law: Client Concerns - Ray Ortiz
  • Sex Work: The Underserved and At-Risk - Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
  • Responding to the Developing Needs of the Field: A Successful Perspective - Beverly Roesch, LCSW
4:15 pm
  • Simply Notice: Mindfulness and Recovery - Therissa Libby, PhD
  • Understanding the Social Construction of Race, Systematic Rasism, and Health Disparities - Karen Gaffney, PhD
7:00 pm

 

Friday, July 10
6: 45 am
  • 7 Seeds Yoga (Non-CEU Activity)
12:30 pm
  • Table Talk Discussion During Lunch
1:45 pm
  • The Dark Side of Diversity: The Negative Impact Diversity has on Disadvantaged People’s Overall Well-Being - Franklin Turner, PhD
  • Addiction and the LGBTQI Community: Provides Hope for an Undeserved Population - Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC​
  • From Research to Practice: Difficulties of Interpretation and Application of Clinical Research Findings - Patrick Clifford, PhD 
3:00 pm
  • Bringing Current Events into Our Practice - Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez, MPH 
  • Talk Space: An Innovative Approach to Psychotherapy - Nicole Amesbury, MS, LMHS & Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, BCHPP
  • The Tail of the Raccoon: Secrets of Addiction - Arthur Tomie, PhD & Michelle Lincks (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 2 CEU Hours) 
4:15 pm
  • Rethinking Addiction Treatment - Debra Rusiard, LCSW, LCADC 
  • Native American Health and Wellness - Kate Cummings, EdD, MHS, LCADC, CCS
7:00 pm
  • Native American's in Recovery: One Size Does not Fit All - Kate Cummings, EdD, MHS, LCADC, CCS
    (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2 CEU Hours)

 

*Lecture Series schedule subject to change