Join us May 1 – 3, 2017

Registration Closing at 12pm, Friday, April 28

Annual School Registration

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Implementing the Matrix Model following Annual School

The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) program is pleased to announce the 43rd Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health: "Open Conversation about Recovery: Emerging Addiction Treatment." Join us May 1 – 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel to explore the connection between primary care and the field of addictions and behavioral health.

The 2017 Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health will bring together more than 450 professionals committed to the addictions, corrections, primary care, and the behavioral health fields. Attendees will include counselors, social workers, educators, case workers, mental health clinicians, psychologists, primary care providers, and volunteers from various organizations such as women's programs, domestic violence programs, youth programs, substance use disorder programs, mental health and co-occurring disorders programs and the corrections/criminal justice system. This year's theme captures the emerging trends in addiction treatment to include Medicaid reform and expansion and the "Alaska Crime Bill" (SB 91) and their impact on the behavioral health field.

This year's conference will categorize all its workshops according to Entry level, Intermediate level and Advanced level of training. Instructors will be challenged to design their presentation to meet the specific needs of these different levels of professionals. Also, to give participants greater opportunity to attend multiple workshops, all workshops will be limited to 1.5 hours or 3 hours. Workshops that need to be longer can be broken up into independent 1.5 hour or 3 hour workshops. Workshop focus will also need to be identified as being suitable for primary care providers, behavioral health providers, or both.

The Annual School is the oldest behavioral health conference in the state of Alaska. Over the past four decades, it has continued to evolve in order to effectively meet the training needs of behavioral health professionals' statewide. This year the focus has been expanded to include primary care providers in recognition of the national trend for full integration of services. The list of dedicated people responsible for planning and assisting with this year's Annual School also has been expanded to include primary care providers. In an age of online and e-distance learning, this venerable conference allows us to network face-to-face with fellow professionals and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there.

The 2017 Annual School is being held at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel.

Annual School Registration Information May 2017

Full conference individual (Includes Award Luncheon)   $390.00

Group (3 or more per agency) per person $300.00

½ day $100.00

1 Day $150.00

2 Day $300.00

Senior (65+)/Student per day (Student ID required) $70.00

Award Luncheon Only $40.00

Registration closing 12pm, April 28, 2017—Click Here to Register

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Monday, May 1, 2017

William R. Miller, Ph.D.

William R. Miller, Ph.D.

William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. Fundamentally interested in the psychology of change, he is a founder of motivational interviewing and has focused particularly on developing and testing more effective treatments for people with alcohol and drug problems.

Dr. Miller has published over 400 scientific articles and chapters and 50 books, including the groundbreaking work for professionals Motivational Interviewing, now in its third edition, and the self-help resource Controlling Your Drinking, now in its second edition.

Dr. Miller is a recipient of the international Jellinek Memorial Award, two career achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, and an Innovators in Combating Substance Abuse Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among many other honors. The Institute for Scientific Information has listed him as one of the world's most highly cited researchers.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD

Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD

International Neuroscience Educator
Psychiatrist, Addiction Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psycho-pharmacologist
Founding Medical Director, Lucida Treatment Center (Elements Behavioral Health) Assistant Professor (voluntary) Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Florida International University

Christopher La Tourette La Riche is double board-certified (by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is an expert psycho-pharmacologist, an award-winning psychotherapist and an international keynote speaker and educator on addiction and the neuroscience of trauma and mood disorders. He was the founding medical director at Elements Behavioral Health's first start-up facility, Lucida Treatment Center, which prioritizes humanistic, evidence-based treatment of addiction and mental health disorders.

Dr. La Riche has an extensive background in the humanities and entered medicine after a career in education and the arts. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in Comparative Literature, a Master's degree from Columbia University's department of Applied Linguistics and is a fluent speaker of six languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French). He lectures and sees patients in all of these languages.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Stephanie Covington

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings.
Dr. Covington's clients include the Betty Ford Treatment Center, the Hanley Center, Pine Grove Women's Center, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and numerous other treatment and correctional settings. Dr. Covington was a workshop chair for the women's treatment improvement protocol (TIP) and the trauma TIP (published by CSAT) and is the co-author of a three-year research project, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders, for the National Institute of Corrections. This publication received the American Probation and Parole Association's University of Cincinnati Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice, which seeks to expand gender-responsive policies and practices for females who are under criminal justice supervision.

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2017 Annual School Agenda

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Registration is Now Open—Click Here to Register

Monday, May 1, 2017

7:00 – 4:00

Registration

 

7:00-1:30

Continental Breakfast/Beverage Service

 

7:45 - 8:15

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Janet M. Carter

8:15 - 9:15

Keynote Presentation - Sacred Cows and Greener Pastures: Reflections from 40 years in Addiction Research and Treatment

William Miller, Ph.D

9:15 – 9:30

NETWORKING BREAK

 

Monday, May 1, 2017 Morning Breakout Sessions

9:30 – 11:00

Introduction: Guided Practice and Discussion of Mindfulness Skills (1.5 Hours)

Jay David

9:30 – 11:00

Collegiate Recovery: Discussing the Need for Recovery Support on College Campuses (1.5 hours)

Naomi Figley

9:30 – 11:00

Hepatitis C Care: Exploring the Link in Addiction Medicine (1.5 hours)

Jan Diamond, MD, MPH

9:30 – 12:45

Ethics (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Iva Greywolf Ph.D

9:30 – 12:45

Evidenced-Based Treatment: What Works and Why (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

William Miller, Ph.D

9:30 – 12:45

Pharmacotherapy for Addiction Counselors (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA

9:30 – 5:15

Matrix Core Training – DAY 1 (12 hours total - Mon/Tues)

Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCIP, ICCDP,LADC

11:00 – 11:15

NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:15 – 12:45

Mindfulness Skills to Improve Clinical Services (1.5 hours)

Jay David

11:15 – 12:45

Dual Diagnosis Treating Indi (1.5 hours)

Jonathan Saul

11:15 – 12:45

Marijuana: Don't Get Stuck in the weed(s) (1.5 hours)

Debra Hemphill

12:45 – 2:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 

Monday, May 1, 2017 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00 – 3:30 

Therapists Effects in Addiction Treatment: Why are Some Counselors More Effective? (1.5 hours)

William Miller, Ph.D

2:00 – 3:30 

Traumatic Brain Injury Better (1.5 hours)

Eric Boyer, B.S., Danielle Reed, MBA, MS

2:00 – 5:15

Confidentiality (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gayle Nauska, M.S, LPC, CDCS

2:00 – 5:15

DSM 5 For Addiction Clinicians (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA

2:00 – 5:15

Traditional Native American Spirituality (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Donna Horton, LCSW, CDCS

2:00 – 5:15

Medication Assisted Treatment and Pregnancy (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Ron Greene, Paula Colescott MD, & Jennifer Stukey

3:30 – 3:45

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:45 – 5:15

Mirroring: The Therapeutic Skill of Accurate Empathy (1.5 hours)

William Miller, Ph.D

3:45 – 5:15

HIV Stigma, Recovery & Community Action (1.5 hours)

Fransing Daisy, Ph.D, & Joe Cantil

TBD

NA Meeting

 

TBD

AA Meeting

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7:00 – 4:00

Registration

 

7:00-1:30

Continental Breakfast/Beverage Service

 

7:45 – 8:15

What's New at SAMHSA 2017

David Dickerson SAMHSA

8:15 – 9:15

Keynote Presentation - The Child is the Father of the Man: Neurobiological Crossroads of Trauma, Addiction and Mood Disorders

Christopher LaRiche, MD

9:15-9:30

NETWORKING BREAK

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Morning Breakout Sessions

9:30 – 11:00

Introduction to SBIRT (1.5 hours)

Sarah McConnell, LCSW, ACSW

9:30 – 11:00

The Public Health Disaster of Opioid Abuse: Local, State and Federal Partners' Response (1.5 hours)

David Dickinson, MA

9:30 – 12:45 

From Good to Great – The Addiction Neuroscience SUPER SEMINAR (3 Hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Christopher LaRiche, MD

9:30 – 12:45 

Ethics (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Iva Greywolf, Ph.D

9:30 – 12:45 

Changes in the New ASAM Criteria (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA

9:30 – 12:45 

Returning to Harmony: We were once healthy, we will be healthy again (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Laura Castaneda, MSW; Elizabeth Sunnyboy, & Patrick Frank

9:30 – 12:45 

The Matrix Model®, 2 Day Core Training Workshop (12 hour certification class) (w/ 15 min break)

Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCIP, ICCDP, LADC

11:00-11:15

NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:15 – 12:45

Integrating Addiction Treatment in the Public Health Paradigm (1.5 hours)

David Dickinson, MA

12:45 -2:00

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00 – 3:30

Introduction to Therapeutic Courts (1.5 hours)

Michelle Bartley, Kate Sumey, Jennifer Fredericks, & Desiree Sang

2:00 – 5:15

How Trauma Changes Everything: The Neurobiology of Stress (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Christopher La Riche, MD

2:00 – 5:15

A New Look at Relapse Prevention (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA

Trauma Assessment and Recovery in Adult Children of Alcoholics (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Daniel Lord

3:30- 3:45

NETWORKING BREAK

Evidence-Based Practices Utilized by Therapeutic Courts (1.5 hours)

Michelle Bartley, Kate Sumey, Jennifer Fredericks, & Desiree Sang

TBD

NA Meeting

 

TBD

AA Meeting

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7:00 – 4:00

Registration

7:00-12:00

Continental Breakfast/Beverage Service

 

8:00-9:00

Keynote Presentation - Relationships: Our Key to Survival

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D

9:00-9:15

NETWORKING BREAK

 

Wednesday,May 3, 2017 Morning Breakout Sessions

9:15-10:45    

Cultural Aspects in Alaska Native Wellness and Recovery (1.5 hours)

Marian Okitkun, RN, BSN, MPH

9:15-10:45 

Philosophical Similarities Between Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Care (1.5 hours)

Brenda Henze-Nelson, M.Ed, MAC; Lindsey Grennan, M.Ed; & Adiella Callahan, M.Ed

9:15-10:45 

ACBHC: The Certification Process (1.5 hours)

Clint Simic, CDCS and Jan Hotze, CDCS

9:15 – 12:30

Senior Moments: Substance Use and Mental Health Problems Among Older Adults (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA

9:15 – 12:30

Gendered Justice: Creating Services for Women (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D.

9:15 – 12:30

Willpower – The Science of Self – Control: 5 Key Teachings from Decision- Neurosciences every Addiction Professional Should Know (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Christopher La Riche, MD

10:45 – 11:00

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00-12:30

Nicotine Addiction in Recovery (1.5 hours)

Noel Crowley-Bell, AA. BFA

11:00-12:30

Methadone Stigma from the Perspective of Staff at a Methadone Maintenance Clinic in Alaska (1.5 hours)

Elizabeth Wendoski & Holli Thibodeau

11:00-12:30

ACBHC: The Possibility of Licensing (1.5 hours)

Clint Simic, CDCS and Jan Hotze, CDCS

12:30-2:00

AWARDS LUNCHEON

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2: 00 – 5:15

Traditional Health Based Practices (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Meda DeWitt, Traditional Healer, Sarah McConnell, LCSW, ACSW, & Doug Modig, Tsimshian Elder

2: 00 – 5:15

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Vince Collins, MSW

2: 00 – 5:15

Soothing the Agitated Brain: Marital and Family Therapy and Substance Use (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Dennis Eames, LMFT

2: 00 – 5:15

How Many Tools in Your Tool Box (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA

2: 00 – 5:15

Effective Brief Trauma Intervention for Men and Women (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D

2: 00 – 5:15

Assessment 101 (3 hours) (w/ 15 min break)

Kyle Cardwell, LPC-S, NCC, CCMHC, MAC, CCTP, CGRS, CDC I

3:30 – 3:45

NETWORKING BREAK

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2017 Scholarhip Information

Download Scholarship Application Here.

The Process:
The Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health Scholarship Committee will review your application and make recommendations based upon your financial needs and how you intend to use the information gained at the Annual School following your return to your community and the program in which you are currently working.

When the application reviews are completed, you will be notified as to whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship. Please be sure to provide email address for notification purposes. No letters will be sent for notification.

Please note that scholarships from RADACT will cover conference registration only.

Please send the completed registration form to:
Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT)
3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 8
Anchorage, AK 99503

Fax:  Janet Carter:   907-562-7948

OR

Please send the registration form electronically to:  jmcarter@gci.net

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janet Carter at 907-563-9202

Download Scholarship Application Here.

 

2017 Presentation Handouts

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Michelle Bartley, Kate Sumey, Jennifer Fredericks, & Desiree Sang

Overview for Therapeutic Courts [Read-Only]

Therapeutic Courts

Eric Boyer, B.S.

Ohio State University TBI Identification Method Short Form

The Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire

Traumatic Brain Injury

Laura Castaneda, MSW; Elizabeth Sunnyboy, & Patrick Frank

Returning to Harmony

Traditional Stories by Pat Frank

Vince Collins, MSW

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSCO)

Stephanie Covington, Ph.D

Keynote — Relationships: Our Key to Survival and Transformation

Effective Brief Trauma Interventions for Men and Women

Gendered Justice: Creating Services for Women

Noel Crowley-Bell, AA. BFA

Alaska Medicaid Tobacco Treatment Coverage

Nicotine Addition in Recovery

Tobacco Use and Behavioral Health

Fransing Daisy, Ph.D, & Joe Cantil

HIV Stigma, Recovery & Community Action

Jan Diamond, MD, MPH

HCV Care: Exploring the LInk in Addiction Medicine

Hepatitis C: Why Get Tested?

David Dickinson, MA

Integrating Addiction Treatment Public Health Paradigm

Opioid Epidemic Local State Federal Response

What's New at SAMHSA FY17

Dennis Eames, LMFT

Soothing the Agitated Brain - Stages

Soothing the Agitated Brain - Slides

Naomi Figley

The Importance of Collegiate Recovery Support in the Continuum of Care

Iva Greywolf Ph.D

NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals,
NCC AP: The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals: Code of Ethics

NAADAC Ethics Code Notes

Debra Hemphill

Don't Get Stuck in Weeds Powerpont

Don't Get Stuck in Weeds Group Exercise Handout

Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCIP, ICCDP, LADC

Day 1 Powerpoint Handouts

Day2 Powerpoint Handouts

Matrix Model for Teens and Young Adults Handouts

Training Handouts

Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD

upload pending

Daniel Lord

Process Model of Working Through Pain

Trauma in Adult Children of Alcoholics

Sarah McConnell, LCSW, ACSW

Introduction to SBIRT Powerpoint

SBIRT in Action powerpoint

TAP 33

SBIRT services

William Miller, Ph.D

Sacred Cows

EBT What Works and Why

Mirrowing

Therapist Effects

Gayle Nauska, M.S, LPC, CDCS

Confidentiality Powerpoint

42 CFR Part 2 – Final Rule, Comparison Chart – 1987 rule, 2017 updated final rule, and HIPAA

LAC-Part-2-Final-Rule-Summary2017

Marian Okitkun, RN, BSN, MPH

Cultural Aspects in Alaska Native Wellness and Recovery

Jonathan Saul

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Individualizing Care in a Residential Treatment Environment

Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA

ASAM Criteria Training

The DSM-5 for Addiction Clinicians

How Many Tools in Your Toolbox

Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use & Co‐Occurring Disorders

Relapse Prevention: A New Look

Senior Moments: The Challenge of Assessment Intervention & Treatment of Substance Use Problems Among Older Adults

Elizabeth Wendoski & Holli Thibodeau

Methadone Stigma from the Perspective of Staff at a Methadone Maintenance Clinic in Alaska

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2016 Presentation Handouts

Transformation of Alaska's Behavioral Health System: The Changing Field.

Eric Boyer

Save a Life

David Dickinson, Regional Administrator, SAMHSA Region X (Pacific Northwest)

The Opioid Crisis and MAT

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Lynn Eldridge

Confidentiality

Consent for Release of Information

Ethics in Human Services

Human Services Code of Ethics

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II

Dilemmas Surrounding Medication Use in Recovery Alaska 2016 Slide Handouts

Self-Care Planning and Codependency Issues Alaska 2016-Slide Handouts

Taking the Mystery Out of Relapse Alaska 2016 Slide Handouts

Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW

Medication Assisted Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Donna Johnson, JD, CAS, ICADC, ICCJP, ICCDP, LADC
Matrix 2 Day Core Training

Day 1 PowerPoint Presentation

Day 2 PowerPoint Presentation

Teen Handouts

Training Handouts

Training Sign In Sheet

Daniel Lord, Ph. D, MPH, MS

Parentification in Children of Problem Drinkers

The Parentification Inventory (References)

David Mee-Lee, M.D.

Integrating Whole Person Care: How The ASAM Criteria Helps

Skill-Building in Understanding, Using and Implementing The ASAM Criteria

Kimber Olson, LCSW

Integrative Treatment: Understanding the Connection Between Complex Trauma and Substance Abuse

John J. O'Neill, EdD, LCSW, LCDC, CAS

Marijuana use, attachment style, and effective treatment planning

James Prochaska, Ph.D.

Whole Health for Addictions

Integrating Practices of Primary Care Providers

Janice Prochaska, Ph.D.

Putting the Transtheoretical Model into Practice

Ginger Provo

HCV and IDU

Evelyn Rider, M.D.; William Trawick, RNC, ANP; Cynthia Denise Rose, MSN, NNP-BC

Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Consequences for the Baby, Healthcare, and the Community

Gerald Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA

Navigating the New DSM‐5

A New Look at Relapse Prevention

Senior Moments: The Challenge of Assessment Intervention & Treatment of Substance Use Problems Among Older Adults

Client Continuation & Retention in Substance Abuse Treatment

How Many Tools in Your Toolbox

Gordon Walker, MSW, LCSW, CADC1

Recovery Support Technologies

Keith Youngblood, Psy.D.

Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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2015 Presentation Handouts

Bruce Carruth, PhD. – Handouts for Antisocial Personality - Treatment

A Primer for Psychotherapy with Antisocials

Four Levels of Impairment with Antisocial Character

Possible Origins of Antisocial Character

Primary Dynamics of Antisocial Disorders

Recommended Antisocial Personalty Reading List

Six Settings for Treatment of Antisocials

Three Parallel Efforts in Treating Higher Functioning Antisocial People

Combined File of All Antisocial Personality Handouts

Bruce Carruth, PhD. – In a Town this Size

 In a Town this Size

Bruce Carruth, PhD. – Monday Plenary Presentation

Meaningful Recovery: The Process of Long‐Term Healing and Recovery from Addictive Illness

Bruce Carruth, PhD. – Antisocial Workshop

AntiSocial Workshop

BRUCE CARRUTH, PHD. – The Difficult Patient

An Overview of Personality Disorder Dynamics

Difficult People: Difficult Patients, A Framework for Intervention, Stabilization and Recovery

Three Levels of Character Pathology

Dana Cross, MSW and Jacqueline Archer, MSW

The Power of Board Games

Deb Drandoff

Facilitating a Tobacco Awareness Group

Learning about Healthy Living

Tobacco: The Next Recovery Challenge?

Lynn Eldridge

Confidentiality Class

Confidentiality Presentation

Ethics

Rich Feffer, MS, CCHP and Ginger Provo, RN

Rich Feffer and Ginger Provo's Presenter Information

Hepatitis Education Project

Hepatitis C In Alaska's Department of Corrections

Terry Hamm

Documentation and Quality Assurance

Andrew R Klein, Ph.D.

Principles of Evidenced-Based Practice

Medication-Assisted Treatment & Reentry

Sandra L. Kleven

Positive Youth Development among Alaska Native Youth

Qungasvik Toolbox

Jordan Lewis, Ph.D., MSW

Behavior Heath Sobriety

 Cardwell Nuckols

Adolescent Disruptive Disorder

Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Management

Understanding Treating Cannabinoid Addictions Part1 (Pages 1-13)

Understanding Treating Cannabinoid Addictions Part2 (Pages 14-49)

Violence Assessment Risk Management

Emilie Vanhaecke, MA

5 Common Mental Health Disorders

Jennifer Wyatt

Treatment Planning MATRS

Clinical Skills in the Era of Legal Cannabis

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2017 Annual School Award Nominations

Anyone may make a nomination!

Francis J. Phillips Award

Presented for many years of outstanding statewide contributions to the addictions and behavioral health field. Presented to an innovative individual who demonstrates commitment to excellence, ethical standards, interagency cooperation, and is an inspiration and leader in the addictions and behavioral health field.

"Change Maker" Award

The "Change Maker" award is an honor bestowed upon an individual in recovery whose very life is an inspiration to others. He/she is not an addictions or behavioral health counselor or a professional in the field. Instead, this person serves as a role model in many possible ways. Perhaps he/she has accomplished an educational or vocational goal, volunteers in some capacity in the community, or does an outstanding job in his/her chosen profession. The "Change Maker" is responsible for his/her own recovery and is the kind of person others in recovery aspire to be. He/she has rejoined the mainstream of society and is considered a contributing member in a significant way.

A Release of Information (ROI) form must be signed by the individual being nominated for the "Change Maker" award and attached to the award nomination form. Thank you.

Ernie Turner Award

Presented to a counselor actively working in the field who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of addictions and behavioral health counseling by demonstrating: ethical standards, ongoing professional development, cultural competency, and interagency collaboration. This person is an inspiration to those he/she serves.

"Friend of the Field" Award

The "Friend of the Field" award recognizes a non-clinical staff member of an organization who provides continual and outstanding service to persons who are in treatment or recovery. Examples of possible candidates for this award may be as varied as a board member of an organization, a maintenance person who prepares a room for AA meetings, a program administrator, a Legislator, a bus driver, or a cook for a treatment program. The recipient of this award is dedicated to making treatment happen for others. He/she is well respected by co-workers and clients and has a proven track record of outstanding service to their organization.

How to Submit a Nomination

Completely fill out the award nomination form and attach a narrative explanation of why you think the person is deserving of the award. A separate ballot and narrative must be completed for each nomination. Nominations must be received by April 1, 2017. Award recipients will be honored at the Annual School awards luncheon on May 3, 2017 and will receive a scholarship for the 2017 Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health. Please contact RADACT at (907) 563-9202 for additional information.

Link to Award Nomination Form.

Volunteers Found

Thanks to those who volunteered to assist at Annual School. Applications for volunteers are closed now.

Exhibit Terms and Conditions

You must complete the online form to register as an exhibitor.

TRADE SHOW HOURS
SET UP TIME – Sunday April 30, 2017, 5pm – 8pm
Monday May 1st.        7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday May 2nd.        7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday May 3rd.   7:30 am – 3:00 pm
BREAKDOWN – Wednesday May 3, 2017, 3pm – 5pm

PLEASE NOTE: EXHIBITS ARE TABLETOP DISPLAYS ONLY 
RATES:

  • For Profit Agency - $330.00
  • Nonprofit agency - $200.00
  • Electrical service - $30.00

TABLETOP EXHIBIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: One 6' draped table, one chair, and one wastebasket.
Exhibit package does not include conference registration or conference material. No assignments can be made until the completed contract and fee are received by "I do Events."

 CONTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY "I DO EVENTS" NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2017 by 5:00 PM ALASKA TIME IN ORDER FOR TABLES TO BE ASSIGNED.

SET-UP AND DISMANTLING: Exhibitor set-up is Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 5-8 pm.
(No materials should be pasted, tacked, nailed, screwed or otherwise, attached to ANY part of the hotel property including furniture and walls). Dismantling begins at 3pm Wednesday May 3, 2017.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be requested in writing and received no later than April 14, 2017, to receive a refund minus a $45 administrative charge. Cancellations received after the April 14, 2017 will not be eligible for refund.

SECURITY: There will be no security provided for the exhibit area. Exhibitors with valuable materials can make arrangements to store these items in a secure room during the hours after the exhibit area is closed. This is not to be understood as a guarantee against theft, loss, or damage. The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and/or the Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health will be held harmless in case of such occurrences.

You must complete the online form to register as an exhibitor.

43rd Annual School Sponsorship Information


With budgets being tight and agencies struggling to fund participants to travel, we have found a way for some of you to help!

We are looking for sponsors for some of the Annual School activities listed below.

1. Continental Breakfast Sponsor: $1,000 or $3,000
2. Scholarships for participants for travel and participation in conference: $500 $5,000, $1,000, $3000 or $10,000
3. Luncheon Sponsor: $5,000 or $1,000
4. Badge/Lanyards Sponsor: $1,500
5. Speaker Fees and Travel: $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 or other_________
6. Afternoon Refreshment Break Sponsor: $1,750 one day or $3,500 two days
7. Conference Bag Sponsor: $5,000

Sponsors will receive:

• Acknowledgment of Sponsorship at opening remarks and at Awards Luncheon
• Corporate description in conference materials
• Sponsor ribbon for badge
• All sponsors are eligible for a complimentary exhibit table

You must complete the exhibit form and submit it to receive the complementary exhibit table

Complete the exhibit form here.

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