2018 Conference Schedule


Thursday, August 2, 2018

8.25 Contact Hours/CEs, (9.25 with Add’l Lunch and Learn Course)

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast, Check-in at Registration

8:00 - 10:00 am - Keynote Address

Mental Health Counselors: Who We Are, What We Do, and Where We’re Going by Aaron Norton
Aaron Norton
10:15 - 11:30 am - Breakout Sessions

Military Spouse: Serving and Sacrificing with the Service Member by Nivischi Edwards
Misophonia: The Hatred of Sound by Matthew Manz
Using Respect-Focused Therapy with Couples and Families by Susanne Slay-Westbrook
The Global Impact of Rural Mental Health Advocacy by Steve Bain
The Antrim House Method: Implementation of Trauma Informed Care in Substance Misuse Treatment Facilities by Theresa McCafferty
The Journey of Becoming a Counselor: An Intuitive, Creative Approach for Clinical Supervision by Stacey Brown


11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch On Own OR Graduate Student Lunch, 1.0 Contact Hours/CEs (additional ticket purchase required)


12:45 - 2:15 pm - Breakout Sessions

The Core of Clinical Excellence, A Proven Model for DSM-5 Disorders and Trauma Informed Care by Gray Otis
Essential Updated Information Regarding How ADHD/Executive Functions Impact Learning and Behavior by Cindy Goldrich
Compassionate Meditation – Transformational Process of Conflict Resolution by Linda Kroll
Therapy Inside the Box: From My Computer to Yours by Susan Meyerle
Re-Entry with Recovery – Incorporating Recovery TOTS (Tools of Twelve Step) in Aftercare Outpatient Therapy Groups and Other Clinical Treatment Modalities by Valerie Shinbaum
Riding the Waves: An Introduction to Neuroscience-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eric Beeson


2:30 - 3:00 pm - General Session

Being a Passionate Social Justice Activist by S. Kent Butler

3:00 - 4:00 pm - AMHCA Roundtable

Where We’ve Been


4:15 - 5:15 pm - Breakout Sessions

The Art and Science of Self-injury: Creative and Expressive Interventions by Laurie Craigen
Young Women and Social Media: The Relationship Among Self-Esteem, Body Image, Body Shame, and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships by Kassie Terrell
Working with the Mother-Daughter Relationship by Rosjke Hasseldine
Comprehensive Treatment for Transgender Patients by Fredrick Dombrowski (Part One)
The Personal Healthiness Index by David Llewellyn
Professional Identity of Clinical Mental Health Counselors: What It Is and Why It Is Important by Mark Gerig


5:30 - 6:30 pm - Breakout Sessions

Secondary Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Military Spouses by Andrea Bjornestad
Mental Health Counseling in Early Childhood by Sondra Smith
he Family Journey of Raising a Child with ASD by Thomas DeGeorge
Comprehensive Treatment for Transgender Patients by Fredrick Dombrowski (Part Two)
Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents by Zachary Alexander
Working Effectively with Paranoia by Carole Luby
Mentorship in Counselor Education Programs and Beyond by Ryan Bowers


Friday, August 3, 2018

8.25 Contact Hours/CEUs, (9.25 with Add’l Lunch and Learn Course)

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast, Check-in at Registration


8:00 – 10:00 am - Keynote Address
Early Intervention as the Future of Behavioral Health by Nev Jones Nev Jones, PhD


10:15 - 11:30 am - Breakout Sessions

Early EMDR Interventions by Regina Morrow Robinson
The Impact of Mobile Technology and Social Media on the Adolescent Brain by Penijean Gracefire
Autism or Narcissism: How Do You Tell? By Sarah Swenson
Practicing Mental Health Counseling in Integrating Care Settings by Len Sperry
Fostering Recovery Resilience with Emerging Adult Females by Cindy Sneed
Disengaged in Person, But Engaged Electronically: The Negative Implications of Social Media by Colleen Etzbach


11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch On Own OR Lunch and Learn, 1.0 Contact Hours/CEs (additional ticket purchase required)


12:45 - 2:15 pm - Breakout Sessions

Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery and Resiliency After a Large-Scale Trauma by Melissa Glaser
Adolescent’s Racial Trauma: Supporting the Healing Process by Mercedes Machado
Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity by Angela Skurtu
Physical Threat Assessment and Management in Clinical Practice by Barbara Melton
Eating Disorders – The Case for an Integrated Addiction Model by Marty Lerner
Infusing Neuroscience into CMHC Research and Practice by Eric Beeson


2:30 - 3:00 pm - General Session

Advocacy Training with AMHCA Executive Director Joel E. Miller

3:00 - 4:00 pm - AMHCA Roundtable

Where We’re Going


4:15 - 5:15 pm - Breakout Sessions

The Role of Supervision in Trauma Based Counseling by Eric Jett
The Personal Fairy Tale as Vehicle for Transformation by Elane De Vos
Unity in Diversity: Dynamics in Interracial/Interethnic Marriage by Elias Moitinho
Sleeping Soundly and Sedative Free by Aaron Norton (Part One)
Positive Counseling: Moving from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong by Danny Holland
Moving Through It: Eight Weeks to Emotional and Physical Wellness by Laurie Siegel


5:30 - 6:30 pm - Breakout Sessions

On-Scene Crisis Counseling Through Police Departments: The Victim Services Crisis Team at the Lubbock Police Department by Andrew Young
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Brain Development & Behavioral Health: Neurocounseling Implications by Carryl Navalta
Understanding ASD and Supporting Parents with this Transition by Lotes Nelson
Sleeping Soundly and Sedative Free by Aaron Norton (Part Two)
Sexual Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments by Antoinette Lancaster

Pre-Conference Training Seminars, August 1, 2018

There will be a six hour block of time that you can choose to go to any of three concurring sessions. You're pre-conference fee gets you access to this six hour block of sessions.
$100.00 Members; $125.00 Non-Members
6.0 Contact Hours/CEs Includes Four 90-minute Sessions

10:00 – 10:30 am

Check-in at Registration


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Neurobiology of Trauma and Treatment Implications by Judith Swack
Writing a Clinical Evaluation for Immigration Purposes by Patricia Timerman


12:00 – 1:00 pm - Lunch


1:00 – 2:30 pm

Clinical Supervision: Issues of Accountability by Stephen Giunta
Dropping the Struggle: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Trauma and Substance Abuse by Kevin Waller


2:45 – 4:15 pm

Dissociation and Couples Therapy: Assessment and the Optimal Zone by Regina Morrow Robinson
Clinical Supervision with Consideration of Multicultural Historical Trauma in Communities of Color by Aja King


4:30 – 6:00 pm

Lost in the Forest: A Guide to Understanding PTSD & Trauma by Elaine Dilbeck
Pornography Therapeutic Interventions by James Messina


7:30 – 9:30 pm - Reception at DoubleTree Hotel


Forensic Mental Health Evaluator Certification Course, August 1, 2018

$500.00 Licensed Counselors; $250.00 Students/Interns
8 Contact Hours/CEs in Classroom and all examination fees required for certification and additional training resources are included in price.

Register

7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast, Check-in at Registration


8:30 – 6:00 pm

Training Session with Breaks and Hour for Lunch