Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Spring Training Institute 2011

Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Spring Training Institute 2011

Please refer to your conference packet for information regarding completing the evaluations and obtaining CEUs. CEU certificates will be e-mailed June 6 for all evaluations completed by June 3.

Dates and Locations:



Registration Fee:


Early Special Extended until April 19, 2011

  • $165.00 full program
  • $85.00 Thursday only
  • $85.00 Friday only


from April 20, 2011 to May 20, 2011

  • $190.00 full program
  • $100.00 Thursday only
  • $100.00 Friday only


Printed handouts available for $25 additional fee (handouts will consist of materials turned in by May 1, 2011)



or use this STI Printable Registration Form (right-click and choose save-as)


A Video Message from the Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Keith Schafer, to watch click here.




McCallum Place Webster Wellness Professionals

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Room Reservations:

Tan-Tar-A Resort and Conference CenterState Road KK, Osage Beach, Missouri


Room Reservations: 1-800-826-8272 (Mention Spring Training Institute when making your reservation.)




Program Description:


The Missouri Department of Mental Health���s Spring Training Institute brings professionals together in the fields of substance abuse, mental illness and developmental disabilities to share evidence-based practices. This will be two full days of presentations and workshops with 60 separate sessions that will broaden your knowledge and enhance the understanding of the critical services provided to the citizens of Missouri. Sessions will be grouped into 8 subject matter tracks: Children, Youth and Families; Compulsive Gambling; Co-occurring Disorders; Criminal Justice; Faith-based and Recovery Supports; Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Prevention; and Trauma.


Program Presenters:


Conference At A Glance (right click and choose save-as to download)


Opening Keynote

Mike Mayer

Beyond Benefits – Getting a Life Through Work



Criminal Justice

  • Culture of Confinement: Lived Experience of Criminal Justice Involved Clients, Duane Cummins, MS
  • Integrating Mental Health and Corrections: The Sequential Intercept Model, Robert Reitz, PhD & Felix Vincenz, PhD
  • When the Money Runs Out, Nancy Box. Angela Casimere and Sheree Waggoner
  • Surviving the Absent Father, Guy Wheeler
  • Circle of Courage Mentoring Program: A Positive Behavioral Support Model, Khalil Osiris, MA
  • SAMSHA GAINS, Rick Gowdy, Phd



Substance Abuse Prevention & Mental Health Promotion

  • The Lifeguard Workshop: A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Suicide among LGBTQ Youth���Research, Public Policy and Educational Programing from The Trevor Project, Nathan Belyeu
  • Partners for Success: An Innovative Treatment Intervention for FASD, a Brain-Based Disability, Leigh Tenkku, PhD, MPH
  • State Epidemiological Workgroup: New Routes to Gathering Data, Susan DePue, PhD
  • Sexting and Internet Misuses Harmful to Youth: Key Issues, Sgt Paul Cordia FASD
  • The Advantage of Blending Wellness and Behavioral Health, Chad Morris
  • Prescription Drugs: Legal-NOT-Harmless, Marilyn Bader, MS



Children, Family & Youth

  • Family Leadership Training: Learning Skills to be Effective Family Leaders, Lu Ann Reese
  • An Overview of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports, Danielle Starkey, Susan Brawley, & Tom Hairston
  • Navigating Rough Waters: Transition Practices for Preparing and Facilitating Young People with SED into Adulthood Roles, Hewitt B. ���Rusty��� Clark, PhD, BCBA & Nicole Deschenes, Med
  • The Department of Mental Health – Department of Corrections Canine Connection in Promoting Mental Health, George A. Lombardi and Keith Schafer, EdD
  • Emergency Preparedness: New Opportunities for Strengthening Community Resilience, and Helping Children and Youth, Anita Chandra, PhD



Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Parity 101: How Macro-economic Forces are Changing the Business of Addiction Treatment, Patrick Gauthier
  • Employment First: Making Competitive Employment a Priority, Nancy Nickolaus & Virginia Selleck
  • Preparing People to Change: A Skill Building Training, Craig Minor, MA, LPC, CASAC, CCDP-D, Lauren Moyer, MSW, LMSW, CCDP-D, CCGC
  • Lessons Learned from the Missouri Foundation for Health Co-Occurring Initiative, Andy Homer et al
  • Developing Local Funding for Mental Health Services in Your County, Bruce Sowatsky, Rita McElhany
  • Creating an Organizational and Provider Culture to Promote Employment, Mike Mayer



Faith-Based & Recovery Supports

  • ROSC is Setting Sail! Don���t miss the Boat, Scott Breedlove & Brenda Schell
  • The Role of the Peer Specialist in Person Centered Planning, John Higgins, Mdiv, MSW
  • The Faith-Based Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-Step Method of Addiction Recovery, Linda Mercacdante, PhD
  • Healthy Eating: Feeding the Body & the Soul, Randall C. Flanery, PhD
  • Spirituality and Recovery, Guy Wheeler




  • Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury and Differentiating TBI from Psychiatric Illness, Thomas Martin, Psy.D., ABPP, John Bennett, MS, CCC-SLP (Watch the Free Web Conference on April 26, 2011)
  • Clients Creative Service Provision: Achieving Recovery Through Creativity, Kasey Harlin, MA, CSAC I, CCDP-D
  • Catching Them Before They Fall: Integrating SBIRT Services in MO Healthcare, Barbara Keehn et al
  • Using Effective Language to Rapidly Relieve Psychological Trauma, David Kohlhagen, MEd
  • Therapy with HIV Positive: Clinical Practices to Use Now, Sara Nelson-Johns, LCSW, MSW
  • Treatment Issues in Combat Related PTSD: Effective Approaches, Shawn O’Connor, PhD



Compulsive Gambling

  • Problem Gambling, Impulsivity and Executive Function. How are the Brains of Gamblers Different? Dave Ledgerwood
  • Predictors of Treatment Participation and Outcome among Problem Gamblers. Where should we Focus Treatment Efforts? Dave Ledgerwood
  • Motivational Interviewing for Problem Gamblers, Ty Lostutter, PhD
  • Suicide Risk Assessment, Intervention and How it Relates to Problem Gambling, Ty Lostutter, PhD
  • New Research on Natural Recovery from Disordered Gambling, Wendy Slutske, PhD
  • New Research on the Susceptibility to Develop a Gambling Disorder, Wendy S. Slutske, Ph.D.



Super Sessions

  • Moving the Field Forward: First Steps for Providers, Patrick Gauthier
  • Health Care Reform, Mayme Young & Jan Heckemeyer
  • Wounded, Guy Wheeler
  • Mask-U-linity: Why Good Boys Become Bad Men, Khalil Osiris, MA
  • Medication Assisted Treatment from a Counselor’s Perspective: Integrating MAT with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and 12 Step Principles in the Treatment of Addictions, Ned Presnall, MSW, LCSW, Percy Menzies, MPharm
  • Adolescent Drug Trends, Vicky Ward



Hot Topics

  • Librarian411.org Update, Nancy Nickolaus, LMSW
  • Health Care Reform: Implications for the Regional Workforce, Pat Stilen
  • Healthy IDEAS – Older Adult Depression, Sally King and Pam Stoelzel
  • Professional Self Care: What Are My Ethical Obligations, Tamitha Price, ACSW, CSWM, LBSW-IP, BSBA



Closing Keynote

Walter Kisthardt, PhD

Fueling the Flame of Compassion…Harnessing the Power of Creativity and Joy in Our Lives and in Our Work!





Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

Special Pre-Conference Workshop

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Continuing Professional Education:




The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 15.3 clock hours or 18.3 contact hours (1.8 CEUs) for this activity.


National Board for Certified Counselors


MIMH is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCCTM) approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program has been approved for 15.3 clock hours of continuing education credit.




The Compulsive Gambling track will be applicable toward renewal of certification for Compulsive Gambling Counselors.


Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification


MIMH has requested up to 15.25 clock hours, of which 1.5 may be approved as Ethics hours.


Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board


MIMH has been approved for 15.25 clock hours, of which 1.5 are approved as Ethics hours.




The MIMH credit will fulfill clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri.


If your profession is not listed above or if you are from outside of Missouri, check with your Board prior to completing this program to ensure you are seeking the proper accreditation.


To obtain a letter of attendance indicating hours earned, you must keep track of your hours and submit. Submission will be done online, so please make sure we have a valid e-mail address.


Conference Actions:




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