2017 APNC FALL CONFERENCE

October 18-20th, 2017
Wrightsville Beach, NC

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is a statewide organization dedicated to helping the individual, family and community understand, prevent, and treat the disease of addiction.

Our educational conferences, held each year in the fall and spring, are designed for Counselors, Prevention Specialists, DWI Assessors, Psychologists, Therapists, EAP consultants, Social Workers, Educators, Students, and others interested in the field.

Conference Highlights:

  • Over 19 Insightful Sessions + Keynote Speaker
  • Up to 18 NCSAPPB Credit Hours
  • Additional CE Credits Available*
  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • Networking Opportunities

Nationally Recognized Speakers

Learn about the latest trends and data from nationally renowned speakers.

Diverse Topics

Choose from 19+ diversified Substance Abuse (SA) focused sessions.

Coffee Breaks Included

Enjoy a variety of snacks and beverages during our various breaks during the 3-day conference.

Networking Opportunities

Meet experts and leaders in the field. Grow your connections!

CEUs/CE Credits

Up to 18 Hours of NCSAPPB Credits, PLUS optional CE Credits available.

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)
2017 Fall Conference

SCHEDULE

DAY 1: Wednesday, October 18
7:45 am - 8:30 am | Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:45 am | Registration & Check-in

Welcome and Plenary Session

Topic: Why a Pill Alone Cannot Solve the Opioid Epidemic
Speaker: Omar Manejwala, MD
8:45 am – 11:45 am
(Morning Break: 10:15 am – 10:30 am)
10:15 am - 10:30 am | Break

Lunch Plenary Session

Topic: APNC Updates and Membership Meeting
Presented By: Tony Beatty
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions I

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm (Afternoon Break: 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm)

 

Session A:
Recovery Overview of Recovery Supports on University and College Campuses
Christopher M. Campau

 

Session B:
Criminal Justice
Michael Torch, M.A., LADC

 

Session C:
PTSD and Veterans

 

Session D:
Best Practice Standards in the Services Delivery of SA Services for individuals with DWI Offenses (Part 1)
Lynn B. Jones, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS

 

Session E:
Prevention Specific Topic Part 1: Supervising the Prevention Specialist
Angela Maxwell, CSAPC

Open 12-Step Meeting

Speaker: David W.
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DAY 2: Thursday, October 19

Concurrent Sessions II

8:30 am – 11:45 am (Morning Break: 10:00 am – 10:15 am)

 

Session A:
Language of Recovery
Ed Johnson, M.Ed., MAC, LPC

 

Session B:
The Application of Motivational Interviewing in Group Therapy: How to Juggle all Components!
Laurie Conaty, LCSW, LCAS

 

Session C:
Clinical Supervision for Substance Abuse Counselors: Roles and Responsibilities
Annie Fongheiser, MA, MS, MAC, CCS

 

Session D:
Best Practice Standards in the Services Delivery of SA Services for Individuals with DWI Offenses (Part 2)
Lynn B. Jones, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS

 

Session E:
HIV: The Evolving Virus
Eli Branscom, LCAS, LPCS, CSI

Lunch Plenary Session

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Nidhi Sachdeva, MPH and Donald McDonald, MSW, LCAS
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm | Break

Concurrent Sessions III

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm (Afternoon Break: 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm)

 

Session A:
Humor and the Recovery Process
Lorrainne Bilodeau, CCS, LCAS

 

Session B:
Recovery Apps
Julie Cole, LMSW, CACII, MAC

 

Session C:
Ethics
Ed Johnson, M.Ed., MAC, LPC

 

Session D:
Best Practice Standards in the Services Delivery of SA Services for individuals with DWI Offenses (Part 3)
Lynn B. Jones, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS

 

Session E:
An Ounce of Prevention: The Impact of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
Elizabeth Montgomery Lee

 

Session F:
Implementing NC’s Opioid Action Plan
Nidhi Sachdeva, MPH
Donald McDonald, MSW, LCAS

DAY 3: Friday, October 20
8:00 am - 8:30 am | Announcements

Concurrent Sessions IV

8:30 am – 10:00 am (Morning Break: TBD)

 

Session A:
Self-Care
William Faulkner, CSAC, CSARFD, ICADC, QTCP

 

Session B:
Lock Your Meds
Anna Godwin, MS, LCAS
Erin Day
Session C:
Small Business Solutions for DWI Providers: Effective Use of Electronic Medical Records and DWI
Kathy Allen, BS, CSAC

10:00 am - 10:15 am | Break

Closing Plenary Session

Topic: Everyone has a story: Developing Empathy
Speaker: Malik Ashhali LCSW, LCAS, CCSA, MAC
10:15 am – 11:45 am

SPEAKERS

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Anna Godwin, MS, LCAS

Anna Godwin, MS, LCAS, is the Coordinator of the NC Parent Resource Center at Families in Action and is currently pursing certification as a Prevention Consultant (CSAPC). She is APNC’s North Eastern Regional VP and is Co-Director of the NC Lock Your Meds statewide campaign. Anna’s favorite job is being mom to Liam and Liza.

Erin Day

Erin is the Director of the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition. She has worked with the Coalition for nine years in the prevention of substance use disorders among young people. She has a degree in Business Administration and Religion & Philosophy from Barton College. She has lived in Wilson for 15 years, has a husband named Aaron, and two children, Audrey & Axel.

NC Lock Your Meds Media Campaign

North Carolina has implemented the evidence based Lock Your Meds Campaign. Come learn how it’s been implemented, what it can mean to your community, and how you can leverage the statewide efforts to create capacity and momentum towards addressing Prescription Medications in your community. The Co-Directors, Anna Godwin & Erin Day, will be presenting this information along with the materials and media that have been implemented.

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Annie Fongheiser, MA, MS, MAC, CCS

“I earned a MLA from Winthrop University, and MS, in addiction psychology from Capella University. I am an independent contractor with 15 years experience in clinical and administrative supervision; an instructor of psychology and Lead Faculty/Area Chair of the College of Social Sciences for the University of Phoenix.”

Clinical Supervision for Substance Abuse Counselors: Roles and Responsibilities

Clinical supervision for substance abuse counselors: Roles and responsibilities will provide an overview of supervision pitfalls and remedies. Various models, qualities and skills of effective supervisors and supervisees. The assessment of competency in supervision is reviewed, followed by a review of aspects of ethics and laws which are relevant to the process.

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Christopher M. Campau

Christopher Campau graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social work. Mr. Campau currently works for the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina as the Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator, where he works as a liaison between the NC/DD/MH/SAS, the University of North Carolina-General Administration, and all schools with a collegiate recovery community.

Recovery Overview of Recovery Supports on University and College Campuses

Introduction to collegiate recovery and its application. This course will provide a base knowledge of collegiate recovery; the history, purpose, and how it fits into the continuum of care. Furthermore, it will give an overview of North Carolina programs, and how to locate them and make proper referrals.

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Eli Branscom, LCAS, LPCS, CSI

Eli Branscom has worked in many settings with clients pursuing sobriety: psychiatric unit, community health clinic, inpatient addiction treatment, and private practice. He embraces a person-centered and strengths-based approach.

HIV: The Evolving Virus

In this session, counselors will acquire techniques and knowledge to facilitate the incorporation of HIV topics into treatment. Obtain current data on medical treatment/prognosis with information about 43+ medications for HIV management.  Key points: significance/relevance of HIV for counselors working in addiction, lethal interactions of some HIV medications, and addictive substances accelerate HIV.

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Lynn Jones, MS, LCAS, CSI, LPC, Program Manager

: Lynn has an MS degree from ECU in Substance Abuse Counseling & Rehabilitation Counseling and has been managing DWI services with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services since 2005. The office authorizes programs statewide, promotes evidence-based practices and monitors 400+ providers to ensure effective services for individuals with DWI offenses. She has over 15 years of substance abuse counseling experience in a variety of settings including: universal, selective and indicated prevention, general outpatient, gender-specific services, intensive outpatient, inpatient, detox and continuing care.

Corrie Swanson, CSAC, DWI Specialist

 

Amy Johnson, MS, LCAS, MAC, DWI Program Reviewer

Best Practice Standards in the Services Delivery of SA Services for individuals with DWI Offenses (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3)

This track will outline best practice standards in the service delivery of SA services for individuals with DWI offenses. The review will incorporate statutory and nationally recognized clinical concepts including multi-dimensional assessment and SMART treatment planning to individualize services within the confines of the laws related to DWI that dictate length of stay and intensity of services. Providing DWI-related services is no easy task but participants will come away with increased understanding of how to manage these cases effectively with an emphasis of meeting the individual needs of those seeking services, while maintaining compliance with state law. There will be hands on, experiential activities in this session for participants.
(Sponsored by: DWI Services – Division of MH/DD/SAS)

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Ed Johnson, M.Ed., MAC, LPC

Ed Johnson obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel. Since March 2010 Ed has worked as a Program Manager for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). He has worked in the field of Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for over twenty-five years in both frontline and supervisory positions and has provided numerous trainings throughout the Southeast on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery related topics.

Ethics

Language of Recovery

Health Care integration will require numerous changes in the field of addiction treatment. Although we refer to addiction as a chronic medical condition, the terms and concepts that Addiction Professionals use are not congruent with standard medical terminology and medical standards of care. This session will explore commonly used AOD Treatment and Prevention terms and concepts and provide more medically congruent alternatives.

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Julie Cole, LMSW, CACII, MAC

Julie Cole is the Executive Director of The Courage Center, an emerging recovery community organization in Lexington, SC, that serves young people and families seeking to initiate and sustain recovery from substance use disorders. Julie has been a social worker and addictions professional for 18 years, and is a person in long-term recovery

Recovery Apps

The first three years of recovery are when reoccurrence rates are the highest so it is important to have long-term recovery support available. This training will examine how technology can extend the reach of recovery support services.

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Kathy Allen, BS, CSAC

As a bi-lateral entry into the field, I started providing services to substance use disorder clients in 2008. I opened my first out-patient treatment facility in 2010 and today direct/operate three facilities in western North Carolina.

Small Business Solutions for DWI Providers: Effective Use of Electronic Medical Records and DWI

Review all of the required documents of a DWI agency and present Easy SA as an electronic records management program

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Laurie Conaty, LCSW, LCAS

Laurie Conaty is a member of MINT and her career has included program development and management, direct practice in SUD and dual-disordered treatment and training and consultation to other professionals. She has vast knowledge of the public and private practice world and is passionate about the delivery of competent, ethical and skilled services with and for clients!

The Application of Motivational Interviewing in Group Therapy: How to Juggle all Components!

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn the application of Motivational Interviewing in group therapies whether the clients are motivated for change, or not. The spirit of MI and how that is critical in group therapy will be emphasized along with how to engage the group in interacting with each other in a way that is consistent with MI styles of communication.

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Lorrainne Bilodeau, CCS, LCAS

Lorrainne Bilodeau has worked in the field of SUDs for more than thirty-five years. Since receiving her MS from Virginia Commonwealth University, she has authored two books, been interviewed on radio talk shows, including NPR, and (always with the help of a humorous style) has presented different topics in various venues.

Humor and the Recovery Process

Humor is important as a means to and as a result of recovery. Therefore, this session will identify the types and functions of humor, how they occur in the stages of recovery, and how these functions can be used to further the recovery process. Techniques to help clients tap into healthy humor will be explored, as well as considerations necessary to determine when to use humor in the therapeutic process.

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Malik Ashhali LCSW, LCAS, CCSA, MAC

Malik received his Master’s in Social Work degree from Winthrop University in South Carolina in 2012. He is currently a self-employed contract therapist working with children and their families. He also holds a position as a clinical supervisor of a substance abuse treatment program. He has 12 years’ experience working with youth and adults with substance use problems. He also has presented trainings on Addiction and Poverty for the NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies and a Cultural Diversity Training for the Juvenile Services Association of NC. His clinical experience includes working with individuals, groups, and families dealing with the manifestations of addiction and other mental health challenges​

Closing Plenary: Everyone has a story: Developing Empathy

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Michael Torch, M.A., LADC

Michael is a Criminologist and addiction treatment provider with over 35 years of experience. He is a Senior Technology Transfer Specialist with Brown University/New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center in its efforts to disseminate Evidence-Based Practices. Was recognized by the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association in 2002 with its “ Life Time Achievement Award”. Currently working in Outpatient Practice and Behavioral Health consultation. Michael has been a trainer of alcohol and drug counselors for over 30 years and currently serves on the faculty of Brown University/New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the New England School of Addiction Studies.

He has extensive experience treating chemically dependent adolescents and trauma victims. His professional experience includes practice in public schools, correctional environments, treating law enforcement personnel, inpatient chemical dependency programs, outpatient practice and as a consultant to a First Nation Healing Program. He currently serves as a member of the US Probation Service’s New England Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Is a certified Trainer with The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. and provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefing to the Boston Police Department subsequent to the Marathon Bombing.

Criminal Justice

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Omar Manejwala, MD

Dr. Manejwala is one of the nation’s leading experts on addiction and the Author of Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough. He a board certified psychiatrist, former medical director of Hazelden and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Catasys.

Why a Pill Alone Cannot Solve the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid use disorders are increasing in prevalence and the number of Americans who die from opioid overdoses is staggering. Medication Assisted Treatment is an important tool that remains significantly underutilized in the treatment of addiction. However, MAT alone will not solve the opioid epidemic. Using a chronic disease approach, Dr. Manejwala will unpack the opioid epidemic, analyze limitations in our current thinking about this crisis and propose alternatives.

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William Faulkner, CSAC, CSARFD, ICADC, QTCP

William Faulkner is currently employed by Recovery Ventures as the Facilities Director and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Mr. Faulkner has been a key staff member with Recovery ventures since 2005. He feels the lessons he has learned from his own experiences aid him in gaining insight into his clients and help him be an empathetic and compassionate professional. Mr. Faulkner has served on the Board of Directors of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Foundation of Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS). He is currently the Secretary for NCFADS. Mr. Faulkner is a very proactive member of the addictions field in North Carolina, and a firm believer in service work within its communities.

Self-Care

Addictions treatment needs are ever growing in our State, and professional self-care is a necessary component in the prevention of burn-out among clinicians.

This track will focus on the importance of self-care for the addiction professional. Techniques, ideas, and suggestions will be discussed, and take away materials will be provided to all participants.

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Elizabeth Montgomery Lee

Elizabeth has been in the field of substance abuse prevention for over 15 years and received her masters in health education from East Carolina University in 2001. She became familiar with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 2013 after my son was diagnosed with an FASD after many incorrect diagnoses. Elizabeth received funding from the Mission Hospital Foundation last year to bring about the awareness of FASDs to the eastern part of the state of North Carolina.

An Ounce of Prevention: The Impact of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

To educate participants about FASDs and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan, and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies. The participant will have a clear understanding of how alcohol impacts the developing brain, identify potential strategies and interventions for individuals that have an FASD and lived experiences of raising a child with an FASD.

SPONSORS

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EXHIBITORS

Addiction Recovery Care Association (ARCA)
Winston-Salem, NC

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA.org

Avertest
Richmond, VA

The Blanchard Institute
Charlotte, NC

Cumberland Heights
Nashville, TN

Dominion Diagnostics
North Kingstown, RI

Dilworth Center
Charlotte, NC

Fellowship Hall
Greensboro, NC

FirstHealth Behavioral Services
Pinehurst, NC

NC Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
NCATOD.org

NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program
Asheville, NC

Origins Behavioral Healthcare
West Palm Beach, FL

Wilmington Treatment Center
Wilmington, NC

Lighthouse Care Center of Conway
Conway, NC

Lakeview Health
Jacksonville, FL

Lauris Technologies
Roanoke, VA

Legacy Freedom Treatment Center
Wilmington, NC

Magnolia Landing
Havelock, NC

McLeod Addictive Disease Center
Charlotte, NC

Monitech
Cincinnati, OH

NC Client Assistance Program
Raleigh, NC

NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies
Greenville, NC

Parent Resource Center
Wilson, NC

Recovery Ventures
Black Mountain, NC

Southeast ATTC
Atlanta, GA

Pavillon
Mill Spring, NC

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Who Attends the Conference?

  • Counselors
  • Prevention Specialists
  • DWI Assessors
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • EAP Consultants
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Students
  • SA Treatment Providers
  • Medical Professionals

NCSAPPB Continuing Education Credits

We have applied to NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for up to 18 hours of credit for the three days. Individual credit will be awarded for each session attended, and NCSAPPB credit is included with conference registration.

CE Credits Available for an Additional Cost:

CE Credits are also available for an additional $20.00. Continuing Education Credit is sponsored by Program Services Continuing Education for:

  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Nurses

Psychologists need to attend the entire event – Computation of credits available to licensed professionals is based on different criteria. For this conference, up to 13 CE Conference credits are available. Please see program for details on which sessions apply.

Program Services is an approved sponsor of continuing education with the American Psychological Association. Program Services remains responsible for the content of the program.

For more information about approvals visit the approval page at: www.programservices.org

All inquiries regarding CE credits should be made to: Karen@programservices.org

All inquiries regarding CE credits should be made to: Karen@programservices.org

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