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2023 Fall Conference Agenda

Monday, Oct 23

9:00 A.M.

Check in 

10:00 A.M..

Welcome and Opening Keynote
The New World: Thriving through the Unexpected
Tym Rourke 

11:30 A.M.

Missouri Population Health: A Case Study
Brent McGinty and Julie Heitt

The Language of Recovery
Danielle Jusko, MPH

Treating Opioid Use Disorders with MAT/MOUD: Then, Now, and What Comes Next
Kristin Cain, PhD, LCMHC, CCS

12:45 P.M.

Membership Lunch
DMH/DD/SUS Director Kelly Crosbie
Rob Morrison, NASADAD

2:00 P.M.

Exploring & Managing Bias Against People Who Use Drugs
Donald McDonald, MSW

Surviving the Intersections:  Where Morals, Values, and Ethics Collide
James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, AADC

How to Write (and Actually Win) Grants
Morgan Coyner, MFA

Substance Use Disorders and Disability Rights Laws: Eliminating Barriers to Healthcare
Sara Harrington and Dane Mullis

3:15 P.M.

Catch Me BEFORE I FALL: Advocacy and Guidance on taking care of SELF as a Peer Support Specialist

Mastering the Art of Hiring, Onboarding, and Retention
Mike Lifshotz

Updates from DSOHF Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers
Erin Bowman, LCAS, LCSW, CCS
Sue Angelo, MA, MBA
Mike Howard MSW, LCAS, CCS

Jade Butler, MS, LCMHCS, CCS, LCAS

Understanding the Very Disease We Are Trying to Prevent
Kym Laube

4:30 P.M.

Understanding our Differences Within Recovery
Mike Hooper CPRS, CADC-R

So You Want to be a Supervisor

Cultural Humility: Handle With Care
Suzanne Mizsur-Porter, BA, CCHW
Philip Cooper, NC CPSS, CHW

Prevention in a Changing Marijuana Landscape
Chantel Lincoln, MPH, CPH

5:30 P.M.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday Oct, 24

7:30 A.M. 

SMART Recovery Meeting
Pete Rubinas


8:00 A.M.

Check In/Registration

9:00 A.M.

Keynote Speaker

Courage, Creativity, and Determination: The Mario Bonds Story
Mario Bonds

10:25 A.M.

Creating a Collegiate Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Jarmichael R. Harris, MS, LCAS
Andrew Elman, LCMHC, ATR

Cause I’m Feeling Good: Using Emotional Intelligence Across the Continuum
Kym Laube

HIV Prevention and Treatment: What You Need to Know
Bianca Skinner

Ethics in Supervision: The Self of the Supervisor in Action
Chaz Franke, LCSW, MSW

11:25 A.M.


1:00 P.M.

Radical Collaboration: How Diversified Deployment of EMS Resources Can Revolutionize Your Community’s Healthcare Ecosystem
Nathaniel Metz EMT-P/CHW, President/CEO
Dock Henry, CAPRC-2, CRS/CHW

The 13th Sector: Engaging Philanthropy in Substance Use Prevention
Tym Rourke

Strategies to Implement Detention-Based MAT and SUD Programming and Services
Tremaine Sawyer, LCSW, LCAS-A
Marc Strange, LCAS, CCS, LCMHC

Nurturing the Inner Child: Holistic Modalities and Inner Child Work for Addiction Professionals’ Recovery from Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Serena Gunn, CADC, ADS

2:15 P.M.

SAMHSA’s Prevention Updates and Key Initiatives
Sarah Potter

Addiction= Dissociation + Trauma
Heather (H LS) Scarboro, MEd, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC

Operationalizing Value Based Contracting in the BH/SUD Space: Aligning Performance and Best Practice
Lizzy Reklau, MBA
Patrice Clayton, MS

There is No Parity Without Equity
Victor Armstrong

3:30 P.M.

Understanding I/DD and SUD – A Curriculum For Use
Peggy S Terhune, Ph.D, MBA, OTR/L, B.
Todd Posey, M.Ed. LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS

Breaking Barriers and Building Walls: Real Solutions for Securing Safe,  Sober, and Sustainable Housing for the Justice Involved
Gene Call MDiv, CADC-R, Design-Build Contractor, Ordained Pastor

Cultural Competency in Military Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention: An Introduction of Military Culture and How Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention are Implemented Inside the Gate
Samuel K. Lewis, BMT, CPS

4:45 P.M.

Student Networking Event

Wednesday, Oct 25

7:00 A.M.


7:30 P.M.


9:00 A.M.

Introduction to Creative Expressive Arts
Samuel K. Lewis, BMT, CPS

A Look at the Legislative Session and Big Policy Changes
Julia Adams-Scheurich, MSL
Dave Richard

Embracing The “Other” MAT: Following the Road Map to a Tobacco-Free Culture of Care
Carleen Crawford, BSBA
Stephanie Gans, LCAS, MSW, NCTTP  

Helping Our Heroes: The Impact of Trauma and SUD in Police and First Responders
Ward Blanchard, MFT, MBA, LCAS, CCS

10:15 A.M.

Closing Keynote