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40th Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference Schedule

This page lists an outline of the conference schedule. Click on the buttons below to view detailed descriptions for each day’s program. 

Links to download handouts for each session follow the session descriptions. Handouts are added to this site as they become available from the presenters. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

8-9 a.m. Plenary

Trauma, Addiction, and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Treatment
Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D.

9-9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Seeking Safety: An Evidence-Based Model for Trauma and Addiction
Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D.

Boys Will Be Men: Road to Recovery
Dennis L. Morrow, M.A.Ed., M.B.A.

Ethics, Law, and Risk Management in 21st Century Clinical Practice
Douglas S. Querin, J.D., LPC, CADC-I

An ACT of Compassion: Shame and Self-Stigma in Addiction
Jason Luoma, Ph.D.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch 

1:30-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Creating Change: The Process of Healing from Trauma
Lisa Najavits, Ph.D.

Gangs and Addiction
Organizer: Erika Preuitt
Moderator: Antoinette Edwards, City of Portland Office of Youth Violence Prevention

Ethics, Law, and Risk Management in 21st Century Clinical Practice 
Douglas S. Querin, J.D., LPC, CADC-I
Continued from morning

How to Help People NOT Change
Debbie Cairns, M.S., LPC  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

8-9 a.m. Plenary

The New ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Addictive Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions – What’s New and Why?
David Mee-Lee, M.D.

9-9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Skill-Building in Understanding and Using the ASAM Criteria
David Mee-Lee, M.D.

The Next Five Years: The Future of Prevention, Treatment, and Responsible Gambling in Oregon
Mark Douglass, LPC, NCGC-II/BACC, CADC I

Ethics and Clinical Supervision: Constructs, Concerns, and Collaborative Conclusions
Lisa Aasheim, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC (WA), ACS

CRAFT: Helping Family Members Motivate Loved Ones Towards Treatment
Jessi Frothingham, LMFT

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Motivational-Interviewing: New Concepts in the 2013 Edition
David Mee-Lee, M.D.

Gambling Machines, Capitalism and the Brain: Why Some People Can’t Stop
Rick Berman, M.A., LPC, CADC III, CGAC II

Preventing Practitioner Burnout with Mindfulness
Laura Martin, LCSW

CRAFT: Helping Family Members Motivate Loved Ones Towards Treatment (Continued from morning)
Jessi Frothingham, LMFT 

Friday, July 18, 2014

8-9 a.m. Plenary

Addictions Treatment System and Health System Transformation: Planning for Change
Devarshi Bajpai, CADC-III, M.B.A., Addiction Services Manager, Multnomah County Mental Health and Addictions Services Division

9-9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Medication Assisted Treatment
Ron Jackson, M.S.W., LICSW
Sponsored by Northwest ATTC

Helping Our Veterans (two 90-minute sessions):
Session 1 of 2: Military Culture, Training, Trauma, and Domestic Violence
Eddie Black, B.S.

Session 2 of 2: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The War Inside
Bonny McCormick, LPC, NCC, CADCI

Sexual Health: A New Ally for Improving Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST

Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (FULL)
John Porter, M.S.
Sponsored by Northwest ATTC