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NWIAS Presentation Materials & Handouts

Below is the current list of presentation slides, handouts and supporting documents we have received from conference presenters. This page will be updated as more documents are made available, but please note, all presenters will not be providing these materials.

NWIAS will not provide printed handouts for attendees, so if the below documents are of interest, please download or print them for your use prior to the conference


Wednesday, July 19

The Biology of Loss: The Impact of Trauma on Physical, Mental and Behavioral Health, and the Path to Healing, Gabor Mate, MD

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

Trauma Informed Care and Assertive Engagement, Erin Fairchild, MSW, Kate Gigler, MSW, Tash Shatz


Thursday, July 20

Rethinking Challenging Behavior: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
A private link to these materials will be included in registrant reminder emails prior to the conference.

“What’s Love Got to Do With It”: Addiction, Attachment and Turning the Echoes of Childhood Trauma into the Language of Resilience, Mike Bricker MS, CADC-II, LPC

  • Presentation Slides: When Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds…Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Behavioral Health (PDF)
  • Presentation Slides: Caught on the Horns of Dilemma…Attachment Trauma in Early Development -> Complex Trauma as Adults (PDF) (3 per page with notes)
  • Presentation Slides: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care…When the Past is Always Present (PDF) (3 per page with notes)
  • Presentation Slides: “What’s Love Got to Do With it?” Addiction, Attachment and the 13th Step (PDF) (3 per page with notes)
  • Additional handouts and materials (zipped folder)


Friday, July 21

Opioid Addiction and Youth, Bradley Anderson, MD, Beth Magee, LPC, CADC I