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DAY 1: Wednesday, November 13

Time Topic Speakers Room
7:00am - 8:30am REGISTRATION    
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome Remarks - Behavioral Health is Health   Hall A
8:45am - 9:45am Root to Rise - A Warrior's Journey* Dan Nevins Hall A
9:45am - 10:00am BREAK   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
1
10:00am - 11:00am
Advances in North Dakota Addiction - from Prevention to Recovery Moderated Discussion Hall C
1
10:00am - 11:00am
Transforming Systems to Meet the Needs of North Dakota Families Moderated Discussion Prairie Rose 101-103
1
10:00am - 11:00am
ND Behavioral Health Resources, Expanding Access to Services Moderated Discussion Prairie Rose 104-105
11:00am - 12:30pm LUNCH (ON OWN)    
12:30pm - 1:30pm Charting the Unknown Ryan Sallans Hall A
1:30am - 1:45pm BREAK   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
2
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Minority Stress and LGBTQ Identities* Ryan Sallans Hall A
2
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Yoga as a Treatment for Stress Dan Nevins Hall C
2
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Trauma-Informed Care for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth: Creating a Safer Environment for Everyone Erica Smith Prairie Rose 101-103
2
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Peer Parent Support: What's It All About? Toni Donnelly Prairie Rose 104-105
2:45pm - 3:00pm BREAK   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Behavioral Health in North Dakota - Milestones in Behavioral Health   Hall A
4:00pm - 5:00pm Cracked Not Broken - The Kevin Hines Story* Kevin Hines Hall A
5:00pm - 6:30pm Reception   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)

 

*Sessions approved for continuing credits through the ND POST Board

DAY 2: Thursday, November 14

Time Topic Speakers Room
7:30am - 8:30am REGISTRATION    
8:30am Welcome - Education and Behavioral Health Partnership Superintendent Kirsten Baesler Hall A
8:30am - 9:30am The Challenge of Suicide in the United States* Dr. Melinda Moore, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Hall A
9:30am - 9:45am BREAK   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
3
9:45am - 10:45am

Understanding Suicide and its Aftermath - for Clinicians

Dr. Melinda Moore

Hall A
3
9:45am - 10:45am
Boundaries and Ethics for Peer Support Specialists Jean Dukarski, Appalachian Consulting Group

Hall C

3
9:45am - 10:45am
Rights and Implications of Olmstead Dr. Andrew McLean, Lewis Bossing, Dr. Rosalie Ethrington Prairie Rose 101-103
3
9:45am - 10:45am
Medication Assisted Treatment  and Supporting Incarceration Facilities with Innovative Approaches Michael White, MCJ; Director of Community Programs, Community Medical Services Prairie Rose 104-105
10:45am - 11:00am Break   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
4
11:00am - 12:00pm
Understanding Suicide and its Aftermath - for non-clinicians Dr. Melinda Moore Hall A
4
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cultural Awareness in Peer Support Jean Dukarski, Appalachian Consulting Group and Heather Demery, Peer Support Specialist Hall C
4
11:00am - 12:00pm
Shared Decision-Making Dr. Andrew McLean, MD, MPH Clinidal Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Science UND Prairie Rose 101-103
4
11:00am - 12:00pm
Mental Health Aspects of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities David O'Neal, MS, LMHC, MHP; Director IDD Services at SOUND Prairie Rose 104-105
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH (ON OWN)    
1:30pm - 2:15pm Overview of North Dakota the Medical Marijuana program* Jason Wahl, ND Department of Health Hall A
2:15am - 2:30pm Break   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
5
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mindfulness in the Workplace: Self Care, Well-Being and Impact Jeffon Seely Hall A
5
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Introduction to Psychotropic Medications Dr. Andrew McLean Hall C
5
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Peer Support's Vital Role in Promoting Recovery While Supporting Treatment Across the Behavioral Health Continuum* Steven Samra, Associate, C4 Innovations Prairie Rose 101-102
5
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Peer Support in a Clinical Practice Setting

Cheryl Gagne

Prairie Rose 103-104
5
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maternal Mental Health Dr. Lea Berentson Prairie Rose 105
3:30pm - 3:45pm BREAK   Exhibit Hall (Hall B)
3:45pm - 4:45pm Mindfulness: A Guide to Health, Happiness and Success* Jeffon Seely Hall A

 

*Sessions approved for continuing credits through the ND POST Board

POST-CONFERENCE: Friday, November 15
Time Topic Speakers Room
7:30am - 8:30am Registration    
6
8:30am - 10:30am
It's not the car you see that runs you over: Ethics for Behavioral Health Clinicians* Mike Bricker, MS, CADC-II, NCAC-2, LPC; Strong Integrated Behavioral Health Prairie Rose Room 101-103
6
8:30am - 10:30am

Implementing Peer Support: Administrative and Supervisory Issues*

Cheryl Gagne Prairie Rose Room 104-105
10:30am - 10:45am Break    
7
10:45am - 12:45pm
It's not the car you see that runs you over: Ethics for Behavioral Health Clinicians - CONTINUED Mike Bricker Prairie Rose Room 101-103
7
10:45am - 12:45pm
Implementing Peer Support: Administrative and Supervisory Issues - CONTINUED Cheryl Gagne Prairie Rose Room 104-105
12:45pm - 2:00pm Lunch (offsite)     
8
2:00pm - 4:00pm
It's not the car you see that runs you over: Ethics for Behavioral Health Clinicians - CONTINUED Mike Bricker Prairie Rose Room 101-103
8
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Implementing Peer Support: Administrative and Supervisory Issues - CONTINUED Cheryl Gagne Prairie Rose Room 104-105

 

*Sessions approved for continuing credits through the ND POST Board