Schedule

The following schedule is tentative, and is subject to change. A final schedule will be released approximately one week before the conference.

Pre-Conference - Tuesday, September 4th
Time Topic Speakers Room
8:00am - 9:00am Registration    
1
9:00am - 4:45pm
Rethinking Challenging Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach Dr. Stuart Ablon; Director, Think:Kids at MGH; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School  
1
9:00am - 4:45pm
Ethics in the Digital Age Louise A Stanger; Ed.D, LCSW  

 

Updated administrative rules for Licensed Addiction Counselors require 6 hours of ethics and 3 hours of clinical supervision every two years. 

Recovery Reinvented - Wednesday, September 5th

8:00 – 5:00 pm

Recovery Reinvented will be held at the Fargo Civic Center. Learn more and register here!

 

Day 1 - Thursday, September 6th
Time Topic Speakers Room
7:00am - 8:00am Registration    
8:00am - 8:30am Opening    
8:30am - 9:15am The Wise Men and the Elephant: How we got in to this mess and what we must do to get out Dr. Drew Pinsky  
1
9:20am - 10:10am
Using Community-Based Services to Engage People in Client-Driven, Lasting Change: Think Outside the Residential Treatment Box David Mee-Lee, M.D. FASAM  
1
9:20am - 10:10am
Mobile outreach Program (MOP) - Fargo    
1
9:20am - 10:10am
ND Examples of Recovery Services Adam Martin, Founder/President & CEO F5 Project  
1
9:20am - 10:10am
Motivational Interviewing for Non-Clinicians Dan Cramer  
10:10am - 10:25am
BREAK
   
2
10:25am - 11:15am
Do the Next Right Thing: A Family-Centered and Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Use Disorder Treatment among Perinatal Women Nancy Jennings, PATHways Beyond Birth Nurse Navigator, University of Kentucky  
2
10:25am - 11:15am
Advances in our Understanding of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Health Conditions in Women  Ann Rasmusson, M.D. National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Science Division, Dept. of Veteran Affairs  
2
10:25am - 11:15am
Incorporating a Drug User Health Framwork and Working with People who use Drugs (PWUDs) Laura Pegram, Manger, Drug User Health NASTAD  
2
10:25am - 11:15am
Moving Communities Toward Environmental Prevention Strategies Rodney Wambeam, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, University of Wyoming  
11:20am - 12:00pm Be a VBP (Value-Based Payment) VIP Kate Davidson, LCSW; The National Council for Behavioral Health  
12:00pm - 1:30pm
LUNCH (on own)
   
3
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Childhood Trauma and Eating Disorders: Clnical and Scientific Impact and Practical Interventions Stephen Wonderlich, Ph.D., Sanford Research, Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth  
3
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients - The Basics Beck Gee-Cohen, Owner/Consultant BGC Consulting  
3
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Meeting People Where They Are At: Panel Discussion on Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) in the US and North Dakota Moderated by Laura Pegram, Manger, Drug User Health NASTAD  
3
1:30pm - 2:15pm
TBA Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff & Senior Policy Advisor  
2:20pm - 3:15pm TBA Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff & Senior Policy Advisor  
3:15pm - 3:30pm
BREAK
   
3:30pm - 4:15pm Behavioral Health State of the State: Policy and Legislative Panel    
4:20pm - 5:00pm Behavioral Health State of the State: Policy and Legislative Panel Continued    
Day 2 - Friday, September 7th
Time Topic Speakers Room
7:00am - 8:15am Registration    
8:15am - 8:30am Opening    
8:30am - 9:15am The Wellbriety Movement: Cultural Approaches to Recovery J. Carlos Rivera, Executive Director White Bison, Inc.  
4
9:20am - 10:10am
Practices of Mindfulness and Meditation Terry Eckmann, Phd Minot State University  
4
9:20am - 10:10am
Overview of the Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps J. Carlos Rivera, Executive Director White Bison, Inc.  
4
9:20am - 10:10am
Pain Managment without Medication- Who's on your team? Kris R Anderson, DC, MS President-elect ND Chiroptractic Association  
10:10am - 10:25am
BREAK
   
5
10:25am - 11:15am
Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients - Best Practices Beck Gee-Cohen, Owner/Consultant BGC Consulting  
5
10:25am - 11:15am
Law Enforcement's Role in the Harm Reduction Model Detective Sergeant  Ronald Martin
5
10:25am - 11:15am
Understanding Traumatic Stress: Implications for Professionals Working with Addiction

Stephen Wonderlich, Ph.D., Sanford Research, Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth

Nicola Herting, Ph.D. Red River Children's Advocacy Center

 
11:20am - 12:00pm Harm Reduction: Combating the Opioid Crisis Detective Sergeant  Ronald Martin  
12:00pm - 1:30pm
LUNCH (on own)
   
1:30pm - 2:15pm There Has Always Been Drinking in America: Alcohol, History, Culture, and what it all means for Prevention Rodney Wambeam, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, University of Wyoming  
2:20pm - 3:10pm From Absolutes to Context: The Role of Peers in the Changing Philosophies of Addiction and Recovery Patrick Roff, Peer Recovery Consultant  
3:15pm - 4:00pm Discussion of the Impact of Addiction and Recovery on Families Adam Martin and Kristy Johnson, F5 Project