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 TEXAS

ASSOCIATION

OF

ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS 

AUSTIN CHAPTER

PRESENTS

2020 ADDICTION SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY APRIL 17

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

COMMONS LEARNING CENTER

JJ PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS

10100 BURNET RD

AUSTIN, TX 78758

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 1

REGISTRATION OPENS

The event attracts approximately 400 professionals and allies in the addiction/recovery field  from across Texas and the United States.

 

On-site registration is from 7:30AM - 8:00 AM

  • 6 CEUs for clinicians & mental health professionals (partial CEUs are not available)

  • Networking with professionals representing facilities throughout Texas & US 

  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks

  • Affordable registration 

  • Raffle prizes & games

  • Location at Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus

QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDING THE SYMPOSIUM CONTACT

LISA MODUR

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL, 14 2020

Registering to attend the Symposium must include payment and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. We cannot 'hold' a seat for unpaid attendees. Payment must be completed on-line to secure registration. Checks are not accepted.

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SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2020

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST

COMMONS LEARNING CENTER

JJ Pickle Research Campus

10100 Burnet Road

Austin, TX 78758

7:30 - 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

 

8:00 - 8:15 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS

 

8:15 - 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

PETER GAUMOND

OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY (ONDCP)

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

“OPIOID CRISIS"

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM

SPEAKER

CADE SAURAGE

"INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT" 

10:00 - 10:15 AM

BREAK - NETWORKING - EXHIBITS

 

10:15 - 11:15 AM

SPEAKER

LAURA GEFTMAN, LCSW

"MARIJUANA | NEW DECADE"

11:15 - 12:15 PM

SPEAKER

DR. BOB BEARE, Ph.D, LPC-S

"ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY TEST"

12:15 - 1:00PM

LUNCH

1:00 - 1:15 PM

BREAK - NETWORKING - EXHIBITS

1:15 - 1:30 PM

SPEAKER

GENE KUNTZ, LAC, LMT

"MINDFUL MOVEMENT MADE EASY"

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM

SPEAKER

MARIA WESLEY-PINION, LCSW, CSAT, EMDR 

"PORN & SEX ADDICTION"

2:30 - 2:45 PM

BREAK - NETWORKING - EXHIBITS

 

2:45 - 3:00 PM

CONTEST/RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

3:00 - 4:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

"POSITIVE BODY IMAGE | POST RECOVERY"

MODERATOR 

LORELEI GONZALEZ, MPA

PANEL SPEAKER

ADRIEN PACZOSA, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

PANEL SPEAKER

CHARLES MCGARTY

PANEL SPEAKER

KATHRYN GATES

4:00-4:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

DAVID HUTTS

2020 AUSTIN TAAP SYMPOSIUM

 SPEAKER BIO'S & PRESENTATION TOPICS

PETER GAUMOND

OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY (ONDCP)

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

"OPIOID CRISIS"

Peter Gaumond joined the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP) in October 2010 as the Chief of the Recovery Branch. He currently serves as a Senior Policy Analyst supporting the National Cocaine Coordination Group (NCCG) and helps coordinate the activities of the NCCG and the ONDCP Public Health, Education, and Treatment Group. In this capacity, Peter provides expertise on a wide range of public health policy and regulatory issues.

 

As Chief of the Recovery Branch, Peter helped frame the federal government’s approach to improving long-term recovery outcomes, assisting in the development of national policy goals and objectives and creating and implementing plans to achieve them.

 

Peter has more than 25 years’ experience in the substance use disorder treatment and recovery field. Prior to joining ONDCP, Mr. Gaumond served as a Senior Associate at Altarum Institute, where he provided technical assistance to states and tribes implementing initiatives funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Access to Recovery Program, and at Abt Associates, where he served as Project Manager for the SAMHSA Partners for Recovery Initiative.

 

Before moving to the Washington, DC area, Peter served as the Administrator of Program Development for the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA). In that role, he was charged with improving systems and services, and overseeing a wide range of initiatives, programs and projects budgeted at approximately $30 million annually. He led a team of 10 who applied for and managed federal grants and who implemented and managed innovative projects funded by the state, such as the development of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatment networks, compulsive gambling treatment, and cross-system, cross-agency teams to serve homeless people with substance use, mental health, or co-occurring disorders. He also represented DASA on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Continuum of Care. Earlier, Mr. Gaumond served an analyst at the Illinois Bureau of the Budget (now the Illinois Office of Management and Budget) , where he was responsible for the budgets of the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, the Department of Aging, and the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.

 

Before joining the State of Illinois, Mr. Gaumond served as a program director, family educator, and counselor in the addictions treatment field; as an English and French instructor; and, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina-Faso, West Africa, where he taught at the University of Ouagadougou. As a person in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol, Peter works to raise awareness of addiction and recovery in order to reduce the stigma and misunderstanding that still surround substance use disorder and thereby help remove obstacles that can prevent people with SUD from achieving long-term recovery and fully rejoining and contributing to their communities.

 

Mr. Gaumond holds an MA from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and a BA in English from Marquette University. He also studied at the Université de Paris V (Académie Rene Descartes) and at the Université de Paris IV (La Sorbonne). He serves on the Executive Committee of the Alumni Board of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

CADE SAURAGE

UM DIRECTOR, NAATP FACULTY, MC PARTENRING

 

Cade has worked in managed health care since 2002. Before coming to La Hacienda in 2014, he was corporate director of managed care for the largest behavioral health company in the nation. At La Hacienda he supervises utilization strategy to maximize insurance coverage for patients, and builds partnerships with national organizations and managed care affiliates. Cade, who is himself in recovery, says “Making sure that a patient has enough time in clinical care and counseling—so they can start over with a new life—that is why I’m passionate about utilization review,”  He has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a minor in political science and government from Texas State University.

"INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT"

Behavioral health, managed care and the effective utilization of insurance policy coverage can and will often decide what treatment options are accessible for individuals dealing with mental health and/or substance abuse. It has never been more important to know your trade and Utilization Management is a crucial component of today’s behavioral healthcare.

 

Are Texas providers prepared for 2020 developments which are already underway? Do providers understand that relationship and partnership is the only option in working with Payers?

 

Most importantly, I want to help good, solid Texas programs in business for the right reasons figure out how to represent themselves and our industry in the Managed Care partnering effort

PRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To help Texas treatment providers....
1. Prepare for what we can expect from Insurance companies in 2020
2. Learn to make certain that Utilization Review Dept. and process is effective and productive
3. Learn to create a sustainable partnership with Managed Care organizations built on common ground

LAURA GEFTMAN

LCSW

FOUNDER & CEO OF THE CALM, COOL & COLLECTED,

THERAPIST / CANNABIS COACH IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

 

Laura Geftman is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and Cannabis Coach in Private Practice, and the Founder and CEO of The Calm, Cool & Collected. After working for 10+ years in various roles in the addiction/recovery industry, Laura became more interested in discovering the benefits of cannabis than watching more people die from opioid addiction. After years of research and consulting on other cannabis businesses, Laura created The Calm, Cool & Collected to help create some understanding of the benefits, risks, methods, products, and services regarding the use of cannabis to treat mental health conditions.

"MARIJUANA |  A NEW DECADE"

This program is for mental health professionals who are seeking clinical training to improve their knowledge of cannabis use for mental health conditions, including implications for addiction/recovery. Participants will be provided an overview of endocannabinoid system, cannabis/CBD, and new cannabinoid medicine findings.

PRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Introduction and overview of cannabis, hemp and their chemical compounds including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
2. Explanation of the endocannabinoid system including neurotransmitters, and receptors.
3. Review on medical marijuana finding regarding addiction treatment.
4. Assessing medicinal cannabis use vs cannabis use disorder

DR. BOB BEARE

Ph.D, LPC-S

 

Dr. Bob Beare, Ph.D, LPC-S is in long term recovery and has been a leader in the mental health and addiction fields for 20 years. He holds advanced degrees in music, theatre, clinical psychology, and organizational psychology. He is the founder/CEO of The Deep Waters Recovery Network (addiction and trauma programming), The Brave Heart Experience (men’s intensive healing workshops), and hosts The Recovery Crew podcasts. Bob is the author of The Creative Fire: 10 Weeks to Emotional and Creative Fitness, is a licensed counselor supervisor, and has been Clinical Director and Senior Clinical Consultant at several treatment centers in Texas and Hawaii.

"ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY TEST"

The Enneagram - A Fun and Practical Tool for Transformation
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious" C. G. Jung
No one "likes" to look at their shadow. The Enneagram is a dynamic personality exploration process that helps us and our clients have fun with self reflection. In this interactive session, we will explore the 9 personality types and how the process supports our inner work as helping professionals, and can be a highly effective tool for working with addiction and trauma.

PRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Understand the 9 Enneagram Personality Types
2. Learn how Jungian principles of persona and shadow correlate to the Enneagram, and are relevant to addiction treatment
3. Learn how to use the Enneagram for personal development
4. Learn how to use psychodramatic sociometetry for group learning

"All attendees are encouraged to take at least one enneagram personality test online before the symposium. There are some short free ones online, and a longer one at enneagraminstitute.com. THE TESTS ARE NOT CONCLUSIVE! This is an exploration. Study the types that score highest." 

- Dr. Bob Beare

MARIA WESLEY-PINION  

LCSW, CSAT, EMDR

CLINICAL SEX ADDICTION THERAPIST

 

Maria Wesley-Pinion, LCSW-S, CSAT is a licensed clinical social worker supervisor and a certified sex addiction therapist.  She is EMDR trained and works extensively with clients struggling with various addictions such as porn and sex addiction as well as substance abuse disorders and body image/eating disorders.  Maria has special expertise and training in Partner Betrayal trauma for those struggling with the trauma associated with betrayal due to sex and porn addiction.  She also works extensively with individuals struggling with family of origin trauma.  She is trained in the Pia Mellody, Post Induction Training Model for family of origin trauma.   In her private practice she works with individuals and couples.  She also facilitates groups for partners of sex addiction as well as those struggling with sex/porn addiction.  Maria’s passion lies in helping individuals and couples struggling with intimacy and relationship disorders relating to addiction and trauma.

"PORN | SEX ADDICTION"

I will present an overview of Porn and Sex Addiction especially as it relates to its comorbidity with Substance Use Disorders. What qualifies as Porn or Sex Addiction will also be discussed as well as factors that make an individual more susceptible to Porn and/or Sex Addiction such as childhood trauma, sexual abuse, early porn exposure, etc.

PRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Understand Porn or Sex Addiction and how it is identified.
2. Learn to differentiate Fused Addiction with Sex and Substance Use and Co-existing addictions.
3. Identify where to refer clients with Porn/Sex Addiction.

Overview of Sex/Porn Addiction
I.  How is someone identified as sex or porn addiction?
II. How does Sex/Porn Addiction get fused with Substance Use Disorder?
III. Resources for Sex / Porn Addiction:
A. SAA, SA, SLAA
B. Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) - the importance of therapists trained in sex addiction

 SYMPOSIUM

 PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS

"POSITIVE BODY IMAGE | POST RECOVERY"

LORELEI GONZALEZ

MPA

PANEL MODERATOR

Lorelei Gonzalez, MPA, is a passionate advocate for women’s issues and a communications expert based in Austin, Texas. Lorelei is the Program Director of HERdacity, a local nonprofit dedicated to female empowerment through career development and confidence building. Lorelei also launched her own communications consulting company, Siren’s Song Consulting, in 2019. She specializes in helping small businesses and start-ups refine their messaging and presentation styles.

Lorelei obtained her Bachelors from the University of Arkansas and her Masters from the University of Colorado; additionally, she is certified in nonprofit management. Lorelei is an active volunteer serving Austin’s recovery community, currently on the Board of the Austin chapter of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. When not working, she is decompressing at the movies, spending time with her spouse, adoring her cats, or generally being an extrovert about town!

ADRIEN PACZOSA RD, LD, CEDRD-S

RD, LD, CEDRD-S

"DIETITIAN"

 

Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. She is the founder of I Live Well Nutrition as well as being the founder of Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.

 

Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Adrien began her path towards nutrition by falling down. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Adrien began her career as a staff dietitian at hospital in downtown Chicago. In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007

CHARLES MCGARTY

"RECOVERY COACH"

 

Charlie the owner/operator of Active Recovery Coaching is a certified personal trainer, recovery coach and yoga instructor. He also holds certifications in fitness nutrition, ropes course and y12sr (yoga 12 step recovery). Charlie has worked in several well-known treatment centers creating wellness programs to maximize client’s physical health during their inpatient stay. He has worked with the kitchen staff to ensure healthy meal planning, preparation and use of nutrient dense foods.  Instructing yoga classes and group training sessions to men and woman daily with a focus on individual care as well. This has become a passion of Charlie’s because of his decade long battle with drugs, alcohol and an eating disorder. He has 6 years in recovery where he has personally lost 125lbs., quit a 2 pack/day cigarette habit and found purpose in working with others.

KATHRYN GATES

"MOVEMENT & TALK THERAPY"

 

With a systemic perspective on health, Kathryn Gates uses movement and talk therapy with those seeking freedom from substance dependence over/under eating and painful relationships with their bodies. Kathryn is certified by the American Council on Exercise, has a BFA in dance, and a Masters in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kathryn is proud to help launch Austin‘s first body positive, size inclusive fitness studio, Autonomy Movement, engaging in physical health practices that include (rather than negate) emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational health

GENE KUNTZ II

LAC, LMT

FOUNDER & CEO OF CURE WELLNESS

"MINDFUL MOVEMENT MADE EASY"

 

Gene Kuntz has been in the wellness industry for 12 years. He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and meditation, tai chi and qi gong instructor. He works closely with several addiction recovery centers in the Austin area offering personalized treatments and classes for clients through every step of the recovery process.

 

I can’t meditate!!! My mind just keeps racing! For most of us, quieting the mind can be difficult. This program is for anyone who has found it challenging to calm the constant chatter of the mind. This 15 minute preview introduces the audience to simple conscious movement and breathwork techniques that can be integrated easily and effectively in everyday life as tools to manage stress and anxiety.

 

PRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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1. Clearing off the negative energy of the day

2. Creating healthy boundaries by feeling and understanding your own energy

3. Combining breath, movement and intention to cultivate a peaceful and mindful state

4. Meditation on-the-go