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official 2014 conference program
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
2014 COMMUNITY
CO
MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………………………....2
Conference Planning Committee…………………………...…………………………………..3
Conference Schedule Summary…………………………………………..……..……………...4
Master Session Scheduling Grid………………………………………………………….……..5
Thank You Exhibitors & Sponsors…………………………………………………….…….…9
Conference Detailed Schedule……………………………………………………….……...…10
Entertainment……………………………………………………………………………………...….45
Awards…………………………………….…………………………………………………….……...…46
Featured Speakers / Members…...………………………………...……………………...….47
Exhibitor Hall Map / Booth Listings……………………………………………………….…48
Exhibitor Descriptions…………………………………………………………………………..…50
Event Map………………………………………………………………………………………….……..55
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2014 CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Paula Childers, South Metro Human Services
Rosalin Chrest, Family Life Mental Health Center
Louise Clyde, Blue Cross Blue Shield MN
Glenace Edwall, MN DHS - Children's MH Division
David Fullerton, MN DEED Vocational Rehab Services
Denise Gardner, Fernbrook Family Center
Charles Heinecke, Medica Behavioral Health
Kimberly Holm, Woodland Centers
Barbara Liebo, Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Elizabeth McKay, Management HQ
Harold Pickett, Headway Emotional Health Services
Steven Pratt, MN DHS-State Operated Forensic Services
Adrianne Prettyman, Management HQ
Robert Reedy, Rise, Inc.
Dara Rudick, MACMHP
Maria Tatzmann, Maria Marino & Associates
Khu Thao, Touchstone Mental Health
Kristine Vesley
Jill Wiedemann-West, People Incorporated
Claire Wilson, MACMHP
Jeannette Witham, Central MN Mental Health Center
Rose Zilka, Management HQ
Shelly Zuzek, Vail Place
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MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
2014 COMMUNITY
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6:00 - 6:45am
Optional Sunrise Yoga
9:30am - 12:00pm Pre-Conference Institute
7:15 - 8:15am
Networking Breakfast
12:00 - 1:00pm
Institute Lunch at the DECC
8:00am
Exhibitor Hall Opens
1:00 - 2:30pm
DHS Commissioner Session
8:30 - 9:45am
Plenary Session
2:30 - 5:30pm
Pre-Conference Institute
10:00 - 11:00am
Sessions
11:00 - 11:30am
Break in Exhibitor Hall
11:30am- 12:45pm
Sessions
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
1:00 - 2:00pm
Lunch & Learn Sessions
2:00 - 2:30pm
Break in Exhibitor Hall
2:30 - 5:45pm
Sessions
4:10pm
Exhibitor Hall Closes
6:00 - 8:30pm
Optional Banquet & Happy Hour
8:00 - 8:30am
Registration for Institute
8:30 - 11:30am
Pre-Conference Institute
11:00am
Registration for Conference
10:00am
Exhibitor Hall Opens
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
1:00 - 2:30pm
Opening Address
6:00 - 6:45am
Optional Sunrise Yoga
2:45 - 5:30pm
Sessions
7:15 - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast
5:30 - 6:30pm
Welcome Reception
8:15 - 11:00am
Sessions
5:30pm
Exhibitor Hall Closes
11:15am - 12:00pm Closing Address
6:30 - 7:30pm
Bonus Evening Sessions
12:00 - 12:30pm
2:45
4:15
5:30
Trauma-Informed Parent Coaching: An Innovative Approach to Fostering
Mental Health in Children
Tina Feigal
Incorporating Massage for
Victims of Trauma and Abuse
Cassandra Anderson
Raffle Drawing
LSB L
GBF 2
LSB O
FRR1
Creating Successful Change
Jeanne Supin
LUNCH
1:00 - 2:30pm
DHS Commissioner
Listening Session
Lucinda Jesson
LSB O
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8:30 - 11:30am
Creating Successful Change
Jeanne Supin
2:30 - 5:30pm
Creating Successful Change
Jeanne Supin
LSB O
OPENING ADDRESS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
9:30am - 12:00pm
LSB J
Lake Superior Ballroom J
FRR 1
LSB K
Lake Superior Ballroom K
LSB L
SRR 2
Psychological Services with Older
Adults in Nursing Homes
Anne Marie Vorbach, Dan Burow
LSB L
The Invincible Summer…
Building Resilience and Changing the
Paradigm of MH Treatments
Melanie Groves
FRR 1
FRR 2
Schizoaffective Disorder:
Confusion in Psychiatric Diagnosis
Reaches New Heights
Kevin Turnquist
LSB L
Human Trafficking: Juveniles and Trauma
Kelly Hall, Sargent Grant Snyder
LSB MN
PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE
LOCATION KEY
Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) for Co-Occurring
Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
Piper Meyer-Kalos, Julie Rohovit
Becoming a Better Therapist
Barry Duncan
LSB MN
Lake Superior Ballroom MN
LSB O
Lake Superior Ballroom O
FRR 1
French River Room 1
FRR 2
French River Room 2
SRR 1
Split Rock Room 1
SRR 2
GBF 1
Gooseberry Falls 1
GBF 1
Boundaries and Ethics: Navigating
the Grey in a Changing World
Geoffrey Meyer
SRR 1
Breaking Good: Will ACOs Break Good or Bad for Behavioral Health
Organizations?
Michael Scandrett, Jonathan Lips, Phil Deering, Shauna Reitmeier,
Grace Tangjerd Schmitt, Mary Fischer
Lake Superior Ballroom L
Split Rock Room 2
Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment and Effective Treatment
Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
Janet Yeats
The Challenge of ICD-10/DSM-5
for the Health and Human Service
Industry
Pat Stream, Lisette Wright
FRR 2
NAMI In Our Own Voice
Jode Freyholtz-London,
Eve Divine
From Cuckoo's Nest to
Cognitive Neuroscience:
My 46 years in The
System
Pete Feigal
LSB O
Hmong Women and Mental Health
Alyssa Vang
SRR 1
6:30
GBF 3
Non-suicidal Self-Injury: Everything You Always Wanted to Know
but Were Afraid to Ask
Hal Pickett
WELCOME RECEPTION
Registration for Institute
LSB J
9:00am
1:00
Barry Duncan
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
The Heart and Soul of Change
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
LSB K
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE SUMMARY
GBF 2
Gooseberry Falls 2
GBF 3
Gooseberry Falls 3
GF
Granite Floor
HI
LSB O
Holiday Inn
TOPIC KEY
LSB O
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ADULT
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How to Fix a Broken Mental Health System
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
OPTIONAL SUNRISE YOGA
Kevin Turnquist
LSB J
8:30
10:00
11:30
4:15
6:00
Play Therapy Techniques for Anxious Children:
Adlerian Approach
Susan Dannen
The Fourth Ring: Assessing
Cyber-Interactions in Adolescents
with Eating Disorders and Co-Morbid
Depression
Beth Brandenburg, Julie Lesser
SRR 2
Dual Diagnosis in Juvenile Justice
Programs: Questions to Ask, Ideas to
Explore
Geoffrey Ammerman
FRR 1
LUNCH & LEARN
Billie Joe McAllister Jumped Off The
Tallahatchie Bridge
Pete Feigal
LSB MN
Juveniles with Mental Health Issues: Armed and Vulnerable
Hal Pickett
Trauma and our Hmong Children
Alyssa Vang
Attachment Issues in a Multicultural
Context
Maria Tatzmann
LUNCH & LEARN
Uncovering Self-Stigma
Maureen Edstrom
Beyond ADHD: The Diagnosis of Families in Recovery:
Attention Symptoms
Understanding Systemic
Chris Bedford
Dynamics to Promote Healing
Mary Casey Ladd
SRR 1
LSB O
GBF 1
FRR 1
FRR 2
GBF 2
SRR 1
Culture as Intervention: Using American Indian Culture as a Tool
to Promote Self-Healing in American Indian Clients
Muskadee Montano, Rocky Makes Room For Them
LSB L
GBF 3
LUNCH & LEARN
Smoking Cessation For People Living
With Mental Illnesses
Elizabeth Muenchow
LSB L
Group Programming for Clients with
Comorbid Chronic Pain and Mental
Health Diagnoses
Morgan Cusack, Chris Malone
FRR 2
Community Treatment for Special
Needs Adults Who Have Committed
Sex Offenses
H. Mitzi Doane, Brian Peterson
SRR 2
LUNCH & LEARN
Quiet in the Corner: Plugging the Gaps
of Inmate Mental Health in Jail
Gary Norman, Kristi Holcomb,
LSB O
Holly Hanson
Let's Talk About Sex!
Becca Stickney
Community Services for Victims of TBI
Manfred Tatzmann
Principles of Therapeutic Healing
Mathias Karayan
LUNCH & LEARN
MHCSN of MN..., Whoa! What are all
Those Letters?
Jennifer Prueser
SRR 2
De-Escalation: What Helps
When People are Upset
Russ Turner
LUNCH & LEARN
Intentional Engagement
Sarah Krohn, Dana Grethen
Family Law and Alternative
Dispute Resolution
Charles Goldstein
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)
for Suicide Prevention
Donna Fox
Mastering Challenges in Case
Management with Personality
Disorder Clients
Kate Harri
LSB MN
SRR 1
Effectively Serving the Trauma
Survivor
Tracey Wilkins, Kandee Timmerman
Motivational Interviewing to Address
Obesity and Eating Disorders
Julie Lesser
Learning with Laughter
Max Rowland
Stigma: What Role do we Play in
Perpetuating or Ending it?
Geoffrey Meyer
GBF 3
Fiscal and Service Trends in Adult
Mental Health in Minnesota
Jerry Storck
LSB MN
Integration of a Clinical Pharmacist
into your Mental Health Agency:
Challenges and Successes
Julie Gambaiani
FRR 1
GBF 3
GBF 2
Integrated Dual Disorder
Treatment and DBT
Amy Dols, Dina Elias
LSB MN
GBF 1
FRR 2
LSB O
LSB L
Healing the Wound: The
Family's Journey through
Chemical Dependency
Mathias Karayan
GBF 1
How to Create an Integrated
Telehealth Psychiatric Service
Program for Rural Mental
Health Populations
SRR 1
Sara Emich, Michael Farnsworth
Navigating Through School
Mental Health Services Funding
Jill Johnson, George Holt
Mental Health Targeted Case
Management Services: Reform and
Provider Review
Richard Seurer, LaRone Greer
GBF 1
Integrating Primary Care into
Your Behavioral Health Practice
Heather Geerts, Dave Cook,
Scott Gerdes, Casey Langworthy
LSB L
Behavioral Health Homes:
Planning Status in Minnesota
Richard Seurer, Jennifer Blanchard,
Danielle Montoya-Barthelemy
LSB O
Balancing Safety and Integration
Steven Pratt
Impact of Olmstead &
Collaborating with
Communities
Sue Abderholden, Shep Harris
SRR 2
FRR 2
LSB L
TOPIC KEY
YOUTH
2:30
LUNCH & LEARN
Creating Circles of Courage: Vision
School Based Program
Marcia Engel, Susan Dannen
FRR 1
LSB O
PLENARY SESSION
1:00
The Double ARC: An Adaptation of the Behavior Cycle - How to Respond &
Antecedent, Response, Consequence
Manage Behavior
(ARC) Exercise for Use in Addressing
Mary Beth Kelley
Parent-Child Conflict
SRR 1
GBF 2
Linsey Utzinger, Jessica Cici
LSB K
7:15
LSB K
HI
6:00
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
OPTIONAL BANQUET & HAPPY HOUR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
SRR 2
TOPIC KEY
ADULT
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ADMINISTRATIVE
YOUTH
ADULT
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MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:15
10:00
THANK YOU, PREMIER VENDORS & SPONSORS!
11:15
12:00
LSB J
Staying Out of Power Struggles: Treating Oppositionally Defiant Youth
Dean Grace
LSB J
7:15
GF
HI
6:00
LSB L
GBF 3
GBF 3
Developing Trauma Informed
Practice
Sheena Gasner, Liz Cronin
Healing Trauma with Mindfulness
and Movement
Macarena Corral, Dana Rees
FRR 1
LSB MN
FRR 2
Building a Bridge Between
Telehealth, HIE, and Broadband
for Behavioral Health Providers
Cheryl Stephens, Jeff PlunGBF 2
You Can't Make Me, I Want To Do It
Geoffrey Meyer
LSB O
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Susan Dannen
LSB O
PARTICIPANT RAFFLE DRAWING
Heroin’s Silent Partner:
The Rise of Hepatitis C Infections
in Minnesota
Bonnie Rossow
GBF 1
FRR 1
WRAP for Teams
Jode Fryholtz-London
Medica
Medica is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA®) for its Minnesota
Medicaid HMO plans and commercial health plans in Minnesota and North Dakota.
FRR 2
Biofeedback for Improving Clinical
Expectations and Outcomes
Peter Meilahn
Hearing Voices: The Battle Within
Russ Turner
Blue Cross is one of most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world.
CLOSING ADDRESS
COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
OPTIONAL SUNRISE YOGA
Keeping the Body in Mind: The
Scientific Practices of Mindfulness
and Movement - An Introduction
to Yoga Calm (Pre-K - 12th
GBF 2
Grade)Chrissy Mignogna
TOPIC KEY
YOUTH
SPONSORS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Ken Barlow
Weight-Based Bullying in Youth
Joan Orrell-Valente, Linsey Utzinger
Thriving With Mental Illness
Got Grief? Practioner’s Toolbox for
Addressing Grief, Loss & Trauma
Mechele Pitt, Brenda Anderson
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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, MN Chapter
IRCS, Inc.
Avalon Educational Institute
Yoga North
Minnesota Department of Human Services, State Operated Services Division
PLATINUM EXHIBITORS
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Geritom Medical, Inc.
GOLD EXHIBITORS
Ingenuity Health
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
Janssen Biotech
Mental Health Systems, PC
Minnesota Center of Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH)
NorthStar Technology Group
Qualifacts
ADMINISTRATIVE
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CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Creating Successful Change Workshop
The Heart and Soul of Change
Jeanne Supin
Tuesday, September 16th , 9:30am – 5:30pm with Lunch, Lake Superior Ballroom O
& Wednesday, September 17th, 8:30 -11:30am, Lake Superior Ballroom O
Barry Duncan
Wednesday, September 17th, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom J
OPENING ADDRESS
Besieged by change? Overwhelmed by transforming too many things all at once? Change is
hard. And while it may never be easy, good tools can make change much easier. In this session
learn and apply practical, successful ways to conquer resistance and to design, inspire and
achieve lasting change.
For over twenty-five years, Jeanne Supin has guided behavioral health providers, authorities and payers through
successful change and toward leadership, management, and workforce excellence. She is skilled at helping
seasoned and emerging leaders amplify strengths to create personal and professional transformation and to
improve services, organizations, and systems of care. Her scope extends from programs and departments; whole
organizations; and integrated organizations and stakeholders across a system, region, or state. As president and
CEO of Watauga Consulting, Inc. (founded 1996) Jeanne's consultancy offers consultation, technical assistance,
training, and coaching in the following areas: leadership and management development, change management,
professional discovery & development, managing across generations, self-care for leadership vitality, team
excellence, workforce development and excellence, healthy conflict, affiliations and mergers,
strategic planning, needs assessments. Despite the serious and weighty content of her work, Jeanne's style is
easy-going, open, collaborative, and joyful. She sees potential, illuminates vision, and will nudge you toward
achieving what once seemed impossible. She'll probably make you laugh, too.
Tuesday, September 16th, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
Lucinda E. Jesson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, will meet with
attendees for a 90 minute listening session to discuss ideas for improving mental health services in
your area.
Drop outs are a problem, many clients do not benefit, and therapists vary in effectiveness.
Highlighting what clients bring to the endeavor and that neglected old friend, the alliance, this
keynote provides a recipe for enhancing outcomes based upon how change actually happens,
starting with the inclusion of client feedback.
Barry Duncan, PsyD is the Director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project, a practice-driven, training and research
initiative that focuses on what works in therapy, and more importantly, how to deliver it on the front lines via client
based outcome feedback, or what is called the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The
Project website, https://heartandsoulofchange.com, is a major dissemination vehicle of Dr. Duncan's work with over
250 free downloads. Barry is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. He
has over one hundred publications, including sixteen books addressing client feedback, consumer rights, and the
power of relationship. Combining those topics, his latest book, On Becoming a Better Therapist (2nd ed., APA, 2014)
describes PCOMS as a way to both improve client outcomes and accelerate therapist development. PCOMS has been
implemented across the US and around the world and is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based
Programs and Practices. Drawing upon his extensive clinical experience and passion for the work, Barry's trainings
speak directly to the front line clinician. His work addresses how we can re-remember and achieve our original
aspirations to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Everything you Always Wanted to Know but Were
Afraid to Ask
Hal Pickett
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Gooseberry Falls 2
Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) has always been a difficult issue to face in therapy and a difficult
issue to treat effectively. This presentation presents anthropological underpinnings to body
modification and its relationship to self-inflicted injury.
Hal is a Clinical Psychologist with twenty years of experience working with youth and families in the clinical setting,
schools and forensic environments.
Refreshments and
Coffee Breaks in the
Edmund Fitzgerald
Exhibitor Hall
The Invincible Summer… Building Resilience and Changing the Paradigm of
MH Treatments
Melanie Groves
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 - 4:00pm, French River Room 1
"In the depths of winter, I discovered in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus. From the
cutting-edge science of neuro-plasticity to the ancient practice of mindfulness/meditation we
realize that MI is best treated with a mind/body/spirit approach. The resilience movement is
helping those who struggle to take a proactive role in the treatment of our disorders. Training
our brains and caring for our bodies is the key to a healthy mind.
Melanie Groves is one of the most requested speakers on mental illness in the Midwest, particularly on issues of
abuse, PTSD, eating and cutting disorders and turning chronic fear into joy and how she turned those terrible
wanderings into a journey of hope with tens of thousands of high school students, churches, corporations and medical
professionals.
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Breaking Good: Will ACOs Break Good or Bad for Behavioral Health
Organizations?
Michael Scandrett, Jonathan Lips, Phil Deering, Shauna Reitmeier, Grace Tangjerd Schmitt,
Mary Fischer
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
Presenters will use themes from the TV series Breaking Bad to analyze new health care reform
models such as Accountable Care Organizations for the implications, risks, and opportunities or
behavioral health organizations. Panelists will describe three examples of how behavioral
health organizations are partnering successfully in ACO models.
Phil Deering is the REACH regional coordinator and implementation manager at Stratis Health. At REACH he leads a
team of consultants help primary care providers and Critical Access Hospitals in Minnesota and North Dakota
throughout the adoption and implementation of electronic health records technology. Once REACH clients have an
EHR, REACH assists them in achieving Meaningful Use, which is a mandated government standard for the use and
exchange of electronic health information. Phil is a hands-on consultant with expertise in project management,
process documentation and redesign, software systems implementation, organizational change management,
facilitation, and instructional design and training. Phil has a proven track record of helping clients, large and small,
from large integrated delivery networks like Allina to community clinics like Face-to-Face Health and Counseling
Services. Phil has a BS in Botany, University of Montana.
Mary Fischer is the Executive Director at Southern Prairie Community Care. Mary is leading the effort of Southern
Prairie Community Care to develop the first Rural Community Care System in Minnesota and the United States. With
a focus of implementing Minnesota’s patient-centered health care home concepts, improve coordination between
providers and participants, implement data driven care models and engage participants, the system is set to launch in
January 2014. Mary has worked in Minnesota’s public health care sector for over 25 years. Her past positions
include; Regional Administrator of Avera Medical Group in Marshall, MN and Director of Human Services for
Pipestone and Nobles counties in Minnesota as well as Assistant Director of Human Services for the counties of
Lincoln, Lyon and Murray, MN. She is a current member of the Minnesota Hospital Association Mental Health Task
Force and has held several board positions including; the Minnesota Human Services Redesign Council, MACSSA
Children’s Services Committee, Association of Minnesota Counties Futures Planning Group and the National
Association of Social Workers. Mary received her Master of Science in Social Work from St. Catherine/University of
St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Jonathan Lips, JD provides legal, consulting and public policy services to Halleland Habicht clients, including health
care safety net organizations and community nonprofits served by the LPaC Alliance arm of the firm. His experience
includes state and federal regulatory compliance, health licensing requirements, Medicaid and Medicare payment
issues, contract preparation and management, and corporate governance, as well as developing policy strategy,
drafting legislation, and advocating with legislators and agency officials. Prior to joining Halleland Habicht, Jonathan
served as Vice President of Advocacy and general legal counsel for Care Providers of Minnesota, a statewide
association of older adult services providers. He has counseled both providers and consumers of health care services,
and currently serves on Minnesota’s Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Committee.
Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare and cognitive disabilities fields
and received her Master in Social Work from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She serves as the Executive
Director of the Northwestern Mental Health Center which serves a comprehensive array of behavioral healthcare
services to adults, children and families across six (6) rural counties of Northwest Minnesota. She has extensive
experience of working in integrated healthcare programs with the Washtenaw Community Health Organization in
Ann Arbor MI and working with the SAMHSA/HRSA funded Center for Integrated Health Solutions through the
National Council for Behavioral Healthcare to transform and implement Bi-Directional Primary and Behavioral
Healthcare Integration through Collaborative Systems of Care. In addition, she brings to the organization over 7 years
of direct involvement in the leadership and oversight of Quality Improvement, Provider Relations and Network
Management. Based on these efforts with community collaboration, Northwestern Mental Health Center has just
been awarded an MDH/DHS SIM eHealth grant scheduled to implement the fall of 2014.
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(Continued…) Michael Scandrett, JD is an attorney and consultant with Halleland Habicht PA, a law and consulting
firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also serves as the President of LPaC Alliance, an arm of the firm that
provides discounted and pro bono services to health care safety net organizations and community nonprofits who
serve low-income, uninsured, disadvantaged and special needs patients and clients. Michael's practice spans heath
care law, consulting and public policy. His clients include health care clinics and providers, nonprofit agencies, community coalitions, foundations, and government agencies. He focuses his practice on health care reform and health
system change and the implications, risks and opportunities of system-wide changes for health care organizations.
He has organized and facilitated coalitions and collaborations to improve health care through initiatives focused on
access to care, cost containment, mental health, dental care, public health, and quality improvement. Before joining
Halleland Habicht and its predecessor firm, Michael was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Health
Plans, Executive Director of the Minnesota Health Care Commission, and Legal Counsel to the Minnesota Senate.
Grace Tangjerd Schmitt’s history with Guild Incorporated goes back to 1986 when services were provided under the
auspices of The Guild of Catholic Women. She was appointed President in 1990 as part of the founding of Guild
Incorporated. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Social Work and spent early years working in the psychiatric
unit at Brainerd State Hospital and for County Social Services. Those experiences helped form her values about
what’s needed to successfully treat schizophrenia and other illnesses – community support and the ability to work
with people “in vivo”, in life. Under her leadership, Guild has grown from serving an estimated 125 individuals in
1990 to more than 2,300 across all service lines in 2013. She has led the organization in many innovations:
implementing the “housing first” concept in the early 90s, achieving CARF accreditation, modeling supported
employment, engaging in the current Hospital to Home project and most recently launching Equilibrium (EQ) services
for youth age 16 - 20. Grace is active in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Minnesota, the Mental Health
Legislative Network (MHLN), and the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP).
Trauma-Informed Parent Coaching: An Innovative Approach to Fostering
Mental Health in Children
Tina Feigal
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Gooseberry Falls 3
Traumatized, grieving children behave in mystifying ways. Parents reach out to them with love,
only to be snapped back at with disrespect, anger, rage, and physical confrontation. What’s
going on here? Can we bring true understanding and methods to heal the broken hearts of
children and parents alike? Definitely, and let’s not wait.
Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. is the Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child. A
former school psychologist, Tina is the mother of three wonderful sons, and grandmother of a 1-year-old grandson.
Tina's passion is bringing peace to homes and schools, by helping adults to heal challenging child behavior with the
specific, highly effective Present Moment Parenting and Teaching. Since 2000, she has operated her business, the
Center for the Challenging Child, now a branch of Anu Family Services. As a coach and trainer, Tina supports adults in
applying the techniques in her books "The Pocket Coach for Parents" and "The Pocket Teacher Coach.". Tina trains
coaches as part of her vision that every adult who wants a parent coach can pick up the phone and find one! Tina has
been featured as the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 Extra's "Supernanny." Learn more about parent coaching
and coach training at www.parentingmojo.com.
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Becoming a Better Therapist
Incorporating Massage for Victims of Trauma and Abuse
Barry Duncan
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 - 4:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
Cassandra Anderson
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 - 4:00pm, Split Rock Room 1
Client feedback provides an early warning system that identifies clients who aren't responding
to business as usual, allowing the lack of progress to be addressed in a proactive way that keeps
clients engaged while new directions are sought. This workshop details the nuts and bolts to get
you started with your next client.
Cassandra Anderson, C.M.T. and Wellness Program Manager of Avalon Educational Institute,
shares the basics of the brain’s physiology during trauma; why incorporating massage into a
layered treatment plan can lead to more thorough recovery for the client/patient; and the
hallmarks of what to look for when identifying a bodywork professional to work with.
Barry Duncan, PsyD is the Director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project, a practice-driven, training and research
initiative that focuses on what works in therapy, and more importantly, how to deliver it on the front lines via client
based outcome feedback, or what is called the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The
Project website, https://heartandsoulofchange.com, is a major dissemination vehicle of Dr. Duncan's work with over
250 free downloads. Barry is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. He has
over one hundred publications, including sixteen books addressing client feedback, consumer rights, and the power of
relationship. Combining those topics, his latest book, On Becoming a Better Therapist (2nd ed., APA, 2014) describes
PCOMS as a way to both improve client outcomes and accelerate therapist development. PCOMS has been
implemented across the US and around the world and is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based
Programs and Practices. Drawing upon his extensive clinical experience and passion for the work, Barry's trainings
speak directly to the front line clinician. His work addresses how we can re-remember and achieve our original
aspirations to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Cassandra J. Anderson first received her extensive anatomical and physiological knowledge of the human body in the
1,275 hour program at Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic, and extends this knowledge in
depth and breadth at every opportunity. She has always focused her practice on clients with chronic pain, be it
physical or emotional. Cassandra has worked with people ranging from athletes with over-use patterns, to those with
terminal degenerative diseases, to victims of trauma and abuse, and prides herself on being able to address clients
with specific needs. In May of 2012, Cassandra opened the doors of Avalon Educational Institute's Wellness Program.
In this program she hopes to benefit our community by providing resources in the form of education, therapeutic
services, and wellness based movement arts. It has been the goal of the Avalon Wellness Program to unite emerging
and complementary therapeutic fields with mainstream health care since its inception. Cassandra's life goal in a
nutshell is to promote optimism and a proactive lifestyle of health and wellness for individuals and our communities.
The Challenge of ICD-10/DSM-5 for the Health and Human Service Industry
Lisette Wright, Pat Stream
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 - 4:00pm, French River Room 2
The ICD10 and DSM5 transitions brings an unprecedented change to those in the community
mental health industry. The ICD10 and DSM5 mandates require clinicians and organizations to
understand the processes, federal requirements, and nuances of transitioning to the two
manuals. This session will introduce the audience to the new codesets, discuss the interplay and
applications of the DSM5 and ICD10, and give practical advise on how to prepare your
organization.
Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) for Co-Occurring Mental
Illness and Substance Abuse: Overview and Strategies for Integration in
Every Session
Piper Meyer-Kalos, Julie Rohovit
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Split Rock Room 2
Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery for co-occurring disorders (E-IMR) was developed
to provide integrated treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. In this presentation, we
will discuss the core features of Enhanced IMR include teaching strategies for integration and
tips for “keeping it on the table” that include partnering with a person in a collaborative
manner to address unhealthy behaviors.
Lisette Wright, M.A., has over 20 years of experience in the health and human service industry. She specializes in
Health Information Technology helping organizations with EHR selections and complex implementations, ICD-10/
DSM-5 transitions, coding and revenue cycle management, Meaningful Use program establishment and compliance,
strategic planning, and Health Care Reform initiatives such integrated care models. Ms. Wright began her career
providing clinical services in Minneapolis, MN at a community behavioral health center. She is a frequently retained as
national presenter on the ICD-10/DSM-5. Pat Stream has 22 years of experience serving the Health and Human
Services, Financial, Construction, and Technology Industries in Sales, Business Development, Business Analysis,
Training, and Consulting. For the past 8 years he has developed the Clinical service offerings at Procentive and
currently leads their Customer Success and Consulting group. He specializes in helping mental and behavioral health
care organizations with Process Improvement, Workflow Automation, and implementing EHR best practices to their
success.
Piper Meyer is the director for the Minnesota Center for Mental Health. Dr. Meyer graduated from Indiana University
Purdue University Indianapolis with a doctorate in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology. Currently, she is co-leading the
individual therapy component (Individual Resiliency Training) for the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode
(RAISE) project. Dr. Meyer is an international trainer and consultant for Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) for
the last nine years. Her current research projects include examining training and consumer outcomes surrounding
the integration of treatment for mental health and substance abuse and chronic health problems. She has specialized
in psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment for first episode psychosis with interests in recovery, positive psychology,
and psychosocial treatment for people with severe mental illness. Julie Rohovit, Ph.D. is the program director for the
University of Minnesota's Addiction Studies Certificates and Masters of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral
Health and lead Principal Investigator for the Minnesota Center for Mental Health. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Rohovit
has been provided integrated co-occurring mental health and substance abuse clinical care with CPMI clients, created
integrated curriculum and academic programming for graduate students and provided clinical training. In addition to
her clinical, training and teaching experience, Dr. Rohovit has worked as a prevention specialist with and has
consulted and presented nationally on using social norms to promote healthier decision making and behaviors.
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Human Trafficking: Juveniles and Trauma
Psychological Services with Older Adults in Nursing Homes
Kelly Hall, Sgt. Grant Snyder
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
Anne Marie Vorbach, Dan Burow
Wednesday, September 17th, 4:15 – 5:30pm, French River Room 2
Some have regarded prostitution as a “victimless crime.” But even if they are rescued, child sex
trafficking victims can be affected physically and psychologically for years. Traffickers use
psychological and emotion abuse to control their victims. Identification of victims is the priority
in order to help rescue more kids. The collaborative approach between Minneapolis Police Dept
and Hennepin County probation and social services to help these juvenile victims.
The need for clinicians to work with older adults, specifically those in long term care, is
increasing. This presentation will offer guidance regarding the problems of working with older
adults as well as how to assess the older adult in a way that will guide clinical work. Techniques
will be presented that clinicians can utilize to improve the effectiveness of their work with
older adults.
Kelly Hall has been involved with Hennepin County Juvenile Probation since 1998, and currently carries a Gender
Specific Caseload. Hall has been a leading advocate and resource for the Hennepin County Juvenile Probation division.
She specializes in female sexually exploited youth and collaborates with community resources and agencies. Sargent
Grant Snyder is the Lead Investigator in the Minneapolis Juvenile sex trafficking unit. Has an extensive background in
teaching and educating professionals.
Daniel Burow is a psychologist, author and teacher. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the
University of South Dakota School of Medicine where he managed the PTSD clinic. Daniel left USD to pursue his
interest in developing socially responsible health care systems and in 1999 he was a founding partner of Curaquick
Clinics a medical service provider that operates low cost basic health care clinics in Hy-Vee Grocery Stores in Iowa,
South Dakota and Minnesota. He has trained extensively in Hypnosis and Body-Centered Psychotherapy and has
completed clinical internships in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Geriatric Psychology. Daniel has worked for Deer
Oaks Mental Health for 9 years as a geriatric psychologist. Deer Oaks is a Geriatric Psychology specialty practice that
provides clinical services in 18 states and currently serves over 600 facilities. Daniel is the Clinical Director for Deer
Oaks and he supervises Deer Oak's mental health operations in 9 states. Daniel has extensive experience in geriatric
mental health care including assessment/testing, psychotherapy services and QA/Medicare compliance. He also
works as a consultant to psychology and psychiatry practices working to develop innovative, responsible and
effective delivery systems. Daniel is an author and has published book chapters on peace studies and PTSD as well as
a book, Rebels Poets and Mystics, published in 2008. Anne Marie Vorbach is a psychologist who has worked in a wide
variety of settings and with a geriatric population since early 2013. Her experience includes working with children
who have been through trauma, crisis assessment and intervention, adults with serious mental illness, in a DBT
program, with an eating disorder specialty clinic, in a private school setting, and in a community mental health center.
She is also well versed in psychological assessment with clients of all different ages. She has been board certified in
clinical psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology since 2012.
Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment and Effective Treatment
Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
Janet Yeats
Wednesday, September 17th, 2:45 – 5:30pm, Gooseberry Falls 1
Hoarding Disorder impacts individuals, families, professionals, and communities. Hoarding is a
mental health disorder that has public safety implications. Current community responses tend
to focus on the very real public safety concerns, but do not address the mental health impacts.
This presentation will provide a background and effective response to hoarding.
Janet Yeats is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Janet earned her
master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel University, and a second master's degree in Family Social
Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of trauma, grief and loss on
hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She has
published multiple articles on hoarding disorder and ambiguous loss. Janet teaches courses in trauma and hoarding in
the marriage and family therapy master's degree program at Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She
currently practices therapy in her private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, and chairs the Minnesota Hoarding Task
Force.
Hmong Women and Mental Health
Alyssa Vang
Wednesday, September 17th, 4:15 – 5:30pm, French River Room 1
Common mental health problems affecting Hmong women are depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
With the changing face of the Hmong-American community, adjustment issues, language/
cultural barriers, and parent-child relational issues are no longer the dominant issues affecting
Hmong women's mental health today. This presentation will talk about the unique cultural
stressors that are currently affecting Hmong women's mental health. Suggestions for helping
Hmong women thrive in this changing environment will be shared.
Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP is one of only a handful of Hmong-speaking licensed psychologists nationwide. She has
both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and has been treating individuals with a broad range of
mental disorders for more than a decade. Dr. Vang is currently in private practice where she treats both adults and
children. Dr. Vang has a specialized focus in treating Hmong children. She understands the unique needs of Hmong
children and integrates her knowledge of child development and Hmong cultural upbringing into her work with
Hmong families. She is considered a pioneer in this area. Dr. Vang also conducts psychological evaluations for
children, teenagers, and Hmong-speaking adults.
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Schizoaffective Disorder: Confusion in Psychiatric Diagnosis Reaches New
Heights
Kevin Turnquist MD
Wednesday, September 17th, 4:15 – 5:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
While Schizoaffective Disorder is considered to be a rare psychiatric illness, in Minnesota's
SPMI population it seems to be the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder these days.
Reasons for this discrepancy and the resultant effects on the treatment of these clients will be
explored.
Following his training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Dr. Turnquist has worked in all areas of
Minnesota's public mental health system. He has worked on Anoka State Hospital's inpatient wards and served as
Chief of Psychiatry, Director of their Medical Student Program, and Chair of their Ethics Committee. He was on loan to
Hennepin County's Outpatient programs for a decade. He has worked on an outpatient pilot project team (ICRS) at
Touchstone Mental Health for five years now. He is the attending psychiatrist at the Forensic Nursing Home in St.
Peter and the Como Community Unit in St. Paul. Dr. Turnquist has lectured to a wide variety of audiences, including
medical students, case managers, and the St. Paul Police Academy. He has received a number of awards for his work,
including the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He was given The Award
of Excellence from Andrew's Residence for his work in creating innovative housing models for SPMI clients. His
Readings in Humanistic Psychiatry can be viewed at www.kevinturnquist.org.
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Boundaries and Ethics: Navigating the Grey in a Changing World
Geoffrey Meyer
Wednesday, September 17th, 4:15 – 5:30pm, Split Rock Room 1
Sure, some ethical questions are easy to answer "Yes" or "No". isn't there some way to help solve
the questions that end in "Sometimes"? this session will offer five steps to help determine which
direction to turn when faced with a fork in the road.
Geoffrey Meyer has worked in the Mental Health field for the past 15 years. He is currently the Division Director of
Homeless Services for People Incorporated where he supports case management and programs that utilize Harm
Reduction and Motivational Interviewing philosophies to assist individuals working toward stability and
independence.
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OPTIONAL Sunrise Yoga Class
Eric Nurmi, Avalon Educational Institute
Thursday, September 18th, 6:00 – 6:45am, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($10)
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Thursday, September 18th, 7:15 – 8:15am, Lake Superior Ballroom K
ALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME!
How to Fix a Broken Mental Health System
WELCOME RECEPTION
Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Lake Superior Ballroom K
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From Cuckoo's Nest to Cognitive Neuroscience: My 46 years in the System
Pete Feigal
Wednesday, September 17th, 6:30 – 7:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
National inspirational consumer speaker/writer, Pete Feigal shares his own 46 year journey
within the Mental Health System, showing how far we've come, how much change has happened
and how much hope there is for the future. Using humor and heartbreak, Pete shares the
changing therapies, medications, facilities and especially attitudes he has witnessed and
experienced from 1968 till 2014, with his own life-long battle with chronic depression/bipolar.
Pete Feigal is a professional consumer speaker who has reached over a million people in the last eighteen years with
his message of hope. Pete speaks for schools, colleges, prisons, corporations, churches, gang youth, reservations,
medical professionals and police forces around the nation; He has done over 350 keynotes at various health related
conferences and close to 3000 other events. He has been, in his checkered past, a professional actor, artist and
motorcycle racer. It's often said, (well, mostly by Pete) that he is a peerless friend, neighbor and all around guy.
NAMI In Our Own Voice
Jode Freyholtz-London, Eve Divine
Wednesday, September 17th, 6:30 – 7:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
Presenters share compelling stories of living with mental illnesses and achieving recovery.
The presentation includes personal stories from two presenters, video clips of other stories,
and an opportunity for questions and answers with presenters. Five topics are covered:
“Dark Days,” “Acceptance,” “Treatment,” “Coping skills,” and “Successes, Hopes, and Dreams.”
Jode Freyholtz-London, founder and executive director of Wellness in the Woods, has worked in the nonprofit human
services field for over 30 years. She has experience as a mental health practitioner, an employment specialist,
program coordination in chemical dependency and supported employment programs, advocacy, crisis response and
stabilization, certified peer specialist and wellness trainer. Eve Divine represents NAMI Minnesota as a trained NAMI
In Our Own Voice presenter sharing her story of living with a mental illness and living in recovery. She is also a
trained NAMI Connection support group facilitator currently leading a NAMI Parent Connection peer-led support
group for parents who live with a mental illness, and are raising a child with a mental illness. She plays important
roles with NAMI Minnesota, helping to reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide support for those in need.
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Kevin Turnquist MD
Thursday, September 18th, 8:30 – 9:45am, Lake Superior Ballroom J
PLENARY SESSION
Dr. Turnquist has seen Minnesota’s mental health system from a wide variety of perspectives.
He will discuss ways in which this system has become dysfunctional and how we got into a
situation like this. He’ll offer a range of common-sense suggestions for how we might improve
our system of care for SPMI clients going into the future.
Following his training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Dr. Turnquist has worked in all areas of
Minnesota's public mental health system. He has worked on Anoka State Hospital's inpatient wards and served as
Chief of Psychiatry, Director of their Medical Student Program, and Chair of their Ethics Committee. He was on loan
to Hennepin County's Outpatient programs for a decade. He has worked on an outpatient pilot project team (ICRS) at
Touchstone Mental Health for five years now. He is the attending psychiatrist at the Forensic Nursing Home in St.
Peter and the Como Community Unit in St. Paul. Dr. Turnquist has lectured to a wide variety of audiences, including
medical students, case managers, and the St. Paul Police Academy. He has received a number of awards for his work,
including the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He was given The Award
of Excellence from Andrew's Residence for his work in creating innovative housing models for SPMI clients. His
Readings in Humanistic Psychiatry can be viewed at www.kevinturnquist.org.
The Double ARC: An Adaptation of the Antecedent, Response, Consequence
(ARC) Exercise for Use in Addressing Parent-Child Conflict
Julie Lesser, Jessica Cici
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 2
Bringing awareness to high expressed emotion (EE) and its role in parent-child conflict may
promote adaptive coping within families engaged in treatment. This presentation will include
study findings examining the utility of a clinician-administered tool, adapted from the Unified
Protocol (UP), to address EE in adolescent eating disorder treatment.
Julie Lesser, MD, is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who is trained and certified in two main evidence-based
treatments for eating disorders: Family Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-Enhanced (CBT-E).
In addition, Dr. Lesser is intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an approach focused on building
skills for patients experiencing emotional difficulties. Jessica Cici, MD, is a psychiatrist who joined the Center for the
Treatment of Eating Disorders at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in August 2014. Dr. Cici completed her
medical degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois (2005-2009) and
her psychiatry internship, psychiatry residency, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of
Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN (2009-2014).
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Effectively Serving the Trauma Survivor
Tracey Wilkins, Kandee Timmerman
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Lake Superior Ballroom O
A history of trauma is so prevalent in the client populations we serve. Providing services and
treatment to them requires a solid understanding of the unique needs they bring to the table
and the impact the trauma has had on their ability to trust and heal. This session will describe
just how commonplace trauma experiences are, how these experiences have impacted them
and how best to help them toward healing.
Tracey Wilkins,MSW, LICSW, has 23 years of experience in mental health. She was with South Metro Human Services
in St. Paul for 17 years as a therapist, case management supervisor, program developer and director of a DBT
program. Given the populations with whom she worked, she had to develop a skill base for treatment of trauma and
began to specialize in its treatment. She is currently the Co-founder of Willow Tree Healing Center in St. Paul which
opened this year with the mission of providing treatment services to individuals with histories of trauma.
Kandee Timmerman, MSW, LICSW, has 23 years of experience in mental health. She was most recently with The Emily
Program for the last 14 years where she was a therapist, program developer and was a leader in building the clinic's
Trauma Special Interest Group with the goal of providing specialized trauma-informed treatment to individuals with
eating disorders. She is currently the Co-founder of Willow Tree Healing Center in St. Paul.
Stigma: What Role do we Play in Perpetuating or Ending it?
Geoffrey Meyer
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 3
In this workshop we will look at the origin of stigma as well as look at its current role in the
field of healthcare. We will learn the steps for creating and through that the steps for
eliminating stigma.
Mr. Meyer has worked in the mental health/chemical health field since 1999. He is a graduate of the University of
St. Thomas with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Geoff is a skilled motivator and works to effect positive
change in persons with mental illness, chemical dependency, developmental disabilities, and emotional and
behavioral disturbances. He has a strong foundation in Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and
Harm Reduction.
Integration of a Clinical Pharmacist into your Mental Health Agency:
Challenges and Successes
Julie Gambaiani
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, French River Room 1
Pharmacists are taking on increasing clinical and patient care roles. This session will help
mental health agencies meet the increasing demands from regulatory agencies for
interdisciplinary teams and integration of primary health care into the mental health center by
describing how a clinical pharmacist can help fill those roles.
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Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) for Suicide Prevention
Donna Fox
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Lake Superior Ballroom L
QPR covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an
emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught
gatekeeper training program in the United States.
Donna became NAMI Minnesota's Program Director in October of 2010 after working for the MN CIT Officers'
Association (Crisis Intervention Team) as their Director of Training and Development. Previous to her work with CIT
she spent 7 years volunteering at Crisis Connection where she was a crisis counselor, trainer, public speaker and
executive board member. Donna graduated from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in
Psychology. Donna oversees the main programs of the organization and works on curriculum development. She trains
teachers and support group facilitators, and leads NAMI's suicide prevention efforts by offering QPR (Question,
Persuade and Refer) presentations, a workshop for professionals called Means Restriction Education and a workshop
for the general public called safeTALK. Her father's suicide when she was a child has given her a passion for helping
people living with mental illnesses and their families.
Group Programming for Clients with Comorbid Chronic Pain and Mental
Health Diagnoses
Morgan Cusack, Chris Malone
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, French River Room 2
Research shows that chronic pain often co-occurs with mental illness. Comprehensive and
effective care for this population often includes group programming, with a balance of
education and skills instruction. Biological, psychological, and social factors will be emphasized.
The content of the presentation will include a description of our group program manual, how
groups are run, as well as a fifteen minutes Q&A period at the end.
Dr. Christopher Malone, PsyD has been a group, individual, and family therapist at Mental Health Systems, PC for the
past seven years. He specializes in use of evidence based practices to help clients with a variety of different mental
health concerns and diagnoses, including personality disorders, comorbid chronic pain with mental health conditions,
and psychotic disorders. His pursuits outside of the clinic include holding an Adjunct Faculty position at Argosy
University and volunteering with homeless advocacy programs. Morgan Cusack is currently completing her
Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship at Mental Health Systems, PC. She is expected to receive her Doctorate
degree from Argosy University in the fall of 2014. Morgan's clinical experience includes completing diagnostic
assessments, conducting individual therapy, providing services to individuals with a variety of mental health
diagnoses. At Mental Health Systems, Morgan facilitates a once weekly adult DBT program, facilitates the Thrive
program for adults with co-occuring mental health and chronic pain concerns, facilitates a DBT program for
adolescents and provides individual therapy.
Julie Gambaiani is a doctor of pharmacy and Board Certified in Ambulatory Care. A 1999 graduate, She has been
practicing in mental health since 2008. Dr. Gambaiani has a holistic view when treating her patients, thanks to
previous experience in community pharmacy, with additional training in diabetes and immunizations. Mental Health
can impede a patient's ability to care for themselves. Dr Gambaiani strives to ensure her patient's don't fall through
the cracks. Her unique practice was recognized in Pharmacy Today, a national pharmacy magazine, in 2009. Also in
2009, she was named Minnesota's Distinguished Young Pharmacist. In 2014, she received the Individual
Immunization Champion Award from the American Pharmacist Assocation (APhA) for her work in helping increase
vaccination rates in the mental health population. In order to advocate for her patients, she is an active member of
both the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) and the American Pharmacist Association (APhA).
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Community Services for Victims of TBI
Trauma and our Hmong Children
Manfred Tatzmann
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Split Rock Room 1
Alyssa Vang
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 1
TBI injury, whether the result of military service or sports injury, has become a significant
problem for mental health and other human service agencies. The workshop will explore the
nature of TBI's and how communities can work together to assist survivor.
This presentation will discuss key concepts of trauma in children. Moreover, it will talk about
the Hmong view of trauma as it relates to Hmong children. It will also discuss how traditional
Hmong views of trauma impact help-seeking patterns. References will be made to specific
Hmong cases such as the children who witnessed violence in the highly publicized homicide
and suicide cases in Minnesota. Treatment suggestions will be made.
Manfred Tatzmann currently serves as Chairman of the MN DHS Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee. Prior to
entering the nonprofit consulting field, he served as President and CEO of the California Brain Injury Association;
Executive Director of a MN Community Mental Health Program; TBI Director for the State of Michigan; and almost
three decades of state level mental health policy and management experience in the state of Michigan. He has been a
speaker at national, state, and local conferences; provided testimony before a Congressional committee and the
National Academy of Sciences. He has been published, and appeared on major national news programs, including
Minnesota Public Radio. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Rise Inc., in the Minneapolis area.
The Fourth Ring: Assessing Cyber-Interactions in Adolescents with Eating
Disorders and Co-morbid Depression
Beth Brandenburg
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Split Rock Room 2
The Interpersonal Inventory (IPI) is a tool used in Interpersonal Therapy to elicit information
about patients’ social networks. Today, the adolescent social world has expanded to include
social media. We have expanded the IPI to include an additional outer ring to represent the
“online” world. Research has shown that the stress of negative cyber-interactions contributes to
self-injurious behaviors, suicidal gestures, and other risky behaviors.
Beth Brandenburg, MD, is the Associate Medical Director for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Dr.
Brandenburg developed an interest in eating disorders as a medical student at the University of Iowa and fostered
that interest with research and clinical work as a psychiatry resident at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys
teaching medical students and residents about the complexities of working with patients with eating disorders.
An area of special interest is treating eating disorders in athletes.
Fiscal and Service Trends in Adult Mental Health in Minnesota
Jerry Storck
Thursday, September 18th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
This presentation will cover the trends in expenditures and revenues as well as service use in
public adult mental health services in Minnesota. The session will also provide a description of
the types of clients served and services provided in the adult mental health initiative areas of
the state.
Dr. Storck is the supervisor for research, evaluation and technical support for the Adult Mental Health Division. He has
been involved in a variety of evaluations of mental health programs since the early 1980s in his work at the
Minnesota Department of Human Service's Adult Mental Health Division. He serves on the Minnesota 10X10
workgroup and manages the contract for the CMS funded Mental Health Quality Improvement Project (QIP). He is also
involved in data analyses for federal reporting requirements and fiscal analyses of public mental health expenditures.
He was the Principle Investigator for Minnesota's State Reform Grant that focused on the development of
performance indicators using regional advisory groups of consumers and other stakeholders. Dr. Storck has also
served as the chair of the Minnesota Department of Human Service's Institutional Review Board (IRB) which reviews
research conducted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Dr. Storck received his Ph.D. in Social
Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980. He received his undergraduate degree in
Psychology from the University of Delaware. He also spent a summer in evaluation research study at Northwestern
University. Before his work in Minnesota, Dr. Storck was a program evaluator/analyst for the Community Support
Program at the National Institute of Mental Health.
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Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP is one of only a handful of Hmong-speaking licensed psychologists nationwide. She has
both a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and has been treating individuals with a broad range of
mental disorders for more than a decade. Dr. Vang is currently in private practice where she treats both adults and
children. Dr. Vang has a specialized focus in treating Hmong children. She understands the unique needs of Hmong
children and integrates her knowledge of child development and Hmong cultural upbringing into her work with
Hmong families. She is considered a pioneer in this area. Dr. Vang also conducts psychological evaluations for
children, teenagers, and Hmong-speaking adults.
Attachment Issues in a Multicultural Context
Maria Tatzmann
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 2
In a multicultural environment in which many parents are raising children in an unknown
culture it is important to examine the concept of attachment not only as a basic building block
of emotionally healthy adults but also as a vehicle for the transmission of culture. As culturally
competent practitioners we must become aware of the subtleties of the mother/child relation
and their goals.
Maria Tatzmann (nee Marino) was born ad raised in Santiago, Chile S.A. She came to the United States to go to college
in Michigan. She graduated from Grand Valley State University, Allendale , MI and received her MSW degree from
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. During her career Ms. Tatzmann had worked as a therapist and as and
administrator in different settings serving primarily children and families of color. She was a therapist and the
Executive Director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan before moving to Minneapolis where she worked for
Courage Center and then as the Behavioral Health Director for CLUES ( Communidades Latinas En Servicio ). She left
that position in 2001 to start her private practice as Maria Marino and Associates. She has worked in the Hannahville
Reservation in MI and the Leech Lake Reservation in MN. She has been an adjunct professor teaching Cultural Issues
in Social Work Practice, she has been a trainer for DSS, a therapist for Head Start, and has presented in numerous
occasions. In 2009 she graduated from the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program at
University of Minnesota. She is bilingual in Spanish and continues to work with children and families of recent
immigrants and minority populations.
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Mastering Challenges in Case Management with Personality Disorder Clients
Kate Harri
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 3
Knowing when personality disorders are part of the clinical picture, effectively “joining” with
the person are critical to success in case management. Improve your ability to recognize and
manage the self-destructive behaviors of these disorders.
Kate is a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in the
private and public sectors including probation and parole, Employee Assistance, psychiatric and corporate settings.
Most recently she was working in the disability and worker's compensation area where she developed products for
case management, threat assessment, Fitness for Duty and recovery from traumatic work incidents. Publications have
included addressing mental health concerns in the business environment, compassionate treatment for cancer
patients as well as understanding mental health diagnoses, best practice treatment and recovery to facilitate return to
work. Her focus is on improving the lives of individuals through enhanced understanding of mental health issues and
the appropriate application of strategies and interventions designed for positive outcomes.
Motivational Interviewing to Address Obesity and Eating Disorders
Julie Lesser
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
Motivational interviewing (MI) is patient-centered counseling aimed to facilitate behavior
change with negotiation rather than conflict. MI has been used to encourage behavior change in
mental illness, substance abuse, and various medical conditions. We will explain how to utilize
principles of MI to increase motivation and incite positive behavior changes in obesity and
eating disorders.
Julie Lesser, MD, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, is the Medical Director for the Center for the Treatment of
Eating Disorders. Dr. Lesser was the Lead Psychiatrist and Clinical Program Director of the Park Nicollet Melrose
Institute, where she developed a passion for best practices in implementing leading, evidence-based treatment
approaches and tracking outcomes. She has had extensive training in Family Based Therapy with Dr. James Lock of
Stanford University and with Dr. Ivan Eisler of the Maudsley Hospital. She is the only provider in the state of
Minnesota who is certified in Family Based Therapy. She is trained to the level of a supervisor in Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders, working directly with Dr. Chris Fairburn of Oxford University. She has helped
to implement alternative therapies such as Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy and the Unified
Protocol, for patients with comorbid conditions, such as anxiety or depression. She has a special interest in working
with younger children with atypical eating disorders, such as Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
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Dual Diagnosis, MI/CD, in Juvenile Justice Programs:
Questions to Ask, Ideas to Explore
Geoffrey Ammerman
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, French River Room 1
Recent NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) reports that 75% of the youth placed in
juvenile justice settings evidence a dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and mental illness.
We will explore the normal brain function, the effects of drug abuse on the brain, and
recommended treatment.
Geoffrey Ammerman is the Director of Psychological Services at KidsPeace Mesabi Academy in Buhl, Minnesota, and
has been a licensed psychologist since 1982. Geoff brings with him many years of licensed practice and consultation
with adult and juvenile populations. Geoff's career has encompassed working in public and private hospital settings,
residential treatment as well as outpatient clinic settings for all populations. He has developed consulting businesses,
and developed a behaviorally based performance evaluation software model for hospitals to meet JCAHO
requirements. His work history incorporates organizational development, performance assessment, consultation and
analysis. Geoff recently completed a credential and certificate in Advanced Healthcare Management. He is a Member
of the American Psychological Association, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association, Psychologists for
Social Responsibility, and the Employee Assistance Professional Association. Personally, Geoff is a trained vocalist and
has performed both classical music and has appeared in community theater and opera performances, generally in
character roles. Geoff enjoys ballroom dancing, golf, and vigorously working out.
Behavior Cycle - How to Respond and Manage Behavior
Mary Beth Kelley
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Split Rock Room 1
The behavior cycle has been researched extensively by Geoff Colvin. This presentation will
review the behavior cycle based on his research and suggest ideas and ways to respond
positively and appropriately at each level. Practical resources will be shared that are supported
by research.
Mary Beth has been a special education teacher for 16 years. She is licensed in EBD, SLD, MMI. She worked in both
mental health agencies and local inner city public school systems. After being in the classroom she moved to teaching
at the University of MN where she worked in the Educational Psychology Dept. for 8 years teaching future teachers.
Unfortunately, due to budget cuts her position was eliminated and she ventured off into a new path working at LDA
(Learning Disabilities Association) of MN, which is a non-profit working with families who struggle with ADHD and/
or learning disabilities. She currently supervises the assessment at LDA MN and is the program developer. She has a
wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of special education.
Learning with Laughter
Max Rowland
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, French River Room 2
The course focus is on how to use laughter to enrich the training environment. Lighting the fire
of knowledge instead of filling the bowl. We touch on why do people laugh. How can humor help
us connect with others. How do we make the message irresistible. What type of humor works.
And how can humor Inspire and rejuvenate staff.
(Max) Klor Maxwell Rowland Jr. shares lived experiences and recovery from challenges with the Recovery
Opportunity Center in Phoenix AZ since September 2012 in training Behavioral Health Agencies and community stake
holders nationally focusing on the integration of recovery services.
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Balancing Safety and Integration
Steven Pratt
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
The U.S. DOJ requires states to have an Olmstead Plan to see that people with disabilities live in “the most
integrated setting”. This is the next step toward helping people with disabilities move from institutional to
community settings. This will focus on how we attend to safety concerns while assisting people with labels
such as “Mentally Ill and Dangerous” transition to community living and will focus on integration.
Dr. Pratt is a board certifieed psychiatrist with over 10 years experience as a medical director in various
organizational capacities. He promotes trauma informed, person-centered approaches to care.
Community Treatment for Special Needs Adults Who Have Committed Sex
Offenses
H. Mitzi Doane, Brian Peterson
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Split Rock Room 2
This presentation will discuss the work of the past 15 years in treating special needs adults who
have engaged in inappropriate and/or illegal sexual behavior. The treatment paradigm is a
psychoeducational group that utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques, including peer
accountability. The program will also feature an individual who has successfully rehabilitated
himself and he will share his story.
Dr. Doane has been working with individuals who have committed sex offenders since 1998, specializing in working
with special needs adult offenders since 2001. She is also an associate professor at UMD. She has been a dean and a
department head. She has been a licensed psychologist since 1981. Mr. Peterson committed a sex offense when he
was a teenager but not charged until he was an adult. He suffers from severe bipolar disorder and is manages his
illness with the help of ACT. He successfully completed sex offender treatment in 2001. He was hired as a therapy aide
for an outpatient treatment program in 2002. He was released from probation 12 years early and has served as a role
model for numerous clients. He is also employed as a telemarketer with Customer Link.
Principles of Therapeutic Healing
Mathias Karayan
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
This session will address innovative principles of therapeutic healing. We will look at principles
of the therapeutic encounter, the therapist’s role in this encounter and blocks to healing. Words
like relief, release and healing will be discussed. What is the foundation for healing to occur?
We will look at real forgiveness and the role it plays between the therapist and client.
This is an interactive workshop.
Matt Karayan, MA, LADC, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor through the state of Minnesota. He is a Family
Therapist and Educator of the Family Program at New Beginnings, Waverly, MN; a drug and alcohol treatment center.
Matt has published numerous articles in the area of chemical dependency and spirituality, and has published three
books dealing with chemical dependency, the family, and lessons for spiritual journey towards peace of mind. Matt
brings to these sessions 34 years of experience dealing with the power that addiction has over family members and
relationships. His frankness and sense of humor brings new light to these issues.
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Mental Health Targeted Case Management Services:
Reform and Provider Review
Richard Seurer, LaRone Greer
Thursday, September 18th, 11:30am – 12:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 1
On the national and state levels there are significant changes being considered for Mental
Health Targeted Case Management services. This presentation will review findings and
recommendations of the Case Management Reform legislative report; proposed MH-TCM
provider review and technical assistance process; changing/expanding role of case
management/care coordination in health care integration; and recent MH-TCM policy and
other updates.
LaRone Greer, DHS Children’s Mental Health Division, is the policy lead for children’s MH-TCM and Youth ACT, and
member of the Children’s Services Technical Assistance team. Previously, LaRone worked as a county MH-TCM case
manager. LaRone has a MSW. Richard Seurer, DHS Adult Mental Health Division, is the policy lead for adult MH-TCM,
member of DHS Behavioral Health Home planning team, and member of the Adult Mental Health Clinical Services
Team. Richard has worked in the AMHD for 24 years in various roles. Richard has a master’s degree in short-term
therapy practice.
BOXED LUNCH PICK UP
Thursday, September 18th, 12:45 – 1:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom K
Collect your lunch before heading to your chosen breakout session.
LUNCHES PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
Creating Circles of Courage for Youth and Families:
Vision School Based Program
Marcia Engel, Susan Dannen
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, French River Room 1
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"The Vision Program" is a therapeutic, Setting 3 EBD program, whose philosophy is based off of
"The Circle of Courage". "Vision" is a partnership between Bloomington Schools and Headway
Emotional Health Services. This presentation will provide an overview of the program and how
the Circle of Courage is used with students, classrooms, and families. Focus will also be on
creating collaborative partnerships between schools, families, and community mental health
agencies.
Marcia Engel is a Supervisor for Bloomington Schools with responsibilities for staff and program development.
Her background in working with students of varying disabilities has supported the development of Social Emotional
Learning Standards and curriculum alignment. She developed and supervises the Vision program, which is a Setting 3
Therapeutic EBD program. She has been an adjunct professor teaching courses that focus on inclusion, collaboration
and emotional behavior disorders. Licensure: Administrator, SLD, EBD, MMI, School Psychology. Susan received her
MSW from Univ. of IL, Chicago and has been in the mental health field for 20 years. She is an LICSW and RPT-S. Susan
has worked as an intensive in-home therapist, a children's day treatment therapist, and as an outpatient therapist,
specializing in children and play therapy. She and he husband were also foster parents for PATH. Susan has been
employed by Headway Emotional Health Services for the past five years as a Program and Clinical Supervisor for the
Vision Therapeutic classroom program and Children's Mental Health Case Management team. Susan also assisted in
creating the Minnesota Association of Play Therapy and served as Vice President from 2004-2008.
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Quiet in the Corner: Plugging the Gaps of Inmate Mental Health in Jail
Billie Joe McAllister Jumped Off The Tallahatchie Bridge
Gary Norman, Kristi Holcomb, Holly Hanson
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
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Pete Feigal
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
LUNCH & LEARN
Carver County recently received funding from the Department of Justice to start an innovative project. We
have imbedded a psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner and jail re-entry coordinator in the County jail
to meet with inmates soon after they are booked. This presentation will discuss the development of the
project, barriers faced and how it has progressed since the time of implementation.
Kristi Holcomb has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a Master of
Education in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She has worked in the adult criminal justice system for 18
years. For the first 16 years of her career, she worked as a probation and parole officer in various urban and suburban
settings, including supervising a specialized intensive supervision caseload of domestic violence offenders involved in
Domestic Violence Court, supervising a specialized caseload of sex offenders placed on lifetime probation, and
co-teaching a Living Under Supervision class at MCF-Shakopee. The last 2 years she has been the Re-entry
Coordinator at the Carver County Jail. She chairs the Carver Co Reentry Advisory Committee and participates in the
working committee to develop the Carver County Veteran's Program. She is also on the Carver County Homeless
Intervention Team, the Scott-Carver Adult Mental Health Initiative Committee and the Twin Cities Transition
Coalition.
Dr. Holly Hanson earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Upon completion of her
undergraduate degree, four years were spent gaining experience working with the SPMI population and dually
diagnosed MI/CD while employed within group residential facilities. Two additional years were dedicated to honing
diagnostic skills while working as a clinical interviewer and recruiter for the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family
Research. She returned to the University of St. Thomas in their Counseling Psychology program earning both her M.A.
and Psy.D. Throughout this educational pursuit, she obtained training in various settings including: private practice,
community mental health, college counseling, and within a hospital setting. She matched with the Department of
Corrections (DOC) for her pre-doctoral internship within the Mental Health Services Department at the Stillwater
closed-custody facility. Correctional mental health became a passion leading to further employment within the DOC
including providing therapy within the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Lino Lakes medium-custody facility
and, more recently, providing psychological services at the Faribault medium-custody facility. Dr. Hanson left the DOC
to become the Psychologist within the Jail Mental Health Unit of Carver County and represents the mental health field
within the Carver County Veteran's Court.
Gary Norman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from Hamline University and a
Master's in Social Work from the University of Houston. Gary is an LICSW and a Certified Mediator and has worked in
public, non-profit and private sectors the past 18 years, working as a manager or director the past thirteen years.
During his professional career, he has worked exclusively in the fields of mental and chemical health. He has served as
President of the Board of Directors for a housing non-profit in Houston as well as served as a board member for a
domestic violence non-profit in Houston. He has taught social work courses at the graduate school level since 2003
and currently teaches part-time as an adjunct instructor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. His current full-time
position is Manager of Behavioral Health at Carver County. At Carver County he serves on the Data Practices/HIPAA
committee, the Scott-Carver Mental Health Initiative and the Mental Health Consortium of Carver County.
An honest approach to suicide, especially teen suicide, by Pete, who tried to take his life and has
lost many friends/family. He brings his personal pov to this epidemic, plus what he has learned
from the 65,000+ teens he speaks with yearly. He will bring the latest scientific information
from SAVE, Mayo, and the CDC, to offer insights/concrete tactics to help our loved ones/patients
going through this hell.
Pete Feigal has spoken with local/state and national Congressional committees on issues of mental health services
with his friends Patrick and the late Ted Kennedy. He speaks with his partner, Melanie, to over 60,000 high school
students per year, and is often the first called when a tragedy occurs. He's published over two hundred and fifty
articles and essays on mental health and disability issues for numerous newspapers and publications both in the
United States and Internationally, runs workshops for the HQ's of American Express, 3M, Northwest Airlines, Seagate,
IBM, Honeywell, Lutheran Social Services, Medtronic and many corporations.
Intentional Engagement
Sarah Krohn, Dana Grethen
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, French River Room 2
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It is well-established that therapeutic alliance is central to successful outcomes. Our ability to
engage people begins and is often based on the first impression, the moment one first makes
contact with our services and continues thereafter. This workshop will help providers examine
how their organization creates a welcome environment that facilitates change and recovery.
Sarah is a Clinical Supervisor at People Incorporated Nancy Page Crisis Residence. She has experience working with
adults and teenagers with serious mental illness in a variety of settings. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social
Worker (LICSW) and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). She is passionate about
person-centered care believes recovery is possible for everyone. Dana Grethen is a Clinical Supervisor at People
Incorporated Anchor House. She has been working with individuals of all ages in mobile and residential crisis for over
8 years. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and is passionate about working alongside others to
develop change and growth.
Uncovering Self-Stigma
Maureen Edstrom
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Split Rock Room 1
LUNCH & LEARN
Does your client internalize their mental illness? Does he/she have little confidence in their
future? Become aware of self-stigma and the effect it may have on your clients. Learn how to
empower clients to use new skills to challenge self-stigma.
Maureen Edstrom is a seasoned trainer, speaker and workshop facilitator with 21 years experience with business and
nonprofit clients. She brings to every presentation a fresh perspective that grows from personal experience of living
with a mental illness, and teaches people how to create happiness and fulfillment in their life. Maureen's deep-rooted
passion for training enables her to provide high quality presentations. Her experience in the education arena provides
her with strong classroom training skills, and Maureen enjoys sharing her experience of recovery to a variety of
audiences. Maureen has a Masters degree in Guidance, Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University
of South Dakota, as well as a Bachelors degree in Education from Sioux Falls College. She is married and has four
children and five adorable grandchildren.
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MHCSN of MN..., WHOA! What are all those letters?
Let's Talk About Sex!
Jennifer Prueser
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Split Rock Room 2
LUNCH & LEARN
Bonnie Rossow
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 5:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 2
Our mission is to Transform, Empower, and Build Connections in our Communities by
Promoting Recovery and Wellness. Come discover how we are dedicated to individual
empowerment, education, community building, and systems change to achieve a world free
of discrimination.
Jennifer E. Prueser is a Regional Resource Coordinator employed full-time with The Mental Health Consumer Survivor
Network of MN. She invites consumers, family members, mental health providers, and community members to talk
openly about Mental Health Recovery and Wellness. Together, Jennifer and her peers identify unmet needs and make
recommendations for change. Jennifer is a member of The Copeland Center and an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator
leading and teaching others about Wellness Recovery Action Plans. Jennifer's next venture is working toward
becoming a certified eCPR Facilitator through the National Empowerment Center. Jennifer is also a member of NAMI
and volunteers as an In Our Own Voice presenter, Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator, and serves as the
Secretary on the NAMI North Central Region board. Jennifer attends church, serves as a Sunday school teacher, and
fights against stigma of Mental Illness, and raises awareness of issues regarding Human Trafficking. Jennifer is an
individual living in recovery from a serious and persistent mental illness, and believes that recovery is individual and
possible for those who have hope, take personal responsibility, gain as much education as possible, learn to
self-advocate, and maintain a strong support system.
Smoking Cessation For Individuals Living With Mental Illnesses
Elizabeth Muenchow
Thursday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
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This presentation aims to educate mental health providers on how to best work with clients to
reduce tobacco use. It provides information on cessation planning tools, treatment options, and
relapse prevention strategies. People living with mental illnesses use tobacco at alarmingly
high rates, and it is important to address this disparity in order to improve quality of life.
Elizabeth joined NAMI Minnesota in 2013 as the Smoking Cessation Project Coordinator. She works with mental
health providers on reducing the disproportionate rate of smoking among individuals who live with mental illnesses
by providing education and promoting the importance of organizational commitment. Elizabeth received her
bachelor's degree in Sociology and Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at UW, she worked
as a research assistant in the Medical Sociology department on the effects that stigma has on the diagnostic process of
mental illnesses.
Engaging in dialogue with clients about their sexual health can often be a difficult and
uncomfortable topic to breach. Despite barriers that prevent this conversation; it is a critical
piece of counseling that can uncover how an individual’s sexuality is linked to their chemical,
mental and physical health. This training provides strategies to initiate conversation, guidelines
for professional boundaries, and education on behaviors that may lead to sexually transmitted
infections.
Bonnie Rossow is a Community Educator at the Minnesota AIDS Project in the TEACH program (Training, Education,
Awareness and Capacity-Building for HIV). She has been with MAP since 2010 providing HIV prevention outreach and
services for those living with HIV. She specializes in the design, development and delivery of HIV, STI, and viral
hepatitis training curriculum for health and social service professionals, certification courses for HIV and hepatitis C
educators, and community level presentations for at-risk populations. Bonnie also coordinates and maintains the
TEACH program’s speaker’s bureau.
Culture as Intervention: Using American Indian Culture as a Tool to Promote
Self-Healing in American Indian Clients
Muskadee Montano, Rocky Makes Room For Them
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 5:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 3
American Indian culture can serve as a powerful resource to promote self-healing in American
Indian clients. In this session stories and case examples will be shared with participants to
illustrate the practical applications of American Indian culture as an intervention tool when
working with American Indian clients.
Rocky Makes Room For Them is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He is a full time Lakota, father,
student, writer, poet, singer, musician, graffiti artist, glass blower, teacher, and an occasional surfer on Lake Superior.
Rocky currently uses all his art concepts while working as a case manager for the American Indian Community
Housing Organization Giiwe Mobile Team. He is involved in integrating concepts of cultural self healing through the
use of arts and music in a natural environment. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College. Muskadee L. Montano, MSW, is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior
Chippewa Tribe. Muskadee has previously served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Minnesota and the
University of Wisconsin Superior. In addition to full-time motherhood and working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in
Social and Administrative Pharmacy through the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, she currently serves as
the Research Project Manager for the National Indian Health Board.
Juveniles with Mental Health Issues: Armed and Vulnerable
Hal Pickett
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 5:45pm, French River Room 2
The interaction of mental health struggles and juvenile conduct problems is evident.
Treating these youth must involve the understanding that they are emotionally vulnerable
children that have the potential to be very dangerous criminals. Viewing them through both
lens is imperative to successful treatment.
Hal has been in the field of clinical psychology for 20 years and is a Diplomat in Child and Adolescent Psychology. His
present clinical focus is in the area of Juvenile Forensic Assessment.
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Play Therapy for Anxious Children: Adlerian Approach
Beyond ADHD: The Diagnosis of Attention Symptoms
Susan Dannen
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 5:45pm, French River Room 1
Chris Bedford
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
Explore using play therapy interventions for assessment, treatment, and getting out of “stuck
places” in your practice with anxious children and teens. You will deepen your understanding of
client issues, help clients clearly see their issues, and help clients resolve problems and move
forward. We will have an amazingly fun time and you’ll receive practical, hands on,
interventions that you can start using right away in Outpatient and School settings!
Many disorders manifest symptoms of ADHD (e.g., inattention, distractibility, impulsivity) but
the root problem may be something entirely different. This presentation will examine how to
identify the underlying causes of attention problems to ensure that accurate diagnoses and
effective treatment plans are developed.
Susan received her MSW from Univ. of IL, Chicago and has been in the mental health field for 20 years. She is an
LICSW and RPT-S. Susan has worked as an intensive in-home therapist, a children's day treatment therapist, and as an
outpatient therapist, specializing in children and play therapy. She and he husband were also therapuetic foster
parents for PATH. Susan has been employed by Headway Emotional Health Services for the past five years as a
Program and Clinical Supervisor for the Vision Therapeutic classroom program and the Children's Mental Health Case
Management team. Susan also assisted in creating the Minnesota Association of Play Therapy and served as Vice
President from 2004-2008.
Chris Bedford, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, administers and interprets clinical tests and provides therapy and
coaching at the Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory-CALM. He also runs the clinic's working memory training
program. Chris has expertise in learning and cognition and the relationship between executive function and mental
health. He has clinical experience in college counseling centers and has worked as a consultant applying psychology in
workplace settings. In addition to his work at CALM, Chris teaches graduate psychology courses at the University of
St. Thomas.
Impact of Olmstead and Collaborating with Communities
How to Create an Integrated Telehealth Psychiatric Service Program for
Rural Mental Health Populations
Sara Emich, Michael Farnsworth, Shawn Larsen
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Split Rock Room 1
This presentation details how 10 Counties in South Central MN responded to the needs of their
SPMI consumers by creating a technologically savvy, integrated mental health model that
combines psychiatry, mid-level practitioners and cloud based EMR into a telehealth network
which has pleased both consumers and practitioners. Practical information on the technical,
administrative and clinical use of telehealth will be provided.
Sara Emich is the Program Manager for the South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI), a 10-county adult
mental health initiative. Sara has worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years in various capacities.
Currently, Sara is involved with and leads many regional efforts to improve and expand mental health services in
south central Minnesota, including operations of the SCCBI Psychiatric Hub, a specialty program of the Blue Earth
County Mental Health Center. Michael Farnsworth, MD, DFAPA, is a board certified general adult and forensic
psychiatrist with 30 years of experience evaluating and managing complex mental health issues in both inpatient and
outpatient settings. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the 2012 recipient of
the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. Dr. Farnsworth currently consults at the
SCCBI Psychiatric Hub in Mankato from his home in Nisswa, MN and maintains an active forensic practice. You can
visit his webpage at www.MichaelFarnsworthMD.com. Shawn Larsen is the President of Morris Electronics, Inc.
Shawn has 27 years of IT experience as a network, IT and System Engineer and Consultant. He’s owned his own
business for 23 years. Shawn consults and manages IT for over 30 Counties across the state of Minnesota. He also
serves on the Board of Directors for Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services. Shawn owns and pilots an airplane to
travel to customers around the state. He lives in Morris, MN which is about 2.5 hours Northwest of the Twin Cities.
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Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Split Rock Room 2
This workshop will explore the inherent tensions among the necessity of developing
community-based programs, role of city councils, and neighborhood attitudes. This is a chance
to hear about “lessons learned” that may help others develop programs and work with
neighbors in the future.
Sue Abderholden has devoted her career to changing laws and attitudes that affect people with disabilities and their
families. For the past twelve years she has served as the executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness
of Minnesota, focusing on reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and the need to ensure accessible mental
health care for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. She has held positions with Arc of
Minnesota, U.S. Senator Paul D. Wellstone and PACER Center (Minnesota's Parent Training and Information Center).
Sue has a B.A. in political science from Macalester College and a master's degree in public health administration from
the University of Minnesota. Ms. Abderholden has received numerous awards for her advocacy including the 2013
Gaylord Anderson Leadership Award from the U of M School of Public Health and the National Council for Behavioral
Health 2013 Advocacy Leadership Award. Shep Harris has more than 25 years of experience in politics and the
government sector. He has developed a level of public policy expertise in areas of education, workforce development,
Legacy funding, health care, human services, capital investment and local government. He has a unique and diverse
government relations background, campaigning and working for elected officials on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC,
and at the State Capitol, as well as lobbying at all levels of government for the past 15 years. He currently serves as
Mayor of Golden Valley and has worked for and served on the boards of non-profit advocacy organizations. He
received his BA from the American University. He received the President's Award from the American Heart
Association and the Professional of the Year award from the Association of Jewish Community State Government
Affairs Professionals. He is currently a member of the Minnesota Government Relations Council, Minnesota Chamber
of Commerce and the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, Golden Valley Housing and Redevelopment Authority,
Regional Council of Mayors, Bottineau Light Rail Train Policy Advisory Committee, and the Golden Valley Envision
Connection Project Board of Directors.
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Integrating Primary Care into Your Behavioral Health Practice
Heather Geerts, Dave Cook, Scott Gerdes, Casey Langworthy
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
Integrated health care delivery has been demonstrated to improve care and reduce costs.
Offering primary care in a behavioral health setting like Zumbro Valley MHC is particularly
important because both the SMI and other underserved populations have suffered for years
with compromised access to primary and other medical care.
Ms. Geerts serves as the Clinical Director for the agency. She administers the children's services unit, CD navigator
program, and outpatient therapy department. As clinical director, she helps determine and oversees Zumbro Valley's
therapeutic direction. Ms. Geerts works closely with the Primary Care RN Coordinator and serves as a standing
member on the Clinical Care Conference team. Ms. Geerts has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of
St. Thomas along with her certification as a licensed independent clinical social worker. Dave Cook is the CEO for
Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, and has more than 25 years of administrative and clinical experience, including
20 in a leadership capacity in health care designing and implementing many large-scale projects. His clinical
experience includes serving as clinical director and a clinician. Mr. Cook has a Masters Degree in social work from
Washington University in St. Louis and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Scott Gerdes oversees the
accounting, finance and information technology departments including the electronic medical records system.. He
leads the finance committee for the Board of Directors as well as coordinates the system and program changes for
health care reform for the agency. Prior to joining Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, Mr. Gerdes served as the
treasurer for the Rochester Public Schools and did consulting work for Bobcat of Rochester. He has a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Bethel College in accounting and finance. Casey Langworthy is a registered nurse with a Bachelor's
Degree in nursing. She has five years of experience providing nursing services in military and primary care settings.
Ms. Langworthy obtains basic health information, prepares patients for and performs examinations and maintains
accurate, detailed reports and records. She also performs care coordination services with internal and external
providers to ensure each treatment plan incorporates the full continuum of medical, mental/chemical and social
services necessary for the individual's overall health to improve.
De-Escalation: What Helps when People are Upset
Russ Turner
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
Using clinical and nonclinical examples as well as role-play, this workshop examines the
physiology of crises and the role of stress in people's thinking. The session examines and
demonstrates nonverbal and verbal responses to people who are getting angry.
Russ Turner, MA, MS, is the Training Manager for People Incorporated Mental Health Services. In the last eight years
he has developed and taught a curriculum of training classes for mental health practitioners and rehabilitation
workers including mental health and illness, crisis de-escalation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral
therapy and boundaries and ethics. He sits on the People Incorporated Best Practices team. He is an accredited
instructor with the American Heart Association and the Crisis Prevention Institute. He holds master's degrees in
Public Administration and Information Technology for Management. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best
when they are challenged, the material is applicable to a€œreal lifea€ and sessions are interactive and engaging.
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Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Better Way for Preserving
the Mental Health of Families and Reaching Resolution of Difficult Problems
Charles Goldstein
Thursday, September 18th, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Gooseberry Falls 1
The family law landscape is an evolving and challenging area for couples and families.
This presentation will discuss how a frequently protracted, contentious and damaging litigation
process is often unnecessary. Learn about the latest creative alternatives for dispute resolution
in family law, the responsibilities of those involved in the process, and the numerous durable
benefits appreciated by the participants.
Mr. Goldstein is a Mediator with 25 years of experience practicing in all areas of Family Law, including complicated
matters. His vast expertise as a litigation attorney has made him particularly attuned to the burdens and harm that
the conventional adversarial process inflicts upon individuals and their families, both emotionally and financially. For
that reason, he now dedicates his practice exclusively to Mediation and has been named a "Super Lawyer" in the area
of Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2014. Charles guides parties in conflict to arrive at mutually beneficial agreements by engaging them in the highly recognized and effective process of Mediation. Participants resolve their issues
cooperatively in what can otherwise be a protracted, expensive and exasperating legal process. Mr. Goldstein has
resolved innumerable disputes relating to spousal and child support, custody, parenting time, property division,
insurance, debts, business interests, paternity, prenuptial agreements, grandparent rights and same-sex relationship
issues. As an attorney, he tried hundreds of cases in District Court and briefed and argued numerous matters before
the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has served as an 'expert witness' on complicated matters and was recognized as a
"High-Rated Attorney" by Peer Review through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been an Adjunct Professor for Hamline
University School of Law, a featured lecturer for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Association, Minnesota
Social Service Association, Community Education groups throughout the Metropolitan area and has been interviewed
by local and national media on family law matters. Charles is the author of more than twenty articles published in
Hennepin Lawyer and other vocational publications and is a life-long community volunteer.
Families in Recovery: Understanding Dynamics of Chemically Dependent
Family Systems to Promote Healing
Mary Casey Ladd
Thursday, September 18th, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Split Rock Room 1
Many human service providers serve families in which parents are struggling with both mental
health and substance abuse issues. This workshop will focus on understanding recovery and the
effect on family functioning when parents begin their journey of recovery. Case presentations
will highlight MI/CD effect on stages of family lifecycle development as well as on child/
adolescent development.
M. Casey Ladd, MSW, LICSW, LMFT is a family therapist with over 40 years of experience working with chronically
stressed families. She is currently the Director of Child/Family Services at HDC in Duluth developing mental health
professionals who specialize in providing evidence based services for children birth to 18 and their families.
Throughout Casey's career she has focused on providing direct clinical family therapy services as well as providing
training and education to mental health professionals.
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Navigating Through School Mental Health Services Funding
Jill Johnson, George Holt
Thursday, September 18th, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Split Rock Room 2
Navigating multiple funding sources can be challenging, especially when students need mental
health services and are on an IEP. Changes to CTSS will affect both schools and their community
partners. Learn from Minnesota Departments of Education and Human Services how to braid
multiple funding streams to achieve compliant sustainability.
Jill has worked in various capacities at DHS for over 30 years, ranging from direct nursing services to informing and
implementing changes in law and state policies. Currently she leads the school Children's Therapeutic Services and
Supports (CTSS) certification for school districts. Dr. George Holt is a licensed school superintendent and director of
special education who has worked for the Minnesota Department of Education for more than 20 years. He is currently
supervisor of special education funding and data in the Division of School Finance. George also works with school
districts billing Medical Assistance for IEP services.
Behavioral Health Homes: Planning Status in Minnesota
Richard Seurer, Jennifer Blanchard, Danielle Montoya-Barthelemy
Thursday, September 18th, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom O
The "health home" option in the Affordable Care Act provides the opportunity to build a better
system of health care integration and coordination that achieves health outcomes for people
experience serious mental illness. This presentation will update providers and other
stakeholders on Minnesota's planning for implementation of behavioral health homes.
Jennifer Blanchard is a State Planning Director in the DHS Health Care Administration (HCA) and has a MPH. She is
coordinating DHS efforts for development of Behavioral Health Home (BHH) services, and implementation of the
State Innovation Model program in partnership with the Department of Health. Danielle Montoya-Barthelemy is a
Mental Health Program Consultant and is the lead planner of Behavioral Health Homes (BHH) for the DHS Children's
Mental Health Division. She has a MPH and experience in the behavioral health, working with diverse and
underserved populations. Richard Seurer is a Policy Specialist with the DHS Adult Mental Health Division, and has a
M.S. Currently, he is supporting DHS efforts to integrate primary care and behavioral services, lead policy staff for
adult Mental Health Targeted Case Management services, a member for the Clinical Services Policy Team, liaison to
Health Care Administration, and planner for BHH services.
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Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment and DBT
Amy Dols, Dina Elias
Thursday, September 18th, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Lake Superior Ballroom L
The integration of mental health and chemical health services is important in order to avoid
gaps in receiving services and to make sure that both types of disorders are treated effectively.
This presentation will provide background information for the MI/CD population, evidence in
support of IDDT, group programming, skills training, adapted DBT techniques, as well as a
twenty minute Q&A period at the end.
Amy Dols, MA, LPC, LADC: Amy has a Master's in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in addiction studies. She is a
Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and is completing post-graduate hours to become a Licensed Practical
Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Prior to working at Mental Health Systems, Amy was the director of a childcare program.
At Mental Health Systems, Amy provides individual therapy, facilitates the Integrated Dual Disorder DBT program for
adults with Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency, and facilitates a DBT program for adolescents. Amy uses a
Cognitive-Behavioral approach. Her favorite thing about working in the mental health field is meeting people with
extraordinary strength and resilience and having the opportunity to help people work toward healthier and happier
lives. Dina Elias, MA, LPC, LADC: Dina has a master's degree in Counseling and Psychological Services, is a Licensed
Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and is completing post-graduate hours to become a Licensed Practical Clinical
Counselor (LPCC). Dina has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in an intensive outpatient
setting. She is a facilitator in the Integrated Dual Disorder DBT program for adults with chemical dependency and
mental health diagnoses. She also provides individual therapy, facilitates a DBT aftercare program and conducts
clinical intakes. Dina's therapeutic approach integrates humanistic theory and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dina's
favorite thing about working in the mental health field is seeing people establish and make progress toward their
goals.
OPTIONAL Dinner Theater Banquet & Happy Hour
Tilting At Windmills Theater Company
Thursday, September 18th, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom K (HH in St Louis River Room)
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($40)
Healing The Wound: The Family's Journey through Chemical Dependency
Mathias Karayan
Thursday, September 18th, 4:15 - 5:45pm, Gooseberry Falls 1
This seminar will challenge the practitioner to look at CD in the family system from an
innovative point of view. It will include practical therapeutic encounters for education, therapy
and intervention. It will also challenge beliefs / concepts the practitioner may assume to be
true. This seminar is interactive.
Matt Karayan, MA, LADC, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor through the state of Minnesota. He is a Family
Therapist and Educator of the Family Program at New Beginnings, Waverly, MN; a drug and alcohol treatment center.
Matt has published numerous articles in the area of chemical dependency and spirituality, and has published three
books dealing with chemical dependency, the family, and lessons for spiritual journey towards peace of mind. Matt
brings to these sessions 34 years of experience dealing with the power that addiction has over family members and
relationships. His frankness and sense of humor brings new light to these issues.
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OPTIONAL Sunrise Yoga Class
Teri Sanders, Yoga North
Friday, September 19th, 6:00 – 6:45am, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($10)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Friday, September 19th, 7:15 – 8:00am, Granite Floor Common Area
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME!
You Can't Make Me, I Want To Do It
Geoffrey Meyer
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 - 10:45am, Lake Superior Ballroom O
In this session we will explore change and motivation and learn the barriers that we as workers
inadvertently put up that make change difficult for those we work with. Using strategies from
Motivational Interviewing we will learn specific methods for facilitating change.
Geoffrey Meyer has worked in the Mental Health field for the past 15 years. He is currently the Division Director of
Homeless Services for People Incorporated where he supports case management and programs that utilize Harm
Reduction and Motivational Interviewing philosophies to assist individuals working toward stability and
independence.
Staying Out of Power Struggles: Treating Oppositionally Defiant Youth
Dean Grace
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 - 10:45am, Lake Superior Ballroom L
The workshop will describe the etiology, impact, and treatment of Oppositional Defiant
Disorder. The session will examine the emotional needs as well as the temperamental and
perceptual differences underlying oppositional behavior. Participants will learn to respond
effectively to the child’s provocations, to correct misconduct, and to help kids be kids.
Dr. Dean Grace is Director of Training and Development for Northwood Children's Services, in Duluth, MN. Dr. Grace
has 40 years of experience serving at-risk youth and their families. He also serves as an adjunct professor with the
College of St. Scholastic's School of Social Work. In 2008 he developed and tested the first strength-based counseling
model for at-risk youth. Dr. Grace is a published author and presenter at professional conferences on issues related to
the treatment of troubled youth.
Biofeedback for Improving Clinical Expectations and Outcomes
Peter Meilahn
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 – 9:45am, Gooseberry Falls 1
A demonstration of why neurological biofeedback, or neurofeedback teaches clients to
regulate their brains for lasting change. Research has shocking success with anxiety, attention,
dissociation, PTSD, personality healing, chemical dependency, etc. Insurance covers it. Clients
are encouraged since biofeedback tells them when they self regulate in enjoyable ways.
Peter Meilahn, MA, has graduate education in marriage and family therapy, visual art as therapy for trauma and
stress, and additional education in neurofeedback. He has worked on program development in partnership with
Family Life Mental Health Center, Henry Emmons, MD, and education, healthcare tech companies. He has presented
on neurofeedback, biofeedback to clinicians from The U of MN Medical Center, and at conferences for The Learning
Disability Association of MN and The MN Council for the Gifted and Talented.
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Keeping the Body in Mind: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness and
Movement - An Introduction to Yoga Calm for Children Pre-K Through 12th
Grade
Chrissy Mignogna
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 – 9:45am, Gooseberry Falls 2
Our communities are stressed. Families are over-scheduled, losing sleep, eating poorly and not
active enough. We will review current brain research to understand the effects of stress on our
children and how breathing and mindfulness can impact community success. The Yoga Calm
Wellness Curriculum uses mindfulness, social/emotional learning, and yoga-based movement
to help children (and the adults that care for them) manage stress more effectively.
Chrissy Mignogna, RYT, is a Yoga Calm Certified Trainer and Instructor. She teaches the award-winning,
research-supported Yoga Calm Curriculum in several St. Paul area preschools and child care centers. Mignogna also
teaches yoga to K through 8th grade students, as well as to children and adolescents receiving hospital mental health
services. Her business, Winged Heart Yoga, offers classes to children, adults and seniors in the St. Paul area.
Got Grief? Practioner's Toolbox for Addressing Grief, Loss & Trauma
Brenda Anderson
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 – 9:45am, Gooseberry Falls 3
Overview of the model which integrates best practices in grief, loss & trauma and prepares
youth for permanency while seeking, engaging and developing caring adult connections.
Participants will receive tools/activities used to assist youth in resolving past grief, loss and
trauma and develop healthy and emotional connections.
Brenda Anderson, BA, LSW Brenda has spent 16 years working with families and children within the Child Protection
System. Brenda uses this knowledge of the "system" to help navigate children/youth out of foster care and help them
form permanent loving connections with family and important people through the Intensive Permanence Specialist
program with Anu Family Services. Brenda specializes in grief, loss, trauma and promoting practices that diminish
secondary traumatic stress for social workers.
Hearing Voices: The Battle Within
Russ Turner
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 – 9:45am, French River Room 1
This presentation outlines the incredible experience of hearing voices and learning to manage
them without medications. The experience of hearing voices affects all the senses, and sets up
“barriers to the soul.” The path to recovery is outlined with examples.
Russ Turner, MA, MS, is the Training Manager for People Incorporated Mental Health Services. In the last eight years
he has developed and taught a curriculum of training classes for mental health practitioners and rehabilitation workers including mental health and illness, crisis de-escalation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy
and boundaries and ethics. He sits on the People Incorporated Best Practices team. He is an accredited instructor with
the American Heart Association and the Crisis Prevention Institute. He holds master's degrees in Public Administration and Information Technology for Management. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are
challenged, the material is applicable to "real life" and sessions are interactive and engaging.
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WRAP for Teams
Jode Freyholtz-London
Friday, September 19th, 8:15 – 9:45am, French River Room 2
Use the Wellness Recovery Action Plan as the foundation for your work team to develop a
wellness plan to work well together and identify "triggers" or potential "early warning signs"
that will impact the productivity of both individuals and the team as a whole. The next step will
be to develop action plans before those signs become a "crisis".
Jode is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mental Health Consumer Run Organization "Wellness in the
Woods". She has 30+ years of experience working in the mental health field in supported employment, ARMHS,
residential services, crisis and crisis stabilization and housing support. She identifies as a person with a lived
experience with mental illness and is a strong advocate and educator in rural Minnesota. She serves as a consumer
representative on the State Mental Health Advisory Council of Minnesota as well as Advisor to the Olmstead
Implementation Committee.
Healing Trauma with Mindfulness and Movement
Macarena Corral, Dana Rees
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Lake Superior Ballroom M & N
During this 1.5 hour presentation, we will introduce the key benefits and techniques of
breathing, moving, and being mindful. We will touch on the definition of complex trauma and
the research and use of yoga in trauma specific therapy. Finally, we will discuss how to use
mindfulness and movement techniques in different therapeutic settings. This presentation will
be experiential.
Macarena Corral, PsyD, LP, RYT is a licensed psychologist with an extensive background in the treatment and
assessment of trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, Macarena is a 200 RYT certified yoga teacher
that has trained at Corepower Yoga, Kripalu Institute with Bessel Van der Kolk and David Emerson, and Yoga Calm.
Dana Rees is a youth diversion case manager with experience working with at-risk youth, particularly those involved
with the criminal justice system in some aspect. Dana is also a 200 RYT certified yoga teacher that has trained at
Kripalu Institute with Bessel Van der Kolk and David Emerson, Street Yoga, and Yoga Calm.
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Susan Dannen
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 1
Being "mindful" in the workplace is necessary for the our well-being, along with the well-being
of our co-workers, and staff. This interactive workshop will examine the importance of
mindfulness in the workplace. We will look at how mindlessness impacts productivity and
moral. We will also look at he difference between being "happy" and being "mindful" in the
workplace, and how to shift thoughts to being more mindful.
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Building the Bridge Between Telehealth, HIE, and Broadband for Behavioral
Health Providers
Cheryl Stephens Maureen Ideker Jeff Plunket
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 2
Providing a secure way to exchange Protected Health Information between Mental Health
Providers and hospitals, ambulatory clinics, dental offices, etc. is critical for coordination of
care efforts. Health Information Exchange provides solutions to answer those issues. Secure
networks of healthcare providers enable this important exchange to occur and are not cost
prohibitive.
Maureen Ideker is one of the Midwest's pioneers in Telehealth. She is the Director of Telehealth in Duluth for Essentia
Health. Maureen has been instrumental in developing provider sites and outreach services, identifying and solving
connectivity problems, and influencing reimbursement and public policy related to telehealth since 1994. She is an
active member in many state and regaional committees promoting eHealth and Telehealth. Cheryl Stephens, MBA,
PhD is the President and CEO of Community Health Information Collaborative (CHIC) based in Duluth, MN.
HIE-BridgeTM is the Health Information Exchange service offered by CHIC. Dr. Stephens has over twenty-seven years
of senior level healthcare administration experience with an emphasis on expanding rural capacity. Much of her time
has been devoted to the development of new healthcare networks in the areas of health information exchange,
emergency preparedness and managed care. Dr. Stephens is a member of the Minnesota eHealth Advisory Committee,
and serves on the Health Information Exchange, Privacy and Security and Standards and Interoperability Workgroups
of this committee. On a national level CHIC is an anchor participant in eHealth Exchange/Healtheway. Dr. Stephens
has a BS in Medical Technology, a MBA, and has earned a PhD in business administration – her dissertation topic was
in the area of Public/Private Partnerships in Healthcare.
Heroin's Silent Partner: The Rise of Hepatitis C Infections in Minnesota
Bonnie Rossow
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, French River Room 1
The increased use of heroin in Minnesota has brought a number of unique challenges to
communities working with people who inject drugs. From a public health perspective, heroin
use has fueled new outbreaks of the infectious disease, Hepatitis C. This presentation will
discuss how a client’s substance use increases their risk for Hepatitis C, the effectiveness of
syringe exchange programs, and strategies for referring clients to testing and treatment.
Bonnie Rossow is a Community Educator at the Minnesota AIDS Project in the TEACH program (Training, Education,
Awareness and Capacity-Building for HIV). She has been with MAP since 2010 providing HIV prevention outreach and
services for those living with HIV. She specializes in the design, development and delivery of HIV, STI, and viral
hepatitis training curriculum for health and social service professionals, certification courses for HIV and hepatitis C
educators, and community level presentations for at-risk populations. Bonnie also coordinates and maintains the
TEACH program’s speaker’s bureau.
Susan received her MSW from Univ. of IL, Chicago and has been in the mental health field for 20 years. She is an
LICSW and RPT-S. Susan has worked as an intensive in-home therapist, a children's day treatment therapist, and as an
outpatient therapist, specializing in children and play therapy. She and he husband were also foster parents for PATH.
Susan has been employed by Headway Emotional Health Services for the past five years as a Program and Clinical
Supervisor for the Vision Therapeutic classroom program and Children's Mental Health Case Management team.
Susan also assisted in creating the Minnesota Association of Play Therapy and served as Vice President from
2004-2008.
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Weight-Based Bullying in Youth
Joan Orrell-Valente, Linsey Utzinger
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, Gooseberry Falls 3
The evidence shows that teachers, peers, and parents agree that the primary form of bullying
that youth undergo is weight-based. In this presentation, we will: (1) describe the nature and
extent of weight-based bullying; (2) review the social, psychological, academic, and
physiological sequelae of this form of bullying; and (3) discuss strategies and resources that
healthcare professionals can apply in addressing this issue with youth.
Joan K. Orrell-Valente, PhD, LP is a clinical psychologist in the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she holds clinical, research, and education responsibilities. Dr.
Valente received her graduate education in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and completed
her pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's National Medical
Center in Washington, DC. She also completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Health Psychology in
the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
(UCSF). She subsequently joined the faculty at UCSF from 2004-2012. Her research interests include the
understanding of developmental processes in eating pathology and chronic illness self-management. The long-term
objective of her work is to improve children's health in key areas of health risk through interventions that target
parents as well as patients. Dr. Valente has served as consulting psychologist at the UCSF Pediatric Obesity Clinic, and
as Associate Director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Valente has published in major peer-reviewed
journals. She specializes in the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders and its
co-morbidities, and with patients diagnosed with a chronic illness. Linsey Utzinger, Psy.D., was a postdoctoral
psychology fellow in the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (CTED) at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, from 2013-2014. Dr. Utzinger completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Saint Benedict
(2002-2006) and her graduate training at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (2008-2013). Dr. Utzinger completed
her doctoral dissertation on the transdiagnostic response of adolescents with eating disorders to Family-Based
Treatment (FBT). Dr. Utzinger has 5 years of clinical experience, including completion of her predoctoral internship in
child and adolescent eating disorders and general child psychology at Children's Hospital Colorado (2012-2013).
Dr. Utzinger has 7 years of clinical research experience, including working as a study coordinator on NIMH-funded
clinical trials of childhood ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital (2006-2008) and as a study coordinator and
assessor in the Eating Disorder Research Program at Stanford University (2008-2012).
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Thriving with Mental Illness
Ken Barlow
Friday, September 19th, 11:15am – 12:00pm, Lake Superior Ballroom J
CLOSING ADDRESS
When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder, I was angry, confused and ashamed. With
time and acceptance I turned my anger toward helping others "like me". I quickly found out
that by helping others I was also helping myself. It's still a daily struggle... but I like me again.
Ken Barlow has been a meteorologist for over 25 years, including 18 years in Minnesota. Ken is currently at KSTP-TV
in the Twin Cities. Ken has received Emmy Awards and nominations for his work in Minnesota and Boston. Additionally, Ken served as an adjunct professor of broadcast meteorology at St. Cloud State University. He is a past member
of the Board of Directors and Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities. Ken also works with Life Source
MN, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Bring Change 2 Mind, TeamOrtho and the Park Nicollet
Foundation, among others. In 2013, Ken was awarded the Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award from the MN Psychiatric
Society for his work on speaking out about mental illness. Ken recently was named to the International Bipolar
Foundation's Consumer Advisory Board.
PARTICIPANT RAFFLE DRAWING
Friday, September 19th, 12:00 – 12:15pm, Lake Superior Ballroom J
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Developing Trauma Informed Practice
Sheena Gasner, Liz Cronin
Friday, September 19th, 10:00 – 11:00am, French River Room 2
This presentation will provide a foundation of understanding of different types of trauma, the
impact these occurrences have on the primary victim as well as those within their family, those
providing care and the educational setting. Basic interventions for both the individual victim
and the family derived from Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will also be
discussed.
Sheena Gasner, MSW, LICSW, earned her undergraduate degree in Corrections and her Masters Degree in Social Work
from Minnesota State University - Mankato. She has provided mental health services to children and families in a
variety of settings including, homes, and schools, residential, office-based and community-based settings. Ms. Gasner
has training in and is currently utilizing specialized clinical models including: DC: 0-3 assessment and treatment
modalities; TF-CBT; and Managing and Adapting Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach to Psychotherapy for
Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Behavior Problems, and Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for
Adolescents. Liz Cronin, MS, LPCC, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and
her Masters in Community Counseling at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical
Counselor. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practice: An
Evidence-Based Approach to Psychotherapy for Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Behavior Problems, and
Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Liz has worked for Fernbrook Family Center since it was founded.
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THURSDAY EVENING BANQUET & HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, September 18th, 6 - 8:00pm
DECC, Lake Superior Ballroom K (Happy Hour in St Louis River Room)
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($40)
Pete Feigal and Melanie Groves, former professional actors/directors with a combined
51 years in theater, and now co-founders of Tilting At Windmills Theater Company, are
debuting a specialized program for the 2014 MACMHP Community Mental Health
Conference. From outrageous comedy to heart-touching poignancy, from Shakespeare to
Neal Simon, short theater pieces focusing on mental health issues will entertain and
enlighten you as you unwind and enjoy your meal. So much of our culture has been formed
by artists who have personally used their mental health struggles as aides and inspiration
in their artistic works.
Pete Feigal has battled bipolar disorder for 45 years, MS for 30, and has lived to "tell the
tale." He has been an Equity stage actor, performing in theaters across the US and Canada,
a professional artist and writer, and is the co-founder at Tilting At Windmills Theater
Company, a total arts environment for those who have led their lives touched by mental
illness.
Melanie Groves is an award-winning playwright, a former dancer for Disney, a
professional film and theater actress and co-founder of Tilting At Windmills Theater
Company.
SUNRISE YOGA SESSIONS
All Experience Level Yoga Class by Eric Nurmi, Avalon Educational Institute
Thursday, September 18th, 6 - 6:45am
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 3rd Floor Pool Deck off of the Lobby
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($10)
All Experience Level Yoga Class by Teri Sanders, Yoga North
Friday, September 19th, 6 - 6:45am
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 3rd Floor Pool Deck off of the Lobby
Check Ticket Availability at the Registration Desk! ($10)
* Yoga mats are allowed but not required.
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AWARD CATEGORIES
MACMHP is proud to visibly honor individuals, organizations and programs making
significant efforts to advance the local behavioral health community. The following awards
will be distributed at this year's Conference.
PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION
Design and implementation of unique program models that further the association's mission
of improving access to and quality of behavioral healthcare in Minnesota.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION
Partnerships which enable organizations to overcome barriers to service delivery and better
meet the needs of people.
STIGMA ELIMINATION AND EDUCATION
Recognition for significant efforts to eliminate inaccurate and hurtful representations
surrounding behavioral health.
Jeanne Supin
Pre-Conference Institute: Tuesday, Sept 16th & Wednesday, Sept 17th
Supin is an industry-renowned consultant and speaker, inspiring leaders and
organizations to ride the wave of change by knowing who they are, intending their
future, resonating with success and joy, and engaging with clarity and delight.
Ken Barlow
Closing Address: 11:15am, Friday, September 19th
KSTP Meteorologist, Ken Barlow, went public with his longtime struggle with Bipolar
Disorder in 2012. As a multiple Emmy Award winner who is nationally recognized for
excellence in his field, Barlow’s announcement shocked the public, and he now works
to end the stigma of mental illness.
Barry Duncan
Opening Address: 1:00pm, Wednesday, September 17th
A therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience and
over 100 therapy-related publications, Duncan is the director of the Heart and Soul of
Change Project, a practice-driven, training and research initiative that focuses on
what works in therapy, and more importantly, how to deliver it on the front lines.
Kevin Turnquist
Plenary Session: 8:30am, Thursday, September 18th
Psychiatrist, author, and one of the great minds behind the Touchstone Mental Health
Center, Turnquist is dedicated to helping clients enjoy the highest quality of life, and
he hopes to establish a new way of conceptualizing mental illness as opposed to the
standard Chemical Imbalance Theory.
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MACMHP MEMBERS
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Blue Earth County
Canvas Health
Central MN Mental Health
Family Life Mental Health Center
First Street Center - Carver County CMHC
Fraser Child & Family Center
Guild Incorporated
Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic
Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
Human Development Center, Inc
Lakeland Mental Health Center
Lee Carlson Center
Mental Health Resources, Inc.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center
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Northland Counseling Center
Northwestern Mental Health Center
People Incorporated
Ramsey County Mental Health Center
Range Mental Health Center
Resource, Inc./ Spectrum Mental Health
Sioux Trails Mental Health Center, Inc.
South Central Human Relations Center
Southwestern Mental Health Center
Touchstone Mental Health
Vail Place
VOA of MN Mental Health Clinics
Washburn Center for Children
Western Mental Health Center
Woodland Centers
Zumbro Valley Health Center, Inc.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN
Cochran Recovery Services, Inc.
Geritom Medical, Inc.
Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children's Home
Chader Voice Technology
LifeSpan of Minnesota, Inc.
Conference Connections Bookstore
Janssen Biotech
Community Health Information Collaborative
Options Family and Behavior Services
Mental Health Consumer / Survivor Network (CSN)
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Paradigm Residential Services, Inc.
Riverplace Counseling Center
Family Innovations, Inc.
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
The College of St. Scholastica
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
Headway Emotional Health Services
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Social Work
Minnesota Disability Determination Services
Keystone Treatment Center / Burkwood Treatment Center
Take Away Info Table
Wellcome Manor Family Services
Ucare
Leo A. Hoffman Center, Inc.
REM Minnesota
IRCS Inc.
NorthStar Technology Group
Accra Care
Kids Peace Mesabi Academy
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
St Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Adler Graduate School
Center of Human Environment
Argosy University, Twin Cities
Minnesota Center of Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH)
Ingenuity Health
Credible Behavioral Health Software
North Homes Children & Family Services
Procentive
SOLTRITE, Inc.
Mental Health Systems, PC
Qualifacts
Concordia University, St. Paul
Crisis Connection / Canvas Health
NAMI Minnesota
People Incorporated Mental Health Services
NEXUS
Mn Adult & Teen Challenge
Disability Linkage Line
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Accra Care
Center of Human Environment
Conference Connections Bookstore
Geritom Medical, Inc.
Booth Location #33
Booth Location #39
Booth Location #7
Booth Location #3
Accra Care is a Home Care Agency offering PCA Choice
Services, Home Health, Assisted Living and other
Waivered Services. These services are offered in all 87 MN
counties.
A serene, sober country home for adults needing a
semi-structured living environment with supportive
services. The center takes men and women with
chronic alcoholism, developmental disabilities and
serious and persistent mental illness.
Adler Graduate School
Chader Voice Technology
Booth Location #38
Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts in Adlerian
Counseling & Psychotherapy with emphasis areas in;
Marriage & Family; Clinical Mental Health Counseling;
School Counseling; Adlerian Studies Online; Co-Occurring
Disorders; Career Counseling
Argosy University, Twin Cities
Booth Location #40
Argosy University's College of psychology and Behavioral
Sciences Offers programs designed for those interested in
various mental health professions. Some programs can
graduates for licensed counselors or therapists. Other
programs can prepare individuals to work in fields that
apply psychology, like corrections, addictions, sports/
exercise, hospitals, and clinics
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN
Booth Location #1
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is a licensed
health company dedicated to bringing quality and
innovation to managed care. Blue Plus is a nonprofit
affiliate of Blue Cross. Since 1993, Blue Plus has had a
contract with the Minnesota DHS to deliver and
administer Public Programs.
Booth Location #5
Chader Voice Technology has built a solid reputation
in Minnesota for delivering high quality, reliable
dictation and transcription products since 1946. We
are proud to offer dictation and transcription
solutions, from phone call-in to portable digital
recorders, including enterprise solutions with Philips
and Olympus; speech recognition, front-end and backend with Philips & Dragon speech engines. Stop by our
booth and see what Chader Voice Technology's highly
trained and certified professionals can do for you!
Cochran Recovery Services, Inc.
Booth Location #2
Cochran Recovery Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
institution that services to deliver cost effective,
comprehensive behavioral health services in a secure,
stable and growth-oriented employment environment,
dedicated to ensure individuals recognize their assets
and responsibilities. Dual diagnosis / MICD.
Community Health
Information Collaborative
Booth Location #10
CHIC provides Health Information Exchange Services,
MN Immunization Information Connection (MIIC),
Universal Services Administration Fund (USAC),
HealthBio Personal Health Record, and the Greater MN
Telehealth Broadband Initiative (GMTBI) Services.
Catholic Charities
St. Cloud Children's Home
Booth Location #4
Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home has been
working with youth for nearly 90 years. We are proud to
be family-focused, youth-centered and strength-based.
The mission of Catholic Charities Children's Residential
Services is to foster and promote services for children and
families to enhance their growth and development.
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Concordia University, St. Paul
Booth Location #54
Concordia University, St. Paul offers the master of arts
in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Mental Health in partnership with the American Institute
for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (ALAFS). The
36 credit program is offered entirely and focuses on
the direct relationship between mental health and the
law.
Come see the latest titles featuring resources for
enhancing mental health for all ages.
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Booth Location #43
Relying on over 14 years of Partner feedback, innovations,
and improvements, Credible Behavioral Health Software
leverages web, wireless, and handheld technologies to
improve the quality of care and life for everyone involved
in Behavioral Health: clients, consumers, families, care
providers, managers, executive directors, and government
agencies.
Geritom Medical was founded on a strong commitment
to serve and support those with long term care needs
and complex diseases. Established in 1991, Geritom
Medical is one of the top 10 independent pharmacies
in the United States. With over 8,000 customers in the
Twin Cities, Geritom has maintained a stronger
eputation for superior customer service and
innovative support programs. *free delivery 24/7*
specialized packaging* Medical supply division* MTM
support program*.
Headway Emotional Health Services
Crisis Connection / Canvas Health
Booth Location #20
Booth Location #55
Headway is a comprehensive mental health and
human services organization with experienced
professionals providing outpatient therapy,
psychiatric services, and more throughout the Twin
Cities. We are committed to our mission of improving
the lives of individuals and families by providing
services dedicated to helping people in emotional
distress transform their lives.
Crisis Connection provides crisis counseling, triage, and
referrals to individuals statewide. In 2013 we responded
to approximately 44,000 phone calls and more than 3400
texts. We are the only responder in MN to the National
Suicide Prevention lifeline. We are accredited by the
American Association of Sociology and Contact USA, both
national accrediting bodies.
Disability Linkage Line
Booth Location #60
Ingenuity Health
Disability Linkate Line (DLL) is a free, statewide
information, referral and assistance line for all
disability-related questions. DLL directs callers to
community resources and programs to help meet their
needs. Disability Benefits 101 (dbbl.org) is a DLL service
and online tool to educate people with disabilities about
how work and benefits go together.
Booth Location #42
Ingenuity Health is a service of Ameritox, Ltd.
Ameritox is the nation's leader in medication
monitoring offering laboratory services and practice
management tools to help clinicians coordinate and
optimize the care of patients.
Family Innovations, Inc.
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry
Booth Location #16
Family Innovations, Inc. is a counseling services provider
that offers therapy to children, adults, couples and families
affected by a number of mental health issues. We have
nine locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In
addition, we provide home-based mental health services
to children and their families across the Twin Cities.
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Booth Location #21
Booth Location #17
Innovatel was founded by a group of clinical
administrators, psychiatrists and business leaders
with the mission to provide high quality care to
enhance timely access. Innovatel Telepsychiatry is
committed to partnership with providers to achieve
the goal of timely high quality care.
IRCS Inc.
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company is the nation’s marketleading provider of pharmacy services dedicated to the
behavioral health community and those affiliated with
managing the cost and quality of their care. For more
information about our on-site pharmacy models, please
visit us at www.genoahealthcare.com orwww.qolmeds.com.
Booth Location #30
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Vireo is a complete certified comprehensive practice
manage software for behavioral health professionals
in any size mental health or chemical dependency
practice. Cloud based or on premise, Vireo helps
organizations improve revenue collection, efficiency,
improve provider efficiency, organizations long-term
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Janssen Biotech
Mental Health Consumer /
Survivor Network (CSN)
Booth Location #9
Janssen is committed to developing innovative solutions
for the most important medical needs of our time. Over the
past 50 years we have brought to market paradigmchanging treatments for addressing needs in
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's dementia,
and severe pain. Our vision is to transform and enrich
patients' lives by raising global standards of care.
Booth Location #12
Keystone Treatment Center /
Burkwood Treatment Center
Mental Health Systems, PC
Booth Location #24
MHS provides DBT and general mental services.
Programming includes DBT for adults and adolescents,
DBT for adults with mental illness/developmental
delays, Integrated Dual Disorder DBT for adults with
mental illness/chemical dependency, the Thrive
program for adults with mental illness/chromic pain,
and the Vision program for adults with psychotic
disorders.
CNS is a grassroots organization run entirely by people
with a lived mental health experience. We serve adults
in every county in Minnesota, providing support -- our
Warmline; education -- Wellness Recovery Action Plan
(WRAP) and Emotional CPR (eCPR) training; and
advocacy -- our Ambassador Program.
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Mn Adult & Teen Challenge
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Booth Location #59
Booth Location #61
For almost 30 years, Mn Adult & Teen Challenge has been
restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol
addiction. In addition to our effective and affordable
shorter-term program, Life Renewal, and our distinctive
Long-term faith-based recovery program, we have
extensive prevention and transitional / aftercare services.
Featured Products: Abilify & Abilify Maintena
Options Family and Behavior Services
Booth Location #11
Options Family & Behavior Services is dedicated to
providing a person-centered therapeutic
rehabilitation journey to all individuals and their
families with mental illness. Chemical dependency
and/or brain injuries.
NAMI Minnesota
Booth Location #56
Booth Location #52
Keystone Treatment Center: Treatment Tracks Available Adult and Adolescent Alcohol, Chemical, Opiate, Chronic
Pain Management, Gambling, and a specialized treatment
track for Native Americans. Keystone's care allows each
client to experience a truly individualized treatment
experience.
Burkwood Treatment Center: Primary Alcoholism /
Addiction Residential Treatment, Dual-Diagnosis Capable
Medically-Monitored Treatment. Serving Adult Men and
Women, Highly Individualized Treatment and Counselor
to Client Ratio is 1/8.
Kids Peace Mesabi Academy
Booth Location #35
Mesabi Academy is licensed by Minnesota Department of
Corrections and a member of MCCCA. The facility offers
services for delinquent and non-delinquent youth ages 1018 and serves Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction youth to age
21. All programs address issues related to community
protection, accountability and competency development.
Minnesota Center of Chemical
and Mental Health (MNCAMH)
Booth Location #28
Hoffmann Center's North Cottage program is a residential
treatment program for adolescent boys with inappropriate
sexual behaviors and those that are developmentally
cognitively delayed.
Booth Location #58
Booth Location #14
Nexus is a national nonprofit, headquartered in Minnesota,
that helps youth rehabilitate and reintegrate through a
continuum of diversified services. We offer residential
treatment programs, groups home living program,
transitional programs, treatment foster care, inpatient
acute psychiatric care, in -home counseling services,
alternative to residential treatment services, adaption, and
outgoing support.
People Incorporated
Mental Health Services
Adult Foster Care homes services individuals with
brain injuries and/or mental illness on CADI, BI and
CAC waivers. Growing ILS department for more
independent individuals.
Booth Location #57
North Homes Children & Family Services
Booth Location #44
As MNCAMH, we strive to advanced the science and
practice of the intersection of mental health and
substance use disorders through Enhanced IMR and
Integrated IME (Illness Management and Recovery)
curricla and clinical competency assessment tools,
consultation, monthly webinars, workforce
development and a centralized source for pertinent
resources.
Adoption, Foster Care, In-Home Services, Chemical Health
Assessment and Outpatient Treatment, Mental Health
Assessment and Counseling Center, CTSS, Residential
Treatment Cottage, Boys Program, Boys TNT, Girls
Program, Girls TNT, Next Step, Itaskin Center, Stabilization
Shelter Unit, 35 Day Evaluation, Secure.
People Incorporated Mental Health Services is
Minnesota's largest provider of community-based care
for individuals living with mental illnesses.
Programming includes children's and family services;
crisis residences; homeless outreach; residential adult
foster care; treatment services; case
management; and home health.
NorthStar Technology Group
Procentive
Booth Location #32
Booth Location #45
NorthStar Technology Group supports, manages and plans
IT infrastructures to help clients maximize IT budgets and
minimize downtime. As a relationship-focused MSP, we
use extensive experience and proven partnerships with
top leaders to offer trusted solutions. Whether their IT
needs are simple or complex, NorthStar leads clients to
optimal results.
Procentive is a pioneer in cloud-based EHR software
for mental, behavioral and chemical health providers.
Procentive is Minnesota's leading certified EHR with
solutions for practices and programs of all sizes, from
sole providers to multi-site agencies. Visit
www.procentive.com to learn more.
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
Qualifacts
Booth Location #13
Come learn about Direct Care Treatment Programs
and Career Opportunities.
LifeSpan of Minnesota, Inc.
Minnesota Disability
Determination Services
Booth Location #6
Booth Location #23
Children's mental health Services - Day Treatment
MN Disability Determination Services is a state agency
that completes the Social Security Disability decision
using medical evidence from the client's hospitals,
clinics or other institutions. We work with clinics and
hospitals nationwide to ensure that medical records
are requested in the quickest and most efficient way
possible.
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Paradigm Residential Services, Inc.
NEXUS
Booth Location #41
Minnesota Department of
Human Services
Leo A. Hoffman Center, Inc.
Working to improve the lives of children and adults with
mental illnesses and their families
Booth Location #53
Booth Location #19
Nystrom & Associates LTD is a licensed outpatient mental
health and chemical dependency, clinic with eight offices
in Aminnesota. Armits and CTS services are provided in
over 30 counties. For a full list of services and office
locations, visit our website at www.nystomcounsling.com
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Qualifacts is the largest Cloud provider of HER and
billing systems for behavioral health and human
services providers. Qualifacts' CareLogic Enterprise
includes comprehensive, integrated clinical, financial,
reporting and administrative information
management capabilities, which improve clinical
workflow, revenue cycle management, and operational
implementation while exchanging best practices
before, during and after the transitioning.
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REM Minnesota
Ucare
Booth Location #29
Booth Location #27
REM Minnesota provides service options for people with
disabilities. We have established a reputation for
providing flexible service and support options that are
responsive to the needs of individuals, families and
counties. Our commitment is to help people live life to the
fullest in the communities that they call home.
Riverplace Counseling Center
Booth Location #15
Riverplace Counseling Center is a Chemical Dependency
Program which offers intensive outpatience with lodging,
relapse prevention, continuum of care and chemical use
assessments. Riverplace Counseling Center has two
facilities, the men's program is in Anoka, MN and women
are in Elk River, MN.
SOLTRITE, Inc.
Booth Location #46
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UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan serving
more than 400,000 members. Founded in 1984, UCare
serves members on health care programs sponsored
by the State of Minnesota, Medicare beneficiaries in
Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and people
shopping on the MNsure health care marketplace. Our
members have access to a large network of health care
providers.
University of Minnesota Duluth
Department of Social Work
Booth Location #22
Offering Bachelors and Masters programs in social
work. Bachelor of Social Work program primarily
online. Master of Social Work fulfills clinical clock
hours for LICSW. Part-time and full-time options
available for MSW. Emphasis on culturally competent
practice and working effectively with American Indian
communities. Child welfare stipends available.
Wellcome Manor Family Services
Global HD Telepresence and Communication Services.
Booth Location #26
Wellcome Manor is a residential chemical dependency
treatment center for women, women with children,
and pregnant women. A great benefit is that women
may bring their children with them, keeping the family
intact. Clients have the opportunity to address CD
issues, mental health issues, and parenting issues
simultaneously.
St Cloud Hospital
Behavioral Health Services
Booth Location #37
Behavioral Health services include inpatient at St. Cloud
Hospital, Behavioral Health clinic, Recovery Plus
adolescent Program, Recovery plus, Journey Home
Passages and Clara's House
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Booth Location #36
Brintellix - New Antidepressant
The College of St. Scholastica
Booth Location #18
The Graduate & Extended Studies department at The
College of St. Scholastica offers accelerated evening
bachelor's and master's programs in business, geared
toward working adults including BA in Social Work and
Master of Social Work programs. Contact Breanne with
questions at [email protected] or 218-723-6792.
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