2018 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2018 Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment  

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -- 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Program Schedule

  • 7:30 8:20am Coffee and Registration / Exhibit Area Open

  • 8:20 8:30am Welcome, Opening Remarks
    Robert White, LCPC, Conference Chairman, Director of Behavioral Health,
    University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry

  • 8:30 9:30am PLENARY: Darknet Markets and Disruptive Innovation in Global Drug Supply Chains
    Michael Gilbert, MPH, Independent Researcher, Boston, MA
    offer insights into the composition of global drug markets, strategies for circumvention of regulatory control, and consumer-driven approaches to health education and harm reduction. In this presentation, Gilbert describes changes in the technologies and structures of drug supply chains in the 21st Century.

  • 9:30 10:20am PLENARY: International Perspective on Drug Treatment Policy
    Sharon Stancliff, MD, Medical Director, Harm Reduction Coalition, NY, NY
    Dr. Stancliff is an internationally known expert on opioid overdose prevention and
    buprenorphine use. Providing education and capacity building nationally and internationally,
    Dr. Stancliff has been working with people who have used drugs since 1990 including
    provision of primary care, drug treatment, HIV care and syringe access. Her talk will provide
    an overview of drug treatment policies in different countries such as: Canada, Europe and
    Australia. She will cover topics that include safe consumption, prescription heroin and

  • 10:20 10:30am NCADD-MD Outstanding Achievement Award
    Robert White, LCPC

  • 10:30 11:00am Coffee and Registration / Exhibit Area Open

  • 11:00 11:45am PLENARY: The War on Drugs: Causes, Consequences and Alternatives
    Richard Baum, Director, National Drug Control Policy (NDCP), Washington DC
    Baum, who teaches a class at Georgetown University / McCourt School of Public Policy with the same plenary name, is a policy expert who has worked for nearly 20 years in numerous strategic and leadership roles at the White House NDCP. His tenure at NDCP has spanned four administrations. This speaker’s presentation is free and open to the public; no CEUs or CME credits are offered for this lecture.

  • 11:45 am 12:30pm PLENARY: The Maryland Response to the Opioid Crisis: 2018 Update
    Barbara J. Bazron, PhD, Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health, Department of Health Clay Stamp, Senior Emergency Management Advisor, Governor’s Office Chair of the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council
    Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order on March 1, 2017, declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland. This declaration activates the Governor’s emergency management authority. The Opioid Operational Command Center facilitates collaboration between state and local public health, human services, education, and public safety entities to reduce the harmful impacts of opioid addiction on Maryland communities.

  • 12:30 2:00pm Lunch Two options
    The regular Conference Lunch is in the Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor (no extra charge
    1,000 in attendance)
    The NCADD-MD Awards Luncheon will be in the Camden Yards Lobby (there is an
    additional charge for the Awards Luncheon, limited to 400)

  • 2:00 3:30pm Workshops Session I

  • 3:30 3:45pm Break / Exhibit Area Open

  • 3:45 5:00pm Workshops – Session II Workshops will be held twice, once at 2:00 pm and once at 3:45 pm, unless noted otherwise

    Illuminating the Darknet: A Practical Guide to Understanding Darknet Markets
    Michael Gilbert, MPH, Independent Researcher, Boston, MA
    Darknet markets represent an emerging facet of supply chains for illicit drugs in the United States, but they remain esoteric to many in the treatment and epidemiology sectors. Gilbert will guide participants through the technologies and processes involved in accessing darknet markets, lead participatory exercises that explore the planning and mechanics of market transactions, and answer questions on how to incorporate these understandings into professional practice.

    Psychodynamic Considerations of Compulsive Drug Use
    Clark Hudak, PhD, Founder and CEO of Recovery Network, Baltimore, MD
    Psychodynamic theory and practice has received less attention than that of current problem solving approaches in the treatment of substance abuse. Nonetheless, its place in the field of substance abuse treatment seems paramount to more fully understand an addict’s underlying psychopathology, and to insure sustainability for long-term recovery.

    Attendees will be introduced to a psychodynamic approach of the psychopathology of compulsive drug use, through the application of  psychoanalytic concepts and principles; a model of an addictive personality syndrome, and a beginning application of psychoanalytic theory and treatment
    techniques for compulsive drug abusers in general.

    Extending the Continuum to Support Long-term Recovery
    Tom Hill, MSW, Vice President, Addiction and Recovery, National Council for
    Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

    Following episodes of treatment and/or incarceration, individuals often return to communities that are ill-equipped to support their recovery. This workshop will explore developing communities rich in recovery resources. We will review concepts such as recovery capital, recovery management, and recovery outcomes as they pertain to building strong community networks of recovery-oriented
    services and supports.

    Holistic Pathways: Supporting Wholeness and Enhancing Well-Being in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
    Beth Terrence, BA, CPRS, CRNC, Founder and Director of Holistic Recovery Pathways, Annapolis, MD
    Beth’s vision is to support individuals, families, communities and organizations in embracing holistic pathways that enhance life, well-being and the journey of long-term recovery. It was through her own experience of recovery from addiction, mental health challenges and the physical condition of Fibromyalgia that Beth came to understand the importance of taking a holistic approach towards recovery and life.

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act @ 10: Strategies to Achieve
    Non-Discriminatory Access to Treatment

    Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives, Legal Action Center, Washington, DC
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Despite the law’s great promise, we are far from fully realizing its goal of non-discriminatory access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment. This session will help providers, consumers and
    advocates identify and discuss common problems in parity compliance and identify strategies that will improve enforcement of the law’s important protections.

    Maryland Cannabis Update
    Brian Lopez, Chairman of the Medical Cannabis Commission, Baltimore, MD
    Cannabis for Medicinal use has been legal in the State of Maryland since 2013 and is now available to registered patients with a physician’s certification. This workshop will provide an update on the state of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland and will touch on many of the current issues, challenges, and successes of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Presentations will touch
    on the importance of education for the patients, the providers and the general public and will include the need to develop more comprehensive research on the uses and effects of medical cannabis.

    Using Telemedicine to Extend Addiction Expertise to the Rural Areas in Maryland
    Eric Weintraub, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland
    School of Medicine

    Kelly Coble, MSW, LCSW-C, Instructor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    There is a significant shortage of psychiatrists and, in particular, addiction psychiatry in the rural areas of Maryland. In recent years Telemedicine technology such as video conferencing has been successful in extending care to these underserved areas. This workshop will describe the tele-programs that
    are being designed and delivered to the rural areas in our state. They include direct patient care to addicted patients and consultation to primary care providers that are treating these patients. Specific programs at the Wells House in Hagerstown and the Health Department in Garrett and Caroline Counties will be described.

    The Art of Recovery
    Robin M. Gilliam, Founder and Director, Recovery Art Studio, Annapolis, MD
    Robin uses the healing power of art to fuel her long-term recovery. She reveals her story from crack cocaine overdose in 1986 to over 6 years in recovery, and will delve into how her recovery was strengthened through art and healing. Attendees will participate in a hands-on STARS© Collage Workshop.

    Opioid Related Initiatives in New York State
    Sharon Stancliff, MD, Medical Director, Harm Reduction Coalition, NY, NY
    New York State has multiple opioid related initiatives. A network of hubs is being developed to provide services including low threshold access to buprenorphine, syringes and follow-up to non-fatal overdoses. This requires training a cadre of buprenorphine prescribers and developing relationships with law enforcement. In addition to state-wide free community access naloxone is being dispensed to people leaving incarceration; it is also available without prescription – or co-pay in many pharmacies. This session will provide information of both the development process and the progress of these initiatives as well as opportunity to discuss how they might be adapted to other areas.

    Maintaining Boundaries as a Wounded Healer
    (This Workshop only will be held once from 2pm to 5pm)

    Wanda Binns, LCSW-C, EAP Manager, UMD Medical School, Baltimore, MD
    Peggy Burns, LCADC, Senior EAP Counselor at UMD Medical School, Baltimore, MD
    As mental health providers, we often work with a needy and demanding population. It’s inherent in our roles as providers to maintain our ability to be supportive, educate, listen, and be empathetic without losing ourselves in the process of caring for the client. This workshop will help clinicians to define healthy professional boundaries, and recognize barriers to maintaining healthy boundaries with clients.

    Gambling Peer Recovery: The Collaboration Connection
    Mary Drexler, MSW, Program Director, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, (The Center) Baltimore, MD
    The Center now has Peer Recovery Support Specialists available to help individuals seeking to limit, control or stop their gambling, and connect them
    with the most useful resources in their communities. Collaboration among
    providers, both within and across service sectors, has been established as a best
    practice to address a variety of health issues more effectively. This best practice
    is also true across addiction and mental health services.

    The Grief Process and The Stages of Recovery
    John J. McClanahan Ph.D., CCDC, LCADC, Principal and Senior Provider at McClanahan and Associates, Annapolis, MD
    In this presentation we will focus on the comparison between the various stages of dealing with a loss and the stages of the recovery process. There is a unique bond between the two, and understanding this connection can be extremely helpful, especially early in the individual’s recovery.

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