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March 25, 2020

National Conference Materials Archives - 2012

Recovery Mind Training: Radical Thinking for a Sustainable Recovery
Paul H. Earley, MD, FASAM

Recovery Mind Training is a radical way of looking at addiction that engages patients in treatment and solidifies recovery. It involves learning about two states of thinking: Addict Brain and Recovery Mind. Recovery is a learned skill and is developed by combining elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, 12-step recovery, and neurolinguistic programming. Speaker Sponsored by Affinity and The Farley Center

Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sex and Pornography in the New Media Frontier

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, Director of Sexual Disorders Programs, Elements Behavioral Health

This presentation provides non-judgmental understanding of sexual addiction and its relationship to adult problems with intimacy and healthy adult sexuality. The material will discuss survivor shame as it relates to the shame of addictive sex, while offering clear direction toward sexual sobriety and relationship healing. The effect of the new media frontier will be woven into the growing discussions of how online life affects the problem of sexual addiction. 

Sponsored by The Ranch

Identifying and Assisting Lawyers and Judges with Cognitive Impairments

Diana S. Goldstein, PhD, ABPP, Isaac Ray Forensic Group
Hon. Sarah L. Krauss, Chair, ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs
Hon. Robert L. Childers, Judge, 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court of Tennessee

Frequently, people can identify when a lawyer or judge has a cognitive impairment but don't know what to do about. This presentation will address how to identify cognitive impairments and the more difficult issue of how to intervene in a manner that is effective, respectful, and produces a positive outcome when approaching lawyers and judges in these situations.

Addiction Treatment in the New Millennium: From Jail Cells to Brain Cells

Mark Menestrina, MD, FASAM

The program will provide a review of addiction as a chronic brain chemistry disease, and how and why our approach to individuals with chemical dependence as well as society might benefit from such a medical prospective.

Common Practices, Best Practices and Other Ideas from the Student Frontlines

David Jaffe, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, American University Washington College of Law; Chair, CoLAP Law School Assistance Committee 

Lawrence A. Dubin, Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Amy Timmer, Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism and Professor of Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School 
Diane VanAken, Manager of Character & Fitness, Professional Standards Division, State Bar of Michigan
Tish Vincent, Program Administrator, Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, State Bar of Michigan 

Several Lawyer Assistance Programs are seeing an increase in the number of students being served, while others are not and are wondering why. This panel will review whether the most common practices by which LAPs communicate with students are the best practices, assess if the "continuum of care" for students with substance abuse issues supports students seeking help when they need it, and share ideas for increasing a student's willingness to come forward.

Motivational Interviewing: The Science and Craft of Evidence Based Practice
Mike Stratton, LCSW

Though the need for substance abuse treatment is well documented, those referred for help are often ambivalent if not down right resistant to intervention. The techniques described in the presentation will outline how to establish a collaborative relationship and move towards more than compliance: CHANGE.

Reclaiming Your Authentic Self; Understanding Psychological Trauma and the Brain

Additional Material
Shelley Uram, MD

Dr. Shelley Uram explains how our brains' survival functions often interfere with experiencing our Authentic Self. It is through aligning with our Authentic Self that our capacity to experience life to the fullest is derived. Dr. Uram transforms the complexity of the brain and traumatology into interesting and easily understandable explanations. 

Speaker Sponsored by The Meadows

Love First: Intervention for Lawyers – No Materials

Jeff Jay, Author, Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention 
Debra Jay, Author, Love First: A Family's Guide to Intervention