23rd Annual Conference

October 21-22, 2019

Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

PROGRAM DESIGN

MONDAY – OCTOBER 21, 2019

8:00 – 9:30 INTRODUCTION & WELCOME

Thomas Conover, MD (CME Course Director) – University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CHILD & ADOLESCENT TRAUMA – DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS & DEVELOPMENTAL IMPACT

Christopher M. Layne, PhD – Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice & Research, UCLA/
Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

9:30 – 9:45 EXHIBITS & BREAK

9:45 – 11:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BEN: DIARY OF A HEROIN ADDICT – FILM & DISCUSSION
Karen W. Malm, PhD & Summit Community Counseling

DEPRESSION CLOSE TO HOME: DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT IN THE PRIMARY CARE (10:30 – 11:15)
Kyle Smith, MD – Psychiatrist – Mental Health Integration, Intermountain Healthcare

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION – IT’S ROLE & IMPLICATIONS IN PRACTICE
Alina K. Fong, PhD – Clinical Director, Cognitive FX

HELPING CHILDREN IMPACTED BY SUBSTANCE USING ADULTS
Troy Dillon Cooper, LCSW, RPT – Child & Family Therapist, Odyssey House

IMPLICATIONS OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES) FOR TRUMA-INFORMED CARE
Christopher M. Layne, PhD – Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice & Research, UCLA/
Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

READY, AIM FIRE!  NOT READY, FIRE, AIM?  THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD DIFFERENTIAL BEFORE PRESCRIBING (9:45 – 10:30)
Kristi Kleinschmit, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor & Attending Child Psychiatrist, University of Utah Department of Psychiatry

SORTING THROUGH RISKY BEHAVIOR, SUICIDALITY & NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY (.5 Suicide Prevention Credit)
Shelia Crowell, PhD – DBT Program Director & Director of Research & Training, Utah Center for
Evidence-Based Treatment

THE POWER OF THE FAMILY: HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY FOCUSING ON WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Jesse P. Higgins, LMFT, CFLE – Utah Juvenile Justice Services & Higgins Family Center

ZERO SUICIDE APPLICATIONS: A PANEL DISCUSSION (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Ashley Donham, MS (Coordinator) – Zero Suicide Program Manager, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

11:00 – 11:15 EXHIBITS & BREAK

11:15 – 12:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

AUTISM EVALUATION & DIAGNOSIS: VIEWS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
Natalie Buerger, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, University of Utah Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic

CHILD-PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPY: A LOOK AT HEALING THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS
Malinda Freitag, CMHC – Clinical Director, The Children’s Center
McCall Lyon, PsyD – Clinical Director & Psychology Internship Program Director, The Children’s Center
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD – Senior Program & Operations Director, The Children’s Center

CREATING INCLUSIVE & ETHICAL COMMUNITIES & PRACTICES (Ethics Credit)
David Derezotes, LCSW, PhD – Professor & Chair of Mental Health, University of Utah College of
Social Work

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR MOOD DISORDERS IN TEENS – BEYOND THE MANUAL
Andrea S. Wister, PhD – Post-Doctoral Resident, University of Utah Health

GOOD GRIEF! A NEW WAY TO CONCEPTUALIZE, ASSESS & TREAT BEREAVED & TRAUMATICALLY BEREAVED CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Christopher M. Layne, PhD – Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice & Research, UCLA/
Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

KEEPING AHEAD OF DRUG TRENDS: DRUGS ON OUR TRAJECTORY & IN OUR STREETS
Joshua Allred, Sergeant – Metro Narcotics, Salt Lake City Police Department

MURDEOUS MINDS: DYLAN KLEBOLD & ERIC HARRIS – FILM & DISCUSSION
Karen W. Malm, PhD & Summit Community Counseling

ON THE RISE: WHAT TO DO ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDERS (11:15 – 12:15)
Stanley Brewer, DO – Assistant Professor, University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

THE IMPACT OF SEXUAL TRAUMA ON THE WHOLE CHILD
Annie Deming, PhD – Licensed Psychologist, Primary Children’s Center for Counseling

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCHEON

1:30 – 2:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

COMBATING ADOLESCENT TRAUMA USING BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATIONS
Brian D. Coombs, LCSW – Psychotherapist, Bio Behavioral Interventions
Neeta Lal, MD – Neurologist

GROW UP! EXPERIENCING UNCOMFORTABLE EMOTIONS IS POWERFUL
Ted R. Barratt, PhD – Clinical Director, Youth Care

HAPPY KIDS DON’T PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE: A GUIDE TO ELIMINATING AGRESSION IN YOUTH
Ben Springer, PhD, NCSP – School Psychologist, Trainer & Administrator, Totem PD and Wasatch
County School District

MAKING SENSE OF THE INTERPLAY OF MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (1:15 – 2:15)
Brenner Freeman, MD – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, University of Utah

MEDICAL MARIJUANA – POLICY & CLINICAL PRACTICE
Jonathan Birnkrant, MD – Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah Health

PARENTS BEHAVING BADLY & CHILDREN NEEDING OUR HELP: MANAGING FAMILIES WITH HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE
Douglas Goldsmith, PhD – Psychologist, Private Practice

SEEING THE LIGHT: TIPS TO BREAK DOWN OLD BARRIERS TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Whitney Duhaime, MBA, MSOL – Vice President, Denials Management, Inc.

SUICIDE AT THE FEMA LEVEL (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Amy Mikkelsen, MPH, CPH, CHES (Coordinator) – Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah Department of Health

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (CONCERNED): THAT IS THE QUESTION: DEVELOPMENTALLY – INFORMED CARE (2:15 – 3:00)
McCall Lyon, PsyD – Clinical Director & Psychology Internship Program Director, The Children’s Center
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD – Senior Program & Operations Director, The Children’s Center

VICTIM OR PERPETRATOR? FORMATIVE TRAUMA & SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
David Walker, CMHC – Clinical Director, ISAT

2:45 – 3:0 EXHIBITS & BREAK

3:00 – 4:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

ETHICS: UPCLOSE & INTERACTIVE (Ethics Credit)
Final speaker confirmation pending

HELPING DOESN’T HAVE TO HURT: BUILDING PROFESSIONAL RESILENCE
Marette Monson, LCSW, MBA – Owner & Clinical Director, Center for Counseling Excellence

KINSHIP CARE: INTERVENTIONS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC & OTHER SUBSTANCE USE
Bacall Hincks, LCSW – Grandfamilies Program Administrator, Children’s Service Society
Hope Walker, CSW – Adoption Counselor, Children’s Service Society

PARENT-CHILD DYAD: WORKING IN THE MIDDLE (3:00 – 3:45)
ElLois W. Bailey, DNP, APRN, PMHP-BC, IFMCP – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Utah College of Nursing

MEDICAL HOME PORTAL: A TOOL FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & THEIR FAMILIES (3:45 – 4:30)
Chuck Norlin, MD – Director & Editor, University of Utah Medical Home Portal

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS FOR NON-PSYCHOLOGISTS
CJ Powers, PhD – Psychology Training Director, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute
Cynthia Palacios-Gutierrez, PsyD – Developmental Pediatric Psychologist, Utah Department of Health Integrated Services

REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER: IT MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU’VE HEARD
Liz Rivera. MS, SSW – SLV Regional Trainer, Utah Foster Care

REUNIFICATION THERAPY: WHAT IS IT? HOW DO WE DO IT?
Douglas Goldsmith, PhD (Coordinator) – Psychologist, Private Practice

SORTING THROUGH THE DIAGNOSIS & MANAGEMENT OF ASD WITH THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM
Julia Connelly, PhD (Coordinator) – Founder & Clinician, The Autism Clinic

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

8:00 – 9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: I’M RUBBER & YOU’RE GLUE: CULTIVATING RESILIENCY IN CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA – Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, Skyland Trail;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

9:00 – 9:10 EXHIBITS & BREAK

9:10 – 10:20 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE: IDENTIFYING PRODROMAL SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESSES IN ORDER TO INTERVENE EARLY
Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA – Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, Skyland Trail;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

BULLYING PREVENTION – TIME TO MOVE BEYOND THE HALLWAY POSTER CAMPAIGNS!
Ben Belnap, PhD – Associate Superintendent of Student Wellness, Park City School District

COLLABORATION BIAS: INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN SLPs & BCBAs TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION
Teresa Cardon, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D – Professor, Chicago School of Professiona Psycholgy

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WHAT’S THE REAL SCAR?
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD – Senior Program & Operations Director, The Children’s Center
Devon Musson Rose, LCSW – Chief Domestic Violence Services Officer, YWCA of Utah

ENGAGING & SECURING CONSENT WITH FAMILIES & YOUTH IN SCHOOLS
Utah Board of Education and Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

I THINK I’M GAY: NAVIGATING & LIVING WITH ONE’S TRUE IDENTITY (.5 Ethics Credit)
Jerry L. Buie, LCSW (Coordinator) – Pride Counseling; Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Social Work

POWERFUL PLAY THERAPY TECHNIQUES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD DISORDERS
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S – Child & Adolescent Services Director, Wasatch Family Therapy

THE POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING TO BUFFER CHILDREN AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF EARLY LIFE STRESS: THE SCIENCE SPEAKS!
Elisabeth Conradt, PhD – Assistant Professor, University of Utah

SUICIDE TRENDS: WHAT THEY TELL US & HOW CLINICIANS CAN HELP PREVENT SUICIDE (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Leah Colburn, CMHC – Children, Youth & Family Programs Administrator, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Amy Mikkelsen, MPH, CPH, CHES – Suicide Prevention Specialist, Utah Department of Health
Michael J. Staley, PhD – Suicide Prevention Research Coordinator, Utah Department of Health Office of the Medical Examiner
Allison Whitworth, MHA, CHES – State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

10:20 – 10:30 EXHIBITS & BREAK

10:30 – 11:40 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BACK TO THE FUTURE: DIFFERENTIATING ANXIETY DISORDERS & THEIR RAMIFICATIONS
Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA – Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, Skyland Trail;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

BEWARE OF THE WOLF: ASSESSING & MANAGING RISK (OR JUST BLUFFING) IN ADOLESCENTS
Sandra Whitehouse, PhD – Director of Psychology, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute

DUAL DIAGNOSIS DILEMMA: MEETING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Ty B. Aller, PhD, LMFT – Training Coordinator, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities
Matthew Wappett, PhD – Executive Director, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities

FAMILY DYNAMICS & SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ YOUTH
Jerry L. Buie, LCSW (Coordinator) – Pride Counseling; Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Social Work

FURTHER COLLABORATION: BUILDING BRIDGES & COMMUNITY SYSTEMS WITH SCHOOLS
Utah Board of Education and Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

INVITATIONS TO ENGAGEMENT: REDEFINING CLIENT “RESISTANCE”
John M. Robbins, PhD, LMFTAgen – Contributing Faculty, Walden University

KEEPING AHEAD OF TECHNOLOGY & STEERING CLEAR OF ITS NEGATIVE IMPACTS
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, MLIS, MPA – Founder, Digital Respons-Ability

WALKING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE: MOVING TO EFFECTIVE NATURALISTIC NEURODEVELOPMENT PRACTICES
Douglas W. Maughan, CMHC – Clinical Director, Daniels Academy

WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO ABOUT SUICIDE (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen, PhD, LMFT – Clinical Director, Flourish Therapy, Inc.

11:40 – 12:50 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

12:50 – 2:15 FEATURE PRESENTATION: WHAT WENT SOUTH & WHAT COULD HAVE MADE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE

Mackenzie Phillips – Actress and Author

2:15 – 2:30 EXHIBITS & BREAK

2:30 – 3:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

ADVICE FROM THE FIELD: MANAGING TECHNOLOGY IN THE OFFICE & AT HOME
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, MLIS, MPA – Founder, Digital Respons-Ability

EASY AS ABCD – THE STUDY: FINDINGS & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
Erin McGlade, PhD – Associate Professor, University of Utah Diagnostic Neuroimaging Lab & the Department of Psychiatry; VA Salt Lake City

EFFECTIVE SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTIONS (Ethics Credit)
Utah Board of Education and Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

GATEKEEPER TRAINING: safeTALK (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Taryn Hiatt, BS – Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Utah

GET PSYCHED ABOUT SOME PSYCH MEDS!
Varsha Iyer, MD – Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institue

MINDFULNESS AT THE KIDS’ TABLE
Camille Kennard, LCSW, CHWC – Flourish Counseling

SKILLS FOR LIFE: BEYOND “JUST SAY NO”!
Craig Zettle – Vice President, National Health Promotion Associates

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FACILITATING POSITIVE GROWTH THROUGH PARENT – CHILD INTERACTIONS
Sara Johnson, LCSW – Therapeutic Preschool Program Manager, The Children’s Center
McCall Lyon, PsyD – Clinical Director & Psychology Internship Training Program Director, The Children’s Center

SUPERVISOR BE MINDFUL: ETHICS OF CLINICAL SUPERVISION – PART 1 (Ethics Credit)
Carol Falender, PhD – Author & internationally recognized expert on supervision & ethics

3:45 – 5:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

AUTISM INTERVENTIONS / SUPPORTS – OUTSIDE THE BOX
Julia Connelly, PhD (Coordinator) – Founder & Clinician, The Autism Clinic

GATEKEEPER TRAINING (2) safeTALK (Suicide Prevention Credit)
Taryn Hiatt, BS – Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Utah

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SCARY! HELPING PREPARE INDIVIDUALS WITH ASD FOR ADULTHOOD
Kristina Cottle Feldman, PhD – Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Instructor, University of Utah
Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic
Crystal Emery, BS – Youth & Children’s Services Manager, Easter Seals Goodwill
Cheryl C. Smith, BS – Past President & Founder, Autism Council of Utah

HOLISTIC APPROACHES WITH BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS
Karen Malm, PhD – Owner & Psychologist, Summit Community Counseling

SUPERVISOR BE MINDFUL: ETHICS OF CLINICAL SUPERVISION – Part 2 (Ethics Credit)
Carol Falender, PhD – Author & Internationally recognized expert on supervision & ethics

TELEHEALTH & OTHER CREATIVE APPROACHES FOR SERVING YOUTH IN SCHOOLS
Utah Board of Education and Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

THE BOY WHO LIVED: HOW AN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM COULD HAVE SAVED HARRY POTTER
Codie A. Thurgood, LCSW – Children, Youth & Families Program Manager, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

THE LAUGHTER ELIXIR: MANAGING LIFE WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF LAUGHTER
Matthew Wappett, PhD – Director, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities

Autism Track
Early Childhood Mental Health Track
Psychiatry in Primary Care Track
School Track

All tracks include keynote speakers.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019

OPTIONAL POST-CONFERENCE OFFERINGS

(See Description in “Highlights” Section)
Held at the Radisson Hotel

8:00 – 12:30
THE DANCE OF PARENT-CHILD ATTACHMENT – MASTER CLASS
Douglas F. Goldsmith, PhD – Licensed Psychologist, Independent Practice

9:00 – 4:30
BOTVIN’LIFESKILLS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY
Craig Zettle – Vice President, National Health Promotion Associates

8:30 – 3:30
CREATING & GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CLINICAL SUPERVISION – MASTER CLASS
Carol Falender, PhD – Author & internationally recognized expert on supervision & ethics

8:00 – 4:30
CAMS SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: MORE THAN JUST A TRAINING
Hosted by the Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health

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